Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Agility, SAR,
Tracking, Hunting, Service Dogs, and Pets--
is in season!! Breeding is expected to take place in February
with puppies born in April and going home in mid-June.
We chose this breeding to produce
outstanding field-bred puppies that will have high desire
and a lot of go!! Rosie and Dixon are both hard-going retrievers
that love the game! Rosie is out of our Bailey x Otter, so
this is going to be a great combination of talent, drive,
These puppies should
be extremely suitable for many venues!! They will
be extremely eager and intense. Rosie and Dixon both go
hard and do well competively. Because of the strong desire and
drive that they both have, we are very excited for this litter
as we feel it will produce puppies that competitive people will
love to own and train, but will definitely be a great fit for
hunting/pet homes that want a talented hunting dog with an on/off
switch. These puppies will be medium gold to dark gold (red)
in color and weigh approximately 55-70 lbs. as adults.
Dixon [Topbrass Hawks Blackhawk ***
WC x Thistle Rocks Storm Warning Maurene MH *** WCX] is
a blast to train and handle. He goes extremely hard and
is a thinker and problem solver. It is just fun to watch
him work factors out as he goes for a mark. He has excellent
drive, desire, and birdiness! In just 5 months during the
spring/summer of 2017 as he just was turning two years old,
he earned his Senior Hunter title and 2 Master Hunter passes,
earned 4 Derby points, and earned JAMs in 2 Qualifying All-Age
stakes!! He earned his first Derby JAM at 13 months old.
We look forward to finishing his Master Hunter title and
continuing with Qualifying All-Age stakes. He loves birds,
has a great water entry, and loves people. He is on a faster
track to success than even Forman and Otter were at his
age!! He will be one to watch in the future.
Rosie [Thunderstruck Like None Otter
MH WCX *** x Saturday Night Goldtop Baileys Comet MH WCX]
loves to retrieve and goes extremely hard on the way to the
bird and on the way back. She always wants more birds! She
has earned a Derby 4th place and 2 JAMS, her Working Class
Excellent (WCX) title, and and has three passes towards her
Senior Hunter title. She is an extremely competitive young
Golden. She also has that Golden personality with an on/off
switch we expect of all our Goldens. Her personality makes
her fun to handle when on the line in competition or hunting
because she has so much desire and drive. She is extremely
athletic with a medium build. A wonderful little retriever!
We expect these puppies to be
intense retrievers; great markers; and exceptional hunting companions,
while still being extremely trainable, sociable, and loving.
Both Rosie and Forman are fun to handle because they both posses
that strong desire and drive.
All puppies come with
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 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. All puppies will
be DNA tested for Ichthyosis since both parents are
carriers, and new owners will be notified of puppy status.
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 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 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.
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, 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:
Any age--Eye clearances
and DNA testing prcd-PRA, PRA1, Ichthyosis
and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.