Why Does Ghibli Utilize Guardian and Co-Own Homes?

Without placing future breeding prospects into guardian or co-own homes, breeders must either keep a larger number of dogs or retire their mamas and papas. We love our dogs dearly as a part of our family. We have had to retire dogs because they for certain reasons would do better in a different home, and we are learning that that in most cases, the choice to retire/rehome is not right for our family and much too hard on our hearts. There are certain dogs that will stay with us their entire lives since my heart cannot take retiring my beloved foundation dogs.

We want all our Ghibli dogs to get the time and attention they deserve and to avoid rehoming our retirees as much as possible. In our future generations, we will be looking for guardian and co-own homes to keep our breeding program moving forward and the majority of the puppies we produce placed into their forever homes right from the start.

Co-Own or Guardian Home - What is It?

Guardian or co-own homes get our pick of the litter! We consider the puppy's temperament, conformation, and diversity when making our selection for pick. Your guardian dog or co-own dog primarily lives with you and is your dog forever. If you cannot keep your guardian or breeding committment for any reason, the contract fairly addresses that situation and you will NEVER have to give up your dog if you don't want to in case of moving or other unforeseen life changes. We know our puppy buyers love their dogs as one of their family and it means more to them as part of their family than it means to my breeding program.

Guardian dogs are used in my program if it passes all health testing and titling, which I pay for. When Guardian dogs return to Ghibli for their first litter, their purchase price is refunded and the guardian family is paid a guardian stipend each litter produced. I believe guardian families should be fairly compensated for their committment to helping me achieve my goals. In addition, if you are local to me, your dog can be groomed and boarded here for FREE! for the duration of the contract.

If your dog does not mature to breeding quality, it is spayed or neutered and I sign off the registration papers to you.

Fair Co-Ownerships

Co-owners are trusted with my bred-bys under my mentorship. Each co-ownership is uniquely structured depending on the person's qualifications and experience. I do require health testing above and beyond CHIC standards and I do require some titling before the dog is bred. Ghibli Poodles believes in treating co-owners fairly. We have a title incentive program to reward our co-owners for going above and beyond the contract requirements. We also do not charge more for show prospects; in certain contracts I may ask for a puppy back from a breeding. I do not micromanage or control all breeding decisions. Instead I have fair and reasonable guidelines written into the contract regarding breeding decisions. If you would like to see a sample contract, please email me at tashagrieser@gmail.com  .




Co-own and Guardian references available to speak to approved applicants upon request.