Guardian Home FAQ
Q) What is a guardian home?
A) Our guardian home program allows for families that live within 100 miles of Lake City, Florida, to have our pick of the litter puppy. From time to time, we may have an excellent adolescent or adult breeding dog, as well. These guardian home pooches are placed for just a fraction of the price.
The guardian home puppy or dog is part of the guardian home’s family forever while the breeding rights are retained by Hidden Lake Labradoodles. There are time limits on a breeding dog’s career--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 his or her breeding career, they will be spayed or neutered at the expense of the guardian home, and will remain the forever pet of the guardian family!
Q) Is there a cost involved to be a guardian home?
A) Yes. We do not give our guardian dogs or pups away. The cost of a guardian home dog or puppy requires a payment of half of the standard pet price of $2,850 regardless of the age, gender, color, or size of the animal. When the guardian dog has completed its breeding career for us, we transfer all registration paperwork into the guardian's name.
Our guardian home families are responsible for the routine veterinary care and wellness of the guardian dog placed with them. This includes annual vaccines, feeding a high-quality dog food, grooming, monthly heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention, training, regular exercise, socialization, and, most importantly, all the love, care, and attention possible.
Any breeding-related medical costs for the guardian dog are the expense of Hidden Lake Labradoodles. Our guardian homes are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical care just as they would if they had their own dog.
Q) What are the benefits and obligations of being a guardian home?
A) A guardian family gets what we consider to be the very best that Hidden Lake Labradoodles has to offer in the Australian Labradoodle! This means that we choose our breeding stock based on the best qualities that families have known, loved, and come to expect in one of Hidden Lake Labradoodles. Our pooches are known for their exceptional beauty, outstanding health, and fantastic overall consistency in temperament. You and your pooch will also get to be a small part of the advancement of our wonderful breed.
Another added benefit to our guardian families is that their guardian dog or puppy will be completely health tested at the expense of Hidden Lake 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!
Contact us at (386) 365-1060 in Lake City, Florida, to speak with an experienced Labradoodle breeder about becoming a guardian home.