Finding just the "right" golden retriever puppy can be a very daunting task.  It is very important that you learn all you can about Golden Retrievers before you decide on the one you want. The most important issues when picking a golden puppy are the health issues.  Be sure the breeder you choose will give you copies of the health clearances (hips, elbows, heart, & eyes) on both parents of the litter.  Click Here for More Information

Before you purchase the first precious furface you see, please take a moment to read the important information on the Golden Retriever Club of America's web pages at  On this page you will find the following links that are very important for you to read and become familiar with: 

Do your research!  Do not be in a hurry.  If getting a Golden, any Golden, RIGHT NOW, is foremost in your plans, then you are not serious and will get what you ask for -- just any Golden.

The Gower Golden breeding program is very selective.  We strive to produce healthy, sound puppies that conform to the Golden Retriever standard in every way -- looks, temperament, and performance. 

We research pedigrees extensively to make sure we are making the right choice to improve our breeding program and, most importantly, for the health of the puppies and the betterment of the breed. 

Each litter is raised in our home with lots of individual attention.  They start out in a whelping box in our bedroom the first four weeks of life.  The puppies are introduced to "home" sounds... vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, television, phones ringing, etc.  The puppies are also introduced to other dogs and other people and get handled a lot.  By four to five weeks of age, they get play time outside in our yard (weather permitting) on a variety of surfaces.  They are always surrounded with a lot of toys and have puppy agility equipment to explore.  Toys and small obstacles help a puppy learn "problem solving" skills for mental stimulation.  Interaction with other dogs and people and introduction to other stimuli helps produce a mentally healthy and confident puppy.  After you get your new puppy home (and after it has had all of its vaccinations), you will want to continue socializing it by taking it to new and different places so it becomes confident in new surroundings.

All of our puppies will be vaccinated, wormed, and thoroughly checked by a veterinarian before going to their new home between 8-9 weeks of age.  We also have all puppies' hearts and eyes checked for hereditary problems before they go to their new homes.  All of our pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract and can only be registered with AKC on a "Limited Registration" (click for more information).

You will go home with a Puppy Packet that includes:

  • Your puppy's pedigree

  • Pictures of both parents

  • Health clearances on both parents

  • A record of vaccinations and medications (if any)

  • Information on caring for your new puppy

  • Information about feeding

  • Your first bag of food for your new baby, and

  • A toy containing the scent of its littermates and the mother, which helps the puppy adjust to its new home quickly. 

We will ask you to sign a sales agreement.  This is important so we both know the terms of the sale. 

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the life of your Golden.  If you ever have a need to place your Golden with someone else, we require that you contact us first.  We will take any of our puppies back at anytime. 


    We will, in everything that we do, be aware that we are
    caretakers of the future of the Golden Retriever. Each
    action we take, every decision we make, can and will affect
    the Golden Retriever as a breed, today and far into the future. We
    are aware that poor breeding decisions have caused the downfall
    of some popular breeds. As caretakers of the Golden Retriever,
    we will protect not only the dogs that are living today, but
    those that are not yet born. It is our responsibility to see
    that Golden Retrievers will go on in future years to be all
    that the breed was intended to be.