EllsWORTH Labradoodles Guardian Program

       

Are you wanting the pick of the litter?  The best structure and personality? 

Do you want a wonderful Labradoodle, but don't have the up front money?

               

        We at EllsWORTH Labradoodles take pride in raising our puppies in our home. That is one of the reasons they are so WORTH it!  The puppies are cuddled and loved right from the start. (We are also doing early Neural Stimulation which helps with trainability). With the expansion of our breeding program, we are offering our Guardian Program to qualified families. You must live within a 50 mile radius of Provo, Utah or Evanston, Wyoming. This is an excellent way to have an Australian labradoodle as a family member, with less cost incurred. We want all of our breeding dogs to be raised in loving homes, receiving lots of individual attention.  

        EllsWORTH  Labradoodles retains up to two puppies per litter to replenish their breeding stock (most often one and sometimes none). Because we do not have a kennel based program, we simply cannot house multiple dogs. When you choose to become part of our Guardian Program, we would place with you, a pick of the litter puppy, for a security fee of $1000. This puppy becomes your new family pet. You will raise this puppy as your own while we pay for all the reproductive testing for this puppy. Most testing is done between the ages of 6 - 24 months.  All other veterinarian expenses incurred would be the responsibility of the guardian family.  If your dog does not pass its health testing within the standards required of EllsWORTH breeding dogs, you will spay or neuter your dog and the dog will retire from our breeding program and remain with you for no additional fee.  If your dog passes the health testing, it will become a breeding dog for EllsWORTH Labradoodles.

       If you are a guardian family to a female dog, she will deliver an agreed upon number of litters for EllsWORTH Labradoodles. Usually 3 to 5 litters. She will remain with you throughout her pregnancy and stay with us while she is bred and again when she delivers and weans her puppies, which is approximately 8 weeks. Once she has delivered the agreed amount of litters, we will pay up to $175 toward her spay, or what ever the individual contract states. and she will retire with you for no additional fee.  We will pay you $500 per litter for letting us have your/our dog live with us the 7 or so weeks  to wean and whelp her puppies.

       If you are a guardian family for one of our stud boys, life is a little less complicated. Once he passes his reproductive testing, we will then contact you to use him for natural breeding and possibly take him to the the Pet Medical Center in Draper for sperm collection if necessary. You would be notified in advance for the breeding or collection. Once we have determined we have used your boy to the fullest potential in terms of our breeding program, we will have him neutered per the Guardian Home Program Contract and he will retire with you at no additional fee. 

 It is a big responsibility to be a guardian, we are trusting you with our beloved dog, and a huge financial part of our livelihood, and want each of our guardian dogs well cared for, well groomed, trained, and loved. We are happy to let you talk to other guardian's in our program and ask them anything at all.

 

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a guardian family.  

 

Guardianship is decided on case by case. It involves trust and a close relationship.

 

EllsWORTH Labradoodles, Doodles WORTH adoring!

 

We have decided to keep Ren's puppy Vixen for our breeding  program, and will allow her to go into a guardian family.

 "Vixen" Purple Girl

Benefits and Challenges of being a Guardian to a Female

 

Benefits:

  • Pick of the litter puppy at a fraction of the cost

  • You will always have a pet sitter (when needed and we are available, we will pet sit for you so that the dog remains comfortable at our home, please give us notice)

  • You get paid for each litter!

  • Guardians get first access to the puppies (everyone else must wait to visit puppies until they are older, but guardians can come much earlier to see the new puppies, if you want you can even come for the delivery)

  • First dibs of new puppies (if you decide you want another labradoodle, you get to be at the beginning of the line to pick your puppy)

  • We pay for reproductive health testing

 

Challenges:

  • EllsWORTH Labradoodles retains ownership of the dog until the contract has been fulfilled (at that time the dog will be fully yours)

  • You must report when the dog goes into heat (this is super important in determining timing of reproductive health testing and helping to plan for breeding)

  • The dog must be fed only high quality dog food (talk with JoAn, she knows the best ones. Inferior dog foods lead to inferior dogs. We make breeding only the highest quality dogs one of our top priorities. You are what you eat applies to dogs too)

  • You dog will come to our house during breeding and when she gives birth and then until the puppies are weaned (we know how hard it is to be away from your baby, so we welcome visits during these times)

  • You must prevent the dog from any unapproved breeding

  • Your dog must be well trained, and groomed 

  • It is a little daunting to know you are caring for a very expensive dog and you should take the responsibility seriously,

 

Benefits and Challenges of being a Guardian to a Male

    ( I only rarely have males needing guardian homes)

Benefits:

  • Pick of the litter puppy at a fraction of the cost

  • You will always have a pet sitter (when needed and we are available, we will pet sit for you so that the dog remains comfortable at our home, please give us notice)

  • First dibs of new puppies (if you decide you want another labradoodle, you get to be at the beginning of the line to pick your puppy)

  • We pay for reproductive health testing

 

Challenges:

  • EllsWORTH Labradoodles retains ownership of the dog until the contract has been fulfilled (at that time the dog will be fully yours)

  • The dog must be fed only high quality dog food (talk with JoAn, she knows the best ones. Inferior dog foods lead to inferior dogs. We make breeding only the highest quality dogs one of our top priorities. You are what you eat applies to dogs too)

  • You dog will come to our house (or to Draper for sperm collection) during breeding (usually around 3 days, during which time he can stay at our home or he can be brought back and forth each day). If he ends up staying at our home, we ask that you bring sufficient dog food so that there is no changes to his diet.

  • You must prevent the dog from any unapproved breeding.