Welcome to the BlueBreeze puppy page. I am sure there are many things you want to know and I hope I can answer some of those questions with what I present below.
It maybe of interest to you, to know that there are regularly over 5,000 hits on Google, every single month in Australia, for “Golden Retriever Puppies for sale.” This means you are wanting to buy a puppy from a breed that is highly regarded. BlueBreeze have no puppies available until the end of 2018. We DO NOT run a waiting list, we will update this page when we have puppies available and advertise on Dogzonline.
Our aim at BlueBreeze is to breed sound, healthy, happy puppies, that meet the Golden Retriever Breed Standard in every way. Starting with the parents, who are health checked prior to breeding. Once the new mum comes into season she is permanently moved to the human house, where she spends her time being spoilt and pampered.
A few days prior to the babies being born I move in with mum and sleep beside her and the whelping box until the babies are 10-14 days old. I am there to help mum with the delivery of every puppy, which are most often born in the middle of the night.
When the babies are 3 days old, we introduce them to a socialisation program called ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation). This program aims to socialise the babies, so when they leave us to go to their forever homes, they have a sound golden temperament – kind, friendly & confident.
At 3 weeks of age we start the weaning process and introduce the babies to solid food with one meal per day. This is a messy process until the babies learn not to walk and swim through the dinner bowl, some will even fall asleep in their bowl.
At 4 weeks of age mum & her babies are moved out of the whelping box to the puppy house. Here they can play to their hearts content and obviously have a much greater area to explore. We do not separate mum from her babies, unless she tells us she wants some time away. We also allow mum to feed her babies for as long as she has milk, which is usually 6-7 weeks.
At 8 weeks of age the babies are ready to go to their forever homes. On the day they are due to depart we arrange appointment times for each of the “pre-approved” puppy buyers. The new owners come and choose their puppy. We bath the baby and complete the paperwork, answering any questions you have along the way.
A day or two after the puppy has left it’s birth home, I make contact with every new owner to “have a chat,” answer any more questions and ensure the puppy has settled into the new home.
As a registered professional breeder, my responsibility to my puppies doesn’t end the day they depart. I am available to my puppy buyers for the life of the dog, to assist you in anyway, answer any questions you may have as time goes on.
Most puppy buyers will visit us at least twice. The first visit is a “meet and greet,” where you get to meet us, the puppies and the parents of the puppies, and we get to meet you. Should that meeting go well, then the potential new puppy buyer moves to an “approved” status. The second visit is when you come and select your puppy & take the him or her home. You are welcome to visit as often as you wish after the puppies are born. BlueBreeze do not take deposits for puppies.
When you buy a BlueBreeze puppy you get:
BlueBreeze puppies are sold to show, obedience, agility & retrieving homes as well as pet homes. If you are interested in any of these K9 activities please let us know so we can send you some more information. If you are after a Main Register puppy then you need to be honest and up front with me from the beginning of your inquiries, telling me you want a Main Register puppy on the day you pick up your puppy will not get you what you want. (A Main Register puppy is one that can be entered in conformation shows and can be bred with. In NSW it’s also referred to as the Blue Register.)
Recommended reading is Jan Fennell “The Puppy Listener” ISBN 978-0-00-741378-2 and Jan Fennell “The Dog Listener” ISBN 0-06-008946-6. Both books are excellent in their instructions on how to train and manage a dog.
We would appreciate that when you inquire about our puppies that you do so via phone or email. As there is quite a lot of information to send you, so we will not respond to text messages.