|At Dichi Goldens, we are committed to producing Golden Retrievers with sound structure and that great Golden temperament. We believe the Golden Retriever should be a multi-purpose dog, and have strived to place our puppies into diverse homes. Many of our dogs have gone on to succeed in the conformation ring, and also to become successful therapy dogs, obedience competitors, and real hunters out in the field. Many are also simply well-loved family pets -- and what more could a Golden ask for than to be well-loved?
To get our puppies off to a great mental start, they are all family-raised with lots of dedicated attention & socialization..
Every effort is made to help assure that our puppies are born with a strong genetic background., In order to achieve this, prior to breeding we have veterinarian board-certified specialists perform all genetic health screenings on our Goldens as recommended by the Golden Retriever Club of America -- of which we are proud members.
|Code Of Ethics|
|Current Genetic Screenings Required at Dichi Goldens:
(as recommended by the Breeders Code of Ethics
of the Golden Retriever Club of America)
|HIPS -- Any dog that is bred at Dichi Goldens has their hip x-rays submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for review by the OFA's panel of veterinarian board certified radiologists, and their hips are then registered to be free of hip dysplasia.|
|HEARTS -- They also have their hearts examined by a board certified veterinary cardiologist and are certified to be free of sub-aortic stenosis (SAS), which is considered hereditary in Golden Retrievers. This certification is also registered in the OFA's cardiac registry service.|
|EYES -- Our dogs undergo an annual eye exam performed by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist, following the exam procedure recommended by the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF). This exam is performed to assure any dog used in our breeding program does not have an hereditary eye disease.|
|ELBOWS -- As with hips, any dog bred at Dichi Goldens has their elbow x-rays submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for review by the OFA's panel of board certified radiologists, and their elbows are then registered to be free of elbow dysplasia.|
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