At Heads Up Kennels, we specialize in breeding and raising Golden Retrievers from proven working lines. Our dogs are bred with competitive and/or working homes in mind. We compete in hunt tests and field trials with our dogs and hunt our dogs hard each fall. We are located near some excellent waterfowl hunting areas on the coast and make an annual trip to the Canadian prairies to hunt pheasants, grouse, partridge and Canada Geese. When not working, our dogs are well-mannered house dogs.
Our goal with each litter is to produce healthy, mentally sound, good-looking puppies that are all business while working, but who can relax in front of the fireplace at home when the day is done. Our goldens are all titled (or on the way to being titled), and must show a stable temperament as well as talent in the hunting field before we will breed them. In addition. all of our goldens have OFA (Good or better) hip and elbow clearances, as well as eye (CERF and Optigen prcd-PRA) clearances and heart (OFA)clearances before being bred. Our pups come with a written health guarantee and lifetime breeder support. Litters generally sell out in advance and reservations are recommended for your pup.
If you are looking for a first-class working dog that you and your family will enjoy living with, please give us a call or email us. We are always delighted to talk dogs! We give preference to working/companion homes, where your dog will be part of the family.
We do not sell puppies to professional field trainers or to brood bitch homes.