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In the Guardian Home program, an approved family cares for a puppy as a permanent member of the family. The family will raise and train the puppy throughout its pet and breeding career.

NorthStar Labradoodles owns the breeding rights and requires access to the puppy a few times throughout the year for testing and breeding.

For females, we will require that she visits us throughout the year so that she is familiar with our family. Aside from testing and breeding, she will need to stay with us a week before the puppies’ due date, until the puppies are weaned. Afterwards, the dog will return to your home to the family it knows and loves. For males, we will need him for approved pairings, which may only be within an hour’s notice.

Our Guardian Families have the benefit of the pick of the litter without an upfront deposit, but need to be prepared for the additional responsibility that this entails for training, grooming, diet and veterinary care as. It is this care that is your proof of dedication to the Guardian Dog and the NorthStar Labradoodles program. This care is your ‘payment’ for the Guardian Dog.

Upon retirement, we will have your dog spayed or neutered. Then, they will remain with your family forever!

Guardian Home Opportunities!

 

If you need to add a piece of deliciousness to your family and want to be a part of NorthStar Labradoodles, please read on and fill out the application below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Audrey’s Litter

Oh, my darling, Audrey!  How much do I love your puppies?  Let me count the ways!!  My favorite Mama Audrey – so mellow, so solid, so sweet and so silly!  She is such a good mama and has had amazing puppies with us these last few years.  This is her retirement litter so I must keep the last little bits of her that I can!  These qualities balance so well with daddy – Loveable Labradoodles Red Hot Royce!  He has never met a stranger and is just so stinking sweet and cuddly…not to mention completely adorable!  This basically makes it mandatory for me to keep a boy and a girl from this Radical Summer Litter!  I am absolutely seeking Guardians for this pairing.  I’m hoping that the perfect Guardian has extra time on their hands because you WILL be stopped and asked questions about these puppies ALL of the time.  Seriously, you’ll see!  Who could resist?  Not me!  These red and apricot puppies are all miniature and will be under 17″ at the shoulder.  We will decide which ones we are keeping after we complete assessments between 6-7 weeks old.  After reading the benefits of Guardianship below, reach out to me.  You don’t want to wait too long applying for this pairing.  This litter is a true reflection of the goals that us premium breeders seek with this pairing for disposition, temperament and health.  They are going to be “all that”.  Seriously, amazing!!

 

Requirements and Benefits

Benefits:

  • These pick of the litter puppies are no charge to you – we ask that you raise her to our loving standards and work with us as payment to be her future forever home during our Guardianship partnership
  • We will pay your trainer a portion of the cost if you take the time to certify your dog in Agility Trials or as a Certified Therapy Dog
  • The puppy will be completely health tested for congenital problems at no cost to you
  • You will have the joy of owning the very best that NorthStar Labradoodles has to offer

Requirements:

  • For Breeding Girls, live within a three hour drive of Springfield, Oregon.
  • For Breeding Boys, live within a one hour drive of Springfield, Oregon
  • Own your home.
  • Keep the dog as an indoor pet and preferably have a fenced yard or commit to always leashing for outdoor ventures.
  • Have a schedule that does not require you to leave the dog alone for long periods of time.
  • Be prepared to heavily socialize our NSL Guardian Puppy/Dog in all types of situations.
  • Commit to a very high level of professional training with our NSL Puppy/Dog – this is imperative!  Animal behaviorists as trainers is preferred.
    • By four months of age, all NSL Guardian dogs are required to have a minimum of one week’s worth of Board & Train instruction from Leane Caldwell in White City, Oregon.
  • Maintain open communication and provide regular updates and pictures. Phone pictures are fun, but we would prefer regular camera quality pictures as well (e.g. notify before grooming and share pictures).
  • Bring the dog to us throughout the year.
  • Commit to good health care and feed the dog quality food that we approve which is preferably fresh food and never kibble.
  • Cover all veterinary care aside from the genetic testing that we provide such as annual vaccines, deworm treatments, flea prevention and regular check ups.
  • Have the dog covered by a pet insurance plan of your choosing.
  • Have the dog on a leash in public areas.
  • Know the behaviors associated with intact males and females.
  • Understand that the dogs are the property of NorthStar Labradoodles until their breeding career is completed before 6 years old and we have transferred ownership documentation to you after having them spayed or neutered.
  • Most importantly, provide the dog with lots of love!!! That’s what this is all about!

Interested in becoming a Guardian Home? Fill out an application.