Britannia Farms is situated on almost two acres amongst the hill and vale farmlands of the slate belt of north-east Pennsylvania, minutes from the border of north-west New Jersey.
Our dogs have a completely fenced yard with shady trees and shrubs, covered patio and fun areas to play. We have a modern and fun kennel area with grooming facilities and bathroom under construction. Our kennel serves as a whelping area and nursery for our new puppies and their nursing Mama’s.
Britannia Farms is Helen’s dream come true. The family dog growing up near London in England, was naturally an English Golden Retriever named Honey who lived to the ripe old age of 14 years.
Helen has traveled extensively across Asia Pacific, living in Japan and New Zealand, settling in USA over 29 years ago. With a medical background that started with nurse training in England many years ago, Helen always dreamed of being a midwife and delivering babies.
The traveling and having her own babies put training on hold, but who would know it would be a canine baby that diverted her medical career?
A deep love of dogs took her to volunteer at the Seeing Eye’s Stabile Clinic in Morristown NJ in 2004 before realizing her own dreams of beautiful dogs and puppies of her own.
The medical background has given her a good perspective on the health and integrity of the breeding dog. All breeding dogs should be health tested for the conditions that are common to their breed, so as to lessen the risk of passing that condition down to generations to come. Her philosophy is that you will fall in love with your puppy and you want your dog to live to a good age, and not suffer with any health issues. Lessen the risk by breeding health tested dogs. Helen says Britannia Farms stands by this belief to offer you a two year health guarantee on your puppy. All testing is available to see upon request. Hip and elbow testing along with cardiac and eye clearances are through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Additionally DNA testing through Embark and Pawprints.
The Britannia Farms dogs are family pets. We have dogs in our breeding program that live in Guardian homes. This allows the dog to live with its forever family, and come back to Britannia Farms for breeding and delivering and raising puppies. Britannia Farms pups are delivered by Helen (unless medical intervention is needed), with the support of her husband James. Puppies are raised underfoot in our home.
Each puppy stays for 8 weeks with us completing the Britannia Farms Puppy Program. Socialization with future families comes after 5-6 weeks of age, when their immune system is strong enough. Appointments to see the puppies are for families already approved and on the list. (We do ask that you sanitize hands and remove shoes before visiting with them, and also do not visit other dog breeders prior to your visit here. We have to protect our babies. Please do not bring your own pets on a visit).
All of these factors go to produce healthy and happy puppies, the perfect pet for you. We have done the research and worrying for you, so relax and take a few minutes to browse our website.
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Visits only by prior appointment.