All of our current litters are reserved and we do not currently have any plans for any future litters.
RACH Summer Brook Jacob’s Dream UD RM2 RAE2 BN CGC “Jake”
Summer Brook The Twilight Bark RE CD BN “London”
London/Jake Puppy Pictures
We will post pictures on the ages listed below or up to two days later. Prior to puppies turning these ages and pictures being taken and posted, there will be pictures of one of our past litters on these pages. The pages will indicate if it has been updated to reflect pictures of our current litter.
Click here for pictures of London’s Newborn Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of London’s One Week old puppies. Click on London’s Two Week Old Puppies to see her puppies at this age. Here are London’s Three Week Old Puppies. Click on London’s Four Week Old Puppies. Here is where you’ll find pictures of London’s Five Week Old Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of London’s Puppies at 6 1/2 Weeks. And finally, see our last group of pictures by clicking on London’s 8 1/2 Week Old Puppies.
RACH Summer Brook Jacob’s Dream UD RM2 RAE2 BN CGC “Jake”
Summer Brook Pretty in Paisley RE BN “Paisley”
All puppies from this litter are reserved.
Paisley/Jake Puppy Pictures
We will post pictures of our current litter at the ages listed below. (It may take us up to two days to get them posted). Prior to puppy picture days, you can click on the following links to see one of our past litters. The pages will indicate whether the pictures are the current litter or a past litter.
Click here for pictures of Paisley’s Newborn Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of Paisley’s One Week old puppies. Click on Paisley’s Two Week Old Puppies to see her puppies at this age. Here are Paisley’s Three Week Old Puppies. Click on Paisley’s Four Week Old Puppies. Here is where you’ll find pictures of Paisley’s Five Week Old Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of Paisley’s Puppies at 6 1/2 Weeks. And finally, see our last group of pictures by clicking on Paisley’s 8 1/2 Week Old Puppies.
RACH Summer Brook Jacob’s Dream UD RM2 RAE2 BN CGC “Jake”
Summer Brook No Worries Mate RE BN “Sydney”
Sydney/Jake Puppy Pictures
We will begin posting pictures by the time puppies are 2 days old. Prior to puppy picture days, you can click on the following links to see one of our past litters. The pages will indicate whether the pictures are the current litter or a past litter.
Click here for pictures of Sydney’s Newborn Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of Sydney’s One Week old puppies. Click on Sydney’s Two Week Old Puppies to see her puppies at this age. Here are Sydney’s Three Week Old Puppies. Click on Sydney’s Four Week Old Puppies. Here is where you’ll find pictures of Sydney’s Five Week Old Puppies. Go to this page to see pictures of Sydney’s Puppies at 6 1/2 Weeks. And finally, see our last group of pictures by clicking on Sydney’s 8 1/2 Week Old Puppies.
The Parent’s of Our Puppies
All of our girls have OFA excellent hips (final scores, not prelims and genuine OFA scores, not FCI). Our boys also have very good hips. We do eye tests yearly. We have our dog’s hearts examined by a board certified cardiologist. Summer Brook also does genetic testing. All details including links to proofs are on the individual dogs’ pages which you can get to through the Our Dogs Page.
We Do Not Accept FCI Hip X-rays Done Prior to a Year as Final
We do not import dogs with FCI hip testing that was done prior to a year old. This has become a very common practice in recent years with the imports. These misleading FCI x-rays done on puppies are done by a European breeder’s personal vet. Then these older puppies are imported to the U.S. American breeders then post these results as final.
Hip dysplasia is prevalent in Golden Retrievers in both American Goldens as well as English Goldens. Therefore, having reliable hip testing done on breeding dogs is very important. Further, it is important that x-rays are done after the dog is finished growing.
Hip Dysplasia is Progressive
Hip dysplasia is a progressive condition. Hips x-rays done prior to when a dog is over a year are not definitive (unless there is a severe problem). Therefore, x-rays done on puppies have minimal value, even when evaluated by a certified veterinary radiologist. However, to compound the problem with age, these breeders are having their x-rays evaluated by their own personal vet.
Most vets (even here in the U.S.) lack skills in reading hip and elbow x-rays. They can probably recognize severe hip or elbow dysplasia, but few are able to accurately recognize the differences between a good hip or elbow and a mildly dysplastic one. Further, not all vets are honest. The foreign vets are being paid by their breeder. What’s to stop them from recording an x-ray as representing a good hip when it is actually mildly dysplastic (even if they recognize it)?
For more detail on what is becoming quite a big trend with breeders of imported golden retrievers, see out page entitled FCI Hip Tested Golden Retrievers in the United States.
Summer Brook’s Hip History
We retired over half of the dogs that we imported initially because the health did not meet our very high standard. It is our commitment to health as a first priority that has enabled us to now be in a position to have lines with truly good health. In addition, and most importantly, to date, in the almost 12 years that we’ve been breeding, we have yet to have anyone report that their puppy has hip dysplasia.
How We Raise Our Puppies
For our upcoming litters, there will be four experienced adults (a husband and wife and their two adult daughters who have now returned to live at home) working full time (around the clock) with our puppies. Our home is large enough for all puppies to be raised inside our home. We have six doggy doors to six different puppy play yards where older puppies freely live coming in and out of our home, almost a dozen fenced areas, and a total of nine acres fenced for our dogs and puppies. Younger puppies stay in our home 24/7. We have a very detailed and well thought out plan for How We Raise Our Puppies.
Skilled Puppy Raisers and Skilled Trainers
In addition, our two primary trainers are extremely successful positive reinforcement trainers having titled over a dozen dogs in AKC obedience trials, put a CDX on four of them, a UD on three of them, and a RACH on two of them. Also, Karen our primary trainer has even earned the most advanced obedience title of all: OTCH.
The OTCH is so difficult to attain that it takes most trainers a dog’s lifetime to complete it. By far, most that try to earn it fail. Tara and Karen earned the required 100 points in less than a year and a half (including time off for Tara to whelp and raise a litter of puppies and for Karen to raise and train dozens of other puppies). AKC only awards the OTCH to less than a hundred dogs nationwide per year. There were less than 70 dogs to earn it nationwide in 2021.
Karen has also recently won Combined High in Trial on the last day of the 2022 Southeastern regional competition. There are eleven regions in the U.S. The regional competitions are where the best competitors in the country compete to earn invitations to the National Obedience Competition, the most prestigious event in the country. Each region hosts only one regional competition a year and the NOC (National Obedience Competition), happens only once a year as well.
Positive Reinforcement Training Only!
Karen is one of very few trainers in the competitive obedience world who uses exclusively positive reinforcement training. Most importantly, Karen (and Jenna) use the same positive techniques with our puppies that have been used to create an obedience champion.
All Summer Brook puppies will have some degree of training, even those leaving us at 8 weeks. You must scroll down to see a few of the many videos on YouTube of our past puppies in training.
Beauty, Conformation, Temperament, Health
Parents of Our English Golden Retriever Puppies
We will possibly offer some of our puppies with our new 8 Week program. For more information on when this program might be offered see our How Our Reservation List Works page.
Our dogs have extremely good health clearances. We are especially proud of the fact that all of them have generations of really good hips and elbows. All of our girls have OFA excellent hips. The boys have hips that are on the high end of good.
Elbows on all our dogs are 0/0 which is the best possible score. All of our dogs have eyes that are cleared yearly.
We also do DNA testing. Details on each dog are on the individual dog’s pages which you can get to by clicking on the dog’s pictures above.
We have more requirements than most. The biggest requirement that keeps us from being a match for most is that someone must have considerable time for the puppy. If everyone in the family works away from home full time, we wouldn’t be the breeder for you. Even if you work from home, you must have considerable time to devote to a puppy. Golden Retrievers thrive on human companionship and it is important to us that our puppies have the best possible life.
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.
It has recently come to our attention that at least one person has sent us a questionnaire that we did not receive. We are always prompt to email people that send us questionnaires to let them know that we have received them. It is extremely rare that you won’t get some kind of response from us within 24 hours.
Therefore, please check with us if you don’t receive a response from us as this likely is an indication that your questionnaire didn’t go through.
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. We’ve planned and scheduled every detail at every age. 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 to 8 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 2020 litters will leave us with a start in training. Families love our program and so do our puppies.
However, we are offering our new 8 week program for some of our 2022 Paisley puppies simply because our current litters are so large.
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!
Videos of our London/Jake Puppies
(Heel is misspelled above. We know better how to train heeling than to spell it!)
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.