Specialized Breeder of
in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Welcome to our website. We are pleased to introduce you to our Goldens: Daisy, Hazel, and Jasper.
Daisy was born on May 11, 2019 and comes from a breeder near Woodstock. Daisy is very sweet, responsive/obedient and smart! She weighs around 32kg, and has always been healthy. She is up-to-date on all vaccinations and check-ups. She has raised 3 litters of healthy puppies.
Hazel was born on April 7, 2020 and comes from a breeder in Welland. Hazel is the most gentle, loving/friendly dog. She sits patiently in front of her people, waiting for attention and love. She weighs around 30kg and is strong and healthy. She is up-to-date on all her vaccinations and has raised 3 litters of vibrant puppies.
Jasper, our third Golden pup born on April 15, 2021, is from a small breeder in rural central Alberta. He's an energetic, obedient, and handsome male, fathering our recent litters. Jasper, a medium-sized Golden at 30kg, is young, strong, and healthy, with up-to-date vet care.
Most Recent Litter
These sweet little pups were born to Hazel & Jasper on October 29th, 2023
Welcome to Golden Paws on Hazelnut Hill, our charming family farm situated in the scenic countryside of Niagara, Ontario. Our 5-acres property, is a haven for our cherished Golden Retrievers: Daisy, Hazel, and Jasper. These delightful dogs are an integral part of our family and livelihood. They thrive on runs through the forest, occasional swims in the pond and chasing through our hazelnut grove.
Our journey into breeding Golden Retrievers has deep roots in our rich European heritage, a profound love for the great outdoors, and a genuine connection with the serenity of farm life. It's from this deep-seated passion that our mission to raise these wonderful dogs has taken flight. We find solace in cultivating and nurturing life, appreciating the splendor of God's creation in nature.
We wholeheartedly believe that Golden Retrievers embody the quintessential qualities of the ultimate family dog—a loyal and devoted companion, providing unparalleled therapeutic support and unwavering comfort.
We warmly invite you to visit our farm and get to know our Goldens in person. Whether you share our love for nature or seek the companionship of these remarkable dogs, our doors are always open. Don't hesitate to contact us to book an appointment at your convenience. Life truly is better when shared with these incredible canine companions.
Jelte & Christina Schaafsma
Reserve a Puppy
Golden Paws on Hazelnut Hill is a small family business dedicated to providing loving homes for our beautiful Golden Retriever puppies. If you're interested in adding a new furry member to your family, we've outlined the simple steps below to guide you through our application process.
Step 1: Request a Phone Interview
To ensure our puppies find the best possible homes, we kindly ask prospective owners to submit their name and contact details so we can set up a phone meeting. This phone meeting allows us to gather essential information about you and your living situation, ensuring a good match between our puppies and their future families.
Step 2: Interview Assessment
After our phone interview, we will assess whether you meet our criteria for responsible pet ownership. Factors like your living situation, previous pet experience, and commitment to providing a loving and caring environment for our puppies will be considered. We thank you for your patience as we aim to find the best homes for our beloved Golden Retrievers.
Step 3: Deposit Submission
Upon approval of your assessment, we require a $300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place in line for one of our puppies. This deposit demonstrates your commitment and helps cover the costs associated with puppy care and preparation. Deposits are to be sent via e-transfer to email@example.com. Please do not send your deposit until you receive notification that you have been approved for one of our puppies.
Step 4: Puppy Selection and Adoption
As the puppies mature, we will keep you informed about their progress and provide regular updates. When it's time to choose your puppy, we will work closely with you to understand your preferences and match you with the perfect fit for your family. Please note that puppy selection is based on the order of approved applications and the availability of puppies.
Step 5: Bringing Your New Companion Home
Once you have selected your furry bundle of joy, the remaining balance will be due. We will coordinate with you to schedule a convenient date and time for you to pick up your new family member from our farm. We will provide you with detailed information and guidance to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your new puppy.
We are excited to embark on this journey with you, sharing the joy and love that our Golden Retrievers bring to families. If you have any further questions or need assistance throughout the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you welcome a precious Golden Retriever puppy into your home!
We love seeing our goldens with their new families!
Life on the Farm
Out here in the country, Daisy, Hazel and Jasper are the center of attention. Daisy is gentle and sweet, loyal and smart! She once was the alpha of the pack, until Jasper came of age! Hazel is the cutest, kindest, softest Golden girl you’ve ever met! Her eyes are a Hazel brown and always a follower and very obedient. Jasper, is so handsome, full of energy and also very obedient even though he loves to charge through the forest of freedom! All three are extremely friendly.
Their early morning walks through the forest begin at daybreak. After a good nights rest, they are always eager and ready to head out, do their business, and sniff out all the new smells of rabbits, squirrels and mice traces they can detect. They spur each other on, play follow the leader or join in a little play fight.
Although Daisy it all began with Daisy in the spring of 2020, Hazel soon joined the family in 2021 and Jasper completed the pack in 2022. These three stick together like families do. Jasper is not too shy to give out licks as he happily passes by one his ladies! All three love to cool off in the pond regularly.
During the day, they mostly sleep as they reside in their kennels and wait for us to come home. In the evening, Daisy, Hazel and Jasper have the freedom to roam around our 5-acre property. They will check out the chickens, swim with ducks, or play with the cat, unless there are more important things to do, such as digging for mice or chasing squirrels.
Daisy, Hazel and Jasper are given top quality dog food morning and evening, as recommended by our veterinarian. They are carefully monitored and up to date on all their health care needs. All three are beautiful pure-breds with smooth, silky coats of golden hair. They come from reputable breeders whom we know personally. (We do not provide papers to prove their registration.)
You are welcome to come and meet our Goldens! Contact us to book an appointment, anytime.
To use Jasper as a stud, we recommend an initial visit so the dogs can become familiar with each other. When the female is in her 10th day of the heat cycle, she is welcome to stay with us as long as is necessary, usually a couple of days. At this time a stud service deposit of $300 is due. When the first puppy is sold, then the rest of the money is due. Whatever the first puppy is sold for, that is the total amount due, minus the amount paid in the deposit. So if you sold your first puppy for $1500, then you would pay the remaining $1200, by cash or e-transfer.
Will I be able to meet the parents?Most certainly! And they will be happy to meet you! Jasper is a proud dad. He is very much involved in their upbringing as he teaches them submission, protects them and plays with his puppies.
What food should I feed my puppy?Your puppy will be on Kirkland Puppy Chow, found at Costco. It meets all the criteria of essential nutrients for growing puppies with a healthy fat content. When it comes time to switch to adult dog food, or if you want to switch your puppy to a different brand of puppy food, we recommend a slow process, over a 2 week period. Slowly introduce a little of the new food and then a little more.
How do I house train my puppy?Your puppy will still urinate frequently. We recommend crate training your puppy since this gives her a safe place of her own where she can rest and sleep. As soon as you let her out of the crate, take her outside so that she can relieve herself. When the puppy is still very young, she will need to go out often, about every hour. While she is in her crate, she will learn to hold it longer, but don’t push it. She will not want to soil her sleeping area. Set up a good routine. In the morning, you wake up, take her outside. Come in and feed her. Let her play. Take her outside again. In the crate. Let her sleep. An hour later, take her outside again. Keep her out long enough to go pee and poo if she needs to. Take her in and play with her. The last thing you do before you go to bed is let her out. In the very beginning, you will need to get up one time during the night to let her out, but that should fade quickly.
Will my puppy be dewormed?Yes. Your puppy will be dewormed at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and again just before he goes home, at 8 weeks.
Will my puppy be seen by a veterinarian before she comes home and will she have all her shots up to date?Yes, the veterinarian comes to us when the puppies are 7 weeks old and they all receive a complete health examination and their first shots. All you have to do is make sure that you have contact with a veterinarian clinic and let them know about your new puppy. They will help you book your first appointment for follow up examination, deworming and shots.
What can I expect on the day I take home my puppy?A lot of excitement! We will give you a little gift bag that includes a security blanket with the familiar smell of their parents, a toy, a sample of puppy food and of course a certificate of health and record of first vaccinations. You may decide to bring the whole family, your partner or special friend and someone can snuggle the puppy all the way home or you may wish to bring a small crate to put him in for the journey. You will have delivered your final payment for the puppy and we congratulate you on your adoption! Mother and Father are usually not sad when the puppies leave because it is natural for the puppies to start fending for themselves. You are helping the parents in this stage of life, as you take over the teaching and further training of the puppy. The timing is perfect, but I will miss them!