Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Agility, SAR,
Tracking, Hunting, Service Dogs, and Pets--
is expected to take place in early fall with puppies
born in fall and going home early winter.
We chose this breeding to produce
outstanding field-bred puppies that will have high desire
and a lot of go!! Blaze and Royal are both hard-going retrievers
that love the game!
These puppies should
be extremely suitable for many venues!! They will
be extremely eager and intense. Blaze and Royal both
go hard and do well competively. Because of the strong desire
and drive that they both have, we are very excited for this
litter as we feel it will produce puppies that competitive
people will love to own and train, but will definitely be
a great fit for hunting homes that want a hard-driving hunting
dog. These puppies will be medium gold to dk gold (red)
in color and weigh approximately 55-70 lbs. as adults.
Salt Marsh Royal Blue QA2
Registration: AKC SS04894005
Hip clearance: Pending when 2
Elbow clearance: Pending when 2
Thyroid clearance: Pending
Cardiac clearance: GR-ACA5810/27F-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE18177/14F-VPI
Registration: AKC SS02195004
Hip clearance: OFA GR-127465G24M-VPI
Elbow clearance: OFA GR-EL47041M24-VPI
Cardiac clearance: OFA GR-CA35763/27M/C-VPI
Royal [KC's Hair Apparent ***x
Salt Marsh Tegan-Lir ***] is one of those great dogs that
just loves to train and has a ton of style. He shows up
every day giving it all he has. He is extremely fast,
very watery with a great water entry, excellent marker
and blind dog! He is just fun to train and fun to watch!!
He has an on/off switch between working and relaxing.
Though he is very affectionate and loving, he is not a
pest and extremely easy to have in the house. He is QA2
and is running All-Age stakes.
Blaze [Thunderstruck Like None Otter
QA2 MH WCX OS x Where There's Smoke There's Fire MH ***]
makes us smile every day!! She just goes out as fast as
she can to a mark and returns just as fast! We love training
her. She is just a great little retriever with a wonderful
personality and a ton of talent! Blaze has 2 Senior Hunter
passes, is starting Master also, and is competing in Qualifyings.
Because Blaze and Royal are
so similar in talent and personality, we expect these puppies
to be intense retrievers; great markers; exceptional competition
dogs; and exceptional hunting companions, while still being
extremely trainable, sociable, and loving. Both Blaze and
Royal go hard and are extremely athletic.
All puppies come with
neurological stimulation from 3 to 16 days
Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks
Guarantee in Writing
|AKC Trovan Microchipped
||AKC Litter Registration
Puppy Starter Kit
The puppy price is $3200
(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.
Puppies are ready to
go home at 7 weeks. The puppies we sell are AKC registered
with the "Thunderstruck" prefix. Our health
guarantee is null and void if the registered name
does not begin 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 receive 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 that
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, eye, and
cardiac) since some of the final clearances can not
be done until 2 years of age.
For your own reference,
these are the testing ages:
Any age--Eye clearances
and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA 2, NCL, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow clearances
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.