The Guardian Home Program is designed to benefit the Puppy, the Breeder and the Guardian Family. Our dogs are definitely part of our family. We are not a kennel and strongly believe that all of our dogs deserve to grow and develop with loving families from the start. A guardian puppy is placed with a local family at a reduced cost ($500). The Guardian family receives, at a low cost, a top quality puppy of breeder's choice that must meet the strictest requirements to be in our breeding program. The puppy also has a large panel of genetic tests done at the Breeder's expense.

The benefit to Shadow Pine Labradoodles; we will never be overcrowded or have to use any sort of kennels. Shadow Pine Labradoodles will have only the number of adult dogs that we can give plenty of time and attention to. The guardian puppy is benefited because they receive all the attention they could ever want from their Guardian Home.


Once the guardian dog is of breeding age, on her second to third heat cycle, she will return to us for about a week in order to be bred. She will remain with her guardian family for the duration of her pregnancy. A week before her due date she will come back to our home to deliver, raise, and wean her puppies, a period of 6-7 weeks. We pay for all pregnancy-related veterinary expenses and testing. Our breeding females may have up to but no more than 4 litters. When she completes her breeding obligations she will be spayed at our expense and returned to your home to continue to enjoy the wonderful life you have provided for her.


A male guardian dog is much simpler than a female, but he must be available to us at certain times for breeding. He is only needed for 2-3 days and if doing artificial insemination he can even be returned to his guardian home the same day. Males are typically retired by 5 years of age, and his neuter surgery will be at our expense.

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Shadow Pine Labradoodles retains ownership and breeding rights while the guardian dog lives with a family. When breeding obligations are fulfilled, ownership of the guardian dog will be transferred to the guardian family and the dog will be spayed/neutered at the breeder’s expense.

Guardian puppies will have his/her genetic health testing completed during the first year at the breeder’s expense. If for any reason the guardian dog does not enter our breeding program, the guardian family will be given full ownership of the dog and he/she must then be spayed/neutered at the expense of the Guardian Family.

Guardian Home Requirements:
Live within 1 hour of Aiken, SC
Prior dog ownership experience
Provide proper veterinary care, grooming, vaccinations and heartworm preventative
Have a fully fenced yard (Desired, but not required)
Feed a well balanced diet
Own their own home (Desired, but not required)
Take puppy through at least one obedience class
Notify breeder when female begins her heat cycle
Not allow the female to be around intact males during heat cycle
Not allow a guardian male to breed other females without breeder permission
Ensure that the puppy is well socialized with people and other dogs

An interview at your home may be required before you can be accepted as a guardian home.

This is a positive relationship for all! If you think you would like to help with our breeding program and bring happiness to others in being a Guardian Home please fill out and submit the form below!