Future Puppy Plans
||We have posted one final breeding for 2012 and some tentative breedings for 2013 below. We are in the process of selecting sires for our 2013 litters so we can make careful matches with our girls. We are considering these boys: HRCH Beau Geste Being Ramiroz CDX MH ** WCX CCA VCX (maj ptd), MACH4 Wakemup Rain Dance CD RA MXB2 MJG2 AXP MJP ADHF OS and CH Birnam Wood's Power Play CD JH WC. Final decisions will be posted as soon as they are made.
All buyers of golden retrievers with American show champions, typically designated by CH., in their pedigrees, which is the vast majority of North American goldens must be aware of pigmentary uveitis, an eye disease found primiarly in goldens. We have produced some affected dogs and have posted that information on k9data.com under honorifics. If you looking for a golden retriever, please familiarize yourself with this relatively new disease. All golden retrievers from American lines should see an ophthalmologist annually after the age of 2 since this disease can strike any time from 2 till 14 years of age.
About Our Breedings Typically, we have two to four litters a year, some co-bred with Gaylan's owners and some bred here. Our own litters are whelped and raised here at Gaylan. Co-bred litters usually begin their lives with their dam's owner and are raised strictly according to our standards. The litter and dam come here at by 6 weeks of age. They will spend 2-3 weeks with us, walking in our woods, swimming in our creek, meeting lots of people and getting to know their relatives. We'll spend that time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners. We are thrilled to partner with our co-breeders on these litters.
Before emailing us about a puppy, please read the following portions of our website to be sure that we and our dogs are right for you. We prefer email contact and will not return phone calls concerning the availability of pet puppies. Please note that we do not ship puppies as freight; all owners must come in person to pick up their pups. We have a very successful program to prepare pups and owners for this flights so that dozens of our pups have flown home with their owners in the cabin of a commercial airliner with no problem.
One or two pups in each litter may go to pet homes but we usually have standing reservation lists long in advance for pet puppies. If you are willing to wait a while for a pup, drop us a note as early as possible. We will post a notice on this page if we have pet puppies available. We only accept email contact regarding pet puppies.
In the meantime, to find a quality puppy, contact your local golden retriever club or rescue. Club and rescue listings can be found on the Golden Retriever Club of America website at http://www.grca.org, click on either the Puppy Referral or Rescue link. If you are looking for a loving family companion, please consider a rescue dog!
Dam: OTCH MACH Gaylan's Thaleia UDX3 OM4 RAE TDX JH; WCX OBHF CCA VCX
OFA Excellent hips; Normal elbows, eyes, heart; prcd-PRA clear by parentage
Sire: NDC NMFR RockErin Red River Ruckus *** OS
OFA Good hips with 90th percentile PennHIP scores; Normal elbows, eyes (at 8 years of age), thyroid and heart; prcd-PRA normal/clear
Red x Ivy Litter Pedigree
Ivy will be taking a little time off from training and showing this fall to have her first litter. We have chosen NDC NMFR RockErin Red River Ruckus *** OS, also known as Red, as the sire of her first litter. At almost 9 years old, Red is a handsome, active golden who is still running field trials. He is an intelligent, stylish dark red boy with a lot of drive who lives to retrieve. He is an excellent marker and has fabulous water attitude with a great entry. He loves to train and really wants to please--if he knows what Judi wants, he will do it. Despite all of his drive, he has excellent line manners and focus.
Red was trained by Joseph McCann of RockErin Kennels. Red ran one Senior Hunt test when he was 15 months old and passed but then moved on to field trials. He was on the National Derby list with 14 points in 7 trials, including a 3rd in his first trial at 16 months and two firsts. Although Judi knew nothing about field trials when she got Red, that clearly didn't stop them. Judi and Red won the Colorado Women's Retriever Club Qualifying Stake in July 2007. He also had a 2nd handled by Joseph and earned 8 Reserve/Jams. Judi and Red now have two Amateur firsts for 10 of the 15 points he needs for his AFC, and qualified for and ran the National Amateur in 2008.
Red also ran National Field Retriever Association (NFRA) trials. He was the 2005 National Derby Champion (NDC Title) with 6 wins and 7 passes for 51 points making him the high point Derby dog for the year and also the highest pointed dog ever for NFRA. He became the NMFR (National Master Field Retriever champion) when he won the 10-series Master National.
I went out to Oklahoma to meet Red and fell in love with this handsome, regal dog. He is a total mush who connected immediately with us, enjoying belly rubs and petting. When Judi was ready to work, he became a serious partner, running hard and well for her. When we headed back to the house, Red proved Judi and Kent correct and showed his couch-potato nature in the house. This dog can really turn it on and turn it off when needed.
Red is a lovely, well balanced dog, quite substantial for a working dog. He has measured 24 inches at the shoulders though he felt about 1/2" shorter than that to me. He weighs 70 pounds. Red has a lovely front assembly with well laid back shoulders and nice return of upper arm, with forelegs set well under him. His neck flows smoothly into his withers and into a strong topline, although he is a little high in the rear. He has good depth of body, nice rib spring and a strong, short, broad loin. Red's rear is appropriate angles with a broad, strong thigh. He has a correct tail carriage and set. He has good feet but his pasterns both front and rear are a little longer than ideal.
Red has a lovely head and expression with a broad back skull, lovely shaped slightly light eye, and good pigment. He has correct length and breadth of muzzle though I'd like just a bit more depth. He has medium length ears that are set well. He has full dentition with a very slight underbite, with the lower incisors tight up against the uppers. He has a white patch on his forechest and a small spot on top of his head.
Although young, Red's kids are doing well in many venues. He has ***, MH, MACH, UD and TD kids with many more coming up here.
Little Ivy is a stylish young bitch who is competing in obedience, agility and field events. She is an enthusiastic partner in obedience where she has earned her OTCH and qualified for the AKC National Obedience Invitational and the GRCA's Obedience Dog Hall of Fame. She is very fast and focused in agility, where she recently finished her MACH with three QQs over Memorial Day weekend. Ivy also earned her TD and TDX in short order. She was Vicki's first field dog and despite limited access to training grounds, they earned their JH and WC. Ivy has a wonderful on/off switch making her very easy to live with, yet lots of fun to train.
Ivy recently earned the GRCA's Certificate of Conformation Assessment. She is a small, athletic blonde with beautiful angles front and rear, moving cleanly coming and going. I would like a bit more substance, which is one of the reasons that we selected Red as the sire for this litter. Ivy has a lovely topline, correct tailset and tail carriage. Her head is pleasant with good pigment, a dark eye, full dentition and a scissors bite. Her coat has correct texture and undercoat so it dries quickly.
Ivy has OFA Excellent hips, normal elbows, heart and eyes. She has no iris or cilliary body cysts in her eyes at this time. Although we don't know for sure, these cysts may precede the development of pigmentary uveitis. Ivy also does not carry either gene for prcd-PRA, and she has no skin allergies, ear infections or hot spots.
Ivy is from our Comedy Litter. Her littermates include:
The pedigree for this litter combines some of the breed's top field, obedience and conformation dogs. There is excellent longevity, health, natural working ability, and soundness. We expect intelligent, focused working dogs with the ability to excel in any performance game. Most will be able to compete at high levels in multiple venues: hunt tests, field trials, agility, obedience, rally or tracking. They will also be good looking, well built, confident, and stable animals who will seek to be working partners with their trainers. This pedigree is very strong in hips, hearts and elbows though there is a risk of pigmentary uveitis in the pups.
This litter will be born in CA but will come to NY by 4 1/2 weeks of age and will be raised using our puppy raising system for socialization, development and assessment. They will be placed here at Gaylan's at 8.5 weeks. There are no reservations remaining for this litter.
TBD x Page--Page will be bred in 2013
Dam: CT Gaylan's Wild Goose Chase RN JH AX AXJ NF WC
OFA Excellent; Normal elbows, eyes, heart
Page is a gifted working dog from our Gamebird litter. She started her working career in tracking, earning her TD and TDX by 8 months, and her VST by 16 months of age making her one of the breed's youngest Champion Trackers. Since then she has tackled field, earning her JH and WC, agility, earning her AX and AXJ, and rally where she has her RN. Page is extrememly fast and focused. She loves to work and is explosive off the line, both in field and agility. She is an excellent marker with great water courage.
Page is a nicely built athlete, with lovely balance and angles. She has a drip-dry, no-care coat and good pigment. She has a solid, level topline with correct length of neck, a short, strong loin and proper croup and tail set/carriage. She moves well and is clean coming and going. Page needs more substance and head. Page has a stable, affable temperament, getting along with all sizes, ages and shapes of dogs and people. She is an affectionate, intelligent dog with good problem-solving skills though she can be willful.
Page's sire and dam are wonderful working dogs! Her sire, MACH Can CH Gaylan's Born to Fly CD SH NF WCX OS VCX ADHF CCA CGC (Goose) is an active 11-year old who continues to train in the field and show in agility. Like his daughter, he is fast and focused...and a bit noisy on the agility course :-). Page's dam is Bizzy, Donna LaHaise's Ambertrail's I Am A Wild Party OD, CAN. MH WCX. Bizzy is another talented field dog with excellent marking and water courage.
Page's littermates are excelling in agility, field and obedience.
Our goal in this breeding is to produce exceptional hunt test, hunting, agility and obedience dogs. They will be intelligent dogs with moderate to high drive, moderate energy and good off switches in the house. These pups will have nice athletic structure and great soundness. Finally, we expect good health and longevity from this combination.
This litter will be raised here at Gaylan's using puppy raising system. They will be placed here at Gaylan's at 8.5 weeks. We are accepting performance and pet reservations for this litter. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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