Our new puppy was a complete surprise to me (I found out Christmas morning!) but had been a top-secret project for my husband since October 2013 when he first found the breeder. He looked high and low for a English Cream Golden Retriever breeder and found a great one just 1 hour from our home. Sidenote: English Creams are not a separate breed, their fur simply falls on the light spectrum of Goldens, making them a great option for warmer climates!
In a nod towards my (very!) Nor-Cal upbringing, we named our little white ball of fluff Modoc. He is everything that a new puppy should be…cuddly, rambunctious, energetic, completely lovable and just a little bit naughty! He loves playing with our two cats (the feeling isn’t completely mutual!) and we love watching him discover the world.
My husband was extra careful to find a breeder that focused on healthy, strong puppies. Goldens can sometimes encounter major joint problems in life, but our little guy has some of the highest rated hips and shoulders around. I can’t wait to share more about Modoc as he grows up, we’re sure enjoying this puppy stage while it lasts!