Eden Kennels  2019

 Please check back with us later in the summer for an update on our 2019 litter plans.  If you are interested in a Golden Retriever puppy later in the year you may copy our puppy application form into the body of an email and complete it there prior to sending. 

Litter information, whelping news, pictures and puppy milestones are regularly updated on this page below in the "Puppy Nugget" section as they happen. Please take note: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR PUPPIES.  


All puppies will be:
- Canadian Kennel Club registered
- Micro-chipped and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association pet recovery database.
- Vet-examined with their first vaccinations.
- Insured with 6 weeks of puppy health insurance covering any accidents or illness

All puppies come with:
- A 2 year health guarantee
- Lifetime support
- A puppy package to help you transition your new puppy into your home

Please scroll down to find:
Information on our current litter or planned breedings. Whelping news, pictures and puppy milestones will all be regularly updated on this page in the Puppy Nuggets section. For a complete picture on how we raise and care for our puppies or for pictures and videos from our previous litters please visit our Blog Page




  Spinnaker x Lana.  Born Jan 22, 2019  All puppies have been reserved and released to their new homes



Eden's Spitfire RN



 CH. Ambertru's Cheap Trick
DAM: Eden's A Dance With Dragons 

HIPS: OFA GR-122229G24F-VPI  
EYES: OFA GR-EYE12920/15F-PI   




GCH. Feli Fey Flying Dutchman JW SGWC



Int. Ch. Xanthos Mondriaan SGWC CCA
DAM: CH, VDH JCH Goldstrike Wild Cherry

HIPS: BVA 5/5 & OFA GR-119729G54M-VPI



Litter Pedigree:

  Moon Litter 2019

CAN GCH Feli Fey Flying Dutchman JW SGWC
Int. Ch. Xanthos Mondriaan SGWC CCA
Dutch Ch, Dutch, Lux-, German Junior Champion Sultan Of Sand v.d. Beerse Hoeve JW A'dam 07,Bundesjgdsieger 07,Clubjgdsieger 07
Xanthos Foreign Affaire
CH, VDH JCH Goldstrike Wild Cherry
EW'15, Multi Ch. Majik Truth Or Dare NL/D/VDH/LUX/INT/SE/DK BDSG '10, Am.Winner '10
String of Pearls Frou-Frou
Eden's Spitfire RN
Can CH. Ambertru's Cheap Trick
BISS Am GCH Am/Can CH Yukon's Turn The Page Am/Can OS
Can Ch. Ambertru's Sweet Chilli Heat OD
Eden's A Dance With Dragons
Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD RN
Eden's Watch Her Strut

 Puppy Nuggets

Lana Spinnaker Litter 2019

January 30, 2019
Moon Litter 1 Week

Puppies are a week old now and their dark nose and paw pigment is coming in nicely. Nails have been clipped and they are still being weighed daily to confirm that they are gaining steadily.

We waited a few extra days to start the Early Neurological Stimulation Program and The Avid Dogs Scenting Protocol as removing the puppies from the whelping box was making Lana too anxious. Since she is normally a calm and content mother we saw no need to push her beyond her comfort level.
So far the scent items we have used has been a Fox Tail and a Grouse Wing.

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January 25, 2019
They Have Arrived!


They Have Arrived!

I am happy to announce Lana whelped her puppies Tuesday morning, gifting us 6 lovely, little girls and 1 big, bouncing, baby boy.

It was a textbook birth with the first few puppies coming around 10 minutes apart with a 1 hour whelping pause halfway through before popping out the rest, so all done within 2 hours. I wish all my litters where that quick and easy as there was nothing for me to do but help dry them off and move them out of the way when another one was coming.

Pups are all nursing vigorously and have gained weight in the last 24 hours. Lana is relaxed, eating and doing her job to perfection!

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January 15, 2019
Lana Preg Time Line

Pregnancy Progression Calendar for Lana, Nov 2018 – Jan 2019.

Expected Whelping Date: January 24 to 27

Breeding Dates:
Nov 23 and Nov 25


  • First day of mating.
  • 48 hours after the first mating the bitch is mated again.

Week 1 and 2


  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.
  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.
  • Fertilization occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus
  • Fertilized eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
  • The migration continues to enable even spacing of the embryos.
  • During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocysts
  • The blastocysts implant in the wall of the uterus and starts forming a placenta.
  •  The blastocysts are now referred to as embryos.

 Week 3


  • The embryos will progressively be enveloped in a protective membrane that provides them with the necessary supply of nutrients.
  • By the third week after conception, the heartbeat is visible via ultrasound
  • Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus.
  • The Dam may appear a bit apathetic.
  • The Dam may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time. Feeding the Dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.


 Week 4 and 5


  • Ears appear on the embryos around day 22 
  • The Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner.
  • An experienced person (veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant. It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized and easy to count.
  • Eyelids appear during the fifth week around day 32 with the front and hind limb buds sprouting between days 33 and 35. The skeleton develops between days 33 and 39,
  • Embryos all start out as female, those destined to be male develop the Y chromosome, with sex differentiation occurring about day 36
  • Day 35 marks the end of embryogenesis (the first phase of gestation). The organs are now all beginning to form and we now refer to the embryo as a foetus.

Week 6 


  • The Dams’ food ration is increased but excessive weight gain is avoided.
  • The claws appear during the sixth week on day 40 and the foetuses are now fully developed miniature dogs. During this foetal phase and in particular from the 40th day onwards the foetus’ weight will increase by around 75%.
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.

Week 7 


  • The first hairs appear around day 45.
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them is a bit more difficult. The Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
  • Her breasts become swollen.
  • Nesting behaviour starts. She may become restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
  • The whelping box is set up away from all activity and excitement.
  • The Dam now requires a diet with higher energy, protein and mineral content. She might lose her appetite during this period as her abdomen can be crowded with puppies so smaller but more frequent meals are spaced throughout the day.
  • Abdominal movement is now easily detect.

Week 8 


  • The Dam is given a bath with special care given to her nipples and vulva.
  • Hair surrounding the nipples is trimmed to allow easier access for the puppies to suckle.
  •  Towards the 50th day of gestation, the foetuses skeletons are ossified.

Week 9 


  •  An x-ray can be taken around day 57 in order to count the number of foetuses however this count can be subjective depending on several factors such as who is doing the counting, if the uterus is crowded or the x-ray is of poor quality.
  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.
  • A courtesy call is given to the Vet’s office and emergency on-call information is obtained.
  • The Dams rectal temperature is now taken each morning and evening.
  • Nesting behaviour may become more pronounced.
  • Whelping takes place 63 days from ovulation.  When ovulation date is unknown on average we calculate the whelping window to be around Day 63 to Day 67 from date of first breeding. As this is just an estimate, whelping can take place sooner or later than expected.
  • 24 to 48 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams’ rectal temperature may take a significant drop. 



  • Restlessness and anxiety may be evident as her body prepares for whelping.
  • Our vet is notified of impending whelp.
  • Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
  • Nesting behaviour starts in earnest, panting, digging, throwing up and shivering are all normal behaviours that may be seen during stage 1 of labour.


 Expected Whelping Window: January 24 to 28



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