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AKC Golden Retriever Puppies

Ready to go Home July 4th, 2022

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Golden Retriever & Goldendoodle Breeder in Colorado

Our goal is to raise healthy, happy puppies that will make a special addition to your home. You can rest assured that our puppies will be up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and will have a Veterinary health examination before going to their new home. 

Above all else, we believe that raising healthy puppies starts with healthy parents so we are in the process of doing DNA testing on our dogs and hope to someday have all our adult dogs OFA certified in hip, eyes, and elbow. All of our adults are DNA genetic health tested so we can be confident the parents are not passing any genetic health disorders to their puppies. All our adult dogs have access to lots of fresh air and sunshine.

All of Our Adults are DNA Genetic Health Tested

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Golden Crest Retrievers & Doodle, owned by Mark and Robyn Otto, is a small Golden Retriever & Goldendoodle breeder in Florence, Colorado. Formerly known as Prairie Wind Pets, we moved from Illinois in 2022 to work for Choice Books in Colorado. We brought our dogs with us and they have very much appreciated the climate change. They love to lay outside in the Colorado sunshine. Years ago, we had a few Rottweilers we adopted as family pets and grew very fond of their loving loyal personality. We thought it would be exciting to be able to raise puppies, but it wouldn’t be until years later, after having had kittens, baby goats, lambs, and chicks on our property, that we were able to make that dream a reality. 

In fact, we had a number of pet Rottweilers before we had children, and we soon learned that Rottweilers think they are lap dogs regardless of how big they are or how small the human is and so our small children were not able to “hold” them. Later we purchase a Golden Retriever, and our son says “I love dis dog, she doesn’t poosh me” so we decided the Golden Retriever is a better fit for a family with small children because of their medium size and very gentle nature. The dog breeds we specialize in are Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle.

Of Course, our children were excited about the new mommas we adopted, and they love to play with our adult dogs as well as puppies. It is our joy to be able to share this experience with our children and to teach them the great responsibility of caring for animals. We hope that our small size will help us better connect with the families that are looking to bring a special furry friend into their homes. The fun continues for us as we receive photo updates of the puppies as they grow into adults in their forever homes.

Especially, Our goal is to raise healthy, happy puppies that will make a special addition to your home. You can rest assured that our puppies will be up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and will have a Veterinary health examination before going to their new home. 

Above all else, we believe that raising healthy puppies starts with healthy parents. All of our adults are DNA genetic health tested so we can be confident the parents are not passing any genetic health disorders to their puppies. All our adult dogs have access to lots of fresh air and sunshine.

We are a Golden Retriever & Goldendoodle breeder in Colorado. We are about 2 hours from the Denver Airport. We are a little less than an hour from the Colorado Springs Airport. We hope by being a Golden Retriever & Goldendoodle breeder near Denver and Colorado Springs we are able to connect with a lot of loving families looking for their newest addition to their homes.

What’s a Goldendoodle?

Looking for Goldendoodle puppies for sale? What is a Goldendoodle? Have you done your research on what puppy is best for you? Goldendoodles are a designer breed that comes from crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. Goldendoodle size can range depending on the size variety of the Poodle parent.

Size

Large Goldendoodles typically stand 20 to 24 inches and 50 to 80 lb.

Medium Goldendoodles typically stand 17 to 20 inches and 40 to 50 lb.

Miniature Goldendoodles typically stand up to 20 inches and 15 to 35 lb.

Do Goldendoodles Shed?

Goldendoodles will shed but not as much as other dogs. The higher percentage of poodle the less likely the coat will shed. If non-shedding is what you are looking then maybe an F1b Goldendoodle (75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever) is the puppy for you.

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What’s a Golden Retriever?

The Golden Retriever, a cheerful Scottish gundog of great beauty, is one of America’s most popular dog breeds. They are great at hunting and fieldwork, as guides for the blind, and in search-and-rescue, enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and have an endearing love of life. The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size, a breed hallmark for its dense, flowing golden coat that gives the breed its name. Goldens have a broad head, friendly and focused eyes, short ears, and a straight muzzle. Golden Retrievers have a merry walk with a smooth, powerful gait, and the feathery tail is carried.

Golden Retrievers are generally healthy dogs, and responsible breeders will screen their breeding stock for health conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia; eye conditions, and certain heart diseases. The Golden's ears should be checked weekly for signs of infection, dried after being exposed to water, ponds, or rain, and the teeth should be brushed often. Recommended Health Tests From the National Breed Club: Hip Evaluation Elbow Evaluation Cardiac Exam Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Let's talk about that beautiful coat. Golden Retrievers heavily shed their thick, water-repellant double coat once or twice a year, and they also shed more moderately on a continuous basis. Most of the time, a good brushing-out with a slicker brush once or twice a week will remove much of the dead hair before it has a chance to fall onto the furniture. Brushing once a day is recommended during seasons of heavy shedding. Baths help to loosen the dead hairs. Wait until the dog is well dried before brushing. Otherwise, Goldens only need occasional baths to keep them clean. As with all breeds, the Golden's nails should be trimmed regularly.
Sporting breeds like Goldens need plenty of daily exercise. If your puppy does not get enough exercise he's likely to engage in undesirable behavior. Golden Retrievers make great companions on long runs and bike rides, although it is recommended to talk with your Vet before starting strenuous or high-impact activities that might cause stress to the dog's bones and joints. Many Goldens enjoy getting their exercise on hunting trips or at field trials. or playing fetch with the family.
Golden Retrievers are outgoing, loyal, and eager to make you happy, which makes them very easy to train. Of course, early socialization and puppy training classes are recommended as it is with most breeds. Slowly exposing your puppy to a wide variety of people, places, and situations between the ages of seven weeks and four months should help your puppy develop into a well-mannered adult dog. Puppy training classes will help socialize your puppy and help the owner learn to recognize and correct any bad habits that may be developing. Obedience training strengthens the bond between dog and owner.

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