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Bernedoodle Guardian Program


Each one of our dogs deserves to be a part of a devoted loving famliy and live in a secure home setting. We are so excited to be implementing our new Bernedoodle Guardian Program and searching for the right family to be part of our program! We are looking to place one F1 female pup in early 2018. This pup is out of European world wide champions and has excellent health tested lines as well as gentle natured temperament. This female will look similar to the photo below and grow to be about 60-70 pounds as an adult. A guardian home is not a foster home. It is a forever home for you and one of our carefully selected puppies. Once the Guardian Dog passes extensive health testing they will become part of our breeding program and remain in your care until shortly before the litter is due. They will remain with us until the litter is weaned and then returned to your care.










The benefits of becoming a guardian home:

  • Getting "pick of the litter" from top quality world wide champion bloodlines chosen by Beck Kennel.

  • We pay for the spay or neuter after the dogs breeding period has ended and we transfer ownership to you. 

  • Daycare and puppy play dates during contract (need to be scheduled).


Our guardian homes are very carefully chosen. Here is a list of some expectations needed to become a guardian home for Beck Kennel:

  • Live within 1 hour of Dubuque, IA.

  • Be able to provide a safe, clean, loving forever home.

  • Guardian families must own their own home and ​provide a secure outdoor area that is connected to the family home for the dog to use. Guardian Home Dogs must have secure, physical fencing to prevent unwanted breeding.

  • There must be a caregiver home for at least half of the day, everyday.

  • Your schedule must be flexible and allow for transportation to the veterinarian for health testing, appointments related to breeding required by the breeder and for breeding.

  • Previous dog experience is a plus.

  • Must be willing to complete at least 1 course of obedience classes with a potential goal of earning the AKC CGC title.

  • Must not own or allow access to any intact dogs of the opposite sex.

  • Must be able to afford high quality dog food that breeder has approved of, NuVet Plus vitamin supplements, regular grooming every 6-8 weeks, regular vet checkups, vaccinations as well as flea/tick & parasite control.

  • Have refferences from your veterinarian. 

  • Be willing and able to socialize your puppy.

  • Must sign a contract to keep your puppy on a leash during heat cycles (15-21 days every 6 months for females) until breeding contract is over.

  • Must be willing to give up your female dog for each whelping. This will total to about 9 weeks each time, 1 week before whelping to adjust, and then raising of puppies to 8 weeks. Expect minimum of 4 litters before we retire your dog. 

  • Time and travel to our home for breeding or whelping.

  • If you are a Gaurdian Family of one of our male dogs, we will need to bring females to your home for brief engagements.​

  • Refrain from agility, jumping, excessive use of stairs and long distance running during the puppies first 18 months. Over working the hip joints at a young age is known to cause Hip Dysplasia, even if the dog is not genetically vulnerable to develop Hip Dysplasia. 

 If you are interested in being a Guardian Family please email us about you and your family. DO NOT contact us if you are just interested in getting a "free" puppy, Guardian Families have more responsibilities than the average dog owner.

Beck Kennel retains the right to refuse anyone interested in this program that we do not feel is a good match for a dog or the program. 

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