Welcome to Hilltop Pups!
Enjoy browsing around our site; lots of pictures!
Highly suggest reading Questions & Answers page for useful information; Meet the Parents Page for Health Testing Information.
We are a quality breeder in southwestern Indiana. We love dogs and strive to improve the breed producing genetically sound, intelligent, calm, puppies with loving personalities and exceptional coats.
The focus of our breeding program is to achieve consistency in coat types and personalities. This will be the first step in gaining AKC recognition. We prefer the stocky Teddy Bear look produced from English Golden Retrievers which have shorter legs, snout, and body length compared to the American Golden Retrievers; they also produce a softer coat than the Americans.
About us: All our dogs have ample room to run and nice large kennels that keep them warm in the Winter and Cool in the Summer. There are pictures to the right of our home and where the dogs are housed. We have placed many puppies in loving pet devoted homes. We will assist and stand behind your purchase. We live on 80 acres, where are dogs get plenty of exercise. We have spent a lot of time researching and seeking out the healthiest dogs to breed with strong pedigrees behind them to back up their long healthy ancestry record. We know
our dogs, their health history, and their ancestors; Many of our dogs are now third generation Hilltop Pups. Each puppy is sent home with a written health guarantee covering the puppy's health until 26 months of age and a spay/neuter contract. See Warranty page for full details. Just FYI: Stay away from breeders that only cover the puppy for one year and/or do not have their Contract posted on line, do not have their names posted on their website, or pictures of their property. You have the right to know. Google search names to verify the breeder has not been in any law suits or raids.
A $300 deposit reserves a puppy. Puppies go home at 8 to 9 weeks old. I will except cash upon pick up plus sales tax if picking up in Indiana, credit cards excepted, or pay through Pay Pal prior to pick up. If the puppy is not going home at 9 weeks old than payment in full is expected at 9 weeks old; as I will hold the puppy here until the family has a good time for the puppy to arrive. We request you have your puppy choice confirmed by the time the puppy is between 4 and 5 weeks old. This is done in respect for the people waiting to find out which puppies are available.
Hilltop Pups always reserves the right for first pick of any litter.
Our mission statement: Produce the healthiest dogs with the best personalities and coats.
Motto: Happy well adjusted healthy dogs; produce happy healthy well adjusted puppies.
Puppy Early stimulation Practice:
Parent dogs at Hilltop Pups have been tested by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for Hips, Elbows, Cardiac, and Patellar (knee cap). Yearly eye certification by a board certified opthomologist is conducted to verify the parent dogs are clear from 32 eye diseases that exist. DNA testing to determine breed specific diseases such as:
DM - Canine Degenerative Myelopathy
MDR1- Multidrug Resistance in Cancer
PRCD - Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration "PRA"
vWD - von Willebrand Disease
Visit my Questions and Answer page for valuable information on our practices, house training tips, and many more questions that people have asked most often over the years, plus the Resources page for information on food, vitamins, and videos of grooming.
Our sizes: Click on headers to view litter information:
Height measurements taken at the wither (front shoulder)
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Click on "header titles" for pictures of the puppies
Indiana Residents and out-of-state residents picking up at Hilltop owe 7% Sales Tax with final payment.
We accept PayPal, Western Union, Postal Money Orders, or will hold your puppy until your check clears.
Please contact me before sending payments. I try to update my website at the end of each day, but some days get so busy I may not have time to update until the following morning and I would not want to inconvenience someone with a duplicate payment and have to refund.
English Golden Retriever Breeders | English Golden Retriever Breeder | English Golden Retriever Puppies |
Arnie and Bev Eckert, and family
in Jasper, Indiana.
Family vacation photos :)
_________________A previous customers with their Labradoodle were interviewed on Fox 7 News Evansville, IN
Phoebe is a Shepadoodle, the daughter of Rudy and Sidney. Who would have thought GS's love water, but you can not keep Phoebe out of the pool. We were trying to close the pool for the Winter and Phoebe kept jumping in, so the cold didn't hold her back either.
Above is the housing for our adult dogs; their kennel runs are 6 by 24 feet. Also, houses my grooming/visitation office.
Above is our nursery equipped with heat and air conditioning. When visiting us you will be allowed to peek inside, but do not be offended that we will not allow you to walk inside the building. We treat our puppies just as a nursery in a hospital and strive to keep it free of any germs that you could bring in on the bottom of your shoes. Until puppies have had their 3 puppy vaccinations they are not immune to many viruses. This is why it is recommended when you bring a puppy home not to take it for walks, traveling, or visiting until one week after its last vaccination between 12-16 weeks old.
Here are a few other pictures to get the ideal of our home and how well our dogs are housed.
Lilly is our spoiled Standard Poodle. Here she is being tucked in bed for the night with our son.
After Lilly had puppies her coat faded to a lighter shade of red. Below are pictures of Lilly ringing a bell to go outside. The bell is a wonderful concept for busy homes were you might not always notice your patient dog waiting to go outside.
Nursing home visit wearing her sunglasses and Jacket.
We love our dogs. Lilly travels everywhere with us; everyone in our town knows her. She sleeps with us and watches TV next to us on the Sofa. Her vocabulary is huge, just by talking to her like a person. We have to spell in front of her, so she doesn't get excited over her favorite words like: let's go, lake, ride, boat, car, snack, etc.She can hear a snack bag open from a 100 yards.