OUR BREEDING PHILOSOPHY
We are dedicated to keeping the breed's original purpose, as a hunting companion, intact.
Although our focus is primarily breeding for the ability to work in the field, the traits that make a good hunting partner, such as drive and desire, carry over to produce dogs that are eager to work in other areas such as; agility, obedience, tracking, dock diving, search and rescue, and more.
We Breed for health, longevity, temperament, and natural working ability.
We focus our efforts on competing with our dogs. We run our dogs in hunt tests, working certificate tests, and obedience, and beginning to play in agility.
When planning a breeding, it is important to remember that we making decisions to help better the breed. So when choosing a sire we carefully look at what will help build on the strengths and correcting their weaknesses.
Our dogs carry a drip dry, manageable field coat and range in color from light gold, gold, and dark gold.
They are moderate high energy dogs that can work with enthusiasm all day in the field but can settle nice in the house.
We produce Golden Retrievers that are intelligent, biddable, athletic, and demonstrate the temperament standard for the breed, getting along with other dogs and children.
Our dogs fit well into active homes where they will have serious jobs and regular training and exercise.
We try to place most of our puppies in working or performance homes, and a few will go into the right active pet home.
Our puppy price represents not only the quality of the sire and dam, but the effort we put into researching pedigree combinations, the cost of thorough health testing that we do on all of our dogs, and the cost of raising our puppies and carefully matching each puppy with each buyer.
We try hard to reduce the risk of genetic defects but it is NOT possible to avoid all genetic problems in a breeding program. At the present state of DNA testing, we cannot know the genetic makeup of our dogs thoroughly enough to avoid all diseases. We cannot promise you a perfectly healthy puppy but we can promise that we have used our experience and expertise to make sound judgement about genetic disease, and that we have discussed the risks with you ahead of time.
All puppies are sold on a Limited Registration.