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Guardian Program

In an effort to continue to expand our breeding program, and to ensure all of our breeding dogs live a pampered life with their very own forever family, we have implemented our Guardian Home Program!

Frequently asked questions

What is a Guardian Home?


Our breeding program is designed around our precious breeding dogs living pampered pet lives with their wonderful local guardian family. Placing our breeding dogs in Guardian Homes allows for us to continue to grow our breeding program, and more importantly, ensures that each and every dog in our program is first and foremost a forever family pet! This program is a win-win for all involved....the Guardian Family, Lakeview Labradoodles, and the dog! We do not have kennels, and our dogs will always be house pets and the center of attention in their loving families' lives!

The Guardian Home Program is a wonderful opportunity for local families to have the very best puppy (which was selected as the pick of the litter,) that Lakeview has to offer for just a fraction of the cost of purchasing a pet puppy! Without our Guardian Families, we could not do what we do!
The Guardian Home puppy or dog is part of the Guardian Home’s Family forever, while the breeding rights are retained by Lakeview Labradoodles for a set amount of time (each situation is slightly different so we prefer to work out specific details with each family on an individual basis.) Once the Guardian Dog has completed her breeding career, she will be spayed at our expense, and the dog will remain a forever pet of their Guardian Family!




Is there a cost involved to being a Guardian Home?


Yes, we do not give our Guardian dogs or pups away. The cost of a Guardian Home dog/puppy requires a non-refundable deposit for the puppy regardless of its age, gender, color, or size. Our Guardian Home Families are responsible for normal pet ownership costs to include: routine vet care, premium dog food and supplements, pet supplies and grooming, monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization, insurance, and most importantly all the love and care, and attention possible. Costs associated with breeding are covered by Lakeview Labradoodles. Lakeview will cover the cost of spaying once the breeding career ends.




What are the benifits of being a Guardian Home?


A Guardian Family gets the very best that Lakeview 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 first priority. Another wonderful benefit to our Guardian Families is that their Guardian dog/puppy will be completely health tested by 12 months of age at the expense of Lakeview 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 be placed with families across the country bringing others the same joy and happiness that they have received from their Guardian dog!




Requirements and responsibilities of Guardian Family applicants.


To be considered as a Guardian Home for one of our breeding dogs, we require that you live within 30 miles of our home. It is necessary that you have physical fencing to provide a safe and secure environment for the Guardian dog/puppy, own your own home, and have a schedule that will allow for your dog to not be left alone for extended periods of time. All dogs and pups placed with Guardian Families must be indoor dogs and never be left outside unattended. Guardian Families must have reliable transportation, and a willingness to bring the Guardian dog/puppy to us when needed throughout the year.




How does the program work?


All of the dogs/pups available for our Guardian Program are females. If you are applying for a young adult, or mature Guardian dog, she will already come to you completely health tested, and may have just a couple more breedings for us (depending on her age and the number of litters she has had) prior to her being spayed and released solely to you as a forever pet. When the Guardian dog 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 28 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 approximately 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 have gone to their forever homes, approximately 8 weeks later. If you are applying for a Guardian Home Puppy, she will come to you at 8 weeks of age. During the first year, Lakeview will have her health testing completed. Once we receive all of the results from her health testing, we are then able to assess whether or not she will enter our breeding program. If for any reason we decide not to breed the Guardian puppy placed with you (this is a decision solely made by Lakeview Labradoodles) we will then pay to spay the Guardian puppy at no cost to you, and she will remain a forever family pet with her Guardian Family. If you are receiving a Guardian Home puppy, we ask for monthly photos and updates during the first year so that we can watch her develop, and update our website. We also will require the Guardian Families to bring the puppy to us to visit our home every few months during the first year to assess the Guardian Puppy, as well as build a relationship with her for the future. We want to ensure she is comfortable with our home for when she will be here with us in the future having babies.




How many litters will a guardian female produce?


Each dog is individually assessed before determining its required litters. Most of our Guardian dogs will have between 3-5 litters for us (this depends on whether you have an adult that has already had litters or a puppy entering our breeding program). Female Guardian puppies placed in a Guardian home will have up to (and no more than) a total of 5 litters. The health and well-being of our breeding dogs is a priority to us, and prior to any breeding, Lakeview Labradoodles will receive clearance from our Reproductive Veterinarian. Occasionally we may decide to have fewer litters if we have accomplished our goals in the development of our Guardian dog in a shorter period of time. Again, this is determined by Lakeview Labradoodles.





If you are interested in applying to be a Guardian Family, please take the time to fill out an adoption application first, and we will be happy to contact you to discuss potential upcoming opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have inquired about our Guardian Home Program and have not yet taken the time to submit an application, we are more than happy to respond to your inquiry once we have received your application provided that you meet the criteria to become a Guardian Family for one of our precious dogs.

 

Unfortunately, we are not flexible with the criteria required to become a Guardian Family. In an effort to allow us to focus the majority of our time on our puppies, we ask that you please refrain from inquiring if your family does not meet the full requirements to participate in the Guardian Program.

 

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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