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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.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Misty, Day 53 days (pre-parturition)

Misty enjoying an evening walk.

As we head into the final 10 days of Misty’s pregnancy, we don’t see her slowing down too much. She opts to stay inside enjoying the air conditioning and enjoys our company more than frolicking outside with the rest of the pack. 

Her waistline measures 31 inches (78 cm) now but she still has a voracious appetite. She is quite happy that we have increased her serving sizes over the past couple of weeks!

This weekend she will be introduced to the “whelping box” which is where she will have her puppies. It will be in our bedroom and will stay there till the pups are approximately 3 weeks old. Then it will move to a sunny location in our living room. The living room has French doors to a private yard for pups and mom.

Misty has just begun to seek out a special area in the yard to deliver her pups. This is normal behaviour as moms dig a den for their newborns. Obviously, we have a much cozier and cleaner idea in mind.  

Pre-natal period: It is an interesting fact that a dog's tactile perception develops before birth, therefore unborn puppies can detect touch when the mother is petted from the outside of the abdomen. This establishes the basis for puppies to tolerate being touched when compared to puppies born to mothers that were not petted. Pregnant dogs that are exposed to stressful events tend to release hormones that can be detected by the fetuses which can negatively influence their future development. This underscores the importance of providing pregnant dogs a stress-free and tranquil environment.

National Geographic image of a Golden Retriever puppy fetus

At this stage, the puppies have a full coat of hair and can be felt moving around in her tummy. Misty sleeps in our room - typically in the middle of the bed. However, as her waistline is expanding she is feeling more uncomfortable and likes to lay on the tile floor in our ensuite bathroom. She demands belly rubs, so it’s easy to detect movement of the little ones. 

It seems like they are anxious to get out into the world and meet their forever families!


Friday, July 13, 2018

Storm and Chanel Litter – Week Seven

Love on the rocks!


“They Grow Up So Quickly”


Seven weeks ago, they were all chipmunk-size nuggets – all squirmy with little pink feet and noses. They evolved from helpless little bundles to real going concerns that are desperate for backyard time and curious to know what each and every little sight and sound represents. Where has the time gone?

The gang loved their outdoor time. And who doesn’t enjoy dining al fresco? Everyone was enthusiastic about helping Chanel survey the perimeter of the fence line, on the lookout for trespassers. On one particular outing, Miss Blaze shot out of the house, catapulted herself over the stoop in hot pursuit of a bird she spotted. It’s remarkable how large a part that genetics plays in their development. Even collecting and chewing sticks is in their DNA.

This week, the puppies experienced their first car ride to the friendly veterinarian. Unlike most other litters travelling to the same destination, the ride there was extremely quiet. Once at the clinic, most were on their best behaviour. Miss Ember decided to pass the time by sleeping, while Mr. Torch helped himself to a magazine. Their examinations went very well and their time at the clinic was otherwise uneventful. On the return trip, the group once again succumbed to the rhythm of the road and had to be pried out of their crates to come back inside the house.

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

That concludes this edition of “Puppy Tales”.  See you next litter!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Storm and Chanel Litter – Week Six

Cooling off in the grass!

“The Drinking Contest”


A drinking contest normally conjures up images far different than this week’s experience as this one was far more innocent. The puppies were ready for a change; ready to take on a brand-new adventure, namely their introduction to the great outdoors. When we removed the door to the whelping box to allow them to work their way outside on their own, most weren’t sure what to make of all this newfound freedom, so they stood in the entrance as if frozen in time. A little coaxing cured that and soon the entire crew made it out. Despite the newness of it all, their primary focus was on getting to their mom for a quick snack. Chanel’s sores from her bout of mastitis have since healed and the milk bar was available in its entirety. When Chanel felt she’d met her obligations and scurried off for some private time, the gang was left to absorb the vastness of the yard. Mind you, they didn’t stray very far on the first day, but their circle widened with each subsequent outing. Since we were experiencing an extreme heatwave, we thought it best to make a dish or two of water available right at the get-go. Even during these brief outings, the puppies drained the water bowl, often with two or three trying to fit their heads into it at the same time.

With their comfort level growing, the pups went off carefully explore their surroundings. There was a wee bit of rock climbing, some exploration along the fence line and cuddles on our laps while some of the others played chase, wrestled with each other or just meandered around. When she wasn’t directly engaging with the pups, Chanel hung out nearby just to keep a watchful eye on her flock because that’s what moms do!

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


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