Scout and Pumpkin’s Litter

One of the babies from Pumpkin’s litter in Caroline’s arms.

UPDATE AS OF November 3, 2015: Liberty Run’s Pumpkin gave birth to three baby boys and four baby girls on October 22, 2015.  They will be ready to leave our farm and go to their new homes on December 17, 2015. (Maryland law says puppies go home at 8 weeks of age.)

Sorry, puppies in this litter are now reserved.

Scout has a tremendous track record of producing very traditional-looking and healthy Goldens. More importantly, they’re easy to train.  The babies from this litter will make exceptionally happy and healthy companions.

See these babies on the Liberty Run Puppy Cam

About the parents:

Scout Pumpkin
Scout
OFA (hips and elbows), CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Scout is an ideal male Golden Retriever. He’s calm, intelligent, healthy, and very devoted to his mama (Suzanne).
Liberty Run's Pumpkin
OFA (hips and elbows), CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Pumpkin is a terrific mom and the ideal Golden. She’s calm in all weather. Confident. Fun Loving. Especially loves the water.
Scout’s Parents Pumpkin’s Parents
Dexter
Dexter
Shelby
Shelby
Samson
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Samson – the most awesomest doggie, ever!
Maybelle

OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.  Very smart, very devoted to her “momma”.

 

 

 

Scout and Boo’s Litter

boo_pups_2015UPDATE: Liberty Run’s Playing Peek-a-Boo gave birth to four baby boys and seven baby girls on February 9, 2015.  They will be ready to leave our farm and go to their new homes on April 6, 2015.  (Maryland law says puppies can go to their new home at 8 weeks of age.)

Update: as of 3/8/15, all puppies from this litter have been reserved.

This is a repeat breeding – puppies from two previous litters have grown to be calm, healthy, and intelligent. Older siblings are the most laid-back puppies our kennel has ever produced. Scout has a tremendous track record of producing very traditional-looking goldens, but most importantly, they’re easy to train.  We expect babies from this litter to be exceptional companions.

About the Parents:

Scout Peek-a-boo
Scout
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Scout is an ideal male Golden Retriever. He’s calm, intelligent, healthy, and very devoted to his mama (Suzanne).
Peek-a-Boo
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Peek-a-Boo is one of the sweetest doggies you’ll ever meet. Visitors always comment about her beautiful eyes.  People who know animals know you can tell a lot about a creature by the eyes.  
Scout’s Parents Peek-a-boo’s Parents
Dexter
Dexter
Shelby
Shelby
Patton
Patton
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Patton has sired only healthy, calm, and intelligent babies.
Buttercup
Golden-Retriever-with-puppies-buttercup
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.  A super Golden Retriever if there ever was one.

 

 

Scout and Julianna’s Litter

Nine babies from Juliana's Feb 2015 litter. They're just hours old in this picture.

Nine babies from Juliana’s Feb 2015 litter. They’re just hours old in this picture.

UPDATE AS OF February 10, 2015: Liberty Run’s Juliana gave birth to five baby boys and four baby girls on February 5, 2015.  They will be ready to leave our farm and go to their new homes on April 2, 2015.  (Maryland law says puppies go home at 8 weeks of age.)

Babies in this litter are reserved.

This is a repeat breeding – puppies from their previous litter have grown to be calm, healthy, and intelligent. Scout has a tremendous track record of producing very traditional-looking goldens, but most importantly, they’re easy to train.  The babies from this litter will make exceptional companions.

About the parents:

Scout Julianna
Scout
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Scout is an ideal male Golden Retriever. He’s calm, intelligent, healthy, and very devoted to his mama (Suzanne).
Juliana-golden-retriever-breeders-md-va-dc
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Temperament: A+++
Juliana is the smartest dog we’ve ever met (she thinks she’s human). When she’s with you, she just can’t get close enough.  Everyone who visits tends to notice her out of the girls, here.
Scout’s Parents Julianna’s Parents
Dexter
Dexter
Shelby
Shelby
Patton
Patton
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.
Patton has sired only healthy, calm, and intelligent babies.
Jasmine
goldenretrieverpregnant-jasmine
OFA, CERF, and SAS clear.  One of the calmest, sweetest Goldens ever.

 

 

 

Upcoming Golden Retriever Puppies

agroup-golden-retriever-parentsLiberty Run’s Pumpkin has been bred. If she conceived, babies would arrive sometime in the beginning of June, 2016.

One of the most frequently asked question is, “when is your next litter?” Great question! Unfortunately it’s very difficult to answer. Why? Read the Did You Know? section just below.

Sorry, we don’t keep a waiting list, send emails, or make calls when babies arrive. We notify you through this website. If you’re interested in our upcoming litter (and we greatly appreciate your interest!), please check back here for the latest info. As soon as we know something, we post it.

Did you know?

A female golden usually comes into “season” once, maybe twice, a year. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when it’s going to happen, and that makes it difficult for us to know when we’ll have puppies in the near future.

The gestation period for doggies is only 61 to 63 days. (It’s so fast, puppies are born before they’re fully developed. Their eyes and ears aren’t open at birth – they’re still developing outside the womb. Pups are, however, born with a fully functioning sense of smell. Pretty cool.)  If one of mommas has been bred, we generally know when to expect new puppies.

Simba - a Golden Retriever Puppy from Liberty RunEvery now and then someone will write us asking something like, “are you planning a litter a year from now?” Good question! Unfortunately we can’t answer it because there’s no knowing when in the future one of our breeding moms will come into season. The best we can tell you is whether or not one of our females has come into season, or whether one has been bred.

Sometimes a female can be bred, become very large by day 61 (as if she really is pregnant), and then no babies come out. This scenario is known as a false pregnancy, and it happens more than you’d want to know. Because it can happen, we DON’T reserve puppies until they’re born. We don’t know how to reserve something that doesn’t exist, and we’re not anxious to take your money.

After we post here that a female has been bred, a popular question we receive is “do you know if she’s pregnant?” It’s a great question but one that’s difficult for us to answer because of false pregnancies. Here’s how we know our moms are pregnant: babies are born about 61 to 63 days after the breeding.  There is a pregnancy pee-test for doggies, but we don’t think it’s worth it, especially since nobody here’s thrilled about holding a pee-stick under a urinating Golden Retriever. Not to mention, it costs $500.00. The way we see it is we can wait the 61 days.

Some may tell you breeders can take a pregnant momma-doggy to the vet’s office for an x-ray. Although it is true, we believe it’s a bad idea. We believe x-rays are harmful to the babies that may be inside the momma dog, and we don’t think it’s wise to expose the momma doggy (and possible babies inside her) to potential viruses floating around the vet’s office. Lastly, pregnant mommas hate being moved – they just wanna stay put.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in our breeding program.  If you have any questions, please ask. It’s always nice to hear from you.

Check out what families who have our puppies say on Facebook. They post lots of updates about us on the Liberty Run Family Group page. A few of the most recent are shown in the column closest to the right. If you’re a FB user, follow this link to the actual page.

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