If you are willing to wait for one of our English Golden Retriever puppies (sometimes referred to as English Cream Golden Retriever puppies), we don’t think you will be disappointed. We appreciate and strive for beauty and good conformation. However, our primary goal is producing the best of temperaments along with good health.
The parents of our Golden Retriever puppies have titles to prove their worth in both the conformation ring as well as the obedience ring. All dogs have excellent health clearances including cardiac clearances with a cardiologist, yearly eye clearances, excellent elbows, and very tight hips that are either rated good or excellent. We don’t breed “fair” dogs. See the Our Dogs page for more information, pictures, and proofs of health testing.
Then, the icing on the Summer Brook cake is our Focused Puppy Training program. See the many videos linked below to truly appreciate it.
Video of Our Last 2 Litters of English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies Training at 8 1/2 Weeks of Age
Video of Golden Retriever Puppies at 8 Weeks
Current Golden Retriever Litters
Eva and Flynn had 10 puppies on Friday June 4. She had 8 boys and 2 girls. both girls are reserved. As of today (Saturday, June 12), we have 1 boy available. Four of these boys will go to pick families. The other four will be matched to families by us based on family desires and situations.
All Puppies Will Leave Us with Our Training Program
All puppies from this litter will leave us with our 11-week training program. We believe this is the ideal time for puppies to leave us. Families can pick up their puppies starting at 10 weeks 4 days. We recommend pick up at 10 weeks 6 days or right at 11 weeks. If there are two or more families that want our 12 1/2 week program, we will offer that as well. Pick up for puppies trained with our 12 1/2 week program goes from 12 weeks 1 day to 12 weeks 3 days.
Pictures of Eva/Flynn Golden Retriever Puppies
To see pictures of Eva’s English Cream Golden Retriever puppies and developmental information, see the links below. The pages will initially show a past Eva/Flynn litter. Shortly after we take the pictures of our current litter, we will replace the past litter information and pictures with information and pictures of the current litter. The first sentence on each page will specify whether we have updated the page with current litter information or not. Click on the links in the next two paragraphs.
We will take and post Newborn pictures by June 7. See current litter 1-week old pictures on or before June 14. Two-week-old pictures will be posted by June 21. You can see Eva’s three-week old puppies by June 28 and look for Eva’s four-week-old puppy pictures by July 5. We’ll take and post pictures of Eva’s five-week-old puppies by July 12.
Puppies begin to change more slowly at 5 weeks. Therefore, we will take the next set of pictures at 6 1/2 weeks by July 22. The last set of pictures will be taken at 8 1/2 weeks. We’ll post this set by August 5. There will also be a video of the puppies in training videoed sometime before puppies leave us.
Starting May 17, we will open the list for our Tara/Jake litter. As of Saturday, June 5, we have one spot for someone preferring a girl and two spots for families wanting a boy.
We only accept 3 reservations per sex prior to ultrasound. If ultrasound confirms a large litter, we will sometimes add one or two additional reservations for those flexible about the gender. We will do ultrasound on Tara sometime around July 5th or 6th.
Tara has been bred to Jake. Her puppies are due on August 2, plus or minus one or two days. If born on their due date, puppies will be 11 weeks on October 18. We do progesterone testing to better time breeding days and to give us an accurate due date. With progesterone testing, we’ve never had a due date off by more than 2 days. Therefore, Tara’s puppies will be 11 weeks sometime between October 16 and October 20. Families getting her puppies need to be available for pick up the day puppies turn 11 weeks old or up to 2 or 3 days prior.
All puppies from Tara’s litter will go home with our 11 week training program. We might be be able to train to our 12 1/2 week program. If we offer the 12 1/2 week program. Puppies will be 12 1/2 weeks on October 30 (plus or minus 2 days). However, we can’t commit to keeping puppies past their 11-week birthday until possibly after birth of the litter.
More Videos of Past English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies
The video below demonstrates the training of each of the seven puppies in a past Piper litter. We accelerated the training for the seven puppies in the video . This degree of training is exceptional. However, it is not our norm for puppies at barely 9 weeks of age. This video exemplifies the training at 10-11 weeks of age.
If Interested in a Future Summer Brook Golden Retriever Puppy
If you are interested in a puppy from Summer Brook, see our How to Reserve a Puppy page, as well as our FAQ pages for more information. Also, see our page on How Our List Works for more information on how our waiting list works. If not interested in a Summer Brook puppy, you might enjoy our page on English Golden Retriever Breeders for some interesting information on choosing another breeder.
How We Raise Our English Golden Retriever Puppies
We raise our puppies inside our home with a very well thought out plan. Our plan builds on the genetics that our puppies are born with. Every detail at every age has been planned and scheduled. See our How We Raise Our Puppies page for more details.
See our Focused Puppies Training Program for the details. You must see the videos to appreciate what we do with these very young puppies. Our training goals go beyond training behaviors. We train puppies to WANT to engage and work with a person. Therefore, training focus and a good work ethic is first.
For the past two years, over 90% of families getting puppies from us have chosen to get our training program. Many of these initially planned on picking up their puppy at 7 1/2 weeks and then decided to leave their puppy for the training after looking more into it. For this reason and more importantly because we believe it is in every puppy’s best interest to stay with us until at least 10 weeks, all Summer Brook English English Cream Golden Retriever puppies starting with our fall 2020 litters will leave us with a start in training. Families love our program and so do our puppies.
For more information, see first of all our Raising Puppies, Trained Puppies, and Trained Puppies Expectations pages for how we raise and train our puppies. Then, go to our About Us page which gives information on our family and who will be working with the puppies. Also see our After Puppy Pick Up page for additional videos and how to continue the training that we start.
See our videos and blog pages on Puppy Care and Training Tips once you get your new fur baby!
Our Trainer’s Accomplishments
Karen (Darrell’s wife and the primary trainer at Summer Brook) is a very competitive trainer in the AKC obedience ring. In fact, in the three short months that we were without puppies in 2019, she trained both Piper and Tara to the AKC Utility level, earned the Utility title on both dogs, and then in just a couple of weekends went on to put 19 OTCH points on Tara.
Tara and Karen had a hugely successful weekend during their last trial before winding down for breeding and having puppies again. Tara got HIT (High in Trial) AND received Combined High in trial, not only once, but BOTH DAYS of the trial. HIT is awarded to the dog and handler with the highest score in the trial. Combined High in trial is awarded to the dog and handler with the highest combined score from the Utility B and Open B classes (the two classes for those dogs who have completed the Utility title; these are the only classes where dogs earn OTCH or Obedience Trial Champion points). (Piper is equally smart and capable! However, her training time has been divided between obedience and agility.)
We discuss more about Karen’s accomplishments and skill on our training page. There is also a link to a video of her at an AKC obedience trial in the Open obedience ring as well as the Utility Obedience Ring. These videos demonstrate Karen and our now retired Jack doing the most advanced AKC obedience exercises.
Golden Retriever Puppy and Training Prices
See our puppy questionnaire for details of puppy and training prices.
How to Reserve
Click on our How to Reserve page if you are ready to reserve one of our puppies. This page will guide you through the process.