Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience,
SAR, Hunting, Therapy, and Pets--
is expected to take place in June with
puppies born end of July and going home
in September. Full
not accepting any more deposits.
We are excited
for this litter--it has an excellent pedigree
and should produce some very hard driving
pups that can handle pressure and perform
well. Angus is an excellent all-around dog
that is a favorite and Nora is a tough little
female that loves to retrieve and works hard.
These puppies will be gold to dark gold (red)
in color and weigh approximately 55-70 lbs.
Up Youve Been ThundrstrkSH WCX **
Registration: AKC SR88774401
Hip clearance: GR-117913G24F-VPI
Elbow clearance: GR-EL37757F24-VPI
Thyroid clearance: GR-TH3199/24F-VPI
Cardiac clearance: GR-ACA471/21F-VPI
Eye clearance: GR-EYE11228/21F-VPI
Registration: AKC SR93800705
Hip clearance: OFA GR-123438G25M-VPI
Elbow clearance: OFA GR-EL43077M25-VPI
Thyroid clearance: OFA GR-TH3605/24M-VPI
Cardiac clearance: OFA GR-CA33438/24M/C-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE13077/13M-PI (8/17)
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.
Nora [FTCH AFTCH Heads Up Tracks
in the Taiga MH QA2 WCX OS Can WCI JFTR QFTR x GMH Heads
Up Delta Dash QFTR *** MH WCX GRCA OD] is a great little
female that marks and handles well and can handle the pressure
of daily training. She has three Derby JAMs, a Senior Hunter
title, and a WCX title! We anticipate completing her Master
Hunter title this fall/next summer.
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. This is going to be an exceptional
come with the following:
neurological stimulation from 3 to 16
Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks
Guarantee in Writing
Puppy Starter Kit
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.
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
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 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.
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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
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.
own reference, these are the testing ages:
clearances and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1,
PRA 2, NCL, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow dysplasia
Please do not
hesitate to contact us with questions and inquiries.