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This Golden Retriever nicknamed Gilda sold and went to a new family.

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Female Golden Retriever

$--- - Deposit: $300.00

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2 years, 19 weeks


No, Local Pickup Only

Champion Bloodlines

Champion Sired

Show Potential

Included Items

  • • akc papers
  • • microchip available
  • • life long advice
  • • toy from 'home'
  • • vaccinations utd
  • • 1 year warranty

Deposit: $300.00



Temperament is first and foremost since what good is a gorgeous healthy dog if you can't live with it. We breed for a well rounded dog without sacrificing looks nor genetic health. These are intelligent loving people oriented family companions.

All pups are born and reside in the house. As such they are well socialized to the cats as well as non-mom adults. Our pups are handed every day of their lives, not just a quick hug but exposed to a wide variety of stimuli as they grow. They will have the inside of their mouths and tongue touched to get pups used to having things removed from their mouths as needed (while this is good for play and return on fetch it is much more important for the possibly of having to remove something dangerous like old foil and bones someone tossed out). Their feet are handled daily in addition toenail trimmings started young to get them used to it well before it is needed. They will experience multiple levels and types of noises that vary with the radio or TV on all day tuned to talk stations or classical music. Their play pen is near the window so in the hustle and bustle of everyday life plus they really do watch the coming and going at the bird feeder. For the hunter as well as the family these pups will have been on the deck to hear fire crackers nearby (this is also good desensitizing training for the din of thunderstorms and car noises). we start with crate training to papers and outside as age and weather dictate. Additionally, pups will have some alone practice in the crate to ease the transition to your home. Our pups are very secure with who they are by the time they leave and ready for your to continue their teaching to be good canine citizens.
We are retired military and very much enjoy our dogs with a limited number of litters yearly as enjoyable hobby. While the rabbits and the chickens are nice they just don't pull the heart strings as well as the dogs. Our dogs get to enjoy 40 fenced acres with ponds and creeks to play in when outside with us. the big guys are always up for a run in the woods with the 4 wheeler. we offer a 1-year life threatening congenital defects warranty on pups as we are confident in the quality of the breeding and anything serious should show up by then.
Temperament testing starts at 5 to 6 weeks old. most of these pups fall very well into the high intelligence and tractability range being people oriented and eager to learn. Please let us know what you are looking for in a pup as we can evaluate and perhaps recommend one pup over another. We live with these guys and can tell you more about an individual than a picture or a onetime visit can tell you. Everyone can have an off day and that boisterous bouncing pup may be having a great day while the normally more attentive pup wants to sit and watch the world go by.
If you have certain needs or desires in a pup let us know so we can best match you and your new best friend.
A good number of pups from these lines have gone into service work - therapy dogs - ptsd dogs - handicap assist - children with autism companions - but most importantly as cherished family members
We do have a waiting list but limit the number of folks on it for expected litters to not count our 'chicks before they hatch'. We ask $100 to be on the waiting list and that is nonrefundable should you change your mind to be fair to others who may be placed lower on the list or not on the list at all as well as the pup awaiting his/her home.
We will send pictures and information about what is going on in your pup’s life for your scrapbook as they grow.
By the time a pup turns 4 weeks old we will want you to be a 1/2 down.
We recommend micro-chipping but realize not everyone wants that so we offer that service before the pup leaves as an extra for $25. We offer the newer extra small chip that is about 1/2 the size of the traditional chip.
The AKC has been kind enough to offer 30 days’ free pet insurance when you register your pup
Some folks want us to continue basic training past 8 weeks old when a pup normally can be in their new home. The fee for that will vary depending on what training you may wish us to start for you.
Delivery is a negotiable option as we understand working folks don't have the flexibility of retirees to travel to 'fetch' their pup home.

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Member Since:  March 2014

Location:  Cookeville, Tennessee

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