Golden Retriever Breeders?

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Hey there, I'm looking for suggestions for Golden Retriever breeders for my Mom. She had a female GR from the time she was 17 up into her late 20s/early 30s, and she's looking at getting another in a couple of years, now that almost all of us kids are grown and gone. She prefers darker/red ones, and doesn't like the look of what's winning in the confo ring, would much prefer working/sporting (dual confo is fine too) if that's do-able within the requirements. It would be an active pet, she is a runner and wants a dog for a jogging companion (3 miles 3-4 times a week, looking to get back into it more). Able to settle well in the house (with training) is a must, looking for a softer, more biddable dog. She would definitely prefer a dog that is very attached to it's person. PM suggestions are great, also if you have more questions feel free to ask. Also if you have me on the FB and want to PM, it would be greatly appreciated if you messaged me there instead, I often forget to check here.:)

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This is the breeder that I closely looked into, I ended up not going with goldens but she is a wonderful breeder
working line, small scale, active, healthy dogs http://www.sunfiregold.com/
The website isn't the best but she's very well known and produces some great dogs.

I would also look at foxrun and cloverdale

all around new england!

Facebooked you as well
 

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I have LONG list of new england golden breeders that I made for a relative. It's just the basics...do they health test, do they do stuff with their dogs, etc. Most of them are show breeders (or show and sport...mostly obedience) though, as that's what my aunt and uncle would be best suited for. where abouts are you looking?
 

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I have LONG list of new england golden breeders that I made for a relative. It's just the basics...do they health test, do they do stuff with their dogs, etc. Most of them are show breeders (or show and sport...mostly obedience) though, as that's what my aunt and uncle would be best suited for. where abouts are you looking?
New England preferably. :)
 

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Awesome! So here's my overly long list. I lean towards being more inclusive than exclusive, I don't want to eliminate a good breeder because I don't have all the info. That's for you to decide either on your own or by talking to the breeder. So just a fair warning that some of these breeders might not be so great, just be sure to look into them more. Just FYI for goldens you want to see at least hips, elbows, eyes, and cardiac tested for. I will also send you a PM with a little more info.

1.Abalee
http://www.abaleegoldens.com/index.html -CT
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
-Dogs are therapy dogs, service dogs, have CGC, titled in Rally-O and obedience.

2. Broadway
http://broadwaygoldens.com/ -CT
-All dogs except Koko are fully health tested
-Mainly titled in conformation but one dog has rally and therapy dog title

3. Cayberry
http://www.cayberry.com/index.asp?ID=3 –CT
F https://www.facebook.com/groups/369310966468267/ (closed group)
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in Rally-O, Agility, CGC, Therapy dogs

4. Cloverdale
http://www.simplesite.com/cloverdale/591781 -CT
One bad experience posted. Some say she’s hard to contact.
-All but one dog have CHIC, not sure if the one is used for breeding or not
-Titled in conformation

5. Fox Run
http://www.foxrungoldens.com/ -CT
-Incomplete/missing testing on Cash, Rusty, Jordyn
-Dogs titled in conformation, rally-o, agility, CGC, hunting, therapy work

6. Ginger Run
http://www.gingerrungoldenretrievers.com/index.html -CT
-Incomplete/missy health tests on Meggy
-Parents of current litter are missing health tests (Meggy missing heart, Terran missing heart and eyes)
-Titles in conformation, does therapy work

7. Sunfire
http://www.sunfiregold.com/index.php -CT
-Incomplete/missing health tests on two dogs they recently bred/are currently breeding
-Titles in conformation, field work, obedience, agility, CGC, rally-o

8. Valentia
http://www.dogwebs.net/Valentia/ -CT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Connor, Justin, Hannah, Shannon (all but one dog)
-Titled in conformation

9. Aquinna
http://www.aquinnagoldens.com/index.asp?ID=3 –MA
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
-Titled in rally-o and conformation. Bred to stud with versatility certificate (multiple activities) and working certificate (hunting related).

10. AStar
http://astargoldenretrievers.com/index.asp?ID=3 –MA
-Claim to do all four health tests, both dogs they mention breeding do. Many other dogs do not but unclear if they are used for breeding.
-Title in conformation

11. Clew Bay
http://www.clewbaygoldens.com/ -MA
-All dogs fully health tested
-No titles but appear to show in conformation

12. Cressida
http://www.cressidagoldens.com/9322464 -MA
-Require puppy K and one more obedience class
-All dogs fully health tested, most above and beyond
-Titles in conformation, obedience, and agility

13. Dromara
http://www.dromaragoldens.com/ -MA
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in hunting, conformation, and obedience

14. Golden B Bear
http://www.goldenbearkennel.com/index.asp?ID=3 - NH
-Naturally reared (raw fed, minimal vaccines)
-Already have 4 litters planned, all due this fall...king of a lot IMO.
-All breeders fully health tested, or at least claimed to be (one dog not on OFA, k9data says pending numbers)
-Dogs don’t have many titles but appear to be shown in conformation

15. Nautilus
http://www.nautilusgoldens.com/ -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jag, Marshall, Casanova, Joseph, Raymond, Ritz, Kahoots, Paris, Irish, Marilyn, Blitz, Amelia, Adele, Brooke (not counting those under “more nautilus goldens†section) but not sure whose been bred and who hasn’t.
-Titles in conformation

16. Rainyday
http://www.rainydaygoldens.com/index.html -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Springsteen though they claim she has them all
-Can’t find all health info on stud being used
-Dogs titled in conformation

17. Sapphire
http://www.sapphiregoldens.com/ -MA
-Say they usually have 4 litters a year which is a little excessive
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Sombra, Kasey, Adam, Josh (though on most she claims they have all of them)
-No titles on current dogs

18. Starhill
http://www.starhillgoldens.com/index.html -MA
-All of age dogs are fully health tested plus PRA
-Dogs titled in conformation

19. Tangleloft
http://www.tangleloftgoldens.com/ -MA
-Incomplete/missing health tests on Bonnet, Dyna, Hayley, Cleo, Coty, Coco, Van. Hayley has been used for breeding.
-Dogs titled in conformation

20. Twin Beau D
http://www.starquestgoldens.net/stardogs/twinbeaudgoldens/index.htm -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Holly, Dolly, Vicki, Bonnie, Cheerio, Dooley, Rene, Sparkle, Monty, Alec (all of their females, half of males)
-Titles in conformation and obedience, one CGC. Titles are on males only.

21. Yukon
http://dogwebs.net/yukon/ -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Lola but all others are fully (CHIC) tested. No evidence that Lola has been bred
-Titled in conformation

22. Golden Dreams
https://goldendreamskennel.shutterfly.com/ -ME (not much titling with females)
-Website out of date by 1 year
-All dogs (only 3) fully health tested
-Male titled in conformation and has CGC, females are not titled

23. Goldiva
http://k9goldens.com/ -ME
-Requires puppy to take puppy K
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in conformation

24. Poetic Gold
http://poeticgold.com/goldenretrievers/ -ME
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Copley
-Dogs titled in conformation, rally-o, CGC, therapy dog, obedience, TT

25. Royal River
http://www.royalrivergoldens.com/ -ME
-Requires 12 weeks of obedience classes
-Claims to health test above and beyond but doesn’t have info on all dogs
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC

26. Eastshore
http://www.eastshoregoldens.com/# -NH
-Dogs fed raw/minimal vaccines
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Rowan (though they claim they have all of them)
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC
-Website is out of date but facebook page has recent activity

27. Milbrose
http://www.milbrose.com/Milbrose/Welcome.html –NH
-Dogs titled in obedience, conformation
-Missing/incomplete health tests for Emmett and Alex (though they claim to have all)

28. Mirasol
http://www.mirasol.org/ -NH
-Missing health tests on Diva
-Dogs titled in therapy work, tracking, agility, obedience

29. Pathfinder
http://www.pathfindergoldens.com/Pages/default.aspx –NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jackson, Zeppelin
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC, obedience, rally-o (all on one dog, the rest are not titled but look like they are shown)

30. Profile
http://www.profilegoldens.com/OurGoldens.html -NH
-No mention of litters
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Stone, Saco, River, Winter, Flurry, Rain, Sage
-Dogs titled in conformation and obedience

31. Riverbound
http://www.riverboundgoldens.com/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Ashley (bred in 2011)
-Dogs titled in Conformation, CGC, TDI

32. Southern Cross
http://dogwebs.net/southerncross/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Liam
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC (only one dog is titled)

33. Starquest
http://www.starquestgoldens.com/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Kaley
-Dogs titled in CGC (only one dog has titles)

34. Sun Kissed
http://www.sunkissedgoldens.com/index.html –NH
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
- Dogs titled in conformation, Rally-O, CGC

35. Thornlea
http://www.thorneleagoldens.com/ -NH
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in conformation, TD

36. Butternut Hill
http://butternutgoldens.com/ -VT
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in therapy work, conformation, CGC, Obedience

37. Crangold
http://www.crangoldgoldenretrievers.com/ -VT
-All dogs fully health tested (from what I can tell)
-Dogs titled in conformation
-Website does not provide dogs full names so it’s very hard to find info on health or titles

38. Goldensand
http://goldensandgoldens.com/index.asp?ID=3 –VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jackie, Taylor, Preston
-Dogs titled in conformation, obedience, CGC/CGN

39. Grey Birch
http://www.greybirchgoldens.com/ -VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Teddy, Indy, Pinky. Indy was bred, they claim she has all tests but I don’t see proof
-Dogs titled in therapy work, conformation, CGC

40. Kilohana
http://www.kilohanagoldens.com/index.html -VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jenn
-Dogs titled in conformation
 

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Awesome! So here's my overly long list. I lean towards being more inclusive than exclusive, I don't want to eliminate a good breeder because I don't have all the info. That's for you to decide either on your own or by talking to the breeder. So just a fair warning that some of these breeders might not be so great, just be sure to look into them more. Just FYI for goldens you want to see at least hips, elbows, eyes, and cardiac tested for. I will also send you a PM with a little more info.

1.Abalee
http://www.abaleegoldens.com/index.html -CT
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
-Dogs are therapy dogs, service dogs, have CGC, titled in Rally-O and obedience.

2. Broadway
http://broadwaygoldens.com/ -CT
-All dogs except Koko are fully health tested
-Mainly titled in conformation but one dog has rally and therapy dog title

3. Cayberry
http://www.cayberry.com/index.asp?ID=3 –CT
F https://www.facebook.com/groups/369310966468267/ (closed group)
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in Rally-O, Agility, CGC, Therapy dogs

4. Cloverdale
http://www.simplesite.com/cloverdale/591781 -CT
One bad experience posted. Some say she’s hard to contact.
-All but one dog have CHIC, not sure if the one is used for breeding or not
-Titled in conformation

5. Fox Run
http://www.foxrungoldens.com/ -CT
-Incomplete/missing testing on Cash, Rusty, Jordyn
-Dogs titled in conformation, rally-o, agility, CGC, hunting, therapy work

6. Ginger Run
http://www.gingerrungoldenretrievers.com/index.html -CT
-Incomplete/missy health tests on Meggy
-Parents of current litter are missing health tests (Meggy missing heart, Terran missing heart and eyes)
-Titles in conformation, does therapy work

7. Sunfire
http://www.sunfiregold.com/index.php -CT
-Incomplete/missing health tests on two dogs they recently bred/are currently breeding
-Titles in conformation, field work, obedience, agility, CGC, rally-o

8. Valentia
http://www.dogwebs.net/Valentia/ -CT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Connor, Justin, Hannah, Shannon (all but one dog)
-Titled in conformation

9. Aquinna
http://www.aquinnagoldens.com/index.asp?ID=3 –MA
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
-Titled in rally-o and conformation. Bred to stud with versatility certificate (multiple activities) and working certificate (hunting related).

10. AStar
http://astargoldenretrievers.com/index.asp?ID=3 –MA
-Claim to do all four health tests, both dogs they mention breeding do. Many other dogs do not but unclear if they are used for breeding.
-Title in conformation

11. Clew Bay
http://www.clewbaygoldens.com/ -MA
-All dogs fully health tested
-No titles but appear to show in conformation

12. Cressida
http://www.cressidagoldens.com/9322464 -MA
-Require puppy K and one more obedience class
-All dogs fully health tested, most above and beyond
-Titles in conformation, obedience, and agility

13. Dromara
http://www.dromaragoldens.com/ -MA
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in hunting, conformation, and obedience

14. Golden B Bear
http://www.goldenbearkennel.com/index.asp?ID=3 - NH
-Naturally reared (raw fed, minimal vaccines)
-Already have 4 litters planned, all due this fall...king of a lot IMO.
-All breeders fully health tested, or at least claimed to be (one dog not on OFA, k9data says pending numbers)
-Dogs don’t have many titles but appear to be shown in conformation

15. Nautilus
http://www.nautilusgoldens.com/ -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jag, Marshall, Casanova, Joseph, Raymond, Ritz, Kahoots, Paris, Irish, Marilyn, Blitz, Amelia, Adele, Brooke (not counting those under “more nautilus goldens†section) but not sure whose been bred and who hasn’t.
-Titles in conformation

16. Rainyday
http://www.rainydaygoldens.com/index.html -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Springsteen though they claim she has them all
-Can’t find all health info on stud being used
-Dogs titled in conformation

17. Sapphire
http://www.sapphiregoldens.com/ -MA
-Say they usually have 4 litters a year which is a little excessive
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Sombra, Kasey, Adam, Josh (though on most she claims they have all of them)
-No titles on current dogs

18. Starhill
http://www.starhillgoldens.com/index.html -MA
-All of age dogs are fully health tested plus PRA
-Dogs titled in conformation

19. Tangleloft
http://www.tangleloftgoldens.com/ -MA
-Incomplete/missing health tests on Bonnet, Dyna, Hayley, Cleo, Coty, Coco, Van. Hayley has been used for breeding.
-Dogs titled in conformation

20. Twin Beau D
http://www.starquestgoldens.net/stardogs/twinbeaudgoldens/index.htm -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Holly, Dolly, Vicki, Bonnie, Cheerio, Dooley, Rene, Sparkle, Monty, Alec (all of their females, half of males)
-Titles in conformation and obedience, one CGC. Titles are on males only.

21. Yukon
http://dogwebs.net/yukon/ -MA
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Lola but all others are fully (CHIC) tested. No evidence that Lola has been bred
-Titled in conformation

22. Golden Dreams
https://goldendreamskennel.shutterfly.com/ -ME (not much titling with females)
-Website out of date by 1 year
-All dogs (only 3) fully health tested
-Male titled in conformation and has CGC, females are not titled

23. Goldiva
http://k9goldens.com/ -ME
-Requires puppy to take puppy K
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in conformation

24. Poetic Gold
http://poeticgold.com/goldenretrievers/ -ME
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Copley
-Dogs titled in conformation, rally-o, CGC, therapy dog, obedience, TT

25. Royal River
http://www.royalrivergoldens.com/ -ME
-Requires 12 weeks of obedience classes
-Claims to health test above and beyond but doesn’t have info on all dogs
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC

26. Eastshore
http://www.eastshoregoldens.com/# -NH
-Dogs fed raw/minimal vaccines
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Rowan (though they claim they have all of them)
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC
-Website is out of date but facebook page has recent activity

27. Milbrose
http://www.milbrose.com/Milbrose/Welcome.html –NH
-Dogs titled in obedience, conformation
-Missing/incomplete health tests for Emmett and Alex (though they claim to have all)

28. Mirasol
http://www.mirasol.org/ -NH
-Missing health tests on Diva
-Dogs titled in therapy work, tracking, agility, obedience

29. Pathfinder
http://www.pathfindergoldens.com/Pages/default.aspx –NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jackson, Zeppelin
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC, obedience, rally-o (all on one dog, the rest are not titled but look like they are shown)

30. Profile
http://www.profilegoldens.com/OurGoldens.html -NH
-No mention of litters
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Stone, Saco, River, Winter, Flurry, Rain, Sage
-Dogs titled in conformation and obedience

31. Riverbound
http://www.riverboundgoldens.com/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Ashley (bred in 2011)
-Dogs titled in Conformation, CGC, TDI

32. Southern Cross
http://dogwebs.net/southerncross/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Liam
-Dogs titled in conformation, CGC (only one dog is titled)

33. Starquest
http://www.starquestgoldens.com/ -NH
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Kaley
-Dogs titled in CGC (only one dog has titles)

34. Sun Kissed
http://www.sunkissedgoldens.com/index.html –NH
-All breeding dogs fully health tested
- Dogs titled in conformation, Rally-O, CGC

35. Thornlea
http://www.thorneleagoldens.com/ -NH
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in conformation, TD

36. Butternut Hill
http://butternutgoldens.com/ -VT
-All dogs fully health tested
-Dogs titled in therapy work, conformation, CGC, Obedience

37. Crangold
http://www.crangoldgoldenretrievers.com/ -VT
-All dogs fully health tested (from what I can tell)
-Dogs titled in conformation
-Website does not provide dogs full names so it’s very hard to find info on health or titles

38. Goldensand
http://goldensandgoldens.com/index.asp?ID=3 –VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jackie, Taylor, Preston
-Dogs titled in conformation, obedience, CGC/CGN

39. Grey Birch
http://www.greybirchgoldens.com/ -VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Teddy, Indy, Pinky. Indy was bred, they claim she has all tests but I don’t see proof
-Dogs titled in therapy work, conformation, CGC

40. Kilohana
http://www.kilohanagoldens.com/index.html -VT
-Missing/incomplete health tests on Jenn
-Dogs titled in conformation
Awesome list! When I'm looking for breeders, I'll ask you.


Gaylans. I really love there dogs. If I ever get a Golden, I'd consider getting a dog from here.They breed for Multi-Purpose dogs. Many of dogs are titlex in hunting. There dogs are also in agility, conformation, agility, obedience,& rally.
They test for heart, elbows, hips,eyes, & thyroid.
http://www.gaylans.com/dogs.html

They are in NY, hope that isn't a problem.
 

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Gaylans. I really love there dogs. If I ever get a Golden, I'd consider getting a dog from here.They breed for Multi-Purpose dogs. Many of dogs are titlex in hunting. There dogs are also in agility, conformation, agility, obedience,& rally.
They test for heart, elbows, hips,eyes, & thyroid.
http://www.gaylans.com/dogs.html

They are in NY, hope that isn't a problem.
This. Gayle is great.
 

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The Gaylan dogs I have met have been nice dogs. Only trouble might be that there is usually (AFAIK) a long competition waiting list so it may be difficult to get a pet puppy. But even if that's the case she's been in the breed a long time and may be able to recommend other breeders with pups available/planned for your timeline.

Several of the breeders listed in the long post have heavier built dogs who are unlikely to make good all-weather jogging partners. Just something to keep in mind.
 
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Not a New England breeder but I'm friends with an Indiana Golden breeder, Golden Clover Retrievers. I've helped out with a few litters and they're all very nice dogs.
 

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The Gaylan dogs I have met have been nice dogs. Only trouble might be that there is usually (AFAIK) a long competition waiting list so it may be difficult to get a pet puppy. But even if that's the case she's been in the breed a long time and may be able to recommend other breeders with pups available/planned for your timeline.
Exactly. Especially if your look for a pet puppy.
 
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breeder in VA

I'm tagging onto this info-filled thread. My cousin in Central VA is looking for a pet Golden puppy this Spring or Summer. Her priorities are health and temperament. Like the OP, she prefers reds.

She has a husband, two sons between 6 - 9yo, two adult dogs, one cat, chickens, goats, and cattle on a large property with pool, creeks, and a river.

Any suggestions? She is wishing for puppies within driving distance.
 

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27. Milbrose
http://www.milbrose.com/Milbrose/Welcome.html –NH
-Dogs titled in obedience, conformation
-Missing/incomplete health tests for Emmett and Alex (though they claim to have all)







I am Milbrose and I want to clarify on this thread. Emmett was never bred, I never claimed to have all clearances on him. I do not use my boys at stud and he was never used with any girl. He does not have any of his clearances because he has a thyroid issue and while he is intact as i believe it is healthier for him, he was never used ..... Alex was owned by a co owner in california. He did eventually get all of his clearances before he was used at stud. We do not have him with us in NH and we have since signed off on him so we no longer own him. I never have made claims about all of my dogs having all clearances. Right now we have Kenna and Rhys as well who do not have any health clearances but neither are being bred, nor will they ever be bred. Polly and Curb are currently under a year so they do not have health clearances. Just because a dog lives at my home does not mean that they are available for breeding. BE VERY CAREFUL about the statements that you make regarding a breeding.

I find this honestly quite irritating. The dogs who are actively being bred have ALL required and optional health clearances. We currently have 7 dogs, of those dogs I have one girl who is being bred and she has ALL health clearances. I have 2 up and coming puppies who are turning a year old next week and they have appointments to start getting their health clearances. Emmett, Rhys and Kenna will never be bred and as such do not have all their health clearances.

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