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Our goal is to breed and raise exceptional quality British Style Golden Retrievers. Our bloodlines are from only the most respected kennels worldwide. We are members of the Canadian Kennel Club, UK Kennel Club and GRCC and strictly adhere to their code of ethics. Our breeding dogs have passed all health clearances for eyes, heart, hips and elbows.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Teddy and Surrey Litter – Week Seven



“The Mother of the Year Award goes to…….”


Of course the winner is Surrey. She’s truly demonstrated her prowess as Supermom. Not only has she continued to nurse her puppies well beyond the “don’t touch me stage”, but she’s become their ultimate playmate. On one occasion, Surrey was outside to look after her personal plumbing needs. Afterward, she returned to the living room door, pushed it open, stole into the whelping box and removed a toy to take outside. Then she beckoned us to bring the puppies outside to play with her! We oblige her whenever possible and when the weather doesn’t cooperate, she catapults herself into the whelping box and plays with her little ones for impossibly long sessions.  What a gal!

Surrey is the ultimate playmate!

Of course, mom is the young puppies’ first teacher and she frequently held group tutorials. Surrey’s new hobby is to watch for wild turkeys as they enjoy their morning work-outs by walking around the property and bark to chase them away. One day, Surrey had the whole gang in tow as she marched them around the perimeter of the fence line, no doubt training them to be on the lookout for trespassers.

This week, the puppies experienced their first car ride to the friendly veterinarian. The ride there was a wee bit noisy, but despite that, everyone was on their best behaviour at the clinic and passed all of their examinations with flying colours. On the return trip, the group quickly succumbed to the rhythm of the road and had to be pried out of their crates to come back inside the house.

Our last week with the puppies is always rather bittersweet but more so because this bunch is particularly affectionate. As our time with this sweet mini-pack draws to a close, we reflect and cherish every moment we’ve spent with them but find comfort in knowing how much happiness they will bring to their new families. They have given us so many kisses and memories that we’ll treasure always. 

So long, little ones. We wish you all the best in your journey, but most of all, we wish you love. 

P.S.  We’ll be looking for your picture postings on Instagram! #regalgoldensfamilytree

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Teddy and Surrey Litter – Week Six


Mr. Mashed Potatoes on the lookout!

“The Steak Out”


Surrey usually sets a good example but not this time. It was Sunday night and we were looking forward to a nice quiet dinner after a long, hard week. The puppies had their dinner and everyone in the household was winding down. It only took a moment, but Surrey who in her defense is still nursing occasionally and needs copious amounts of food to maintain that initiative, absconded with a large slab of tenderloin that was resting on the kitchen island waiting to be grilled. Fortunately the culprit was quickly apprehended and dinner went on as planned.

Throughout the week, we managed to get the group outside frequently for playtime. There is never any hesitation as they all scurry off in all directions in search of treasures. This notwithstanding, the group embraced the great outdoors as though they’d been doing it for years. They were completely comfortable and at ease considering the terrain was a far cry from the bunched up towels and shredding they were used to in the whelping box. These new mountaineers were content to explore a good portion of the yard and some even found twigs to munch on. It’s as though gathering up sticks and chewing them is part of a puppy’s DNA. This group is really tight and they most certainly enjoy their playtime together, not to mention naptime. But now that they’ve had a taste of the great outdoors with the crisp Caledon air, there can be no substitute. Even on days when the weather doesn’t lend itself to an outing, the puppies lean up on the whelping box by the door in the hopes that we’ve reconsidered.

Surrey always escorts her puppies outside for playtime. Her role is part sentinel, part playmate, albeit the pups sometimes chase mom around for a while in the hopes of a snack. This bunch is extremely affectionate and they have a sense of urgency to be picked up and cuddled. When the puppies hear or see us approaching, the rustling in the whelping box begins. They’re always hopeful that it will mark the beginning of a new adventure.

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Teddy and Surrey Litter – Week Five


Loving the great outdoors!

“On Your Marks, Get Set, Go, Go, Go!”


Some litters can be a little tentative during their inaugural outing. Many puppies will stand there and tremble for several moments while they take in the vastness of a new universe outside their whelping box. Not this bunch. It took mere seconds for them to take it all in and make a quick decision as to which direction to take off in. They embraced it as though they’d been playing outside their entire lives! They chased their mom around, they chased us around and they chased each other as well. They explored a great deal of this giant space known as “the puppy run”. In fact, Mr. Pilgrim dutifully followed us to the far reaches of the yard appearing very content and proud of himself. Many of the others tried their “hand” at rock climbing, wrestling with their siblings or just meandered around. When she wasn’t directly engaging with the pups, Surrey hung out nearby just to keep a watchful eye on her flock.

Since the little ones are getting more accustomed to eating solid food, their food is now prepared a bit dryer; they are drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated. Now that the food isn’t as messy, fewer clean ups are required. Of course Surrey still nurses the puppies to supplement their diet. Another change in the pups’ habitat was the addition of shredded paper to the whelping box extension which is their first step toward house training. 

The dynamic in the whelping box is also changing. This is the beginning of the most influential socialization period for the puppies. They’re learning to communicate with each other and with us by wagging their tails. With the increased control over their facial muscles, they are making expressions and are beginning to reveal their personalities and communicate their opinions. They’re craving a lot of attention and affection and fortunately that’s something that’s not hard to provide. Did we mention that this bunch is just plain exceptionally cute?

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another regal installment of “Puppy Tales”.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Teddy and Surrey Litter – Week Four


 
Our new interactive play centre.

“Port-a-Gym”


Today we added an extension to the whelping box which has doubled its size. Now that the puppies are growing, they need a bit more space to allow them to pick up speed to scramble from end to end. In addition, the puppies now have gym memberships and an elaborate play station at their disposal as well as numerous plush toys. The little ones are developing their strength, co-ordination and cognitive skills as well as learning how to engage in an activity with a littermate, even if it’s just bumping heads. Since their hunting and chasing instincts are emerging, they practice with their siblings or their plush toys. When the play station was first introduced, Surrey wasted no time to investigate it as did her mini-pack. They scrambled to try out the various activities while Surrey curled up inside the box to watch. When the puppies drifted off to sleep, Surrey went to take a closer look at the activity centre and when she got up to leave, the thing got stuck on her back and she ended up taking it with her.

To help the puppies continue to bulk up, they were introduced to gruel or mush this week:  a healthy concoction of oatmeal, honey, goat’s milk and vitamins to supplement the feedings they get from their mom. With their inaugural bowl, no one needed a second invitation. Mr. Turkey was the first one in, both literally and figuratively and the concept of etiquette went out the window. Everyone looked like they’d been in a food fight except Miss Cranberry who managed to remain lady-like and keep herself very neat and clean. This new feeding arrangement gives Surrey a lot more leisure time as well as the ability to indulge in her new hobby of standing by the door and barking at any wild turkeys she spots meandering around outside the fenced area. Despite being semi-retired, she still keeps the milk bar open 24/7 for top-ups but we’re certain that Surrey relishes the break she gets from each puppy’s twenty-eight razor sharp teeth!


That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another enthralling installment of “Puppy Tales”.
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