Breeder Referral

Please use the resources below to help determine if a puppy, older dog, or a rescue dog will meet your personal preferences and fit into your lifestyle.

With the increase in popularity of the Golden Retriever has come a corresponding decrease in the overall quality of some Goldens being bred. AKC papers alone are no indication of the quality of a puppy. An AKC registration form is comparable to a birth certificate, nothing more! Responsible breeders look for breeding stock that best exemplifies the official breed standard, a written description of the ideal temperament, correct proportion, structure and movement, as well as size and color for a Golden Retriever. The GRCA site describes the official Golden Retriever Breed Standard.

In looking for a Golden puppy, you will notice that prices vary widely. Discuss costs, responsibilities, and other issues with all the breeders you meet. Be sure the breeder you choose is someone you are comfortable with; a responsible breeder will be available to help and advise you throughout the life of the puppy.

We wish you the best in your search and encourage you to read the following articles:


About Golden Retriever Breeders

What Responsible Breeders Really Do: GRCA video

Selecting a Breeder: Expectations and Questions to Ask


Breeder Contacts

Yankee GRC's breeder referral program only lists breeders who are club members in good standing and have recently submitted the required information on their litters. Occasionally an older puppy or adult dog will be listed.

Please note: Generally breeders will only list with Breeder Referral when they are expecting a litter or already have puppies for sale.

For current litter and puppy listings, please email

In addition, there is excellent information available at