About Golden Willow Retrievers
Golden Willow Retrievers is a small, family owned, breeding kennel located in the tranquil setting of Hume, Virginia. We specialize in the breeding of English cream Golden Retrievers.
Our story begins when we got our first English cream Golden Retriever, Wyatt in 2008. After falling in love with the breed, we toyed around with the thought of breeding them one day. We then lived in the city so our dream would have to wait.
In November of 2012 we were meant to cross paths with Luna, a German Shepherd/Black Labrador Retriever mix. We were following a mini van that ran into her. We immediately called our vet Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Bristow, VA. She was micro chipped but her owners could not care for her. We let our vet know that we would take responsibility for her and would pay for any expenses. They nursed her back to health and our family began to grow. You can see her story on YouTube.
In 2014 we started to put our dream into motion by looking for land that we could transform into our kennel. While we were searching for our home, we found a kennel in Denmark that we became admired with. Golden Tunes Kennel would have a litter of puppies in June. We made plans to go to Denmark in September to bring home Golden Tunes Marguerite Daisy – “Daisy” for short.
We soon found more room in our home for Country Lane Retrievers Luke who came to us from a breeder in North Carolina. His parents are both from Russia.
In 2015 along came our kennel “ham” Moriani Retrievers Fisher from Ukraine. We call him Mister Fisher.
Soon after Mister Fisher came I’m Terra Antyda Winona from Estonia. We call her Nonna for short. Also in 2015 we found our love bug Magik Creature “SAO” from Ukraine.
In September of 2015 after our long search we found our new home in Hume, Virginia. We have transformed our property into a “golden heaven” with 8 acres of rolling fenced off running pens and a full service kennel where the dogs can sleep, eat and play in a fully conditioned space. The kennel also supports a full laundry and commercial wash facility where we keep the crew fresh and clean.
Not long after we moved into our new home we brought home Armstrong Ola de Oro “Benji” from Ukraine.
Vivian and Radley came into our lives as a package deal. These two are so sweet. Vivian won some puppy titles in Ukraine before she came to us.
We got Deacon from the same breeder as Nonna. She is such a playful dog. Very sweet and loves meeting new people!
We saw this picture of Umberto and we knew we had to branch out and explore Berners.
If you have one Berner you need another so we got Bella.
So our hearts expands to love them all.
All of our goldens come from top ranking championship lines which you can see on their pedigree in K9 Data. Golden Willow Retrievers stands behind our goldens and will always help with any issues you have.
Since we are only going to have limited litters each year, please feel free to contact us to see which of our beautiful golden male/female combinations we will be breeding so you can get your name on the list.
All You Need Is Love… And a Dog!!