Want A Golden
So you want a
Golden Retriever Puppy?
At Hollykins we
take pride in the puppies we have so carefully planned
for and lovingly raised. We have very high
standards for our prospective owners. We hope you
ask the same of your breeder.
We hope you have
done your research and are aware of the care and
maintenance required for a Golden Retriever.
Golden Retrievers are predisoposed to certain health
problems. As responsible breeders we have x-rayed
our breeding dogs for Hip & Elbow Dysplasia.
We regularly have their eyes checked by a certified
ophthalmologist. Finally, we have their hearts
cheked by a canine cardiologist. All in all, we
have made every effort to provide our clients with
beautiful, healthy representatives of the breed and if
problems do arise we stand behind our puppies.
should also know that although Goldens tend to be very
intelligent dogs, they require training and proper
socialization to become well behaved family members.
Finally, Goldens shed and need to be groomed regularly.
If the thought of eating dog hair with each meal doesn't appeal to you, or your wardrobe consists of black and
navye blue... this is NOT the breed for you.
All our pet puppies
are sold on Canadian Kennel Club Non-Breeding contracts, accompanied
by our own pet contract. If you are interested in
a pet puppy, you must be willing to spay/neuter your
puppy before it reaches sexual maturity. Your
puppy must be a full time house dog and family
member. We feel it is important to stay in contact
throughout your dog's life. If for any reason you
are unable to keep your dog, it must be returned to us.
A good puppy is
worth waiting for. Be prepared to wait 4-6 months
for that special puppy. In most cases, our
puppies are reserved well in advance of a planned
breeding. In order to be considered for one of our
puppies, it is first required that our online puppy
application be completed and submitted.
Once the application is approved, we will arrange for a
visit to meet your family and give you the opportunity
to meet with ours. Upon final approval, we require
a $200.00 deposit (non-refundable) to reserve your puppy.
What happens next?
Next, we wait for
the arrival of the puppies. Once the puppies are
born I can determine what is available and confirm your
reservation. I supply regular pictures so you can
watch as your puppy grows. At around 5 weeks of
age, weather permitting, I plan a puppy visit for all the
new owners and the puppies. (This visit is limited
to IMMEIDATE family members only.) At this time, I
watch how the puppies intereact and take suggestions on
preferences from potential owners.
choose yoor puppy for you. After years of
experience and many hours spent intereacting with our
puppies before they go, we feel we are the best judge
of which puppy is best suited for your family.
Puppies are for life which is why we want to choose a
puppy that will best suit the needs of its family and
vice versa. Your limited intereacton with the
litter will not give you enough time or information to
make an educated decision on which puppy would best suit
your liefstyle. We carefully pair puppies with
their new owners based on your application, your
interview, your visit and the puppy's personality.
will receive their first vaccines and be tattooed at 7
weeks of age. By this time, they will have been
dewormed several times. They will start leaving
for their new homes the weekend following their 7th or
8th week birthday, (depending on the maturity of the
particular litter). Appointments are arranged for
pick up so we can go over the contents of the puppy
package, sign paperwork and answer any final questions.
puppy package consists of parents' clearances, a
pedigree, vaccination & deworming history, as well as
information on crate training, basic obedience,
feeding, grooming and so much more. We also
provide each puppy with 6 weeks of pet insurance.
We offer lifetime
'technical support' for your new family member. We
appreciate updates as your puppy grow and pictures
are always welcomed.
Feel free to
contact me if you have any questions.
by: Linda Macdonald