We are currently taking applications for a few of our select labradoodle puppies to join our breeding program in a Guardian Home. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our Guardian Home Program.
You must live within 1 hour (100 miles) of the Phoenix, AZ area.
Our Guardian Home Program allows for local families to have a "pick of the litter puppy". The guardian home puppy or dog is part of the guardian's home's family forever, while the breeding rights are retained by Laurel Grove Australian Labradoodles during the breeding career of the dog.Once the guardian dog has completed his/her career, he/she will be spayed or neutered, and the dog will remain a forever pet with their guardian family!
Guardian Home Responsibilities
Guardian home families are responsible for the general routine veterinary care and wellness of the guardian puppy/dog placed with them. This means annual vaccines, feeding high quality dog food, grooming, monthly heart worm prevention, flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization,and most importantly all the love and care and attention possible.
Benefits of Being a Guardian Home
A guardian family gets the very best that Laurel Grove Labradoodles has to offer in the Australian Labradoodle! This means that we choose our breeding stock based on the best qualities that are outlined in our breed standards with temperament as a top priority. Another benefit to our guardian families is that their guardian puppy will be completely health tested at the expense of Laurel Grove Labradoodles prior to entering our breeding program. Finally,seeing the offspring of their very own guardian dog is exciting and a great experience for children and all family members.
Plus, we will award up to $150 to any family that chooses to train and pass a Good Citizens Class, Initial Training and or Therapy Class.
Requirements To Become a Guardian Home
To be considered as a guardian home for one of our breeding dogs, we require that you live within an hour drive of Phoenix, AZ. It is necessary that you have physical fencing to provide a safe and secure environment for the guardian dog/puppy. All dogs and pups placed in guardian families must not be left outdoors for prolonged periods of time. Guardian females dogs must not be be left outside unattended during their heat cycle.
Most of our dogs/pups available for our Guardian Program will be females. Occasionally we will have a male available as well.During the first year, Laurel Grove will have the guardian dog health testing completed. When a guardian female is in season, the guardian family is to contact us immediately. An intact female usually has a heat cycle that will last between 14 and 21 days.During this time we will need to access her for breeding related appointments. Once she has been bred, she will remain with her guardian family until one week before her due date.At that time, the guardian dog will come stay with us at Laurel Grove throughout her pregnancy, and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned approximately 6-7 weeks later. Guardian families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appointments while their guardian dog is at Laurel Grove. Guardian males are needed periodically throughout the year to provide services, this is usually a short visit. Each guardian females will have 3-4 litters.The health and well being of our girls is a priority to us. The guardian male career is assessed yearly but could last up to 7 years.
Please contact us should you have additional questions about becoming a Guardian Family