The Puppies have arrived!

Ethos Goldens along with Shor'Line Call of the Canyon at Ethos, SEDONA, is proud to announce the birth of eight perfect puppies.  Born Tuesday, May 16th at 1:15pm.  Special thanks to Alex (sire) and Collette Jaynes (owner of Alex).  
So many of you have been watching the PupCam and enjoying these amazing pups as they sleep, crawl and eat. We are very excited about this litter and having you become part of our Fur-ever Family. 
The theme for this litter will be GAMES OF THRONES. Registered names will be selected at puppy pick up. Please note the "call" names do not need to be in line with this theme, unless you want. 

Photo by KCulp

Knowledge Is Power: We Invest In Their Future

One question that often comes up during conversations with potential puppy families is regarding price and why we often are higher than other breeders they've encountered. Here's an example of what investments go into our puppies -- we just ordered over $2,000 worth of genetic tests for every health related marker offered.

If that sounds like a lot, then consider that doesn't include the multitude of expenses incurred before the puppies were even born such as the regular blood tests we ran on Sedona to monitor her health and that of the puppies, the high quality food and supplements we fed her in the days leading up to birth, the cost of the birth itself, the supplies and not to mention the time we invest.

But this isn't about money. This is about the health of Sedona and the puppies. We invest in comprehensive genetic testing so that we can empower puppy families with as much information about potential health problems as science allows. We do this because we hope to inspire all breeders to join us in comprehensive testing so that we may help better the overall health of the breed which we all strive to do. But, most importantly, we do this because we feel it is our obligation to do everything within our power to ensure our puppies live a long, healthy and happy life with their forever homes. That's priceless.

Below are links to the tests we ordered. We encourage folks to learn more about testing. Let us know if you have questions.

Degenerative Myelopathy

Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 1

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Muscular Dystrophy (Golden Retriever Type)

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Golden Retriever Type)

Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy

 

Sedona Update

We know everyone is anxious for an update, so here's where we are.

Sedona is out of surgery and recovering well. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends. The puppies were stillborn and none survived.

We are of course very sad about this, but we want everyone to know that with all of the joy our dogs bring to our lives, sometimes nature can be cruel for no apparent reason. We're having tests run to see if anything can be learned, but most likely this is just the unfortunate luck of the draw.

For our prospective puppy families, we share your sadness that we cannot provide you with your future family member at this time. We will try to learn as much as we can from this and continue to do our part to better the breed in the future. We hope that you will continue to follow along with us in this journey.