Overdene Golden Retrievers

with an early Overdene - Summer 1956

with an early Overdene - Summer 1956

photo by: The Late Mr Myles L Haselden

Bryanstown Áine for Overdene (24.3.95-24.9.07)

Bryanstown Áine for Overdene (24.3.95-24.9.07)

photo by: Dave Burleigh

3 sisters behind all our current lines

3 sisters behind all our current lines

photo by: Merriol Haselden

Kyriaki & Gráinne go swimming - 9 May 2009

Kyriaki & Gráinne go swimming - 9 May 2009

photo by: Merriol Haselden

A small family of Golden Retrievers who live indoors in our village home, and are shown occasionally. We have maintained type for over 50 years; ours are GOLDEN Golden Retrievers! Eyes are tested under the KC/BVA scheme, and hips are usually X-rayed and scored as soon as youngsters are old enough - and our bitches are all DNA profiled. Temperament is our top priority and most people who have puppies from our occasional litters keep in touch, and many return for another puppy in due course. Our puppies are raised in the house, with access to their own safe area of the garden from about 4˝ weeks, weather permitting. As a general rule, we only have a litter when it's time to keep a puppy, or when someone in the family wants one, and we are unlikely to have puppies again before autumn 2017 at the earliest. We do, however, almost always know others with puppies and are happy to pass on enquiries. Although I withdrew from The Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme at the end of 2013, Overdene Golden Retriever puppies continue to be bred and raised with the standards and requirements of the ABS in mind. Until August 2009, I held a separate interest in the DIRNANEAN kennel name with my sister, Dr E C Svennevik (who is now the sole breeder of Golden Retrievers under this name).

Overdene Golden Retriever puppies have always left home with an extensive "puppy pack" which includes:
- Kennel Club Registration papers (all our puppies' KC registrations are endorsed with "R" - progeny not eligible for registration and "X" - not eligible for the issue of an export pedigree; we NEVER send puppies to homes overseas even if we already know the enquirers);
- 5-generation pedigree;
- 5 week's insurance, activated by transfer of ownership with The Kennel Club;
- A sale agreement/contract, signed by both parties, with a copy kept by each party;

Our puppy packs also include, amongst other things, information about the parents, including photographs, copies of parents' hip score sheets and eye certificates, a diet sheet and additional supporting information, worming record, suggested reading list - and our puppies also take with them:
* A piece of familiar bedding and a few toys;
* The next meat feed in a freezer container;
* A bottle of local water

I microchip all our puppies before they leave home, and if leaving after the age of 15 weeks puppies will have been inoculated and regularly wormed.

We always hope to keep in touch with puppy owners for as long as they wish to keep in touch with us, and are happy to provide advice and answer questions which might arise after puppies have left us.

PLEASE NOTE: CALLS ARE NOT PICKED UP FROM WITHHELD NUMBERS, OR RETURNED TO MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Mrs Merriol Haselden
WITNEY
Oxfordshire
England
01865 301816

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