The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed, and is described in the standard as “kindly, friendly and confident. Golden Retrievers make good family pets, particularly as they are patient with children. They are not “one-man dogs” and are generally equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. Their trusting, gentle disposition makes them a poor guarddogs.  The typical Golden Retriever is calm, naturally intelligent and biddable, and with an exceptional eagerness to please.

Golden Retrievers are compatible with other dogs, cats, and most livestock. They are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people, calmness, and willingness to learn. Because of this, they are commonly used as search and rescue dogs, guide dogs and mobility assistance dogs.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Golden Retriever Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, – ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


DEVON ; MUSKAN Mrs H Lambshead +01626 777262
DEVON ; Willsbrook Jean Wills +01647277486
HAMPSHIRE ; Ambergold Colin and Hazel Kirby
LANCASHIRE ; Gentiana Beryl and Frank Briggs-Allen
LINCOLNSHIRE ; Kerrien Mrs S Jolly
MERSEYSIDE ; Raiveslake Tracey Ayling-Jones +0151 289 6759
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ; Thornywait Mrs Susanna Zubair
SHROPSHIRE ; Gracewood Anne Douthwaite & Susan Wharfe +01547540446
SURREY ; Bannersoph K & J Eve +0208 393 07399
WILTSHIRE ; Knowlehill Mrs Cynthia Bond +01225 891503
YORKSHIRE ; Graceleigh Mark Deborah & Grace Vernon 01977 558166


ME, Otisfield; “Bowden’s Goldens” Marie Bowden: +207-539-8131;
ME, Yarmouth; “Royal River Retrievers”; Sandra Walton: +207-807-0993;
WA, Arlington; “Klasique Goldens” sherry chevalier +360-403-7901,
WA, Stanwood; “Colorbook Golden Retrievers” Stacia White, +425-418-9209,
WA, Enumclaw; “SweetGold Goldens” Kym & Rich anton +206-246-4030,
WA, Snohomish; “Wishkeeper Goldens” Connie Carroll Wilson, +360-668-9694,
WA, Snohomish; “Gracious Goldens” Sue Lusa +206-498-2229 / 360-668-9300,
WA, Kettle Falls; “Rocklane Golden Retrievers” Julie Matney, +509-675-0112,
WA, Kirkland; “Limelite Golden Retrievers” Claudia Shaw, +425-827-7253 / 206-550-3886
WA, Marysville; “Goldtales Golden Retrievers” Susan Babich, +425-334-5134,
WI, Sullivan; “Cheerio GR” Wendy Biewer, +262-593-8210,
WI, Stoughton; “Nalyn’s Goldens” Nancy Gratiot, +608-873-7749,
WI, Evansille; ” Sunshine Goldens ” Susan and Steven Scherber, +608-882-5550/608-295-1161,
WI, Menomonee Falls; “Keepers Golden Retrievers” Jean Taylor, +262-251-1706