FAQ: Our Golden Retriever puppies and Dogs


How can I reserve a puppy?

If you want to be considered for a current or future litter, please call us at (317) 730-2216.  A $250.00 non-refundable deposit will secure a reservation for a current or future litter. The deposit is refundable if a pregnancy is not confirmed or specific gender is not available.  Families will make their choices in the order of the deposits received. We will advise in the selection process to ensure the puppy and new family are a good match.  

What is the price of a puppy?

Our puppy cost range from $2500 - $3000 depending on the pairing.  Our prices represent not only the quality of the sire and dam but the way our puppies are raised, cared for, guarantee and the lifetime support we provide.

I would like information on your Breeding Program.

Please see our section under AVAILABLE Golden Retriever Puppies - OUR  PROGRAM. 

Are INGOLD's dogs health tested?

Yes. All of our dogs must pass hip, elbow, heart and eye clearances before being considered for breeding.  Our dogs are OFA Certified for heart and eyes.  We use OFA or BVA for hips and elbows.

Will you ship your puppies?

Depending on where you live we will personally deliver your puppy via commercial air (in cabin) or by car. Majority of times the cost is less or the same as shipping cargo. We will not ship our puppies.  This can be a traumatic experience for a puppy that is placed in a dark confined area near a roaring engine.  The puppy can be jostled around, experience motion sickness, vomiting and diarrhea. Excessive delays and flight cancellations can prolong the flight time and lead to anxiety and dehydration.  

Do you allow visitors?

Yes and we encourage you to visit our home.  We allow visitors beginning when puppies are 5 weeks old by appointment only.  While we love all animals, we ask that you do not bring a pet with you when visiting.  We are looking out for the safety and well being of our puppies at such a young age.


Should Goldens live inside?

Golden Retrievers are family dogs. They live for their family so they are not  suited to be left alone all day especially as a puppy.  When they are bored and stressed they develop behavior problems and can become destructive.

Do you remove the dew claws?

There are studies reveling by removing the dew claws increases the chances of carpal arthritis.  Some believe the dew claws provide an extra grip when needed such as holding a toy, running a tight turn or even pulling oneself from a lake, etc.

All of our dogs have their dew claws and we have never had an injury and feel it could be beneficial.  For these reasons we have chosen to keep our puppies dew claws intact. 

Do you provide a warranty?

Yes we do!  We are committed to responsible breeding and only breed from the healthiest dogs that have solid pedigrees.  We have done everything possible to minimize risks however in an unlikely event that your puppy should have a genetic defect we provide a two year guarantee.

Do you have references?

We will be happy to provide you with a list from past owners upon request.

Do you breed Goldendoodles?

No.  We only breed purebred, AKC Golden Retrievers.


Do you donate puppies for auction with charitable organizations?

No.  While we understand that puppies can bring in a substantial contribution to a worthy cause, there is not a way to pre-screen potential bidders to ensure the puppy will go to a loving home and family.

We do, however, make significant donations throughout the year to different animal rescue organizations.

FAQ: About the breed


What is an English Cream Golden Retriever?

An English Cream Golden Retriever is a Golden Retriever. The breed standard of the Golden Retriever can range from a light cream color to a dark copper gold but regardless of what a lighter colored Golden is called, the dog is a purebred Golden Retriever and not a different or rare breed.  We breed only 100% English-type bloodlines packed full of champions that have been health tested.  

Is the English-type Golden healthier than the American Golden?

In 1999 the Golden Retriever Club of America conducted a study of Golden Retrievers.  The statistics stated that over 60% of the surveyed dogs died of cancer.

In 2004 the Kennel Club in England performed a study on Golden Retrievers releasing that less than 40% died of cancer.

Looking at the different percentages it could be assumed that the English Golden Retriever is not at such a high risk for cancer as the American.  These studies were not meant to be compared and both surveys were not large enough to make the results conclusive.  Since there are so many English type Goldens in the US and vise versa, both studies fail to narrow down the ancestry.  In essence, there was no way in the Golden Retriever Club of America to single out if the English Golden was included in the survey.

Both findings however do show there is a serious health issue with Goldens regardless of the standard.  All Goldens can get cancer and all dogs for that matter.  

Do Goldens shed a lot?

Yes they do!  

A golden is a double-coat breed. Its coat is made up of two parts – the long and smooth outer coat, and the soft and fuzzy undercoat. These two layers work together to protect the skin from sun, heat, cold and moisture. The fur acts as an insulator against ALL weather conditions.  DO NOT shave your Golden! Removing their coat does not make them cooler, but compromises their body’s protection. 

We have found that a daily brushing routine and an undercoat rake as well as using Health Extension Skin and Coat care that have natural ingredients of Primrose and Fish oil will significantly improve shedding.   

Should I spay or neuter?

Research has discovered that spaying/ neutering at a young age before puberty will have negative effects, increasing chances of joint disorders and cancer.  We ask that you do not spay/neuter before the age of one year old but prefer you wait until the age of two years old.

A female in season is not as bad as some may think it is.  Most females will keep themselves clean or perhaps leave a few drops of blood which is manageable to clean.  A longer healthy life in the long run is worth the short -term minor inconvenience.  

Males tend to grow taller and lankier if neutered early due to the lack of testosterone.

We feel that waiting to spay/neuter is beneficial for health and longevity.  There are many articles online so please do research to learn more or speak to us directly.  We hope you will consider the health advantages to make an informative decision.