GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM BENEFITS
Health Benefits: If assessed for addition to our breeding program, your puppy will be completely health tested, without having to pay for any of the testing yourself. We assess puppies around 6-12 months of age for quality based on our high breeding standards, and then we will pay to completely health test this puppy for things like hips, elbows, eyes, prcdPRA, vWD, cardio, patella, and DNA profiling. Based on those results, we then decide if we will breed this puppy or pay to spay them for you. If we breed them, they will continue to live with you as your beloved pet while not here having/making babies. If we spay them, you have a beautiful puppy for ½ of what you would normally pay for a pet.
Cost Savings: You can get a top quality Australian Labradoodle or Australian Bernedoodle puppy for a fraction of the going pet price.
GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM OUTLINE
First 6-12 Months: In adopting a puppy 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. Monthly visits to insure they are comfortable with the pack here is very important.
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. A season will typically last about 3 weeks. We do not breed our girls under the age of 12 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 this dog come and have a photo session with us. We try to coincide this photo session around an already planned visit, either for grooming or a health testing visit.
By 14 months of age, we will have a breeding program assessment and health testing visit scheduled. 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. This is our way of being able to keep the best males and females from each litter, and then to have the ability and availability to select the best candidates to continue with the breed’s development. If we decide not to breed this dog, we will then have them spayed for you, at our expense, and the contract is complete.
14 MONTHS OLD AND ADDITION TO OUR BREEDING PROGRAM
If we add this dog to our breeding program, we will require you to bring this dog to us at around day 7-8 of the season that we plan to breed for a Progesterone test to determine the best time to breed her. Or, with a boy, we will contact you prior to needing them brought back for mating (usually 1-3 days is needed for this visit). We have found that our boys will get more use in the first year, and substantially less after that. With our girls, during the off seasons (if we decide not to breed during a season/heat) you will need to keep and house her with you in a safe area to keep her protected to ensure unwanted breeding does not take place. We do not necessarily breed our dogs on every season, and each dog will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 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 born and Mom is settled in, 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, sometime between 6-7 weeks of age, the Guardian Program dog is then ready to go back home with her family. By this time, Mom is usually more than ready to have puppies with their sharp little teeth weaned, and to go back home to her family.
We require between 2-4 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. Providence Labradoodles, LLC 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. If we have accomplished our goals in breed development, we may select to early retire them, or we may select to breed them out to the full four litters. It will be solely the decision of Providence Labradoodles, LLC, and it is our right exclusively to make that decision. Upon retirement, we will spay them and transfer ownership to their Guardian family where they can be your pet with no further requirements.