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Purchase Process

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Puppy Purchase

Thank you for choosing Goldberry Retrievers! Please review our Contract and Health Guarantee before completing our Puppy Application. Feel free to reach out with questions!

Cost for one of our golden treasures is $2000. A $500 deposit is due when pregnancy is confirmed and the remaining $1500 is

due on pick up at 8 weeks old. 

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What's involved?

You've decided you are ready for a puppy? What now? The first thing to do is fill out a APPLICATON FORM. If approved, that places you on our list and secures your place in line. We give hunting homes or experienced dog owners first priority, but we also place puppies with other kinds of loving homes. Please also review our CONTRACT and HEALTH GUARANTEE. We want more than anything for our puppies to succeed. We believe that establishing an open relationship with all of our clients lets them know they can reach out to us during all stages of their dogs’ life. 

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Deposits

When pregnancy is confirmed, we will email our accepted applicants and open for deposit in the order of application receivedOnce you have placed your deposit, your puppy is secure. The deposit is non-refundable unless an act of God, nature or something out of our control causes your puppy to expire. You would then have the option for a refund.   Puppy Price is $2000. Deposits are $500, with the remaining $1500 due on puppy pick up at 8 weeks. Cash or local check only. 

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Visiting the Puppies

We understand that you can’t wait to see and get your hands on the beautiful puppies. However, we ask that you wait until they are 4 to 5 weeks old before visiting and playing with them. During the first few weeks, we are concentrating on the daily testing of the puppies and we want to keep the stress level to a minimum for the mothers. Once they are old enough, you will be welcome to come and spend as much time as you like playing with them and taking in as much puppy breath as you can stand.

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Selection Day!

The day is here! It’s time to come and choose your new fur baby.  Puppies can be selected at 6 weeks of age. We will schedule you to come, in order, by your position on the list. Once you arrive, you will choose from the remaining puppies.  If you were last on the list, then the last available puppy is yours. We provide a recommendation of which puppies we feel would best suite your lifestyle, based on our observations and personality testing. 

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Pick Up Day!

Puppies go to new homes between 8 and 9 weeks old. We will go over the health guarantee, contract, and provide you with a puppy binder full of information, records and other helpful information. A few days of puppy starter food and a toy is also provided. The final payment of $1500 is due on this day. 

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Goldbery Retrievers Puppy
Goldbery Retrievers Puppy
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Health Testing Standards

Test results for Goldberry's dogs can be found by clicking on the k9data link in their bio or by searching their registration number on k9data.com or ofa.org. We adhere to the recommended testing by the Golden Retriever Club of America. Review our Health Guarantee and reach out with any questions!

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OFA Health Screenings

  • Hips- Report from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) or PennHIP at 24 months of age or older.

  • Elbows - Report from OFA at 24 months of age or older.

  • Eyes - Report of an examination by a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists conducted within 12 months prior to a breeding.

  • Hearts - Report from a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at 12 months of age or older.

Pawprint Genetics Panel

Aliases: Nonepidermolytic ichthyosis, ICH2, NI

Aliases: Amaurotic Idiocy, Batten Disease, NCL, NCL5

Aliases: GR-PRA1, GR1-PRA

Aliases: GR-PRA2, GR2-PRA

Aliases: PRA-PRCD, PRCD

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Goldberry Puppy Socialization

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Socialization can benefit dogs of any age, but it’s especially important for puppies. That’s because dogs who miss out on a wide range of positive experiences during the puppy socialization period tend to be more anxious throughout their lives. After that period, the brain becomes more inflexible when it comes to how they understand the world. Essentially, as they get older, dogs become more wary of new things. And because life is full of new things—for dogs and humans alike—it’s important to help your dog understand that different doesn’t necessarily mean bad.

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Goldberry puppies are exposed to as many different situations and environments as we can manage in their first 8 weeks of life. This does not mean they won't be timid around other new things they encounter, but it does give them a head start to becoming confident, cheerful dogs.  View our checklist to see many of the things we incorporate into their environment. 

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Goldbery Retrievers Puppies

Early Neurological Stimulation For Puppies

Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) exercises, are conducted once daily from the third to the 16th days, a period believed to be a time of rapid neurological growth and development. Even though puppies are very immature during this time frame, they are sensitive and respond to ENS.

The US Military developed this method designed to improve the performance of future military working dogs, according to the Breeding Better Dogs program developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia,

esteemed breeder, judge, seminar presenter, and AKC board member.

ENS requires handling the puppies one at a time while performing a series of five exercises.

Listed in order of preference, the handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once per day involves the following exercises:

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Goldbery Retrievers Pippin

Thermal stimulation— Use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stimulation

3-5 seconds.

Supine position – Hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on its back is allowed to sleep. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

Head pointed down – Holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.

Head held erect – Using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground, (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.

Tactile stimulation – Holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates (tickles) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.

We love how calm and confident our boy is! He loves being with us and does so well in his crate and with our kids. He is beautiful and Elizabeth was so helpful with plans to integrate him into our home, and she also gave us amazing pictures for our puppy binder!

Amy P

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Past Litters

Each litter is named in theme with Tolkien ( We are big fans of the Lord of the Rings). Weekly images and updates are posted on our Facebook page. Images below from our 2022 and 2023 litters.

2022 Shire Litter
Dam: Pippin       Sire: Odin

Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2022
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2022
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2022
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2022

2023 Rohan Litter
Dam: Pippin       Sire: Cello

Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2023
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2023
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2023
Goldbery Retrievers Past Litters 2023
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