Guardian Program- ( Co Own )

In order to give our breeding dogs the very best life possible, it is important to limit how many dogs we personally keep at our home. But in order to breed the highest quality dogs possible, we need to continuously evaluate and add quality blood-lines to our breeding program. So, how is this possible? For us, and many breeders like us, the answer is a Guardian Home Program. Our Guardian Home Program allows us to expand our dog breeding program the right way... by keeping our breeding dogs out of a kennels environment and in a loving Guardian Home, where each dog is a cherished family members.

In order to be considered as a Guardian Home, you must live within 2 hours of Camarillo, CA (zipcode 93012) and be flexible to drop off and pick up the dog for health testing, vet visits, breeding, and whelping puppies.

As a Guardian Home, you get a high quality, pick of the litter pup for $1800 and you become that puppy's forever home. Babes & Danes retains breeding rights of the dog. For females, this starts at sexual maturity and ends once the female has whelped (given birth) to 4-6 litters. Male dogs contracts tend to be longer and they are bred on an "as needed" basis. 

While the dog is in our breeding program, Babes & Danes pays for all breeding-related expenses. Guardian Homes are responsible for all typical "pet" expenses and maintenance, including, dog food, pet-related vet visits (annual vaccinations, parasite prevention, and checkups, so on), training, etc.

Once a dog passes its health testing, Babes & Danes decides when each dog will be bred and to whom. Females stay with their Guardian Family during pregnancy (normal gestation is about 63 days) and then she is returned to us a few days before her due date (normally around day 52) to deliver (whelp) and raise her puppies. Once the puppies are weaned, which is typically when pups are around 6-8 weeks of age, the female can be picked up by her Guardian Family. When the dog has completed his/her breeding obligations, we pay for the spay/neuter and release ownership of the dog to you so that he/she can return home to enjoy the wonderful life that you have provided for him/her since puppyhood.

There are many things that Guardian Families need to consider. Guardians of females have to deal with several heat cycles and keeping their girl protected from unwanted males. Guardians of females will also have to be comfortable being away from their dog for an extended period of time (normally around 2-3 months each litter). The Guardian Family will need to learn the signs of a heat cycle and be willing to communicate, cooperate and coordinate with us to ensure a successful breeding. Male dogs can only mate with approved females, so the Guardian Home is responsible for keeping the male away from intact female dogs. Guardians of intact males will need to consider the importance of keeping him properly contained to prevent unwanted litters.

We view our Guardian Home Program as a true "win-win" situation. Our Guardian Families receive a "pick of the litter" quality puppy for only $1800 in return for working with Babes & Danes during the breeding years of the dog, and we have the satisfaction of knowing that our breeding dogs are living life as cherished family members.

To qualify for our Guardian/Co Own Program, you must:

. Live within 2 hours of Camarillo, CA and be flexible for dropping off and picking up the dog for health testing, vet visits, breeding, and whelping.

. Be prepared for a home-visit and provide references prior to the dog/puppy being placed in your care.

. Keep the dog safe and contained at all times (fenced in backyard).

. Provide up to date shots, as well as flea prevention, ect..

. Provide basic training that is standard for dog ownership (house, leash, and crate training, and basic obedience). As well as be very socialized with, dogs, animals, new environments, people, and kids! 

. Feed our recommended diet. Or be approved food.

. No plans of relocating within the next 5 years.

. Understand that we are waiving a huge portion of the purchase price of the dog in exchange for a service- you must be willing to be in contact, communicate everything, cooperate and coordinate with us during their time in our program, and be dedicated to providing a safe, loving home for the lifetime of the dog.

If you are interested in becoming a guardian home for Babes & Danes and meet all of the above qualifications, please send us an email down below.