Could you look after an amazing Canine Partners Brood Bitch?

BBH Sarah and husband with Pebbles litterWe are on the lookout for volunteers to provide a home for a Canine Partners Brood Bitch and support her as she brings the next generation of assistance dogs into the world.

What does the role involve?

Being a Brood Bitch Holder means that you will get a well-socialised dog to live with you as part of your family, with all the support, guidance and advice you need to continue her training.

You will have the opportunity to raise a litter of puppies, with a member of our breeding team on hand every step of the way to give you all of the support and guidance you need (you don’t need any previous experience!)

I have brood bitch Winnie and look after her, making sure she is healthy and ready for when she has a season and then to have her pups. The charity is always behind you and the breeding department is always on the end of the phone, so even if you’ve never had a dog they are there for you every step of the way.

Hazel Clutton, who looks after brood bitch Winnie

Each brood will have approximately four litters (one litter a year) before being retired.

What support will I receive?

  • Regular and ongoing support, guidance and advice
  • Access to 24-hour support from a member of our experienced breeding team.
  • Financial support – we will provide food, routine treatments and cover the cost of veterinary treatments.
  • All of the equipment required for when the puppies arrive is provided.

Why become a Brood Bitch Holder?

  • You will get a well-socialised dog to live with you as part of your family, with all the support, guidance and advice you need to continue her training.
  • The opportunity to raise a litter of puppies – a member of our breeding team will be on hand every step of the way (day or night) to give you all the support and guidance you need. You don’t need previous experience of having litters!
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people and help others.
Lyn Owen, , Puppy Training & Breeding Manager

“We are building our breeding programme to provide more amazing dogs, so the role of Brood Bitch Holder is crucial to our future.”

– Lyn Owen, Puppy Training & Breeding Manager

Watch our video featuring Brood Bitch Holder Tina Williams

Who can become a Brood Bitch Holder?

You do not need to have any prior experience, as all of the relevant support and training will be provided.

However, to care for one of our breeding stock you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Live within the designated area – please see map below
  • Be a dog lover interested in volunteering with dogs and have a calm and caring disposition
  • Have time to devote to the brood and her litter. The brood cannot be routinely left for more than 4 hours in a day
  • Have space within the home for the brood bitch and her litter
  • Have access to a car and be willing to drive the brood bitch on essential journeys such as vets appointments and pre-mating tests as required

We are looking for Brood Bitch Holders in the below area:

Canine Partners looking for Brood Bitch Holder volunteers in this area

> Read our Brood Bitch Holder FAQs

How do I apply to become a Brood Bitch Holder?

If you have any questions about becoming a Brood Bitch Holder for Canine Partners or would like to apply please fill in the enquiry form below and a member of our breeding team will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can call Sian Evans on 01530 225943.

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