If you are willing to wait for one of our English 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 puppies have titles to prove their worth in both the conformation ring as well as the obedience ring. Health test results are excellent to good. We don’t breed “fair” dogs. See the Our Dogs page for more information, pictures, and proofs of health testing.
Current English Golden Retriever Puppies
Piper delivered 9 puppies, 5 boys and 4 girls, starting in the wee hours of the morning on July 18. Puppies will be 10 weeks and ready to start going home on September 26. All Piper puppies are reserved. If interested in a Summer Brook litter, scroll down for information on our next litter which has just been bred.
Piper/Luke Puppy Pictures
We will post Newborn puppy pictures by July 20 if puppies are born on their due date. You can see 1-Week Old Puppy pictures by July 27. Click here to see 2-Week Old Puppy pictures by August 3. We will post 3-Week Old Puppy pictures by August 10. You can see 4-Week Old Puppy pictures by August 17. Click here to see 5-Week Old Puppy pictures by August 24. We will post 6 1/2 -Week Old Puppy pictures by September 3. You can see 8 1/2-Week Old Puppy pictures by September 17.
Video of Past Piper Puppies
The video below demonstrates the training of each of the seven puppies in a past Piper litter. The training for the seven puppies in the video below was accelerated. 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. Still, this video demonstrates the drive to work and the intelligence of typical Piper puppies. Piper herself has an extremely high desire to please and is very focused and smart. She certainly passed these qualities along to all seven puppies in this litter.
Micah has been bred to Eva and Molly has been bred to Luke. We have currently reached our limit for number of deposits and are no longer evaluating puppy questionnaires. If you want a Summer Brook puppy, check back in early September when we might re-open our list depending on ultrasound results. We believe there will be extra puppies available.
We recently bred Eva to Micah with a due date of September 29. If born on their due date, they will be 10 weeks of age and ready for new homes starting on December 8 .
See our page on After Puppy Pick Up where there are a couple of videos of past Eva/Flynn puppies helping me to demonstrate how to continue the training that we start. Eva and Flynn produced some beautiful puppies with super temperaments in their last litter. Micah is Flynn’s father. Their puppies should be equally nice.
Molly has been bred to Luke with puppies due around October 5 (give or take a day or two). If born on their due date, puppies will be 10 weeks on December 14 and puppy pick up days will be between December 14 and December 21. Molly has had some beautiful, sweet puppies and we expect the same again. This will be Molly’s last litter.
Video of Our 2019 Molly/Luke Litter
See a video of the 4 English Golden Retriever puppies that were in training from our last Molly/Luke litter below. They are only 8 weeks 4 days in this video and just getting started in training.
If Interested in a Future Summer Brook 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.
English Golden Retriever Puppies Training Program
See our Focused Puppies Training Program. 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 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 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.
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 went on to put 19 OTCH points on Tara in just a couple of weekends.
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.
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.