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Golden Cavalier, Miniature Golden

Have you always wanted a Golden Retriever, but just not so large? Maybe its because you live in an apartment and their are weight restrictions, or your getting older and don't want to take the chance on getting knocked down. Whatever has been holding you back from getting a Golden Retriever can stop now, thanks to the Mini Golden Retriever. What is a Miniature Golden Retriever? For us, a Miniature (Mini) Golden Retriever is a Golden Retriever crossed with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Some breeders also cross Golden Retrievers with Cocker Spaniels or even add some poodle in.

 

Since the goal is to produce a miniature version of the Golden Retriever, we chose to cross the Golden Retriever and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for size, and because their personalities are so much alike. Both breeds thrive on human interaction. Both are amazing family dogs and do well with children. And both have joyful/playful personalities.

 

What are the benefits of crossing the two breeds?

  • Generally fewer health problems. Hip dysplasia, eye problems, and ear infections can be dramatically reduced in this combination of breeding. We do health testing on our parent dogs to ensure we are breeding Top Quality. We test with OFA, Paw Print Genetics, and Penn Hip.

  • Smaller size. Our goal is to produce a miniature version of the Golden Retriever ranging in size from 20-45 lbs and about 14-20 inches tall. Although sometimes a smaller or larger puppy may be produced in a litter. The breed standard for a Golden Retriever is 55-75 lbs, and 21-24 inches tall. And the breed standard for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is 13-18 lbs, and 12-13 inches tall. We do not guarantee the size of a puppy.

  • Less shedding. Because the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a low shedding dog, the cross often times produces a lower shedding dog than a purebred Golden Retriever, but not guaranteed. 

  • Great Personality. Diluting the gene pool of two great breeds helps bring out the best traits in the Mini Golden Retriever, in our opinion. The Mini Golden is Friendly, Confident, and wonderful with children. They do not make great guard dogs as everyone is a friend. On the other hand, they will alert their owner if they feel endangered.

Ready for a puppy? Here is how our process works:

  • We do a separate waiting list for each litter.

  • We keep our waiting lists short! We only allow 3 males and 3 females to be reserved. If additional puppies are produced, they'll be available to reserve after birth.

  • Waiting lists will open after an ultrasound has been performed to confirm pregnancy (30-35 days after breeding). A "Click Here" link will be posted below under, "Open Waiting Lists" to get on the waiting list.

  • Mini Golden Retrievers are $2500. $500 of that will be due to reserve a puppy.

  • Deposits are accepted via Zelle or PayPal ($15 fee).

  • Remaining balance due at pick up in cash only.

  • Appointments will be made to pick puppies out at 6 weeks old, then puppies go home at 8 weeks old.

  • The picking order depends solely on the order forms are summited for the waiting list application.

  • Weekly picture updates will be posted on Social Media. 

  • Puppies go home with first set of vaccines, vet examination, dewormed multiple times, blanket that smells like mom, two year health guarantee, and a spay/neuter contract. 

Open Waiting List

Unfortunately, Claire is not pregnant.

We do not currently have any open waiting lists. Please see below under "Planned Litters".

Current Litters

We do not currently have any puppies at this time.

Upcoming Litters

We do not currently have any confirmed pregnancies. Please see below for Planned Litters.

Planned Litters

* We plan to use Kevin as the sire for the next two Mini Golden litters, but he is young and is still figuring out how it works. If he is unable to perform, we will use Fred. We will update the website after we have had a successful breeding because the sire used will determine if there will be a waiting list opening before puppies are born or not. If Kevin is the sire, a waiting list will open after an ultrasound confirms pregnancy. If Fred is the sire there will not be a waiting list, instead individual pictures will be posted when puppies are one week old, and can be reserved via picture at that time. We do this because Kevin crossed with a Golden should only produce gold puppies (possibly with some white markings). Fred crossed with a Golden can produce: Gold, Tri, and Black puppies. 

Who: Maisy x Fred

Colors expected: Red, Tri, Black & Tan, and Black & White

When will the waiting list open: a date will be provided once an ultrasound has been booked

When will puppies be ready to go home: end of May

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