Please reach us at (541) 306-1980 if you cannot find an answer to your question
How does the waiting list work?
Once you have paid your $200 deposit and have been placed on a waiting list you are able to choose a puppy from any current litter, or hold a place in line for a future puppy. We understand that life situations change and things happen, so if for some reason we do not have the perfect puppy for you in one litter you are welcome to transfer your deposit at any time to another litter, or to another available puppy at any time.
OUR DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS AGREED UPON BY BOTH PARTIES.
Please make sure you are ready to commit to one of our puppies BEFORE you send your deposit.
Our dogs are tested for ALL genetic disorders that affect the Golden Retriever Breed. We also do either Penn-Hip testing or OFA to ensure our dogs have good hips and elbows to pass on to future generations.
Visit our Available Puppies page to see puppies that are currently available or Planned Litters page to see upcoming litters that are planned. If you see a puppy or litter that you like, fill out the form on the page and put a deposit on that puppy (or litter).
We will contact you by phone to learn a little bit more about your home situation. The remaining balance of the puppy you select must be paid by the time the puppy is six weeks old, unless otherwise agreed upon with the breeder. Otherwise, you will lose your hold on the puppy and your deposit will be retained for another selection. Deposits are either $200 for a litter, or $500 for an available puppy. All deposits are non-refundable.
We also can have the puppy delivered to you by a ground Transport for $300-700.
We also offers shipping with flight nanny for $600-$800
Please give us a call before placing a deposit if you have any questions or specific requests about the kind of dog that will be best for you.
Puppies are priced between $2,000 and $3,000. We base our pricing on the pedigree, genetics, gender, color and conformation of the puppy, availability and demand. Any puppy placed to a breeder will have additional costs.
Raising quality puppies is more costly than one might imagine. Besides the obvious cost of quality food, vitamins, regular worming, flea control, grooming and vaccinations for the breeding dogs there are many other costs. Genetic testing, PennHip Certification, Heart Certification, and Eye Certification.
It is very important to us to breed a healthy, beautiful puppy with correct conformation and a wonderful disposition. Additional expenses include registering a litter so a new owner can apply for papers, the multiple vet exams and health certificate, vaccinations and de-worming, microchipping, fecal exam and feeding the litter quality puppy food. A health guarantee must be factored in as well.
When considering the cost, please remember: Most breeders who charge less than we do probably do not do genetic testing or PennHip Certification. Breeders who do genetic testing often charge a lot more than we do. We try to provide quality puppies in a medium price range affordable to most buyers.
TIME...The time we spend with each puppy can only be measured by their disposition and early socialization skills. Each puppy get's his/her own tailor made program based upon their personal learning profile. Our puppies are raised in the middle of our house not in a shed outside or a kennel in the backyard. It's our responsibility to build the best foundation we can. The end results are priceless!
We make every attempt to be a responsible breeder. We believe responsible buyers will recognize and appreciate this effort!
Yes. Your puppy will go home with a clean bill of health from our veterinarian. We provide this paperwork along with genetic information on both of the puppy's parents. Puppies will have also received their first set of vaccines and microchipped before they go home.
No. We are ethically obligated to only sell our dogs to families and loving homes that treat their pet as part of the family. We will never sell to brokers or research facilities under any circumstances.
Goldens need a lot of space for play and exercise to be happy. If your Golden does not get plenty of physical and mental stimulation during the day, it can become depressed and destructive, which will be a bad experience for you and the dog.. We expect that the puppy will have a fenced yard and someone to spend time with during the day and be taken out regularly.
Please only make a deposit if you can commit to an active daily schedule with your dog, or have friends, family or hired help who can. Especially during the first year. If you make a deposit, we will call you make an introduction and learn more about your lifestyle and living situation.
For the sake of our dogs health and happiness, we reserve the right to return your deposit and refuse the sale of a puppy for any reason. We are the only voice our puppies have!
We might consider it on a very limited basis for a highly qualified professional breeder.
Yes. We upload pictures and videos of each puppy after they are born and add new ones as they grow. The web page assigned to your puppy will be updated regularly. We also post videos on our Facebook page.
If for any reason you cannot keep your puppy or adult dog, we would love to help you finding a new home for your dog. You must agree in the contract of sale that you will not re-sell your dog or leave it at a rescue or shelter.
The first sixteen weeks of the puppy's life are most critical for its development and lifelong behavior. It is important that you take every opportunity to take your puppy out into the world and expose it too as much as you can safely. People, different environments, cars, machines, kids, well-tempered dogs, other animals etc. We pre-socialize your puppy and expose it to many of these things before you take it home, but a good owner must keep it up, even when inconvenient.
We recommend following the "Rule of 7"
The rule of 7 is a technique we learned to help introduce our Golden Retriever puppies to new environments and get them used to many different things they may encounter in their lives. Much like ENS (early Neurological Stimulation) the Rule of seven introduces the pups to small stresses that will help boost confidence, social behavior, and their train-ability.
Been on 7 different types of surfaces: carpet, tile, linoleum, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, and wood chips
Played with 7 different types of objects: rope toys, plush toys, big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, and sticks.
Been in 7 different locations: front & back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, kids room, living room, hallway, Vet’s office, groomers.
Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults, someone walking with a cane or in a wheelchair or walker, someone tall, someone in a hat.
Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence.
Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, human hands, pie plate, tin pan, frying pan, Frisbee, elevated bowl.
Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, exercise pen, basement, laundry room, living room, bathroom, back yard.
Each new, positive experience will help your puppy flourish into a confident companion. Allow your puppy to learn passively by letting them to explore on their own, but make sure he is 100% supervised and that it is a controlled environment. Do not use any harsh training methods with a puppy, because you will break the bond of trust. Training should be fair and fun.
Goldens are people dogs and love their family pack more than anything. They will become the best family dog that your children could ask for. However, some Golden puppies have a tendency to nip lightly with their playmates.. Playtime with your children should be supervised until the puppy has outgrown the teething phase.
We raise every puppy we sell in our own home with our own kids. They have a lot of exposure to children before they go home with you.
Height : Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm), Male: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm)
Weight: Female: 55–71 lbs (25–32 kg), Male: 65–75 lbs (30–34 kg)
We recommend crate training your puppy because it gives your golden a safe den-like place to retreat, and it is especially helpful with potty training.
Your puppy should have an hour or so of play for every 2-3 hours it is alone in the crate during the day. When the puppy gets older and can hold itself longer for potty, it can stay in the crate for longer periods, but it should never exceed 5 hours at a time as a full adult. Your puppy should not live in the crate, it should live with you!
Yes, we think that reward-based socialization classes are good. However, you should wait at least a few weeks after you bring your puppy home so he or she can get acclimated to her new environment.
Be sure to seek out a class with lots of good reviews and if possible, monitor a class before enrolling your dog. Never let a trainer use any methods with your dogs that makes you or dog uncomfortable.
We think the best time to take your puppy home is at 7 or 8 weeks. We do not allow puppies to go home earlier than that.
We recommend getting your Golden groomed by a professional every two months. It is important that your puppy is exposed to grooming, bathing, clipping and brushing before they are 16 weeks old, so they get used to it.
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