Our philosophy here at Golden Honey Kennels is to breed premium quality Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles with every decision based on what is best for the health and safety of our puppies and their parents. To this end, we pay specific attention to the following:
OFA and genetic testing is always done to ensure to the highest degree possible that no undesirable genetic qualities are being passed on that would endanger the life, health and daily enjoyment of both our puppy and their new family. This includes OFA testing of the hips, elbow, eyes and heart, as well as genetic testing for all current GANA Blue Ribbon recommended diseases. Additionally, a very selective process is followed when identifying breeding pairs to ensure not only the desired coat/color/conformation but also temperament and intelligence. We always strive to be true to the breed for both retrievers and doodles.
Nutrition and Health
Nutrition in the foundation for a healthy happy puppy! Our breeding dog's diets are based on the Prey model Raw diet customized with the addition of whole food supplements such as Hemp Hearts, Wheat Germ Oil, Kelp Blend and Green Bean to ensure complete nutrition in the most bio-available form possible for canines. For our puppies, raw would be a wonderful option, however, we also know this is not a realistic form of feeding in the average home. So we embarked on a search for the closest we could come to a raw based diet in the form of kibble. After an extensive search, we found a wonderful brand that met and exceeded our expectations, Orijen premium puppy food! The puppies absolute love the kibble and their growth success is unquestionable! In addition to insuring the best food sources, we also ensure there is always plenty of fresh filtered water available for the mother and puppies!
Emotional and Social
As a small breeder, we enjoy the ability to give all our focus on each individual litter from preconception to going home day. There are no other distractions that keep us from focusing solely on taking care of every small need our puppies may have. We spend many many hours on the floor spending time with our new babies from day one. Especially in the first 24 hours, which is so critical to their survival. We are also unique in that we start potty training our little pups at 3 weeks of age and crate training at 6 weeks! Again, our focus is on happy, loving puppies that are eager to go to their new home and are as ready as possible so their new family will enjoy the experience too! We are a small private breeder for a reason, we love our dogs and they are part of our family. They live in our home with us, not out in the yard in cages. There is almost always someone home, but when puppies are in the house, it is a guarantee! There is always someone here to make sure the puppies are safe, well cared for and given plenty of attention and love!
Happy Families = Happy Puppy = Happy Breeder
We want to ensure that you are as excited about your new puppy as we are, and the best way to do that is to delivery a happy, healthy beautiful puppy. But we also know there are little things that make a difference as well. As your puppy grows up, he will be no stranger to the camera! We take pictures daily of every cute little thing they do! We also get videos of first kibble day, first day with toys, etc. There is always something photo worthy going on when there are puppies around! All of these pictures will be uploaded to Facebook for you to download! You will also get a blanket and toy to take home with you that has the smell of his mother and siblings, which help with their transition. And, of course, we are always a phone call away should any need arise.