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We are located in Southern California. My husband & I are a team and he’s at my side through all the late night births and every vet visit. Over the last decade, we have raised a few generations of beautiful sweet-natured goldens that have become wonderful companions and support animals. Many of our puppy families continue to trust us for a second and third pup and we find many great homes because of their referrals. Owners are stopped on the street and asked where their dog was bred and that feels so good! Our family-raised Golden Retrievers are born, nurtured & loved in our home, socialized from day one. All pups are vet-checked, premium fed, & given age-appropriate shots & worming. We put all of our time, energy & love into each and every individual dog & pup to ensure they are healthy, happy, confident babies, & very loved! Our owners become part of our larger family.
Our carefully selected golden parents come from healthy lineage, with great temperaments, and no known history of cancer, joint disease, heart disease or other genetic concerns. We do genetic health testing to rule out any breed relevant diseases & get their OFA health certification before we breed. We feed our adults and offspring premium food, nutritional supplements and regular immunity builders to ensure they are in the best health and breeding condition. We partner with expert reproductive veterinarians to monitor our adults and ensure our puppies get the best possible start to life!
Our puppies are socialized and raised indoors with the family to encourage the human bond and produce confident, happy puppies. We do Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction to support maximum brain development, adaptability and focus. We provide a play area designed to encourage exploration & healthy play. We introduce crate training readiness for a smooth transition to their forever homes. Our in-home litters transition to families with the support of 4 weeks of virtual puppy training for the best possible start.
Pick order deposit have begun! This litter will be ready for adoption by Christmas. 7 females, 3 males. Blonde to medium golden, raised in the family home. Both parents are AKC registered,. Doc is OFA certified, DNA tested clear of all genetic diseases. Mom Luna has some European champions in her lineage and has also been genetically tested. Pups will be vet checked. first shots, etc. Families will choose specific pups in order of deposit after Thanksgiving. Ready at 8 weeks, 12/20. $3000 AKC Limited
The National Park Litter, born 11/26 will go home January 20th vet checked, 1st shots, dewormings & microchip. Both parents are on the smaller side, 60- 67 lbs so pups may be as well. Our pups are given Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction training and access to a 4 week Puppy System training course for optimal support for adopting families. Both parents are AKC, DNA genetically clear & have OFA eyes, heart and hips/elbows OFA preliminaries. Pedigree info available on request. Puppies from this litter include CKC registration paperwork. $3000. CKC. Pick order spots remain for 5 males & 2 females. Deposits have begin so if you are interested, please submit questionnaire at the top of the webpage.
Doc & Hope's pups are a beautiful blend, some golden and some deep red. Doc is a genetically tested clear, OFA certified and Hope is a blocky blonde with an stunning face and lovely temperament, genetically tested as well, so no puppies will be impacted by genetic disease. The color variety is wonderful, with something for everyone. DOB 11/25. They go home around January 20th with vet checks, first shots, deworming, $3500 AKC Limited. Pedigree info available on request.
Both parents are AKC, DNA genetically clear, OFA completed for heart, OFA certifications or preliminary for hips/elbows. Our pups are given Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction training and our families are enrolled in the 4 week Puppy System training course for optimal support in their new homes. Vet checked, first shots, dewormings, microchip, gifts etc
k9data pedigree & health testing. Deposits are open now and spots are almost full. Two pick order spots for females and 1-2 spots for males. Apply through the link on the first page above. Please email if you have questions.
Her beautiful pups have arrived! Email announcements are going out to our interest list families and deposits have begun!
She is sweet as can be and loves to please us. She also loves to play fetch and will give her mom Brandy a bit of competition but surrenders in the end. She is AKC, DNA genetically clear, OFA completed for heart, OFA preliminary for hips/elbows. She's a very attentive mama! Our pups are given Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction training and access to a 4 week Puppy System training course for optimal support for adopting families
k9data pedigree & health testing link:
Her beautiful pups have arrived! Email announcements are out and deposits are open!
Chanel is a petite 60 lb golden from wonderful European champion lines and is my sweet velcro girl. She is AKC, DNA genetically clear & has OFA eyes, heart and her hips/elbows OFA preliminaries are good/normal. This is her first litter, paired with Wyatt who is also on the smaller side, 67 lbs. She is a fabulous mom! Our pups are given Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction training and access to a 4 week Puppy System training course for optimal support for adopting families.
Confirmed pregnant by ultrasound for 12/9 due date. She is the alpha queen of the castle! She is sweet but in charge. If there is a game of fetch or find it, she has drive & WILL be the one to get it by hook or by crook. She and Doc are both AKC, DNA genetically clear & OFA certified for heart, hips, elbows & eyes. She loves on all her babies and is a good teacher. Our pups are given Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction training and access to a 4 week Puppy System training course for optimal support for adopting families. K9data pedigree & health testing link:
Brandy's due date is coming (12/9) and we’re getting prepared. We will let the vet decide whether this is her last litter or not, based on how easily she delivers. Submit an application for a priority email announcement when they are born and deposits are open (early Feb '24 adoption, depending on DOB). We expect a small litter of all dark golden pups and a larger build.
Doc is a stunning dog with lots of drive and personality. He LOVES to go in the pool and to fetch balls, toys, sticks, pine cones, etc. His coat is a dark mahogany red with a full mane & tail. He is the sire of our in-house litters as well as some others locally. He is DNA genetically clear of genetic diseases & OFA certified, heart, hips, elbows & eyes. k9data pedigree & health testing link:
Wyatt is Doc's son & would sit at my side all day if he could, waiting for snuggles. He loves all ball & toy games and running in front of the hose too. He is totally in love with us, but I’m his favorite. His DNA genetic testing is clear of all inheritable diseases & he has OFA heart & eye certifications, OFA preliminary hips/elbows. He is a smaller golden boy (about 67 lbs) so we are pairing him specifically for those who prefer a more compact golden. k9data pedigree & health testing:
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A lot of these are mentioned in our reviews. Here are a few:
We have received great feedback regarding temperaments from our lines, in fact we ourselves have retained a few generations because they are so personable. Our pet families send updates about how sweet they are, in some cases the best they have owned. Of course, every pup is individual and can benefit from early training and socialization, but several in our lines have tested well for emotional support or service. Some recent pups are currently in training with Patriot Service Dogs (for veterans), The Service Dog Connection (for disabled/mobility) and the National Institute of Canine Service & Training (for First Response K9). We are so proud of these babies!
Your first step is to complete the application questionnaire (see How to Apply?). That helps me know your preferences of gender, timing and shade of golden (blonde, golden or red) and more about your home and family. I will then send email announcements after they are born regarding relevant availability. Then it's time for the gender specific pick order deposit. Specific puppies are not chosen until their personalities are emerging and they engage with prospective families. You wouldn't chose a spouse by looks alone, so we feel it's important to meet and connect with them individually and get our input. When pups are 5-6 weeks old, we'll set face to face appointments in order of deposit to choose your puppy with an additional deposit due. The balance is due when it is time for them to go home at 8 weeks, after their final vet check. Be sure to add our email address as a trusted contact so your spam filter doesn't delay our announcement emails!
There is no obligation or fee to submit our application questionnaire. This will give you priority updates before they are public, based on your preferences of timing, shade of golden and gender. We will email announcements when there are pups available for deposit that would suit your family. You can change your timing and preferences anytime by simply replying to our announcement email. Link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1WqT2dUVDil2w_GhWvdBE3B7GKhiC0miEol_Nkkgs9wy4vg/viewform
These are various purebred registry types. Our dogs are AKC, which stands for American Kennel Club. AKC has the most historical ancestry records, back to the 1800's for goldens, spot checked and verified by DNA. AKC Limited registration is the most common & best for companion and service dogs. Full AKC registration includes breeding/show rights and is rarely granted for our at-home litters and the majority of our stud offspring. CKC is Continental Kennel Club. There are occasional litters by our stud(s) with a CKC mom so those pups are CKC registered and more affordable. If you are looking for AKC or prefer CKC, getting on our interest list for advance emails will help you find a match. If we don't have a good fit, we are more than happy to refer to someone we trust.
Generally no. That is why we generally don't accept deposits before birth. When you deposit, we make a commitment to you that you will definitely be getting your puppy and will turn away other families. We will not consider other inquiries once we take a deposit on the availability. If you have to change your plans that means your puppy does not have someone else lined up, so we'd need to start over in our search for the right family. If you give us reasonable notice and another good home is found for the pup right away, we will often consider returning a portion of your deposit minus any additional expenses for advertising, extended search, etc. If we ourselves have to cancel due to some unforeseen circumstance, we will refund 100% promptly.
We prefer local families or those willing to come meet us face to face. Travel can be traumatic for a puppy so we want to be sure it is as seamless as possible. We have met a few families curbside at our local airport (Ontario or Orange County) for a short accompanied flight, but we won't send a puppy alone as cargo. We may use a pet-friendly ground transport company (Four-Legged Kids Bus) or flight nanny at buyer expense, if it is not too far.
Yes, we partner with Dre Nolon of My Loyal Hound to support our puppy families, including their enrollment in The Puppy System and we also offer the same course at a discounted rate for puppy parents who adopt their puppy from someone else. It's a 4-week virtual puppy training course that offers unlimited, personalized support at your fingertips, plus a weekly zoom Q & A and an interactive community page. The course is accessible for a year so you can repeat lessons again and again. This course provides excellent support with:
If I missed something that you and others would like to know, please reach out. We are generally very responsive by email. 4LoveOfGoldens@gmail.com
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