FAQs

Q. When do you plan to have another litter of Golden Retriever puppies?

Answer
We like to think of our puppy program equal to that of a small batch distillery. We produce quality pups in small batches once or twice a year. Our pups are raised in our home and the parents are on premises. We breed when the time is right for our dogs and us. If your interested in a Moose Golden Retriever, use our contact form to be updated on litter announcements.

Q. Does the name Moose Goldens mean your dogs are large?

Answer
No. The name Moose just stuck, being folks who enjoy being outdoors and Moose sighting in Maine, the name just felt right. Our dogs have a field pedigree. Field dogs are often slim, muscular and athletic. Our males run on average 65lbs to 75lbs and females average 50lbs to 70lbs.

Q. Are your dogs registered AKC?

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Yes. All our dogs are fully registered with the American Kennel Club. Plus, we will register each litter with the AKC. Our golden retriever puppies will come with limited AKC registration, this means we don't allow breeding of our dogs until certain criteria are met, the limited registration prevents and offspring from being registered until the limitation is lifted. If you wish to purchase a puppy for future breeding please let us know and we can discuss this further.

Q. Do you compete with your dogs?

Answer
No. Our dogs are family members and outdoor adventurers. They're fantastic with kids, travel partners, and all-round best friends. This does not mean the puppies we produce cannot compete, work, hunt, become therapy dogs and more, in fact, Marty Moose comes from a long line of professionals such as master hunters and his father was a NYS certified search and rescue dog.

Q. Is a Golden Retriever right for me?

Answer
Golden Retrievers are fantastic dogs and they're a great addition to most families, but goldens do have some important requirements. First, goldens, especially young dogs, love to run and play. In-fact they require this time to keep their mind and body healthy. It's very important to understand this. If you have a busy lifestyle, always on the run and must leave your dog at home for long periods of time, then a golden retriever puppy is probably not the best dog for you. When a golden is not given ample exercise and left unattended there is the possibility they can form destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture, carpets, and more, plus training becomes much more difficult. This could all result in an unfavorable relationship with you and your dog.

Q. How much do your puppies cost?

Answer
We anticipate our next litter pricing will be $2,900 with limited AKC registration, $4,300 with full AKC registration breeding rights. A deposit is required after an application is approved.

Q. Do you take deposits for a future litter?

Answer
We are not currently taking deposits for future litters, but this may change in the near future.

Q. Are your dogs OFA certified?

Answer
Marty has passed hips, eyes, cardiac, and elbow exams. Maggie's OFA is pending. We also are planning OFA certifications for Mocha and Miles in 2023.

Q. Do you do genetic testing on your dogs?

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Yes, we have genetic test results for both Maggie and Marty which we can make available to interested people upon request. We also are planning genetic testing for Mocha and Miles very soon.