At Smokingold Retrievers I breed for versatile performance goldens. In order to get the best performance puppies I strive to meet the breed standard. I not only expect that all the dams and sires of our puppies have health clearances for hips, elbows, eyes and heart, but they also must prove themselves as a superior performance dog prior to producing puppies that will have the SmokinGold stamp on them. When researching pedigrees I look not only at titles and health clearances on dogs but also longevity because I want your puppy to be a part of your life for as long as possible. The price of my puppies is dependent upon the puppy's sire and dam and the cost of the breeding. There is a lot of hard work, time and money that go into breeding good puppies not only after they are whelped but before the breeding ever takes place.
All puppies will have their first round of vaccinations and will be wormed prior to leaving me. I consider my job as a breeder to include extensive socialization of my puppies. Puppies will be exposed to a large variety of people, places, sounds as well as other things including birds and water.
I no longer remove Dew Claws on my puppies. Dew claws have a purpose and there are studies that show that dogs that have had their dew claws removed are more prone to wrist injuries than dogs that have their dew claws. Please watch the video at this link that shows how dogs use their dew claws and one good reason to keep your retriever's dew claws.
Future Breeding Plans
I have no breeding plans for the near future
If you are interested in a future puppy please fill out the puppy questionnaire found at the bottom of this page.
After you and I review your questionnaire, if you would like to reserve a puppy you can send a $300 deposit.
The deposit will be considered a part of the purchase price and will gladly be refunded if there is not a puppy suitable for you.