The guardian program is designed to benefit everyone involved, the puppy, the guardian home, and us, an Australian Labradoodle breeder. We are so thankful for our guardian homes and are always in need of others that are interested, so that we can continue the successful way our breeding program works without ever needing to kennel raise a dog. Labradoodles are social animals who adore their families, who want to be with them, and want to be involved in the daily happenings of the family. They deserve a loving family and home after leaving the care of our family. We have poured our hearts into our babies. Will you be the next loving home for one of our precious puppies? We choose our future breeding dogs very carefully, and only those with qualities that we want to see continue are kept as our “pick of the litter” for breeding. Our guardian homes receive the best we have to offer when we place a potential future breeding dog with them. Not only are they receiving what we consider to be worthy of continuing a line, but we also completely health test the dogs, at our expense, when they are at the appropriate age. By the time one of our puppies is raised and tested to the strict standards we hold, we have invested a great deal into ensuring they are healthy and genetically sound. Our puppies are sent to families across the world, bringing joy and happiness to their lives. Being a guardian family gives you the chance to be a part of that. To be considered as a guardian home for one of our puppies we require that you live within 20 minutes of Sparta, MI.
We typically place our puppies with guardian homes when the puppy is between 8 – 12 weeks of age. In order to be considered as a guardian family, you must be able to meet these minimum requirements and provide the following for the dog:
You must be a homeowner, not a renter. Your home must have a physical fenced yard. No underground electronic fencing. Occasionally we will consider a home that does not have a fenced yard but only if the Guardian family agrees to keep the dog on a leash at all times when out of a physically fenced area.
Feed the food and supplement we require and recommend.
Training. Families must complete Levels 1 and 2 training classes by the time puppy is 8 months of age, and provide proof of training to us. These are basic level classes that provide socialization, manners, and basic commands necessary for a well behaved dog, not just for one of our future breeding dogs. The time you put in with training will be well appreciated by anyone who comes in contact with your dog. For families who test for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and the dog successfully passes, we will honor you with a special gift for a job well done with one of our babies!
Vaccinations per our vaccine protocol.
Professional grooming every 4-6 weeks adhering to the approved cut and look.
Monthly photos. We need to see how our dogs are maturing in between the visits they make to our home, plus we just simply want to see them! Photos taken with a phone are fine. We do not need high quality pictures.
A work schedule that does not leave puppy home alone more than 4 hours a day. If one or both adults in the household work full time, then professional daycare must be provided so that puppy receives necessary socialization and proper energy outlet opportunities.
Transporting the puppy/dog to us when needed for health testing and breeding.
The above requirements are simple and look out for the well being of each of our dogs. They are likely not much more than you’d be doing for your own puppy, if you purchased one outright. If you feel you can meet the above requirements, please email us through our contact page for our full packet of info about the program.