THE  GRACEFUL  GOLDEN  RETRIEVERS 
OF  NORTH  FLORIDA

OUR HOME & KENNEL ARE LOCATED ON THE GULF AT INDIAN PASS, FL

October 20, 2020

 This publication is more of a News Letter / Photo Album than your standard Web site,  

We concentrate on Sweet, Loving "Family Pets".  

All our dogs can exercise daily on 2 fenced acres of our 7 acre home site.

BEST VIEWED ON YOUR DESKTOP or LAPTOP   BIG SCREEN

Hope you enjoy Browsing. 


Thanks for viewing The News site & Photo Album Home of our

“Special Family Member” Puppies

The Sweetest, most Affectionate Retriever Puppies in Florida

And talk about Smart, come visit and see for yourself…they love company!

Click here for our location map

Plus we offer a 25 Month Guarantee against Congenital Hip & Shoulder Dysplasia


"To get to know us better click "ABOUT US"  for details about my philosophy on choosing a Pet,     
You cannot tell a dog's disposition from a Photograph."       Dr. Bob

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WANT TO HEAR WHAT CURRENT FOLKS THINK ABOUT OUR "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"?

READ RECENT  e-Mails  ~~Scroll down~~


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CURRENT PUPPY NEWS  


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OUR 2020 FALL ESTRUS CYCLE HAS BEGUN 


WITH TWO BREEDINGS THIS PAST WEEK 


1)  OCTOBER 10, 2020  ~ BABE & PAT ~

2)  OCTOBER 11, 2020  ~ BECKY & IVAN ~


                 

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LAST SPRING LITTERS BELOW


Litter #1:    "ALL RESERVED"


ELLIE MAE & BEAU (Pat & Millie's Son)

Delivered 7 puppies 3/27/2020

Have never whelped any Puppies with Hip or Shoulder Dysplasias 

We give a 25 month Guarantee against ANY Dysplasias 

"IN ANY OF OUR ALIITERS"

THESE Puppies will be weaned & ready to go to                                                                     their Forever homes between May 8 thru  May 24, 2020


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                     Litter #2
MAGGIE & PAT  "Tennessee Stud"
Delivered 7 Puppies 4/18/2020

This Pair Have never whelped any Puppies with Hip or Shoulder Dysplasias 

We give a 25 month Guarantee 

against ANY Dysplasia

"ALL RESERVED"
THESE  Puppies will be ready to go to their Forever Homes:
 May 30, thru June 13, 2020 
There is a boarding Fee Starting June 14, 2020
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Litter #3:  

BELL' & IVAN (Russian Heritage)

 BRED     3/10/2020 

9-Pups arrived: MAY 9, 2020

3 Beautiful, Shiny ~Black Gold ~ and 6 Russian ~White Gold ~

Retrievers

Sorry

"ALL RESERVED"


THESE  Puppies will be ready to go to their Forever Homes: 
June 21 thru July 5, 2020

Litter #4:
BECKY & IVAN
 Had a successful "Puppy moon" in April.
And, on June 1, 2020 Delivered 9 Babies, 6 Boys & 3 Girls.
Becky is the Daughter of "Mille", our retired Matriarch, the 
"Sweeetest of the Sweets"
And Becky is a Carbon Copy of her Mother...Sweet~Sweet~Sweet !!!
And, the Father is our Handsome, Smart Russian Creme, 
"Ivan" (see picture above) 

THESE  Puppies will be ready to go to their Forever Homes: 
July 13 thru July 27, 2020
And Guess What???

These Puppies are ALL  also  RESERVED
Please read our Client Testamonials and See why our puppies are Reserved "Before Their Born"

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Year holidays.
"GOOD NEWS"
rvations November 1, 2020 for our Winter Holiday's Puppies.We will commence taking NEW rese

BAD NEWS

  SORRY,

 DUE TO THE CURRENT HIGH DEMAND AND THE NUMBER OF PUPPY RESERVATIONS ALREADY ON OUR WAITING LIST

~~~ FOR OUR "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBER" PUPPIES ~~~

As of June 1, 2020

We will no longer be able to accept new reservations for our Spring & Summer 2020 Puppies and our 2020 Fall & Winter Litters.

HOWEVER,

Those who are already on the lists and do not get a spring puppy will automatically advance to our "Fall & Winter Litters" which are

usually available during the Christmas & New Year holidays.

"GOOD NEWS"

We will commence taking NEW reservations   November 1, 2020

 for our 2020-2021 Winter Holiday's and 2021 Spring Puppies.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


1)  DO YOU HAVE ANY PUPPIES AVAILABLE NOW ?        ans. NO ,  

2)  WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER  of AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS ? ans.  IN THE FALL/WINTER of 2020

3)  WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER  of LABRA-GOLDEN HYBRID RETRIEVERS ?    ans.   IN THE FALL/WINTER of 2020

  NATURE USUALLY STIMULATES MOST DOGS TO HAVE  ESTRUS "HEAT" CYCLES TWICE A YEAR, 

IN THE EARLY SPRING AND EARLY FALL 

      BUT SHE'S A LITTLE      "FICKLED"     SOMETIMES, SO........

           PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE PERIODICALLY FOR "CURRENT EVENTS" AND  OUT OF SEASON LITTERS.


4)  WHAT IS THE COST OF A PUPPY ?    Click Here !

5)  CAN I COME VISIT YOUR KENNEL ?        ans.  Yes, Any time we are open. Just call first to be sure we are home.   Our dogs Love Company!

6)  DO YOU HAVE ANY OLDER DOGS TO ADOPT ?           ans. NOT AT THIS TIME

7)  WHAT IS A LABRA-GOLD RETRIEVER  ?  Click Here !

8)  THE TRUTH ABOUT ENGLISH & RUSSIAN CREME' PUPPIES:  Click Here !

9)  CURRENT WAITING LIST :  (Changes Often) 

      AKC Registered Golden Retriever (25 +/-)

      LABRA-GOLD  Retriever  (25 +/-)


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TOO FAR FOR A ONE DAY DRIVE TO PICK UP YOUR PUP OR VISIT OUR KENNEL TO CHECK OUT THE "MOMMAS & THE PAPPAS" ?


WHY DON'T YOU MAKE AN OVERNIGHT MINI VACATION 

SPENDING THE NIGHT AT: APALACHICOLA   (20 minutes East of us on 98)  

And  EAT at   ONE OF FLORIDA'S BEST RESTAURANTS, THE "OWL"  

(Our favorite for over 20 years now)  

A quaint Gulf Coast town with Fresh oysters,fish & shrimp , "only hours out of the sea".

MANY MANY SMALL GIFT SHOPS IF YOU LIKE TO GLEAN THE UNUSUAL.

or

PORT SAINT JOE (20 minutes West of us on 98)

AND EAT MORE OF THE FRESHEST OYSTERS, SHRIMP & FISH 

(Caught Daily) IN FLORIDA

CHECK THE WEB FOR THE BEST RESTAURANTS 



IT'S VERY PEACEFUL HERE WITH FRESH SEAFOOD 

ONLY "FEET" AWAY

NO HIGH RISES.  IT'S CALLED  "THE FORGOTTEN COAST"


AND

WE HAVE A DOG FRIENDLY BEACH

To see what our "INDIAN PASS" average AKC Registered Golden Retriever "Love Bugs" look like at 4 weeks  of age, 

 see last years litter... 

   

Watch The Video Below !!!

NOT A SHY PUPPY IN THE BUNCH, DOING THEIR VERSION OF 

THE    "APALACHICOLA RIVER DANCE"

 


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The Following Four 2019 Christmas Litters 


Are All in their Permanent Homes Now


The first of 4 litters arrived 11/16/2019

ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.


"Josie"


A real Sweetheart !!!


 Daughter of "Babe" (Our Sweet first Hybrid)

and, Grandaughter of Millie, (the sweetest of the sweets}

"Whelped  a dozen little Sweethearts"

These Puppies Are Labra-Gold Hybrids

87 1/2% AKC Golden Retriever

and 12 1/2% AKC LABRADOR  



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"Becky"


AKC Daughter of our Matriarch "Millie" 

ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.

Becky had 8 AKC 100% Golden Retriever puppies, 11/18/2019, Sired by:


"Ivan" Our AKC "Russian Creme" Stud


All three of these Litters will be ready to go to their Forever homes the week between Christmas & New Years.

Fully weaned and on solid food 2 weeks.




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~Then Along Came ~

"Babe" 

ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED. 

~Sweet Loven Babe~

First of our Hybrids

Amazingly easy going, smart, gentle with an extra-ordinary sense of smell.  Her Father was Millie's first Love,"Caesar", owned by Barr Floyd of Tallahassee, FL.  

(Who incidentally still owes me "Child support" for innocent  Millie's 8 illigitable puppies)

Babes Mother of course is "Millie", the sweetest dog I have ever seen, and I've been breeding dogs over 75 years 

(45 years a Veterinarian).

Practically all our breeding family have a pinch of Millie's blood,

except our studs, Pat & Ivan and of course, Caesar.


Babe is approaching retirement age so if you want one of her puppies don't wait too long.


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"LIZZY"


Another Sweetheart !!!


Whelped 9 puppy's


THANKSGIVING DAY 


ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.


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WANT TO HEAR WHAT CURRENT FOLKS THINK ABOUT OUR "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"?

READ A RECENT  e-Mail

"Hi Bob",

We enjoyed our visit with you and the dogs. Stopping by your place was the highlight of our weekend. We were met with a friendly, tail wagging greeting and were kindly escorted to the main dog area by Maggie (the now matriarch of the dogs). 

The fun did not stop there as each and every dog was happy to see us!

We have been married for 38 years and have had one or sometimes two Golden Retrievers for 36 of those years. We are very familiar with the bred and love the dogs, but in all of those years we have never seen dogs that were as calm, and friendly as yours. They met and exceed our expectations by a long shot. There was no barking, no jumping, nothing but doggie smiles, pets and a few kisses thrown in for good measure. Even the youngest, (4 month old “Ellie Mae”) was calm and well behaved. Each and every dog was uniquely beautiful and conformed to every norm for the breed.

Before arriving, we had thought we would not be interested in a LabraGold, but when we saw how graceful and calm these dogs were, we left wondering how many we could incorporate into our family!

Thanks again for letting us visit. It was a wonderful time that will be long remembered. 

We will return when our puppy (puppies??) is ready to go home.

Sincerely,        Tony and Kathy from Central Florida


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"And Another One"

Dr Grace

We bought a Black Gold puppy from you this summer.  (2019)

When I spoke with you and read your website I noted that you kept saying you bred gentle family dogs. 

I gotta be truthful with you, I thought it was just your sales pitch. 

I am now a committed believer of what you said. 

Our dog is the sweetest, most gentle, easily trained dog we have ever had.

Many of our friends are impressed with Duke and some are talking about sending you a deposit for a puppy.

Attached is a recent picture of our Duke.

Thank you for what you do.

Mike and Brenda 


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The Past (2019) 'Spring' LITTER have all been adopted


ONE OF "BELLE' S"  "BLACK GOLD LITTER"  ,

 HANDSOME MALE, 11 WEEKS OLD.

WILL BE THE "COCK OF THE WALK" AT YOUR LOCAL DOG PARK.

"I GUAR-AN-TEE"

WE CALL HIM "BEAU",  

 After "Beau" Brummell who was an iconic figure in Regency England 

and for many years the arbiter of men's fashion.


I HAVE BEEN KEEPING  HIM HERE  FOR COMPANY WITH HIS SISTER "ELLIE MAE" WHO WILL BE JOINING OUR "BLACK GOLD" BREEDING PROGRAM.WHEN OF AGE.

Beau & Ellie are  87 1/2%  AKC Golden Retriever  &  12 1/2% AKC Labrador Retriever.

They have a silky-soft coat the length of our Goldens but that shiny black color of a Lab.

THIS PUPPY IS MICROCHIPPED. HAS 2 PUPPY VACCINATIONS, DEWORMED  & HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE


AND HYBRID VIGOR


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WHAT IS A "BLACK GOLD" RETRIEVER  PUPPY


When we first started breeding our Labrador / Golden Retrievers we discovered that the length and color of hair were predominantly that of the Labrador, 

but occasionally we would get one with longer hair.

The dog in this picture is a 3rd generation "Black Gold Retriever".

Notice the silhouette, confirmation & hair is more like a Golden Retriever.

But the color is all Labrador.

"Beau", the puppy above, is a 4th Generation "Black Gold Retriever"


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


1)  DO YOU HAVE ANY PUPPIES AVAILABLE NOW ?        ans. NO ,  

2)  WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER  of AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS ? ans.  IN THE FALL, 2020

3)  WHEN DO YOU EXPECT YOUR NEXT LITTER  of LABRA-GOLDEN HYBRID RETRIEVERS ?    ans.   IN THE FALL, 2020

      NATURE USUALLY STIMULATES MOST DOGS TO HAVE  ESTRUS "HEAT" CYCLES TWICE A YEAR, 

IN THE EARLY SPRING AND EARLY FALL 

      BUT SHE'S A LITTLE      "FICKLED"     SOMETIMES, SO........

           PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE PERIODICALLY FOR "CURRENT EVENTS" AND  OUT OF SEASON LITTERS.


4)  WHAT IS THE COST OF A PUPPY ?    Click Here !

5)  CAN I COME VISIT YOUR KENNEL ?        ans.  Yes, Any time we are open. Just call first to be sure we are home.   Our dogs Love Company!

6)  DO YOU HAVE ANY OLDER DOGS TO ADOPT ?           ans. NOT AT THIS TIME

7)  WHAT IS A LABRA-GOLD RETRIEVER  ?  Click Here !

8)  THE TRUTH ABOUT ENGLISH & RUSSIAN CREME' PUPPIES:  Click Here !

9)  CURRENT WAITING LIST :  (Changes Often) 

      AKC Registered Golden Retriever (24 +/-)

      LABRA-GOLD  Retriever  (18 +/-)


What's so unusual about this Picture ???


BABE (Black dog) DELIVERED FIVE NEW BABIES 4-26-2019 AND, the next morning "Josie", her one yr. old daughter, climbed into the whelping bed and started cleaning up the puppies & the bed !!!

Babe even left her with the babies when she went outdoors for her morning "bathroom" visit.

Now, I have been breeding dogs for over 75 years (I'm 90 don't you know) but I have NEVER seen a new mother let another dog into her whelping bed, only one day after they were born, have you?

I've been telling you how sweet, loving and gentle my "Special Family Members" are.

The "Proof is in the Pudding"  AND  "The Fruit Doesn't fall far from the Tree"

ALL OF BABE'S PUPPIES  (Spring 2019 litter) ARE NOW IN THEIR "FOREVER HOMES"


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LOOK  MOM  I'M  SWIMMING !
The "Fuzz" won't let me swim in the Gulf anymore, without a leash .....
Have you ever tried swimming with a rope around your neck???

And be careful when they come out of the water...they seem to relish shaking all that water on YOU,

I think they do it on purpose just to test your sense of humor.  

As most of you already know our "Special Family Members" have a lot of "Clowning" mixed in with all that affectionate bonding charm.

And after all that exuberant activity they especially love to snuggle, preferably on a soft couch or bed next to you.  Their such Love Bugs.


Please call and e-mail to let us know when you are coming.

Thanks,

"God Bless"

Bob 


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BELLE'S (2019) BABIES AT 4 WEEKS OF AGE


ALL SOLD


Father Is a White Russian Creme' Akc  "Ivan".

Born on February 25, 2019

Belle' delivered 7 big, healthy Labra-Gold Hybrid puppies:  

[87 1/2% Golden Retriever and 12 1/2% Labrador Retriever]

5 Shiny Black (4 Girls 1 Boy), 1 very Lt.Gold Boy,  & 1 solid White Boy

Mother and Puppies doing fine, FAT & SWEET and have body conformation and coat length mostly like that of Golden Retrievers with all the sweetness and athletic qualities of both breeds, plus Hybrid Vigor and love to run, retrieve, swim & cuddle and, deep inside, want to be a lap dog.

SEE, I TOLD YOU THEY ARE GREAT "CHICK MAGNETS" AND YES, "GUY MAGNETS" TOO!!!

They were started on OUR weaning program @ 3 weeks & already enjoying solid foods.

 They will be available for adoption on 4/8/2019 THRU 4/22/2019  

NOTICE HOW SHINY-SILKY THEIR COATS ARE.

GUARANTEED AGAINST HIP DYSPLASIA FOR 25 MONTHS!

NOTE: ALL OF BELL'S PUPPIES ARE ALREADY RESERVED, BUT HER MOTHER, BABE DELIVERED 

A LITTER


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   At 4 weeks old, eating solid food and greeting  visitors.     Notice how big & fat they are at 4 weeks of age!!!      Above, A young  Aunty       



HURRICANE  MICHAEL NEWS  FROM INDIAN PASS FLORIDA

We, (Me, Alex, 11 Grown & 11 - 7 week old puppies  -) "rode out" the storm's  WIND and 17ft. Storm Surge  in our house (Which sits @ 18ft above Sea level) here on the beach at Indian Pass, FL and our buildings are all still standing (minus a few shingles on the older structures).  



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ALL SOLD

On November 14, 2018, "Maggie" delivered 9 Beautiful  AKC Golden Retriever puppies!  8 Handsome Boys & 1 Beautiful Girl

Sired by our Famous Tennessee Stud, "Sir Patrick O'Grace of Indian Pass" (DNA # available)

Who has fathered over 175 Puppies, in previous Relationships, with

 "Nary a Single Case" of Congenital Hip Dysplasia Reported.

These puppies will be available for "Pre-picking" when 4 weeks old, after Wednesday December 12,

And will be fully weaned by 12/26/2018, but still be with their Mother & siblings until leaving for their "Forever homes".

These Puppies were started on my special weaning formula @ 3 1/2  wks old and also have been eating solid food since 12/12/2018

So will be ready to go to there forever homes any time after 12/25/2018                                            ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.

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ALL SOLD

On November 25, 2018 "Babe", the Matriarch of our very popular 

 "Special Family Member" Labra/Gold Hybrids, and...

Also a Daughter of "Millie" 

Delivered 8 Beautiful Babies

Babe is 50% AKC Golden & 50% AKC Labrador Retriever

Her puppies will be AKC 75% Golden & 25% AKC Labrador Retriever.

And, none of her previous litters (47 puppies) has produce a single case of Congenital Hip Dysplasia !

Gossip has suggested a question of who is the sired of 

Babe's current litter.

Both "Pat" & "Ivan" are accused, but neither, being Gentlemen,

"ain't talking"     DNA will decide.

ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED

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ALL SOLD

On December 5, 2018 "Millie", our AKC 100% Golden Retriever Matriarch.

"The sweetest of the sweet"

Delivered 9 Beautiful Babies , 7 Girls & 2 Boys 

Sired by our Famous Tennessee Stud, "Sir Patrick O'Grace of Indian Pass" (DNA # available)

Who has fathered over 175 Puppies, in previous Relationships, with

 "Nary a Single Case" of Congenital Hip Dysplasia Reported.

ALL HAVE BEEN ADOPTED


MILLIE HAS NOW  BEEN RETIRED BUT HER DAUGHTER'S ARE STILL IN THE PUPPY RAISING AGE.

ALMOST ALL OUR CURRENT FEMALES ARE RELATE TO MILLIE, THE "SWEETEST OF THE SWEET"


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So again, get your tennis balls, discus, sticks & "tug of war" old ropes & rags ready

For a Jolly, Carefree Romp on the Beach, or YOUR nearest water hole, with lots of running & swimming!

or, if your old like me, nice leisurely walks on the beach (I walk, they run chasing birds). 


      TO REVIEW SPECIFIC TOPICS CLICK ON  ONE BELOW ;

1> HOME    2> ABOUT US    3> RESERVE A PUP    4> ADOPTION FEES    5> TESTIMONIALS    6> CONTACT US  7> PICK OF THE LITTER  

>8 LABRA-GOLD  DOGS      9> PHOTO GALLERY             10> FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS    &  MORE


PLEASE VISIT YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY TO SEE IF THERE IS A SPECIAL ANIMAL LOOKING FOR YOU !


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 AND PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEB SITE'S VIDEO'S & PHOTO'S 

ARE 

BEST VIEWED 

ON A DESK TOP OR LAP TOP BIG SCREEN


SEE BELOW 


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"THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE HAS GONE OUT"


My beautiful wife of 61+ years is now with the Angels.

Dianne Elizabeth Dorsel Grace of Port St. Joe, Florida passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018 at the age of 83. She was in the company of daughter Juliette, and in spirit with the multitude of family and friends who lovingly prayed for her.  Known as “The Charge” to her 4 youngest siblings, Dianne grew up in Highland Heights, KY, and learned at an early age how to handle a large group of little kids (this came in handy in later years when  handling her seven children, twenty four granchildren and 2 great grandchildren). She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY and received her nursing degree (RN) at Saint Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Northen Kentucky.  While in nursing school she made many lifelong friends who became affectionately known as “The Crème of the Crop”.   

To read more CLICK HERE


FOR MORE PUPPY DETAILS  & VIDEOS 

SCROLL DOWN  


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Dear  Golden Retriever Lover,

My "retirement hobby" of breeding quality, Loveable Golden Retrievers and Hybrid Labra-Gold Retrievers

has become a business with several hundred customers.  

This would be GREAT if I was young and just starting out.  However, I am getting old, 

(which beats the alternative) and have recently lost my wife and secretary, to cancer.  This reduces my working staff by 1/3rd. 

I do have  10 grown "WON-A-HELP" dogs, none of which can type.

Therefore, I will have to decline your many request to personally notify you when our next  

“Special Family Member"  Puppy litters will arrive.

I just have too many Retriever lovers wanting the same service.

I will however:

“POST THAT INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE AS SOON AS I PERSONALLY KNOW.”

This is the best I can do, unless they bring “Had-a-call” back on the market.

Please be so kind as to check my website occasionally to see what my sweet “Girls & Boys” are doing.


“God Bless”

     Bob

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"PAT" Our AKC  "Tennessee Stud" 

AND FATHER OF MOST OF 

OUR  LITTERS 

PICTURE TAKEN AT ONE YEAR OF AGE.

He is now 4 years old, weighs over a Hundred Pounds

PLUS, HAS MORE "FEATHERS" 

And has already sired over a HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE  puppies,

 NONE  of which have been reported with "Canine Hip Dysplasia"

He sired his first litter @ 7 months of age

We call Him our "Tennessee Stud"

DNA # Available

OUR GUARANTEE   click here

WE WILL REPLACE ANY OF OUR PUPPIES THAT EXHIBIT DEBILITATING CANINE CONGENITAL HIP DYSPLASIA WITHIN TWO YEARS  OF AGE.  (Must have a registered Microchip Provided by us) 


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An E-mail I received recently from a family 

who adopted one of our Beautiful Labra-Golds last year:

Dear Dr. Grace,

I was very sorry to read about your lovely wife's cancer diagnosis. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I wanted to send you a picture of our beautiful, Harper Lee. She is a joy! She is smart and we are in the beginning stages of training her as a therapy dog.

We can't take her anywhere that we aren't stopped and she is fawned over. The two comments we here most are how soft her fur is and how beautifully silky it is. She looks exactly like our previous golden only solid black.

We love her and I wanted you to know that your "family dog" claim is true blue!

Blessings,

Tammi Holman and the Holman family

Thank you Tammi,      Bob

       

Another E-mail I recently received from "JoAnna in Savannah"  

(Who has adopted 3 of our  "Special Family Member"  Puppies)

To: Bob Grace <jrgvet2@fairpoint.net>   Name : Joanna Parker                       Message : Dear Dr. Bob, 

Members of my family love Bobby and Dolly and one family member in particular, adores Martha. There is not one family member or friend that has not heard the wonderful stories of Dr. Bob and how he has become a legend in his own time. 

BELOW, EXAMPLE OF ONE OF OUR "BLACK GOLD" Mature Golden/Labrador Hybrid Puppies residing with the Parker family in Savannah, Georgia

Beautiful Golden Retriever body with Silky-Soft, Black Labrador hair.

(A note from JoAnna)
"I have bought German Shepherds in my life, but cannot recall the names of the breeders. 
Never will I ever forget you and your wonderful family of humans and dog-humans. 
I was very fortunate to have met Mrs. Grace on each adventurous occasion to your home. Your stories conveyed a deep love for her and how appreciative you are to have spent 62 wonderful years of your life as her proud husband. At this time in your life, I am certain you will cherish every moment and do what is necessary for her recovery and to make her comfortable.  As for my Labra-Golds, Bobby and Dolly, I can say that there is nothing quite like waking up in the morning to Bobby's heavy head on my lap during coffee while hearing Dolly slap her tail on the floor. They are happy and healthy and enjoyed the storm when most of us were being cautious. What can I expect from "water-dogs" and that is one of the reasons I have them. I hope that you were not badly affected by Hurricane Irma. 
As always, I wish you and Mrs. Grace the best from my heart."
 
Joanna Parker 

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Dolly is also related to Jasmine and is the third Labra Gold puppy in the past 3 years that JoAnna has adopted from us. JoAnna lives in Savannah, GA and has driven down to Indian Pass three years in a row for one of our “Special Family Member” HYBRID Puppies.       Thanks JoAnna,  Bob

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A RECENT  TESTIMONIAL  ABOUT :


HOW SWEET OUR  "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"  ARE WITH CHILDREN

A recent e-mail:

Hi Bob,

I wanted to reach out to you a year later and tell you how much we love our puppy Bella. We picked Bella up from you last summer after our honeymoon. She has been easy to train and the sweetest dog. Below are a few photos and a video of her with my niece. You talk a lot about how great your dogs are with kids and you weren't kidding!

Thanks for everything!

Erin and Parker Hanson

Thank you Erin & Parker,   

View the short Video below of young Infant with one of our "Sweet young Goldens"

Below:  A few of our "Special Family Members" getting their morning Instructions. 

Some of my "Professional" breeder colleagues refer to me as a 'Back Yard Breeder '    I kinda prefer "Front Porch Breeder" 

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WHO IS BOB GRACE ???   (Inquiring minds want to know)              CLICK HERE


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"ADDITIONAL  PUPPY BENEFITS"


The cost of a puppy includes:


PRE PURCHASE VETERINARY EXAM

"A MICROCHIP INPLANT "

(for permanent identification)

VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS  

WILL HAVE BEEN GIVEN AT APPROPRIATE AGE  AT TIME OF ADOPTION.

WORM TREATMENTS @ 3, 6 & 9 WKS. OF AGE

VACCINATIONS BEGIN @ 5 to 6 wks old Then as needed, age related.

  • Several VETERINARY PHYSICAL EXAMS (I am a retired Veterinarian)
  • HEARTWORM PROPHALAXIS   (at appropriate age/weight)

  • HEALTH GUARANTEE            (You may replace the puppy immediately if any pre-existing medical problem is found 
  • within the first 3 weeks of adoption)
  • 25 months for debilitating genetic hip dysplasia.

  • "ABOUT US" click here

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MEET "IVAN"

At 8 weeks of age

<  THE NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY'S 

"SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBER" GROUP

and

 Now fully Grown and Father of FALL Litter.

THE GRACEFUL GOLDEN RETRIEVERS OF NORTH FLORIDA  (Pat's a little jealous) 

HE WILL HELP FILL THE VOID LEFT BY THE LOSS OF OUR HANDSOME "MACHO-MAN"

OF COURSE OUR "TENNESSEE STUD" "PAT" IS STAYING & EAGAR TO EXPLAINE THE OLE' STORY ABOUT THE BIRDS & THE BEES TO LITTLE BROTHER IVAN.

IVAN'S FATHER HAILS FROM RUSSIA (HE'S LEGAL)

AND IS OWNED BY MY LOVELY GRANDDAUGHTER  'ELAINE',

WHO BREEDS GOLDEN RETRIEVER'S ON OUR FAMILY FARM NEAR LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

Her Web site:  TheGraceOfGoldenRetrievers.com        

SHE RAISES SOME BEAUTIFUL "ENGLISH CREME' RETRIEVERS"  AND,

I THINK SHE HAS SOME AVAILABLE NOW !!!   Call Her  864-415-2465

Little "IVAN'S" FATHER 

"IVAN, Sr."

Russian born, AKC registered, 2 years old English / Russian Creme'

He has an OFA  Hip rating of "GOOD" (Orthopedic Foundation of America)


Ivan Senior, is owned by my granddaughter Elaine and lives at the family Bluegrass Farm just outside Louisville, Kentucky.  He has all the qualities we look for when selecting our Breeding Stock (Click here), Plus is "Very Handsome".

 Be sure to look for his 'Grand Puppies' in future breedings.


You know Kentucky is known for their Fast Horses & now for their Beautiful, Loving Golden Retrievers


(They like to spend their Winters at Indian Pass, Florida)

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TO SEE WHAT OUR AVERAGE BABIES LOOK AND ACT LIKE, PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEOS AS YOU SCROLL DOWN.

SINCE MOST OF OUR PUPPIES ARE RESERVED BEFORE THEY ARE BORN,

PLEASE DON'T WAIT TOO LONG BEFORE RESERVING, 

 "PICKING" ORDER IS ESTABLISHED BY THE DATE WE RECEIVE YOUR RESERVATION.


THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR SPECIAL, SWEET, "FUTURE FAMILY MEMBERS".

"God Bless"

BOB


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 BELOW ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME OF 2017 PARENTS FOR THOSE INTERESTED.

"Sophie"        AKC  registered  100 % Golden Retriever       NOW RETIRED

Sophie is our eldest Sweetheart at 8 yrs of age.  

This was her fourth litter of puppies (5 Males; 5 Females.)

      Due to a small tear in her uterus while giving birth, & her age, she has just had a hysterectomy at our Animal Hospital in Louisville, so if you want one of her special dark gold or Mahogany beauties this is your last chance.

       Her puppies are doing great with a "wet nurse" plus supplemental feedings of "Esbilac" from our Hospital staff.  We will let her back in with her babies as soon as her incision heals.

       Sophie is one of the smartest dogs I have ever raised, she excels in swimming, retrieving & all other competitive events plus she is a real love bug who will sit by the fire with you for hours or run on the beach with you until you quit.       

       Ps.  Her daughter "Lizzie" is a carbon copy! (below)  "without the Grey".

                                                              ALL  ADOPTED

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          Elizabeth (Lizzie)        AKC  registered  100 % Golden Retriever   

SOPHIE'S  DAUGHTER  A BEAUTIFUL "DARK  'MAHOGANY'  GOLD"  Look for her puppies later

whelped 11/30/2017; 9 puppies;        _6_Males    _3_ Females

Lizzie is Sophie's daughter and whelped her first litter of 9, fat & healthy sweethearts on the same day as Sophie.  To show you how smart these dogs are:  I have 10 grown dogs, only 2 of which my wife of 62 years allows in the house at one time.  The rest of the pack run freely over 2 fenced acres.  An exception to the rule is when one of the girls is whelping she is brought into the house to deliver her babies in a special whelping bed.  Since Lizzie, a "teen" at 14 months, was a house "first-timer" my wife, as usual with first timers, was worried about 'floor soiling'.  To shorten this story,  Lizzie went to "the door" soon after delivering her last baby and has not "soiled" the floors a single time.  We never taught her, she's never been in a "training cage", her mom, "Sophie" was the same way (have you read the story about Sophie and the newspaper delivery?)  It's in my ramblings somewhere.  Looking at the above picture of her and her babies you would think all the puppies would be on the lighter gold side. Chances are there will be a variety of light to dark gold as they grow.                                                                                                                                                          ALL  ADOPTED

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               "Labra-Gold Hybrid"     All her puppies are in their permanant homes now.

"Lil'Babe"    Whelped  11/30/2016;    8 puppies;    (4-M / 4-F)    NOW RETIRED

Her babies are 87 1/2% akc Golden Retriv. & 12 1/2%  akc Labrador Retriever

Lil'Babe is 75% Golden, she is a super sweet, very bonding "I love everybody" attitude & her grandmother is "Millie" (the sweetest of the sweet); her father is "Mike" (AKC Sir Michael Galahad of Indian Pass) our best retriever of all time.  She adores children and, like her mother, is very protective of them.  All the Labra Golds make fantastic "Special needs" candidates with outstanding sense of smell and a very "soft mouth" for retrieving game or toddlers.  We have many of her siblings in training or already certified special service dogs.  Labra-Golds like most Hybrids are slightly bigger and more resistant to certain diseases and some genetic disorders.  They make wonderful "Special Family Members",                                                         and are a "hair" calmer.                         

  ALL  ADOPTED

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                                                              "Labra-Gold Hybrid"

"Babe"    Whelped   12/04/2016;    13 puppies;    "Hybrid";    

Her babies are 75% akc Golden Retriv. & 25%  akc Labrador  Retriever  

                                                  

Babe is 50% akc Golden Retriever (Mother Millie) & 50% akc Labrador Retriever. 

Her father, "Caesar" is an outstanding waterfowl & upland game retriever.  "Babe" has an extremely soft mouth and "another" loves everybody.  Of course she has all the qualities described above in her daughter's description, easily trained, housebroke in one day.  Black is very dominate so she usually has more black puppies.  This litter seems to be more evenly represented with gold colored coats.   Her puppies all have that extra loving outgoing personality & they mind well when I take them walking on the beach.  If you want a lifelong, loving companion this is the place you'll find one, "or two".   

If you were a dog wouldn't you like to have a dog to play with when your human family are not at home???  

                                                                                                         I bet you would  !!!                                   ALL  ADOPTED                           

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                   PLEASE FOLLOW OUR WEB PAGE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING NEW LITTER ARRIVAL DATES.

                                                           GracefulGoldenRetrieversOfNorthFlorida.com                                                                         

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THE HYBRIDS  "Labra-Gold"

Here is one of Lil' Babe's Labra-Gold Puppies (87 1/2 % Golden) 

The Father was our 100% AKC registered "Macho Man" 

Our Labra-Golds have all the best qualities of both the Golden & the Labrador Retrievers.

Ours never meet a stranger, their parents are selected for their loving personalities, 

less shedding  and  just a “hair” more calmness than the purebreds. 

 They are perfect as Family Pets or for Special Needs help in the Medical, Industrial and Security sections of today's world.  With their extra keen sense of smell They can  find people in collapsed buildings and buried in snow.  They can sniff out anything they are trained to.  E.g. drugs, bombs, marijuana, etc..  And talk about bonding, once they get to know you they will bond for life.  Lil'Babe's Mother, "Babe", is 50% Golden Retriever & 50% Labrador so her puppies are 75% Gold and 25% Lab and show a little more golden tint than Lil'Babe's.

   We are hoping their Hybrid vigor will reduce the amount of genetic medical problems that the purebreds cope with today.  They live to please you & your family members and our foundation individuals have  been chosen for their extra special traits of sweetness , calmness and loving personalities.  

                                                         Their coats are Light Gold, White or Shiny Black, usually short hair, 95%, and less shedding..    


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BELOW A FEW MORE LABRA-GOLD PUPPIES 

THESE PUPPIES ARE 75% & 87 1/2 % AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS   AND 25% TO 12 1/2 % LABRADOR AND 

HAVE THE SAME PERSONALITIES AND DISPOSITION AS OUR 100% GOLDENS

WITH SHORTER HAIR AND LESS SHEDDING

AND USUALLY A LITTLE CALMER,

"LUNCH TIME WITH THE WONDERFUL "LABRA-GOLD" PUPPIES AT INDIAN PASS FLORIDA"     

NEXT LITTERS SHOULD ARRIVE IN LATE SPRING or EARLY SUMMER

THEY MAKE WONDERFUL "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LABRA-GOLD "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"

CLICK HERE 


"ADDITIONAL  BENEFITS"


The cost of a puppy includes:


PRE PURCHASE VETERINARY EXAM

"A MICROCHIP INPLANT "

(for permanent identification)

VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS  

WILL HAVE BEEN GIVEN AT APPROPRIATE AGE  AT TIME OF ADOPTION.

WORM TREATMENTS @ 3, 6 & 9 WKS. OF AGE

VACCINATIONS BEGIN @ 5 to 6 wks old Then as needed, age related.

  • Several VETERINARY PHYSICAL EXAMS (I am a retired Veterinarian)
  • HEARTWORM PROPHALAXIS   (at appropriate age/weight)

  • HEALTH GUARANTEE            (You may replace the puppy immediately if any pre-existing medical problem is found 
  • within the first 3 weeks of adoption)
  • 25 months for debilitating genetic hip dysplasia.

  • "ABOUT US"  click here

Our SIRES : 

AKC Registered

"PAT" on left, our

"Tennesee Stud "

Is 100% American Gold

&

"Macho Man"

on Right

is  3/5ths 

English Creme

Plus 2/5ths American Gold

They  are  both  Big, Strong,  and  "Handsome"   PLUS   They  are  very  Sweet  &  Loving  around  people.  

       Ps:  I like some Gold in my "Golden" Retrievers.    

WANT TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THAT HAVE ONE OF OUR "SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS" THINK  OF OUR LOVE BUGS ?

CLICK HERE


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BELOW: 2 VIDEOS OF BOTH "Maggie's" and "Sweet Sue's" Earlier litters @ 4 1/2 wks old.

"Good representation of our puppies outgoing personalities"

Beneath the mottled shade of an old Live Oak tree.


"MAGGIE"

Daughter

of 

"Millie" & "Mike"

Delivered

 a Beautiful Litter of 14 

Sweet,  Registered AKC Puppies in 2016.  I wish you could see Maggie & Pat running along the beach chasing birds, it would take a Greyhound to catch up with them...strong hips!

Please see Reservation method below:

If we receive more reserve  deposits then available puppies you have the option  of transfering  your deposit to our "Next Litter"  list  or to any of our later litters;I do have 6 adult & 3 young females, so we usually will have another litter available at most seasons of the year.  
Ps.  Occasionally a reservist will change their mind & relinquish their position for someone else to enjoy one of our 
                           "Special Family Members"  

               Sweet Sue is one of the babies below !

Part of Maggie’s 2014 Litter  (Sire "Mike")

Note:  The Sire of Maggie's 2016 September litter is "Pat"

Maggie & Pat’s litter will likely have more medium to light gold, puppies with a few "extra light" gold since Maggie is 25% English Creme. 

NOTE:  Sweet Sue is one of the above cuties...can you guess which one?

        Above, Maggie's big belly bump a few days before delivery.

Below, A couple of our "Special Family 'Family' "

 With 2 Labra-Gold puppies & Mother "Lil'Babe"

"PAT"
 This picture was taken when he was 8 months old and he didn't have his adult coat yet).  He is  now
36 months old and over 100 #.
PAT is one of the sweetest male dogs  I have ever owned.

He is big & strong, runs like a Greyhound and swims 
"like a fish".
 All of his previous litters have received wonderful testimonials. 
We call Him :   Our 
"Tennessee Stud" 

             MAGGIE  &  Last winter's babies  (5 days old)

" THANKS "

TO 

ALL OF YOU ANIMAL LOVERS WHO CONTACTED US ABOUT OUR  2015 CHRISTMAS 

"SPECIAL FAMILY MEMBERS"


Millie & Babe

Taking a deserved break

after weaning

their X-MAS

PUPPIES

"On The Other Hand"

Here is an e-mail I recently received from a family that just adopted one of my  

Labra-Gold

"Special Family Members" in December.

Dear Bob,

Greetings! 

We took Tucker to the Vet on Saturday.  We got an A+ report on Tucker. 

Our Vet, Dr. Jay fell in love with Him. 

We decided to wait until later, when Tucker is neutered, 

to implant his microchip. 


Dr. Jay likes to do it when he'll be under anesthesia. 

(it hurts a little when injected)

Tucker has done wonderful adjusting to his new home. 
He is such a wonderful puppy, 
which is because of your love for your dogs and wonderful breeding. 
Deborah and I thank you for the time you spent with us before 
and the day of getting Tucker. 
We enjoyed getting to know you.  I wish we lived closer 
so Tucker and I could come over and visit with you and the Dogs! 
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and want to wish you and yours 
a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year with many blessings. 
I am sending you a picture of Tucker. 
He was at the Vet's office being weighed in a baby scale. 
He was so comfortable that he laid down and went to sleep on the scale.
Enjoy! 
Roger Peterson

First trip to Vet, he's asleep on the scale...

IN THE VET'S OFFICE 

No, He's not sedated.

Now that's what I call a calm, "cool" Guy.

Bob
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LOTS MORE INFORMATION IF YOU SCROLL ON DOWN 

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TALK ABOUT LOVING KIDS

OUR 

"GOLDENS" & "LABRA-GOLDENS" 

ARE THE "BEST"

SEE ABOVE

AND THEN A LITTERMATE 

A YEAR LATER

BELOW:

ABOVE: Even our older "Special Family Members"

Want to get their share of 'loven' in.

Above:      "Sweet Sue"  Licking my ear.....

."True Love"

When was the last time you felt a tongue in your ear?

How about our Wonderful, Smart & Loving Labra-Gold Hybrids,

 (Labrador-Golden cross).

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WANT TO SEE AN INCREDIBLE FEAT BY A VERY YOUNG 

"Labra-Gold" PUPPY?

PLEASE CK. OUT THE 2 SHORT VIDEOs BELOW, of, 

"SAILOR" 

ONE OF 2015's LITTER OF OUR HYBRID LABRA-GOLD RETRIEVERS

DIVING & SWIMMING IN HER NEW HOME POOL... (1st Video at 7 1/2 weeks of age) 

AMAZING!!!

Have you ever seen a puppy at this age perform such a feat?

                          These Labra-Gold puppies are Special 

and 

SWEET, SWEET, SWEET LOVE BUGS !!!

                                                      #1 Video @ 7 1/2 weeks old:

                           #2 Sailor Video @ 4 months old:

"Then a short nap"

 See how smart & unaffraid these puppys are?


"Sailor", one of Lil' Babe's 

"Labra-Gold" 

Puppies


See what persons who have adopted one of our  "Labra-Gold" puppies have to say. 

(click here)


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FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING FOR A "SPECIAL NEEDS" PUPPY 

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN:

One of our wonderful

Labra-Gold Retrievers

 (click here)


Adoption Fee (Labra/Gold) CLICK HERE

(Includes $150-$200+/- of Vet Services:

[ Depending on age of Puppy, coat color and number of Vaccinations WHEN ADOPTED.]

Note:  At least four of last years (2014) litter of 12 have been selected for 

 "SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICE DOGS"


Come visit our Kennel here at Indian Pass anytime.  Indian Pass Beach is rated the #1 Friendly Doggie Beach in Florida.  Bring your "'SNOOPY" WITH YOU FOR A BEACH RUN AND A SWIM...



We have 7+ acres here with 108 feet GULF beach frontage and over 500 feet frontage on Indian LaGoon.



A RESERVATION FEE IS REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

1)  It guarantees your choice of a puppy from the litter you choose or the next avaiable litter.*  

2)  It establishes a contract that you desire to adopt one of our puppies.

3)  The date we receive your deposit positions you on our “Picking” list, 

eg. first one we receive gets first pick of the litter, 

the second one gets second pick, etc…

    *Please Note:  Those with Reserve deposits who do not get a puppy from the first litter are 

      automatically placed in first positions for the next litter born;        again, "positioned by deposit date."

1-850-227-2185

e-mail:  jrgvet2@fairpoint.net

Jrgvet2@fairpoint.net

Click here for current pictures

Thanks for viewing our web-site, Bob

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 Did I tell you I adopted a new "Golden  Boy"  male puppy IN DECEMBER 2014

on my way to KY for the Annual Christmas Holidays with my family.   I call him "Pat", above @ 6wks old, and he is wonderful.
Very handsome and a great, friendly personality.  
He was MY "Pick of the Litter" from Tennessee.  

He NOW weighs over 100# and in September 2016 

had his 2nd birthday.  

Bob

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To keep abreast about future litters

Please check our website occasionally

We always post new Litter Information Here First.


Thanks for viewing our "first" web-site.

Any Questions?

Please Call me @ 850-227-2185  

or,

 e-Mail---jrgvet2@fairpoint.net

Thanks for viewing our "Special Family Members"

(click here to see photo gallery)

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Below:  Mike, (Maggie & Lil' Babes Father.)

We have a ”picking” order based on when we receive

your “reservation deposit”.

This is the only fair way we know of to provide you  with 

a guarantee of a puppy and the sex you prefer. 


Thanks, 

Bob

Regrettably we cannot guarantee sex or hair length & color .

For More Reservation info click HERE !

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Above ^  "BABE"

Our Labra-Gold Matriarc 

She absolutely Loves Children

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"BENEFITS"

ALL OF OUR PUPPIES WILL HAVE : 

"A MICROCHIP INPLANT "

(for permanent identification)

VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS  WILL HAVE BEEN GIVEN AT APPROPRIATE AGE  AT TIME OF ADOPTION.

  •   WORM TREATMENTS 
  • @ 3,6 & 9 WKS. OF AGE
  • VACCINATIONS 
  • @ 6, 9 & 12 wks 
  • X-RAYS OF PARENTS  HIPS 
  •  (to be sure neither parent has hip dysplasia)
  • Several VETERINARY PHYSICAL EXAMS (I am a retired Veterinarian)
  • HEARTWORM PROPHALAXIS   (at appropriate age/weight)
  • HEALTH GUARANTEE            (You may replace the puppy immediately if any pre-existing medical problem is found within: the first 3 weeks of adoption;
  • 24 months for debilitating genetic hip dysplasia.

  • "ABOUT US"  click here

  • BELOW : 
  • A LITTER OF OUR 2014
  • AKC REGISTERED 
  • GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
  • RAISED BY MAGGIE


When Reserving a puppy:

  Because our Golden  puppies are so popular we rarely have enough  for all the families that request one.  In addition we have no way of knowing how many puppies will be available and what sex they will be, therefore, we request a deposit of $100 to reserve one for you.          Transferable to our next litter if we cannot provide you with a puppy).   CLICK HERE