1. Do you have any puppies available now? See our “Litters” page for announcements. Phone calls and emails are always welcome!
2. How much are your puppies? The price of my puppies is $1800, which is fair and reasonable for the quality of puppies and pedigrees I am breeding, the amount of time and work I put into the puppies from birth to the day they go to their new homes. There is lots of valuable information regarding if a golden is right for you and how to find a reputable breeder with quality, well-bred puppies on the Golden Retriever Club of America’s website, here, and I am always available to provide more information as well!
3. Do you ship puppies? No, I prefer not to ship puppies. However, I will consider driving to deliver puppies under certain circumstances.
4. Can I come to visit your kennel? I do not run a large “kennel”, this is simply my home! But, yes, visits are welcome, and you should meet your breeder before deciding on one. I do all I can to accommodate visits. If I have very young puppies, for their safety and well-being, I am careful about visits from outsiders and make that judgement on a case-to-case basis.
5. Why can’t I pick my own puppy? I know how anxious everyone feels when getting a new puppy, and how much you want that puppy to be “perfect”. That is why I raise my puppies in an enriched environment, in which I carefully observe and evaluate them for structure, personality, temperament, work abilities, etc. In doing so, I know them better than anyone, and therefore, I know in what type of home every puppy will be well-suited. Also, in making my matches, I will have carefully read over your application and interviewed you several times so I know what type of dog you are looking for–and we do all of this to be able to give each home the puppy they will do best with. Believe me, I want your relationship to be a life-long successful one, just as much as you do! I am asking you to trust me, as your breeder and expert in this decision, as I am trusting you with one of my precious puppies!
6. I am looking for an English Creme only or I’m looking for a dark red only: I breed according to the Golden Retriever breed standard, and the standard accepts a large color range from pale gold to deep red. While I can predict colors, it’s unpredictable what we will get. Coat color doesn’t actually fully develop until the age of 4 or 5 either! It is our hope that you have fully vetted your breeder, and therefore TRUST your breeder and his or her decisions and opinions as to which puppy is right for your home. We do not match puppies with homes based on coat color, nor do we take color into account when matching. From our experience with dogs, we know that each puppy’s temperament, structure and health are what make a dog fit well in its home. If you want to pick your puppy based solely on color, we are not the breeder for you.