Congratulations to the 2016 Winner Gabriela Gonzales from the University of Florida
Puppies for Sale
We have Golden & English Cream colored pups.
These are our current Golden & English Cream puppies available for sale. All of our Golden Retriever puppies prior to being sent home have received all of their age appropriate shots, been de-wormed at least 3 times, are microchipped and received socialization from day one. We believe it is important that the pups be handled often. We begin basic training with all of our Golden Retriever puppies beginning at about 4 weeks. We teach them to come to a whistle, a snap or a hand clap. At about 6 weeks we begin crate training. By the time they are ready to go home at 8 weeks old, they have often picked up quite a bit of their basic obedience training. You may opt to have us continue their training at an additional cost.
*All prices subject to Ca. sales tax*
As a breeding kennel we feel it’s important to do our best to produce pups hat conform to the American Kennel Club Standards for Golden Retrievers.Their General Appearance should be of a symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition.As far as size the males should stand 23-24 inches in height at withers; females 21½-22½ inches. The animal’s length from breastbone to point of buttocks slightly greater than height at withers in ratio of 12:11. The weight for males between 65-75 pounds, and for females between 55-65 pounds.The head of a golden retriever should be broad in skull, slightly arched laterally and longitudinally without prominence of frontal bones (forehead) or occipital bones. Stop well defined but not abrupt. Foreface deep and wide, nearly as long as skull. Muzzle straight in profile, blending smooth and strongly into skull; when viewed in profile or from above, slightly deeper and wider at stop than at tip. No heaviness in flews. Removal of whiskers is permitted but not preferred. Eyes friendly and intelligent in expression, medium large with dark, close-fitting rims, set well apart and reasonably deep in sockets. Color preferably dark brown; medium brown acceptable. Slant eyes and narrow, triangular eyes detract from correct expression and are to be faulted. No white or haw visible when looking straight ahead. Ears rather short with front edge attached well behind and just above the eye and falling close to cheek. When pulled forward, tip of ear should just cover the eye. Nose black or brownish black, though fading to a lighter shade in cold weather not serious. Teeth scissors bite, in which the outer side of the lower incisors touches the inner side of the upper incisors. Their topline should consist of a medium long neck, merging gradually into well laid back shoulders, giving sturdy, muscular appearance. Backline strong and level from withers to slightly sloping croup, whether standing or moving. Body well balanced, short coupled, deep through the chest. Chest between forelegs at least as wide as a man’s closed hand including thumb, with well developed fore chest. Brisket extends to elbow. Ribs long and well sprung but not barrel shaped, extending well towards hindquarters. Loin short, muscular, wide and deep, with very little tuck-up. Tail well set on, thick and muscular at the base, following the natural line of the croup. Tail bones extend to, but not below, the point of hock. Carried with merry action, level or with some moderate upward curve.Their forequarters should be muscular, well coordinated with hindquarters and capable of free movement. Shoulder blades long and well laid back with upper tips fairly close together at withers. Upper arms appear about the same length as the blades, setting the elbows back beneath the upper tip of the blades, close to the ribs without looseness. Legs, viewed from the front, straight with good bone, but not to the point of coarseness. Pasterns short and strong, sloping slightly with no suggestion of weakness. Dewclaws on forelegs may be removed, but are normally left on. Feet medium size, round, compact, and well knuckled, with thick pads. Excess hair may be trimmed to show natural size and contour.Their hindquarters need to be broad and strongly muscled. Profile of croup slopes slightly; the pelvic bone slopes at a slightly greater angle. In a natural stance, the femur joins the pelvis at approximately a 90-degree angle; stifles well bent; hocks well let down with short, strong rear pasterns. Their back Feet should follow the same guidelines as the front feet. Legs straight when viewed from rear.A Golden Retriever’s Coat is dense and water-repellent with good undercoat. Outer coat firm and resilient, neither coarse nor silky, lying close to body; may be straight or wavy. Untrimmed natural ruff; moderate feathering on back of forelegs and on under body; heavier feathering on front of neck, back of thighs and underside of tail. Coat on head, paws, and front of legs is short and even.Their color should be rich, lustrous golden of various shades. Feathering may be lighter than rest of coat. With the exception of graying or whitening of face or body due to age, any white marking, other than a few white hairs on the chest, should be penalized according to its extent. Allowable light shadings are not to be confused with white markings.In the ring a golden retriever’s gait should be free, smooth, powerful and well coordinated, showing good reach. Viewed from any position, legs turn neither in nor out, nor do feet cross or interfere with each other. As speed increases, feet tend to converge toward center line of balance. It is recommended that dogs be shown on a loose lead to reflect true gait.
And of course temperament for a golden retriever is friendly, reliable, and trustworthy.
These standards have been approved and accepted on October 13, 1981 and reformatted August 18, 1990.
These standards were found on the AKC Web Site
“Golden Retriever Breed Standard.” American Kennel Club- Golden Retriever. 30 October 2010.American Kennel Club INC. 30 October 2010< http://www.akc.org/breeds/golden_retriever/ >