English Golden Retriever
and Basset Hounds


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How It Works


Many people ask how do I go about buying a dog from a breeder?

Well this is how it works at GoldenAsset Kennels.

First thing for you to do is….. Please do your due diligent

and search the breed you are interested in.

Certain breeds are more prone to different things. We do our

best to breed a very healthy happy long living dog. But we cannot

guarantee (as no one can) that one of these problem won’t show up

in your puppy/dog, if it is known to be in the breed. We try to do our

best to try to eliminate problems in the breed but we are fighting

years and years of breeding.

We are only breeders… not a God or a maker of new things.

To take problems out of a breed can take many many years.

Some of these problems that can arrive are not just from

the certain lines but also are from nutritional, environmental,

or are from the way the dog is bred to look.

So please talk to as many vets, and people that have the breed,

many breeders….take your time in deciding if a Golden Retriever

or Basset Hound is the dog for you. Both breeds along with all the

dog breeds have certain problems that can possibly arrive……Just

like when you have children. So if you cannot deal with a problems

that might arise.. please don’t purchase a dog!

Something to keep in mind…


Please don’t go from kennel to kennel in one day, this

is how things spread from kennel to kennel and how

it gets into litters and then sent home with your puppy!!!

If you have to check out more then one a day because of distance etc

please tell the kennel owner before entering there premises.

WE really appreciate this.  Its good to check out many breeders

and different breeds just don’t do it all in one day…..

take your time… its a decision that will

last 12-14 or more years….



If a litter is planned or is expected shortly I will start a waiting list.  Once we

have had some contact and I feel that the breed is a good fit for you and

your family. I will get you to drop by and meet the gang and we will then

fill out the paper work to be added to the waiting list.

I know that sometime its not suitable for all families to drop by at this

stage so we will talk a little more on the phone. To be added to the

waiting list there is a $350.00 deposit. This will be deducted from

the price of the dog and is NON refundable.



People always say this part seems to take for ever….the waiting to

see if the breeding took, and then the wait to see how many, what sex,

and in the basset case what the markings look like.

After the pups do arrive.. about day three of four I will post pictures on my site.

I will send you an email to let you know they have arrived.

I will need the $800.00 deposit to hold a basset hound puppy for you.

Or if you are on the list for a Golden Retriever a $700.00 deposit must be made to hold a puppy for you.

All deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another litter

that is due to arrive within the next 12 months.

And again this deposit is NON refundable so before you give

me your deposits make sure you are ready for a 10 to 14 year

commitment.  Dogs are part of your family and you have

to make sure you are willing to devote the time and care

needed to look after a pet for the rest of its life.


At about 4 weeks of age I will email you to arrange a time for pick and play days.

I do have to schedule everyone on the waiting list in the order of the list.

This can be a frustrating time for myself and you also. Some bigger litters time is very tight.

If you cannot make the time I have suggested I will be more then happy to pick your puppy for you.


Once the pups are six weeks old, and have had their first shot…

This is when we start the fun stuff. By this time I will have arranged a

time for you to drop by for a pick and play day. You will be here for about a hour.

No longer as this is stressful on the pups and they do tire quickly.

I will be there to help you decide what pup would fit in well with your family

and your activity level.

If you cannot make this appointment in a timely

manner I will pick out your pup for you.

If you are getting a basset you will have probably pick out your puppy

by now as the marking are so different from dog to dog and  most

people have a look they want.

I do require a third deposit of $800.00 for a basset hound puppy at this time.

Or if you are on the list for a Golden Retriever a $700.00 deposit must be made at this time


Its finally here……the day you have waited for…..time to take

your puppy home.

I will set up times when you are to arrive to pick up your pup.

Please don’t be late or to early for this appointment. I do like to give everyone quality one on one time.

We then will go over all the paperwork and sign the

non breeding contract and my warrantee…(see contract page

for more details) I then will go over some do’s and don’t of having

a puppy and go over feeding directions and answer any

other questions you might have. This is when I will recieve final

payment for your puppy. I will not take a personal cheque at this time.

Cash only is what is accepted at this time.

……now for the best part….

I will hand over your pup to you.  I then will inform you again and

again … if you have any questions or concerns in the next

10-14 years please feel free to email me or phone me anytime.

I will also inform you that to receive a pup from GoldenAsset Kennels

I do require pictures and emails or calls…even it is just to say…

Hi, we are doing fine.


We have taken a lot of time and consideration into the breeding

program of our dogs.  We breed to the breed standard of both breeds

of dogs, but we also take great efforts to breed a dog that will have a

great temperament and have a very long healthy life. We have done

health testing on all our breeding stock but even with the most extensive

planning and studying of pedigrees there are no guarantees that

something won’t show up in a certain dog from many many

generations back.



Here is a site that I find most useful when looking up

some inherited diseases.


If you have any questions or concerns with the

above steps please email me anytime

at mjg@goldenassetkennels.ca

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