Guardian Home Program
This is a very unique program that allows our breeding dogs to live, as much loved family members, with our locally selected families while participating in our breeding program. This is our way of ensuring that our breeding dogs live with their families in forever homes and still participate in the future development of the breed under our watchful eye. We ask that you assess your lifestyle, reliable transportation and premanency in the area to ensure that you are able to meet the requirements of caring for a guardian dog. We can’t thank our families enough for the important role they play in the future of the Labradoodle.
GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Guardian Homes must live within 1 hour of Bucyrus, Ohio.
You must own your own home and we prefer that your yard have a physical fence. If you do not have a fenced in yard, you must agree to keep the dog leashed at all times when out of a fenced area.
Feed the food and supplements that we require.
You must use our veterinarian for routine check ups, vaccinations and healthcare. All medications, including flea/tick and heartworm preventatives must be approved by Magnolia. All medical procedures must be approved.
Professional grooming by our groomer every 4 -6 weeks. We require the Standard Australian Labradoodle cut and you to maintain the coat with brushing between grooming visits.
Guardain Families must agree to training at a positive only facility. We have several training facilities that we use and recommend. Puppy must complete Star Puppy and Intermediate Puppy Training. We recognize the time and work our families invest to train our guardian dogs, so any family who, while in our breeding program, obtains Canine Good Citizen and/or a Therapy Dog Certification they will receive a $500.00 bonus.
We must be notified immediately when the dog comes into heat.
Transporting the dog to us when needed for health testing and breeding.
An open line of communication with Magnolia about the dog’s health, growth and welfare.
Guardian Home Benefits
Magnolia selects and places our ‘pick of the litter puppies in our Guardian Homes. This allows our families an opportunity to have some of the best Australian Labradoodles in the world as their family pet.
All veterinarian costs, including vaccinations, flea/tick medications etc. will be paid for by Magnolia. We do require you to use our veterinarian during the guardian dogs breeding career.
All grooming is provided by our groomer at no cost to you during the guardian dogs breeding career.
Magnolia will pay for all genetic testing and required testing by WALA and ALAA. Based on the results of those tests, we decide if we will breed this puppy or pay to spay/neuter them.
You become part of the Magnolia Australian Labradoodles Family, and contribute to the future development of the breed worldwide and where the Australian Labradoodle is ensured for generations to enjoy. You get to enjoy being a part of our breeding program and take part in your dog’s puppies going to families or other breeders across this country or even around the World.
Guardian Home Program Availability
Magnolia places males and females, puppies and adolescents in our Guardian Home Program. Occasionally we have adults, but more often they are 12+ week old puppies that are available. We have 2 sizes, mini and meduims that are placed in our program and we have a rainbow of colors in our available puppies.
We require between 2 -4 litters from our female breeding dogs and our male dogs are contracted for a maximum of 6 years rather than a litter number. Each dog is individually assessed with each breeding and litter produced. It is our top priorty to ensure that our breeding dogs are in optimum condition for each litter.
GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM OUTLINE
First 12-14 Months: In adopting a puppy or young adolescent from the Guardian Home Program, the first months are fairly basic. You will pick your puppy up from us and the puppy will live with you as your family pet. Love, training and socialization are the most important things you can do for your puppy at this stage.
We expect the girls to have their first season/heat cycle between 9-14 months of age. Upon the start of their season, you need to contact us immediately. If you do not have a safe, protected place to keep them, or do not want to go through this cycle with them, you can bring them to us, and we will take care of them during this cycle to ensure they are not accidentally bred. A season will typically last about 3 weeks. We do not breed our girls under the age of 12 months, or before health testing has been completed. You can expect their next season in 4-8 months.
Sometime between 10-14 months of age, we will request that this dog come and have a photo session with us. We try to coincide this photo session around an already planned visit, either for grooming or a health testing visit.
By 14 months of age, we will have a breeding program assessment and health testing visit scheduled. We will pay for the full range of health testing to be completed. Once we receive the results from the health testing, we will make a final assessment of adding this dog to our breeding program. This is our way of being able to keep the best males and females from each litter, and then to have the ability and availability to select the best candidates to continue with the breed’s development. If we decide not to breed this dog, we will then have them spayed/neutered for you, at our expense, and the contract is complete.
14 MONTHS OLD AND ADDITION TO OUR BREEDING PROGRAM
If we add this dog to our breeding program, we will require you to bring this dog to us at the start of each season that we plan to breed. Or, with a boy, we will contact you prior to needing them brought back for mating (usually 1-2 weeks is needed for this visit). We have found that our boys will get more use in the first year, and substantially less after that. With our girls, during the off seasons (if we decide not to breed during a season/heat) you may keep and house her with you if you have a safe area to keep her protected, or you may bring her to us to ensure an unwanted breeding does not take place. We do not necessarily breed our dogs on every season, and each dog will be evaluated on a case by case basis. After each season they spend with us, the dog will return to you. If we have mated them while here, they will go back home with you during their gestation, and we will give you details as to their care, and when they need to return to us to have their litter.
We require that all pregnant Guardian Home dogs return to us one week prior to their due date. This ensures them time to settle in and start nesting in preparation for the birth of their puppies. Once the puppies are born and Mom is settled in, her Guardian family is welcome to schedule visits with her and the new babies as often as they wish while she is with us. Once the puppies are weaned, sometime between 6-7 weeks of age, the Guardian Program dog is then ready to go back home with her family. By this time, Mom is usually more than ready to have puppies with their sharp little teeth weaned, and to go back home to her family.