Kennel Methods


All puppies born at The Dutch Coast shall grow up in the living room, We have cats, so the pups will get to meet these at a young age. A lot of effort is put into socializing the pups in and out of the litter. To the groomer, the dog school, visit to the vet. All these activities are important for giving the pups a stable base, with which the owners can continue once they get the pup.

When the pups are seven weeks old we organize a special afternoon for the buyers. We will announce which puppy will go to which owner and, together with the pups, we will undertake another special activity, what that activity will be is a surprise of course.



When the pups leave with their new owners they get a stuffed toy with the smell of the litter, an information booklet, a copy of the tests of the parents, the family tree, a proof of ownership and a European animal passport. All the puppies have been chipped by the Raad van Beheer and the number of the chip is registered in the passport. The Raad van Beheer is responsible for providing the family tree and the ownership papers that comes with the pups, and it might be possible that these are not yet present when the puppy will be picked up. These can then be picked up on another time, or be brought or send to you at another date.

My key points for breeding are the stable, patient and workable personality that is distinctive to Golden Retrievers. The parents are tested for any hip, elbow or  eye problems, and they DNA-profiles are checked. They will also participate in several shows, to guarantee the external features that is specific to the Golden. We breed Goldens according to the standards of the Golden Retriever Club Netherlands.

The most common approach to naming a litter is by using the alphabet. The first litter would then be the A-litter, the second B-litter, etc. which is then repeated when the entire alphabet has been used. The Dutch Coast has decided for another, less common approach as we name our litters after specific themes. Then we don’t look to the first letter of the name, but if they all fit the same theme, for example kids games, or different flavours of tea. The Dutch Coast is a suffix, which means that it will be added at the end of each of the puppies’ individual names. For example; Hide and Seek from The Dutch Coast.

The Raad van Beheer will give the puppies their chips when they are six weeks old, they will then also receive their family tree name. since the owners of the pups are chosen in the seventh week its not possible for the future boss to determine the family tree name of the puppy, as we do not know for sure which puppy goes to whom.

The goal of The Dutch Coast is to breed healthy dogs that suffice with the standard of the breed and has been adapted for modern times. This means that we will breed them to have a balanced personality with a passion to work with their boss. All parents will be checked for genetic disorders and the pups will be exposed to different situations you can encounter these days during their time in the litter, to make them get used to it.