Choosing Your Puppy
Our Guardian Breeding Programme
We do, on occasion, place our lovely dogs/puppies in Guardian homes where they live as a (lifetime) family pet or companion and return to Labradoodleland Auckland for stud duties or for the birth of their puppies.
This is an opportunity for the Guardian home to receive one of our fantastic Labradoodle puppies or dogs. Once the pup passes its breeding health tests it becomes a part of our breeding programme for a time that is agreed upon within a Contract Agreement. For example a male stud may be required a few times a year and we request 3 litters from a female over the period of the Contract Agreement.
Labradoodleland Auckland pays all breeding costs and the Guardian home covers the normal day to day costs and needs to be within 3 - 4 hours drive of Auckland.
This programme allows us to steadily grow our business and helps to produce these gorgeous Labradoodles. Our Guardian homes play an important role in this and we enjoy an on-going relationship that benefits both.
If you are interested in this great programme and want to know more please contact me via our contact page and we can talk some more.
Matching Each Precious Puppy
It’s a huge privilege to work in this role and one of the most important parts is matching each gorgeous puppy to the right home for them and for their new family of course.
I get to know the pups well, they each have their own personality and from this I know the type of companion they will make. Some love to have plenty to do and are matched with people who have time and are happy to extend them with extra training and possibly agility or running. Others may be more placid and content with a cuddle, playtime and a walk around the park and then there are the ones that may be a little quieter and so suit a quieter, less active family.
Labradoodles can make exceptional therapy dogs, offering that extra comfort and attention when needed.
I have had personal experience of the difference a dog can make in people’s lives. When I was severely injured in my 20’s we were fortunate to have a lovely therapy dog visit the hospital I was in, one day a week. That dog gave us all something else to focus on, stroke and whisper our problems to.
I have seen many children and teenagers, including my own throw themselves into a dog when they need a cuddle, it releases the anxiety or sadness they can be feeling. It’s interesting, my teenagers arrive home and may not say hello to me but the dogs are all snuggled in, sometimes all at once!!
PROCESS FOR PURCHASING YOUR PUPPY
We can transport your puppy throughout New Zealand
- Decide when the right time is for you to welcome a puppy.
- Please email us via our Contact Page and we will send you our forms to complete, this gives us the information needed to choose the best puppy for your situation and lifestyle.
- Our puppies get allocated to people on our Waiting Lists which we open for each upcoming litter and once a pregnancy is confirmed we contact everyone on these lists to keep them up to date.
- When the puppies are born we commence our puppy offers based on gender and colour and at this stage a $500.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold your puppy. This amount is later deducted from the purchase price of $2,200.00, includes microchip.This is our general price please see below for more information.
- We finalise our puppy allocations at 6-7 weeks of age when we can assess temperament, this way each precious puppy has the opportunity of spending its life with the best family/person for them.
- You are very welcome to visit so please email or phone and we can organise a time to suit.
- During the time you are patiently waiting for your Wee One to mature we will keep you up to date with photos and emails and of course you can contact us anytime with questions.
- Our puppies are bred and sold as pets only not for breeding.
TAKING YOUR PUPPY HOME
Your puppy is able to leave us at 8 weeks of age and will have had its first vaccination at 6 weeks along with all necessary worming protocols. A puppy pack is also supplied that includes many items that will help you during the first few weeks and beyond and we are just a phone call away should you have any questions.
- A lifetime of support, call us anytime and let us know how things are going
- A full veterinarian check-up along with the 1st vaccination
- Puppies vaccination booklet
- Plenty of helpful Puppy Training notes
- A sample of Blackhawk Puppy food which our puppies are raised on
- A cuddly toy complete with his mums and littermates smells
- 6 weeks free pet insurance
We can also supply crates and bedding, toys, food, leads and collars, grooming needs and almost anything else you may need for your Wee Treasure and all at good prices.
We do not routinely de-sex our puppies before they leave us for their new homes, we do however require a signed de-sexing agreement. Some studies have shown that removing the sex hormones so early can cause a higher incidence of urinary incontinence and cystitis in females as well as elevated occurrences of skeletal maturation and hip dysplasia in both sexes. We adhere strongly to the signing of our de-sexing agreement where you’re puppy is de-sexed at 6 or 7 months of age and we require a copy of the de-sexing certificate received from the veterinarian. Our puppies are bred and sold as pets only not for breeding.
If at any time your situation changes and you are no longer able to keep your Labradoodle then please contact us so that we may assist in whatever way we can. We often receive enquiries for older dogs and there is also the opportunity to advertise on our website.