SAYING " I don't need a dog from a breeder who shows" is like saying " I do not need a house from a builder, that does meets building codes". ( From Facebook)
WHERE TO BUY A GOLDEN RETRIEVER : I can not stress going to a Breeder that shows. That person spends a lot of time researching pedigrees, getting dogs in the conformation ring - proving the quality of their dogs and how it confirms to the breed standard ( by competing for championship). and proper temperament. If you do not buy a puppy from us, please buy from a reputable breeder(use Golden Retriever referral services) If you buy a puppy from us, you become part of our family. We want to stay in contact with you. ( We don't take your money and never to be heard from again = not our style).. We let you know is there is news about parents or littermates, like new titles, health clearances, etc
COMMUNICATION is our best way to see how our breeding program is doing. If you have a problem, you have a place to turn. If we do not know an answer, we will try to help you , find a place where to go to get right answer or training. If for any reason, a reputable breeder will take back a dog they breed at anytime during the dog's lifetime. We are very proud of all the dogs that come from our breeding program. We do not taking breeding Golden Retriever lightly, they are our family.
HEALTH: We health check all of our breeding stock for hips, elbows, eyes & heart to obtain CHIC Clearances. We usually check a lot more such as thyroid, dentition, & DNA testing, Testing the dogs in our breeding program is expensiv and i is added to puppy cost. Some test can be done once in dog's lifetime, others need to be done every year. Please check OFA Website to see these clearances. Our dogs have many generations of clearances. WE CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT NO BLOODLINE IS CLEAR OF ANY OF THESE HEREDITARY ISSUES. BY testing our breeding stock lessens the chance (DOES NOT ELIMINATED IT) that the puppy will have hereditary issues We strive for the healthiest puppy, that can be produced. We also work closely with our veterinarians from breeding to when puppy heads to new home. A Complete Health record will come with each puppy, stating vaccinations, wormings, other medical issues( including health exam done when puppy goes to new home). These things are also done to protect the puppy and yourself from health issues and adds to the cost..
MICROCHIP: All puppies will be microchip with the AKC Reunite Chip. We pay for microchipping but new owner will pay for registration.
HOW PUPPIES ARE RAISED: The puppies are raised in our house. First two weeks in a bedroom. Then moved into the living room for a lots of attention. Visitors are allowed at five weeks of age. They hear household sounds and see activities. They get to go outside after 5 weeks, weather permitting. They are exposed to many surfaces and objects. We do many evaluations with each puppy so it can be placed in the correct home.
FEEDING PUPPIES: The puppies are started on ProPlan and Eukanuba Puppy mixture. A feeding schedule will go home in a puppy packet.
NAMING OF PUPPY: The puppy will be registered with American Kennel Club. Each puppy will be registered with the HILLSIDE prefix follow with a phrase containing the theme of the litter( could be a word or related items. songs or movies)
PUPPY PACKET: goes home with each puppy or can be senr online to new puppy owner. It will have a lot of helpful information. The health record, feeding schedule; sample of food,copies of parent info, a pedigree, sales contract and much more will be included.
PRICING OF THE PUPPY: Raising a puppy that conforms to the proper breed type and temperament is expensive. The price depends on so many factors, Stud Fee, Testing of parents, Breeding expenses, Proper care of mother, health care of mother including but not limited to ultrasounds and x-rays, C sections (if needed), health care of puppies including but not limited to worming meds, other medication, health exam vaccinations and microchips. Our puppies are priced currently at $2500.
No litter planned until 2021! . PLEASE CHECK BACK. INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED BELOW WHEN LITTER IS CONFIRMED!!!