The Guardian Home Scheme
In order to succeed as an exceptional and ethical breeder of the Australian Labradoodle, and to properly develop the breed, it is important that I have a varied selection of dogs in my programme in order to ensure the highest quality of genetic diversity that will go on to continue the Lily Hill line. I feel strongly that the Guardian Home Programme is the best way I can accomplish this. Guardians are very unique, as you will work in partnership with me to provide my breeding dogs with a wonderful life as much loved family members while they participate in the programme and once they retire. This is my way of ensuring that my breeding dogs live with their families in their forever homes, and are still able to contribute to the future development of the breed.
Once the dogs have completed their breeding careers, they will be spayed/ neutered at my own expense and full ownership is transferred over to you.
What is a Guardian Family?
As a Guardian, you essentially partner with the Lily Hill Australian Labradoodle family for a contractually agreed period of time. For females, this entails producing three litters, or them turning 6 years of age (whichever comes first!). For a male, we will usually want to use them as studs a period of four years. Puppies who are part of this programme will have been hand selected in order to diversify genetics within the programme, and because they possess the best qualities of the breed as outlined in the WALA breed standard; not only for type, conformation, pedigree and movement, but also for temperament, soundness and coat quality. A puppy placed into a Guardian Family is that family’s puppy for life!
Please visit our FAQ page for more information on Guardianship