Guardian Program

Providing Our Breeding Dogs with a Forever Family of Their Own

Providing Our Breeding Dogs with a Forever Family of Their Own

Our Tamaruke Guardian Program is our way ensuring our breeding dogs receive the love and affection of a forever family of their very own.

It is our way of considering the dog, not only what we produce from them.

Our Guardian puppies are not offered for sale because they remain with their guardian family forever, right from when they are adopted at 8 weeks of age.

How can I become a Tamaruke Guardian?

How can I become a Tamaruke Guardian?

If you’re interested in becoming a Tamaruke Guardian, firstly contact us using the form below and we’ll send you information about our application and interview process.

Once you’re approved, you’ll then sign a contract and we’ll provide all the information and support you need to become a Tamaruke Guardian family.

As soon as a suitable puppy becomes available we’ll let you know and you’ll get to take them home with you at 8 weeks of age to become part of your family.

What does it cost to become a Tamaruke Guardian?

What does it cost to become a Tamaruke Guardian?

Our Guardian puppies, both male and female, are offered free of charge to approved Guardian families at 8 weeks of age.

Your Guardian puppy will also be microchipped, wormed and vaccinated at absolutely no cost to you.

Because our breeding standards at Tamaruke are so high, we breed only from fully health-tested dogs. This means your Guardian puppy will be fully assessed for free by our vet before we proceed with any breeding.

Tamaruke will also pay for hip and elbow evaluations by a specialist radiologist, as well as DNA profiles for PRCD, PRA and DNA typing.

And then, at the end of your Guardian dog’s breeding life, Tamaruke will also desex your dog for you totally free of charge at our very own on-site vet clinic.

Your financial commitment to your Guardian dog includes the usual day-to-day and veterinary expenses related to any dog (excluding any breeding-specific veterinary procedures), such as food, training, grooming, boarding/daycare/walking and any other veterinary expenses (as per your Guardian contract).

Female Guardian Program

Female Guardian Program

Tamaruke female Guardian puppies will have a maximum of 3 litters in their lifetime. They return to Tamaruke to breed and then again to whelp (give birth).

The average length of stay for whelping is approximately 8 weeks or until her puppies are weaned and we’re sure her milk has dried up.

When your dog returns to Tamaruke to whelp she is in the safest possible hands. All our female Guardian mums have their own private birthing suite where their Guardian family is welcome to visit them and spend time with them while they are with their babies.

Not only do we have more than 25 years experience in breeding and delivering puppies, but we also have our very own private vet and veterinary clinic on-site.

In fact, we are the only breeder of our type to be licensed by the NSW Veterinary Board to operate a private veterinary clinic.

While we prefer our Guardian dogs to live nearby, it is not as essential for the female dogs to live as close as it is for the male Guardian dogs, just as long as you’re able to return your female Guardian to us when she is required for breeding.

Male Guardian Program

Male Guardian Program

Tamaruke male Guardian puppies need to live closer to Tamaruke for the purposes of breeding. Ideally we prefer our male Guardian dogs to live within an hour of Tamaruke. We also need our male Guardian dogs to be available at short notice mid-week, because we never know when Mother Nature is going to call.

Our male Guardian dogs are used for breeding more frequently than the female Guardians, but their stay is much shorter. Generally we pick up and return the male dogs to you on the very same day that we use them, so there is no need for overnight stays.

And just like we do with our female Guardian dogs, once your male Guardian dog’s breeding days are behind him, we desex him for you free of charge at our on-site veterinary clinic before we return him to you.

Would you like to be part of our Guardian Program?

Would you like to be part of our Guardian Program?

At Tamaruke we pride ourselves on the quality and size of our breeding program, which has enabled us to develop and maintain the Tamaruke breed “gold standard” of labradoodle.

We’re always looking for loving families to give our breeding dogs the forever home they deserve.

The Guardian program allows families to help us develop our breed, while affording them to chance to adopt one of these beautiful dogs free of charge.

And it also allows us to keep up with the increasing demand for our dogs, knowing that all of our breeding dogs are part of a loving family environment.

If you’d like to become part of our Guardian program our Tamaruke puppies come in a huge variety of sizes and colours, including the Paddy Melon Tamarukes, especially suitable for people looking for a smaller dog.

Contact us for more information.

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Tamaruke Ownership

If you are interested in owning a Tamaruke, in the first instance please complete and submit the form here. We will review your enquiry and be in touch as soon as possible with regards to the availability of a puppy that fits your requirements.

The more flexible you are, the less time you will likely need to wait for a suitable Tamaruke to be available. Please also remember certain conditions apply for dogs provided on the Guardian breeding program.

We are located in the beautiful Hunter Valley close to Branxton and welcome inspections and puppy viewing by appointment only.

Detailed driving instructions can be provided upon request.

0412 666 938