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Mochavulin Golden Retrievers is Registered with the Kennel Union in South Africa. We aim to produce healthy, well adjusted, Golden Retrievers suitable for all disciplines (working, therapy, showing, companions for pet owners).
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Please note because we do not breed often, we are no longer able to take prospective puppy owners onto our waiting list. We will try our best to help you find a puppy from a reputable, ethical breeder if you contact us (via email or Whatsapp) - but at this stage we are not planning any litters that will have availability for 2024.
- A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.
- A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! S/he gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important Show into this years "vacation".
- The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee!) in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.
- The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. S/he disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
- A Breeders lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.
- A Breeders hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.
- A Breeders back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to Show the next choice pup to a Championship.
- A Breeders shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
- A Breeders arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.
- A Breeders ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine- tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.
- A Breeders eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to their own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to the competitions faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.
- A Breeders brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer. It's so full of knowledge that some- times it blows a fuse: it catalogues thousands of good bonings, fine ears, and perfect heads...and buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.
- The Breeders heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting... and it's always in the right place !
- Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are BREEDERS!!
We FEED and Recommend Hills
We feed Hills to our own dogs and recommend Hills to all our Puppy Owners. Our puppies are raised on Hills from birth to weaning and they get their Hills Welcome Pack together with the Puppy Pack. We also feed our females Hills Puppy from the time that we start planning a litter and return to the normal Adult food after the puppies has gone to their forever homes! We have proven that by feeding Hills, our puppies grow up strong, their health checks for Hip and Elbow displaysia is improved and the puppies "grow" a bit slower, allowing for their bones and growth plates to close accordingly to their age. We have found that by feeding Hills Puppy kibble and Hills Puppy tins, also prevent runny tummies once they start their weaning from mommy! We provide all our puppy owners with a large bag of Hills Puppy food to ensure that our puppies remain on Hills (to avoid any tummy upsets by changing over to a different diet in their new homes). We recommend that all new owners keep feeding their puppies on Hills - at the very minimum until they are 18 months old!
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