Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in your pricing?

  • AKC Registration
  • Started on potty training
  • Examined by a licensed veterinarian
  • Age appropriate vaccines (administered by vet)
  • Dewormed
  • Health record from vet or vet clinic
  • Socialized with young children
  • NuVet Supplement starter pack
  • Bag of food that they are used to
  • Blanket with mama's scent
  • Complimentary chew toys
  • 26 month health warranty.

When can I pick up my puppy?

Pick up day is established *normally* the week the litter is born. That will be posted on the specific litter page. We try to have our puppy families come get them as close to 8 weeks of age as possible. Pick up day is *normally* scheduled for a Saturday, but that is not always the case.

Pick up day is scheduled out a week or two in advance in order of deposit received. For example, first male would come at 9:00 AM, second male at 9:40 AM, and so on. The schedule will also be posted to the specific litter page.

We give a one week grace period for holding a puppy, but when the day they turn 9 weeks old we start charging $25/day.

Do you deliver?

Delivering puppies is not a service we regularly offer. On occasion, if the situation is right, we will do our best to accommodate. This would be at the cost of the buyer which would include, but not limited to: mileage, food, and lodging reimbursements.

We do deliver puppies to the Boise, Idaho airport at no cost to the buyer.

Do you offer full breeding rights?

All puppies go home with AKC limited registration. If the time comes where a buyer has ran the proper health screenings on the dog that was purchased through our program (hips, elbows, heart, genetics) and agrees to the FULL AKC contract provided by SBG, then full breeding rights will be granted.

Do you ship?

Yes, we will ship to anywhere in the United States (except Hawaii). Ground shipping or air shipping, completely at the expense of the buyer.

Other options to highly consider:

Flight nanny - We can give you recommendations for great flight nanny services (they fly in cabin with pup).

Meeting you personally at the Boise, ID airport to fly in cabin with pup.

Do you offer a stud service?

Yes, we offer stud services. We have studs in every color, in multiple places throughout the Treasure Valley.

We will also highly consider pick of the litter instead of stud fees.


Laura Furbacher

Our puppy, Barry, has been such a joy! We feel so fortunate to have a puppy from the last Quincy/Duke litter! Mark was very easy to get ahold of and answered all of our (many!) questions. We knew Barry was coming from a quality breeder who pride themselves on raising happy, healthy puppies. At 12 weeks Barry is almost completely house trained, knows sit, down, come, and shake, and has such a fun and quirky personality. Everyone who meets him loves him! We couldn’t be happier with our decision and would recommend Silver Butte Goldens to anyone looking for a wonderful puppy.

6 January 2019

Amber Howell

I have nothing but GOOD to say about Silver Butte Golden Retrievers! We were finally looking for our very first pet (as a family) & we knew we wanted a Golden. When I found this site, & reached out to Mark, he was super kind & listened to all my concerns & questions regarding adding a furry member to our family. I messaged him MANY times & he was was always quick to reply & never seemed bothered by my sometimes silliness. (hey, it's our first & kinda a big deal!) We finally got our precious Charlie Brown in December & he is just perfect! Almost completely potty trained when we picked him up at 8 weeks! We drove almost 10 hrs on the day we got him to spend Christmas with family & he did so amazing with all that chaos even! We absolutely love him!I would recommend this place to anyone & if we ever decide to get another one, we'll be back!!

7 February 2019

Jamie Nyrehn

We spent months researching breeders from the west coast to the midwest. After reading everything we could on each breeder, and following Silver Butte Goldens for a few weeks, we sent them a message. They responded within a few minutes and patiently answered all of my questions, even before we put down a deposit to reserve a puppy. They are a family business who love their dogs far beyond breeding them. Abigail is sweet, smart, loving and she keeps us laughing; our Vet has been impressed with how well she has grown, not just in size, but in behavior. She really is an amazing puppy. We are a hunting family and she has already been on a 5 day hunt and we take her hiking twice a week. She will "stay" when the wildlife around her are running amok. I highly recommend Silver Butte Golden Retrievers to anyone who wants a family dog, that can also hunt and be a great traveling companion.

7 December 2018