Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale

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    Goldilock's Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 19 yr(s)!

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    AKC puppies. Hips, eyes, heart & elbows all certified. Champion lines. Responsibly bred for health and temperament. Family raised and well-socialized. Stud service available. All puppies are guaranteed. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Levittown, Pennsylvania United States


    Champion Bloodline: No
    Champion Sired: No
    Show Potential: No

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    Connie Foust (267) 304-5823
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    Golden Meadows RetrieversAdvertising with us for 14 yr(s)!

    GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL OUTSTANDING PUPS! Gold & rare English Cream (white). Mellow loyal & loving. Shipping & training available. Have your pup obedience trained before she arrives home. Credit Cards Are Accepted.. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Moorpark, California United States


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    Tim & Barbie Hoke (805) 532-2216
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    Dry Run RetrieversAdvertising with us for 12 yr(s)!

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    AKC / CKC / OFA / CERF. White goldens & light goldens. Quality raised puppies with outstanding looks & temperaments for family pets, hunting, or companions. Small kennel. Shipping available. For information call. Also has Labrador Retrievers. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Blacksburg, Virginia United States


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    Tammy Fugate (540) 552-6255
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  • EveningStar Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 14 yr(s)!

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    We have the perfect combination for your family: Health, outstanding temperaments, intelligence, & stunning good looks. Hip, eye, heart tested & OFA certified with a written 3 year health guarantee. Training is available upon request. Credit cards are accepted. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Aguanga, California United States


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    Gaila Brickus (951) 763-0433
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    Shadalane Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 11 yr(s)!

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    Serious hobby breeders. Top quality show/pet puppies & young adults. Our meticulous breeding program is evident in their looks, health, charm, & intelligence. OFA/CERF & Heart clearances available. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Fallbrook, California United States


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    Alan Gunther (760) 712-5200 / (760) 453-5050
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    DOUBLE B GOLDENSAdvertising with us for 10 yr(s)!

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    Imported White Champion English-Scandanavian-European-Australian bloodlines. Healthy, playful, beautiful puppies. Extending our golden family to you... Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Kersey, Colorado United States


    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

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    Lee Barrett (970) 396-8417
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    Goldens R 4 Lovin'Advertising with us for 12 yr(s)!

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    Pups Available NOW.....Our Golden Retrievers are White import sired. White & cream. Healthy & beautiful. Hip,Elbow Eye and heart clearances on both parents... These are what your looking for. Experienced breeder. References. Hip/health guarantee. .Potty Box Trained, Socialized in home, kid friendly. Beautiful Quiet Spirits Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in California United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever, White Golden Retrievers.


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    Ann Floerke (949) 690-2213
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  • When Your Puppy's Longevity Is Important
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    WE are a Small in-home HOLISTIC AND HOMEOPATHIC breeder of English Cream AKC Golden Retrievers with a very strong emphasis on longevity.offering very beautiful and very healthy Golden's.. . If longevity, personality and beauty are of Paramount importance to you with a Golden Retriever Puppy you may buy, then PLEASE GO TO MY WEB SITE AND FILL OUT THE "CONTACT US" FORM FOR A QUICK REPLY.. .Complete puppy Clearances from our Licensed Vet ---Reservations now being accepted from QUALIFIED families for our Upcoming June 2019 breeding BETWEEN OUR Sweet Maximus and Pepper. Two of our Stunning English,CREAM, AKC Certified, GOLDEN RETRIEVERS! . ......Plan Ahead and Reserve Early! Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Newton, New Jersey United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever, White Golden Retrievers.


    Date Born: 07/08/2019
    Date Available: 09/07/2019
    Price Range: 00000
    Champion Bloodline: Yes

    Litter Description
    Beautiful Holistically and Homeopathically Bred English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies. Reservations now being accepted. Please go to my web site , then "Contact Us" for a quick Reply.

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    A complete Cancer Education Program via e-mail to allow your puppy to reach a normal extended lifespan healthy Lifespan without cancer or disease. Lifetime telephone support


    Skip (000) 000-0000
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    Nadine's Naturals FarmAdvertising with us for 2 yr(s)!

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    AKC Golden Retriever Puppies! 4 boys and 4 girls. Super cute! Bred for temperament with therapy training parents. Parents on premises. Born 1/14/19 will be ready to go Mid-March. Raised with lots of love & care. Socialized in our home, kid friendly! Will be up to date on all shots, wormings & preventive care! Feel free to text/call 518-641-2945 or email nadinesnaturals@gmail.com to reserve yours today!! Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in New York United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever, White Golden Retrievers.


    Date Born: 06/28/2018
    Date Available: 08/23/2018

    Litter Description
    3 boys 2 girls left limited registration

    Whats Included
    The cost of the puppies includes their first shots, vet checked, and dewormed.


    Nadine Paul (518) 641-2945
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    Golden Sunshine RetrieversAdvertising with us for 12 yr(s)!

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    White golden retriever adorable puppies ready for their new homes Autumn and Blake have 9 adorable puppies all AKC Champion bloodlines with OFA (hips, elbows, heart and eye certs) All puppies are raised at home with over 35 years of breeding experience. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Lancaster, California United States


    Susie Close (661) 886-0087
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    Westben Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 11 yr(s)!

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    For more than 30 years, Westben Golden Retrievers has been breeding TOP QUALITY AKC puppies with the wonderful temperaments we all desire. ALL parents are CHIC approved - OFA HIP, ELBOW, HEARTS and CERF EYES. VISITS WELCOMED Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Oak Ridge, North Carolina United States


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    Craig Westergaard or Bryan Hall (336) 643-7130, 336-643-5169
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    English Meadow RetrieversAdvertising with us for 9 yr(s)!

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    Specializing in High Quality English Creme Puppies. Parents are carefully selected for Health, Temperament and Beauty. AKC, OFA Certified, Health Guarantee. Well Socialized and Loved!!! Producing Friends For A Lifetime! Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Crystal, Michigan United States


    Champion Bloodline: No
    Champion Sired: No
    Show Potential: No

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    Rhonda Wilson (989) 388-6463
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    Chadwick's Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 16 yr(s)!

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    GREAT FAMILY PETS! Beautiful Golden Retriever pups raised by experienced breeder & loving family. Parents on-premises w/ OFA & CERF certifications. Great temperaments, available to loving homes only! Microchipping available. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in California United States


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    Nancy Chadwick (951) 756-1960
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    AKCAdvertising with us for 16 yr(s)!

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    AKC REGISTERED PUREBRED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES PAPERS PEDIGREES HEALTH GUARANTEE SHOT DEWORMING RECORDS HIP XRAYS OFA HEART OFA EYE CERTIFICATION. ADORABLE & AVAILABLE & ALL range colors with few litters currently. GORGEOUS CHAMPION AND INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION LINES. 951-526-4994 BREEDING AKC REGISTERED PUREBRED GOLDENS FOR OVER 16 YEARS. JESUS LOVES YOU. Tina (please contact for current pics.) Thank You Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Temecula, California United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever.


    Date Born: 01/14/2019
    Date Available: 03/11/2019
    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

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    We currently have few litters available ..White Cream color .. Golden color ....and dark Golden color. All Adorable ....JESUS LOVES YOU! A SMILE FOR A LIFETIME !

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    AKC REGISTERED PUREBRED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES WITH PAPERS PEDIGREES SHOT N DEWORMING RECORDS HIP XRAYS OFA HEART N OFA EYE CERTIFICATIONS . HEALTH GUARANTEE EXPERIENCED BREEDER FOR over 16 Years. Champion n international champion lines Wonderful Temperaments... Loved and Snuggled Daily.. JESUS LOVES YOU! 951-526-4994 Tina (please contact for updated pictures Thank You)


    Tina Valencia (951) 526-4994
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    Saddlecreek Farms Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 14 yr(s)!

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    English & American Lines! AKC / OFA / CERF / SAS clear. Sires all English Imports. Parents on site. Health guarantee. Mellow teddy bears. English cream to pale gold. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Ventura, California United States


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    Diane Atkinson 1 (800) 887-4972
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  • AKC/OFA Champion-Sired pups born 5/9/19 & 5/23/19!
    Heart of Autumn Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 4 yr(s)!

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    Two blonde and light red litters are here (4m/3f born 5/9 and 3m/3f born 5/23), ready for homes starting the 4th of July 2019 and two weeks later, July 18! Since Halloween of 2006 Heart of Autumn Golden Retrievers have been producing a beautiful range of light to dark fall colors from gorgeous, gentle, conformationally correct AKC/OFA certified (heart, hips, elbows, eyes), Champion sired and highly pedigreed parents. Prior offspring are therapy/service/show dogs and family pets. Please contact us for details and current photos. We love talking about Goldens and are located in El Cajon - San Diego area. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in San Diego, California United States


    Date Born: 05/09/2019
    Date Available: 07/04/2019
    Price Range: 3000
    Deposit: 100
    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

    Litter Description
    Heart of Autumn Golden Retrievers come in a beautiful range of light to dark fall colors from parents who are AKC, OFA certified in all 4 tests (hips: good and excellent, heart, elbows & eyes). Their pedigree is Champion-filled with siblings working as service/therapy dogs for a foster-care counselor, autistic children, and disabled veterans. Grandpa was #1 in the Nation, Great-Grandpa is the 2005 Western Regional Champion. Present Champion-Sired litter born May 9, 2019 with a second related litter due May 24, 2019. Please contact for current photos and questions. I love talking about Goldens with my family of puppy buyers!

    Whats Included
    Each well-loved puppy completes gentle neonatal bio-sensor exercises, enjoys clicker obedience training, is temperament tested at 7-weeks, Vet checked, receives first shots, a toy and clicker. Having an Elementary Teaching Credential, we homeschool our children and puppies emphasizing education and socialization. Puppy buyers receive 60+ pages of extensive puppy care and training tips to ensure ongoing success with every Heart of Autumn puppy. Current pictures, 5-generation pedigrees, copies of all 4 parent health clearances and referrals are available upon request. This is puppy love at its best!


    Barbara (619) 956-6647 (cell and text)
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    Cielo's Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 5 yr(s)!

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    ADORABLE AKC REGISTERED PUREBRED English and American GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES raised by experienced breeder for over 15 yrs and Loving family! AKC/OFA, certs, Vet checked, health guarantee. Champion bloodlines Sweet and Loyal temperaments, SUPER CUTE! Well socialized with kids and doggie door trained. Great Family Pets! Available to loving homes only! Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in California United States


    Champion Bloodline: Yes

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    Golden Retriever Puppies


    Carmela (951) 232-0055
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    Sierra Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 7 yr(s)!

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    Puppies and trained Golden Retrievers. Champion sired puppies and part english cream dam are producing beautiful light golden coats and wonderful heads and bone. Healthy puppies with all OFA clearances Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in El Cajon, California United States


    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

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    Julia (760) 814-5619
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    • Hillside Golden Retrievers
    • Simi Valley, CA
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    Hillside Golden RetrieversAdvertising with us for 13 yr(s)!

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    AKC, OFA, CERF certified. Vet checked. Health guarantee. Champion American & Import lines. Very light (creams/whites) to medium gold. Beautiful, mellow tempered pups from our home to yours. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Simi Valley, California United States



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    Buckeye KennelsAdvertising with us for 14 yr(s)!

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    AKC/OFA/OFEL English Cream puppies! We are taking deposits for both genders. Puppies are vet-checked, first shots, dewormed and given TONS of love from our family. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Ohio United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever.


    Date Born: 01/18/2018
    Date Available: 03/18/2018
    Price Range: 1500-1800
    Deposit: 500
    Champion Bloodline: Yes

    Litter Description
    Ultra white English Cream puppies available throughout the year so be sure to check for availability.Parents have top bloodlines and have OFA health certifications. Check out our blog/site/Facebook page for pics, videos and 18 years worth of fantastic references from across the nation!

    Whats Included
    Vet checked -UTD on shots and vet care- genetic health guaranteed!


    Scott & Sheryl Aeschliman (419) 335-1900
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  • 7 Puppies ready 3/3/19! Accepting Deposits!
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    7 Puppies Available! Tanner x Fritzy Litter. Lots of champions in the Pedigree AKC Registration included. Up to date on all vaccines and dewormer. Micro-chipped. Vet Checked. Shipping is available anywhere in the US for $450.00. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Dundee, Ohio United States


    Date Born: 01/06/2019
    Date Available: 03/03/2019
    Deposit: 250.00

    Whats Included
    We accept Cash, Pay-Pal, and Credit Card on site w/chip


    Marcus Miller (330) 275-0046
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  • New Litter Born! Now Accepting Deposits!
    Elpers RanchAdvertising with us for 18 yr(s)!

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    White Goldens Available! 4 Females & 2 Males. AKC. Great champion bloodlines! Parents from Poland and Russia. OFA Checked. For show or pet. $1000 pet or $2000 Full Registration. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Huntsville, Texas United States. Also has English Springer Spaniels, White Golden Retrievers.


    Ruth (936) 662-5347
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    Bottom Creek EnglishAdvertising with us for 5 yr(s)!

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    These pup's are champion sired. His name is tramin Enjoy The Game. He from a well known kennel from Ukraine. He is Ict clear, and all his other clearance are good. The mother is a dauher of a multi champion. That i had imported from Russia. Her Grand Dad is a world conter, and a champion in 6 countries. Now takeing Depsoit's. The Mother Lady is a Ict Clear Eye's Normal, Pra1-Clear, Pra2-Clear, Prcd-Clear. Muscular Dystrophy-Clear, Degenerative Myelopathy-Clear. The Ofa prelimbed her hip's, and they were rated good, and elbow's Normal. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Virginia United States. Also has English Cream Golden Retriever, White Golden Retrievers.


    Date Available: 05/28/2019
    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: Yes
    Show Potential: Yes

    Litter Description
    These pups are Champion Sired by Tramin Enjoy The Game. He is from a well know breeder from the Ukraine. All his clearances are Good. The Mother of the litter is the daughter of a Multi Champion. Her Grandfather is a World Contender and a Champion in 6 Countries.

    Whats Included
    Vet Checked, AKC papers. Crate if shipping. They come with, limited or full reg. Also a two year warranty, on hips, elbows eyes and heart. Up yo date on all shot's. Can deliver by car, up to 400 miles. Just all the basic thing's


    Mark (540) 580-9896
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  • Reserve your Puppy for Spring 2019!
    Princeton GoldensAdvertising with us for 4 yr(s)!

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    Breeding 20+ years! AKC/OFA. We have traveled thousands of miles through the years to achieve excellent champion bloodlines with outstanding health and temperaments. Also a total of 67 champions on pedigrees, consisting of national and international champions. Call us for puppy availability. Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale in Princeton, West Virginia United States


    Price Range: $1600
    Deposit: $500
    Champion Bloodline: Yes
    Champion Sired: No
    Show Potential: Yes

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    English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies for Sale


    Terry Ratcliff (304) 425-5811
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Golden Retriever

Large Dogs with a gentle nature. Has a great reputation for their skill and proficiency as hunters and great family pets. Children-friendly, playful and affectionate. Life Span 10 - 13 years. The Golden Retriever , or Flat Coat Golden as they were first registered by The Kennel Club of England in 1903, are a breed of dog with a documented history that stems from Scottish royalty. Originally bred for hunting, the Golden Retriever has a great reputation for their skill and proficiency as hunters, family pets, and as magnificent looking dogs . The roots of this particular breed can be definitively traced back to Sir Dudley Marjoribanks who was also known as Lord Tweedmouth, for the specific goal of trying to create a breed of dog that would be skilled in the hunt for waterfowl, and worthy of an aristocrat. What transpired from Lord Tweedmouth’s meticulous breeding program is a unique dog that is not only intelligent, kind, loyal, and hard-working, but able to traverse difficult terrain in the pursuit of game.

Lord Tweedmouth was a wealthy land developer who resided in Guisachan, an estate in the Scottish Highlands of Glen Affric near Inverness-shire where hunting game was both sport and a means of putting food on the table. Lord Tweedmouth was a very proficient breeder who was able to successfully foster a number of animals such as Scottish ponies and cattle, and most notably the Golden Retriever. The reason we have such an accurate account of Lord Tweedmouth’s Golden Retrievers is for no other reason than that he kept an excellent account of exactly which dogs were brought together to form this breed.

Moreover, The Golden Retriever’s breeding history was made public by the Earl of Ilchester, a great nephew of Lord Tweedmouth, in 1952. As a result, we know that the Golden Retriever descends from two specific dogs, one of which is a yellow Wavy-Coated Retriever named Nous, British for “common sense or intelligence,” purchased in 1865, and deriving from the St. John’s Newfoundland and Irish setter. Nous was the only retriever pup of yellow color in an otherwise black litter that he purchased from a cobbler in Brighton, bred by Lord Chichester. Nous’s mate was a liver-colored Tweed Water- Spaniel named Belle from Ladykirk on the Tweed, and some accounts suggest that she descended from a St. John’s water dog, due to her retriever-like look. Without a deeper examination of the history of each of these dogs, we cannot comment with complete accuracy as to their ancestry. However, what we do know is that the Tweed Water-Spaniel no longer exists, and that from these two dogs, a litter of four was produced that set in motion today’s Golden Retriever.

From the mating of Belle and Nous in 1868, three females and a male, Ada, Crocus, Primrose and Cowslip, made up the first litter. Lord Tweedmouth kept Primrose and Cowslip for his own breeding purposes and gave Ada to the fifth Earl of Ilchester. The male pup, Crocus, was given to the second Lord Tweedmouth. From Primrose and Cowslip, we have the makings of our present day Golden Retriever and the specific dogs that were mixed in order to fit Lord Tweedmouth’s vision. The dogs that were bred include an Irish setter, the St. Johns Water Dog of Newfoundland, a sandy-colored Bloodhound, and two Wavy-Coated Black Retrievers. In addition, Lord Tweedmouth would occasionally reintroduce a Tweed Water Spaniel, a Labrador Retriever , and a Red Setter. This created the perfect dog for hunting as well as imbuing characteristics such as gentleness, the ability to navigate water, and exceptional trainability. Virtually every account that has been written about Lord Tweedmouth’s breeding program shows that it met with great success, which is a testament to his skill and love of breeding dogs.

It was clearly established which dogs were bred to create the Golden Retriever, and why Lord Tweedmouth chose to mix these dogs. Lord Tweedmouth was a sporting gentleman who very much enjoyed the hunt for waterfowl on his estate with his countrymen. Recent innovations in weaponry of the period allowed shotguns to shoot at greater distances; therefore, it was necessary to have keen dogs capable of waterfowl retrievals in rough terrain. The type of breeding incorporated, along with new gun technology, showed how proficient retrievers were in the field. Most breed dogs today have been widely taken out of the workforce and become show dogs or family pets. This likely began when retrievers were introduced in the early 20th century for show.

Lord Tweedmouth kept the yellow retriever away from the public eye until one of his prized dogs won the first field trial for retrievers in 1904. Yellow Retrievers thereafter were registered as Yellow Retrievers, Retrievers-Wavy or Flat-Coated. After the introduction of Lord Tweedmouth’s dogs, they were exhibited in Britain in 1908, by Viscount Harcourt, who began a Culham line, with stock from the Earl of Portsmouth. Consequently this is when retrievers, Golden and Yellow, were first classified and showed prominence by placing first in Bench Competition. In 1913, the Golden was given a separate breed class and became the Golden Retriever; henceforth, the Golden Retriever Club was founded that same year.

Officially, the name Golden Retriever was accepted in 1920; however, in 1881, Archie Majoribanks, the youngest son of Lord Tweedmouth, brought a Golden Retriever to Canada and in 1894, he registered his retriever Lady, with the American Kennel Club (AKC) , but it wasn’t until 1925 that the AKC officially registered the breed. In 1893, the first Golden Retriever was documented in the United States and from here on out we can assume that America fell in love with this dog. In addition, Canada registered a Golden Retriever in 1927 and played a significant role in developing the Golden Retriever of today. The Golden Retriever Club of America was founded in 1938, and is closely related to the AKC, the present day standard of which is followed. Lord Tweedmouth died in 1894, but managed to leave behind a very profound canine legacy.

We can look at the characteristics of a modern Golden Retriever and discern what temperament and abilities Lord Tweedmouth was looking for. However, there are some distinct differences between the American Golden Retriever and the British line. The English Golden Retriever is wider, shorter, and more muscular, with a forehead that is a bit more block-like. In addition, their chests are deeper, with shorter legs and shorter tails. They are also heavier and have a height of 22-24 inches at the withers, the tallest point being behind the neck at the shoulders. Females are slightly shorter at 20-21inches with narrower heads. The eyes are a bit darker and rounder as opposed to the more triangular and slanted shape of the American breed.

The “cream colored retrievers, English Crème Golden Retrievers , English Golden Retrievers, European Golden Retrievers, Blond Golden Retrievers, Light Golden Retriever or White Golden Retrievers are also listed as White Goldens, and Platinum Blond Goldens.” The AKC standard retriever is longer and slimmer than its British counterpart, and is 22-24 inches at shoulder height; females are shorter at 21-½ to 22-½ inches, 65-75 pounds for males, and 55-56 pounds for females. Moreover, the title "English Golden Retriever” is not used solely to describe a retriever coming from England; it is also a standard by which a retriever is judged.

The Golden Retriever, used in the field, needs all of the distinct abilities that were originally bred into it. They are known as non-slip retrievers, which are dogs who are able to sit quietly in hunting blinds until they are ordered to retrieve game, both on land and water – as well as able to walk without making any sound at heel. In addition, they need to be biddable, which is the ability to take direction from owners and handlers. Although many retrievers today are household pets in America, they are still quite proficient in working as bird dogs, trackers, narcotics-detection dogs, and guide dogs for blind and physically-challenged people.

In order to be proficient bird dogs, retrievers must have soft mouths so that they do not destroy game. Furthermore, today’s retriever must have good physical attributes such as strength and good athletic ability in order to pursue game and walk for long periods of time. Besides being a hunter, the golden retriever is an excellent companion for any homeowner who is willing to provide the kind of environment they need in order to thrive. As with most highly active breeds of dogs, plenty of exercise is paramount to their happiness and success as family pets. These dogs are not bred to exist in all family situations. They are not suited for small confined spaces such as apartments or limited backyard areas with an owner not willing to spend adequate time to ensure the dog’s physical and mental health.

One of the down sides, if any, of owning and taking care of a Golden Retriever is health-related issues that may arise due to their breeding history. The average lifespan is anywhere from 10 to 12 years and they are susceptible to a wide array of medical problems. Some of these problems include cancer, cataracts, hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, heart problems, Von Willebrand's disease, skin disorders. They also gain weight quite easily, so one should be careful not overfeed this breed of dog. However, this should not dissuade the serious dog owner from having a companion that loves children, is extremely loyal, friendly, intelligent, and overall very good-natured. Golden Retrievers will thrive in a loving environment, where they can both get love and give love freely.

Grooming a Golden Retriever as an essential part of any well-maintained dog care program, and this breed is no exception. You should dry shampoo on a regular basis, but only bathe when necessary. One must always remember that Golden Retriever’s outer coats were designed to endure very wet conditions. They are considered an average shedder, which means that brushing and combing twice a week is a good way to remove wooly hair from their dense undercoats. If you use a firm bristled brush you’ll have success in keeping your dog well maintained. The Golden Retriever is a fine breed of dog that will provide many years of companionship if kept active throughout its life.

Golden Retrievers are rated as the fourth smartest dog of all breeds as stated in the book, The Intelligence of Dogs, by Stanley Coren. Numerous celebrities have chosen to own retrievers. For instance, Gerald Ford owned a retriever named Liberty, and author Dean Koontz is pictured on the back of his books with his golden retriever Trixie. Pamela Anderson is known to have owned a Golden Retriever as well as Joe Pesci, Jerry Seinfeld, George Lucas, and Tom Cruise who owns two Goldens. Golden Retrievers have also starred in films such as Air Bud, and Air Bud: Golden Receiver played by Buddy the Dog, and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey played by Shadow the Golden Retriever.

Group Classification: Sporting

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC

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Hair Length: Long

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Body Size: Large

Weight Male: 65-75 pounds

Height Male: 23-24 inches

Weight Female: 55-65 pounds

Height Female: 21.5-22.5 inches

Litter Size: 8 puppies

Life Expectancy: 10-13 years.

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Colors
The coat color of a Golden can range from a light cream color, into the yellows, or even into darker golden or copper shades.

Living Area
The Golden Retriever does well in different living situations as long as their family takes the time to make sure they are well exercised. While a large fenced yard or a secure area that provides room to run and play is ideal, a Golden Retriever can also thrive in an apartment environment. In this situation, it is important to check with local parks and public areas to determine what their rules are in regards to dogs and other pets, and see what would be most suitable for taking your dog to for play and exercise time.