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Thanks to the help of forum members in another thread, I have compiled a list of Midwest breeders for anyone interested. To the best of my knowledge they all do complete clearances and compete with their dogs, but do your homework and double check. If anyone knows of more breeders to add to the list (from any midwest state) feel free to post them here. Also, if anyone knows that any of the listed breeders no longer breed or no longer adhere to the GRCA code of ethics, post that here too. Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone looking for a puppy in the Midwest!

Illinois:
-Shor'line Goldens
-Sundown Goldens
-Sundance Goldens
-Eclipse Goldens
-Seraphim Goldens
-Huntleigh Goldens
-Summer Wind Goldens

Indiana:
-Four Seasons
-Golden Clover Retrievers

Iowa:
-PrairieWyn Goldens

Minnesota:
DocMar Goldens **No longer actively breeding
Thunderstruck Retrievers
Thistle Rock Goldens
Prairie Fire Golden Retrievers

Missouri:
-Blazen Goldens- Leslie Albin
-Confetti (Ken and Judy Schlecht)
-Evergrace (Jane Gallagher)
-Futura (Judy Knobbe)
-Hearthrob (Cheryl Murphy)
-Heritage (Christina Yohe)
-Hillside (Sharon and Carl Rosenkoetter)
-Huntleigh (Darleen Harmon)
-Max Q (John Gassner)
-Owling (Rita Langford)
-Pheasant Hill (Kim Jaeger)
-Riverbend (Margie Williams)
-Tawnytyke (Joyce Ottenad)
-Zonkers (Karen Winter)

Ohio:
-Faera
-Bittersweet
-Gold'N'Point
-Gangway
-Skyefire

Wisconsin:
-Forever Goldens
-Magicshades
-Tahnee Goldens
-Dichi Goldens
-Harvestime Kennel
-Four Lakes Goldens
 

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It was very nice of you to do this work. I am sure many people will benefit from this information. Thank you.
 

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Here is my tried and true list that I have posted a number of times. There is some duplication of breeders from above but this is a copy and paste list.

My husband and I own MapleHills Kennel in Clayton, WI and we are primarily involved in field work but of course the basis for that is obedience. Below are fellow 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.
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 the core clearances done on all their dogs.

Wisconsin
Choctaw in Clintonville, WI
Dichi in Portage, WI
Four Lakes Golden Retrievers in Madison WI
Gold Eagle in Marshfield, WI
MVP in Eau Claire, WI
River Ridge in Amery, WI
Sunshine Golden Retrievers in Madison, WI
Tanbark Golden Retrievers, Madison WI
Topflight in St Croix Falls, WI
Webshire in Larsen, WI
Wildwings in Hayward, WI

Minnesota
Docmar in Duluth MN ** No longer actively breeding
Maxhaven in Wyoming MN
Prairie Fire Golden Retrievers outside of Wilmar, MN
Thistle Rock Golden Retrievers in Elk River, MN

Illinois
Miners in Sheridan IL
Topbrass – some litters are born in northern IL
 

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Thank you for those additions to the list Leslie B!

Also, on my other thread searching for breeders Anele added these:

Indiana:
-Mud Lake Goldens

Ohio:
-Hytree Goldens
-Huntcrest Goldens
 

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Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone looking for a puppy in the Midwest!

Missouri:
-Blazen Goldens- Leslie Albin
-Confetti (Ken and Judy Schlecht)
-Evergrace (Jane Gallagher)
-Futura (Judy Knobbe)
-Hearthrob (Cheryl Murphy)
-Heritage (Christina Yohe)
-Hillside (Sharon and Carl Rosenkoetter)
-Huntleigh (Darleen Harmon)
-Max Q (John Gassner)
-Owling (Rita Langford)
-Pheasant Hill (Kim Jaeger)
-Riverbend (Margie Williams)
-Tawnytyke (Joyce Ottenad)
-Zonkers (Karen Winter)
Hey G&F, Thanks again for all your work putting this together, but I have 2 breeders that I can't find a website for or a FB page. Judy had a FB page, but it has very little activity. And can't find anything under Futura eigher. I'm sure she's active cuz I got a PM about her possible having pups. The other breeder I can't find is Hillside - FB or website - Search gets me Hillside in PA. Any help? If you know a URL for website or FB page, could you PM me?

I haven't gotten past Huntleigh in MO cuz I'm making inquiries in IL and IN also.


Thanks a lot
 

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Hey G&F, Thanks again for all your work putting this together, but I have 2 breeders that I can't find a website for or a FB page. Judy had a FB page, but it has very little activity. And can't find anything under Futura eigher. I'm sure she's active cuz I got a PM about her possible having pups. The other breeder I can't find is Hillside - FB or website - Search gets me Hillside in PA. Any help? If you know a URL for website or FB page, could you PM me?

I haven't gotten past Huntleigh in MO cuz I'm making inquiries in IL and IN also.


Thanks a lot
Contact the St Louis Golden Retriever Club, both are active members with the club. I saw them at the St Louis Specialty in January. There are many breeders that do not have websites.
 

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Thx Cubbysan,

I did contact GRC of STL, and got neither of them. I got 2 referrals, and neither were Carrie/Sharon of Hillside or Judy Sanders Knobbe - Futura. I am aware that many breeders don't have websites, and if they do, the sites are often not up to date. I totally understand that cuz I've worked on computes for over 25 years and I know how time consuming it is to maintain a website.

If I don't find a website I search on FB. I only came here because you guys put the list together and I hoped you could help.
But I did just find FB page for Hillside under Sharons's name. I probably spelled her last name wrong in my search the first few times.

And BTW, I've contacted the breed club(s) in the 4 states surrounding MO, and one more state further North of MO. Got very few referrals from any of them. I've done better from this website, and then learned more info/referrals from breeders that I inquire to. There are 2 breeders that have given me several names, and have kept in contact with me. they're very helpful and nice.

All the resources where I get help are appreciated. I also have a very helpful PM buddy (don't know if I should blow his cover!!) He has given me lots of names, now I'm just trying to contact them.
 

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Does anyone familiar with the St. Louis GRCA or with breeders in the Missouri area have comments or observations about Innisfree Kennels' golden retrievers by Sue Lister? She's a GRCGSL breeder referral contact and last someone I knew contacted her, she had field line puppies available. I was simply a bit curious why she wasn't on the 2018 Missouri breeder list on this forum when she was supposed to be a referral contact.

Also, since I've personally not heard back from any GRCGSL referral people, I'm having difficulty finding a reputable breeder that has a male pup (for companionship, service, and therapy work) from champion show lines with all their clearances-- and with the puppy's dew claws intact.

Anyone have any suggestions for show line breeders within a 400 mile radius from central Missouri? Thanks in advance.
 

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Does anyone familiar with the St. Louis GRCA or with breeders in the Missouri area have comments or observations about Innisfree Kennels' golden retrievers by Sue Lister? She's a GRCGSL breeder referral contact and last someone I knew contacted her, she had field line puppies available. I was simply a bit curious why she wasn't on the 2018 Missouri breeder list on this forum when she was supposed to be a referral contact.

Also, since I've personally not heard back from any GRCGSL referral people, I'm having difficulty finding a reputable breeder that has a male pup (for companionship, service, and therapy work) from champion show lines with all their clearances-- and with the puppy's dew claws intact.

Anyone have any suggestions for show line breeders within a 400 mile radius from central Missouri? Thanks in advance.
Try Darleen Harmon of Huntleigh Goldens in Alahambra, IL. She is planning litters for 2018 and does all health clearances. My husband and I met with her personally and we are hoping for a girl from her next litter. I also never heard back from the referral contacts with the GRCGSTL so I started my search using the list posted on the forum. Good luck with your search.
 

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Try Darleen Harmon of Huntleigh Goldens in Alahambra, IL. She is planning litters for 2018 and does all health clearances. My husband and I met with her personally and we are hoping for a girl from her next litter. I also never heard back from the referral contacts with the GRCGSTL so I started my search using the list posted on the forum. Good luck with your search.
Thank your for the recommendation. I'll certainly reach out to them :)
 

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My last 2 Goldens came from Connie Miller (Malagold) in Michigan. AMAZING breeder, does all clearances, she goes way back. Great to work with and gives A LOT of info about spay/neutering among other things.
 

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Does anyone familiar with the St. Louis GRCA or with breeders in the Missouri area have comments or observations about Innisfree Kennels' golden retrievers by Sue Lister? She's a GRCGSL breeder referral contact and last someone I knew contacted her, she had field line puppies available. I was simply a bit curious why she wasn't on the 2018 Missouri breeder list on this forum when she was supposed to be a referral contact.

Also, since I've personally not heard back from any GRCGSL referral people, I'm having difficulty finding a reputable breeder that has a male pup (for companionship, service, and therapy work) from champion show lines with all their clearances-- and with the puppy's dew claws intact.

Anyone have any suggestions for show line breeders within a 400 mile radius from central Missouri? Thanks in advance.
I made this list of breeders that I knew of or that others told me about who follow the GRCA code of ethics. It is by no means a complete list and I'm sure there are many great breeders I've missed. I'm not familiar with Sue Lister, so I can't tell you if she follows the COE or not, sorry. Hopefully there is somebody on here who knows of her and can give you better info. I went to her website and checked 2 of her dogs on OFA and they have hip, elbow, and thyroid clearances, but no heart or eyes; however, her website lists heart and eyes and I know some breeders don't send them in to OFA to be publicly recorded, so you would have to ask to see the paper copies-and make sure hearts are done by a cardiologist and not a practitioner or specialist.
 
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Thank you, Goldens&Friesians, for your help. Finding the right companion/service/therapy partner that will be with our family for the next decade has been quite the daunting task. I appreciate you looking into the OFA info-- I'd forgotten about that.

Also, Autumn is the most beautiful Golden I've ever seen. Your photo of her embodies everything I love about the breed when there are no words to describe exactly what "it" is about them...
 
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