Copper & Soleil both have an OFA Hip Clearance (Copper Excellent, Soleil Good), OFA Normal Elbows, Current normal Eye Exams (within 12 months), OFA Normal Heart clearance by a Board Certified Cardiologist, normal thyroid function, they are not on any medications and have had no skin allergies, seizures or other auto-immune disorders. Genetic test PRA-1 Clear, NCL Clear, Soleil is an ICT and PRA-prcd Carrier but Copper is clear which means NO puppy can be affected.
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Copper is a 14 year old male with a wonderful Golden temperament that gets along with everyone, both canine and human. He has had an exceptional hunt test career becoming a Master National Hall of Fame and Master Hunt Test Hall of Fame Golden member. He is an excellent marker and team player which makes him a wonderful companion on many hunting trips for ducks, geese and pheasants.
Copper has proven himself time and time again, in the field and has passed on his trainability, water attitude and biddability to his offspring. He became a GRCA Outstanding Sire with many of his pups having outstanding careers in hunt tests, obedience, agility and other performance venues.
“Copper’s performance at the National was almost flawless. His third Master National pass put him in the Hall of Fame, where he joins his sire, Buckshot’s Yukon Bontonbeau MH MNH WCX” (quoted by Brian Hartfield, Webshire Kennels from Golden Retriever News 5/13).
We are very excited about this pairing and thank Mary Graff for the opportunity to breed Soleil to Copper. The pedigree combination combines some outstanding field, performance and obedience competitors with wonderful longevity.
Our goal for this breeding is to produce intelligent hunting companions that are very athletic, biddable, can be easily trained in any venue, and become a wonderful family member. Both Copper and Soleil have dynamic personalities and they love to work, need a job to do, but they also easily settle in the house. The puppy pedigree has a pretty low inbreeding coefficient and there are some strong field competitors in the 5 generations so we do expect these puppies will need experienced active homes.
Soleil is from our Bebop Litter (Edge x Kikki) and she has some endearing qualities from both sire and dam. She is on an amazing journey with her owner Kelsi and they are a great team. More information on Soleil can be found on her page on this website. Soleil really is a super fun athletic retriever that is up for any game, any time or whatever life throws their way.
Contact Kelsi Warawa firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a puppy from this litter.
The Golden Retriever: Primarily a Hunting Companion