Prices and deposit information for our puppies can be found on our Puppies Page . We only hold a puppy once a deposit is placed. If we do not have your deposit, we cannot hold a puppy. If we have puppies that stay longer than 8-weeks, we charge a fee to board and begin training and continue socializing your puppy ($75/day).
If we cannot provide you with a puppy of the gender you reserved, there are 3 options:
1) We will fully refund your deposit.
2) You may be offered a puppy of the opposite sex (if available).
3) You can transfer your deposit towards a later litter.
If we have puppies that stay longer than 8-weeks, we charge a fee to board and begin training and continue socializing your puppy ($75/day). This includes food, continuation of crate training, recall, etc. This needs to be arranged on an individual basis.
Once you have placed a deposit for a litter, we will add you to our list. When our females go into heat, we create a private Facebook group only for the families on that litter. We post photos and videos regularly documenting the pre-natal veterinary ultrasounds and radiographs and the daily activities of the puppies from birth until they go home! We offer a very unique experience for our families to be involved in the lives of their developing puppies!
Currently, we are not having visits of our dogs & puppies. Since our puppies & dogs do not live at a facility, they live in our home in a family environment, we want our dogs to have safety and privacy. However, we do want you, our future puppy family, to feel comfortable with where your puppy is coming from and lives. Technology offers great options for a virtual visit and experience. We can Utilize FaceTime, zoom, Instagram video and live so you can see in detail where your puppy is being raised. You will get to pick out your pup in person when they are around 6 weeks old.
Golden Retrievers are loving, obedient, and we find they are easy to train because they thrive on pleasing the humans in their life. In addition, they have a well-mannered temperament, making them great family pets which is what we breed for. They are extremely active and are always happy to go on a walk, play fetch, and interact with people and other pets. Our breed's nature tends to mature slowly and maintains a silly puppy personality for many years after they're grown, which is one of the reasons they are referred to as the "FOREVER PUPPY" in personality. Both males and females follow the temperament described above. We absolutely love our males and females at our kennel, and cannot see one being better than the other, unless you just love a certain gender's name.
Generally at 8-weeks-old. There is a lot of different information on when the optimal time for a puppy to leave mama and siblings. We have found 8-weeks is a great time to start training and avoid the hierarchy that can happen among litter mates. As long as we feel comfortable with the puppy's progress, our puppies are ready to leave our home at 8-weeks-old. Even though puppies are weaned at 6-7 weeks, puppies do learn bite inhibition around 6-7 weeks of age, so keeping puppies with litter mates and mom can help the puppy learn that it hurts to be bitten by another puppy and they tend to bite less. This is not always the case because puppies have a strong need to bite and chew, but it's a great start. Additional training is also extremely important.
From Frontiers in Veterinary Science: The suggested guideline for males, based on the increased risks of joint disorders and cancers, is delaying neutering until beyond a year of age. The suggested guideline for females, based on the increased occurrence of cancers at all spaying ages, is spaying at one year and remaining vigilant for the cancers. Be sure to consult your veterinarian and click the link above to access full publication.
Congratulations on bringing a new puppy into your life! If your goal is have a happy, well-behaved adult dog that you can accompany you wherever you go for years to come, then early socialization is the MOST important thing you can do for him. Socialization is the process of introducing your puppy to the world in a way that will help him be confident and unafraid of people, places and things that he will encounter throughout his life. The most critical socialization window occurs before the age of 12 weeks, and that window is considered to be closing by 5 months. Here is a great check-list!
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