Welcome to our puppy information page. We breed quality, healthy, well socialized golden retriever puppies from health tested
parents that we show in AKC conformation shows and obedience trials. We breed for the preservation of healthy bloodlines. We perform health
clearances on our dogs to do everything in our power to ensure that the
offspring will not have genetic issues. We do not primarily breed for pets, but with competition in our breed being strong, only a couple of
puppies from any litter are
kept for showing and there will be pets available in our occasional litters. We prefer buyers visit us to meet us, see our dogs and see how they are raised. We are located in Garrison and Bozeman, Montana.
Please only contact us by E-mail AFTER reading our puppy information below. We have gone to great lengths to answer many questions and talk about
the purpose of our breeding program of 25 years. Please include your phone number in your e-mail. We do not breed our dogs solely to produce pets. We title our dogs in AKC events
and perform health testing on all of our breeding stock. Anyone who buys a puppy from us, regardless of the intended purpose benefits from all of the hard work we put into our dogs and puppies.
Our puppies are available only to homes seeking an indoor family pet who will not be just a dog, but a family member -- whether they are show dogs or pets.
Our puppies are whelped in my bedroom, and raised only inside our home, only by us. They are well socialized with children, bathed, blow dried, brushed and nails
trimmed weekly, and are very well rounded by the time they leave for their new families. They are crate trained, and are used to car trips in a
crate. The puppies are routinely dewormed, and receive their first core vaccinations.
We do ask the puppies be spayed/ neutered between 12 and 14 months of age, and not younger as munch research has shown more health benefits to waiting.
We do not sell to third
parties, brokers, or pet stores -- nor does any other reputable breeder we know.
When inquiring please describe your past dog ownership history,
dogs you currently have, what kind of a home you have for dogs, and what you are seeking in a puppy. If your dog will be spending a large part of his or her time away from people; primarily housed in a kennel,
garage, or crate, i.e., not an in-home environment, or know that you will not be a permanent lifetime home for this puppy or dog: thank you for your interest,
however, we do not have a dog or puppy for you. Golden retrievers are hunting, working and family dogs, bred to be constant companions with daily attention.
I began showing golden retrievers in 1987, more of which can be read here: About Us page.
Our golden retrievers are listed here on Our Goldens page. We primarily compete with our goldens
in AKC venues, mainly conformation, to their AKC championships. We have a breeding program of 25 years and have many family members here from our oldest
champions to our show puppies we are growing out. We also frequently have our puppies back for boarding here.
Shown Above: Our golden Dyna, with two 8 week old Hamer-Petrus daughters with a new exciting toy in our living room
LOCATION: We are located in Garrison, and Bozeman Montana. Puppies are picked up at our home in Garrison or Bozeman, or shipped air freight out of Butte, Missoula, Helena or Bozeman airports.
We frequently fly with our dogs to dog shows, and are very experienced at shipping dogs and puppies to their new homes. Click here for shipping
information to read about how flying with and cargo shipping. We have many homes who fly or drive out to meet the relatives of their puppy and/or fly out later
to return home with their puppy in a bag under their seat. This way you can meet our golden retriever family, all who can be seen Our Goldens page
Goldens originated in Scotland in the 1800's to retrieve upland game birds. We strictly adhere to
the AKC standard for golden retrievers of
size to perform their origional purpose, with females being
55-65 pounds and males being 65-75 pounds. The majority of dogs in every generation of our dogs are titled in Conformation, Obedience, Field, Hunt Tests, and also have awards of Outstanding
Sire or Dam for producing titled offspring.
We typically keep one or two puppies in a litter for showing. Most of our puppies go to homes who are not looking for a show dog, "just want a pet,"
but one that they can be proud of.
We only breed golden retrievers for ourselves, and those who want more than a "just a dog" -- whatever their ultimate endeavor may be.
Shown: 15 Year old Sophie with our goldens.
Our puppy buyers are highly invested in their puppies, and looking for a breeder who is dedicated to the breed, doing their best to produce the healthiest puppy
possible by breeding dogs from generations of health tested dogs. We are not the most expensive breeder to purchase a quality, well bred puppy from -- but we are
picky who we sell our dogs to. We do not typically reply to "one liner" e-mails. Plan on telling us about your home for dogs if you expect us to be interested in selling
you a puppy. Most of our puppies go to homes who "don't want a show dog," but want to be proud of their pet.
Pet quality puppies at 8 weeks of age are sold on a spay/neuter contract and AKC limited
registration are $2,000. Older puppies started on training: We have many homes who come to us for older puppies, they may fit their situation better
than an 8 week old puppy. We do have a few puppies in training, click on our "Started Puppy And Trained Dog" page for information:Click HERE to see our puppies in training. Dogs with AKC limited registration can compete in any AKC event and junior showmanship events. Conformation events are
for breeding stock. * We only sell show/breeding quality dogs to homes that compete in events with their dogs,
in some venue.showing
at AKC, or International shows in conformation. . "Paying more later" to breed a pet quality dog, who has not been titled in some AKC venue,
and/or does not have the four minimum health clearances for breeding is never an option with us, nor any reputable breeder. All puppies leave with age appropriate
vaccinations and de-worming. We keep current on immunization protocols and follow the core vaccine protocol.
We take payment by check for initial deposit, and can take debit or other payment for final cost and shipping through Square.
We do offer a short, 3 week "Puppy Kindergarten" package. The cost is $550, and the puppy goes home at 11 weeks of age after receiving their 2nd vaccine. These puppies learn:
- crate training
- Front (come)
- Heel on Leash, sit when stopped.
Shown: One of our ChestR-Lilo puppies
We occasionally have puppies we've kept to show, grown out and trained that we later decide would be better pets than show dogs. Most people who
inquire about them are wanting an older puppy who is not getting up frequently in the night for house training, or those don't have the experience or
time right now for young puppy training. Any older puppies we have kept to train are listed
on our older puppies or dogs available page.
HEALTH -- HIP, ELBOW, EYE AND HEART CLEARANCES:
We use and perform Early Neorological Stimulation, or "Bio Sensory" stimulation with our puppies. These exercises impact the neurological system by stimulating it
earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Neurological exercises
are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or human bonding.
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:
1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
2. Stronger heart beats,
3. Stronger adrenal glands,
4. More tolerance to stress
5. Greater resistance to disease .
All health clearance information on OUR GOLDENS are listed in the top left hand
corner of their pages, and on their linked pedigree database page listed on their page.
Our dogs over the age of 2 used in breeding program have been screened for the minimum of:
- Board Certified Cardiologist heart clearance
- Opthalmologist clearances
- Hips and Elbows evaluated by PennHIP, OFA and OVC
- We utilize Optigen testing to make sure our puppies will not go blind from PRA
- Our breeding stock is cleared yearly by an opthalmologist, past when they are being used in our breeding program.
- None of our dogs have yet to be afflicted with Pigmentary Uveitis, also known as PU. Our foundation bitch,
Ch.Citrine A New Atti-Two'd is still eye clear at 11 years of age.
Just like humans, statistically, there will be always be a certain number of dogs produced that may have problems -- this is why we screen for these disorders in our breeding stock.
Hip dysplasia is a polygentic disease. We cannot control how you raise your puppy after it leaves here. We have done our part in performing the recommended health clearances, therefore do not guarantee or warrantee
for it. If a breeder does not clearly list the hip, elbow, eye & heart clearances of their breeding stock easily their website -- they probably don't have those
health clearances on their dogs, and typically those dogs will not come from generations of healthy, screened dogs.
Our breeding program is a result of several generations of consecutive health clearances, to maximize the chances of producing healthy dogs. The
health clearances of all of our goldens over the age of 2 years of age.
We do not breed dogs with epilepsy, seizures, allergies, hot spots, skin disorders, chronic ear infections, have tested abnormally for thyroid,
or are not free from esophageal disorders.
SHADES OF GOLDEN RETRIEVERS:
Color is the last virtue of importance in the realm of important factors that we consider when breeding our dogs. We do do not breed for any particular color.
Although most of our dogs are light golden in color, our main focus is health,
temperament and longevity. We do our best to accommodate from what is in a litter depending on when their reservation was received.
Shown Above: one of our boy puppies enjoying playground equipment dressed up for Halloween! He now lives in Boston, MA
Golden retrievers in any country exist in shades of gold, from cream to mahogany, of which white does not exist. There are some who use false
marketing schemes to deceive buyers. Breeders who market their golden retriever puppies by color such as, "white, platinum, or creme" often fail to
health test breeding stock for hips,elbows, eyes and hearts, much less breed from generations of health tested dogs.
Shown Above: Ice, in FL, supply support for his eating infant family member.
Shown: One of our ChestR-Bouquet puppies in training
The typical temperament and activity level of our dogs varies from a more laid back dog
who is quieter and settles in the house, to a medium activity lvel ---but ready and happy to do whatever activity you want to do.
Both the sire and dam of all puppies bred at Mattiaci have been selected for their sensible temperaments they not only possess, but
produce. Stud dogs used in our breeding program are dogs I have not only seen and met in person, but must compliment my bitches on many
levels: structurally, generations of health clearances, and
the temperament of a willing to please dog that harmoniously
lives in our home. By 7 weeks I know the individual personalities,
characteristics, and temperaments of each puppy and can match them best
to the right family.
Male or Female? Typically the deciding factor is size. Golden retrievers are upland game hunting dogs bred to retrieve game from your boat or on land.
Females are 55-65 pounds and males
65-75 pounds. To view the AKC Golden Retriever Breed standard click here: AKC Golden Retriever.
Shown above, Mattiaci Beau-Syrah puppy "Daisy" Stevenson of Fairbanks, AK with her first grouse.
RESERVING A PUPPY:
There are many golden retrievers being bred, yet the availability of well bred goldens being bred with all of their health clearances is limited.
If you would like to purchase one our of golden retriever puppies, we welcome e-mails as an initial start of contact. We do not post our phone number on our website. A copy of our sales contract
and reservation form can be e-mailed to homes with litter information. Many people like to plan about 4 months ahead. It's not uncommon that puppies in our litters are reserved before the
litter is even born. We can really only plan for litters 4 months in advance. If you know roughly what your timeline is, your best bet is to contact us no sooner than 4 months prior.
How puppies are chosen:
How do we pick out which puppies go where? We match our puppies to their owners lifestyle and activity level as best we can,
so each home gets their "pick puppy." No home knows exactly which puppy they are getting
until AFTER the puppies are graded at 7 weeks of age. We welcome a list of
favorites from the photos we e-mail weekly to homes who have sent deposits. Show puppies are
chosen first, for homes who compete with their dogs in AKC events. The balance of puppies are paired with their families beginning with the 1st reservation down to
the last with their needs and preferences in mind. The owners either choose from a puppies we have matched with their
preferences of activity level, and other preferences or ask us to choose which puppy is best for them. Puppies can begin to be picked up no earlier than 8 weeks of age.
Puppies cannot be travel by air until 8 weeks of age.
We prefer homes visit us, our dogs, and how they are raised prior to or when it is time for their puppy or dogs to join them. For homes wanting
to fly with their puppy back to where they live, we fly frequently with our show dogs and offer transport
options at:our Puppy Shipping page.
take your puppy or dog on an airline here.
We do not sell to third parties, brokers, or dealers. We want to know who has our dogs, and where every one of our dogs are.
There are Mattiaci golden retriever puppies residing in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado
Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii
Shown Above: A Han-Gander son "Laker" at 4 months of age.
"Jacie" Turpin (WA)
Click HERE to return to the main page:
Mattiaci Golden Retrievers.
"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."
Shown Above: Zack Warner (MA), ready to go trick or treating with the kids! He now lives in Boston, MA
Shown above: Abra. Our late, great, Champion Quillmark Tear Up The Tundra CD with her liter.
Contacting Us: Mattiaci Golden Retrievers
In lieu of a long "application," we prefer to learn about our homes if they call or e-mail, telling us about their history and homes for dogs on their own, in their
own words.Our "puppy questionnaire" and "application" is very simple:
- What state do you live in?
- what is your background in dogs?
- what kind of a home do you have for dogs?
- are you searching for a male, or a female?
Our waiting list for puppies starts about 4 months in advance. We often have homes fly or drive out to meet our dogs in person, and fly or drive out
to pick their puppies after 7 weeks of age.
** Once our puppies are born, we become a "closed kennel" for the safety and health of our puppies. This means no visitation until
after our puppies have been vaccinated.
It is not necessary to call or e-mail solely for pricing information, prices are clearly listed on my litter information page and for any
To be seriously considered for one of our puppies you need tell us about your home for dogs. We only want the best homes for our dogs, and have lifetime relationships and are always available for
For more information about a Mattiaci goldens or any litter information, "Click Below" on the blue highlighted text.
Mattiaci Golden Retrievers or type into your e-mail field: firstname.lastname@example.org
Garrison & Bozeman, MT. Visitors by appointment only.
The vendor who hand makes my puppy collars is offering a 15% discount...if you're looking for a larger collar or want to co-ordinate your pets for the holidays!
Use code: florencegolden
Shown Above: Our 207 acre ranch & mountains next to it.
ClickHEREto return to the main page:
Mattiaci Golden Retrievers.