AKC Breeder of Merit in southern Maine who likes to show, hunt, go tracking, and do obedience with my dogs. I raise 2-4 litters per year in my home starting with Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent introduction, then when they are about a month old, the fun begins: visits with their future families as often as they like, age appropriate toys, potty training, crate introduction, outings to local businesses (hair dresser, chiropractor, schools, etc.), a day at PupStart to meet puppies of other breeds, very basic training, etc. All my dogs and parents of my puppies are tested and normal/passing for Hips, Elbows, Heart, Annual Eye, as well as genetic testing for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (3 kinds in Goldens), and Icthyosis My puppies are dewormed, microchipped, vet checked, and registered with AKC before they go to their new homes. I am a member in good standing with: Golden Retriever Club of America, Maine Golden Retriever Club (Board Member, Past: Webmaster, Delegate FMDC), Yankee Golden Retriever Club, Dog Tracking Club of Maine, Maine Retriever Trial Club, Penobscot Hunting Retriever Trial Club, and Federation of Maine Dog Clubs & Responsible Dog Breeders.