We are taking applications for Guardian Homes. See Below for details
How It Works
We at California Goldendoodle Ranch raise our puppies with the highest of care and nutrition. In order to provide a loving home environment for our adult breeding dogs, who serve as loving members of our family, we provide guardian homes for our breeding line, to ensure we are able to give these dogs the best possible home life while being able to expand and produce healthy, well adjusted puppies. This program allows us to limit the number of dogs we have living in our home. Qualified families will receive a FREE puppy while we retain the breeding rights (small deposit required).
Guardian families are expected to properly care for their new puppy physically and financially. We will cover all costs associated to breeding and care for the litters produced by guardian family dogs. Basically, you will get an high quality dog to add to your family at no cost, and we get to breed him/her in our breeding program. Guardian dogs will remain your forever family pet but will come to us to sire/whelp their litters.
-A fenced yard
-Experience with owning a dog or have adequate knowledge on caring for a dog
Guardian families responsibilities
-Provide a puppy/dog with proper health care, nutrition, and exercise
-Properly train and socialize a puppy with appropriate tools and methods
-Keep up with grooming (both professionally and at home) including regular brushing/bathing
Owning a female guardian dog:
Once your dog is of age, has passed all of her health testing, and is ready to breed (typically on the second heat cycle) we will have your dog for a few hours each day (typically 3 days) during her heat cycle for breeding. After your dog has been bred she will return to her guardian family who will care for her during her pregnancy. She will then come back to us a week before she is due to whelp her litter.
Female dogs will spend approximately 6-8 weeks per year, for two consecutive years in our care to whelp, raise, and wean their puppies (guardian families are always welcome to visit).
Guardians must be able to detect a heat cycle and keep females away from intact male dogs during this time. Females retire at approximately age 4 (typically after having 2 litters). After retirement the female will be spayed and continue to live the remainder of her life with her guardian family.
Owning a male guardian dog:
Once your dog is of age, has passed all of his health testing, and is ready to breed (whenever he has matured) our male dogs will spend a few hours each day for approximately 3 days in a row at the vets office when needed during breeding. Guardians must be able to keep male dogs away from intact female dogs in heat. Males retire at around the age of 5-7, after retirement the male will be neutered and continue to live the remainder of his life with his guardian family.
-For Doodles: We ask that you let the puppy’s coat grow out until around 6-9 months, although hair around the face, on the belly, and under the tail must be kept trimmed. No Shaving for the first year. Brushing and bathing should be done regularly.
-We may occasionally ask to make arrangements to pick up the puppy/dog throughout various stages in its life to get photos taken to display on our website/social media channels.
-Guardian dogs are to be kept on a healthy diet at all times including feeding our chosen food brand and any required supplements.
-Guardian families are required to take their puppy/dog to the vet for its annual vaccines and whenever medical care is needed (aside from breeding related visits).
Guardian families must live in Southern California area, no more than 60 miles outside of Orange County.