From time to time we will offer a select few puppies available for our co-own program. Now called our Foster to own program. Our Foster to own program is fairly simple. There is a Foster to own contract in detail which the breeder and Foster to own clients sign and agree to.
What is Foster To Own?
Basically you get the breeders pick! The top pick puppy from that litter. This means not only are you getting top pick you have a pup/dog worth so much more than just the price of a pup. She is worth Thousands with a a full litter. If Sold as a breeding dog for example the price for a top quality breeding puppy varies depending on the parents, pedigree etc.. but is usually anywhere from $3000 -$5500 . We no longer a free pup or half price due to bad experiences where people have just taken advantage of or steal our dogs. So you pay full price up-front. Your reimbursement comes when they have the litter or litters, depending on the personal contract each Foster to own has. We have found that almost each Foster to own is unique
Depending on the Foster home (the customer) contracts varie to suit the needs of breeder and that specific Foster home.
Why Co-Own Dogs?
Usual terms are something like this. The breeder wants to ensure the bloodline he has worked hard to get. So he offers this puppy or dog to a great qualified home to live in forever and have a happy full life of love, exercise and companionship. One on one attention the breeder cannot always give. The 2 parties agree to have a set number of litters, in this case I usually prefer only 1-2 breedings. A short commitment just to ensure the future of the bloodline and not to breed this dog continuously just to make money from puppies. This is what a responsible breeder will do. The Foster home will receive at least 1 puppy or the selling price of, based on the current market value at that time from each litter. Again usually only 1 sometimes 2 litters are promised. So for example you are compensated to have the same or double your money back and the pleasure knowing you have a top dog you just simply could have not received without doing such a thing. As breeders will most likely keep all or some of the absolute top picks to continue the amazing bloodlines they have.
What Happens Next?
After agreement us fulfilled the Foster home then has to spay or neuter the dog, $1 is paid off for the balance and you now own the dog outright. Contract is then over. A Foster home is not about making money however. A breeding is to take place on the second or 3rd heat at the breeder’s discretion and not when the Foster home wants. The Foster home notifies the breeder of the first signs of heat (first drop of blood), every heat, whether breeder wishes to breed that heat or not.
Day to day care is the responsibility of Foster home and any breeding expenses or vet care is the responsibility of breeder.
What about the care of the puppies?
Puppies are to be whelped at the breeders house normally, unless otherwise stated or agreed to. Foster home collects dog after 8 weeks and puppies are ready to go. So yes you miss your dog for 2 months out of her life. Not a that bad of a commitment for the compensation you receive. Then you and your dog live happily ever after.
There are certain cases where changes and options are made and agreed to. Discuss it before agreement is made and signed so all parties are happy. You also get one on one breeders helpful hints and recommendations, inside secrets and training. 24/7 access. We want to ensure your dogs wellbeing as we both have an interest in it. All Foster home programs to date have went hassle free when agreement was followed.
We offer an unmatched 5 year health Guarantee on all our puppies. The Top health Guarantee in Canada. THE best breeding stock and bloodlines in the World. Germany, Serbia, Ukraine and more. The best a consumer can look for and ask for. For all things major, including hips, elbows, eyes, degenerative Myelopathy etc…