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 Home’s Family forever, while the ownership and breeding rights are retained by Brookside Labradoodles during the breeding career of the dog. Once the Guardian Dog has completed his/her breeding career, he/she will be spayed or neutered, and the dog will remain a forever pet of their Guardian Family!
Cost to Be a Guardian Home
We are currently taking applications for a few of our select labradoodle puppies to join our breeding program with guardian homes. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our Guardian Home program and live within a 1 hour drive of the greater Sacramento area.
Benefits of Being a Guardian Home
A Guardian Family gets the very best that Brookside 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 standard with temperament as a top priority. Another benefit to our Guardian Families is that their Guardian dog or puppy will be completely health tested at the expense of Brookside Labradoodles prior to entering our breeding program at no cost to the Guardian Family. Our Guardian Families get to enjoy the excitement of being a part of our breeding program, and seeing the offspring of their very own Guardian dog!
Plus, we will award $300 to any family that chooses to train and pass a Good Citizen Class and Therapy Class.
Requirements to Become A Guardian Home
Most all 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, Brookside Labradoodles will have the Guardian dog health testing completed.
When a Guardian female is in season, the Guardian Family is required 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 access to 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 back to stay with us throughout her pregnancy, and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned approximately 6 weeks later. Guardian Families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appointments while their Guardian Dog is at Brookside Labradoodles. Guardian male’s are needed periodically throughout the year to provide services. This is usually a short visit that may take place at our home.
Please contact Bonnie if you are interested in becoming a part of our Guardian program
Guardian Home Opportunities
To be considered as a Guardian Home for one of our breeding dogs, we require that you live within an hour drive of the greater Sacramento area. 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. The Guardian family must have a work schedule that does not leave the guardian dog home alone for long periods of time. Guardian female dogs must not be left outside unattended during their heat cycle.
Each Guardian female and male is individually assessed before determining their required breeding career. Most of our Guardian females will have between 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.
The initial cost for our Guardian program is $300. 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 a 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.
Any “breeding related” medical costs for the Guardian Dog are the expense of Brookside Labradoodles. Our Guardian Homes are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical care just as they would if they had their own dog.