Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, SAR, Tracking, Obedience,
Hunting, Agility, Therapy, Dock Jumping, and Pets
has been bred! Puppies will be born approximately April
15th going home around June 2nd. Full--Not
accepting any more deposits.
These puppies will be extremely
suitable for field trials, hunt tests, obedience,
tracking, hunting, agility, therapy, and pets.
Bailey is a Master Hunter that is an excellent hunting dog.
Forman is getting close to consistently finishing All-Age Stakes.
This breeding will produce extremely trainable pups that are
going to be a joy to have with a ton of talent! Puppies will
be dark gold (red) in color and approximately 60 lbs. as adults.
Forman [FC AFC Steeplehill Ranger OS
FDHF x Topbrass Dixie Chick MH WCX OD] is a great performance
dog with exceptional marking ability, winning the Open at
the National Golden Retriever Specialty in 2016. As a 6-month-old
he was able to do 250-300 yard marks and earned his junior
hunt title the weekend he turned 7 months and became Qualified
All-Age at 2 1/2. His strong suits, besides his marking, are
his athleticism and intense drive--he loves to retrieve and
train! At the same time he is extemely easy to have around
the house and yard and loves people. He is currently competing
in Open and Amateur competitions. He is competitive in all-breed
trials, earning a JAM in an 89-dog Open in Morris, MN!! He
is an extremely strong field trial dog and passes that on
to his puppies.
Bailey is an all-around dog. She comes
from a strong pedigree which includes FC AFC Emberain Beau
Geste OS FDHF, FC AFC Glenhaven HTRS MN Baronet MH OS FDHF,
AFC Caymans Rum Point Red OS FDHF, and FTCH AFTCH Cedarpond
Beetlejuice Razcal Am*** OD. She was our first dog after my
husband and I decided to trial and test. She has excellent
line manners and is extremely birdy, earning her Master Hunt
title Spring 2015. She makes a great hunting companion and
is the one relatives and neighbors ask to take along because
of her personality: she has no trouble sitting in a blind
or duck boat for a day and is always ready to go. she retrieves
hundreds of birds every year.
We expect these puppies to be
intense retrievers, especially in the water; great markers;
and exceptional hunting companions, while still being extremely
trainable, sociable, and loving.
All puppies come with
neurological stimulation from 3 to 16 days
Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks
Guarantee in Writing
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Puppy Starter Kit
The puppy price is $2900 (plus
Minnesota and county sales tax) and reflects
the quality of breeding; the resources we
have invested in training, trialing, and testing
our dogs; our continual attention to health
clearances; and improvement of our breeding
stock. We strive for quality--carefully selecting
our breedings. We will do our best to steer
you to the breeding that will best meet your
needs; our breedings are geared towards all-purpose
dogs, but because of the various characteristics
and genetics of our dogs, some of our breedings
may lend themselves to being extremely strong
field trial litters.We require
a deposit of $300 to reserve puppies in advance
of whelping or after litter is born to ensure
you are on the final list.
we sell are AKC registered with the "Thunderstruck"
prefix. Puppies are sold under limited registration
until buyers have proof of health clearances
for hip, elbow, heart, and eyes, at which time
full registration will be transferred. See puppy
warranty link for more information.
Our puppies are carefully raised: receiving
neurological stimulation, well-balanced socialization,
and exposure to birds and crates. They are individually
stimulated daily from 3-16 days. As they grow they will
be problem-solving, playing, interacting with people
of all ages, exercising, and beginning retrieving when
ready. We are true believers of the benefits of early
individual stimulation and socialization to maximize
These puppies will act as if they have
been part of your home from the moment they transition
from our home to yours. Pups experiencing these early
benefits grow into mature, well-adjusted adult dogs.
Before leaving Thunderstruck Retrievers, we do final
testing and evaluating of our puppies using behavioral
methods to best determine which puppies match with which
prospective homes and to make final puppy placements.
We feel strongly about placing puppies
in homes that best match their behaviors, personalities,
and potential rather than having a "pick of the
litter" system. Because of the stimulation, socialization,
and exposure all of our puppies recieve from an early
age, starting at Day 3, all puppies are highly desirable.
We place puppies at approximately 6 1/2 weeks of age
after observations and Puppy Aptitude Testing that analyzes
areas such as retrieving, sensitivity, dominance, etc.;
thus, it is important for clients to fill out the puppy
application in its entirety and give us as much information
as you can. We want you to be happy with the puppy we
place in your home.
Choosing the right puppy
for you is an important decision that lasts the life time
of the dog and we are available to ensure you have the
information you need to make that choice. We would like
to give you as much information as possible and answer
any questions you have. You may also fill out and submit
a puppy application form. Another useful reference in
your choice is the Golden
Retriever Club of America.
buy a Thunderstruck puppy????
We are here to ensure that you receive
the highest quality puppy with the healthiest start
possible. Not only have we bought our own dogs out
of proven stock, but we have continued that tradition
by actively training our dogs and competing/testing/hunting
We are active constantly in social,
as well as working situations, with all of our dogs,
so we are able to constantly assess their personalities
and abilities. We use this knowledge when breeding,
rather than just their pedigrees. We have a limited
number of litters from each of our females because
our dogs are not just used for breeding.
We have benefitted from breeders before
us that have developed methods which have sent puppies
to our home that immediately fit into our family and
are eager to learn. Because we have had this experience
first hand, we value that when sending a puppy to
your home. When a confident, friendly, lovable, crazy-to-retrieve
puppy arrives the first day and acts like it has never
known anything different, it is an amazing experience!
You will know that it has the start it needs to become
a well-adjusted adult dog that you can enjoy for years.
We will make sure your puppy has socialization
every day, has been introduced to birds and retrieving,
and learns how to play. We want it to be ready to
become a part of your family. We also know the value
of health clearances and DNA testing. Our puppy warranty
is our guarantee that you will have a healthy companion.
We have a 26-month guarantee (hip, elbow, and cardiac)
since some of the final clearances can not be done
until 2 years of age. This litter will be DNA tested
for Ichthyosis since both parents are carriers. New
owners will be notified of status.
For your own reference, these are
the testing ages:
Any age--CERF eye (after registration
number), and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA2, Ichthyosis
12 months--Cardiac and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not hesitate to contact
us with questions and inquiries.