Before you buy a puppy from us, we'd like to get to know you. We breed a few select litters each year and are very careful about the homes to which our puppies go. There are many breeders with a “Pay Pal” feature on their website who will sell a puppy without any knowledge as to where it is going. That is not us. We pour our hearts into these puppies for eight weeks, preparing them to be healthy, happy and loving members of your family and we would be remiss to simply sell a puppy to just anyone.
More importantly, we want to match the right litter and the right puppy to the right family!!! Our childhoods are both filled with wonderful memories of Golden Retrievers, and we are humbled by the opportunity to bring that same kind of joy into other families. It is the driving force behind our breeding program: blessing families with their forever dog. But if you are an active hiking family who wants to explore Yosemite National Park with their golden retriever, we need to select a different puppy for you than for a hang-out-at-home family who wants to take the dog for a nice relaxed walk. Each of our dogs has its own distinct personality and energy level, as does each puppy and YES, you CAN see a lot of a puppy’s personality by week 8! So it’s vital to the happiness of the puppy and the happiness of your family that we get to know you a little before placing a puppy with your family.
One last thing. Our litters sell out, and yet we long to see families find a good puppy even when we have none to offer. The best way to do that is to educate you so that you can find another breeder who you can trust. Essentially, breeder choice comes down to three key elements: socialization, pedigree, and health clearances. DO NOT COMPROMISE on any of these three!!