Donna Ehmann
Phoenix, Az

Guardian Program

I am not your average breeder. I believe that a dog is a pet and not a baby making machine. Having said that I have developed a guardian program for my female dogs.

This program enables me to place my breeding females in potential forever homes during the first 5 to 6 years of their lives.

My guardian program is designed to maximize the socialization of my dogs. I want them all to be raised in a loving home environment.

My dogs’ health, happiness and well being are always number one to me.

Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to fill out an application. However, this is a very selective program. I only allow highly qualified people and families to be a guardian to my girls. After filling out and emailing back the application, I will set up a phone interview with you. Then, I will possibly conduct a home visit.  As said, I am very strict and selective.

This placement allows my girls to have the best of both worlds. They get to live, play and be socialized with a loving person/family and they get to experience all the joys of motherhood.
My dogs all live in my home, but in all reality as a breeder and pet lover you have to put a limit on the amount of dogs you can have in your house!

There are an over abundance of pro’s to being a guardian person/family, but there are also a few con’s as well….


The person/family incurs only minimal monetary cost during the years of fostering.  I pay for many things, including: vet bills, vitamins, grooming, etc.

When the dog reaches retirement age, I will have the dog spayed and teeth cleaned (if needed). Then, the person/family gets the dog at no cost.

The person/family receives the priceless love and companionship of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

If at anytime the guardian program is not for you I will take the dog back.

If for some reason the dog you decide being a guardian is not for you. I will take her back.


The dog is ultimately mine!

The dog will come back to me every time she is in heat. I will then possibly breed her over the next couple of weeks and then she will go back home to you.

The dog will come back to me two weeks prior to whelping and during lactation. This lasts approximately 6-8 weeks. She will then go back home with you until her next heat.

When the dog goes back home post lactation she will look different. She will have lost all of her baby weight and then some. In addition, she will blow her coat. So, she will have a lot less hair.

We have a few puppies coming up soon that we are hoping to keep that will need fosters.

Application – Guardian Program

Please Email application (with any pictures attached) to