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Upcoming 2020 Litters

Reserve puppies early as litters sell fast. Deposits will be refunded up until litters are whelped. Litter dates are approximate based on past heat cycles of females. Please fill out th online puppy application to initiate process.


Breeding is expected to take place in early fall with puppies born in fall and going home early winter. $3200 Full--not accepting any more deposits.

2021 Planned Litters

We are not accepting anymore applications for 2020 litters. 2021 Litters will be posted in October/November of 2020. Please check back on the site at that point for availability.

Please fill out a puppy application if you are interested in a litter. For additional information call Benita 320-766-9624 or email


If these litters are not the right time for you, but you are interested in litters from Forman, Otter, or Angus, 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.


Why 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 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, 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, NCL
12 months--Cardiac and Thyroid clearances
24 months--Hip and Elbow displaysia

Additional 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 following:

Individual stimulation from birth to 16 days Dew Claws Removed
Individual Socialization from 4 to 7 weeks Wormed
26-Month Written Health Guarantee DAPP Vaccination
Microchipped (Trovan) AKC Litter Registration
Veterinarian Examination Eukanuba Puppy Starter Kit
Price and Deposit

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 needs.

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.

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.
Getting Your Puppy
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.


Thunderstruck Retrievers, LLC
8961 Teal Trail SW
Lowry, MN 56349
Call: 320-766-9624 (Benita) or 320-766-7038 (Todd)
Email: otterness@thunderstruckretrievers.com

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