Our goal at Magic Valley Goldendoodles is to create the perfect healthy, happy Goldendoodle. In order to do that, we breed only the best quality animals, so occasionally we keep an outstanding pup from one of our litters to use as part of our breeding program. All of our dogs are first and foremost a family pet and, unlike many dog breeders, we prefer to have every dog live with the same family throughout its entire life. A guardian home will ensure that our breeding parents have the most wonderful life possible.
Here are a few things you should know about our guardian program:
When the Guardian dog is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female has a heat cycle that lasts between 10 and 21 days every 6-8 months. During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments. We will keep a female for 5-7 days while she is being bred. Once she has been bred, she will be returned to and remain with her Guardian Family during her pregnancy (63 days). A week before her due date, she welcome back to stay with us so that we can help her to deliver her puppies. They will all remain with us while she raises and weans her puppies.
Families are welcome and encouraged to come visit their dog and her new puppies while she is with us.
If you have a Guardian puppy, she will generally come to you around 8 weeks of age. During the first year, we will have all her/his genetic health testing completed. Testing can usually be done in two separate appointments--one of them may be overnight. Our guardians may be asked to meet us with their dogs at these important appointments. We test all our breeding dogs for hips, elbows, heart and eyes as well as genetic diseases. Once we receive the test results we decide whether or not the guardian dog will enter our breeding program officially. If a dog does not pass testing or it's decided that he/she will not be added to our program, the guardian family will be offered full ownership of the dog and he/she will be spayed/neutered at the breeders expense.
If you’re receiving a Guardian Home Puppy or Young Adult, we do ask for monthly photos and updates during the first year so that we can watch her develop, and keep our website up to date. We may want to have her come to stay with us from time to time to get to know us and our home. We will also provide a place for her to stay should the family go on vacation or out of town with prior notice.
This is a list of things to be aware of and to be understood by both parties involved: 1) Your purchase price will generally be $400 unless other arrangements have been made. These dogs are the best of the best and would normally be sold at a much higher price than that of the regular pet price. To replace your dog once she is in our breeding program would cost us no less that $7,000. I'm sure this may seem to be a high price at first glance because we only charged $1500 for her litter mates. To replace a female who is in our breeding program who was ready to breed we would be looking for a female who has passed all of her genetic health screenings, one with breeding rights, one who comes from good health tested lines, has Champion pedigrees, and one who is ready to breed but has not yet whelped 4 litter already. This is not a easy or an inexpensive task. Female dogs with these criteria go for a very pretty penny and are very difficult to find. Getting a new puppy with no breeding rights, no health screenings done on her, and unable to produce a litter for an additional 18 months evan if she had breeding rights is much less expensive and less time consuming, and comes with an additional 18 moths of waiting before a litter is whelped as well as having to pass the genetic health screenings. I explain this in this contract to help you understand and grasp what it means for us to be placing a guardian dog in your home. Taking on the responsibility of being a guardian owner is indeed a big responsibility that we are entrusting with you. Having said that we must cover ourselvs should something happen.
2) When your dog is one year old we will begin health testing on her. Testing can usually be done in two separate appointments, one of them may be overnight. Our guardians may be asked to bring your dog to us for these important appointments or bring the dog themselves to these appointments. It will be your responsibility to get your dog to us (so that we can bring them) or to bring her yourself to the appointment set up by us. We will try to work with you on choosing a vet facility that will accommodate the screenings we require but we may require for them to be brought to us and receive their testings from our vet due to cost, reliability, and relationship we have with our current vet provider. We will pay for any cost related to breeding. We test all our breeding dogs for hips, elbows, heart and eyes (there are other health screenings we do but the previously mentioned four are the screenings that must be done by certain qualified veterinarians). Once we receive the test results we decide whether or not the guardian dog will enter our breeding program officially. If a dog does not pass testing or it's decided that he/she will not be added to our program the guardian family will be offered full ownership of the dog and he/she will be spayed/neutered at our expense, and the breeding contract will be void. You will then become full owners to a great family pet.
3) At the end of the agreed upon breeding period (typically 4-5 litters for females and 6-7 years for males), we will pay for the dog to be spayed or neutered and she/he becomes full property of your family.
4) When the Guardian dog is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female has a heat cycle that lasts an average of 21 days but can be as long as 1 month. A female goes into heat every 6-8 months. (Your female will not be breed during her first cycle.) During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments. It will be your responsibility to bring her to our home during this time. It will also be your responsibility to bring her to any breeding related appointments that we feel necessary for her during this time. When a female comes to our home to be bread we will keep her for 7 days while she is being bred. Once she has been bred, she will be returned to and remain with her Guardian Family during her pregnancy (63 days) then a week before her due date, she comes back to stay with us so that we can help her to deliver her puppies. She will remain with us while she raises and weans her puppies Your female will have 4-5 litters while in our breeding program. Generally we breed our females on their 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th cycles. This may very depending on many varying circumstances but you female will NOT have any more that 5 litters.
6)We are willing to take the dog into our care when the family goes on vacation.
7) Our Guardian owners will be offered a discount on any additional puppies they wish to purchase from us.
9) Health testing will be done on the puppy at the expense of the breeder. We make the arrangements for the dog to be tested but then it becomes your responsibility to get your dog to the appointment for his/her test. If the health test results do not meet our breeding criteria then the puppy will be spayed or neutered and will then become the sole property of your family.
Some of the things required to be a part of our program are as follows...
1) All breeding rights belong to the breeder and no breed-able dogs of the opposite sex are allowed in the same home with the puppy or dog.
2)You must live within a few hours drive of Twin falls, Idaho unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon.
3)You must have a fully secure fenced yard.
4)Feed only high quality food agreed upon by both parties involved.
5)You accept full responsibility for the socialization, training and loving of the dog. This will include puppy training classes either at home, or by the methods agreed upon by both parties involved.
6)Puppy/Dog is not allowed off leash while in heat when outside a fenced-in area.
7) If your dog is a female, you will need to be able to bring her to our home for the breeding and whelping period. This time period will be for a week during the heat cycle. Then she will return to your home until one week before the puppies are due. At one week before her due date she will come back to be with us and will remain with us until all her puppies have gone to their forever homes at 8 weeks of age.
If your dog is a male you will need to bring him to our home on an as needed basis for 1-2 weeks at a time throughout the year. We will be able to give you a week's notice before you will need to bring him as well as a tentative schedule of when he will possibly be needed throughout the year.
8) Agree to regular health, and veterinary care, and vaccinations.You are responsible for all health issues not relating to breeding. You will also be responsible to have the dog up to date on Vaccines.
9) When health testing will need to be done, you will be responsible to take your dog to the veterinary facilities to have the tests done but we will pay for them. We typically test for hips, elbows, eyes and cardiac health.
10)Keep in good communication with us concerning the health and welfare of the dog. This may include updated pictures to post on our site.
11)Keep up with the grooming needs of the dog.
If you think you might be interested in becoming a guardian home for us, please fill out the form below.