We are happy to be welcome more options to own your very own Twisted Clovers dog. We are looking for loving, caring, families that would like to be a part of making Twisted Clovers dog breeding program better! We are actively looking for family homes to place our up-and-coming breeding females into a home atmosphere.
**Guardian Family Qualifications**
Previous dog experience
Must own and live in a home with fully fenced yard/or wireless containment system
Must keep the dog on a leash or in fenced area
Must be willing to upkeep training basic obedience commands
Must ensure the puppy is socialized with humans and other animals
Must provide appropriate veterinary or emergency care when needed
Must feed the dog a high-end, quality food determined by the breeder
Must be able to identify onset of heat cycle and notify breeder
Must not allow female in heat near intact males
Must not allow female to breed with any dog
Must communicate, cooperate and coordinate with the breeder regarding breeding, whelping and all aspects of dog care.
WHY WE BELIEVE IN OUR PROGRAM
We do not believe that puppies or dogs are meant to spend their lives in a kennel. Labradors are social animals that adore their families and want to be with them, participating as a loved family member. By placing them in a loving home environment that will be their forever home from the time they are puppies, we are ensuring their happiness and best start in life. This gives Twisted Clovers the ability to maintain the highest quality care for our dogs by placing them in qualified homes.
ONLY THE BEST
Our Guardian Home Program allows for our chosen families to have our "pick of breeding dog" and become part of the process with us. It creates a great bond between us and our Guardians. Once the breeding dog has had her allotted litters, she is then spayed and soul property of the Guardian Family. Guardian Families are going to be an important part of our program. We will all get to know each other and become a unit as this journey begins. It's pretty amazing to be a part of bringing in top quality, healthy pups that will make so many families happy.
The Guardian puppy is part of the Guardian’s family forever, while the breeding rights are retained by Twisted Clovers for a set number of litters, usually 3 litters per female, before being released. Once the Guardian Dog has completed her breeding career, she will be spayed at Twisted Clovers expense, and the dog will remain a forever pet of their Guardian Family! From the beginning the dog is a member of the family. We encourage bonding activities, such as taking obedience or other dog classes with you breeding dog. Like any well-loved pet, they need good exercise and lots of play. Some families can join therapy dog programs and visit hospitals, hospice, schools, and even libraries with their breeder dog.
ALL ABOUT THE CARE
Guardian Families are responsible for feeding our breeding dogs, proper dog food which is a must. We are feeding the most nutrient based dog food. You are also responsible for upkeeping the training the guardian dog has recieved. This means that you are working on commands and teaching your Guardian dog new ones. You are responsible for vaccinations, monthly heart-worm and tick prevention, yearly exams done by a veterinarian, proper fencing of your yard, or walked on a leash at all times.
You as the guardian are also responsible for keeping a breeding dog away from any dog that is not neutered. This is crucial and will break the contract in it's entirety. Our Guardian Family will not have our dogs outside for an extended period of time and they will be strictly indoor pets. You are responsible for the best interests of your Guardian dog.
HOW OFTEN WILL BY DOG BE GONE?
Our Guardian dogs may have Health Test related appointments that require them to come back to Twisted Clovers or can be dropped off at an agreed upon vet clinic if both parties agree. When the Guardian female is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female usually has a heat cycle that will last between 14 and 21 days. During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments. The female stays with us for 3-10 days during her heat cycle, to be bred. Once she has been bred, she will remain with her Guardian Family until one week before her due date. At that time, the Guardian dog will come back to stay with us throughout her pregnancy and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned approximately 7-8 weeks later. Guardian Families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appointments while their Guardian Dog is here at Twisted Clovers. We work with our Guardian Homes using a simple contract and we provide support and guidance all along the way, staying in contact through the year. At the end of the Guardian Home Family contract, the female dog belongs 100% to the Guardian Family.
Most importantly, we here at Twisted Clovers love our program and we are hoping for many successes. Our Guardian Families will be chosen carefully through an application. In the event of the program not working for the Guardian Families, the breeding dog must be returned to Twisted Clovers and the contract will be voided. Under no circumstance will any dog of Twisted Clovers be re-homed, this will result in a law suit.
Twisted Clovers' Guardian Program
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