|Puppy Selection Process
Based on your description of your family, kids, activities, etc. that you have shared in you’re Getting to Know You form, emails and conversations
we begin watching to see which puppies will blend best into each home.
Around the time the puppies are 6 or 7 weeks old, the selection process begins.
We work with each family in the order they were placed on our reservation list.
We use a wonderful pre-socialization program from the time the babies are born and test our puppies.
We have watched for key things in their personalities and combined that with what we have learned about you and your family.
We ask that you to discuss with your family which are the top 3 puppy selections.
Everybody knows a puppy IS a puppy - Is a puppy! But there are temperaments we look for when considering a puppy for a specific family.
For example if a dog is going to be trained for service work we considered in what area….
A puppy who loves to carry something in his/her mouth ~ retrieving dropped keys, hair brush etc would be a great job for this puppy.
This puppy should be confident, alert and have energy to funnel towards the goal.
If you have children, the ages and activity level is a consideration. We will look for a happy, content puppy that loves to play.
If you are a retired couple that is home a lot you may be looking for the snuggle bunny of the group.
In conclusion, please understand that while we love to talk about the dogs and puppies on the phone, we still need to have your thoughts and
wishes in writing because it is way too easy to forget details of conversations or even worse yet blend two conversation together from different
phone calls. At my age the only multi-tasking I am good at is loving on lots of puppies, at once.
Thank you for your interest in a
Golden Journey Retriever puppy.
Please complete our "Getting to Know You" form.
It will let us know how we can assist you in finding the right pup
for your family. Also, it will aid us in accomplishing our desire
to place our puppies in the best possible homes.
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|European Cream / American Blend Golden Puppies
Catalina is a very happy, easy going girl
and she has matured so beautifully.
She is an amazing mom,
and a friend to all
She weighs approximately 72 lbs.
Rush is calm and attentive and
always has been.
He is Laura's full time support & companion,
and loves to play with babies.
He weighs about 75 lbs.
More Litter Information
We are excited for the litters that are coming. It is getting a bit quiet around here.
Of course, the quiet could have to do with the weather.
Breedings have taken place! They will be confirmed early May.
What we CAN tell you now is, that the puppies will be due the end of May which means that they will
be going home the end July.
Please scroll down to see pictures of a previous litter at about 8 weeks of age.
As soon as we have a breeding we will contact everyone on the lists.
We will also post who the moms are and due dates.
Questions? Let us know by filling out our "Getting to Know You" form.
There is room at the bottom OR on our contact page you will find our email.
| We are Planning A Summer Litter
Reservation list ~
Available for those ready to commit to a male or female puppy with a deposit.
This places you in position for selection. (1st pick, 2nd pick, 3rd pick......)
If we do not have a pregnancy or the gender you requested your deposit will be refunded or
moved to another litter, whichever is your preference.
Often we have more puppies than the 3 males and 3 females we have reserved prior to whelping.
Litter sizes vary however normal here is 8-11.
Will Call list ~
Available to those who may not be quite ready to make a commitment to a reservation position
with a deposit but would like to be in line (while making a decision) and be informed of a breeding,
or the birth of a litter. We "Will Call" the list in the order they were listed.
Gemma is at the top of the charts
in the snuggling department.
She is a great mom,
which makes it very easy for us.
She weighs approximately 7o lbs.
Silas is not only beautiful and athletic
He wants to please more than most.
Plus, he has lots of love to share.
He weighs about 75 lbs.