• Guardian Home Program Contract

    We created a Guardian‐Home Program to grow our breeding program while still providing each of our breeding dogs with a loving environment in a guardian family. We refuse to have our beloved dogs live in a kennel environment. We believe that happy, loved dogs will produce amazing offspring. We breed for temperament, health, and physical attributes. Living in a loving home is essential for our breeders to produce top quality puppies. A Guardian Home is not a foster situation. This is a great way for a family to have their very own high quality puppy, chosen by the breeder without the upfront cost of buying the high quality puppy. By joining our Guardian Program, you desire to and act as a guardian for a Doodle dog that may be either a male or a female and is a potential breeder or proven breeder, subject to the terms of this Agreement. The following will spell out the Guardian‐Home Program, including our requirements for guardian families while the dog is a part of the breeding program. The Obligations we will assume as Owner, and how the dog will become a permanent member of your family. Benefits of the Guardian‐Home Program: To the Guardian family: The Dog is “pick of the litter” with an estimated value of $3,000 to $5,000. Your cost is $0, which isn't even a fraction of the full value of the dog. You will pay all vet costs for routine veterinarian visits. Cheryl Spears will pay for health testing associated with the breeding of the Dog. Initial Obligations of Guardian Family: In order to be considered for the Guardian‐Home Program, we require that you:
    1. Live within two (2) hours of Kirkfield, Ontario
    2. Own your own home. Negotiable
    3. Have physical fencing boundaries to provide a safe and secure environment for the dog.
    4. Have reliable transportation and be willing to bring the Dog to us when needed throughout the year for breeding purposes (i.e. testing, breeding, litters, etc). It is also possible for Cheryl to perform the transportation. Details will be worked out accordingly.
    5. Maintain open lines of communication with Cheryl Spears concerning any matter related to the dog.
    6. Must obtain Pet Insurance (speak to breeder about this)
    7. Guardian must first visit the dog at the breeder's location.
    Ownership: Ownership and all rights, title and interest in the dog shall remain with Owner (Cheryl Spears). If the dog is a female, any puppies born to the dog shall be the sole property of the Owner (Cheryl Spears) and the Guardian Family shall have no ownership interest of possession rights to any such puppy or the breeding adult while breeding. If the dog is a male, all semen shall be the sole property of Owner (Cheryl Spears) and the Guardian Family shall have no ownership interest or possession rights to any use of semen. The dog shall be used as breeding adult exclusively by Cheryl Spears and under no circumstances shall be bred to anyone other than as directed by Cheryl Spears. After the dog ceases to be a breeder, Owner shall, by written evidence of transfer, assign and transfer ownership of the dog to the Guardian Family after the dog has been spayed or neutered. Possession: General: Upon the execution of this agreement, the owner shall transfer possession of the dog to the Guardian Family. The Guardian family shall retain possession of the dog during this Agreement, subject to its obligations to return possession of the dog for breeding purposes and shall provide physical care to and supervision of the dog subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Owner’s Possession for Breeding: Female: Owner requires access to female breeding dog for reasons including, but not limited to:
    • Veterinary appointments (to monitor pregnancy – Possibly two (2) visits).
    • Breeding (three to seven) 7-10 days total.
    • Whelping Five (5) days prior to the due date and up until the puppies are weaned at approximately 6‐8 weeks of age.
    • Male: For each breeding event owner requires access to a male breeding dog on 3 or 4 separate occasions, 48 hours apart. Occasionally a fourth breeding is necessary.
    The Guardian Family shall not transfer possession of the dog to any person without the prior written consent of owner. Owner’s Obligations: During this agreement, Owner shall: Provide the Guardian family with instructions concerning:
    • Nutritional and Dietary guidelines
    • Preventative health care
    • Reproductive cycle of a female dog
    • Training
    • Grooming
    If a female, take possession of the Dog from the Guardian Family for purposes of whelping and care of puppies (approximately 7‐8 weeks). Cheryl Spears may visit the residence of the Guardian Family at least once per calendar year to discuss with the Guardian Family any issues concerning the care and supervision of the dog. Guardian Family Obligations:
    1. Raise the dog as an indoor dog. Never to dwell outside.
    2. When left at home safely contain the dog in the indoors or in a safely fenced yard.
    3. Comply with Owner’s nutritional and dietary guidelines.
    4. Provide the Dog with regular exercise and socialization.
    5. Provide the Owner with the name of a veterinarian (below), which shall be approved by Owner, and inform the veterinarian of Owner’s Ownership of the dog to allow Owner to speak to the veterinarian at any time.
    6. Keep up on yearly shots, (DDHP, Lymes, Bordetella, Rabies every 3 years).
    7. Provide basic training (Puppies will have basic training before going to their guardian homes.)
    8. Keep the dog properly groomed, with care given to matting, ears and claws. Please remember these dogs are representing Kawartha Doodles and need to have regular grooming.
    9. Make certain that the dog is available for breeding purposes. We are at the mercy of the female breeding cycle and Cheryl will try to give you beforehand warning but sometimes cycles change. Also, Cheryl may help with transport only if we are in your area. So please be prepared to bring the breeding dog to us.
    10. Notify Owner, (Cheryl Spears) of planned vacations and change of address, phone or email. (in case of need for breeding).
  • Indemnity: The Guardian Family agrees to indemnify and hold the Owner harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, cost, damages and expenses by reason of any damage property or injury or death to individuals allegedly caused by the Dog while in the possession of the Guardian Family.
  • Please include three references, with the person's full name, address and phone number.
    By ticking this box you agree to the Agreement terms above.