Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience,
Hunting, Therapy, SAR, and Pets--
We chose this breeding to produce outstanding
field-bred puppies that will be ready to train for whatever
the new owners throw at them!!
These puppies should
be extremely suitable for a variety of purposes!!
They will be extremely eager and a joy to train. Lowry
and Angus both possess wonderful Golden temperaments. This
litter will be extremely suitable for anyone looking for that
special Golden to be part of your home but still wanting an
extremely trainable and competitive dog with drive. These
puppies will be gold to dark gold (red) in color and weigh
approximately 55-65 lbs. as adults.
Angus [Thunderstruck Like None
Otter QA2 MH WCX OS x Topbrass Forget the Rest QA2 MH
WCX OD] is an great performance dog: extremely stylish,
birdy, and athletic. he has a Derby JAM, 2 Senior Hunter
Passes, and a WCX title. He has the personality that
makes him a favorite around the house and training grounds
just like Otter, his sire! He absolutely loves retrieving
and birds! He shows excellent potential--very birdy,
hard-driving, biddable, obedient, water crazy, and quick
learning. He is currently training/competing in hunt
tests and field trials and people comment on how similar
he is to his sire. His siblings are doing extremely
well in a variety of venues--field trials, hunt tests,
agility, obedience, tracking, hunting, etc.
Lowry [FC AFC Glenhaven HTRS MN
Baronet MH OS FDHF x Topbrass Tiny Dancer] earned her
Senior Hunter title and 2 Master passes in 2017 and 2
Master passes in 2018. We are hoping to finish her Master
title yet this year. She is a thinker, handles easily
in training, and is eager to please. We love her gentle
personlity and bidability. A very fun dog to handle when
hunting or competing!!
We expect these puppies to be intense
retrievers, especially in the water; great markers; and
exceptional hunting companions, while still being extremely
trainable, sociable, and loving. Both Lowry and Angus
are calm and steady while trialing and testing or hunting,
but posses strong desire and drive.
All puppies come
with the following:
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
$2900 (plus Minnesota and county sales tax) and
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.
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 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.
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, eyes, thyroid, 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 for prcd-PRA, PRA1,
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.