Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Obedience, Search
and Rescue, and Agility--**
Puppies (1 Female and
10 Males) born Dec. 3rd. SOLD
OUT!! He loves to retrieve, and
he pounces on the little bumper and is so proud when he
brings it back, loves pheasants and ducks already, explores
like crazy and is not afraid of logs, branches, snow piles,
etc. and loves people. He is very bold but is not dominant.
Just an excellent overall pup!
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
55-65 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 making 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 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!!!
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 $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. 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 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 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.
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
Because we are active constantly
in social, as well as working situations, with all of
our dogs, we know their personalities and abilities. We
use this knowledge when breeding, rather than just their
pedigrees. We have a limited number of litters each year
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
Any age--CERF eye (after
reg. number), and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1, Ichthyosis
12 months--Cardiac and
24 months--Hip and Elbow
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.