At Seasons Gold Golden retrievers, we strive to breed the healthiest and best natured golden puppies possible. It is our goal to breed dogs that do not have problems that will effect themselves or their owners. We have an 11 acre horse farm for the dogs to romp on. All of our golden retrievers come from top Champion lines and generations of health clearances. Our Golden Retriever puppies' parents are checked by OFA for hip, heart, eye, and elbow problems before breeding them. Also we find that chronic ear problems and skin allergies are hereditary problems that can be in bloodlines so we do not breed dogs that have those issues. Fear of thunder can be a reaction to a bad experience but can also be associated with bloodlines. Any dogs that have any known hereditary problems that will effect them or their owners, are spayed and neutered and placed in pet homes. Any responsible breeder should do this to improve future generations of the breed. With all the unwanted pets in the shelters, there is no reason to breed more dogs unless it is done in a conscientious, responsible way to improve the dog's chances of having a happy healthy life. Imagine what could happen to all dogs in just 10 years, if all breeders committed to doing this! And if all dogs who were not meant to be bred were spayed and neutered to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unwanted pets. Many do! I feel that golden retriever breeders, in general, have maintain fairly high standards, compared to some of the other less popular breeds. Thus, in general, we are improving our breed's health and temperaments, and the Golden is becoming one of the favorite multi talented breeds for family pets, therapy dogs, working/hunting dogs and show dogs. :)
On the other hand, we are not God, and can not control everything about the genetics of the puppies. Starting with healthy parents (grandparents, etc....) takes much of the gamble out of it. Dogs deserve to be as healthy as we can help them to be. Starting with good breeding, lightens the load
for your vet.
We have been raising golden retrievers since 1990. Our golden Retrievers are full time for me. I have a Masters in Art Education and taught art to every age before choosing to devote 24 hour to my dogs now. I now enjoy teaching people about their new family members. We welcome visitors (by appointment only). Call and set up a time to come meet our canine friends.
We are one of very few dog breeders in the area with an accredited A+ rating from the BBB.