Delmarva Golden Retrievers has a very selective breeding program. As a responsible breeder I am committed to producing healthy, sound puppies that conform to the Golden standard in structure and temperament. An exhaustive but thorough research of pedigrees insures me that I am making the right choice not only for my breeding program but also for the betterment of the breed in general. I typically breed anywhere from 1-3 litters per year.
Each litter is raised in my home under the best possible controlled conditions. The whelping room is monitored by video so I can keep a watchful eye on things but still give the dam her privacy. Before leaving my home at the age of 8 weeks, I introduce the litter to other dogs and people. They have been on a variety of surfaces and have played in several different areas of my home/yard. I feel this produces a mentally healthy and outgoing puppy which adapts easily to new surroundings.
Puppies are de-wormed, vaccinated, started on heartworm prevention and checked by my Veterinarian before leaving my home. Pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter sales agreement and registered with the American Kennel Club on"Limited Registration". I support minimal vaccinating of animals.I require all clients to pull a blood titer instead of yearly vaccines. If you or your Vet has a problem with this protocol, then I am NOT the breeder for you.
Each client receives a puppy paacket which includes articles, pedigree, photo of the parents, clearances on parents, etc. The day you pick up your puppy you will receive a 16 oz bottle of Isle of Dogs tearless puppy shampoo, a Nylabone DuraChew, a record of vaccinations / medications to date, sales agreement, and you will be asked for the name you have chosen for the registration. All puppies are $2300 (pet or show / male or female) and includes the price of registration. Please do not insult me by asking if I will take a lesser amount...I will not. The cost of properly raising a litter has increased exponentially (Vet expenses, food, etc). I am available to answer any questions or concerns you may have for the life of your Golden.
A one time only "open house" will be held when the puppies are 5-6 weeks old. This is for clients only.
Please note: Puppies are placed with their new owners based on the completed application. I will chose the puppy best suited to the clients' lifestyle. I do not let the owner chose their own puppy. All puppies will be evaluated at the age of 7-7 1/2 weeks. Show/performance puppies are chosen first and always take priority.
I will NOT respond to third party inquiries. Email will be deleted.
Important: Adding your name to the waiting list does not guarantee you will receive a puppy. Variables include: number of puppies whelped, overall quality (pet vs. show) and the gender breakdown. A deposit of $500 will be required to hold a reservation as my puppies are in high demand. A full refund will be issued if the sex you have chosen is not available or if there were not enough puppies in the litter.
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A guide to my interviewing process
1) I will list the breeding at which time I will start taking inquiries 2) You will receive an application once I look over your email 3) If your application is approved, I will set up an interview 4) If the interview goes well, you will be permanently added to my client list PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT let people come to my house just to "visit" with the dogs unless the application has been approved.
I may possibly have a litter due summer 2019 but I can not guarantee that (if interested in the 2019 breeding, send an email and I will file in my breeding folder. I will not be contacting people until my plans are finalized in the spring)
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The GRCA provides puppy referral as a convenience to puppy buyers to find out about breeders who are GRCA members and their litters. GRCA takes no responsibility whatsoever for any puppies/dogs that you may acquire through GRCA puppy referral. GRCA is not responsible for any breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will GRCA be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to read ACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER, as found on the grca.org website, for general information about obtaining a puppy, to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a puppy from the breeders whose names you obtain from GRCA puppy referral.
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