Prince is a very charming and scampy puppy with a great sense of humor and a core of problem solving ability and common sense.
He has gone to the Southeastern Guide Dogs organization, where he is a candidate for their breeding
colony. First, he has to successfully go through their program himself, which involves
a year with a host family getting basic obedience training, followed by an intensive period of specialized training as a guide dog. If he does
well in the training, and then passes all his breeding clearances, he will be retained by the school, placed with a host family, and will
sire puppies that will be used as seeing-eye
and other service dogs. We wish him the best of luck in this very worthwhile and challenging career! We are proud that
Southeastern has chosen Fern Hill Golden Retrievers for a possible addition to their breeding colony.
Prince with Jen Gerrity, Southeastern trainer and puppy acquisition coordinator, July 21, 2011.