As a prerequisite to breeding any of our goldens, we implement genetic testing & screening for hips, elbows, heart, and eyes on each of the sire and dam. It is important to us, as it is a by-law to the Golden Retriever Club of America, that any breeding dog or bitch has actual OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) certificates, which can only be certified to those beyond 24 months of age, for hips and elbows. Genetic testing may not be a requirement to the GRCA.
Puppies will have been de-wormed, (in some cases have had their dew claws removed), and vaccinated by NeoPar & NeoVac vaccines.They will also have a 5-way vaccination prior to going home. We provide a vet health checkup at 8 weeks, testing for any worms, parasites, or bacteries. Puppies' immune systems are vulnerbale, and can contract worms, parasites, and bacteria from playing in dirt. However, it can be treated with simple dewormers and medication. It is important to know that we love to handle our puppies to socialize, provide stimulation, training, and a variety of environmental exposure for complete mental stability.
At Shadalane, we strive to campaign our goldens toward Championship, CGC, and Obedience titles. However, not all of our goldens are able to attain those titles. When breeding, we take in consideration of the pedigrees, the lineage of its champions, health factors in a pedigree, and temperament. Our purpose in breeding is to improve the breed in structure (for shows), health, longevity, and temperament. We have had to eliminate several dogs and bitches from our breeding program, yet keep them as our pets. As it stands, we are limited in what we have to breed because we only want to breed the best that we can. If you are able to get a puppy from us, know that it is with the intention of breeding for the love of it.
If you are interested and would like more information, feel free to fill out our questionnaire to the left of this page, or give us a call at:
760-295-2222 Thank you.
Selected Puppies who are in training may be available once they complete the program. For more information, go to the Trained Goldens tab. We do have young adult goldens, not listed, who are also being trained. If you are interested in one of our trained goldens, please fill out our questionnaire (link on the left), then for further information, you may email us or feel free to call us anytime. Call 760-295-2222 or email us at Shadalane@aol.com
"We Stand behind our puppies" - We provide genetic testing on our breeding pairs of sires and dams, which include screenings on hips, elbows, heart, and eyes. This does not promise that every single puppy we breed will be free of any genetic issue. We do the best that we can to eliminate any issues that we know through testing and pedigree analysis. However, we do stand behind our puppies and our name to provide a full refund and support for genuine situations.
Please be sure to fill out our Questionnaire, located to your upper left. Your information can only help to match you with the right puppy
Check out this book on Golden Retrievers and training, co-authored by Breeder/Trainer Alan Gunther of Shadalane, you can contact us for shipment or go to Amazon. This book will cover everything you will need for training your puppy, month by month.
We also have meaningful relations with breeders locally and throughout the country. We only deal with reputable breeders who are genuinely devoted to the breed, and are highly involved with participating in AKC Events and Activities. Such breeders will only breed to improve in the quality of the lines they possess, and will breed in the hopes of producing a puppy they can compete with in either conformation, obedience, agility, and field activities.
We will be posting more updated information, pictures, bios, and videos on those accepted into the Puppy Training Academy.