Why be a guardian home for ADNE?

When I am assessing a litter, it is always in my best interest to keep one or two pups to consider for breeding stock. A guardian home candidate gets the 'cream of the crop' which is the pup with the best coat, confirmation, temperament, head shape, intelligence and trainability. I begin the screening process early - and then add more testing after a year of growth. Once I have the testing results, I then plan her/his breeding strategy. This screening continues with annual eye exams and blood tests while in our program.

Guardian pup candidates are a 'cut above' from their littermates. Do they always pass my stringent testing protocol? No. When they don't, you still purchased the best breeding candidate pup in the litter. (Every contract is custom made for each guardian and confidential.)

Below is a short breakdown to be a Guardian Home at Annabelle Doodles of New England. A more explicit and detailed contract is drawn up for signatures.

  • A fenced yard is preferred but Invisible Fence is okay

  • A ‘stay at home parent’ or one who works only part time, or working parents that can provide doggie daycare 2 to 3 times per week or a daily doggie walker.

  • Experienced dog owners or people willing to take classes with positive training philosophies do best with Labradoodles as they tend to be
    soft natured

  • Live less than an hour of our location in North Berwick, ME, or near Rochester, NH, where my vet is located (Broadview Animal Hospital), or close to Southern Maine Veterinary Hospital in Lyman, ME. Exceptions have been made for those willing to do all the driving

  • Can provide routine professional grooming or willing to learn how to groom properly

  • A willingness to transport to me as needed for vet testing appointments and breeding


  • A good communicator that has a flexible nature


  • Provide an approved excellent commercial diet... raw is preferred but
    not mandatory. We recommend Life's Abundance

  • Contracts for females are generally for three litters at my discretion (Dam is away from the family for approximately 6 weeks.) Once a week visits to the dam are welcomed. Also, 'play dates' for the dam to visit back with their family is encouraged during her time away. Our male guardian dogs have a longer contract but are only needed for a few hours at a time.



  • Guardian Home doodles are prenamed and must be used due to the extensive paperwork and testing protocol done under that name

A refundable deposit of $1,375.00 (half pet price) is required.  If the pup passes my testing protocol (which also includes proper training), this 'deposit' is returned to you. Most of my guardian girls have two to three litters only. Studs are used for five years or so. 

All guardian dogs remain with you and your family. Please contact Joyce at Annabelle Doodles of New England if you are interested in joining our guardian program.


Contact us for appointment

Please note that we do allow visitations

to meet our dogs but you must fill out

an application and follow our safety

requirements. You are under no obligation.



© 2019 Annabelle Doodles of New England.


335 Lebanon Road

North Berwick, Maine 03906

(207) 676-5579