PLEASE READ BELOW ON ACQUIRING A PUPPY FROM ME
Sunkyst Golden Retrievers is proud of all the litters produced here. All pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract and limited registration. This means they are not sold to be bred. I'm a firm believer that we are spaying/neutering our puppies way too early, which presents many orthopedic and some cancers later on. UC Davis in CA, has done extensive research to verify this. That being said, female puppies from my litters, are to be spayed no sooner than a year of age and after their first heat cycle and males are to be neutered at 18 months of age, when the growth plates are closed. Puppies are required per my contract, to continue both NuVet Plus and Probiotic Max for life and Phyto Flex for first 2 years of life.
Parents have all of their health clearances including hips/elbows/heart and yearly eyes and some extensive DNA testing to maintain the health of our breed. As a quality breeder, I breed to the standard depicted by the GRCA. To always possess true Golden temperment can never be taken lightly. This is what our breed is so well known for and I will always make that number one. It is of the utmost concern to me that my puppies go to the most loving and caring homes, nothing less. Show picks come first and then pet picks. Because of a past experience, I am now choosing the puppy for each family as opposed to each family choosing. Being with the puppies for 8 wks, I know their personalities better than anyone and will place as I feel will work best for each family. Phone interviews and references a must to get one of my precious babies. Sunkyst puppies/adults will not be fed Grain Free foods and are to continue the same food they are started on here which is Purina Pro Plan Sport. Grain free foods can cause DCM (Dilated Cardioyopathy) in not only Goldens, but other breeds, where they can suddenly drop dead from diminished levels of Taurine. Taurine is needed by the heart to function properly. Please research this. I do not sell to Brokers, nor those who live in apartments, with common grounds for all dogs. This is a risk for your puppy with outside diseases. Fenced in yard a must, invisible fences are not acceptable. Please do not contact me if any of these pertain. Companion puppies are $2000 with a $500 nonrefundable deposit required to hold your puppy, show puppies are $2500 with $500 deposit. Deposit comes off the balance at the time of pick up. Personal checks are acceptable for the deposit, balance needs to be cash and paid at the time of pick up. Both Vet and breeding expenses have increased incredibly, so therefore my price
has felt the affects and had to be increased. All puppies that leave my home will have several preventative wormings and their first puppy vaccine, will be microchipped and have vet check. The puppy packet will have health clearances of the parents, akc registration papers and chip information for the puppy, pedigree, health record of the puppy and detailed information on raising a happy healthy puppy. I highly recommend registering your puppy, for much of the money from this goes to research and I'm a firm believer of this. Microchip will also need to be registered in your name through AKC. I am always here for all my puppy homes, no matter how old they are.