Feb 7, 2024 – 2024 has turned into an exciting year here at the ranch. Dixie’s puppies are headed to their permanent homes this weekend. Mandy’s puppies have their Vet appointment on Friday, then they will be headed to their new homes on Feb 24th.
I’m very happy to see all these puppies go home for two reasons 1) the first is obvious: I’m in the business of matching my puppies with loving families. 2) the second isn’t quite so obvious, but very important: I AM OUT OF ROOM! If you go to the “Upcoming Litters” page, you will see why! Like I said, it’s been an exciting year.
Thanks to everyone for your support. We couldn’t do this without you.
Dec 22, 2023 – A lot of exciting news on the puppy front as we finish 2023 and move into 2024. The Dixie+Jax litter has already arrived (Dec 15th), with 4 boys and 6 girls. The Mandy+Gunner litter isn’t far behind, with their expected due date on/around Dec 29th. Then the fun begins. Expected Januarty/February litters:
Jan 18th – Gunner + Shirley puppies due
Jan 25th – Jax + Pinky puppies due
Jan 28th – Fonzie+ Joanie puppies due
Feb 8th – Gunner + Pearl puppies due
Feb 8th – Jax + Abby puppies due
That’s SEVEN litters in less than 2 months. Our welcome center is designed to fit 4 litters at the same time, so yes… we are currently retrofitting the welcome center to create much-needed space.
Feb 25, 2023 – Mandy has shown significant progress gaining her weight back since I put her on a higher carb/high protein diet. Because of this progress, there’s no need to hold her back this upcoming heat cycle (expected within the next few weeks). She has been paired with Gunner. We will see if nature takes it’s course. Mandy will be skipping her next heat cycle if she has puppies this go-around.
Ginger and Riley are expected to enter their heat cycles next month. This will be Riley’s final litter. She’s being retired so she can enjoy the rest of her life as a spoiled house pet. Riley will be rehomed, but only to the right situation and right family. If interested, please send me an email so we can discuss.
Feb 6, 2023 – I always love to see puppies from Gunner and Abby’s litters. They are always the darkest puppies by a mile. This go around, we will be holding back two females to add to our breeding program. We’ve got our eyes on Yellow, Pink, and Purple collars. Definitely going to watch how they develop.
** Again, sorry. All puppies are spoken for in this litter. If you’re interested in getting a puppy from a future litter, please fill out the information on the “Contact Us” page so we can get you added to the contact list! **
Dec 12, 2022 – Ginger’s puppies (8 girls) and Riley’s puppies (2 boys, 2 girls) have arrived. All puppies are spoken for!
Dec 4, 2022 – Ginger has delivered her puppies on Dec 2nd (all 8 were girls!). We are expecting Riley’s litter within the week. We have 13 deposits for these two litters and we are not accepting any additional deposits until the puppies are born. Thank you everyone for your understanding.
Also, I have added a new page to this site entitled “Upcoming Litters”. Although it’s far from exact, it should serve as a semi-accurate guide for upcoming litters in 2023. Go check it out!
October 21 – Mandy and Gunner had a litter of 8: 6 boys and 2 girls, on September 25th. Those puppies are all spoken for and are thriving!
Our next expected litters will be from Jax and Riley, Jax and Ginger. Those two litters are expected around the first of December. The puppies will be ready to go home just before Valentine’s Day if our schedule holds true. Anyone interested in a Valentine’s Day puppy should fill out the “contact us” section of this website so I can get you added to the contact list!
July 8 – Tomorrow is the last day of puppy pick ups. Thank you to everyone who has gotten a puppy from us. We will take a 3 week break and then we are expecting to jump right back into action again with a litter from Dixie and Jax! More to come as the information develops.
Also, we are working with a processor to make payments/deposits right here on the website instead of using Venmo/PayPal/CashApp, etc. We are hoping to go live with deposits for this upcoming litter.
3/11/2022 – **PUPPY UPDATE!**
The end of April/beginning of May is going to be a busy time for us. We are projecting 4, yes FOUR! litters within 3 weeks of each other. Here is the upcoming projected litter schedule:
April 27 – Zoey x Jax puppies due (This will be Zoey’s last litter. She will be retired, spayed, and enjoy the next chapter of her life as our lazy housedog and travel partner).
May 1 – Abby x Gunner puppies due
May 11 – Riley x Jax puppies due
May 13 – Ginger x Jax puppies due
With an average of 8-9 puppies per litter, we can expect to have in the range of 32-36 puppies ready to go home in the June/July months, just in time for summer! If you are interested in getting a puppy from us, please fill out the “contact us” section so I can get you added to the contact list.
Also, if you’ll look at the “Fab 5” picture on the front page, pictured from left to right, (top row) Jax – Riley – Zoey – Dixie, (bottom row) Ginger.
Thanks everyone! I look forward to hearing from you.
3/9/2022- Puppy pickup day was held here at Big Lake Goldens on 3/5! What a fantastic day for this event with clear skies and temps in the mid-70’s! We had a great time seeing all the happy faces. We love our Big Lake Goldens family!
12-28-21: A huge thank you to everyone who have come by to pick up their puppies. We still have 4 more pick ups scheduled this week and then we will begin the process all over again with January’s litters. Because we had so many deposits that got pushed from December to January, we are going to delay deposit day until after the puppies are born.
11-30-21 – Thank you to everyone on the Contact List who participated in preliminary deposit day for the Christmas puppies. We sold out pretty quickly and there were quite a few participants who elected to get pushed to the January litters. Please make sure you “like” the Facebook page where you can see all our latest updates!
8-11-21 – We are still on track for Christmas puppies. We expect to start seeing some activity with Jax and Riley, Jax and Zoey in the upcoming weeks. If the schedule holds, puppies are expected in late October which means they’ll be ready to go home for Christmas! Get your name added to the contact list by filling out the “Contact Us” section!
6/19/21 – pictures from puppy pickup day. We had a great time. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are so excited you’ve found puppies that will be a part of your families for years and years to come.
5/6/21 – Zoey and Riley both had litters last week. Unfortunately, all puppies are already spoken for. It seems the trend (at least for the last several litters) is to get your name on the contact list. We have sold out, without exception, on each preliminary deposit day throughout 2020 and into 2021. Preliminary deposit day occurs about 2 weeks before the puppies are born. I do this to give our contact list people first shot at obtaining a puppy. You can be added to the contact list by filling out the “Contact Us” section. Pictured from left to right: Zoey and her 9 puppies (born 4-25-21), Riley and her 10 puppies (born 4-26-21).
3/17/21 – We just had puppy pick up day last weekend on March 13. We had such a great time! Met plenty of new friends who were so excited to finally meet their new fur babies. Can’t wait to do this again with our next round of puppies.
2/19/21 – Riley and Zoey have completed their year-long R&R. They have bounced back from their last litters tremendously and are both beautiful and healthy. I am expecting puppies from these two in May. Please let me know if you’d like to be added to the contact list by filling out the “contact us” section.
12/5/20 – We are projected to have two litters in late January, 2021. However, our waiting list is completely full for these litters. We are not adding any more names at this time. If you are interested in puppies from our May litters, please fill out the “contact us” section so I can get you added to the contact list. Thanks so much for your support!
10/7/20 – We are still on track for January/February litters. A few of the families who were in place for these litters have opted out, leaving only two spots accounted for, which is good news to people looking to get a puppy.
If you are interested in obtaining a puppy in January/February, please fill out the “contact us” section so I can get you added to the contact list. We will begin taking deposits for January’s litters in late December or early January.
8/12/20 – Just wanted to post a fresh update. Thank you to everyone who participated in the selections for our current litters. We wound up having a great deal of interest, where we received more deposits than puppies. Five families, who placed deposits for the current litters, but were not able to get a puppy this go-around, have all opted to move their deposits to the upcoming litters. This means the first five positions will already be accounted for on the first 2 litters of 2021, expected in middle January to early February. Thanks everyone!
6/26/20 – Thank you to everyone who inquired about puppies from the upcoming litters. I’m sorry to say our waiting list is full (very full) and there is no room for additional names at this time I will make the announcement if anything changes. The next expected litters will be in February, 2021. Thanks everyone for your support!
6/3/20 – Dixie and Ginger have completed their heat cycles. We anticipate two litters in mid to late July from these two. We are very excited and will update the website as we get closer with pregnancy confirmations.
If you were interested please fill out the “contact us” section so I can add you to the contact list
** These will be the last two litters at the $850 price point. Due to increased overhead, we are forced to move to $950 starting Fall 2020
4/27/20 – we have received the maximum number of preliminary deposits for the upcoming litters. Thank you to everyone who made the decision to get a puppy from us. We are beyond thankful you chose us to go through this process with you. Stay tuned to the Big Lake Goldens Facebook page for photos and videos as we get closer!
4/7/20 – We are expecting two litters to be born on May 10th (Zoey) and May 17th (Riley). I have begun accepting names for the contact list. Those on the contact list will have first right of refusal on puppy deposits. If, after 72 hours, not all puppies are spoken for, I will make the announcement on the Big Lake Goldens Facebook page so the general public can place deposits on the remaining puppies. All non-refundable deposits are $250 and will be applied towards the purchase price ($850) of the puppy.
If you are interested in being placed on the contact list, please fill out the information on the “contact us” section.
3/12/20- Jax and Zoey are mating this week. Puppies will be available in about 8-9 weeks. As soon as pregnancy is confirmed, I will be accepting deposits.