In order to succeed as exceptional breeders of the Australian Labradoodle. We have found that the Guardian Home Program is the best way to accomplish this. This is a very unique program that allows our breeding dogs to live as much loved family members with our locally selected families while participating in our breeding program. This is our way of ensuring that our breeding dogs live with their families in forever homes and still participate in the future development of the breed under our watchful eye. We can’t thank our families enough for the important role they play in the future of the Australian Labradoodle.
The program is only available to families and individuals who live within a 60 mile radius of Great Glen Labradoodles . We ask that you assess your lifestyle, reliable transportation and permanency in the area to ensure that you are able to meet the requirements of caring for a pet, but also meeting the requirements of the Guardian Home Program agreement.
We require the dogs to come back to us for short visits so they can participate in the assessment and testing process, and eventually the breeding program. Guardian dogs are registered with our vet, and Guardians will need to travel for vet visits, such as vaccinations and check ups.
After your dog has fulfilled the requirements under the Guardian Home Program, we then pay to spay/neuter them, and transfer the ownership to the guardian, and they continue to live with your family in their forever home.
You must have a safe and secure environment for a Guardian Home dog to ensure their safety and health. A fenced garden is required, so your Guardian dog can remain secure, but also to keep strange dogs out of your garden.
Our Guardian Home Program dogs are to be kept as house pets and family members. This means, but is not limited to, a high quality diet, routine veterinary care, puppy and obedience training, love, exercise, and attention. We want to be assured that they will become your cherished family member forever in your home.
If another dog is a member of your household, it needs to be spayed/neutered.
Cost Savings: You get a top quality Australian Labradoodle puppy for free. We reward any guardian that achieves service or therapy dog certification, and works cooperatively with us throughout the duration of the contract. Great Glen Labradoodles selects and places our “pick of the litter” puppies in our Guardian Home Program and this allows our families an opportunity to have some of the best Australian Labradoodles as their family pet.
GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM OUTLINE
First 12-14 Months: In adopting a puppy or young adolescent from the Guardian Home Program, the first months are fairly basic. You will pick your puppy up from us and the puppy will live with you as your family pet. Love, training and socialization are the most important things you can do for your puppy at this stage.
We expect the girls to have their first season/heat cycle between 9-14 months of age. Upon the start of their season, you need to contact us immediately. If you do not want to go through this cycle with them, you can bring them to us, and we will take care of them during this cycle to ensure they are not accidentally bred. A season will typically last about 3 weeks. We do not breed our girls under the age of 15 months, or before health testing has been completed. You can expect their next season in 4-8 months.
Sometime between 10-14 months of age, we will request that the dog come and have their health tests done.
We will pay for the full range of health testing to be completed. Once we receive the results from the health testing, we will make a final assessment of adding this dog to our breeding program. If we decide not to breed the dog, we will then have them spayed/neutered for you, at our expense, and the contract is complete.
14 MONTHS OLD AND ADDITION TO OUR BREEDING PROGRAM
If we add the dog to our breeding program, we will require you to bring this dog to us at the start of each season that we plan to breed. Or, with a boy, we will contact you prior to needing them brought back for mating (usually 1-2 weeks is needed for this visit).
With our girls, during the off seasons (if we decide not to breed during a season/heat) you may keep and house her with you, or you may bring her to us to ensure an unwanted breeding does not take place. We do not breed our dogs every season, and typically breed once a year.
After each season they spend with us, the dog will return to you. If we have mated them while here, they will go back home with you during their gestation, and we will give you details as to their care, and when they need to return to us to have their litter.
We require that all pregnant Guardian Home dogs return to us one week prior to their due date. This ensures them time to settle in and start nesting in preparation for the birth of their puppies. Once the puppies are 3/4 weeks old, her Guardian family is welcome to schedule visits with her and the new babies as often as they wish while she is with us. Once the puppies are weaned, the Guardian dog is then ready to go back home with her family.
We require 3 litters from our Guardian Home Program dogs once they are in our breeding program. Each dog will be individually assessed with each breeding and litter produced. Great Glen Labradoodles takes the health and well-being of each and every one of our breeding dogs very seriously. It is our top priority to ensure they are in optimum condition for each litter they produce. Upon retirement, we will spay/neuter them and transfer ownership to their Guardian family where they can be your pet with no further requirements.
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH BREEDING
Any medical costs related to the breeding, and any stud fee costs required to produce the litter are the sole responsibility of Great Glen Labradoodles. Our Guardian Program families are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical care, such as, but not limited to, feeding, vaccinations, flea, tick and worm preventative, just as they would if they had a spayed/neutered family pet.
GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM DOG AVAILABILITY
Great Glen Labradoodles places males and females, puppies and adolescents in our Guardian Home Program. Occasionally we have adults, but more often they are 8+ week old puppies to adolescent aged puppies that become available. If your Interested in becoming one of our Guardian Families please fill in one of our Puppy enquiry forms and indicate that you are interested in this as opposed to purchasing a puppy.