Breakfast with me is at 7 am & Dinner at 7pm with random feedings throughout the day. They will learn your routine but is best for potty training to not feed after 7 pm.
Puppies are eating Victor HI-Pro Plus. Please follow the recommended feeding guidelines on the bag. You don't want your puppy to be too thin or to fat so adjust as needed. 3 to 4 feedings a day is good for younger puppies. When they get to about 6 months old twice a day feedings are fine.
ElkRidge Goldens will match your puppy to your family.
It is not first come first serve. Your preference is taken into consideration but not always the deciding factor. It is about matching families with puppies.
Puppy families can pick up puppy from my home. We also have flight nanny services & ground transportation services at an additional cost. If flying here to pick up your puppy, Great Falls International Airport or Helena Regional Airport are closest to us. To meet you at Bozeman/Yellowstone International Airport is an additional fee.
Puppies are born inside my home. Weather permitting at around 5 weeks of age they will start spending time outdoors during the day but still sleep inside at night in their own bedroom.
ElkRidge Goldens Puppies will have age appropriate vaccinations & deworming's. They will also be micro chipped and come with AKC registration papers.
We utilize Puppy Culture , Early Neurological stimulation & Early Scent Introduction. Along with sound desensitization and confidence building.
Random puppy pictures and videos are posted often on FaceBook with new pictures every week to 2 weeks posted on the website.
We introduce all puppies to crate training.
Holding Fee goes directly toward the purchase of your puppy.
Goldens are known for their heavy shedding.
While they shed year-round, they will have two yearly “blow outs” whereby they shed their undercoat and grow in a new seasonal one.
Daily grooming with a shedding brush or glove helps catch some of that fur.
Overbathing is very bad for them and can cause skin conditions.
Owners should only bath when necessary,
Ears will need regular checks and cleaning to prevent infection and tooth brushing will also need to occur to keep breath minty fresh!
Nails will need to be clipped to prevent them from getting too long.
Dawn Dish Soap for bathing.
Horse mane and tail comb for the tail & feathers.
Horse curry comb for brushing.
There are many different items available for grooming. You'll just have to take a look and find what works best for you =)
Dysplasia, Cancer, Heart disease, cataracts.
English Golden Retrievers have a broad head and body, but are the smallest of the three.
They are easy to spot with their round, dark eyes and generally lighter coats.
In comparison, American and Canadian Golden Retrievers are often darker and taller. Canadian Goldens also tend to be slightly slimmer than their American and English cousins.
While they are all descended from the same original bloodline, transatlantic breeding has caused variations in the breed and breed standards.
Despite their different appearance, personality variations are uncommon, and all three bloodlines have similar temperaments.
On average, this breed needs around two walks each day, 30 minutes each in length. Try to keep these walks varied to keep their interest and prevent them from getting bored.
Although very good natured, like any other breed, they will grow bored if their exercise needs are not met (this can lead to problem behaviors such as destructive behavior and barking).
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