2019 Woodecoy Golden Retriever Litter

Rainy (Woodecoy Bring The Rain; JH legs) will be bred to Fig (Rio’s Scenter Stage SH **; MH legs) in April 2019. We are expecting puppies from this litter to be excellent hunting and performance dogs – both parents are birdy, excellent marking retrievers with good water attitudes and biddable temperaments. Preference will be given to hunting and performance homes. Puppies will also be suitable for active family pet homes.

Litter pedigree

Fig (Rio’s Scenter Stage SH **; MH legs) – OFA clearances

Additional photos of Fig – Meet Fig

Rainy (Rio Woodecoy Bring The Rain; JH legs) – OFA clearances

Additional photos of Rainy – Meet Rainy

Fig derby JAM
Rainy April 2019

About our puppy raising: Our goal with our puppy raising is to expose the litter to a wide variety of experiences that will teach them how to learn and give everyone a confident puppy to take home. Puppies are raised in the house and exposed to early scent training and early neurological stimulation during their first 2 weeks. As they grow, puppies are socialized with children, adults and other dogs. They are exposed to birds (pigeons, ducks and chukar), blank guns (important for both hunting and pet homes to decrease noise sensitivity), decoys, water (weather permitting), car rides, collars and leashes, sherpa bags and crates, and puppy agility equipment. If weather permits we will also take the puppies swimming. After about 3 weeks of age puppies will have a litter box, this makes potty training much easier once they go to their new homes. Weaning is done gradually so the puppies can still interact with their mother and develop skills needed to interact with adult dogs.

Puppies will be dewormed, given their first vaccine and a veterinary examination, and microchipped. I do not remove dewclaws as the dewclaw serves a function in protecting the carpal joint while the dog is in motion. Pups are also exposed to nail trims and grooming.

Provided all is well with the litter we invite visitors by appointment. For those of you living a distance from us I will try to do at least weekly updates with emails, pictures and/or videos so you can see the litter progress.

Puppy testing and matching will be done between 6.5 and 8.5 weeks of age. Pups are evaluated by breeder friends for conformation and many traits including birdiness, confidence, activity level, etc. These evaluations, your preferences and my litter notes are then used to best match them with their new homes. Pups will be AKC registered (Limited Registration) at time of pick up. AKC Limited Registration allows the puppy/dog to participate in all AKC activities other than conformation shows and no offspring of the dog will be eligible for registration. If you are interested in showing your puppy in conformation we can discuss full registration with a co-ownership. We do not ship puppies, but many of our puppy buyers have traveled home with the puppy in cabin in a sherpa bag.

For further information please contact us by email using the form below.