Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience,
Hunting, Therapy, SAR, and Pets--
Breeding will take
place in September with puppies born in November and
going home about second week of January 2019.
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.
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
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 Otter are calm and
steady while trialing and testing or hunting, but posses
strong desire and drive.
Puppy pics from previous
Lowry x Otter litter
All puppies come with
neurological stimulation from 3 to 16 days
Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks
Guarantee in Writing
|AKC Trovan Microchipped
||AKC Litter Registration
Puppy Starter Kit
The puppy price is $2900 (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.
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 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. This litter will be clear by parentage for prcd-PRA
and PRA1 and will be DNA tested for Ichthyosis since
both parents are carriers. New owners will be notified
For your own reference,
these are the testing ages:
Any age--Eye clearances
and DNA testing for prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA2, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.