Future Puppy Plans
We are firming up our 2015 breedings now. Most of the combinations have been chosen but we are still in the process of selecting a sire for Glee’s litter. Final decisions will be posted as soon as they are made. We are taking no more pet reservations for any of our 2015 litters right now but do have performance/competition/working reservations available.
All golden retrievers from American lines including ours should see an ophthalmologist EVERY YEAR after the age of 2 since this disease can strike any time from 1.5 until 15 years of age. If you are unwilling to have these exams done, please get another breed of dog.
About Our Breedings Typically, we have two to four litters a year, some co-bred with Gaylan's owners and some bred here. Our own litters are whelped and raised here at Gaylan. Co-bred litters usually begin their lives with their dam's owner and are raised strictly according to our standards. The litter and dam come here at by 6 weeks of age. They will spend 2-3 weeks with us, walking in our woods, swimming in our creek (weather-dependent), meeting lots of people, and getting to know their relatives. We'll spend that time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners. We are thrilled to partner with our co-breeders on these litters.
BEFORE EMAILING US ABOUT A PUPPY:
All of our pups, no matter where they are raised, experience our extensive developmental protocol that has now been formalized in the Avidog Transformational Puppy Rearing program (www.Avidog.com) , including:
We are accepting performance/breeding/hunting reservations now for most of our upcoming litters. Please keep in mind that our breeding program focuses on producing high drive, moderate energy goldens that are most appropriate for performance, hunting, show and breeding goldens. We place most of our pups in working homes that either compete in more than one arena--field, agility, obedience, conformation, tracking--or that work their dogs in hunting, search & rescue (SAR) or serious pet-assisted therapy. If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copper x Dreamer (Due Jan 2015)
We have followed Copper and his sire, Yukon for years and were thrilled to not only have the chance to meet Copper recently but watch him tackle a challenging Master Hunt Test. Copper is a handsome boy, substantial yet athletic. He has a lovely expression and head with a beautiful dark eye. He has a correct coat, straight and thick. He has a solid topline with correct tail carriage and set. Though not trained as a show dog, his movement was smooth and athletic.
I found Copper to be a real people dog. As soon as he met me, he was asking for pets and rubs. He hung out with me despite the excitement of the hunt test. He was friendly and appropriate with other dogs.
As I expected, he did a beautiful job on the test. That came as no surprise because Copper, like his father, is a Master National Hall of Fame recipient. He was a finalist in 2010,2011 and 2013. From what I saw, Copper is an excellent marker with great blind-running skills but what I loved best was the fabulous connection he had with his handler, Brian Hartfield. This dog is a team player.
Though his kids are still young, Copper is producing well. He has become a GRCA Outstanding Sire with offspring that are doing well in field, agility and obedience, including Master Hunter, Senior Hunter and Obedience Trial Champion titles, and 200 scores.
Dreamer is the 6-year old daughter of our fabulous Corey. She is smart, sweet and oh-so willing. Dreamer’s only hindrance to her competition career has been my work schedule. She has her Junior Hunter and Working Certificate in the field and has hunted pheasant with us. She adores agility and obedience. Most recently she scored a perfect 200 while completing her Beginner Novice (BN) title. Above all else, Dreamer is a team player who lives to work with me.
Dreamer’s first litter, our High Litter, is doing well in field, tracking, obedience and agility. Recently, her son Jack passed the Tracking Dog Excellent title on his first try and son Zap completed his JH. Her daughter, Peak competed in the AKC’s National Rally Championship in 2014. These pups are smart, athletic and very fast. They love to train and cuddle, the best of both worlds.
We expect similar pups from the combination of Copper and Dreamer. Healthy, stable, sound goldens who can do well in hunt tests, agility, obedience, tracking and more. They will also make excellent search and rescue and therapy dogs.
Both Dreamer and Copper are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues. He has OFA Excellent hips and she OFA Good, both have clear elbows, eyes and hearts. Since Copper tested clear/normal for ichthyosis, there will be no affected puppies in the litter. There is a risk of pigmentary uveitis since although Copper’s pedigree is clear, Dreamer’s dam, Corey, had a mild case.
This litter will be raised here at Gaylan’s using our puppy raising system and will be placed at 9.5 weeks. We are have one performance reservation remaining and NO pet reservations for this litter. Contact us at email@example.com.
Levi x Page (Due Early Spring 2015)
Dam: CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH AX MXJ NF WC; CDX-C
OFA Excellent; Normal elbows, heart, eyes (most recent eye clearance was 10/17/13. Page had minor iris cysts)
Sire: CH. Malagold Augusta's Genuine Article UD MH WCX VCX DDHF
OFA Good hips; Normal elbows, heart and eyes (most recent eye clearance was 10/14/2013. Levi had no findings.)
This is a repeat of our Time litter, which was whelped in December 2013. We liked this litter so much, that we have decided to repeat it.
We have admired Levi and his accomplishments for years. He is a lovely ten-year old dog, with the moderation and athleticism that we love to see in a golden. He has substance, coat and angulation without being overdone in any one area. He has a handsome head and expression, strong topline with a short loin and correct tail carriage, perfect length of leg to body depth ratio (no short legs for this boy!) and a lovely neck. He is also a wonderful hunting dog, as seen not only by his Master Hunter title but also by his regular forays into the hunting field with Kathryn and David. He has a stable, friendly temperament and tons of self-confidence.
At 11 years of age, Levi is a healthy, active dog. He has OFA Good hips with normal elbows, heart and eyes. His eyes will be examined again prior to this breeding.
Page is a healthy dog with no chronic health problems, such as skin problems, hot spots or ear problems. She is OFA Excellent with normal elbows, eyes and heart. She is also clear/normal for prcd-PRA. Most of her 10 littermates have had their health clearances done. All ten have Good hips according to the OFA or OVC. All the pups in the litter have also had their elbows xrayed and nine are normal; one has Grade 2 elbow dysplasia. About half have had their eyes and hearts cleared.
Sixpak x Peach (Due Fall 2015)
We are so excited about this opportunity to breed Peach to Sixpak, thus combining some of the great competition golden retriever lines of the past 30 years. Look at this litter’s pedigree and you’ll see such prepotent sires as OTCH Meadowpond’s Stardust Reggie OS OBHF, High Times Run'n The Roost UD MH WCX *** OS and HRCH Morninglo's Top Gun CDX MH NA RN WCX CGC OS. Not only were these dogs fabulous working dogs and sires but they lived long, healthy lives of 14 or more years. Peach and Sixpak represent their pedigrees well as fabulous competitors in obedience and agility.
Sixpak was an Obedience Trial Champion and member of the GRCA’s Obedience Dog Hall of Fame. In 1995, Sixpak won the Gaines Superdog competition at only three years of age. He then went on to be the #1 golden retriever in all obedience-rating systems in 1996 and 1997 and continued to be a successful competitor till well past 10.
Linda McDonald, Sixpak's breeder and owner says this about him:
"Sixpak won the Gaines Superdog title in 1995 at York, PA at just 3 years and 4 months old. He was the second youngest dog to accomplish this since Terry Arnold’s Stride was just a few weeks younger. Sixpak was invited 7 times and competed 6 times at the AKC National Obedience Invitational (NOI) in St Louis. Linda was asked to judge the last year and couldn’t refuse.
"Sixpak’s Lifetime Stats:
Peach epitomizes the golden retriever. Sweet, smart and sound, Peach is beautiful to watch run agility and fun to hang out with at home. She is a MACH3 and a member of the GRCA’s Agility Dog Hall of Fame. She comes from a litter that includes the 2014 24” National Agility Champion and the 2014 All-Star Obedience Tournament Utility Class winner, as well as MACH, UKC Hunting Retriever Champion, Senior Hunter, and service dogs. Her first litter is just 18 months old and is showing tremendous promise in ability, obedience, tracking and more.
Peach has OFA Good hips and normal eyes (no findings) and heart. She did not pass OFA elbows but was cleared on CT at Purdue University. She shows no sign of lameness, nor have any of her kids. She has no dogs with pigmentary uveitis in her pedigree.
We expect lovely competition and working dogs from this combination for those interested in doing agility, obedience, hunt tests, tracking and Search and Rescue. They will be highly intelligent dogs with high drive and moderate energy. They will be well built dogs with excellent angulation and balance. They will have correct, wash and wear coats in various shades of gold. They will have handsome heads, with good pigment and correct dentition.
TBD x Glee
Dam: Gaylan's Take Me Higher CGC
OFA Excellent hips; Normal elbows, eyes, heart; DNA and PennHIP results coming this winter
Glee is our playgirl, always ready to join in any activity. She is confident and lots of fun! Glee got a late start on competition because at 5 months she was severely injured while playing with a giant-breed puppy. Her injuries included a broken elbow, two severely damaged shoulder tendons and a toe that was ripped out of place. Her recovery required many surgeries, treatments and 10 months of confinement with no activity, socialization or training. We had no idea how this would affect her temperament but at 15 months, we started her training and socialization all over again.
Today she is a lovely, stable dog with a real love of work and training. Most recently, she and I visited friends who have 8 dogs. Glee greeted them all politely and strolled into the house as if she owned it.
Her sire, UH Trifecta's Shag-edelic CD MH CCA WCX *** VCX OS “Shag” was on the National Derby list, is Qualified All-Age and has Amateur points. He easily earned his Master Hunter title in 6 tests, his Companion Dog title and the GRCA’s Certificate of Conformation Assessment. He is throwing his talent and has kids competing well in hunt tests, tracking, obedience and more.
Glee's dam is 6-year old Dreamer, Gaylan's Dreamcatcher JH WC CCA CGCA TT, and her grand-dam was our great, Corey, U-CD Lornadoone Encore Encore UD SH MX MXJ NF WCX OD VCX CCA TT CGC, who just passed at 14 years of age. Dreamer has a 200 score in obedience and is a wonderful pheasant hunting dog. Glee was from a litter of 10 and her littermates are excelling in agility, field, tracking, rally and obedience.
Glee is a healthy dog with no problems such as skin problems, hot spots or ear problems. She is OFA Excellent with normal elbows, eyes and heart. Her DNA will be checked for prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA2 and ichthyosis this fall but we are confident she will be either clear/normal or a carrier for each. She will be x-rayed for PennHIP evaluation this winter. is also clear/normal for prcd-PRA.
This litter will be raised here at Gaylan’s using our puppy raising system and will be placed at 8.5 weeks. We are accepting performance reservations ONLY for this litter. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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