I very seldomly breed my dogs and only occasionally have a few litters. I follow The Golden Retriever Club of America's (GRCA’s) Code of Ethics with my breeding dogs and all of my dogs have hip, elbows, heart and eye clearances, and most genetic tests done as well which are all up on Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). For more information on finding a golden retriever puppy click here.
Our golden retrievers are a huge part of our family. All of our dogs are our pets and sleep in our room (some in our bed). We compete with our dogs in conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, hunt tests and perform therapy work at facilities with them. Our dogs are also dog models for commercials and photo shoots. Breeding correctly takes a lot of care and a lot of time.
Puppies are raised in our house with lots of socialization. They will have been on several different surfaces and around lots of different noises, started crate training, taken for car rides and are exposed to many different types of people, kids and other animals. If it is the right time of year they will have gone swimming.
When puppies are 3 days old, they start the Early Neurological Stimulation and Scent Introduction programs. They do this every day until day 16. The Early Neurological Stimulation was created by the U.S. Military and is a series of 5 small stress activities. These activities will help improve cardiovascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease. The Scent Introduction is simply introducing the puppies to a new scent every day. (bananas, cats, grass, bark, apples, ducks, leather, metal and more!)
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We will do temperament testing at around 7 weeks old and structure evaluations at 8 weeks old. These tests help us determine what puppy would best fit in your home.
Before puppies go home, they will be checked by our veterinarian, are wormed multiple times, have a AKC registration, are microchipped and have their first dose of vaccinations. They head home with a goodie bag and a binder that includes educational articles on various puppy raising topics. (housebreaking, spay/neutering, biting, ext.) copies of parents heath clearances, pictures, pedigree, test results and instructions for the first few days at home.
If you are interested in finding out more about my breeding plans, please contact me.
Please Note: My current wait list for puppies is 6-12 months.