Breeding program

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GOALS

My goal is to breed for health, temperament, structure, performance and pleasing looks.  The breed standard states that Golden Retrievers are primarily hunting dogs.  I am most interested in placing puppies in competitive (field, obedience or agility) or working homes (hunting, search & rescue and therapy).  My ideal puppy home is a competitive or working and family home. I will consider placing puppies in family homes, if they have an active lifestyle.  My puppies do best when provided lots of exercise and stimulation. 

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How Puppies Are Raised

 Puppies are whelped and raised in the house.  Early Neurological Stimulation is done during the 3rd to 16th day of life.  They are exposed to a variety of sounds and experiences.  The puppies are introduced to bird wings and water.  A minimum of one puppy test is done as close to 7 weeks as possible.  At this time, I am not removing dew claws.  

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Contract & Guaranties

All puppies are sold under a sales contract and placed on AKC Limited Registration.  All dogs in my breeding program have clearances for hips, elbows, heart, eyes and thyroid.  Longevity and health are important components of a solid breeding program.  No matter how carefully dogs are selected for my breeding program, I cannot guarantee that all puppies will be free of genetic problems.  I provide a limited warranty if a puppy should be diagnosed with a genetic problem that limits it from doing the work it was originally purchased for.