Frequently Asked Questions

Do you breed English Creme/Rare White Golden Retrievers?

No, there is no such thing as English Creme or Rare white Goldens. A Golden is a Golden. We breed the English style of Golden Retrievers. They are light in color(our preference), stockier than American and have blockier heads. The term "English Creme" was made by American breeders to try to make them seem more rare or desirable. 

Do they shed?

Yes. Goldens definitely shed!

 

Are your dogs health tested and what tests do you do? Yes, of course they are. The dogs will have hips, elbows, eyes and heart tested and all will be found on OFA.  Our dogs are also clear/free of PRA-PRCD, PRA1,PRA2,DM, MD, ICT, NCL, OI, and SAN. 

Where are your dogs and puppies raised? All of our dogs are indoor/outdoor dogs. They are NOT kennel raised. Yes, we have crates, but our dogs live indoors with us and are free to come inside whenever they please. All puppies are raised in our home until 4 weeks of age and after that they are moved into our garage to give them a bigger pen set up. They spend a lot of time during the day in the house with us as well. They are not always in their pen.

How many litters do you have a year?

It depends on how many breeding females we have. Usually, we have about 2 litters a year.

Will I be able to come visit my puppy? Yes, you are allowed to come visit your puppy around 7 weeks of age. Some things are different with COVID though.

How does the puppy picking process work? 

We do guided picks for your puppy. You will likely get a choice between the two best puppies we think will suite you/your families lifestyle based off of their temperament. This takes place around 6 1/2- 7 weeks.

What do you do with the puppies during their first 8 weeks with you? It all starts at 3 days old we start with ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation) and it ends at day 16. You can read more about ENS and what benefits it has here.

Once the puppies ears open we start desensitizing them to a multitude of noises, cars, fire alarms, fireworks, kids yelling, pots dropping, doors slamming and so much more. At this point we also spend individual cuddle and loving time with them, getting them used to being touched and away from their litter mates. 

As they start to walk around we introduce new objects daily whether that be a new toy, or a new everyday household objects. (Fair warning, our puppies love the vacuum and are definitely not afraid of it). 

We start them on crate training and manding(not jumping on people for attention). We work hard to make sure that they are getting the best possible start to their life. 

The puppies are trained to go potty on pressed paper pellets, we have found this to be the most sanitary way to potty train our puppies.

What do the puppies come with?

All puppies come AKC Registered, microchipped, dewormed, and vaccinated between 7-8 weeks. They will be fully vet checked by our vet. They come with a health guarantee as well, which can be viewed here.

Will you give out full registration?

The short answer is no. Occasionally we will give full registration to a reputable breeder if we have a quality puppy.However, we are very particular with who we allow to have full registration.

What is the difference between limited and full registration?

Limited registration is what 95% of our puppies are sold with, it is the pet registration it means no breeding rights. Full means you get breeding rights. 

Do you sell older retired breeding dogs?

On occasion, we will have an older female available that is done breeding, but it is NOT often at all. They will be around 4-5 years old. 

What food do you feed your dogs and puppies?

Currently, we are feeding Fromm Large Breed kibble.