About

We are a small breeder that specializes in producing healthy, talented, and athletic Golden Retrievers that will adapt to whatever is asked of them. Past pups have been hunters, service dogs, therapy dogs, and loved family members. The goldens we use for breeding are thoroughly health tested genetically and orthopedically with a variety of different methods. Hips, heart, elbows, and eyes are OFA and/or Pennhip certified and cleared.  Links to the health test results along with links to our dogs’ pedigrees can be accessed through their bios in the Our Studs, Our Girls, and the Retired pages. Excellence is something that we strive to provide for every puppy and family that we work with. We are confident that our pups can go any direction and rise to whatever is asked of them.

We have two locations, one in Dallas, Texas and one in Casper, Wyoming.  For the litters born in Wyoming, we are willing to meet at the Denver International Airport on a set pickup day, which makes flying with a pup as a carry on at your feet very easy. Our pups stay with us until they are eight weeks old inside a home with strict sanitation policies. Our pups receive the following before leaving us:              

  • AKC Registration
  • Multiple rounds of precautionary and appropriate de-worming protocols   
  • Early Neurological Stimulation
  • Tactile and noise desensitization
  • Area Training during weeks 2-8
  • Socialization with children and other people of various ages
  • Introduction to and playtime with other fully vaccinated adult animals
  • Full weaning onto hard kibble
  • A physical examination at a veterinary clinic
  • Their first round of vaccinations
  • Microchip insertion
  • A head start on potty and kennel training   
  • Multiple baths   
  • Lots of snuggles and love

We do not list a phone number openly on purpose, because answers to most questions are in our frequently asked questions section (FAQs) or elsewhere on our website.  However, approved applicants will be contacted via text message eventually and will be welcomed to ask questions they haven’t found answers to at that point. Everyone involved in Carmel Bliss has a busy life with dogs, family, and friends, so we attempt to condense our official office hours to Thursdays, but we occasionally take care of business and are available on other days as well for scheduled appointments.

About the Breeders

Hello! Our names are Zach and Ashlee Dyer. We were married in 2012, started developing our breeding program in 2016, and we had a son in 2018. We have lived in both Texas, and Wyoming and have guardian dogs, close friends, and partners in both locations as well. Currently, we are living in Wyoming, but our close friend and partner, Renee, lives in Plano, TX, and she will be whelping and caring for our Texas based litters until we can move back. For Wyoming based litters, we meet most clients at the Denver International Airport for puppy pickups, and we assist them in planning their trip and booking pet tickets that allow the pups to fly with them in a carrier at their feet. Our hope is to move back to Texas by 2025, but we will still have Wyoming based litters raised by another close friend and partner.

We do not have a separate building or yard for our dogs. They live in our home with us, and we make sure that each puppy is introduced to early neurological stimulation and desensitized to a variety of different sounds, textures, people, and holding positions. Area training is also started before the pups open their eyes. This enables the pups to consistently go to the bathroom over a tray with a grate over it so they stay clean and develop strong activity associations with specific smells and textures. This makes potty training much easier for their new family and prepares them well for future training goals.

In order to keep our household small and intimate but still grow our breeding program, we have setup an optional guardianship program. This guardianship program is for approved families who wish to house and eventually own one of our first picks from a litter. Guardian families handle normal veterinary and nutritional care for the dog. We pay for the dog to complete their health tests when they turn two and handle the process of getting them bred. The females come to live with us or one of our partners when they are ready to give birth and return home to their guardian families when their puppies go to their new homes. When the females are ready to retire, we pay for them to be spayed, reimburse the guardian family’s Participation Fee, and transfer full ownership to the guardian family. The guardianship families not only get a fully health tested first pick Golden Retriever for free, but they will also receive a monetary bonus for every litter their dog produces. For those that wish for their dog to have pups but don’t want to take on the full responsibility of breeding on their own, we offer Whelping Services. Please let us know if you would like to setup a phone conversation to chat about the details of these programs.

Programs

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