About My Guardian Program
Here at Golden Light I have guardian homes which give my adult dogs their own loving families who they live with other than when they come to have their puppies here in our cozy puppy nursery. When the dog retires they stay permanently with their guardian family. This gives families who may not otherwise be able to find or afford a great quality & well trained dog a chance to welcome one into their family at no cost to them in exchange for the dog staying with the breeder once a year for 5-6 weeks to have it litter of puppies. When a dog retires, they will stay with their guardian family for life. I am so thankful to my guardian families who give such wonderful lives to the girls in my program.
Female Guardian Home Summary
The guardian female will be entrusted free of charge to the guardian to love on, socialize & be part of their family. The breeder will cover many of the costs of the dog including health testing, annual vet exams & all needed vaccines. The guardian will bring the dog to the breeder for health testing, vaccinations & vet appointments as needed. Once the dog is 2 years old & has had all of its health testing completed the guardian will notify the breeder when the female is in heat & she will stay with the stud for approximately 5-9 days after which she will be returned to guardian home during pregnancy. (Pregnancy lasts 2 months) until 1 week before the due-date of 58 days to have time to settle in. After the puppies are born she will stay with the breeder until the puppies are 5-6 weeks old at which point she will go home to her guardian. The guardian is welcome to schedule visits during the dogs stay with the breeder & the breeder will send updates on the dog to the family. For each of the four litters the guardian will receive a $750 stipend OR a puppy to keep from the 4th litter. Once she has had her 4 litters of puppies she will retire & be spayed at the breeder's expense and the guardian home will receive full ownership of the dog.
Breeder will pay for the costs of:
Purchase of dog
Flight/Travel to Oregon
Microchip & registration
Routine vet exams once a year
Rabies & other needed vaccinations
Breeding related vet care
Breeding health testing costs
All costs of pregnancy, birth & lactation care & supplements
All vet care costs of pregnancy, birth & lactation.
Any vet costs & food when dog is at breeders.
Cost of spay if after 2+ litters
Pay the guardian a $750 stipend for each of the four litters or a puppy to keep from the females 4th litter.
Guardian covers the costs of:
Dogs monthly heartworm/flea preventative
Any vet care outside of yearly exams & vaccines.
Dog’s professional grooming each 6-8 weeks.
Gas too & from breeders or vets when needed.
Mozzie is a very gentle & affectionate AKC Bernese Mountain Dog girl. She is a beautiful girl who is 88 lbs & comes from amazing European bloodlines. She loves kids & is a very gentle giant. She has very laid back & calm temperament. She is an amazing mama & just such a sweet girl. This gorgeous girl is a wonderful companion & family dog. If you are looking for a mellow dog who has already grown out of her puppy stage & is house trained she could be your girl! She is very polite & well-mannered but also loves to play with you when given the chance. If you would like to learn more about being a guardian for her send me a message!
Mozzie's health testing results:
OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbow's - Normal
PennHip: DI of 0.47
PennHip shows no radiographic evidence of hip dysplasia.
OFA Patellar Luxation - Normal
OFA Cardiac - Normal
OFA Dentition - Full/Normal
Degenerative Myelopathy: Carrier but Lewis is clear.
Von Willebrands Type I - Clear
Holly is a beautiful Berner girl with a gentle personality. She is 68 lbs & has a smaller but square stocky build with kind eyes & a blocky square face. She loves people & although she is patient & waits her turn for pets once she gets up on the bed or couch she will stay cuddled up for hours when I have time. She is very good with the other dogs - not dominant or pushy. Her & Westley are especially good friends & love sitting on the couch together etc. She does great with kiddos & loves meeting people. Holly isn’t much of a barker & usually watches through the window waiting for me to get through the door & give her love. This sweet girl is a wonderful family dog. If you are looking for a affectionate dog who has grown out of her puppy stage & is house trained she could be your girl! If you would like to learn more about being a guardian for her send me a message!
Holly is AKC registered & weighs 68 lbs.
Health Testing results
OFA Hips: Excellent
OFA Elbow Prelims: Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal
OFA Patella: Normal
OFA Dentition: Normal
Pawprint Genetic Testing:
Degenerative Myopathy SOD1A: Clear
Degenerative Myopathy SOD1B: Clear
Von Willebrand Disease 1: Clear