Our Golden Retriever puppies are raised in a home atmosphere where they are exposed to the daily sounds of a household, including the TV, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, radio, etc. The pups also have daily contact with members of our family, as well as friends, who enjoy visiting, holding and playing with the pups. Our goal is for the 8 1/2-week-old pups to meet 100 people before they leave us. We firmly believe this type of environment better equips the pups for their homes.
Pups are released to their new homes at 8 1/2 weeks of age, but not prior. On occasion, we have older pups or dogs available.
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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 also gives us the opportunity to sit down and talk in person.
For more information regarding a Camelot House pup, available pups and upcoming litters, contact us.
Golden Retrievers of Camelot House - Golden Retriever Puppies
We are now accepting applications for 2022!
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
~ 8 1/2 weeks ~
The cost of a Camelot House pup at 8 1/2 weeks of age is $3,000. 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.
~ 12 weeks ~
The cost of a pup that stays through 12 weeks of age is $3,800. The 12-week-old pups will be crate trained. This means they will be sleeping at night in crates. As far as potty training, they will be taken out throughout the day to potty outside, but will still need potty training in their new homes in regards to alerting in their new environment. They will have had training with a clicker and a tagline. Car rides, along with manners training and socialization, are part of this developmental time period. This age pup is best for a family that wants a head start on the training process. Pups this age are still pups and will need continued training by owners with positive reinforcement methods.
~ 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. These dogs range in price from $3,800 to $5,000.
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 with a place to do a name check. https://www.apps.akc.org//apps/reg/namecheck/. .
All Camelot House 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."
At 7 1/2 weeks of age, the pups are individually evaluated with the APET (Avidog Puppy Evaluation Test). 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.
After the pups are born, they are weighed twice a day to make certain each pup is gaining appropriately and all of the pups are nursing well. The temperature of the pups' environment is also carefully monitored. Both are of paramount importance during the neonate age from birth to two weeks. The pups are also dewormed on a set schedule.
All pups, prior to going to their new homes, have well puppy checkups at the vet. They are given vaccinations under the instruction of Dr. Laurie Larson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine through a nomograph done on the dam. Owners are given their pups' health records and a copy of the nomograph to take to their own veterinarians.
We advocate obtaining titers first prior to vaccinating. In the case of young pups, we opt for the nomograph to determine what immunities the pups can get from their mom and to determine a set plan of vaccinating the pups. Titers are encouraged in order to lessen the amount of unnecessary vaccinations given to a pup throughout his life.
Raising a litter of pups begins long before they are conceived. This is done by feeding their mother high quality food and supplementing her diet with probiotics, antioxidants, multivitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, folic acid and other supplements under the guidance of an expert in the field of nutrition. The dam is also bred under the guidance of a theriogenologist (canine reproduction specialist).