1. What is the difference between English cream and American Golden Retriever?
First of all, they are the same breed. They are both recognized and registered through the AKC. The English Cream means they are from European lines. There are a few main differences in the European lines and American lines.
- Health: the English Cream Golden Retriever (ECGR ) versa American Golden Retriever (AGR) . ECGR tend to have less cancer. Golden retrievers tend to suffer from cancer in high percentages. The ECGR is 37 % where the AGR is 62%. The life span for ECGR is 15% longer than the AGR.
- Structure: the ECGR is a heaver built with a blocker head and is shorter in heightheighth . The AGR tends to be taller and have a longer muzzle.
- Color: ECGR tend to be lighter in color than the average AGR. There are no white golden retrievers, they are all a gold color. Colors range from cream to almost red.
2. Where are you located?
We are located in the small town of Home in Indiana Co, PA.
3. Do you ship and what is cost of shipping?
We ship both ground and air. We use the Pittsburgh International Airport for our air needs. The cost varies and needs to be paid in full before pup ships. Price range from $350 to $550 for pups.
4. What is the difference in Limited or Full AKC registration?
Limited registration is for the family who is only getting a pet. They have no plans on showing or breeding the pup . The pup is being sold with a spayed or neuter contract.
Full AKC is for the family planning on showing or breeding the pup in the future. There is extra fee for Full AKC.
5. What comes with the pup?
- Health record with de-worming and vaccinations dates.
- Vet check
- AKC papers or CKC
- Microchip number pre register
- Puppy food
- Bloom Supreme supplement
- 30 days health insurance
- scent toy
6. Is puppy house trained?
Pups are not house trained. We start them on a doggy door and potty boxes. I recommend crate training your pup. Pups usually have no real bladder contoll until 12 weeks of age.
7. Does puppy have a health warranty?
Pups are sold with a 2 yr limited warranty.
8. Does parents have health testing?
The test that have been performed is listed on the dogs profile . If requested I can send you a copy of the test. All my dogs are micro-chipped and have numbers on test reports.
9. How to reserve a puppy?
With a deposit your pup will be held. The order the deposits come in is how we determine pick order. Deposits are non refundable, so make sure you want one before placing deposit.
10. What if I cant keep pup or adult dog purchased from Plumcreek Acres?
All fur babies are welcome back at anytime in their life. I will try to place pup or adult at a fair price. I will then deduct my cost and then send you a refund.
11. Is this breed good for apartments?
Golden retrievers are ok for apartment life as long as they are walked several times a day. Golden retrievers tend to get over weight if not active.
Irish Setter and Golden doodles need more exercise. They are not apartment dogs. They need space and do better with a fenced yard.
12. Will they shed?
The golden/Irish doodles will be low to no shed but require frequent brushing and grooming.
Irish Setters do shed and need grooming to prevent knots in long body and ear hair.
Golden Retrievers shed heavily in the spring. Keeping them brushed helps in the amount of hair found on floor.
13. Is the breed a good family pet?
YES!!! The Golden Retriever , Irish Setter and Golden/Irish Doodle are all great family dogs. Any breed can be a bad family pet if not worked with, loved and trained to have manners. None of these breeds make good watch dogs, they never meet a stranger.
14. Male or Female, what makes the best pets?
With my years of breeding I have been asked this question a million times. Here is my standard answer. This is just my opinion . If I could only own 1 dog and it was only a pet. I would get a male. They are more loving and tend to show more love to owners. Males are more to breed standard. Not all males lift their leg . Females can get bossy and more standoffish . Females tend to get over weight easier. They cost more and are more complicated to get fixed. If you don’t plan to get fixed themyou have to worry about all the male dogs and the mess of their cycle. Females tend to be smaller and lighter in weight. So it all comes down to what you prefer. Both sex of each breed are wonderful family pets.
15. How do I pick my puppy?
We welcome families to come to our house and visit with the pups and make your choice. If you live from out of town and need to pick by photo and personality traits then I will send photos of each available pup and a summary on personality. When it is your turn to pick you have only a couple days to make the choice so other families can pick their pup next in line. If you do not return emails, text or phone calls to let me know witch pup you want you could lose your place in pick order.
16. When can my puppy come home?
Pups can not leave until they are 8 weeks old. I will not let pups leave sooner.
18. Will I need to take my pup to the vet?
All pups are vet checked before they leave, but you have to have the pup vet checked by your vet to be covered by warranty. You must have them seen by your vet within the first 5 days. Please make your appointment before picking up your pup. There are no exceptions, all pups need a vet check.
19. Will my pup have vaccines?
All pups are started on the vaccines schedule. I will let you know which ones he/she has had already.
20. Why Bloom Supreme supplements?
Bloom has been in business for over 60 yrs. It is proven safe for all diets. I have tested it on my own dogs and love the results. No hot spots, good hips , great coats and no health issues in my breeding stock. It is cost efficient , great tasting and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. I feed a supplement and recommend it for all pups leaving here. I feed it to help promote overall good health.
21. What puppy food should I feed my dogs?
I recommend TLC puppy food that is what we feed and what puppy will be sent home on. I recommend to keep the dog on the food he/she is already on. It helps prevent GI issues.
we not recommend grain free diet .https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/health/grain-free-dog-food-heart-disease.html
22. What is the difference in F1 and F1B Golden/Irish Doodle?
F1 is 50 percent Golden Retriever/ Irish Setter and 50 percent Poodle. F1 will be low to no shed.
F1B is 25 percent Golden Retriever/ Irish Setter and 75 percent Poodle. F1B will most likely be no shed.
23. How big should my puppy be as an adult?
Golden Retriever height 21 to 24 inches at the shoulder . Weight 50 to 80lbs.
Golden Doodle (standard) 22 to 26 inches at the shoulder. Weight 55lbs to 90lbs.
Irish Setter height 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder. Weight 65 to 75lbs.
24. Is the puppy leash trained. NO your puppy is not leash trained . If you are purchase an older pup or dog they are trained or started on leash.
25. How do you socialize your pups . Pups are socialized by weekly vivits of groups of teenagers and childern of friends and families. I work with pups daily to descentize them to loud sounds to help with anxiety during storms or fireworks.
26. What is a good ear cleaner: do to the fact goldens,setters,poodles and doodle all suffer from ear issues. I share my homemade ear treatment. Some dogs have ear issues due to allergies or water in the ear with swiming.
Ear Cleaner for DOGS
4 TBSP Vinegar
1 tsp Boric Acid
½ tsp rubbing alcohol
- Mix Boric Acid and vinegar together until boric acid is dissolved.
- Add rubbing alcohol
How to use
- Fill ear canal and message ear
- Take cotton balls and rub gently to
remove wax and debris.
- Repeat daily until ear is clean. I also apply
boric acid with a blush brush after ear is
After bath or swimming apply boric acid to ear and canal. I use a blush brush. Vinegar and Boric Acid kills bacteria and fungus .