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So you think you are ready for a Golden Retriever ? Are you ready for dog hair on your clothes,
your couch and at times even in your food ? Are you prepared for an active, chewing puppy in
your household ?  Are you willing to take your dog to puppy manners classes and  obedience
classes to give your dog the best opportunity to make it a dog you can live with ?  Fenced yard ?
Any allergies in the family members?   Remember these darling fluffy puppies grow quickly and its
YOUR JOB to train your puppy.  If you answered yes to all these questions honestly you might be
ready for a puppy !   


There is lots of great information provided by the Golden Retriever Club of America. See my links page to find the website. The more information you have  about raising, training and loving your dog will make you a better owner for your loving Golden. There's no such thing as thinking you know it all.

Please take the time to read the two articles on health/longevity and on early spay neuter that can be found under links. This is for the benefit of your future canine companion to promote a long lived and healthy dog. 


I take great pride in the puppies that I breed. A ton of time, effort and love are invested while the puppies are in my care. I have confidence that when they go home they have been well socialized and exposed to household noises. My puppies are all vet checked at 7-8 weeks, first set of shots and wormed several times. It's YOUR job to continue that process to help your puppy grow into a lovable and well mannered dog by attending puppy manners classes and taking your dog to new places and varied situations frequently. This does not mean going to the dog park ! I have heard far too many tales of dogs being frightened or bitten with that one incident remaining with them their entire life.
I am available for questions or concerns that may arise during the lifetime of your new family companion

Once I know I have a PG girl I then begin the interview process from the inquiries I've received. That starts with a phone interview where I will be asking a lot of questions. If that goes well I have the entire family out to meet me and my dogs. That time period of about 1 month from when I know I have a PG girl until the pups are born is the best time for me to decide on future families. I never interview more families than numbers of pups and do "hold back" a few. Until the pups are born and about a 10 days old then I can safely say I have X number of pups the majority of the time. At that point I require a deposit from each family I have approved. Families do not get to visit in the first 3-4  weeks as the Mom needs her quiet time and I don't want anyone bringing in any germs. I text pictures and videos of the pups as they grow.

I have started doing a series of 3 mandatory classes for the families that would be getting a puppy. The classes would be when the pups are 5-8 weeks old at my house on weekends. The first hour would be play time with the puppies until they get tired and all fall asleep !  After that it would be a puppy seminar on a variety of topics that I find of importance in promoting health and longevity, puppy raising do's and dont's, grooming, proper food and nutrition, low vaccine and spay/neuter protocol, exercise and soundness to name a few of the topics covered.  





                   I am an  AKC BREEDER OF MERIT
  AKC Breeder of Merit Requirements:
•Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
•Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred.
•Member of an AKC club.
•Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
•Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.

Charlotte's babies born March 14, 2012 
Charlotte with her new babies, 4 girls 1 boy born March 14, 2012 
We are all healthy and happy ~ 
We love to eat and sleep and we love our fleecy bed ~
Ahhhh ~ Sleep !

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Susan Babich
WA 98270
Ph:425 334-5134


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