Delmarva Golden Retrievers has a very selective breeding program. As a responsible breeder I am committed to producing healthy, sound puppies that conform to the Golden standard in looks and temperament. An exhaustive and thorough research of pedigrees insures me that I am making the right choice not only for my breeding program but also for the betterment of the breed in general. I typically breed anywhere from 2-3 litters per year.
Each litter is raised in my home under the best possible controlled conditions. The whelping room is monitored by video so I can keep a watchful eye on things but still give the dam her privacy. Before leaving my home at the age of 8-9 weeks, I introduce the litter to other dogs and other people. They have been on a variety of surfaces and have played in several different areas of my home/yard. I feel this produces a mentally healthy and outgoing puppy which adapts easily to new surroundings.
Puppies are de-wormed, vaccinated and checked by a Veterinarian before leaving my home. Pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter sales agreement and registered with the American Kennel Club on "Limited Registration" I support minimal vaccinating of animals. I require all clients to pull a blood titer instead of yearly vaccines. If you or your Vet disagrees with this then I am NOT the breeder for you.
Each client receives a puppy packet which includes articles, pedigree, photo of parents, clearances on parents etc. The day you pick up your puppy you will receive a 16 oz. bottle of Isle of Dogs tearless puppy shampoo, a Nylabone DuraChew, a record of vaccinations / medications to date, sales agreement, and you will be asked for the name you have chosen for the registration. All puppies are $2,300 (pet or show / male or female) and includes the price of registration. Please do not insult me by asking if I will take a lesser amount...I will not. The cost of raising a litter has increased exponentially (Vet expenses, food, etc.). I am available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the life of your Golden.
A one time only "open house" will be held when the puppies are 5-6 weeks old. All clients are encouraged to attend.
Please note: Puppies are placed with their new owners based on the completed puppy application. I will choose the puppy best suited to the clients lifestyle. I do not let the owner choose their own puppy. All puppies will be evaluated at the age of 7 1/2 weeks. Show/Performance puppies are chosen first and always take priority.
I will NOT respond to third party inquiries. Email will be deleted.
Important: Adding your name to the waiting list does not guarantee you will receive a puppy. Variables include: number of puppies whelped, overall quality (pet vs. show) and the gender breakdown. A deposit of $500 will be required to hold your reservation. A full refund will be issued if the sex you have chosen is not available or if there were not enough puppies in the litter.
Occasionally, older dogs will be available. Depending on age, the price will be $1500-$3000. The majority will be CH titled.
The GRCA provides puppy referral as a convenience to puppy buyers to find out about breeders who are GRCA members and their litters. GRCA takes no responsibility whatsoever for any puppies/dogs that you may acquire through GRCA puppy referral. GRCA is not responsible for any breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will GRCA be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to read ACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER , as found on the grca.org web-site, for general information about obtaining a puppy, to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a puppy from the breeders whose names you obtain from GRCA puppy referral.