Puppies available through our Guardian Program

Puppies available through our Guardian Program

Puppies available through our Guardian Program

 

 

 

Black Australian Labradoodle puppies Tacoma Seattle Portland Washington.

Beans, three weeks old.

What does it mean to participate in our Guardian Program?

Being a Guardian Family is an opportunity to bring one of our Australian Labradoodle puppies into your home as your family pet, without the adoption price. You get to have the Breeder’s pick of the litter as a member of your family in exchange for providing a loving, forever home with good training and socialization for one of our precious pups.  Your obligation is to care for the dog as your family member, in your home, and keep up with vaccinations, grooming, socialization, training and a healthy diet.

Our guardian homes help us in continuing to breed these amazing dogs. While we retain breeding rights, the guardian provides the care, attention and lifetime love our dogs deserve. We ask that you consider your commitment as a guardian family very carefully, and make sure you have the time to train, socialize and give companionship to a young pup. A puppy or dog should be a commitment for life.

All breeder dogs will go through initial testing prior to six months of age. These tests are paid for by Valley Vineyard Labradoodles, however transportation is sometimes the responsibility of the Guardian. In addition, there are various ongoing tests that will be required periodically that are also paid for by Valley Vineyard Labradoodles, and are required for our breeding dogs for the duration of the dogs breeding career. Testing is administered mainly at Newberg Veterinary Hospital. Occasionally, you may be required to travel to the vet’s office, or to a mating appointment. Matings are usually done locally, and travel would be limited.

Guardians must live in the vicinity of the metro Portland or Yamhill/Washington County area, and preferably near Valley Vineyard Labradoodles in Sherwood.

In order to ensure safety and health there are certain requirements to qualify for our Guardian Program.

  • Dog has access to fully fenced yard.
  • Provide a crate for your dog to be in when unsupervised.
  • Ensure that the dog is well socialized and crate trained.
  • Attend dog training classes.
  • Have dog professionally groomed every 8-10 weeks to breeders specified look. Grooming expense will be the responsibility of the Guardian. Grooming can range from $40-$85 per grooming.
  • Be willing to only provide ‘breeder approved’ kibble and other dietary needs.
  • Use only vet approved or all-natural flea products.
  • Dog is mainly kept indoors as a member of your family.

Female dogs go into heat every seven (approx.) months. Depending on Valley Vineyard Labradoodle’s breeding schedule, the breeding female may be bred back to back or skip a cycle. Females are bred no more than four times and then will be retired and ownership will be transferred to the guardian. When it is time for the female to give birth they are housed in our home at Valley Vineyard Labradoodles to whelp and raise her puppies up to six weeks when the puppies are weaned.

Males can be active in Valley Vineyard’s breeding program up to six years.

Guardian homes and the dogs we entrust in your care are representing Valley Vineyard Labradoodles. It is important that, if accepted into our breeding program, that you present a well-mannered and well-groomed pet. This is a unique opportunity to partner with us. Our treasured Guardian Homes make our breeding program possible!

The most important requirement is that Guardian’s provide a loving home for our dogs and the dogs are “inside” dogs as a member of your family. If you are interested in being a Guardian for Valley Vineyard Labradoodles please fill out and email us a puppy application and write “GUARDIAN REQUEST” across the top. You will be contacted by us shortly.  The puppy applications can be found under the “Available Puppies” on our website home page.