We are a small hobby breeder and all of our dogs are part of the family!
Our Goldens are true to the Breed Standard and cleared for all breed-specific diseases including:
Congenital Cardiac Disease
Hereditary Eye Disease
Ichthyosis (1 & 2)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5 (NCL)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (1 & 2)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
We are members in good standing of...
The Golden Retriever Club of America & Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club
Click here for in-depth information about the breed, health concerns, and help selecting the right breeder.
All of our litters are planned months in advance (sometimes more!) and pedigrees are researched back 5+ generations to ensure healthy, happy, and sound puppies capable of competing in all aspects of AKC events but most importantly loving family companions!
Puppies are raised in our home and are socialized on a daily basis from the time they are born until they are ready to leave with their new family. We raise our puppies with Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia's method most recently called "Developing High Achievers". We've used this method for many years now and believe it's essential to puppy growth and development.
Our dogs and puppies are raised with minimal vaccines and chemicals for optimal health and longevity. We are firm believers that less is more. Vaccines, flea/tick medications, and early spay/neuter play a huge role in our dog's sensitive immune system.
We expect our puppy clients to follow the same protocols.
If you are interested in a puppy, filling out our application is the first step in the process. Unfortunately, because of the number of inquiries received, an application must be filled out to be considered for one of our puppies. Once your application is received we will get back to you with any questions we may have. You will be added to our list and contacted once the breeding has taken place. Visits will be set up once pregnancy has been confirmed. A one-time "open house" will be scheduled when the puppies are 6-7 weeks old, attendance is imperative. Puppies are seen by our vet at 7.5 weeks and are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks.
Before puppies leave our home they are wormed several times, checked by our veterinarian, micro-chipped, and aptitude tested using Volhard's Puppy Aptitude test. Since we've spent so much time with these puppies, we will choose which one best suits your family. Pet puppies are sold with spay/neuter contracts and AKC Limited Registration. If show puppies are desired from the pertaining litter, they will be placed first.
Puppies are sent home with a custom "Puppy Packet" which will include copies of both parents' pictures, health clearances, aptitude test results, pedigree, feeding instructions, and other goodies.
Puppy Photo Album
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