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 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 Golden Retriever Puppies Training at 8 1/2 Weeks of Age
Video of Golden Retriever Puppies at 8 Weeks
Future Golden Retriever Litters
Eva is due to come in season in late winter or early spring. Our best guess is that she would be bred in March with puppies born in May and ready for new homes in late summer. Eva’s litter reservation list is full for now.
We will train all puppies from this litter to 11-weeks which we believe to be the ideal time for puppies to leave us.
We have now reserved 6 puppies for this litter and will not be evaluating any further questionnaires any time soon. Check back later if interested in a Summer Brook puppy. When it gets closer to fall, we’ll announce our next litter. See our page on How to Find a Good Breeder for help in your search.
See our videos and blog pages on Puppy Care and Training Tips once you get your new fur baby!
More Videos of Past Golden Retriever 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.
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.
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 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.
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.