Our home is NOT a Kennel or Facility with dog runs, kennels, etc. We make every effort to keep a quiet, clean, and healthy environment for our mommy dogs while they are with us raising their pups. All mommy dogs are treated as part of our family. We do not have more dogs than we can handle at any given time. Our breeding dogs are only with us when they are breeding or raising their pups.
When being a Guardian to one of our dogs, the dogs are placed with you at no charge. You get a great family dog, in return we retain breeding rights. When they are retired from breeding, they are spayed and neutered and permamently reside with their Guardian homes for the balance of their lives
What is a Guardian Home?
A Guardian home is a family that provides a wonderful loving home for one of our intact breeding dogs. The Guardian home provides all normal vetting, flea/tick control, heartworm prevention, and grooming. All testing associated with breeding will be paid for by Gems Poodles.
Qualifactions to becoming a quardian home.
Guardians must have previous dog experience.
Guardians must own and live in a home with a fully fenced yard.
Guardians must keep the dog in a fenced area.
Guardians must be willing to train the dog the very basic obedience commands (off, down, sit, back, leave it, crate).
Guardians must ensure the puppy is socialized to adults, children and other animals this is very important to our breeding program!
Guardians must provide appropriate veterinary or emergency care when needed.
Guardians must feed the dog a diet approved by the breeder which would be any of the high end grain free dog food.
Guardians must be able and willing to identify and notify us immediately when a female begins her heat cycle.
Guardians must not allow the female in heat near any other intact males.
Guardians must not allow a male guardian to breed with unapproved females.
Guardians must live within a reasonable driving distance from Nampa Id, no more than 2 hours and be willing to transport dog to vet app when needed.
Guardians must communicate, cooperate and coordinate with the breeder regarding testing, mating, whelping, and other breeding related activities.
Guardians current pets must be altered
Guardians must be willing to undergo our screening process including home visits.
Why do we need Guardian Homes?
Here at Gems Poodles we do not believe in dogs living in kennels full-time. Standard Poodles do not do well in kennel enviroments. They are people dogs and want to be with people not in a kennel. We like to watch a couple pups from a litter to see who will mature into the breeding dogs we want to use to continue on with our breeding program. Once we decide who we are keeping we like to place them into homes where they will get the individual attention they deserve.
Males are kept intact for their lifetime and are used as needed. Females are usually bred 2-3 times and then are altered.
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful program please watch our site. We will update the site letting you no we have spots open. At that time please email us.
Ken and Jerilynn McRae