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Dreya x Rider Litter

Topbrass Forget the Rest QA2 MH WCX OD X KC Doc's Rip Roaring Ride SH ***
**Excellent Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Agility, Obedience, SAR, Hunting, Therapy, and Pets--
Dreya's puppies arrived 3/12/21--5 Males and 5 Females!! Puppies are going to new homes approximately May 1, 2021. Full--not accepting anymore deposits.

Dreya x Rider Test Breeding on k9data

Time to Eat Video 4/11/21

Week 3 Photos (4/4/21)

Black Male


Blue Male


Brown Male


Lime Male


Red Male


Orange Female


Pink Female


Purple Female


Teal Female


Yellow Female


Starting to Get Around Video (Click Here)

Snoozing During Whelping Video (Click Here)

We chose this breeding to produce outstanding field-bred puppies that will have high desire and a lot of go!! Dreya and Rider 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 but in particular field trials and hunt tests!! They will be extremely trainable and talented. Dreya and Rider both go hard and do well competitively. 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 gold to dark gold (red) in color and weigh approximately 55-65 lbs. as adults.

KC Doc's Rip Roaring Rider SH ***


DOB: 07/15/2012
Registration: AKC SR73902209
Hip clearance: GR-111310G24F-VPI
Elbow clearance: GR-EL31599F24
Thyroid clearance: GR-TH2486/13F-VPI Checked again 1/2021
Cardiac clearance: GR-CA24501/13F/C-VPI
Eye clearance: GR-EYE2300/83F-VPI
CHIC# 99054
prcd-PRA: Clear
PRA1: Clear
Ichthyosis: Clear

NCL: Clear

DOB: 06/19/2018
Registration: AKC SS07034203
Hip clearance: GR-130042G25M-VPI
Elbow clearance: GR-EL49615M25-VPI
Cardiac clearance: GR-ACA4964/16M-VPI
Eye clearance: GR-EYE19049/16M-VPI
prcd-PRA: Carrier
PRA1: Clear
PRA2: Clear
Ichthyosis: Clear
DM: Clear
NCL: Clear

Dreya's Page

Dreya's Photo Album


4-Generation Pedigree


Rider [FC AFC Topbrass Linekin's Riptide x Doc's Golden Ghost**] is one of those great dogs that loves to train and has a ton of style. Rider is just fun to train and fun to watch with an on/off switch between working and relaxing, which makes him a great all-around dog. Rider is owned by Kaye Fuller. He is Qualified All-Age, a Senior Hunter, and won the Amateur at the Golden Retriever Specialty in 2020!! He has a very promising career!

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 OD 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!!!
We expect these puppies to be excellent retrievers and great markers! They will be exceptional hunting companions, while still being extremely trainable, sociable, and loving. Both Dreya and Royal are calm and steady while trialing and testing or hunting, but posseses strong desire and drive with a ton of talent!!

All puppies come with the following:

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

Price and Deposit

The puppy price is $3400 (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.

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 decide on 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, Ichthyosis, NCL
12 months--Cardiac and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and Elbow dysplasia
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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