Golden Retriever


Golden Retriever Breed Description

Appearance: 20-24" (51-61 cm) 55-75 lb (25-34 kg) Straight or wavy, firm, dense water-resistant outercoat. Good undercoat. Neck ruff. Various shades of gold and cream.

CH Makani’s My Heart Will Go On, OD. Am/Can CH RUSH HILL’S HAAGEN DAZS, AM CDX, WCX x CH MAKANI’S FULL OF MALAR KEY, OD. Dam of 9 Can. CH. “WIN” has stamped her excellence on a 30 yr+ breeding program. Bred/Owned by Betsey Ryan, Makani Meadows Reg’d.


In the mid-1800s, the English preferred black Retrievers, but Sir Dudley Majoribanks (Lord Tweedmouth) decided to develop a golden coloured wavy-coated version. He purchased a yellow Flat-Coated Retriever and bred it to the Tweed Water Spaniel, a now-extinct, curly coated light-coloured breed. The resulting dogs were then crossed to other light-coloured breeds such as Yellow Labradors, Red Setters and other Wavy-Coated Retrievers. In time, the “Golden Flat-Coat” type was established, and in 1920 renamed the Golden Retriever. The breed came to North America in the 1920s and immediately gained a following. Golden Retrievers are one of the world’s most popular breeds and frequently used as service dogs because of their kind intelligent personalities.


Known worldwide for his easy-going nature, the Golden Retriever is said to be born wanting to please. He is an intelligent dog and one of the easiest to train. Energetic, but not excitable, the Golden enjoys a good run and some games. He is wonderful with children of all ages, and pets of all sizes.

Golden Retriever Breeders:

Blackpool Perm Reg’d

We breed for temperament, health, and longevity. We clear parents for hips, elbows, eyes, heart, DNA test all our dogs for PRA 1 and 2, plus PRDC PRA, skin disorder Ichthyosis DM. Our home raised puppies to come with a three year guarantee and 6 weeks of pet insurance plus lifetime support. Our Callie was number one Golden in Ontario. We offer champion and Grand Champion stud service. Visit our site for more information


Bonnieview Kennels Reg’d

Mount Forest, ON.

Phone: Lorraine Bain (519) 323-6071

Makani Meadows Reg’d

Breeding Goldens with a purpose for show and obedience but above all loving family companions. Thirty-five minutes north of Pearson Airport. Orangeville area. (See our Breed Ambassador advertisement above)

Phone: (519) 941-3170