Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I go about reserving a puppy?
If you are interested in a Stoney Acres Retriever puppy, complete the contact form and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours.
2. What comes with my puppy?
Pups come with a well baby vet check with documentation, deworming, and up-to-date vaccinations. They also are sent home with a bag of puppy food currently being fed, AKC registration paperwork, a blanket that smells like their littermates, and a packet with information and pictures on both Mom and Dad. Finally, they have a written guarantee which is spelled out in the contract you sign.
3. What kind of care does a puppy get the 1st 8 weeks?
My puppies are initially raised inside the home and I am always at home with them. They are imprinted from birth with daily handling and touch exercises, which is early neurological stimulation, see the video below for details:
This biosensor program was developed by the military, and gives you a smart, easily trained, highly socialized pup. Early Neurological Stimulation will give your puppy a superior advantage.
Most importantly I love them daily, and they receive a great amount of socialization, and activity around our lake side home.
4. What is a "limited registration"?
Puppies are usually sold with a limited registration as recommended by the Golden Retriever club of America as well as the American Kennel Club. Most people are not interested in breeding and intend to spay or neuter their dog, and therefore the AKC paperwork sent home with your puppy will have the limited registration box checked. Pups with limited registration cannot be shown in the conformation ring, but can participate in agility events, hunt trials, obedience, therapy work or any other AKC sanctioned events. If any puppies are sold with full registration, it is at my discretion, and will require additional cost.
5. When should I spay or neuter my puppy?
Spaying and Neutering - This Common procedure can Boost Cancer and Joint Problems as much as Five-fold. . Here are several articles on this topic: the In depth Study and the Easy Read version. Also: healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/11/05/neutered-golden-retrievers.aspx
6. Should I crate my dog?
This is a personal choice, but recommended by the experts.
7. I have other questions I'd like answered - please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call anytime. I also welcome visitors to meet my furry family.
8. Are the dewclaws removed?
We had always removed the puppies dewclaws 2-3 days after birth, and despite the puppies discomfort, we felt we were doing the right thing. However, I have now reversed that thought process, after reading about the benefits of the dewclaws. Overseas, breeders never remove the dew claws, and in fact 3 out of 4 of my dogs still have them, and have never had any issues. Please read an excellent article called: http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/dewclawexplanation.pdf "Do the Dew(claws)?" by M. Christine Zink DVM, PhD, and here is a video.