Committed to a Genetically Healthy & Strong Legacy
Golden Retriever Puppies for sale to active families. Next awesome litter anticipated Fall 2023.
Golden Retriever Puppies for sale to active families. Next awesome litter anticipated Fall 2023.
Nestled in the hill country outside of Austin Texas, the Wimberley Valley hosts the ideal landscape to raise, breed and nurture the Field Golden Retriever, known for their remarkable talents and loving personality. Capturing three acres along the banks of the Blanco River in which to hone the sensitive nose, to miles of crystal clear water retrieving marks above and below the surface, Bear's keen focus and exuberant work ethic is truly an amazing sight to behold. We are blessed to own a slice of heaven to raise and now breed a remarkable family member. We Hope you'll soon have the opportunity to enjoy a Golden Retriever's companionship and loyalty as well.
Creating any Legacy comes with a beginning. It's the commitment to that beginning that history will have a say as to the kind of legacy we all will ultimately leave.
As long time breeder & judge Jane R. Schubart, The Norwich Terrier Club of America (August 2015 AKC Gazette) stated,
"As a breeder, my first priority is the brood bitch. I believe that no kennel or line is stronger than its bitches. The foundation bitch is often the cornerstone of a successful line...The bitch herself (whether adult or puppy) must be evaluated, to include her health, temperament, and conformation...Remembering that the goal is to select a bitch who will produce progeny retaining the ideals of the breed, her ability to produce is most important."
We couldn't agree more with Miss Schubart's "philosophy" as the cornerstone in our own breeding program, whether it's applied inside or outside of the "show ring". So here we are as we begin our journey as Blanco River Field Golden Retrievers, fully committed to producing healthy progeny that retains the ideals of Miss Bear's phenomenal breed.
Critical in our decision to 'begin' Blanco River Field Golden Retrievers required an abundance of time and research into the Field Golden's history, health, standards, qualities and who we ultimately believed represented the best breeding practices for BRFGR to model...
...three years later, we are grateful
for Katie B & Kym's
willingness to allow us to 'lean into' them for their knowledge, experience and guidance. We encourage you to look into their long standing breeding programs to better understand the proven models we are incorporating to build our own.
Blanco River Field Golden Retrievers (BRFGR)
We firmly believe that "A picture is worth a thousand words."
Please allow your eyes to judge her confirmation, temperament, personality and capabilities...inside and outside of our home.
Bear's OFA certified health screens are normal / clear for ALL genetic disorders, as well as for hips, elbows, eyes, heart.
Bear's record with a full breath, 17 seconds below the surface 😮
NO distractions allowed 🚫
A Great reason to start taking the newspaper again 😉
Fearless, a good word to also describe Bear's work ethic.
...Such a fun and determined pup to have in our family
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question. We've tried our best to anticipate them 😎
They are remarkably intelligent retrievers that were bred to be in the field all day...retrieving. Some will have stronger inherited gifts ie) 'soft-mouthed', marking, water entries, memory, sensitive ears & nose, keen watchful eyes and fearless, yet calculated responses. Working with and watching Bear closely for the past 3 years, we believe she possesses most capabilities that will be only further enhanced in her progeny via selected complementing Sire(s) for their very strong retrieving bloodlines.
Very Simple. We want our pups to have good lives with engaged good families ⭐. That's why our family is okay with our pups going to ACTIVE pet homes. Puppies going to dual purpose homes (families who want a well-behaved house pet as well as a companion hunting dog and/or a dog they can enjoy some competitive events with) is ideal. *We will not place our pups in homes where they will spend most of their time ie) inside a home as a dust mop -or- in a fenced backyard all day by themselves 🚫 - these dogs live to work and are smart and energetic...they really need families who can spend time with them appreciating and cultivating their natural talents (whether it be hunting, hunt tests, agility, obedience, active playtime/outdoor activities, etc.). *A personal note: There is a VERY special place in my heart for Search And Rescue / Recovery (SAR) dogs having personally witnessed many specifically trained to apply their honed gifts along the banks and in the water of the Blanco River after the historic May 23, 2015 flood. Most certainly a whole different level of commitment from the owner, and one that BRFGR would be most proud to provide the ideals of this breed to be part of. https://www.officialgoldenretriever.com/blog/sport-and-canine-activities/golden-retriever-search-and-rescue-dogs-quick-look/
Goldens are some of the most loving breeds you will ever experience. They will bond very quickly and are extremely loyal companions, very much eager to please if given the opportunity to do so. Like any family member, however, there will always be good days and challenging days from puppyhood through adulthood that you won't necessarily be prepared for. The key is to Always respond in a loving disciplined way.
Yes they are, especially with your adolescents and teenagers as has been our own personal experience. Playtime can be a little rougher than traditional goldens (usually a perfect match, right 😆) and will outlast your kiddos when they're finally ready to curl up on the couch to sleep it off together. Exercise is a must for field goldens, they are athletes with intelligent 'triggers', bred to turn it on and off whether in the field, or on the couch.
$3300 per puppy + Texas sales tax (includes initial $350 deposit) Please see Pre-purchase Info & Deposit Agreement
Your purchase of a BRFGR puppy guarantees (see sample Pre-purchase Info & Deposit Agreement, Warranty, Bill of Sale) that your pup should be part of your family for a long time to come without the additional medical expenses you had not planned to spend on a lesser priced puppy sold without ALL OFA health and genetic clearances on the puppy's Mom & Dad. *Nothing is more costly than also having to put a love one down early in his / her life for a genetic defect ie) cancer that is an unknown when you take your new family member home. If you have lived with dogs most of your life, we highly suspect that you may have experienced this Very tough day too. 😔 We are adamant about the steps we take to try to eliminate this possibility. Secondly, enhancing bloodlines is also a considerable investment of both money and time that all Best Practice breeding programs continually work towards for progeny, not only to minimize genetic health issues, but to also improve the ideals of the breed's bloodline.
Yes, you most certainly will. Please complete attached Puppy Application and attach to return through BRFGR website. A telephone interview will be scheduled to discuss with you (and your family if applicable) within 5 days of receipt of your application.
A Fully completed & approved puppy application (please download fillable pdf, re-attach and email back through BRFGR website), telephone interview and $350 deposit are required before you will be added to the waitlist. BRFGR will initially review all applications in the order they are received. Deposits are non-refundable unless there are not enough puppies born to accommodate your reservation, or your specific requests cannot be paired with a suitable puppy. Changing your mind or cancelling for any other reason outside 48 hours of BRFGR receiving your deposit constitutes a non-refundable deposit. (See attached sample BRFGR Pre-Purchase Info Deposit Agreement)
A “suitable” puppy is a puppy who BRFGR believes will be a good fit for your home and that you (and family when applicable) will be a good fit for the puppy. Considerations are innumerable in this process and include without limitation: close puppy observations beginning with birth through aptitude tests at 5-7 weeks of age when personalities and temperaments begin to quickly indicate if a pup would be best suited for active companionship in the home, at your side hunting in the field or have significant potential in field competition. Your application lifestyle, profession, hobbies, desired purpose for dog, family composition, past & present golden ownership experience, past & present dog ownership experience, ability to mentally & physically care for puppy during its entire life will help us 'marry' you (and your family when applicable) to a puppy appropriately. So the short answer, BRFGR will provide you with our puppy recommendation and (upon your request) an explanation as to why BRFGR believes our recommended puppy is best suited for you. See BRFGR Puppy Application.
At 8 weeks minimum, no sooner.
We will not ship puppies due to the duress it may cause Bear's babies. We can make arrangements to meet you at Bergstrom Airport, Austin Texas if you decide to fly rather than drive. *Please check specific airline's current policies for carrying on your pup due to ever changing Covid restrictions. BRFGR will also possibly consider providing a flight Nanny at an additional determined expense.
Yes, he or she will be absolutely introduced to a variety of people, places and many experiences to begin preparation for continuance in your home. Check out, "What care will my pup have received before we go home?"
Presently our breeding program is solely focused and committed to furthering the ideals of this wonderful breed through our litters after realizing just how small the pool of traditional field bred goldens still is. We have spent an abundance amount of time over the past three years researching the history, health, standards, qualities and the best practices of field golden breeders, striving to be an asset to their efforts by incorporating all aspects through our own breeding program.
We truly have a personal understanding of why goldens provide the perfect balance towards hunting and household companionship; nothing motivates us more for you to have an opportunity to experience this joy also. While our pups will be introduced to many basics during our close and watchful care, (*See 'What care will my pup receive before we go home?') continued training will be required to become a respectable family member of your household and at your side in the field.
BRFGR is more than happy to connect you with Katie B at Katian Kennel http://katiankennel.com or Kym at Lish Kennels https://www.lishkennels.com , both tremendous individuals who offer resources for obedience skill sets, field training and competition.
Our puppies (and BRFGR 😊) are very busy during their first 8 weeks of life. Here are examples of what each receives:
Yes, most definitely and is included in the cost of adoption. Microchip will be implanted and number registered (for life) with new owner information at AKC ReUnite before going to your home.
As a responsible owner, you are responsible to provide ie) continued socialization, necessary puppy vaccinations as well as annual vaccinations / wellness checkups, nutrition, daily exercise & training, grooming, nail trimming throughout the life of your dog. BRFGR guarantees your pup's health under your care for (3) business days after you pick up. (*See sample Pre-purchase Info & Deposit Agreement, Warranty, Bill of Sale.
Most definitely. The money you'll spend to adopt goes hand-in-hand with a 26 month guarantee for all AKC breed specific required health clearances / genetic testing (and then some) for your pup,. Both Sire and Dam OFA certifications will be provided to you before going home. Please see attached sample BRFGR Warranty Agreement.
All pups will be registered by BRFGR with only "limited" registration with AKC before departing to your home. Full registration will be granted Only to individual(s) who have demonstrated their commitment to ethical breeding practices as outlined by GRCA and the BRFGR Pre-purchase Info Deposit Agreement and Warranty & Bill of Sale.
You need to understand BRFGR cannot predetermine the outcome of the breeding and therefore can make NO assurances that your pup will be free of inherited genetic or other disease, nor that your puppy will meet your expectations with respect to conformation, performance or temperament regardless of BRFGR's best efforts to match you with your pup. However, Genetic defects that prevent the issuance of OFA certification of the puppy's hips, elbow, heart and eyes will be warrantied by BRFBGR until the dogs is 26 months of age. Please see sample BRFGR Pre-purchase Info Deposit Agreement and Warranty & Bill of Sale for details.
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Both studs from Katian Kennel are incredible goldens with tremendous bloodlines to further enhance future progeny's pedigrees to retain the ideals of the breed. Paternity tests will be performed within first week of birth to determine the Sire for each individual puppy.
Anticipate Fall of 2023 😬
If, at ANY time, you decide for ANY reason that you cannot keep the puppy, BRFGR MUST be notified and given first right of refusal to obtain the dog(s). If you are not happy with your new puppy, he /she can be returned to BRFGR within one week for a full refund of purchase price, at BRFGR’s discretion. *Please see BRFGR sample Pre-purchase Info Deposit Agreement and Contract, Warranty & Bill of Sale for ALL details.
This will be your personal decision. *Please note, however, that NO spay or neuter will be allowed before your dog reaches at least 12 months in age unless approved by BRFGR in writing. Health studies have revealed that hormones allow for growth and development of your dog during this time.
Please complete Puppy Application (fillable pdf) and return soon to get started!
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We'd love to introduce Miss Bear to you & see our slice of heaven, so let's setup a time to get together!
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