Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Obedience, Search
and Rescue, and Hunting--**
confirmed with ultrasound!! Puppies
due November 3rd and going home appoximately December
accepting anymore deposits!
$3400 for full registration
Puppies from past pairings of
these two have produced offspring that are successful in many
venues, including field trials, hunt tests, obedience,
search and rescue, agility, tracking, hunting, and pets.
Dreya and Otter both possess wonderful temperaments but
are hard driving, competitive Goldens with great intensity and
structurally sound. This is a perfect litter for anyone looking
for that special Golden to be part of your home but still wanting
an extremely trainable and competitive dog. Puppies will be
gold to dark gold/red in color and should weigh approximately
60-70 lbs. as adults. Otter is one of the top Golden males and
Dreya is one of the top Golden females currently competing in
Otter [FC AFC OTCH FTCH
AFTCH Can MOTCH TNT's Stanley Steamer UDX, WCX, MH, OBHF, FDHF,
OS x Satchabrat (full sibling to FC/AFC Steeplehill Ranger)]
is a great performance dog: extremely stylish, birdy, and athletic.
He has the personality that makes him a favorite around the
house and training grounds, and when it comes to field work
he is all in, especially on his water entries! He does extremely
well in competition. Within a year, he became a Master Hunter,
became Qualified All-Age, and earned a JAM in a 89-dog Open.
He has all-age points; he earned a 2nd place at the Bluebonnet
Open the first week of April 2015, earned JAMs in Opens, a Reserve
JAM in the Amateur and won the Open at the 2015 Golden Retriever
National Specialty. He was a 2015 National Qualifier and finished
the 5th series at Nationals. He needs the all-breed win for
his FC title and has the All-Breed win for his AFC!! He
is consistently makes it to the last series of the Open. His
puppies show excellent potential--very birdy, hard-driving,
biddable, obedient, water crazy, and quick learning. They are
currently training/competing in hunt tests, field trials, tracking,
obedience, and agility, besides having excellent reports back
as great hunting companions.
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 OS 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. Dreya is calm
and steady when on the line, but has strong desire and drive
to retrieve the birds. Perfect combination for a Golden!!!
These puppies will be intense
retrievers, but with desirable attitude; 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
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The puppy price is $3400 for full registration
(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. See puppy warranty link for more information.
Our puppies are carefully raised:
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 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
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 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:
clearances and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1,
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.