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Golden Retriever Breeders of high quality Golden Retriever Puppies in Dallas / Fort Worth / Austin / Houston Texas for pet, performance and show

Puppies 

Golden Retriever Breeders of high quality Golden Retriever Puppies in Dallas / Fort Worth / Austin / Houston Texas for pet, performance and show

 

 

We have no puppies at this time!

 

Our next available litter is

 

planned for late summer 2016.

 

 

 

  Companion Puppies are sold on AKC Limited Registration with Spay/Neuter Contracts for $2000 plus applicable sales tax

 

 

 

For more information please contact us at 972-442-9723

or

via email: goldenwindgoldens@gmail.com

 

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Companion Puppies are sold with AKC Limited Registration with Spay/Neuter Contracts

 We do not ship puppies

No exceptions!

Our Companion puppies:         $2000

Older puppies/young adults:   $2500 - $3000

  Show Prospects are only available to  to proven Show/Performance homes, please contact us for further details

Acceptance of a deposit does not guarantee a puppy from the current litter.  All puppy placements are at the discretion of Goldenwind Golden Retrievers

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Sires and Dams (parents) of a litter must be over 24 months old in order to qualify to have OFA Hip and Elbow Certificates (clearances).   Board Certified Eye Clearances must have been performed within 12 months before the breeding.  Board Certified Heart clearances are acceptable after the age of 1 year. 

 

If both sire and/or dam were/are not yet 2 years old at the time of breeding or do not have final OFA Hips & Elbows Certificates, Board Certified Eye and Heart clearances , ask why the breeder performed a breeding in contradiction to the advisory guidelines stated in the GRCA Code Of Ethics.  "Generally, a Golden Retriever is not physically and mentally mature until the age of 2 years; an individual dog’s suitability as a breeding animal is difficult to assess until that time."  

 

If both Sire and/or Dam are/were not yet two years old at the time of breeding and a breeder claims it was an "accidental breeding", please keep in mind that the GRCA Code Of Ethics states "Members must ensure that their dogs are kept safe and under control at all times".   What kind of environment does that breeder offer his/her dogs or puppies that they don't know where their dogs are at all times?  Why wasn't that breeder aware that their bitch was in season?  Perhaps that breeder has too many dogs or just doesn't pay enough attention to their dogs!  Was that breeder up front on their website by listing  their 'accidental breeding' or did you find out about the accidental breeding by responding to a planned future litter listing to entice you to inquire to that breeder?

 

Regardless of the reason that such a breeding with Sire and/or Dam under the age of 24 months was performed, the breeder should have no excuse not to be able to produce a favorable OFA Preliminary Consultation Report to include both Hips and Elbows.  Do not just accept if an OFA number (that is only an application number) is quoted to you without your ability to view such reports as these actual preliminary reports can also include  negative findings for Hips and Elbows.  You will see clearly stated on that report that "The study must be repeated when the animal is 24 months of age in order to qualify for an OFA Number"

OFA Preliminary Consultation Report  

 

How to read an OFA Number - http://www.offa.org/numberkey.html

 

Please ask to see a 5 generation pedigree with any litter.  A reputable breeder will be able to give you the K9data link and will have done a 'test breeding' on K9data so you can see the pedigree.  You can then click on "view genetic information" to see how closely related the sire and dam are if at all and the COI result of breeding a specific litter.  A "COI" is the Coefficient Of Inbreeding.   We would not be comfortable with a COI above 22%. 

 

Here is an example of a test breeding with a low COI:  http://www.k9data.com/coi.asp?ID=254356

 

Here is an example of a dog from a litter with a higher COI:  http://www.k9data.com/coi.asp?ID=45150 

 

Ask the breeder about the dog with the most genetic influence in the pedigree (highest percentage).  If that dog is deceased and it was a frozen semen breeding, how old was that dog when he/she died?  What was the cause of death?  If it's not listed on k9data, why isn't it?  What possible reasons could a breeder have to essentially 'inbreed' on dogs that have passed away at  young ages? 

 

You can also see the depth of quality by viewing the 5 Generation Pedigree, is a breeder breeding 'pets' or is this pedigree truly a Champion / Performance pedigree as perhaps advertised?

 

If the Sire or Grandparents of a litter are deceased there is now a field in K9data where the owner of that dog can submit the cause of death to be available to the public.  If that field does not appear for a dog, ask the breeder if any of the dogs in that pedigree are deceased and if they are, why that information is not available to the public.  Unfortunately, not all stud dog owners disclose on k9data that their dog who had been used frequently over the years has passed or the cause.  However, with now having the technology to perform frozen semen breedings, a reputable breeder would need to know that information in order to have made an educated decision before performing their breeding.  The same holds true with you as a potential puppy purchaser with needing that information to make an educated decision before making your decision to purchase.

 

If there is no K9data information available for a Stud Dog (Sire), Brood Bitch (Dam), or an advertised litter, what type of research with regard to the health of an upcoming litter would it appear that breeder has done for their breeding program?

 

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When inquiring on a litter and asking about Health Clearances, the GRCA requires that all Heart clearances are performed by a Board Certified Cardiologist.

 

If you are shown an OFA Heart Certificate  (http://www.offa.org/samplecerts.html#cardrpt) the OFA number must be followed by a "/C", an "S" or a "P" is not acceptable per the GRCA Code Of Ethics.

Example:  OFA GR-CA1949/18F/C

 

If you are shown an OFA Cardiac Application Form (http://www.offa.org/cardappbw.pdf) one of the following should appear as the examiner:

 

Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologists -  (Cardiology Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, ACVIM) 
in Texas:

 

Dr. Charla L. Jones                                              Dr. Kenneth W. Knauer                                              

Veterinary Cardiology & Medical Service             1500 Misty Lane

9125 Manchaca Road                                            College Station, TX  77845

Austin, TX  75748                                                  979-690-0530

512-451-1070

 

Dr. Donald R. Clark                                              Dr. Jenifer Lunney Brayley

C1017 Muirfield Village                                        Dr. Kyle A. Brayley

College Station, TX  77845                                    Bay Area Veterinary Specialists

979-690-6182                                                         12855 Gulf Freeway

                                                                             Houston, TX  77034

Dr. Sonya Gale Gordon                                        281-464-3554

Dr. Matthew W. Miller

Dr. Risa M. Roland

Dr. Ashley Baker Saunders

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX  77843

979-845-2351

 

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Please consider adopting a Golden from Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue, there are so many wonderful Golden Retrievers out there who need loving homes. www.rescuegoldens.org

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The golden retriever puppies that will be available through  Goldenwind Golden Retrievers will be sold with spay/neuter contracts and with AKC Limited Registration.  What does this mean to you?  The ONLY thing you can't do with your puppy with regards to AKC activities is use that puppy for breeding or show that puppy in conformation events.  You can still pursue AKC titles in Obedience, Agility, Hunt Tests, Field Trials and any other event that AKC offers i.e. Junior Showmanship as well as get a Canine Good Citizenship certificate or certify your Golden as a Therapy dog, for example Therapy Dog International status.  Golden Retrievers make wonderful Therapy Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs. 

Golden Retriever puppies are in high demand and there are some individuals taking advantage of that fact who should not be breeding.  Reputable Golden Retriever breeders should be breeding specifically for themselves and not to fulfill the demand from the general public. 

 

When looking for a Golden Retriever Breeder, please be sure to ask for 'health clearances' on both the sire and dam of the litter.  These clearances should include but are not limited to an OFA Hip rating of ‘Fair’, ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’; an OFA Elbow rating of  ‘normal’ ; an eye report from a Board Certified Canine Ophthalmologist indicating ‘normal’ in both eyes or with a possible notation of 'other' which will indicate that it is not an inheritable issue or condition; and a heart clearance from a Board Certified Canine Cardiologist indicating ‘normal’.  Do not accept any reports that are not on authentic OFA or CERF forms:

 

http://www.offa.org/samplecerts.html

http://www.offa.org/cardappbw.pdf

 

Our Golden Retriever litters are raised in our home in our bedroom/family/living room areas where we spend most of our time with them. They are center stage in the middle of family life here at Goldenwind as that offers our Golden Retriever puppies optimum opportunities for socialization which is a necessity for Golden Retriever puppies at this stage of their life. When out of the whelping box (approx 3-4 weeks), the puppies are in our living room in a large approximately 8 x 8 playpen where the puppies can then not only hear everything, but the puppies then see everything around them as well! When our Golden Retriever puppies are ready for their new homes at approximately 8 weeks old, they have been exposed to most household situations that await them with their new families!  They're worth the wait!

 

We do not do formal written questionnaire's, we want to get to know you on a 'personal' level  so if you see a puppy or planned breeding that you are interested in, please call or email us.  Adding a Golden Retriever puppy to your family is like adopting a 'four legged child' so please consider that with that decision you are making a life long commitment to your new "son" or "daughter" :-)  Reputable breeders will take the time to speak with everyone who emails or calls in order to properly educate those inquirers in response to any question they may have.  If a breeder doesn't have the time to talk to prospective puppy buyers before a planned litter is whelped, it would be our opinion that they also don't have the time to properly socialize their litters of puppies after they are whelped as we feel that a properly socialized litter is a 24/7 job and the puppies and their prospective families are priority ONE here at Goldenwind.

 

Please be prepared to understand that when you first come out to visit and we have a litter that you may not be able to interact with those newly whelped pups.  While there are some breeders who allow a 'prospective' buyer to interact with a dam or puppies of a 3+ weeks old litter, we would consider that a red flag.  It is our opinion based upon our experience in breeding litters, that this is a very irresponsible action and is actually showing the prospective puppy buyer that the breeder is not considering the welfare of the dam or the puppies.  Until the puppies receive their first immunization vaccine (6-7 weeks), their immunity to any diseases is totally dependent on what they received from the initial milk within the first hours of life called 'colostrum'.   It is not uncommon for responsible breeders to wait until puppies have received their first immunization vaccine before allowing prospective puppy buyers to physically handle the puppies.  These actions are taken by responsible breeders as a safety precaution for the puppies.   Would you let a total stranger handle your newborn baby?   Of course not, you'd wait until you got to know the person or the family!!!  The welfare of the puppies should be more important to the responsible breeder than the sale of any puppies to prospective buyers.    http://www.texasgoldenretrieverbreeders.com/GR_Educ.htm

 

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From time to time we may have an older puppy/young adult available, please check our "Available" page often!

 

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Companion/Pet puppies are sold with AKC Limited Registration on spay/neuter contracts. 

 

 We spend alot of time in the whelping box with our puppies and encourage visits by our puppy buyers as the puppies are growing and socializing before they are ready to go to their new homes.

 

 

 

 

 

We do not ship our companion puppies, no exceptions please:

Typically we will sell dogs to the following areas in North Texas:  Collin County - Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Celina, Copeville, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Garland, Josephine, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Royse City, Sachse, Saint Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston, Wylie.  Dallas County - Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Park Cities, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Rowlett, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer.  Denton County - Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Bolivar, Copper Creek, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Hackberry, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, Marshall Creek, Mustang, Navo, New Hope, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, The Colony, Trophy Club.  Tarrant County - Arlington, Avondale, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Bisbee, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Crowley, Eagle Mountain, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Oak Grove, Rendon, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake, Watauga, Westlake, White Settlement.  Rockwall County - Fate, Heath, Rockwall.  East Texas - Canton, Edom, Longview, Terrell, Tyler, Van, Lindale.  Central Texas - Waco, Austin, San Antonio.  Texas Gulf Coast:  Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi.  West Texas:  Abilene, Midland, El Paso.  South Texas:  Rio Grande Valley.  Oklahoma, Lousiana.

 

 

Contact:

Goldenwind Goldens
Ellen & Alan Meyer
goldenwindgoldens@gmail.com
972-442-9723

 

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