1. How far away can I live?
While every situation is different, a good rule of thumb is no more than 60 miles from the Raleigh Durham airport.
2. What do puppies cost?
The pups are not free. There is a performance deposit of $800 that is refunded to you at the end of the guardianship contract. We also will pay a performance salary for each litter born to a female and each litter a male has sired.
3. What am I responsible for care wise?
All costs associated with responsible pet ownership are to be covered by the guardian home.
We require that you insure your dog through Trupanion Pet Insurance, and show proof of payment each month. There are parameters regarding care that are to be followed that are in the best interests of the dog. Any breeding related costs/tests/treatments are covered by Lucky Country Labradoodles.
4. What if our family moves?
We must know where Guardian Families are keeping our dogs at all times. If you are moving within our guardian area of 60 miles, we must know your physical location. If your move is outside of our Guardian area, arrangements must be made to accommodate the guardian agreement. Each situation is reviewed and considered. Our goal is to maintain a family unit that includes your guardian puppy.
5. Can I have other dogs in addition to my Lucky Dood?
Yes, but absolutely no other intact dog of the opposite sex can reside in your home while a dog in our breeding program is living with you.
6. What if my dog can't have pups?
We health test all of our dogs to insure they do not carry for inherited diseases that will negatively impact their lives. Dogs that are placed in our guardian program are what we consider to be the "pick of the litter". Even after testing, there are pups that we decide to not keep for our program. If this is the case with your pup, he/she will be spayed/neutered at Lucky Country's expense and ownership will be signed over to you. At this time, the dog will be your family pet.
Females in our program will have three litters, coming to our home approximately one week prior to her due date. She will stay with us until she has decided to wean her pups, which is usually around 6-7 weeks of age. She is usually retired from our program by the time she is 4 years old.
Males are not away from your home as long as a female, however, they are in the guardian program for a longer period. A boy will possibly have an overnight with us on occasion.
If you think you would like to participate in this program, give us a holler!