Please contact us for up to date information. See below for pricing.
$500 deposit to reserve a puppy (non-refundable, except for emergencies, so that we know you are committed to the purchase and how many puppies are sold). (360) 652-8742
Our dogs all live with us on our 10 acre farm. You can visit the parents and / or puppies by appointment. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a puppy. (The business reason for the deposit being non-refundable is so that the puppy seller knows the puppy buyer is committed and won't back out. This way, the seller isn't letting other interested parties go...thinking the litter is all sold.) Our written sales contract provides your guarantees (three years on hips), purchase and health record information. Puppies are picked in order of date first contacted, after the veterinary exam, at eight weeks of age on the day you take your puppy home. (Prior to pick up day you may visit the litter by appointment.) This is done so that you know the pre-purchase veterinary exam results before you choose your puppy and because their personalities are also more apparent at closer to eight weeks of age. The best way to pick a puppy is by it's personality. Puppies are whelped in our home, are handled daily, well socialized, vaccinated (first shot), naturally weaned by their dams at seven weeks, properly dewormed, basic training started and examined by a veterinarian before you pick your puppy. Some visitors and even the vet techs have told us that our dogs and puppies are happier (than others). We attribute this to raising them naturally on our farm with the freedom to be a dog and with encouragement, minimal stress and allowing them to be naturally weaned by the dam. (Newborn desensitizing can sometimes create issues and they already get lots of stimulation from their dam and litter mates.) More information below...
Helpful Hints: No. 1 - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...Do not expose your new puppy to potentially deadly canine diseases in public places until it has finished its booster series (3 shots). Expect your Golden puppy to have the "exuberance of youth" for it's first few years. It will help to exercise your dog(s) to exercise your dog to expend some energy before you have to leave it (alone or with another canine pal) and before vet appointments.
Physical Development: At about 4 1/2 weeks the puppies are mature enough to interact well with people. While their bones are developing (two years+), it is very important to let your puppy rest and to exercise it "moderately and regularly" to encourage proper joint development and to avoid causing damage. (No slippery floors, repeated jumping and no long stairs regularly until it's fully grown.) See article about hips linked on our Health page.
Food: Our veterinarian said, "Any good dog food is fine".
From 6 to 16 weeks of age is an important learning window for puppies. For best results, start immediately gently teaching your puppy proper behavior such as not to mouth or jump on people. Always praise for anything done right. Discourage bad behavior by saying a loud "No" one time only and then redirecting to a positive activity. See our Health page for more information.
Is your puppy digging holes (or tunnels) in the yard? Solution: Fill it up right away and spread a good amount of it's poop on top of the hole. To deter chewing, spread a thin layer of undiluted liquid dish soap (not antibacterial) on the object of interest to the dog. The soap doesn't smell or taste good to a dog and usually works well to stop (or at least slow down) chewing on valuable objects. Goldens are extremely obedient and if you catch it doing something you don't want it to do and yell "No!" at the dog just once, that's usually enough. Never over correct or your dog may choose to habitually avoid you or may become fearful. For chewing satisfaction plain rawhide squares, raw beef leg bones, and heavy duty rubber chew toys work well. Wetting a new rawhide with water can help the dog to take it.
Lastly, to help your canine pet live a long life, make sure it came from health tested parents, keep it safe and its vaccinations current (have titers checked in lieu of annual vaccinations) , give it adequate moderate exercise, eliminate stress, keep it lean, feed it a good quality dog food, or partial raw diet. (Dogs can eat raw chicken bones. NEVER feed a dog cooked chicken bones or rib beef bones which can splinter.) Our veterinarian said any good dog food is fine. The puppies are fed a combination of puppy food brands at the same time to help ease transition to the food at their new home. Also, everyone seems to agree that dogs are happier with another canine buddy in their pack. This way they are never bored or alone.
EUROPEAN AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES - (360) 652-8742.
Along with your puppy you will receive: AKC REGISTRATION FORM, SALES CONTRACT, AKC REUNITE MICROCHIP, 30 days AKC pet insurance, Veterinarian health exam report and a sales contract with health guarantee that includes three years for hips as long as you keep receipts for having fed a large breed puppy / dog food of your choice and there was no accident or injury as indicated by a veterinarian.
GR PUPPY PRICE $3000 (If you got on the wait list prior to Aug. 1, 2020, then you will pay the price advertised at the time you made your reservation.)
A $500 deposit will hold your puppy reservation.
WA state sales tax applies to all puppy sales and is 7.8% for our location.
NOTE: Puppy price will be $3000 beginning August 1st, 2020. This close to the price other quality breeders in WA are charging for the same European pedigrees, health testing on the parents and with similar guarantees (we guarantee hips for three years).
We sell all puppies initially with limited registration. To get full registration, the puppy must pass its preliminary health tests or eyes, heart, hips and elbows at over 12 months of age. If passed, then a $500 fee is due to the breeder / seller and then the owner / buyer and seller submit an AKC status change form to the AKC to change the status to unlimited registration ($25 AKC fee) so that it's offspring can be registered. We run our business this way so that puppies which do not pass their initial health testing cannot have offspring registered if they do not pass their basic health testing and so that the buyer is not paying a unlimited breeding fee ahead of the testing.
AKC COCKER SPANIELS - As of Fall 2020 we do not know when our next Cocker litter will be, but if you would like your name on a potential wait list, just let us know!
Our paternal Cocker line began with this brown and tan stud AKC CH Shadowcast Your Talkin To Much (aka Georgie/Jaden; AKC SR49459904) who also produced for Ky-Ann Cockers. He now lives in Canada with a breeder and he's a healthy 12 years old in 2019. We love handsome, healthy and perfectly well behaved Georgie! He started life as a caged show dog evidenced by him running in small circles when excited, but he has been living the life of freedom as a farm dog ever since.
Our maternal line began with Sadie who is a solid black field type from a black and white sire and a buff dam (an outcrossing of color lineages). Fortunately, we have two lovely daughters from Georgie and Sadie...Daisy (YOB 2012) Sissy (YOB 2016) who lives with friends of ours. Daisy AKC SS05805301; OFA CHIC #131887. Sissy AKC SR96225105, at 23 months of age passed eyes, heart, hips elbows and is genetically "Clear" for all five genetic diseases on the Cocker Spaniel panel of tests with Paw Print Genetics.
This is a very healthy and fertile line of AKC Cocker Spaniels and we want to keep a good thing going!
Litter sizes have been 7 to 11 and whelping and lactation is easy for these girls. Health testing includes hips, patellas, eyes and heart and Paw Print Genetics diagnostic testing. We take into consideration the AKC American Cocker Spaniel breed standard, but we breed for the traditional looks Cockers had decades ago with slightly longer backs, lower tail set/rump, correct ear set, and more elegant and refined facial features. The puppies have nice, even temperaments, tight eyelids, beautiful heads, average amount of coat that is easier to maintain and adult weights of 24 to 29 pounds.
Puppies are picked in order of date contacted the day you take your puppy home. This is because we want you to know the veterinary exam results before you pick your puppy! Prior to that you can visit the puppies anytime by appointment.
Dewormed on schedule; first vaccination included.
Veterinarian health check done at 7-8 weeks with a detailed health report for your puppy.
One-year health guarantee.
NOTE: Tails are not docked typically, unless requested otherwise. There is absolutely no good reason to cut off tails, except that the AKC still requires it for show dogs. Our veterinarian, Dr. Krystal Grant, no longer docks tails! When it is done, it has to be as newborns who are too young for anesthesia and so it is extremely painful for the puppy. They yelp, scream and cry. Tail docking is illegal in many other countries. Dogs need their tails for communication, balance and protection of their back ends. If you are against this extremely painful practice, then please contact the breed clubs and the AKC to ask them to stop requiring tail docking for Cocker Spaniel show dogs. With enough communication, maybe we can get them to change the rules. Thank you from the puppies!
Our puppies are also listed at www.puppyfind.com, akcmarketplace.com and occasionally on Facebook.
ADULT DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION/GUARDIAN HOMES: None at this time.
Doing what we love and loving what we do,... Overpopulation or not? When we did more research on populations for dogs, horses and alpacas the information and statistics from registries showed there is a significant pet shortage as well as a significant decline in registrations (i.e. births). There has been a well over 60 % decline in AKC registrations in recent years. This much decline can lead to bottlenecking of genetics with loss of bloodlines and eventually even breeds.
ASPCA stastics show that approximately 3% of dogs and cats in the US end up in shelters each year. This occurs mostly in large cities. In our town, the shelter imports adoptable dogs and cats from far away. Thus, 97% of pets are at home! Less than half of all households own dogs and cats.
So please don't believe and don't continue the rumors you hear that were started decades ago by a very few people with extreme perspectives...like no one should own animals or dog breeders should give their puppies away for free. This farm requires knowledge and work 365 days a year and over two-thirds of our farm's gross income goes to pay for operating expenses (supports the local economy) and taxes (supports others)..aka free market economics. We believe we are stewards of the living things on this planet and those things...plants and creatures...need our care and nurturing which includes responsible breeding practices in order to perpetuate the species for future generations.
Animal population decline has been a concern and a reality for a very long time and ownership is a right, a privilege and a blessing. Most breeders and owners take very good care of their animals.
Breeder's Rights of First Refusal and Not to Sell - Breeder, as original and current owner, retains the right to be the first to select from a litter for the purpose of selecting breeding program replacements and to not sell a puppy for any reason.