Our Guardian Family Program

We place “pick of the litter” puppies in their forever homes with select, local families (preferably within 60 miles of Azalea, Oregon) and we retain breeding rights for the first few years.  Breeding dogs are carefully chosen for their temperament, coat and confirmation.

How It Works

At Autumn Harvest Dood Ranch, we believe every dog deserves to have forever home as member of a loving family! Our guardian program ensures all our breeding dogs a happy life in a permanent home with people who love them.  Being a guardian family for one or more of our breeder dogs can be an affordable way to have a top-quality dog as a family pet. Guardian families allow us to be an exceptional breeder of Australian labradoodles without using kennels.  We are thankful and appreciative for the role these families play!

Karen - Guardian Program Australian Labradoodle Breeder at Autumn Harvest Dood Ranch


We pay for all breeding-related expenses including health testing. The guardian family is responsible for all routine costs of owning a dog (such as vaccinations, heart-worm, preventative care and grooming). When the guardian dog’s breeding career is over, three or four litters for females or age six, whichever comes first, and around seven years of age for males, the dog will be de-sexed (spayed/neutered) at the expense of Autumn Harvest Dood Ranch, the Guardian Contract is terminated, and the registration and ownership are signed over to the guardian family.

How to Become a Guardian Family

If you are interested in becoming a guardian family, complete and submit the Guardian Application form at the bottom of the page.

If you have further questions regarding our program, please call (541.900.0405) our email us (karen@autumnharvestdoodranch.com). If you send an email and do not see a response within 48 hours, please check your spam.

I look forward to speaking with you about our program! ​

Karen Yapp, Breeder ~ Autumn Harvest Dood Ranch

Guardian Family


Guardian Family Application


They want you!

And they’ll give the love you need.