We breed only when we plan on adding a new addition to our gang. Our goal is to produce a healthy, long lived Golden Retriever that conforms to the breed standard and preserves the breed heritage as “primarily a hunting dog”. With that in mind, it will also enjoy any job you ask it to do, and be a wonderful family member through the years.
All of our dogs that we breed will have hip, elbow, advanced cardiac, eye and thyroid clearances (listed on OFA) and all DNA genetic screening appropriate for Golden Retrievers. They also must have a true Golden temperament with upper level performance titles in AKC in field events and agility.
Our pups are born and raised in the house, where they have their own puppy room. As they grow and develop, they are extensively socialized and introduced to situations and environments that are age appropriate, beginning with ENS and ESI.
Our pups go to their new homes at 8 weeks and by that time they will have been introduced to lots of things – clicker conditioning, basic commands, crate and house training, short nature walks and learning to walk on a leash. They will be introduced to wings, puppy retrieves and the water. They also will have lots of play time with their littermates just being puppies! We have years of experience doing this with puppies and it helps them have an easy transition when they go to their new homes. You will have a puppy eager to learn and experience the world.
Our puppies are sold with AKC limited registration to performance or active working homes. They will have a vet exam, be wormed and have received their first immunization (based on a maternal nomograph) More info on nomographs here: https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/cavids/canine-nomograph-what-is-it/). They also will be microchipped and have genetic screening prior to going home. We do NOT remove declaws – please click on the link to read this article:
We have an exciting litter planned for Vesta for in 2024, contact us for details
For lots of good information about Goldens, visit www.grca.org