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What is a Guardian Home?

Guardian homes allow us to expand our program while ensuring that each and every dog has an incredible life as a family pet! The guardian home program benefits both the dog, the guardian home family, and the breeder!



  1. You get one of our absolute BEST puppies, typically our pick of the litter!

  2. Guardians pay a $500 enrollment fee to be in the program, instead of paying the full price of one of our puppies. 

  3. We gift our guardian families cash $$$ for every litter produced! We raise the puppies.

  4. We pay for your first training class at the Zoom Room OR with Dianne Keck of Neuro Dog Training. 

  5. We will pay for 5 weeks of training classes when your puppy is 1 year old if you choose to get him/her Canine Good Citizen Titled!

  6. We pay for your dog to be thoroughly health tested (DNA, OFAs, PennHIP, etc).

  7. We pay to spay or neuter your dog at his/her "retirement".


  1. Must live in the Phoenix area and not plan to move out of area for the next 5+ years.

  2. You cannot own another intact dog of the opposite sex. Neutered and spayed dogs are totally OK!

  3. The dog must dwell primarily indoors, be kept up to date on vaccines, free of parasites, and be kept well groomed. Poodles & doodles need to be professionally groomed and clipped a MINIMUM of every 8 wks with thorough brushing in between to prevent matting. 

  4. Just as you would for any pet, you'd be responsible for all "normal" dog expenses, including food and grooming. 

  5. Must pay for and commit to our 4 month S.M.A.R+.T. puppy program with trainer, Dianne Keck. 

  6. For female dogs, the family must be willing to have the dog live with us for up to 8 weeks to whelp and nurse her puppies. Our goal for most females is to have 3 or 4 litters total. If you're unable to be separated from your dog for extended periods of time, this program is not right for you! 
    For males, we may only need him for a couple of hours or a couple of days at a time, but this can be several times per year, which requires a flexible schedule!

  7. Sonoran Standard retains legal ownership of the dog until his or her "retirement"

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