Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience,
SAR, Hunting, Therapy, and Pets--
This is a
repeat breeding and what a pedigree!! These
puppies should be extremely suitable for
any venue!! They will be extremely eager
to retriever and fun to train. Misty
and Otter both possess typical Golden temperaments
and do well competitively. These puppies will
be full of desire, athletic and eager to work,
but will have an off switch for in the house.
We are very excited for this breeding as we
feel it has the best of everything. These
puppies will be dark gold (red) in color and
weigh approximately 60-65 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
9 all-age points; he earned a 2nd place at the Bluebonnet
Open the first week of April 2015 and won the Open at
the 2015 Golden Retriever National Specialty. He is a
2015 National Qualifier and was the only Golden competing
at the National Retriever Championship. He needs the all-breed
win for his FC title and has the All-Breed win for his
AFC!! His puppies have been doing extremely well--very
birdy, hard-driving, biddable, obedient, water crazy,
athetic, 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. Otter has earned an Outstanding Sire
Misty [FC Firemark's Rackem and Stackem
Casey x MHR Firemark Serendipity MH CDX CCA NA NAJ NF CGC]
is a fun-loving Golden who loves to retrieve. She earned
her Master Hunter title and loves hunting. She also has
that Golden personality that we expect in our dogs. Her
personality makes her easy to handle when on the line in
competition or hunting. She is extremely athletic with a
medium build and an easy-to-care-for field coat. A beautiful
We expect these puppies, like
the last litter, will be intense retrievers, especially in
the water; great markers; and exceptional hunting companions,
while still being extremely trainable, sociable, and loving.
Both Misty and Otter are calm and steady while trialing and
testing or hunting, but posses strong desire and drive.
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.
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 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 and tracking
when ready. We are true believers of the benefits
of early individual stimulation, socialization,
and brain stimulation 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 and observation 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 we place in your
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
Retriever Club of America.
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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.
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
own reference, these are the testing
clearances and DNA testing prcd-PRA,
PRA1, PRA 2, Ichthyosis, NCL
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not
hesitate to contact us with questions and