CONTACT US ABOUT BISON, EINSTEIN OR SCOUT FOR YOUR STUD NEEDS. We ask for your female's full AKC registration name to research pedigree/COI and see if how she may pair up with either of our golden retriever males.

If you aren't familiar with OFA health clearances or DNA panels for your golden, we are happy to help you learn more on how to obtain them prior to breeding. Please be certain to send a copy of negative brucellosis testing prior to every mating.

"Bison" was born on the day of a solar eclipse in August 2017. He is currently in training toward hunt tests. He achieved his JH title in the spring of 2020 and SH title fall of 2020. We plan to continue onto his MH. He attained his first AKC Trick Dog title with his 11-year-old junior handler May 2019. He has his Canine Good Citizen certification as well. He trains in 4-H in rally, obedience, agility and show.

Bison passed his cardiac and eye OFA certifications. He has Good OFA hips and Normal elbows. Bison has also had an extensive genetic panel, including Ichthyosis Type 1, Ichthyosis Type 2, PRA-prcd, PRA1, PRA2, DM, MD, DEB, OI, SAN and NCL. He is Clear of all.

Bison is son to our own Scout (Floden's Scout of Honor) and Bella (Beck's Princess Belle of Floden). Bison's grandparents are T-Rex (Rippling Run Floden's Teutorix), Firesides Crossfire Shooter, FTCH AFTCH Heads Up Tracks in the Taiga MH QA2 WCX *** OS Can WCI JFTR QFTR "Trek", and Topbrass Lightnin Strikes Gold *** OD.

We love Bison's temperament. He is friendly to all. Bison has excellent temperament with our children, livestock and other pets. He's social and loves to play with other dogs, but especially loves people. This guy is always by our side. His connection and energy are wonderful. He is birdy, loves to retrieve and learn new tricks! He has flown through force-fetch training and after introducing him to a little dove, duck and pheasant hunting, we are excited for spring to start so he can continue training through 4-H with our kids in obedience, rally & show, and also toward hunt testing with Lauren & Tim Springer of Dynamic Retrievers.

We have screened Bison for Ichthyosis, PRA-prcd, PRA1, PRA2, DM, MD, OI, SAN, DEB, DMD, NCL and other genetic tests. He has been Clear of everything, either by testing or by parentage (or both).

He has a wavy coat, and carries the genes for both straight and curly coat types. He has nice, black pigmentation. As of May 2019, he officially stood at 22" at the withers and had a little more growing time at that point. The only thing I don't like about him is his tail. He had a nice, straight tail as a pup, but I believe it now kinks at the end due to accidentally stepping on it as a pup.

Bison's pedigree is available on k9data.com and many of his health clearances are updated on OFA.org. We will update his OFA health clearances (hips, elbows & heart) as we get the results from OFA.

Total stud fee: $1600 ($100 non-refundable deposit at time of breeding goes toward the total stud fee)

When do I bring my Female to visit?

Information on the "average" estrus changes you may expect

Day 1: Licking and attention to rear. Discharge is dark or bright red color, and beginning of swelling of vulva. Start counting the heat cycle from when the blood hits the ground. Do not bring us your female as soon as day 1 -- it could take up to three weeks for a breeding. Monitor carefully, though. Talk to your veterinarian about progesterone testing for optimal timing.

Days 2-7: Bright red spotting or bleeding with swelling of the vulva increasing. A male be interested, but unless she is incredibly submissive she will not be receptive and snip at him.

Days 8-10: Color begins to lighten to pinkish, swelling of the vulva is at peak and the vulva has a spongy look and feel. There is a “knot” at the top of the vulva and it is very firm. A male cannot have a successful tie when the vulva is swollen. However, a “slip tie” CAN produce puppies. The bitch may lay her tail over and tease, then snap, so wait a little longer as she can easily turn a young male off. We frequently see females brought to us about at this point, and usually 12-48 hours later she is ready to mate.

Days 9-14: Bleeding color changes from light pink to clear or even straw colored. This is usually the color we see when she is most fertile and receptive. The swelling is down and the vulva appears dry or harder on edges. The knot at the top of the vulva is very soft like butter. The bitch will stand solid and elevate her rear. The male is aggressive, restless and noisy. This is when our male will whine to visit her. Breed the bitch now. Monitor the tie as an aggressive bitch can damage a male. The tie may last 10-35 minutes. If she is not fully ready for breeding, we may see a slip tie occur. When this happens a female could still produce puppies.

Days 14-21: Color clears, discharge and swelling almost gone, bitch may act receptive, but is snappy.

Count 58-63 days for puppies after the tie!

Note that this is "average" and we'll often see the female come to us at about day 10 of her cycle. Females can ovulate sooner or much later than this, so monitor the signs. Best of all, progesterone testing will help time ovulation and when to visit best.

Always, always have your female tested for brucellosis prior to breeding. This disease will cause stillbirth and infertility in your female, and sterility in our male. We test our males at least annually, more frequently if they are breeding often, and ensure each female is tested prior to mating. We also ask that your female have a minimum of OFA hips, elbows, heart (through cardiologist, not a regular physician) and eyes (through veterinary opthamalogist examined within a year of breeding) in addition to your regular veterinarian's pre-breeding check completed in advance of mating.

You may also want to have genetic testing for various eye, skin, seizure or other disorders. Don't hesitate to ask for help finding where to get these tests done. We aim to help produce healthy puppies and reduce the inheritance of genetic disorders by testing parents prior to breeding.