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Guardian Home Program

What is a Guardian Home? 


     At Northern Charm Farm we want all of our dogs to have loving, nurturing homes that fit each individual dog’s needs. Because of this we have decided to offer a Guardian Home Program. A Guardian Home is a permanent home for one of our breeding males or females.

     Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our loved dogs as a family pet. Rather than buying this puppy/and or dog you will be putting down a $500 deposit that will be utilized for the spay/neuter procedure at the end of his/her breeding career (3-5 litters or up to the age of 5 for females & up to the age of 7 for males).


     Northern Charm Farm will retain ALL breeding rights. We reserve the right to cancel our guardianship program at anytime if we deem necessary. If you are the guardian family for a female you are welcome to schedule a visit while she is with us to raise her litter (at a time that is convenient for both parties). Guardians of female dogs will be given $300 per litter (as long as litters consist of 4 or more puppies, and once all puppies find their forever homes).

     If vacationing or an emergency situation arises where the guardian is unable to find appropriate boarding/pet sitting services, the breeder will offer boarding services (if breeder is available for the determined dates) for a small fee of $10 a day.


     As a Guardian Home you will be required to pay for the everyday expenses of owning a dog including annual exams, vaccines, food, etc. We will pay for all breeding related costs including health testing.

Is becoming a guardian home right for you?


You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:

  • Have previous experience with dogs.

  • Be willing to provide veterinary references.

  • Be willing to teach basic commands such as sit, stay, lay-down, and leave it.

  • Be willing to socialize puppies/dogs.

  • Must have fenced in yard (we are willing to discuss other containment options).

  • He/She must be an indoor pet and never left unattended outside.

  • Feed a premium, quality food recommended by our reproduction veterinarian.

  • All other dogs in the home MUST be fixed if they are the opposite sex.

  • Provide regular exercise and limit exercise during physical development.

  • Willing to let us, the breeder, visit your home.

  • Contact Breeder immediately in the event of a serious illness or accident.

  • Send a copy of all vet visits to Breeder.

  • Must not allow the dog to mate with any unapproved dogs.

  • Provide veterinary care when needed.

  • If you are a guardian for a female dog, you must be willing to travel or be flexible with pickup times for 1-2 weeks while she is bred. Then be flexible with arranging drop off/pickup 1 week prior to her whelping date. She will stay with us until the puppies are weaned.

  • If you are a guardian for a male dog, you must be willing to drop him off or be flexible with pick up times for 3-5 days for breedings.

  • Be able to communicate with us, the breeder, about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding related.

  • Guardian families for males/females must live within 1-2 hours of Midland, Michigan.

Current Guardian Home Opportunities

View our Guardian Home Contract


Guardian Home Application
Are you interested in a Male, Female, or Either?
Are you interested in a Bernedoodle, Poodle, or Either?
What sizs are you interested in?

Thanks for applying ! We'll get back to you soon.

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