Puppies/Breedings Planned

We have finalized our breeding plans, and here are plans for 2021, 2022, and 2023.
 
Here are some breedings being planned:
All puppies will be raised the Avidog way.
 


 

Buddy x Georgia

Fall 2021

     SHR Topmast Double Buckshot Buddy JH

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         Timbri Georgia Wildfire Rose RI CCA CGC

                    

pedigree

Buddy will be bred here in Michigan to Georgia in October 2021.

                        Buddy and Georgia are both early in their show careers, which was delayed with Covid.

We expect good looking, structurally correct pups, with wonderful temperament.

                    Good work ethic with a diverse pedigree.
 
Both Buddy and Georgia are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.
Buddy has Good hips, two siblings have Excellent and a Good so far.
Georgia has OFA Fair hips.
Both have normal elbows, clear eyes and heart.
 
 Buddy is 24 inches at the shoulders, Georgia is 22.5 inches.
 
 
Here’s what Georgia’s owner says about her:
Georgia is super sweet in her personality.  As a puppy she was exuberant.  She would get the zoommies and bark joyously when we would get home from work.  She loves to play with other dogs.  She is always with me wherever I go.  She is a big cuddler.  She is a good car rider.  She loves her crate too.
 
She is a quick study in learning new tricks.  You have to be creative with training  because she knows what you are about to ask and will complete the task beforehand.  We have  been in both obedience and agility classes since she was a puppy at Ann Arbor Dog Training Club.  She has moved up in obedience classes quickly.  She got her Canine Good Citizen title in one try!  Hopefully this year we will get our CD title.  She is very good at Rally.   We are currently working on getting our RA.  We are in agility class and her weaves are improving weekly so we can compete. 
She received her ACT 1 title this past winter.
 
She enjoys swimming in the lake and going for walks.  One of her favorite things is to chase and nuzzle the cats.  She likes toys and LOVES food.
 
This breeding is based on solid diverse working pedigree with low COI.
 Sire and dam are smart, biddable, athletic and talented- enthusiastic for any game.
 
Buddy passed his SHR and JH four straight passes.  He loves the game.
He is a strong swimmer and loves the water.
He flies out to retrieve his birds
He is in training for senior.  He accepts corrections well and bounces right back.
He loves people and is such a happy dog. 
He still has to mentally mature, but physically he’s a big boy that loves the world.
 
 
Reservations available, contact Topmast Goldens

 

 

 



 Chili x Clipper

(Summer 2022)

 
 
SHR Topmast Hot ‘N Spicy Chili RN JH (12/18/2017-)
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HR Wynwood’s Storm Warning MH** (10/2/2017-)
(Breeding planned for Summer 2022)
 
 
 
We expect nice looking, birdy active pups from this breeding.
Both Chili and Clipper are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.
Chili has Good Hips and Clipper has OFA Excellent hips.
Both have normal elbows, clear eyes and heart.
 
 Clipper is 22 inches at the shoulders, Chili is 20.5 inches.
 
This breeding is based on solid diverse working pedigrees in all venues with low COI.
 
Sire and dam are smart, biddable, athletic and talented- enthusiastic for any game.
Very good and honest in the water too!
 
Here’s what Clipper’s owner says about him:
 
Clipper is crazy about doing field work, not wanting to eat breakfast, but waiting by the door for me to put him in the truck and take him training.   He is a great marking dog, and easily handles retrieves out to 450 yards.   He’s just as excited about a 400 yard retrieve as he is for one that’s right in his face.  He is a team player, and wants to please.  He doesn’t require a lot of pressure, and learns readily through attrition, but handles pressure very well when it is needed.  He is easy going, but hard driving when it comes to doing his work.  He is very birdy, and has a phenomenal nose, making him a great hunting companion.  He has an athletic build, and has shown the ability to hunt all day without becoming fatigued.   Out of the field, he is simply a nice dog to be around, and is well mannered and calm in the house.
 
 
Chili is a sweet dog but high drive in the field.  She loves to retrieve and is close to showing in Senior.
She takes correction well.  She’s quiet in the house, but ready to go at a minute’s notice.
She carries a light field coat that is easy to maintain when hunting.
She had a solid, athletic body with good proportions. She’s 56lbs.
She is a good marker, very birdy, and uses her nose well when hunting.
 
 
 


 
 
Raini x Cruz
(Spring 2023)
 
SHR Topmast Fire ‘N Rain JH
(Raini)
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Lorfield’s I Get Around MH40 MNH4 CCA WCX HTHF
(Cruz)
Owner:  Carol A. Hynes, WI
 
            We expect good looking, structurally correct, wonderful temperament puppies.
 
Strong work ethic with an action-packed pedigree.
 
Both Raini and Cruz are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.
Cruz has OFA Good hips, Raini has OFA Fair hips, PennHip .35/.27
Both have normal elbows, clear eyes and heart.
 
 Cruz is 24 inches at the shoulders, Raini is 20 3/4 inches.
  
This breeding is based on solid diverse working pedigrees in all venues with low COI.
 
Sire and dam are smart, biddable, athletic and talented- enthusiastic for any game.
Very good and honest in the water too!
 
 
 

 
 

Our Breeding Philosophy



 
Please keep in mind that our breeding program focuses on producing correctly structured performance and hunting, and a few breeding goldens. We seek to place most of our pups in working homes that compete in more than one arena--field, agility, obedience, conformation, tracking--or that work their dogs in hunting, or serious pet-assisted therapy. If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy from one of these litters, or would like further information on a future litter, please contact us via e-mail at  topmastgoldens@gmail.com 





Typically, we have a litter every one to two years.
In the beginning, we co-bred with Gayle Watkins of Gaylan's Goldens. We are breeding under our own name now, but we are still breeding with her guidance and teachings. Our litters are whelped and raised here in our home, in the middle of all our daily happenings. They will be raised according to the Avidog  standards .   When they are old enough, they will spend the last 3 weeks walking in our fields and woods, swimming in our pond if weather permits, meeting lots of people and getting to know their relatives. We spend our time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners. 
Before contacting us about a puppy, please read the following portions of our website to be sure that we and our dogs are right for you: 



All of our pups experience the following developmental protocol:

  • Bio-Sensor exercises from 3-17 days of age
  • Introduction to a different novel scent from 3-17 days of age. To learn about this, watch an interesting webinar Introducing Scents in Neonate Puppies by Gayle Watkins PhD, about this program she developed. 
  • Click  http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/multimedia/video/
  • Regular socialization with people of all ages and sizes
  • A physically and mentally stimulating environment appropriate to their age
  • Problem solving exercises, again, appropriate to their age
  • Socialization with dogs other than their dam
  • Introduction to solid food after 5 weeks of age followed by natural weaning, often not until 8 or 9 weeks
  • Daily walks in the fields and woods after 6 weeks (weather dependent)
  • Regular opportunities to swim (weather dependent)
  • Introduction to game birds
  • We do not remove dew claws. Click on the link to see Dr Chris Zink's article on why we don't.  Dew Claw Removal article

 

For more about how we raise our pups, check out

How we Raise Our Puppies

If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy, please contact us via e-mail at topmastgoldens@gmail.com

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