My family strongly desires a male puppy. How do I ensure myself a male puppy from you?

Patience and planning is key if you require a male puppy. The best way to guarantee yourself a male puppy is to contact GingerRun and inquire about future litter plans.  If a potential litter is of interest to you, place a deposit for a male puppy, and schedule an appointment to meet the dogs. After meeting the dogs, should you be unhappy with what you see your deposit will be returned with no questions asked.  Male puppies are in extremely high demand at this time and most often I have already reserved one for myself.

How do we put ourselves on your waiting list?

Come meet the parents and place a deposit on the litter. The number of puppies you have to choose from is determined based upon the receipt of deposit. For example, let's say I have a litter of eight puppies and I am keeping two for myself. If you are the first person to give me a deposit you will have first pick of the six remaining puppies. If you are the second person to give me a deposit, then you get you pick your puppy AFTER I take my two and AFTER the first person to give me a deposit chooses their puppy.

At what age can we pick our puppy?

At eight weeks. I intensely watch the puppies between the seventh and eighth week. At the end of the eighth week I will have chosen the puppy or puppies I plan on keeping.

Will my puppy have seen a vet before I take him/her home?

Yes. Your puppy will have had his/her first series of puppy shots, been wormed at least twice, and have a microchip implanted. All my puppies and adult dogs are cared for by David J. Lambert, DVM from Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital in Danielson, CT.

Can I meet the parents of the litter?

Absolutely! In fact, I always want you to meet the dam of the litter and other dogs related to your puppy BEFORE even viewing the puppies. I will always have the mother of the litter for you to meet, but usually will not have the sire of the litter on premise.

Do you provide a health guarantee with your puppies?

Yes, I do provide a health guarantee for each puppy. Essentially it says each family takes home a healthy companion. Should something happen with that companion, that could have been prevented through genetic testing and other health clearances by certified specialists, the companion will be replaced with a puppy from another litter provided that the guidelines outlined in the health guarantee were followed. This health guarantee also allows the family to keep the companion which they have fallen in love. Copies of the health guarantee are available for viewing prior to the purchase of a puppy.

How much are your puppies?

Puppies range in price depending on whether the puppy is sold as a family dog or as a show prospect. All show puppies are sold on a co-ownership only. The fee for a family puppy is $3500 (plus CT sales tax which comes to $3722.25) which includes the puppy adoption fee and the AKC reunite lifetime membership fee for the Lost Pet Alert Program.

Do you provide a bill of sale?

Yes. The bill of sale states the date you bought the puppy, the parents of the puppy, the amount paid for the puppy, and our signatures.

What is meant by "limited registration" on my AKC registration form?

All of my puppies are sold on a spay/neuter agreement and with a "limited registration". Should you breed your dog without my knowledge, and you attempt to register the litter, your litter application will be denied because your puppy was sold to you on a "limited registration". This means that the litter you produced will not be eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club. However, with a limited registration you can still compete in all AKC sponsored events such as obedience, rally, field trials, lure coursing and agility.

Can you remove my "limited registration"?

Yes. I can contact the AKC and have the registration changed from "limited registration" to a "full registration". However, this is only done on a case-by-case basis. In order for me to change a registration you must show me all four health clearances and proof of an AKC title in any AKC sponsored event. Once this is done we can discuss switching the registration.

What is the difference between a "show puppy" and a "family puppy"?

A puppy labeled as a "family puppy" is not of lesser quality or inferior to a puppy labeled as a "show puppy". The difference between the two is very subtle. For example, a show puppy may have a higher set tail than a family puppy, have a better shoulder layback, or have a more level topline when gaiting. All of the above traits will have absolutely no impact on how a family puppy matures and adjusts to life as a trustworthy and loyal family pet.

What if, for unforeseen circumstances, we can no longer keep the dog we bought from you?

Life happens and not always in predictable ways. If for whatever reason you cannot keep the dog you bought from me, PLEASE BRING THE DOG BACK! I will take the puppy back the day after you take it or twelve years down the road. I NEVER WANT ONE OF MY DOGS IN A SHELTER. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, THE DOGS I BREED WILL ALWAYS HAVE A HOME!

Do your dogs have their OFA hip, eye, heart, and elbow clearances?

Yes, all of my dogs have their hips and elbows evaluated by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Their hearts are examined  by certified cardiologists and their eyes are examined by certified canine ophthalmologists. Eye and heart results can also be verified through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website. Whenever possible additional genetic testing is performed through Paw Prints Genetics.

Where else can we find pictures and information regarding your dogs?

Like us on Facebook as GingerRun Golden Retrievers and follow us on Instagram as #gingerrungoldenretrievers. In both places you will find casual photos of my dogs, photos of puppies that I have bred, show wins, and occasionally litter announcements. 

GingerRun Golden Retrievers

Amy Burnim
Eastford, Connecticut


Phone number: 860-966-6603