How to make a Red-Dawn Golden Retriever puppy your very own:
We appreciate you taking the time to read this page to learn about our process. We value puppy buyers who do their research. To see specific available puppies, visit this Available Puppies page:
Overview of Red-Dawn puppy placement
Thank you for considering a Red-Dawn as the breeder of your future English Creme Golden Retriever as your next family member. We are located 1 hour north of Dallas Texas. The breeder, Alicia Dawn, has bred and shown Goldens since the mid 1980’s. To learn more about Alicia, check out the About Us page.
A few times per year we breed Golden Retriever litters. Our depositors often wait 4-12 months for a puppy once placing a deposit.
We post our Golden Retriever puppies on our Facebook page after they are 6 weeks or older and have not been reserved. This happens only occasionally therefor watching our Facebook page is not a good way to find a puppy. If you are interested in a future puppy, please fill out our Puppy Application. We will then inform you of upcoming litters that match your criteria.
Colors we produce:
The majority of our litters are shades that English Creme Golden Retrievers come in: white, cream, light golden. We also produce occasional litters in medium golden, dark golden and red.
Heath & Raising protocol:
First, all parents are fully health tested and certified with OFA, CERF and DNA. Second, parents (including Grandparents/ Great Grandparents) have testing and certification of Clear/Normal health for Hips and Elbows (no dysplasia) Heart, Eyes (by the ophthalmologist), Thyroid, Patellas and in good overall health.
Parents are DNA tested:
These are the following DNA health tests performed on the parent dogs to insure your puppy can not inherit the following disorders:
PRA Progressive Retinal Atrophy (blindness)
PRCD Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (blindness)
Von Willdebrands 1 & 2 (hemophilia)
Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy, Cystinuria, Centronuclear Myopathy, Elliptocytosis, Exercise-Induced Collapse, Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, Hyperuricosuria, Muscular Dystrophy, Myotubular Myopathy 1, Narcolepsy, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, Retinal Dysplasia/Osculoskeletal Dysplasia 1, Skeletal Dysplasia 2
What Red-Dawn Goldens offer:
We give a 2 year written health guarantee. Puppies come to you up-to-date on deworming, given flea & heartworm prevention and vet checked. We raise our Golden Retriever puppies with the “Super Puppy” method using ENS for the first two weeks. Our puppies are Volhard Temperament tested for a perfect placement with you. We feed Life’s Abundance super premium dog food, plus raw food and NuVet Plus supplement. Our litters are Micro chipped with Home Again. We train our puppies to eliminate in the litter box plus to potty and also use the dog door and go on the grassmat. Our English Golden Retrirver Puppies are super socialized with children, raised in the house and pre-spoiled.
How much is are available Golden Retriever puppies?
All puppies are $2500 (plus 8.25% Texas Sales Tax). $500 of the $2500 is paid up front as a Deposit to be placed on our master deposit wait list. The $2000 remaining purchase price plus $206 tax is due once your puppy is chosen at 8 weeks of age.
How do I make a deposit?
Please click here to Place a Deposit for a puppy
— please place a note specifying the mother of litter, sex of puppy or any other info you want us to know on what your desire
How the Pick Order/ Deposit process works for the available Golden Retriever puppies:
Red-Dawn has been blessed with many referrals and repeat puppy buyers. Depositors may have to wait 4-12 months for a puppy based on how often we have a litter. God continues to bless us with healthy puppies, but we have no control over what mothers are able to get pregnant or how many puppies are born in each litter. Our mother dogs are pets first, consequently, we limit the amount of litters each girl has. The maximum is 4 litters. Most our girls have 0-2 in their lifetime.
We review your answers on the Puppy Application and contact you by phone or email.
After deciding if a Red-Dawn puppy is a good choice for your home, you may put a $500 deposit to go on our master deposit list.
Depositors receive notifications of litters when they are born. You tell us when you are interested in a litter.
Depositors are placed on a litter of interest in the order of seniority of deposits received. The more litters that pass the higher a depositors pick order seniority rises on a future litter. You may not have a high enough seniority of deposit to be on the first litter of interest.
Depositors are given 2 weeks to respond after a litter is announced. After the 2 week deadline we establish a pick order for that litter (based on the seniority of deposits). If you are not happy with your pick number for your litter of interest, you may move off that litter and wait on a future litter of interest.
You choose a puppy at 8 weeks of age, in addition puppies go home on that day. Depositors are given a 1 hour appointment in order of their pick order for that litter. Choice of puppy can be made in person or over the phone/videos. On puppy choosing day we help you make the choice by discussing each puppy’s Volhard temperament test results and our opinion of each pup’s temperament. But if you are not happy with your choices, we can move your deposit to a future litter if there is not a good puppy match for you. Deposits are not refundable but they are transferable to future litters.