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**What to look for in a breeder when buying your Golden Retriever Puppy.**
Not every golden retriever breeder has your dog's best interest in mind. There have become more and more breeders who do not follow the recommended or ethical guidelines when it comes to breeding dogs. It's not necessarily because they are "bad people" or have malicious intent for the dogs, but often because of a lack of knowledge and/or neglect in educating themselves about responsible breeding. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge and negligence can often lead to poor care and unsafe/unhealthy outcomes for the dogs.
We take pride in our planned, purposeful breeding process and our dogs' overall health, ensuring that they get the best possible care & treatment all year round. We have even rescued a few dogs from breeders who do not follow these higher standards. We've had those rescued dogs spayed/neutered, caught up on recommended medications/vaccines, and found them loving homes in hopes of stopping the cycle from continuing.
We want to share the checklist below to help educate and assist others in their search for a healthy, quality golden retriever puppy. It is a great resource to use when vetting other breeders. Feel free to use the checklist in your own search for your "furever friend"!!
"The Golden Cottage"
We (us and the dogs) are absolutely loving the space! It’s complete with a fenced-in backyard (dog run), an office, an open area for our potential buyers to come and connect with our golden retriever puppies, and a dog bathing & grooming station.
We followed best practice guidelines when building our kennel and have maintained our license through the Department of Agriculture.
**Give us a nudge**
If you've been on our waitlist for a Hakman’s Golden Retriever Pup, please reach out to Dana and give her a nudge to confirm your spot!
We know some of you may have taken a different route due to timeline or convenience, which we completely respect. We also want to confirm those who are still interested and patiently waiting. 😊
Cleo has aged out, and she is now just hanging out with her best friends, Sophie and Lenny, in the house! She truly is one of the best, and she carried some of the best puppies ever. Happy retirement, Cleo!! Pictured is Cleo cuddling up with Lenny. They are too cute!
Jolene turned two years old July 20th, and she has been OFA tested. We are anxiously awaiting for a bill of good health as we hope her hips and elbows come back with good to excellent results. She has already been genetically tested, and the genetic panels were all clear! Pending good to excellent OFA testing, we are planning on breeding Jolene with one of our studs, Bubba, in the future! Pictures to the right is Jolene.
***Edit to Add***
After some consideration, we have decided to wait to breed Jolene for a bit as she still has some maturing to do. Just because she is of breeding age does not mean that breeding her at this time is in the best interest of both her and her puppies. We will continue to diligently work with her as she matures into herself. She is a wonderful, beautiful companion, but we know that rushing the process is not in her best interest. We will continue to give updates on our sweet Jolene!
***Other Certified Breeders with Current Litters***
In the last 24 months, Mother Nature has not allowed our girls to have any puppies, which is OK! We do not force heat cycles, so science and Mother Nature are what we rely on. Our amazing stud Watson, however, has sired three litters, and we would like to point you in the direction of those puppies, as two of those three litters still have puppies available!
Taylor Made Golden Retrievers (can be reached via Facebook):
Cali and Watson's recent litter has several puppies still available!
Taylor Made Golden Retrievers' Dixie also recently had a litter with Watson, many of which are still available as well!
Please reach out to either myself or Taylor Made Golden Retrievers' Facebook page with details!
***Walking, hiking, & running with Hakman’s Goldens***
Our Golden Retrievers make the perfect companion!! They love being active and going on walks, hikes, and runs with their owners!!
Here are a few photos of our past pups.
***New Amenities at the Golden Cottage***
We had our bathing station installed recently in our kennel. Here's Chris testing it out with one of our dogs, Jolene!
Our 2023 waitlist is currently open, and we are taking new names. We understand that our timeline may not meet yours, and we believe that everyone should experience the love of a golden retriever, so we are always happy to help connect you to another breeder who can better meet your needs and timeline! Feel free to reach out via email to inquire about our expected litters or even other golden retriever breeders. We are always happy to help!