Field-Bred Puppies--Field Trials, Hunt Tests, Agility, SAR,
Tracking, Hunting, Service Dogs, and Pets--
born May 6th--6 Males and 6 Females! Going
$3400 Full--not accepting any deposits until after Nora's litter is born!
We chose this breeding to produce
outstanding field-bred puppies that will have high desire
and a lot of go!! Dreya and Rebel are both hard-going retrievers
that love the game! This litter will be a great combination
of talent, drive, and trainability.
These puppies should
be extremely suitable for many venues but in particular
field trials and hunt tests!! They will be extremely trainable
and talented. Dreya and Rebel both go hard and do well
competitively. 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 gold to dark gold
(red) in color and weigh approximately 55-70 lbs. as adults.
Registration: AKC SR73902209
Hip clearance: GR-111310G24F-VPI
Elbow clearance: GR-EL31599F24
Thyroid clearance: OFA GR-TH2486/13F-VPI
Cardiac clearance: OFA GR-CA24501/13F/C-VPI
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE2300/83F-VPI
Registration: AKC SR76342805
Hip clearance: GR-113496G26M-VPI
Eye clearance: GR-EYE2625/80M-VPI
Heart clearance: GR-CA26163/16M/C-VPI
Elbow clearance: GR-EL33610M26-VPI
Thyroid clearance: GR-TH2630/16M-VPI
NCL status: Clear
Rebel [FC AFC LaCrosse Max Q Jake
JH OS FDHF x FC AFC Firemarks Elusive One WCX OD] is a
great performance dog with exceptional marking ability.
Rebel does excellent in both field trials and hunt tests.
He is QA2 and has qualified for 2 Master Nationals, with
one completion. He is a fun dog to train and handle, always
giving great effort and working as a team player. Definitely
a fun dog to have at your side!
Dreya [AFC OTCH Topbrass Caleb UDX
OM2 x Topbrass FJ-40 MH] is also an all-around dog that
is one of the few QA2 MH WCX OS Golden females in
the nation!!! She has excellent line manners and
is extremely birdy. She has earned two Qualifying first
places, earned her Master Hunter title, earned Derby points
and passed her Working Class Excellent (WCX). She does well
at triple retrieves on land and water marks, blinds, and
honoring. Dreya is calm and steady when on the line, but
has strong desire and drive to retrieve the birds--perfect
combination for a Golden!!!
We expect these puppies to
be intense retrievers; great markers; and exceptional hunting
companions, while still being extremely trainable, sociable,
and loving. Both Dreya and Rebel 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 $3400
(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.
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
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 receive 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.
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 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, eye, 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, NCL
and Thyroid clearances
and Elbow clearances
Please do not hesitate
to contact us with questions and inquiries.