Nora x Otter Litter!!
Field-Bred Puppies--Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, Obedience,
SAR, Hunting, Therapy, and Pets--
has been bred! Puppies will be born approximately April
16th going home around June 2nd. 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. Otter
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 dark gold (red) in color and weigh approximately
55-65 lbs. as adults.
Up Youve Been Thundrstrk**
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 SR61825209
Hip clearance: OFA GR-105803G24M-VPI
Elbow clearance: OFA GR-EL26634M24-VPI
Thyroid clearance: OFA GR-TH2249/24M-VPI
Cardiac clearance: OFA GR-CA22527/28M/C-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE5493/88M-VPI
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!! He is consistently making it to the
last series of the Open. . His puppies show excellent early
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 hunting companions.
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 and three Senior Hunter passes! We
anticipate finishing her Senior Hunter (SH) title next summer
after the puppies go home.
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 litter!!
All puppies come with
neurological stimulation from 3 to 16 days
Socialization from 5 to 7 weeks
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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
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 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
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.
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
For your own reference,
these are the testing ages:
Any age--Eye clearances
and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA 2, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and
Please do not hesitate to contact us with
questions and inquiries.