Frequent Asked Questions

Is a deposit recommended?
Yes. We encourage deposits especially if you are hoping for a particular gender or from a particular father and mother.

Would a male or a female puppy be a better choice for me?
One of your first considerations when selecting a male or female puppy should be the weight and height of an adult Golden Retriever. Males measure about 23 – 24 inches (58-61 cm) in height at withers (shoulder) and weigh approximately 75 to 95 lbs. Females stand 21-1/2 – 22-1/2 inches (55-57 cm) at the withers and weigh approximately 55 to 75 pounds at maturity.The difference in temperament of a male and a female is rather subtle. 

I work during the day. Can I still enjoy dog companionship?Yes! 
You will require a puppy play pen while your puppy is young so that they can relieve themselves and play safely during your absences. 

Should I crate train my new puppy? Yes! 
We strongly recommend crate training for all dogs and puppies. It is much safer for your home and puppy. It encourages good house training habits, encourages impulse control in stressful situations and reduces stress during veterinary hospital stays or unexpected emergency situations requiring confinement of your puppy or older dog. Crate training is not cruel or mean when used and introduced properly.

What size of crate will my Golden require?
Adult Males require a crate that is 40” long, 26” wide and 32” tall or taller. Adult females require a crate that is 36” long, 24” wide and 32” tall. I recommend that dog owners use an adult male sized crate for both males and females. The extra space allows for more stretching out. During puppy hood you will need to divide off a portion of the crate until they learn to hold their bowels and bladder better. A large space for a small puppy sometimes encourages them to go “potty” in one end, and sleep in the other end.

How much physical exercise does a Golden Retriever need? 
A happy and relaxed dog or puppy requires a minimum of 20 minutes of significant physical (fetch, off-lead walking etc.) exercise daily. A Kong chew toy, antler or puzzle ball will keep their mind engaged during your absences – providing further mental stimulation.Young puppies should not be forced into strenuous physical activities (jogging, biking etc.) until after 18 months of age to protect their joints from serious physical harm. Use caution if you’re unsure. Consult a canine professional if your dog is showing signs of fatigue or lameness during or following exercise.

Can I arrange a kennel visit?  We don't allow visitors to come see the babies till the age of six weeks. Due to health concerns that visitors can track and pass on to the babies. Most people fill out our application and let us pick the right puppy for your life style. If interested in purchasing a puppy click button to the right.

When do you recommend spay or neuter? 
After 12 months of age! Click link below for more information.

What foods are dangerous for my dog? 
Click link below to see the 10 foods you should never feed your dog.
Avoid giving your dog bones that can splinter and cause internal injuries to their intestines, especially such meats as chicken, fish, or pork chop bones.  
We do offer a 4 week and 6 week program! if you are interested, click link below. Please feel free to call and ask questions. Also, Pets Mart offers a good one on one training class for you and your puppy.
Are English Golden Retrievers and American Golden Retrievers the same?

    They are actually both recognized by the AKC as Golden Retrievers. The term “English Cream Golden Retriever” is used in the U.S. to distinguish dogs with very recent genetic lines from European kennels vs those from generations of American lines. In 1936, in England, the KC changed their standard to include cream in acceptable colors. Today, English Golden Retrievers can be found around the world. However, to be a full English Golden Retriever, the dog must have European lines from both parents' sides that meet the standard for the KC.

Health - The English retriever is definitely a healthier dog than the American retriever, as discovered by comparing studies by the Golden Retriever Club of America vs. The British Kennel Club. 62% of American Goldens will die because of cancer, while English Golden’s are 37% less likely to die from cancer.The average lifespan of an English Golden is 15% (19 months) longer than the American retriever. Additionally, English Goldens have been rigorously tested for multiple generations to weed out dogs with higher genetic tendencies toward chronic issues such as hip and elbow dysplasia.

Size: The English Golden Retriever will reach a height between 20-24 inches. Their heads are generally larger and blockier than that of their American counter-parts.

Coat: The thick, soft and water repellent coat can come in a variety of shades. Any shade of gold or cream is acceptable.

Character: English Golden Retrievers are very loyal to their families. They are great with kids and other household pets. They are also very obedient and intelligent

Temperament: English Golden Retrievers are sweet, loving and athletic. They are a laid back breed but yet still playful.

Care: English Golden Retrievers need groomed at least 2 times per week. They should be kept on high quality food and vitamins as well. Exercise is vital in the health of your English Golden Retriever.

Training: English Golden Retrievers are an intelligent breed that need consistent training. They are obedient in nature and are easily trained.