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Blaze x Sniper Litter

Thunderstruck Hells Bells MH *** x Heads Up Thunderstruck Long Shot SH

**Excellent Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Agility, SAR, Tracking, Hunting, Service Dogs, and Pets-

Breeding expected to take place approximately Nov/Dec 2024 with puppies born Feb. 2025 and going home around April of 2025.


Blaze and Sniper should produce some excellent balanced pups. Blaze is has excellent drive and desire and never wants to quit hunting or training; Sniper is extremely talented with an excellent nose and always wants to please. We expect this litter to just be a well-balanced all-around litter that can meet the chanllenges of any venue--a great all-purpose liter!!!


Thunderstruck Hells Bells MH ***


Heads Up Thunderstruck Long Shot SH


DOB: 4/13/2018
Registration: AKC SS04894005
Hip clearance: OFA GR-130070G27F-VPI
Elbow clearance: OFA GR-EL49643F27
Thyroid clearance: OFA GR-TH4020/27F-VPI
Cardiac clearance: GR-ACA5810/27F-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE18177/74F-VPI
prcd-PRA: Clear
PRA1: Clear
Ichthyosis: Carrier
DM: Clear
PRA2: Clear
MD: Clear
NCL: Clear

DOB: 11/12/2021
Registration: AKC SS35218701
Hip clearance: OFA GR-144077G24M-P-VPI
Elbow clearance: OFA GR-EL63852M24-P-VPI
Thyroid clearance: OFA Pending
Cardiac clearance: OFA GR-ACA9610/20M-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE31706/31M-VPI (5/23)
prcd-PRA: Clear
PRA1: Clear
Ichthyosis: Carrier
DM: Clear
PRA2: Clear
MD: Clear
NCL: Clear

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Sniper's Page


4-Generation Pedigree

Litter Highlights

Sniper [FC Thistle Rocks Red Ike MH QA2 WCX OS x Heads Up Leading Edge Denali ** MH WCX] is a well-liked dog around the kennel. He has a loving personality, a great attitude, and loves training. He has his Senior Hunter title, and has a pass towards his Master Hunter title, which we will finish this summer. We expect him to continue on to All Age in Field Trials. He is an up and coming Thunderstruck dog!!

Blaze [Thunderstruck Like None Otter QA2 MH WCX OS x Where There's Smoke There's Fire MH ***] makes us smile every day!! She is an unbelievable pheasant dog--no birds are left in the field! 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 is Qualified All-Age, has a Master Hunter title (has , and qualified for the 2021 Master National as well as the 2023 Master Amateur Invitational. She is currently training for All-Age Field Trials and continuing her Hunt Test career as well as hunting.

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 Tyus go hard and are extremely athletic! These pups should be all muscle and drive and have excellent noses!!


All puppies come with the following:

Individual neurological stimulation from 3 to 16 days Eukanuba Puppy Starter Kit
Individual Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks Wormed
Health Guarantee in Writing DHAPP vaccination
AKC Trovan Microchipped AKC Litter Registration
Veterinarian Examination  

Price and Deposit

The puppy price is $3800 (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.

Puppy Buyer Information

Our puppies are carefully raised: receiving early 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 puppy potential.

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 determine puppy placements 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.

Why 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 with them.

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
12 months--Cardiac and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and Elbow clearances
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and inquiries.

Thunderstruck Retrievers, LLC
8961 Teal Trail SW
Lowry, MN 56349
Call: 320-766-9624 (Benita) or 320-766-7038 (Todd)
Email: otterness@thunderstruckretrievers.com

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