"Scout", who is co-owned by Jennifer Winningham-Floden and Kaitlyn (Winningham) Odegaard, is a handsome, 4 year old golden retriever son of T-Rex of Floden Farm. T-Rex is out of Trifectas Repeat Performance UD MH WCX *** OS VCX CCA CGC Can CD and Rippling Run Touch of Spice ** MH WCX OD.
Scout qualified to compete at the MN State Fair in 2017 in rally through 4-H. He is watery, active and loves hunting pheasant. He works beautifully! Many of his pups have taken on hunting easily.

Scout's dam, Firesides Crossfire Shooter, is out of Fireside At Your Bec N' Call**, an excellent marking, hard driving bitch with loads of heart and desire that has ran the Amateur and Open. Scout's grandsire, "Push" became the only living Triple Champion (conformation, obedience & field trial) golden retriever in December of 2009.

Kaitlyn has raised and loved Scout since puppyhood and lives in northern Minnesota. Scout has made frequent trips back to Floden Farm for extra training and family visits.

Scout loves people, playing with toys, water and will retrieve all day. Scout took first place in rally with a novice, 13-year-old handler in 4-H in the summer of 2017, which earned him the chance to qualify at the Minnesota State Fair. He also participated in show and obedience at the county level.
Scout is a gorgeous, medium-dark golden retriever with a sweet demeanor that is energetic and very driven in the field, has a nose for pheasant, and especially loves small dogs.

Scout is up-to-date on all of his vaccinations and is brucellosis-free. Scout has all of his OFA health clearances recommended by the GRCA, making him CHIC-certified by the OFA.
Additionally, he has tested Normal for Thyroid.

OFA Clearances:

- Excellent Hips
- Normal Elbows
- Normal Cardiac
- Normal Eyes
- Normal Thyroid

Scout is Clear of PRA-prcd, PRA1, PRA2, DM and NCL, Ichthyosis Type 2, and unaffected genetically of Ichthyosis Type 1 (carrier status only). We recommend an Ichthyosis Type 1 Clear female for breeding to produce Clears/Carriers only.

Scout's 5-generation pedigree includes NAFC FC AFC Topbrass Cotton FDHF OS: http://www.k9data.com/fivegen.asp?ID=705459&type=hip

Scout is raised indoors. A typical bedtime ritual for him includes saying goodnight, saying his prayers, finding his blanket and sleeping on the floor at the foot of Kaitlyn's bed. Scout has been socialized extensively with other dogs.

Scout is sire to our own Floden's Pride of the Prairie "Bison" SH TKN CGC, as well as other titled dogs and excellent pheasant and bird dogs.

Stud fee: $1,400 ($100 non-refundable deposit due at time of breeding goes toward total stud fee should no pups be produced a second breeding attempt is permitted)


CONTACT US ABOUT BISON 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.

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.

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.

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 bruscellosis 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 you female have a minimum of OFA hips, elbows, heart (through cardiologist, not a regular physician) and eyes (through veterinary opthamalogist) 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 or seizure 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.