AKC Golden Retriever Parents OFA Certified
Golden Retriever Puppy For Sale in MIDDLEBURG, VA

Breed: Golden Retriever
Price: $1,200
Gender: Male Male


Age: 5 Months Old
Color/Markings: Medium Golden
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/05/2016
Shipping Area: Pick Up Only
Payment Method: Personal Check
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"Buddy" is a male AKC Golden Retriever puppy. He will be ready for his new home on December 5th. He was born October 10th to our pets Sadie and Rusty (both are AKC registered Goldens). Sadie and Rusty have passed their Penn Hip and OFA health certifications (eye, heart, elbow). Sadie scored in the 90th percentile for her hip tightness and Rusty scored in the 70th percentile meaning these dogs have nice tight hips which should lead to puppies with wonderful hips too! Buddy is a playful well tempered puppy. At 5 weeks old we are beginning the potty training process. He is extremely social and loves romping around with our 2.5 year old son. Buddy will be sold on a limited registration and would make a wonderful addition to a family with kids or other pets! Buddy is located in Middleburg, VA. Shipping is not an option. Please e-mail me or search Facebook for "Our Golden Family" for more pictures!

Items Included: Deworming at 4, 6, and 8 weeks, first vaccination, veterinary examination, health certificate

Golden Retriever

A.K.A. : Yellow Retriever
Overview: The Golden Retriever has a great personality and is easy to train, making this one of America's favorite family pets. They are good hunting companions and also great with kids.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-75, female: 55-65
Height (in): male: 23-24, female: 21-22
Colors: Various shades of gold.
Coat: Hair is smooth and wavy and the undercoat is weather-resistant.
Character: Golden Retrievers are very self-confident and intelligent. These dogs can be quite sensitive and adaptable; they bark infrequently.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are often aggressive with unknown visitors, however.
Care: The Golden Retriever requires regular grooming with a brush and comb, with special care given to keeping the ears clean.
Training: This breed should attend obedience classes. They are sensitive to harsh treatment, so take a gentle approach. They are very intelligent and have a great memory for their lessons learned.
Activity: Golden Retrievers needs a lot of exercise, although they will adapt themselves to your family's activity level.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Golden Retriever Breed

Shenandoah's Proud Potential (Rusty) is a handsome 1.5 year old boy that we purchased as a puppy. He is active but submissive and would love the chance to sit in my lap if he were just a bit smaller! Rusty has passed the Penn Hip scoring in the 70th percentile meaning his hips are tighter than 70% of other Goldens and he is unlikely to develop hip displaysia at an early age. He is OFA eye and heart certified and has had his elbows evaluated by the OFA as well and will receive his OFA elbow certification after he turns 2. He is around 65 lbs and loves his chew toys!


Chesapeak's Sadie Mae (Sadie) is our first family dog. She is now 5 years old and still chases tennis balls like a pro! She is energetic but extremely eager to please. Sadie has passed the Penn Hip scoring in the 90th percentile meaning her hips are tighter than 90% of other Goldens!! She is very unlikely to develop hip displaysia at an early age. She is OFA eye, heart, and elbow certified. Sadie is around 55 lbs and can swim, run, and jump with the best of them!

Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!

Questions You Should Ask the Breeder

1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free. 

2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want? 

3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted? 

4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog. 

5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?

6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended. 

7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment? 

8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications? 

9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later. 

10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled. 

11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it? 

12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy. 

13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older. 

14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually. 

15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.

16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.

Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy. 

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