Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Agility, SAR,
Tracking, Hunting, Service Dogs, and Pets--
expected in the spring approximately April with puppies
born in June and going home in August of 2019.
We chose this breeding to produce
outstanding field-bred puppies that will have high desire
and a lot of go!! Dreya and Dixon are both hard-going retrievers
that love the game! This litter will be a great combination
of talent, drive, and trainability.
These puppies should
be extremely suitable for many venues!! They will
be extremely trainable and talented. Dreya and Dixon
both go hard and do well competively. 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/pet homes that want
a talented hunting dog with an on/off switch. These puppies
will be lt gold to gold in color and weigh approximately
55-70 lbs. as adults.
Dixon [Topbrass Hawks Blackhawk
*** WC x Thistle Rocks Storm Warning Maurene MH *** WCX]
is a blast to train and handle. He goes extremely hard
and is a thinker and problem solver. It is just fun to
watch him work factors out as he goes for a mark. He has
excellent drive, desire, and birdiness! In just 5 months
during the spring/summer of 2017 as he just was turning
two years old, he earned his Senior Hunter title and 2
Master Hunter passes, earned 4 Derby points, and earned
JAMs in 2 Qualifying All-Age stakes!! He earned his first
Derby JAM at 13 months old. He needs one more pass to
finish his Master Hunter title and is consistently finishing
Qualifying All-Age stakes. He loves birds, has a great
water entry, and loves people. He is on a faster track
to success than even Forman and Otter were at his age!!
He will be one to watch in the future.
Dreya [AFC OTCH Topbrass Caleb UDX
OM2 x Topbrass FJ-40 MH] is also an all-around dog that
is one of the few QA2 MH WCX Golden females in the
nation!!! She has excellent line manners and is
extremely birdy. She has earned two Qualifying first places,
earned her Master Hunter title, earned Derby points and
passed her Working Class Excellent (WCX). She does well
at triple retrieves on land and water marks, blinds, and
honoring. She is currently training for Amateur and Open
All-Age stakes. Dreya is calm and steady when on the line,
but has strong desire and drive to retrieve the birds. Perfect
combination for a Golden!!!
We expect these puppies to
be intense retrievers; great markers; and exceptional hunting
companions, while still being extremely trainable, sociable,
and loving. Both Rosie and Forman are fun to handle because
they both posses that strong desire and drive.
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 $3000
(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. 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 at no additional cost from Thunderstruck
Retrievers--we just want healthy offspring to be produced!
See puppy warranty link for more information. All
puppies will be DNA tested for Ichthyosis since both
parents are carriers, and new owners will be notified
of puppy status.
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 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, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.