A guardian home allows families to adopt a breeder quality dog without the high expense associated with the Australian Labradoodle. The guardian family provides a forever home for the breeder’s “pick of the litter,” as the pup will be used for future breeding.
Here Is How It Works:
The puppy lives with the guardian home as their family dog. The dog is your forever family pet.
We the breeder retain the breeding rights for the dog.
The puppies are born at our home and female dogs will stay with us until the puppies are weaned (usually around 8 weeks old).
Expect that your female guardian home labradoodle will have her first litter at approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old.
Expect that your female guardian home labradoodle will have approximately 3 litters.
The guardian dog is usually retired by the time they are 5 years old.
We breed our dogs with guardian homes because it is our belief that every dog deserves a loving forever family. We do not believe in kennel breeding, as dogs raised in kennels rarely get the socialization and stimulation they need. The Guardian Home system ensures a happy dog, a happy breeder and a happy forever family. A win win win.
How To Qualify To Be A Guardian Home:
You must live within roughly an hour drive of Stamford, CT 06903.
You must ensure that the puppy/dog is properly socialized.
You must provide grooming and veterinary care when needed.
You must ensure that your dog is supervised and will not be left alone for long periods of time.
You must be willing to allow the dog to stay with us when needed throughout the year.
You must complete and submit the Puppy Application found on this website.
guardian home frequently asked questions
WILL MY DOg BE A MALE OR FEMALE?
Most guardian homes dogs will be female. However, there will be some males available occasionally
is there a cost involved to become a guardian home?
Yes. There is a payment equivalent to 1/3 the cost of buying a puppy.
who pays what medical costs for the dog?
The guardian home family will be responsible for all medical costs associated with the dog except for any "breeding" related costs which will be at the cost of the breeder.
Does the breeder perform any medical tests on the dog?
Yes! We at our cost, test the hips, patellas, heart, eyes and run genetic disease panels when the dog is six to twelve months old.
does the dog visit the breeder's home?
To ensure breeding quality, during the first six to twelve months, we will have the puppy visit our home occasionally to assess her development and temperament.
what are the basics of the breeding process?
If the dog passes all health tests, she will be bred sometime after she turns one year old, usually in her second heat. Depending on various factors, we may breed her back to back (2 heat cycles in a row) or once a year (skipping a heat cycle). A female will be bred three times and then will retire. Once the dog goes into heat during a breeding cycle, we take her for a progesterone test to determine the best time for mating. This may need to be done two or three times. The test will determine the dates she will come to our home to mate (or to the vet for artificial insemination) and then she will go right back to the guardian home. Ten days before her due date, she comes back to our home and stays here until her puppies are weaned, which is about eight weeks old. The guardian family is welcome to visit once the puppies are three weeks old.