Guardian Family Program

Our dogs are our hearts! At Arrowhead Australian Labradoodles (AAL) we want all of our pets and breeding dogs to live a life full of happiness and love! Australian Labradoodles (ALDs) are intelligent, happy, and loyal pups. This makes them a wonderful addition to a loving and caring family. We want all of our dogs to live in a family environment and never be isolated in a kennel setting. 

 

We are searching for approved families to qualify for our guardian home program for our future breeding dogs. Both the guardian family and the breeding dog will be an extremely important part of our program. We will network with this family continuously. This program provides a unique opportunity for local families to become forever paw-rents of a breeding dog. These forever paw-rents love and care for the puppy/dog, taking care of its everyday care and expenses. AAL covers all breeding-related expenses while retaining ownership and breeding rights until the Guardian contract is completed. Once the contract has been fulfilled, AAL retires the dog and will spay/neuter it at its own expense. The ownership of the dog is then transferred to the guardian family. 

 

Our breeding dogs are a “pick of the litter” puppy chosen by Brandon and me. We choose this puppy based on many factors such as health, structure, pedigree, temperament, and coat type. All hopeful breeder puppies are health and genetic tested. This puppy will meet or exceed breed standards. Breeding puppies are placed with their guardian families around 10-12 weeks of age. The breeding dog will come to Arrowhead Australian Labradoodles for breeding. He/she will be returned once successful breeding occurs. Males are only away from their guardian family for a very short period of time. The female will come back to AAL to deliver, nurse, and wean her puppies. She will remain with our family for a period of 8 weeks defined by when her puppies go to their forever families. At that time, she will be returned to her guardian family. We completely understand that 8 weeks is a very long time to go without your best friend and favorite pet. We strongly urge and welcome the guardian family to visit her with scheduled appointments. 

Requirements to become a Guardian family:

Guardian families will acquire their puppy at a much-reduced price. There is a  small fee to become a  Guardian.  The family must comply with the contract. 

  • Location - within 3 hours of 71225

  • Flexible schedule {Someone home part of the day (stay at home parent or work from home) - required post COVID too} 

  • Notify us immediately when the dog is in season/injury/illness

  • Own your own home and have a fenced yard (physical fence)

  • Keep the dog on a leash if not inside your yard

  • No dog parks/playing/living with dogs that are not spayed/neutered

  • Training as outlined by program & never strike the dog

  • Pics and updates at least monthly

  • Grooming and maintenance

  • Feed approved food and treats only

  • Visit our home periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable with us.

  • Bring the dog to Arrowhead as needed for health testing, breeding, whelping, photoshoots, or as requested.