Upcoming 2020 Litters
puppies early as litters sell fast.
up until litters are whelped. Litter
dates are approximate based on past
heat cycles of females. Litters
may change depending on availability
of males and heat cycles. Fill out
puppy application and/or call.
fill out a puppy
application if you are interested
in a litter. For additional information
call Benita 320-766-9624 or email
these litters are not the right
time for you, but you are interested
in litters from Forman,
other breeders may be using
them as stud dogs. These litters
will either be listed below
or you may contact us, and we
will direct you to those litters.
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
puppies 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
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, thyroid
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--CERF (eyes),
and DNA testing for prcd-PRA, PRA1, Ichthyosis,
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow displaysia
Thunderstruck Puppy Information
We specialize in competitive field
and hunt test Golden Retrievers and our dogs performance
and pedigrees support that. The Golden Retriever
puppies we produce are ready to learn. With our
socialization program you will be getting a puppy
that is immediately eager to become a part of
your family. We are also very cognizant of health
clearances and DNA testing to ensure that we are
producing strong, healthy pups.
All puppies come with the
from birth to 16 days
||Dew Claws Removed
from 4 to 7 weeks
||AKC Litter Registration
The puppy price 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. Our Golden puppies sell for $2900-$3500
depending on the breeding and puppy potential.
We strive for quality and carefully select
our breedings. We will do our best to steer
you to the breeding that will best meet your
Because of the various characteristics
and genetics of our dogs, our breedings are
geared towards all-purpose dogs that will
perform in a variety of venues: competition,
testing, hunting, and pets. As your puppy
grows, we are here to help you along the way
and answer any questions as they arise. We
require a deposit of $300 to reserve puppies
in advance of whelping and to ensure you are
on the final list. (The deposit goes toward
the puppy price). Call or email with any questions.
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 prefer if
you are able to come to Thunderstruck Retrievers
when taking your puppy home so that we are
able to go through information with you. We
do understand that sometimes this is not an
option for some buyers because of distance
and timing. For an additional cost of $100
(292 miles round trip), we will take the puppy
to the Minneapolis airport either to meet
you if you choose to fly the puppy back in
a carry-on crate with you or to ship the puppy
to you in cargo. If shipping in cargo, we
ship on non-stop flights only.