THE “T” LITTER AKA THE “PERFECT STORM” LITTER
I am thrilled to announce that Truly has been bred to Bally!!! Breeding took place in mid-Sept 2017, and pregnancy has been confirmed. Bally is a gorgeous boy, son of 2 Dual Dog Hall of Famers. He presents excellent movement and structure with a proper retriever coat. He is also the youngest golden in the history of the breed to achieve a Grand Champion title and a Master Hunter Title, and only golden to achieve both 100% owner handled. In his owner’s words, he is fast, athletic, super marker, honest in water with canny intelligence. Bally, like Truly, takes corrections well and bounces back quickly. Puppies from this litter are expected to excel in performance trials and hunt tests, as well as make excellent home companions and real-life hunting partners. I expect these pups to be good looking, focused, fast, confident, and smart, with excellent work and water ethics. I will consider co-ownership from this litter to serious working homes only. We will have pups available to pet homes as well. Click on the image of the happy couple to see litter pedigree. Contact me for more information.
I am accepting applications at this time. It is our hope to donate one puppy to the This Able Veteran service dog program, as part of our continued commitment to our veterans.
Below is information about our past litters. At the bottom of the page is information on how we raise our puppies. You can visit our Facebook/Grapevine Goldens page to view videos and photos of past pups and their families! See also “Litter photo albums” with each announcement below for slideshows.
If we do not have puppies available, please contact the Golden Retriever Club of America for a breeder referral in your area.
The “A” Litter 2014
The “M” Litter 2013
Our very first litter born here at Grapevine! Nine Girls, Two Boys born 9/12/13 Litter photo album.
The “I” Litter 2014
Amazing litter of Eight Girls, Six Boys were born 9/26/2014! This was a repeat breeding, and we were not disappointed! Litter photo album.
The “R” Litter
Riley’s first litter! Born 9/17/2013 Six Girls, Five Boys. Litter photo album. What an experience! We didn’t think Maggie took, so we also allowed Riley to breed. Surprise! Both girls had litters of 11 each! Needless to say, I was very busy. 🙂
At Grapevine Goldens, our pups are family raised in our home and is a task we take very seriously. We do all we can to prepare the little ones for working, showing, and the world in general, as part of a family through good nutrition, care, love, grooming, and enrichment experiences. Enrichment activities, we believe, help develop the pups brains, builds intelligence and teaches the pups to learn to learn. Using early stimulation techniques, problem solving toys and games; puppy agility equipment; daily walks and swimming (weather permitting) exposure to game birds and gun shot noise, as well as daily household noises. Each puppy receives individual alone time with us, and are socialized with friends and family (and children of all ages!) and approved adult dogs.
They are well on their way to basic obedience training by using shaping techniques, as well as being potty trained and exposed to crates. All puppies are given a puppy personality/aptitude/temperament test to ensure we select the perfect pup for you. Every step of the way, we try our best to keep those in the waiting pool updated with photos of the litter, too!
Pups go home between the 8th to 10th weeks of age, but this does depend on each litter’s best interests. It is very important for the pups to stay with parents and siblings at LEAST their 8th week, as there is much to learn during this time. On your visit, we will be able to answer any questions you may have, discuss your questionnaire/contract, and help you better prepare yourselves for the day your baby comes home. You should plan on your visit lasting between 1-2 hours. Of course, our commitment to our puppies does not end when you take him or her home. We are always available for help and advice through the life of your puppy.