OUR DOGS

HEALTH

Our dogs have regular, complete check-ups for their health, including:

  • Hips (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Elbows (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Eyes (Certified by an ophthalmologist annually)
  • Heart (Certified by a cardiologist after the age of one)
  • Genetics (DNA testing after birth)

Our puppies are free from any health issues, and are true to the Golden Retriever temperament. We have been very selective in our breeding program. Our greatest aim, as a breeder of Golden Retrievers, is to ensure that we are producing healthy, sound dogs, as described by the American Kennel Club. We strive for excellent health and temperament. Our goal is to produce dogs that will excel in any activity you choose to pursue, whether it is conformation, agility, obedience, hunting, or as a cherished family companion.  All of our puppies are AKC registered and sold with limited registration (*Full registration for those who qualify).

 

No one can guarantee you will never have health issues, but an ethical breeder will have proof that they are trying to eradicate the most prevalent ones. We have researched our lines very carefully for longevity and especially cancer risk. Just because two dogs are AKC registered, does not mean they should be bred. Please do your homework on the breed, first and foremost.

Why IS HEALTH TESTING IMPORTANT?

Unfortunately, not every breeder tests their dogs according to the Golden Retriever Club of America standards.  At minimum, a golden retriever should be tested for Hips, Elbows, Eyes and Heart.  It is equally as responsible, in our mind, to also test for additional genetic components, such as Hereditary blindness, skin conditions, etc.  At Sleepy Morning Goldens, we know that it is our duty, not only as a responsible breeder, but to take the necessary steps to better the breed.  If you purchase a puppy from a breeder that does not test all these categories, it could could end up costing you thousands of dollars, not including an unsurmountable amount of heart ache for family and pain for your dog.

 

The cost of surgery to fix Hip Dysplasia is around $4,500, and the cost of a total hip replacement can be upwards of $14,000.  It is a red flag if a breeder were to say that some of their dogs were tested, and some that were not "because their parents passed," or "we have never had a problem."  It is very likely that they failed the test, but are just not telling you, or the failed exam was not submitted to OFA for reporting, because they are heavily invested in the dog.  Some may not even test for certain categories, as they fear they may not pass.

 

Don't just take our word for it, do some of your own research at the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) website, and find out exactly why we test for these very important things.

 

Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA):

Health Testing Requirements: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=GR

Hips: https://www.ofa.org/diseases/hip-dysplasia

Elbows: https://www.ofa.org/diseases/elbow-dysplasia

Eyes: https://www.ofa.org/diseases/eye-certification

Heart: https://www.ofa.org/diseases/other-diseases/cardiac-disease

Pedigree

All of our dogs are health tested and OFA certified.

BANANA (Female)

Champion of Ukraine (Adult)

Origins: Ukraine, Norway, Russia

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hip clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Norma

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 21 1/2"

Weight: 61lbs

Pedigree: https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1266689

Banana is our absolute couch potato who loves everybody. She enjoys going for a nice walk and sunning herself whenever possible. Banana has quite a large head for a female and has a huge smile to match. She is a total love.

Haddie (Female)

BPOB, BPIG, International Champion, National Champion, Honors Champion (Adult)

Origins: Sweden, Ukraine, Russia

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 21 1/2"

Weight: 64 lbs

Pedigree: https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1207204

Haddie is a calm, smart, and observant girl that loves everyone she meets, and wants to be close to her people at all times ensuring she’s readily available for all the pets. Haddie's always smiling and enjoys bouncing around the yard. Her favorite things are attention, relaxing and dinner!

Poppy is a wonderfully mild-tempered dog. She loves kids and is very attentive to all her people. She is playful, yet extremely gentle (especially with young children). She enjoys following you from room to room, to make sure she doesn’t miss out on any fun. Poppy also has a nice, feminine build with a very soft coat.

Poppy (Female)

Estonia Champion (Adult)

Origins: Estonia, Germany, Russia

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Carrier

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Carrier

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 21 1/2"

Weight: 50 lbs

Pedigree: https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1201153

Mabel (Female)

International Champion (Adult)

Featuring lines: GoldenFocus, Victoria Secret and Ashbury

Origins: Netherlands, Denmark, Ukraine

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Excellent

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 21 1/2"

Weight: 55 lbs

Pedigree: https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1330632

Mabel is a very nurturing golden, as she loves her baby (human) sister ever so much. She has a great mix of both love and play in her, while being very gentile and fun. Mabel loves to explore out on the walking trails, and play in the water with her puppy friends, both young and old. She is no stranger to the boating life at all, and looks forward to any kind of adventure she can have with her humans. She definitely is a great Work-From-Home co-worker.

Zimmy (Excentric Gold Arden) is a very sweet boy. At 61 pounds, he is on the smaller side, for a male, but still has that big, blocky head.  His coat is soft, and he has a very loving personality.

Zimmy (Male)

3xBOB, 2nd place Group, International Champion (Adult)

Featuring lines: Rus Pekos, Skandi Sanraiz and Primrose

Origins: Russia

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Weight: 61 lbs

Pedigree: http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1117970

Sky is a very "lovey" boy, who wants to be around kids, family, and other animals. Sky likes to give hugs, has a very kind and sweet personality, who is basically a big teddy bear.  We love his big & blocky head that will continue to keep growing, as well as his calm, gentile nature and wonderful personality.

Sky (Male)

CGC, 1st All-Breed, 3rd Obedience

Featuring lines: Golden Shine, Serendipity Dog, Silk Touch Zolotaya Khortitsa, and Evidog

Origins: Norway/United Kingdom/Spain

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 23"

Weight: 75 lbs

Pedigree: http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1324853

Moose is a fitting name, as he is a solid boy. He has a wonderful thick, stocky build, a nice large head and fantastic loving personality. He is a natural family dog that always wants to be around you and with a sweet demeanor to follow. He is very easy to train and seemed to know how to be a “good dog” immediately. He does however still seem to think he is small and loves to crawl on laps. His favorite thing to do to people that sit on the floor is somersault onto their lap, hang his tongue out and look cute.

MOOSE (Male)

International Champion (Adult)

Featuring lines: Zampanzar, Majik, du Bois de la Rayere, Jako and Remington

Origins: Spain, France, Denmark, Norway

prcd-PRA status: Clear

PRA1 status: Clear

PRA2 status: Clear

Ichthyosis status: Clear

ICH 2 status: Clear

DM status: Clear

NCL status: Clear

Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear

Hips clearance (OFA): Good

Elbows clearance (OFA): Normal

Eyes clearance (OFA): Normal

Heart Auscultation+Echo (OFA): Normal

Height: 23"

Weight: 90 lbs

Pedigree: http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=931455

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  • Hips (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Elbows (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Eyes (Certified by an ophthalmologist annually)
  • Heart (Certified by a cardiologist after the age of one)
  • Genetics (DNA testing after birth)

Our puppies are free from any health issues, and are true to the Golden Retriever temperament. We have been very selective in our breeding program. Our greatest aim, as a breeder of Golden Retrievers, is to ensure that we are producing healthy, sound dogs, as described by the American Kennel Club. We strive for excellent health and temperament. Our goal is to produce dogs that will excel in any activity you choose to pursue, whether it is conformation, agility, obedience, hunting, or as a cherished family companion.  All of our puppies are AKC registered and sold with limited registration (*Full registration for those who qualify).

 

No one can guarantee you will never have health issues, but an ethical breeder will have proof that they are trying to eradicate the most prevalent ones. We have researched our lines very carefully for longevity and especially cancer risk. Just because two dogs are AKC registered, does not mean they should be bred. Please do your homework on the breed, first and foremost.

Origins:

  • Hips (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Elbows (OFA certified at the age of two)
  • Eyes (Certified by an ophthalmologist annually)
  • Heart (Certified by a cardiologist after the age of two)
  • Genetics (DNA testing after the age of 1 month)

 

 

 

 

 

Our puppies are free from any allergies, skin and health issues, and are true to the Golden Retriever temperament. We have been very selective in our breeding program. Our greatest aim, as a breeder of Golden Retrievers, is to ensure that we are producing healthy, sound dogs, as described by the American Kennel Club. We strive for excellent health and temperament. Our goal is to produce dogs that will excel in any activity you choose to pursue, whether it is conformation, agility, obedience, hunting, or as a cherished family companion.  All of our puppies are AKC registered and sold with limited registration.

 

No one can guarantee you will never have health issues, but an ethical breeder will have proof that they are trying to eradicate the most prevalent ones. We have researched our lines very carefully for longevity and especially cancer risk. Just because two dogs are AKC registered, does not mean they should be bred. Please do your homework on the breed first and foremost.