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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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Haydain and Misty’s Litter – Week Six

Nothing like the great outdoors!

“It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…..”


Actually….it was a plane. We don’t get many planes flying overhead, but on this occasion the mini-pack was out for one of their many outdoor romps. As the plane’s engines shattered the quiet of the country, all puppy activity in the yard ceased immediately as if time stood still. Six furry little heads were locked in the “up” position looking skyward. Once the noise subsided, it was business as usual.

Business in the yard consisted of a variety of activities and there was lots of it since the weather has been glorious. Throughout the week, as the puppies’ confidence grew, and they became a bit more independent, it now takes little coaxing to get them out of the whelping box and take the three or four bold steps to go outside. Once that challenge was overcome, they embarked on long range expeditions to remote corners of the yard. There was some rock climbing, chewing on sticks or blades of grass and sprints that typically culminated in a tumble. One perpetrator who shall remain unnamed, even contemplated an ill-conceived escape attempt, but for certain – everyone had fun. Of course, mom was always nearby and ever the star attraction as she made her rounds with the milk wagon.

Meanwhile in the whelping box, apart from head butting and tail biting, one of their new favourite pastimes is to work out how to invert the spill-proof water bowl. As things start to wind down, the little ones still love to pile atop one another at naptime like overlapping dominos. When the water bowl has remained undisturbed, some of the girls like to dip their front feet into it and go to sleep that way. That must be a foreshadowing of future spa treatments.

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

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Haydain and Misty’s Litter – Week Five

We love our adventures outside!


“Bite Me!”


The dynamic in the whelping box is 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 which, of course is not hard to provide. Mostly, the little ones are getting better acquainted with their littermates. Playtime happens at all hours of the day. And it doesn’t matter if a potential playmate is awake or asleep. One such example was Miss Licorice gnawing on Miss Truffle’s tail as she lay there sleeping. As she was unable to achieve the desired result, Miss Licorice moved on to her next victim.

Since the little ones are getting more accustomed to eating solid food, they are drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated. Of course, Misty 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 gang has now had the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors and explore the vastness of the yard. Admittedly they got off to a slow start because walking on grass versus cotton is a whole other dimension. Once they overcame that, each took off to explore various areas or wrestled with a sibling, but when mom came around, there was a free-for-all trying to jockey for position at the milk bar. On one occasion they appeared startled when Misty inexplicably rolled around on her back for awhile and then got up to run laps by herself at top speed. If this happens to any of the pups, we’ll know where they learned the “wild dog maneuver”.

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

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Haydain and Misty’s Litter – Week Four


Our first time outside!

“Bulking Up is (Not) Hard to Do”


Misty and her brood have been relocated into the living room which is a pretty regal deal for mom. She’s got both a sofa and a love seat to stretch out on, not to mention some carpeting and some sections of cool wood flooring for lounging. There’s also a walkout to the backyard for those peaceful Zen moments, washroom breaks or for monitoring the activities of our resident wild turkeys. Unlike many other moms in this situation, Misty didn’t bat an eye. She knew a good deal when she saw one.

To aid in the puppies’ campaign to bulk up, they were introduced to gruel:  a healthy concoction of large flake oatmeal, yoghurt, honey, goat’s milk, vitamins, raw meat and vegetables (all organic) to supplement the feedings they get from their mom. With their inaugural bowl, no one needed a second invitation. Despite being semi-retired, Misty continues to keep the milk bar open 24/7 for top-ups but we’re certain that she relishes the break she gets from each puppy’s twenty-eight razor sharp teeth!

This week we removed the pig rails and 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. One end now features sleeping quarters and the other end which has been filled with paper shredding serves as their lavatory. In addition, the puppies now have gym memberships, an elaborate play station and numerous plush toys at their disposal. 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 plush toys but the most fun they’re having is the increased interaction with their littermates. And nobody cares if their sibling is awake or asleep. In this playground, anything goes.

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

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