Here at Midwest Doodles our adult breeding dogs serve as loving members of our family. We are now offering a guardian program where qualified families will receive a FREE puppy/dog while we retain the breeding rights. The purpose of our guardian program is to allow our dogs to be a part of a loving family to ensure they have the best life possible with plenty of attention. We believe, by doing this, it allows for us to have a better breeding program and produce the best puppies possible.
Guardian families are expected to properly care for their new puppy/dog physically and financially. We will cover all costs associated to breeding and care for/own all litters produced by guardian family dogs. Simply, you will get an adorable dog to add to your family at no cost, and we get to use him/her in our breeding program. Guardian dogs will remain your forever family pet but will come to us every so often to sire/whelp their litters.
*Guardian families must have*
-A fenced yard
-Previous experience with owning a dog or have adequate knowledge on caring for a dog
*Guardian families must be able to*
-Provide a puppy/dog with proper health care, nutrition, and exercise
-Proper/Intentional training and socialization of puppy/dog
-Keep up with grooming (both professionally and at home) including regular brushing/bathing
*Guardian families must live in Missouri- Preferably near Taney or Stone counties. We will happily consider other counties if guardians are willing to help with appointments and transportation*
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 over for a few days during the breeding process and later, for the duration of whelping her litter. 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. Once old enough, female dogs will spend at least 12-14 weeks per year 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 around the age of 4-6, after retirement the female will be spayed and continue to live the remainder of her life with her guardian family.