Pups are born and raised in our home where they are exposed to the daily sounds of a household, including the TV, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, radio, etc. They have daily contact with members of our family, as well as friends, who enjoy visiting, holding and playing with them. Our goal is for the 8 1/2-week-old pups to have met as many people as possible before they leave. We firmly believe this type of environment is necessary in their early puppy development. Owners can follow our Facebook page for daily posts.
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Golden Retrievers of Camelot House ~ Statesville, NC ~ Golden Retrievers Charlotte, NC area
Golden Retrievers of Camelot House - Golden Retriever Puppies
Litter due late November 2021.
Pregnancy has been confirmed.
We stay committed to our puppy owners for the lifetime of their dog and beyond always willing to help with recommendations or advice should any need arise. If, for any reason, the owner is unable to keep the pup, we will always take the pup back at any point in his/her life.
For more information regarding available pups and upcoming litters, contact us.
Pups are released to their new homes at 8 1/2 weeks of age, but not prior.
The cost of a pup at 8 1/2 weeks of age is $3,500. Should you need to delay the time to pick up your pup, please let us know in advance. There is a $35 fee per each extra day the pup remains with us after the set pick up time for the litter.
Older Pups and Dogs
On occasion, an older pup or dog is available, one that is house trained, one that may be better suited for a home where there is a preference not to go through the early training of a pup and all that entails. They range in price from $3,800 to $5,000.
We have a general policy of never transporting pups via any means. Through our own experience of having a dog imported, we realize how stressful it is to a pup to fly them. We prefer for owners to pick up their pups personally, as this gives owners the opportunity to see where their pup was born and raised. It gives us the opportunity to meet in person. You will also meet the mother of your pup.
We register the pups as a litter via the AKC. Owners are given a specified time in which to decide upon a registered name for their pup where they will be asked to utilize the litter theme and the kennel name. We will then register each pup individually on-line for the owners. The AKC has a link that gives guidelines for naming dogs and has a search bar to verify valid dog names for registration.
All pups are sent home with Trupanion Go Home Day offers. If activated within 24 hours, the coverage is automatic with no wait period and covers the first month at no cost. Owners can decide whether to continue the coverage or look into other insurance options. Our dogs are covered by insurance. It is our recommendation that all dogs have coverage.
All puppies are microchipped with 134.2 kHz (ISO) microchips from the AKC Reunite organization.
"134.2 kHz (ISO) pet microchips are recommended for pets by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Hospital Association. ISO microchips are the microchip of choice in many large veterinary groups and an increasing number of municipalities across the country. ISO pet microchips comply with ISO standard 11784 and are the standard in many countries across Europe, Canada and Japan. Because of their popularity worldwide, ISO pet microchips are becoming increasingly popular in the off-chance the pet may be traveling outside of the United States." AKC Reunite.
At 7 1/2 weeks of age, the pups are given individual temperament evaluations. These evaluations are an important tool in determining placement of pups with the families that best match their traits. Our goal is to place pups in environments where they will thrive. We believe in best fit and have been very successful with this method. We do not place pups based upon pick of the litter. Owners will be asked for detailed information regarding their lifestyle and what they are looking for in a pup. This information will be utilized with the temperament evaluations to determine best fit. This is not done prior to 7 1/2 weeks of age because the pups need time to mature in order to truly evaluate their personalities.
Care of Pups
After the pups are born, they are weighed twice a day to make certain each one is gaining appropriately and all are nursing well. We have on hand a Puppywarmer incubator and oxygen concentrator should the need arise and have found them helpful to warm neonate pups. The temperature of the pups' environment is also carefully monitored. A temperature in the whelping box of 70 to 72F is best to keep the mother comfortable and the pups near her. Heat lamps are not used. Instead, we have opted to use Snuggle Safes. When the pups eyes begin to open, the room darkened in order to allow their eyes to adjust. As their ears open, sounds are initially kept low as they adjust to the sense of hearing. Traction in the whelping box is vital, as described by Gayle Watkins, PhD, in the Pure Dog Talk link.
Care of Dam
Raising a litter of pups begins long before they are conceived. This is done by feeding their mother a reproduction diet and supplements that include probiotics, antioxidants, multivitamins, Omega-3 and folic acid. She is bred under the direction of a theriogenologist. Under the guidance of Avidog University, we do not have preterm x-rays done during pregnancy, unless it is an emergency situation. Instead, we use
limited ultrasound and a doppler. For additional information, visit this site:
All pups, prior to going to their new homes, have well puppy checkups at the vet. The pups are also dewormed on a set schedule. They are given vaccinations under the instruction of Dr. Laurie Larson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine per a nomograph done on the dam. Owners are given their pups' health records and a copy of the nomograph to take to their veterinarians and are encouraged to do follow up titers to verify their pups are protected. Titers are recommended in order to lessen the amount of unnecessary vaccinations given to a pup throughout his/her life.