Breeding has the purpose to preserve the qualities and genetic diversity of a breed by choosing carefully the matings. My goal is to breed even-tempered, healthy, working passionate and according to the breeding standard Golden Retrievers. The matings out of my kennel are therefore also planned following these criteria. Both parents are always controlled on hip and elbow dysplasia and also on eye diseases. They respect both the FCI breeding standard. The health results of eventual offsprings, siblings and ancestors are also analysed with help of the available possibilities.
However, we should also be aware about an important criteria that the breeder is neither able to influence, nor to predict, namely mother nature. Even if the breeder does a rigorous selection, it will always be mother nature that will have the last word !
As the well-being of my dogs is a priority, before I plan a litter with a bitch, I always proceed to a complete veterinarian health check-up (blood test, gynaecology, heart and other vital organs) in order to confirm that her health allows it.
In order to allow an optimal development to the puppies, we will lay the necessary foundation. They live and grow up with us in our house, outside in the garden, and will get their first adapted imprintings to various acoustic, tactile, optical and olfactory stimuli. The puppies out of my kennel are not only excellent hunting partners on small game, but thanks to their balanced characters and their will to please, also very good family dogs. Using them as gundogs is not an obligation, but they need to be mentally and physically stimulated and to live their working passion and will to please actively together with their master.
The puppies will move to their new families at the earliest after eight weeks age, dewormed, vaccinated, identified, with FCI pedigree, passport and veterinary certificate of good health.
My kennel has all the legal permits currently in force in Luxembourg. It has been controlled by the Veterinarian Services Administration and is authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development. It is officially recognized and respects the regulations given by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and the Fédération Cynologique Luxembourgeoise. Every litter is controlled twice by the concerned Central and member of the Fédération Cynologique Luxembourgeoise. The first control is done within the ten first days after birth and the second five days after identification, vaccins and certification of good health by a veterinarian.