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