About Golden-B-Bear Goldens
We have now moved to our new home in Plymouth, NH on 20 acres of beautiful fields and tree lined hills.
Golden-B-Bear takes a Holistic approach to rearing of all our dogs. We require our future puppy owners to follow our minimal vaccination schedule. To also follow a more holistic approach to control flea and tick prevention. All future puppy buyers are required to work with a Holistic vet who is a member of the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association). Please check out my Recommended Holistic Vet page and find a holistic vet near you or go to the link Holistic Veterinarians' Association www.AHVMA.org To find a veterinarian in your area. I do require you feed a raw diet as well.
Our dogs can run free around the property daily and our puppies have a safe fence in puppy play area just for them.
We have family visits when pups are 6 and 7 weeks old.
Our new kennel pens completed April 2016
Built by Micah's property Maintenance
All interviews have to be scheduled after I receive your application and deposit.
You can email be at firstname.lastname@example.org
All deposits are held until interview is completed.
There is usually a 6 month to one year wait list for my puppies.
Once I receive your application I will call you to discuss the adoption process.
All new families are required to have a fenced in yard and I am looking for families that have someone home during the day for the puppy.
Please feel free to email me and let me know if you would like to be put on a wait list.
Golden-B-Bear Golden Retrievers is dedicated to producing top quality Golden Retrievers. I have been breeding, raising and showing goldens since 1999. I am a member in good standings with the American Kennel Club and a board member of Yankee Golden Retriever Club. All of my litters come from parents that are Penn hips and or OFA registered, OFA elbow clearance and are free from genetic hip disease. Their eyes are certified by a board ophthalmologist, screening for any abnormalities, and cleared of cardiovascular disease by a cardiologist. I am now performing 3 new test clearances for itchinosis and PRA and PRa1 inherited eye disease and DM disease. My goldens are raised with a holistic approach to diet and care. My goldens are fed a raw diet and use to do minimal vaccinations but have now pledge to do vaccine free and only use Nosodes for my dogs and puppies. .
I believe that the appropriate diet, less vaccinations, less toxic
chemicals in and around them is key in raising a healthy immune system.
To find out more about diet and vaccination protocols please see My raw diet page and vaccination page. My goal is to be the Top Breeder in my area that produces Healthier Goldens and Best tempered personalities and striving to keep to AKC Standards I only breed Goldens who display the true Golden Retriever temperament.
My litters are born and socialized in my home at an early age until they come to you at 8 weeks of age. My pups have complete and thorough examinations by my vet at the age of 7-8 weeks and are guaranteed to be in good health on departure to their new homes. I sell my pups with a limited registrations. I do recommend that you spay/neuter closer to 24 months of age.
Our puppies have a secure, clean environment to play and get exercise which is important in their development.
FAMILIES COME FOR PUPPY VISIT AT 6 WEEKS OF AGE
Mia as a puppy being stacked for show training
Before picking up your new puppy from Golden-B-Bear Kennel, I recommend all new families purchase items from my recommended puppy items list before purchasing a puppy from me. I can help you with any questions you have in regard to this. It can be overwhelming for some who are not sure what items are needed when raising a new puppy. I try to keep it simple buy suggesting only the things you really need. I will show you what items I recommend that will be very helpful for keeping your pup safe and happy.
I am committed to making sure of this and will continue to support your needs through out the life of your new golden. It is very important to me that these special pups get the right homes and the right start in life. I don't want to see any of my pups end up in a pound or worse in a home that won't take proper care of it. I do recommend you sign up for a puppy Kindergarten class or some form of puppy class. Especially for Pets in Sudbury has some great trainers there and I also recommend the Yankee Golden Retriever Club puppy kindergarten program in Boxboro, MA. It is vital for your pup to get the right socialization at an early start and for you to get the basic training tips and care from a certified trainer.
. I am a member of the following natural breeders groups:
All of our puppies come with:
* AKC (limited) All puppies will be registered by breeder and (upon proof of spay/neuter) your AKC papers will then be sent to you.
* Vet Health Certificate
All new parents will be required to give the Parvo and Distemper Nosode treatment
* stool checked and dewormed
* 1 year guarantee ( for any genetic issue of hips, elbow or eyes) up to cost of a new puppy; Guarantee is only good on pups who are kept on a raw diet, and owner follows breeder's protocol on vaccinations and holistic ways. Vet records must show proof of a natural rearing.
* Lifetime breeder support
* Copies of Parents Clearances and photos will be in puppy folder
Important to Socialize your new puppy ............
Socializing and Training
is simply the process of adjusting a puppy to the human world. This
means taking a puppy from the time it's in its new home to as many
different places as possible. Until the pup is at least 4 to 5 months
old, it should ideally be taken along once a day on some kind of outing.
There are many places dogs are allowed. We like to take our dogs with
us to hardware stores, video stores (a great place since it often takes a
while to pick out a movie and the pup has 'lots of time to be among all
kinds of people), banks, the post office, and pet-supply stores. We
also like to sit on chairs or benches in front of cafes. Simply taking
the pup on walks around areas where it will meet other people and dogs
is also a good socializing opportunity. (One always needs to make sure a
strange dog is perfectly fine with puppies. A bad dog experience when a
pup is younger than 7 months old can leave the pup leary of dogs for
the rest of its life.) The pup should also be able to experience
strollers, bicycles, hear trucks, cars, etc. Once the puppy is a bit
older, about 5 months, the basis that's been established can be kept up
by taking the pup 3 or 4 times a week. These outings shouldn't stop
until the pup is at least 10,11, or 12 months old. Of course it is in its best interest to continue socializing your puppy into adult hood. Find what your pup excels at and build on this. Example: if your pup has a great nose and can locate you or objects.... well it maybe a great dog for nose scent classes. Maybe your pup is great at retrieving and always wants to bring things to you. Classes on retrieving, field work or service work might be something you and your puppy could do together. Many of our pups continue on to getting their CGC and TDI certification after puppy kindergarten. They can visit schools, nursing homes and other places most other dogs would not be able to enter.
socializing a pup at a young age, socializing and training go hand in
hand. One doesn't let a pup jump up on people, for example. Nor does one
let the pup mouth anyone. One also doesn't let the pup pick the
garbage or chew on shoes, etc. Teaching the pup not to do these
behaviors is all training (teaching manners). While most of the above
actions are harmless when the pup is young, it's not acceptable when the
pup has become an adult. So, it's a good idea to stop the behavior
before it even starts. One can start formal training with a your pup
at 3 months. Your puppy hoods are rather short and their attention
span matures quickly. Training is a beautiful process and, if done
well, will teach a pup to become a great team-player. When first
starting training, it seems the pup is just learning basic vocabulary
(e.g. 'sit', 'down', etc.). But after a couple of weeks, one starts to
see a change in the pup's whole attitude. The puppy is suddenly really
tuning in, is making amazing eye-contact, and, when finding itself in
new situations where it is unsure of how to react, is looking up to its
person as if to ask what they think rather than making its own
interpretation of the situation. This is exactly how it should be. The
pup is, after all, in a human world and should look to the person for
obedience training is simply the process of teaching the pup the basic
vocabulary and thereafter following through with the commands. After a
couple of months (IF a good training method was used which seems to be
rather difficult to find these days), the dog will quite willingly
respect these commands. Training, when done clearly and
fairly, also creates an incredible bond between person and dog that is
hard to surpass.