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Question MN/WI Breeders

Hey everyone!
I'm a little nervous to post on here again, but here goes. I think I've finally found more breeders in the MN/WI area that I would like to work with. We were looking to get a pup next summer, so I wanted to get my name in the lists now.

I've sent emails to Xanthos, Summit and Forever Goldens. Heidi at Xanthos called me right away and we had a great conversation. Very friendly and down to earth! I'm still waiting on Summit and Forever. Anyone have any experiences with any of these breeders? Thanks for any help....and please don't eat me alive!
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I don't have any info on the breeders you are looking at but I wanted to welcome you back. Good luck on your search.


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Summit has some of the best dogs in the country. Beth Johnson is very well known and respected.

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Summit has some of the best dogs in the country. Beth Johnson is very well known and respected.
I'm hoping to talk to Beth soon. I emailed her on the 24th. I used to groom a male from her early in my grooming career. He was so handsome and so smart!
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I don't have any info on the breeders you are looking at but I wanted to welcome you back. Good luck on your search.
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Hey everyone!
I'm a little nervous to post on here again, but here goes. I think I've finally found more breeders in the MN/WI area that I would like to work with. We were looking to get a pup next summer, so I wanted to get my name in the lists now.

I've sent emails to Xanthos, Summit and Forever Goldens. Heidi at Xanthos called me right away and we had a great conversation. Very friendly and down to earth! I'm still waiting on Summit and Forever. Anyone have any experiences with any of these breeders? Thanks for any help....and please don't eat me alive!
I'm not familiar with any of the breeders mentioned above. I will tell you that if your considering a dog from Muddy Meadows (Kimball MN) breeder Cindy Almgren do your research and proceed with great caution!

Good luck!!
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My husband and I own MapleHillsKennel in Clayton, WI and we are primarily involved in field work but of course the basis for that is obedience. Below are some of the breeders in WI, MN, and IL that I like. Most are field but some are involved in formal obedience and a few are show or have show line influence.

Remember that performance based dogs will follow the line of the AKC description of the breed as “primarily a hunting dog” so be prepared to have a dog that needs a job.


While I always recommend double checking the clearances on
www.offa.org I think you will find these breeders are committed to the health of their dogs and the majority will have all of the core clearances done on all their dogs.




Choctaw in Clintonville, WI


Dichi in Portage, WI


Docmar in Duluth MN


Four Lakes Golden Retrievers in Madison WI


Gold Eagle in Marshfield, WI


Maxhaven in Wyoming MN


Miners in Sheridan IL


MVP in Eau Claire, WI


Prairie Fire Golden Retrievers outside of Wilmar, MN


Sunshine Golden Retrievers in Madison, WI -


Tanbark Golden Retrievers, Madison WI


Thistle Rock Golden Retrievers in Elk River, MN


Topbrass – some litters are born in northern IL


Topflight in St Croix Falls, WI - I think they have new puppies


Webshire in Larsen, WI


Wildwings in Hayward, WI



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We got our Fitz from Forever Goldens. We didn't have any issues with Jenn. we had standard contract, price was acceptable and she took care of all paperwork with Fitz. I know most people deal with her partner but Jenn was the contact I received. She is very friendly. I researched on the proper questions to ask a breeder and questions they would ask in return. So it was a very easy conversation. It was a comfortable "transaction". She does prefer personal pick-up or delivery as opposed to shipping the puppy cargo. I felt the same way so we picked Fitz up, flying from California. This is only something you have to consider if you are out-of-state. If you happen to receive any other information let me know. Or have any questions. It does take her a bit to respond. I noticed that telephoning was best when contacting her.
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I talked to candace and we had a great conversation! It will be hard to chose from both of these breeders. I never heard back from Summit. I may shoot her another email though.
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Leslie.........I have looked at all of the breeders from your list. Thank you!
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