I began breeding Golden Retrievers in 2021 after falling in love with the breed. I took over the Program from my Mother Johanna Trass. I had grown up with Goldens my whole life, with my first goldens, Annie and Tommy. When looking to expand the program I encountered a variety in the appearance, structure, and temperament. I knew Goldens were prone to have health issues and I was determined to do my part to breed beautiful and healthy dogs.
Becoming educated and well informed regarding breeding, health testing and a training curriculum became a top priority. Genetic and health testing was imperative in making complex breeding decisions., along with breeding for the confirmation and temperament traits that our dogs would pass down through to their puppies. Finally finding a puppy curriculum that helped our puppies grow and develop with the confidence to take on any situation was the final step in our Program.
In order to accomplish accurate Temperament Testing and properly evaluate the results, Badass Breeder’s provides a comprehensive curriculum and certification process. Once certified, I continue to remain committed to continual education and mentorship with peers who embrace the Badass Breeders philosophy.
Puppies have both stable and adjustable traits. Traits are observed and tracked beginning at 6 weeks old, these traits are further solidified at 8 weeks old. Below are traits that are evaluated:
Assertiveness (with humans and dogs)
Nerve Strength/ Resiliency
Touch Tolerance (compliance only-not if they like it)
The Badass Breeders Curriculum we implement assists in influencing our puppies adjustable traits. It helps create confident puppies that are brave and bounce back quickly when startled, they are compliant with being touched, they adapt to new sounds and sights well because we work hard at a young age to desensitize them to stimulus that might frighten puppies at a later age. It's overwhelmingly rewarding and an honor to empower our puppies to gain confidence and also trust in humans.
The Puppy Evaluations allow us to see what things your puppy still needs help with or to be sensitive to.
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