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Yankee Breeder Referral Litter Listings

Yankee’s Breeder Referral program provides prospective Golden Retriever owners with information to assist with the purchase of a carefully bred Golden Retriever puppy or adult. Puppies and dogs listed in the referral program are from parents who have passed a number of important health tests for hereditary disorders.

Acceptance of a listing to Breeder Referral does not constitute endorsement by YGRC or any of its members. Neither the Yankee Golden Retriever Club nor its Board of Directors assumes responsibility for the quality, health, soundness, or temperament of any litters listed.

To participate in the program, breeders must have been a member of Yankee Golden Retriever Club for a minimum of one year and provide the following:

Yankee Golden Retriever Club recommends that a fully executed, written purchase agreement setting forth all the terms of purchase be obtained before possession of a puppy is transferred from the breeder to the purchaser.

About Golden Retriever Breeders

What Responsible Breeders Really Do: GRCA video

Selecting a Breeder: Expectations and Questions to Ask

Breeder Referral Contacts

The club's breeder referral program only lists breeders who are Yankee Golden Retriever 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.


When you find your puppy, remember to enroll him/her in Puppy Kindergarten. Early training and socialization are critical to a well-behaved companion. Yankee offers classes for Golden Retriever puppies.


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 breed standard, a written description of the ideal size, color, and temperament of the breed, as well as correct proportion, structure, and movement. 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 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: