When raising our puppies we follow...
The Rule of Sevens
-- By the time a puppy is 7 weeks old, it should have:
1. Been on 7 different surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, woodchips, etc…
2. Played with 7 different types of objects: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, wooden items, milk jugs, etc…
3. Been in 7 different locations: front yard, back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, kennel, etc....
4. Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults.
5. Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, climb off a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence...
6. Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, pie plate, frying pan, etc....
7. Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, kitchen, basement, laundry room, bathroom, x-pen, etc…
Written by Pat Schaap
All puppies are microchipped for permanent identification and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club recovery program
We feed and recommend EUKANUBA PUPPY food or IAM'S PUPPY food for all our puppies. After several years of trial and error we have found that we are pleased enough with both of these foods to comfortably recommend them.
If you wish further information about how we raise our puppies please visit our Blog Archive
Please be advised;
- we do not air ship our puppies,
- all our puppies are sold on a CKC non-breeding agreement,
- we reserve the right to return all deposits and refuse to sell a puppy to any home we deem unsuitable at any time for any reason.
- we strongly suggest that you visit our Picking Puppies page and our English Cream Retriever page
Canine Theriogenology For Dog Enthusiasts
Dr. Root Kustritz, DVM PHD DACT Professor. Breeding management, reproductive disease, contraception and sterilization of dogs.
What Responsible Breeders Really Do
Golden Retriever Club of America