Central Florida Doodles


Florida's Sweetest Family 


What is a Guardian Home?
In an effort to continue to expand our breeding program, and to ensure all of our breeding dogs live a pampered life with their very own forever family, we have implemented our Guardian Home Program!


Our Guardian Home Program allows for local families to have a “pick of the litter puppy”.  It’s our top notch adolescent/adult breeding dog adopted by your family for just a fraction of our usual adoption fee.

The puppy or dog is part of the Guardian Home’s family forever, while the breeding rights are retained solely by CFL Doodles for a set amount of time (each situation is slightly different so we prefer to work out specific details with each family on an individual basis.) Once the Guardian Dog has completed his/her breeding career, he/she will be spayed or neutered at the guardian’s expense, and will remain a forever pet of their Guardian Family!


Is There a Cost Involved to Be a Guardian Home?

Yes. We do not give our Guardian dogs or pups away. The cost of a Guardian Home dog/puppy requires an up front  adoption fee of $800.00, regardless of the age, gender, color, or size of the puppy/dog.

Our Guardian Home Families are responsible for training their dog, the general routine veterinary care and wellness of the Guardian puppy/dog placed with them. This means annual vaccines, feeding a high quality dog food, grooming, monthly heart worm prevention, flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization, and most importantly all the love and care and attention possible.

Any “breeding related” medical costs for the Guardian Dog are the expense of CFL Doodles. 

Our Guardian Homes are only responsible for routine maintenance and medical care just as they would if they had their own dog.


What Are the Benefits of Being a Guardian Home?

A Guardian Family gets the very best that CFL Doodles has to offer in the Australian Labradoodle! This means that we choose our breeding stock based on the best qualities that are outlined in our breed standard with temperament of course coming first.

Another wonderful benefit to our Guardian Families is that their Guardian dog or puppy will be completely health tested by 18 months of age (some tests may be done as early as 16 weeks of age) at the expense of CFL Doodles prior to entering our breeding program at no cost to the Guardian Family.

Our Guardian Families get to enjoy the excitement of being a part of our breeding program, and seeing the offspring of their very own Guardian dog be placed with families across the country bringing others the same joy and happiness that they have received from their Guardian Dog!


What Are The Requirements to Become A Guardian Home?

To be considered as a Guardian Home for one of our breeding dogs, we require that you live within 30 miles of our home. Physical fencing is typically required as it provides a safe and secure environment for the Guardian dog/puppy, you must own your own home, and have a schedule that will allow for your dog to not be left alone for extended periods of time.

All dogs and pups placed in Guardian Families must be indoor dogs, and never be left outside unattended. Guardian Families must have reliable transportation, and a willingness to bring the Guardian dog/pup to us when needed throughout the year.


So How Does it Work?

Most all of our dogs/pups available for our Guardian Program will be females. Occasionally we do place  males (studs) when  available.

If you are applying for a young adult, or mature Guardian dog,  he/she will already come to you completely health tested, and may be breed one or two more times (depending on her age and the number of litters she has had) prior to her being spayed and released solely to you as a forever pet.

When the female Guardian dog is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately.  An intact female usually has a heat cycle that will last between 14 and 21 days, however the window for successful breeding is limited. During this time, we will need access to her for progesterone testing and other breeding-related appointments.

Once she has been bred, she will remain with her Guardian Family until one week before her due date. At that time, the Guardian dog will come back to stay with us throughout her pregnancy, and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned approximately 7 weeks later.

Guardian Families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appointments while their Guardian Dog is at CFL Doodles.

If you are applying for a Guardian Home puppy, she will come to you at 12 -18 weeks of age. During the first year, CFL Doodles will have her health testing completed. Once we receive all of the results from her health testing, we are then able to assess whether or not she will enter our breeding program. 

If for any reason we decide not to breed the Guardian Puppy placed with you (this is a decision solely made by CFL Doodles), you will pay to spay the Guardian puppy and she will remain a forever family pet with her Guardian Family.

If you are receiving a Guardian Home Puppy, we may request photos and updates during the first year so that we can watch her develop, and update our website. We may also require a visit to our Guardian Family’s home during the first year to assess the Guardian Puppy, as well as build a relationship with her for the future.

Occasionally, we will ask our Guardian Families to bring the puppy to us for a visit so that she can get comfortable with our home for when she will be here with us in the future having babies.


How Many Litters Will A Guardian Female Produce?

Each dog is individually assessed before determining their required litters. Most of our Guardian dogs will have between 2-4 litters for us (this depends whether you have an adult that has already had litters or a puppy entering our breeding program).  

Occasionally we may decide to have fewer litters if we have accomplished our goals in development of our Guardian dog in a shorter period of time. Again, this is determined by CFL Doodles.


Thank you for your interest in our Guardian Program!  Should you be interested please contact us on our 'Available Puppies' page!