Carer Family Application

This Application form is for families in who are READY TO ADOPT A CARER HOME PUPPY that will be used in VINEYARD'S BREEDING PROGRAM
Only Families residing in W.A. are eligible - within easy travelling distance of Perth ( 1-2 hrs max)


Please complete the following application. It is long but enables me to provide you with the most suitable dog and information you may require. This form also provides the details I will require to place on the Contract and pups microchip registration eventually.

Check as many responses as necessary in multiple choice questions to provide the most accurate picture of your situation.
We will also speak on the phone after i have reviewed the Application.
* Name and age of Adult applicant(s)
* Have you previously contacted Vineyard Labradoodles?

* Address, please include postcode.
Which Municipal Council Area do you reside in?
* Phone number(s)- in preferred contact order
* Email Address
* How did you hear about Vineyard Labradoodles? Tick as many as relevant

* Do you currently have children?

Ages of Children - who visit or live with you
* The home you live in is..

If rented, how long have you lived there?
Families living in rented accomadation will need to provide me with written approval for a dog from the landlord/agent.
* Do you currently have other pets?

Please indicate if these animals will be expected to mix with your new puppy and how you plan to manage interactions.
* Have you owned a dog previously?


This section need only be filled out if you have had a dog previously AS AN ADULT or own one now

Please list dogs currently or previously owned as an ADULT- include BREED, SEX (entire or sterilised), AGE and Where you aquired them from eg Shelter, Breeder, News paper, Gumtree Add, Friend/Family, Pet Shop
If you no longer have the dog (s) what happened to them?

Did you/Do you have any behaviour /training issues with previous or current dogs?

Did you overcome these problems? If Yes, how?
Did you attend any formal training with your current/previous dogs?

Have you ever trained a puppy before? Only refer to dogs/pups you were primarily responsible for as an ADULT

Have you had experience grooming a long haired dog, clipping nails etc?

What training Methods have you used previously?

Other Comments related to previous/current dogs.

The following questions must be completed by all applicants

* What are your reasons for getting a dog?

* Which of these methods will you likely use to train your new puppy/dog?

* My knowledge of dog training is mainly based on...

* I think a dog belongs.....

* Where will your puppy/dog sleep at night?
* How much time will you realistically see devoting to exercise/walking your dog? mins/hrs each session and how often over a week?
What will you do with your dog when you are away on holidays?
* Do you have any reservations about getting a dog?
My dog will spend it time...

* Where do you expect your dog to toilet?

* How long do you expect toilet training to take?

* What activities do you look foward to doing with your dog?
* Do you plan to crate train your puppy? Please epand on your anwer - Why? Why not? Please indicate if you are not familiar with Crate Training.
* Have you or anyone in your household had any charges or accusations of animal cruelty made against them?

* Have you or anyone in your household had to surrender a dog previously? This includes selling, giving it away, leaving with family/friends, pound or shelter or vet. Please provide details.
* Have you or anyone in your household have or suspect allergies to animals? Provide details
* Describe your house, yard, fencing? e.g unit/ suburban house/ rural/ townhouse/duplex- size of yard, shade, fence height/material
* Do you intend to take your puppy to Puppy Pre-school?
* What other training are you intending to do with your dog?
* How will you normally transport your dog?

* How long will your puppy/dog be left alone and how frequently? select the answer(s) that most closely describe your situation, include your travel time to/from work. Tick as many as required.

* My dogs grooming needs will be met by...

* are you and your family willing to meet with the breeder and if requested have her visit the premises where the dog will be kept?

* Will you be prepared to employ the services of a professional Dog Trainer who uses Positive Reinforcement if required?

* Are you prepared and able to keep your dog up to date with vaccinations, flea , heartworm and intestinal treatments and tick prevention for its lifetime?

* Under what circumstances would you consider surrendering your dog?
All my breeding dogs are DNA tested to guarantee they do not produce pups that will suffer from a range if diseases/conditions known in Labradoodles, Poodle, Labrador and Cocker Spaniel breeds but unfortunately predictive testing is not available for all illnesses/conditions. All parents are Hip and Elbow scored. Selective breeding can lower the genetic risks of pups developing dysplasia. There is a significant environmental component to dysplasia that breeding cannot control. Inadequate/ unbalanced diet, over weight dogs and, over exercising and inappropriate exercise such as jumping, repetitive exercise in young dogs are some environmental risk factors.
Wool and Fleece coats do not noticeably shed but must be maintained. Labradoodles have continuously growing coats and require regular brushing/grooming and clipping. Hair around eyes needs trimming and ears need to be cleaned and checked regularly. Labradoodle coats have many advantages but must not be considered low maintenance.
* I have read and understood the above information relating to grooming, hip/elbow dysplasia, illnesses and coat care.


Preferences for Size, Sex, Coat and Colour- Please Note that Family Carer dogs are not available in every litter and Females are more readily available than males. The less flexible your preferences to colour and coat types the wait time is g

Miniature- Average 40cm at the shoulder 7-13kg
Medium - average 46cm at shoulder 12-18kg
Standard- average 56 cm at shoulder, 15 -30 kg
Some variation to size still occurs as the breed develops but I will indicate the variants of each litter.
* Which size dog are you considering? If open to more than one size, list in order of preference.
* Preferred Sex - NB only Females currently available

There are 3 coat types FLEECE, WOOL, HAIR
"Fleece" and "Wool" are both low to non shedding.
These coats can be very tight curls or looser open waves. "Wool" feels soft- like lamb's wool ( but not greasy) and is usually curlier and "Fleece" feels more like an Angora goat and usually has looser open waves when long. Some coats are best described as half way between these two extremes.
"Hair" or "Combination" means the coat will shed to some degree and tends to look more wiry/scruffy - almost like a terrier. See the website for examples. Hair coats are lower maintenance and often require only minimal trimming and grooming compared to wool and fleece. Wool is widely regarded as the most likely to suit those with allergies, though every individual is different.
* Describe the Coat you would prefer. Write in prefered order if open to more than one.
Would you consider a Hair /Combination (Shedding) coat?

Upcoming litters and expected colours are listed on the website- obviously choosing from this range will ensure a pup sooner than waiting for one specific colour option which may not be planned imminently. Colours like Caramel, Creams, Reds and Chocolates can fade to lighter shades over time due to complex genetic factors. I can usually indicate how much this is likely in a given litter.
* Colours- tick those you would accept (preference in next question)

if you have strong preferences within your selected colours please write the order First to Last here -
As part of my commitment to ethical and responsible breeding I require that all buyers agree to contact me if at any stage they are unable or unwilling to care for the dog. The dog must be returned to me unless I approve the rehoming they have planned. All contact details must be kept updated with Vineyard. Puppies and dogs must not be sold, traded or given away. Carer Homes enter into a Contract with Vineyard and in doing so agree to certain terms and conditions.
Full Carer Home price is $2000. Deposit , non refundable $250. Desexing at Breeders expense at contract end. 2 litter minimum term for females.
* I have read the Carer Home Information provided Separatly and understand the expectations.

* I am ready to adopt and understand a deposit will be requested immediately if I am successful in my application. I have read the explanation of payment terms above and the Carer Home information sheet provided separately.

Any other questions, comments, additional information......
* Have you owned an entire dog previously? Male? Female?
* Do you have much/any knowlege of Canine Breeding?
* I understand that by becoming a Family Carer Home for Vineyard Labradoodles I am signing a contract obliging me to to follow the terms of the Breeder Home and contact Vineyard and return the dog if at any stage I am unable or unwilling to care for it .
* I Understand that the Bitch/Dog will be desexed at the conclusion of his/her involvement in Vineyard's breeding program and only then will the dog be legally transferred to my name. I do not have any rights to breed the dog myself.
* Please indicate if you may be able/willing to assist in transport of the dog ( breeding related appointments at vet/to my home etc) and if you are available durring the day or able to allow access to your yard for me to collect the dog if you are at work.
* I understand that I must be able to safely contain the dog in my house or fenced yard to become a Carer Home
Congratulations you have finished!
Your application will be emailed to me when you press submit HOWEVER I strongly recommend you keep a copy just in case of a technical failure! You can either screen shot, copy and paste into a word doc or print it now - this will prevent you having to start over should there be any problems.
Once submitted you should receive a brief Thank you message- feel free to email me in 24 hrs to check if your application has arrived.
There is currently new Legislation before the Upper House which may/will significantly impact on Carer Family arrangements. Leigh will keep you informed of any such changes and assist you in compliance with any changes. Current Lifetime Council Registration of an Entire (undesexed) dog is $250 which you will have to pay as all dogs need to be registered in the Council Jurisdiction in which they reside. FYI Life Registration of a desexed dog is $100.
* I understand there may be Gov't changes to the Registration process and am happy to work with Leigh to comply.

Any Other Questions/ Comments.