HOW IT WORKS
You get your puppy for free and your puppy who becomes a mature dog lives with you and becomes a member of your family, while we retain breeding rights and title. Once the dog is finished with their breeding career, they may be spayed/neutered and all rights will then be transferred to you.
As a Guardian Family, you would be responsible for all the normal pet care, such as: feeding, grooming, normal vet visits, flea/tick prevention, training and toys. We will be responsible for any breeding related expenses such as: breeding fees, ultrasounds, microchips and hip/elbow, eye testing, or anything else associated with breeding.
Typically a female dog cycles every 6 – 9 months. After they are about 1.5 years old we may begin breeding them. Prior to breeding, we do a variety of different tests on them to ensure they are the best dogs for breeding. We will ask that you contact us at the start of her next heat. We will determine the breeding days and coordinate to have her here for breeding. She may or may not then returns to you. We will breed female Guardian Dogs 2-4 times.
For our studs, the commitment is higher as we can use our studs more often. Generally we ask that our studs live in Washington, a little closer to where we live to make this easier for everyone. Our studs go through all the same testing and we may begin using them around 1.5 years old. Once our most fertile female breeding days have been determined figured out, we will ask the stud to be delivered for a short window of time and then picked back up to allow rest for the stud between breedings.
If for some reason your new puppy does not meet our breeding standards you will be able to purchase the dog for a greatly reduced cost. In most cases your new dog will meet the requirements and then you do not have to pay anything for your new family member as long as they are bred at a minimum of three times.
GUARDIAN HOMES REQUIREMENTS
*You must live within a reasonable distance of Arlington, Washington.
*Own your own home or have a history of renting.
*Have prior experience owning, raising and training a dog.
*Have a secured safe yard for the dog.
*Commit to provide premium food, Costco name branded food is perfect. Use Puppy high protein quality food for the whole 1st year.
*Make sure the dog gets 15-30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week.
*You must accept and follow Laurel Hills recommendations for the dog puppy’s basic health care and vet care such as vaccine schedules, the use of certain medications, etc.It’s really not hard, just common sense.
*Commit to drive the dog to us for breeding purposes or testing when we request.
*If a move is necessary you must communicate with us immediately to discuss it.
*Understand the process involved with caring for fertile and intact males or females and commit to assume those responsibilities and keep them safe. Stuff happen when a female dog comes into heat or season. This is what it’s critical to each cycle written and projected out. Here communication needs to be 100% with Laurel Hills accurate.
*Make sure no other intact dogs are on your premises to prevent unplanned mating or viruses. You need to be careful always where your Guardian dog is going.
*You must be willing to maintain open and honest, truthful lines of communications with Laurel Hills
*Poodles with any matter related to the dog/puppy by providing us with a monthly update on the dog/puppy at the first of every month. This includes a monthly photo of the puppy e-mailed. We have learned that Trust is Earned and Quickly Lost.
*Notify Laurel Hills of new contact information if there is your cell number or e-mail changes. We are big on communication.
*Laurel Hills must be allowed to potentially visit your home.
*Commit to love this puppy who becomes a mature dog for many years to come and will provide them with proper nutrition, veterinary care, obedience training and exercise they need to have a full and happy life.
If Laurel Hills is dissatisfied with the progress of the dog, he or she might have to be returned to us.
Legend will be approximately 25lbs
AKC Registered Poodle
Born October 14th 2022
Legend is such a sweet sweet medium poodle! He is an older puppy as he had a broken leg as a young puppy and has to stay with us until he is fully healed. What this means for his future family is he is very used to being in our home and hanging out with the family. He is treat driven and easy to train. Legend has normal puppy energy but has gotten used to his one on one time sitting on our laps and cuddling each day as he was on strict bed rest. Legend will be a good fit for families with or without children and is good with other dogs and pets.
* Legend will remain intact so must be at a home with no intact females.
* Must live near Arlington Wa
Misty will be approximately 18lbs
AKC Registered Poodle
Born Jan. 3rd 2023
Misty is in our opinion the cutest little fluff ball around! She is super friendly and curious about everything. This little girl is very athletic and energetic and great with my other animals of all types. Misty is started on dog door training and crate training though is not proficient in it at this point. She has normal puppy energy but is always the first to come up and greet a new friend. She will be ready to go to her guardian home on March 11th.