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.
All of our dogs live in our home with us. Each litter is born in our beautiful puppy room and raised as part of our family before going on to their forever homes. All of our dogs have gone through extensive obedience training, and possess that playful, loving personality that both the Golden Retriever and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are so well known for.
Our reputation is very important to us, and we do everything we can to ensure happy, healthy, socialized, and well-rounded puppies. We started breeding Golden Retrievers in 2013 and introduced Mini Golden Retrievers into our program in 2021. We do our best to help match potential puppy parents with a puppy that fits their personality and lifestyle. We will not sell a puppy to someone if we feel they are not "up to the challenge" of owning a new puppy. We are not a Kennel or a Puppy Mill, we have the best interest of the puppy in mind and want to see our dogs go on to live long, healthy, happy lives with their Forever Families. At 7-L Farms all of our puppies have been raised as part of our family, socialized with kids, dogs, seniors, etc. We strive to provide our new puppy parents with a seamless transition into puppy parenthood. All puppies come with their first set of shots, dewormed multiple times, thorough vet examination, and a two-year health guarantee for life-threatening, hereditary diseases, and a lifetime of support from us.
Ready for a puppy? Here is how our process works:
We do a separate waiting list for each litter.
We only allow 3 males & 3 females to be reserved before birth. 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.
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 he order forms are summited for the waiting list application.
Weekly pictures will be posted on Social Media.
We will not post indivdual pictes, what we post is what you get.
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 Lists
We had hoped to open Ellie Mae x Gus waiting list on 5/3/22, but unfortunately the ultrasound showed she was not pregnant.
We do not currently have any litters.
We do not currently have any bred females.
Who: Fancy x Gus
When do we expect her to come into heat: June
When will the waiting list open: June/July2022 depending on when she comes into heat
When will puppies be ready to go home: October 2022