SkyRiver Golden Retrievers

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About SkyRiver’s Puppy Program:6 week old puppies play inside with toys

We appreciate your interest in our line of performance Goldens.  Our goal is to produce healthy, happy family companions that excel in the upland field and in the duck blind.  We also feel our pups are great candidates for working venues like obedience, agility, or Search and Rescue. We only breed quality dogs that we personally compete, hunt and that we absolutely adore as partners. When the dogs aren’t at work you can find them curled around our feet or relaxing on a plush dog bed with their toys.

Our Program:

At SkyRiver we have purposely designed our program to be small so each dog gets one-on-one training and attention daily.  If you come to visit you will see a group of very cheerful girls and boys that love to perform and want to please.  We’ve worked hard to produce durable dogs that are smart, willing, able, and bird crazy.  We spend a lot of time researching, visiting, and watching the males we choose to cross with our girls.  When you see the puppies it will be apparent that plenty of time, thought, and consideration has been put into everything: their birth, care, and beginning socialization.  It is our passion to have a limited number of high quality puppies that we would be proud to own and carry the SkyRiver name.

After receiving their first vaccine with us, the puppies play and explore in the outdoorsSkyRiver is serious about the puppies we raise and the homes they are placed in.  We are looking for the atmosphere where the pup can flourish as a member of the family.  If training and competition is something you enjoy SkyRiver Goldens have the background and pedigrees to get the job done.  If you are new to Goldens they are wonderful dogs that make training for any venue successful and fun.

All of our puppies are raised in our climate controlled whelping center.  They visit our vet within 3-5 days of being born for their first checkup.  From their birth they are cared for non-stop until the day they leave.  We start socialization, noise acclimation and grooming very early.  When the puppies are old enough they eat 3 meals a day in a large open field so they can explore and play.  At 6-7 weeks the litter is put on live birds and evaluated.  We believe the more experiences our puppies are exposed to the better. 

A 6 week old puppy is introduced to birds for the first timeReserving a SkyRiver Pup:

To secure your SkyRiver puppy please request a puppy application.  We require a $200 non-refundable deposit.  With your deposit you show you are serious about owning a SkyRiver Goldenand lock down your spot in the picking order.  Please take time when filling out your reservation form.  We consider this a road map to your puppy’s future.

Your balance will be due on or before pickup day.  You will be notified in advance of pickup day and be able to schedule an appointment time.  If you are unable to pickup your puppy on thescheduled day we do offer daily boarding or a Headstart program.  We do feel it is in your puppy’s best interest to get into your family environment as soon as possible or start in our Headstart program.


SkyRiver puppy, age 2 weeksIf we are shipping your puppy we look for the very best flight for the puppy.  There are additional charges for your puppy’s health certificate and aiport delivery of $100.  Please make sure to include this in your balance.  An airline approved crate is also needed.  We have them on hand for $50 if you do not want to mail one to us (normally with shipping, getting one from us is much less expensive).  Your puppy is generally sent COD for the shipping charges.  If we need to pre-pay for shipping we'll hold your puppy's papers until the flight is paid for in full.   The shipping charges vary depending on your part of the country.  They normally run $185.00 to $285.00.


Our pups' health is very important to us and we follow a program designed by our vet of many years.  Our pups will have their dew claws removed (unless stated differently on a specific litter),they will be de-wormed at week 4, 5 and 6, and receive their first Puppy Health Exams at age 6 weeks“Puppy Shot” at 6 weeks of age.  We provide a complete and detailed health record with dates and vaccines/wormers used.

We spare no expense when it comes to the health and well being of our dogs and puppies, which makes our puppy program an expensive program to manage.  Between vet visits, a high quality diet, bird costs and uncountable hours of time, we invest all we have into our line of Goldens and feel it represents itself.  Call us, email us or schedule an appointment to come see us. We’d love to hear from you!

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SkyRiver Golden Retrievers
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