Wagshaven Golden Retrievers
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Bruce N
Bruce N

Wagshaven Golden Retrievers

LocationToowoomba, QLD

Newborn litter

Pups ready to go home now
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Wagshaven is a small breeder of Golden Retrievers based In Toowoomba, committed to raising healthy, intelligent, and well-tempered companions. Our breeding dogs undergo comprehensive health screenings, including x-ray screening of the hip and elbow; Cardiac Health Certificate; eyes are tested for hereditary eye…

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  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

4 puppies available

Newborn & Planned Litters

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Our puppies are enriched with a range of sensory play activities and raised in the home, exposed to all the sounds of your typical house such as vacuum cleaners, TV and music. They are regularly handled every day, meeting a range of adults and children.

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Health

Our breeding dogs undergo comprehensive health screenings, including x-ray screening of the hip and elbow; Cardiac Health Certificate; eyes are tested for hereditary eye diseases to obtain a Clear Eyes Certificate from a registered veterinary ophthalmologist; and full breed DNA health screening for genetic diseases.…

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Home environment

Wagshaven puppies are born and raised in our family home, where they are treated as cherished family members and exposed to a busy family life with many noises, children and visitors. Our puppies also have access to outdoor play, activities and experiences.

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Included with our puppies

Wagshaven Golden Retriever puppies come with: • Starter pack of Eukanuba puppy food • Comfort blanket with mother’s scent • Microchipping and vaccination records • MDBA Registration Certificate (Limited) • “A Practical Guide to Buying and Raising a Happy Healthy Golden Retriever Puppy” paperback book by Jane…

Health Tests

Core Tests(3/3)

Wagshaven Golden Retrievers conducts 3 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Golden Retriever.

Elbow Dysplasia

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow…

Elbow Dysplasia

Eye Certificate

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An eye certificate means the breeder has had their breeding dogs examined by a veterinary…

Eye Certificate

Hip Dysplasia

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…

Hip Dysplasia

Additional Tests

Wagshaven Golden Retrievers conducts 9 additional tests available for the Golden Retriever.

dna iconGenetic Test

Congenital eye malformations in Golden Retrievers result from a mutation of the SIX6 gene. These malformations can present as a range of different eye conditions, ranging from poor vision to blindness in one or both eyes. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying the affected gene.

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Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is a congenital skin disease that causes fragile skin, blisters, ulceration, and skin scarring. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

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A heart certificate indicates that a breeding dog has been screened for heart disease such as DCM or MMVD. Auscultation alone is only accepted as a screening method if performed by a veterinary cardiologist or a GP vet certifying an OFA Basic Cardiac Screen. Echocardiography is an accepted screening method via GP or cardiologist.

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This is a serious genetic skin disease that causes flaky dry skin and footpad problems. It can occur in many breeds but is fairly common in Golden Retrievers. There is a DNA test to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease and could pass it on to their puppies.

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Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a neurodegenerative disorder found in many breeds of dog. 7 varieties have been identified so far, affecting different breeds. There are DNA tests for each type, to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as ‘brittle bone disease’, is an inherited disease in both humans and animals, causing bone fragility and fracturing. As it is a genetic disease, breeding parents can be tested to ensure it is not passed onto their puppies.

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration of the retina and eventually, blindness. There are a variety of sub-types of PRA, which can occur in various breeds. There are various DNA tests available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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Skeletal Dysplasia is an inherited form of dwarfism which causes the leg bones to grow much shorter than is proportional for the body. Affected legs will be short and slightly bowed outwards. Often the forelimbs are more affected than the hindlimbs, which can make the condition more difficult to spot in subtle cases. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

Australia States

Transportation options

Australia States

Wagshaven Golden Retrievers will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:

QLD
NSW
ACT
NT
VIC
SA

Getting your puppy home

Wagshaven Golden Retrievers supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.

In person puppy pick up
Meet the breeder in person for puppy pick ups
Ground transport service
Supportive of on-the-road pet transport by car or van
Domestic air travel by plane
Supportive of domestic air transport by plane

Badges of Recognition

RightPaw Verified BadgeMDBA Registered

About the Breeder

Credentials

State registration

BIN0014480795513

Association

MDBA

Association number

30392

Prefix

Wagshaven

Breeding since

2024

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Bruce can get to know you.
A$2,500 - A$3,000

$500 holding deposit payable if you wish to be put on our wait list. Deposit is fully refundable if you choose not to take a pup. Balance due at delivery. Cash accepted or bank transferred funds must be cleared prior to pick up.

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A$2,500 - A$3,000