Peotone, Illinois 60468




A Quality Puppy in the Right Home


It is really hard to keep these "Hollywood hours!"

Welcome to Grasslands Golden Retrievers.

Grasslands is a small farm, located Southwest of Chicago, that is devoted exclusively to the breeding of quality Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. We breed to the AKC standard and our dogs have recommended clearances for hips, elbows, eyes, and hearts.

I started in the sport of purebred dogs in 1973. Currently, I breed, judge, and compete in the wonderful world of Golden Retrievers. I am a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America, a member of Winnebago Labrador Retriever Club, and a member of the Labrador Retriever Club of America.

While I compete in the world of purebred dogs, my heart is in producing sound, healthy Golden Retriever puppies that are appropriate for any family to own and cherish.

It is important for prospective owners to remember that the Golden Retriever is "primarily a hunting dog." Goldens are not "couch potatoes" by nature. That is why they excel in performance sports such as Obedience and Agility. While Goldens make outstanding family pets, they should exhibit the instincts that are called for in the AKC Standard for Golden Retrievers. That means that Golden Retrievers are not Teddy Bears, but living, breathing, "velcro" dogs. They are curious, loving, retrieving enthusiasts that enjoy having toys to carry around and "live" to retrieve for and please their owners. They are enthusiastic dogs that need love, exercise, and proper training to prosper.

At Grasslands, we require a visit to our farm by all of our prospective puppy owners. When you contact us, we will set up an appointment for you to visit. You can meet our dogs and perhaps see some of our puppies or at least see what puppies we have produced in our breeding program.

Our puppies are home-raised, well-socialized and bred with health and soundness as the benchmark for our breeding program. As with human babies, no one can guarantee you a perfect baby. However, at Grasslands we guarantee one thing. That we have done our utmost to concentrate on a breeding program that emphasizes clearances on inherited health issues for generations. Grasslands has a written warrantee that is issued for each puppy placed. All puppies are micro-chipped, veterinarian-checked for heart, eye, and general health issues and have their first shots before placement.

We stand behind our puppies.




A terrific

 Golden lady, with all of the wanted Golden Retriever characteristics:

Correct Structure




And Tons of Love
Available at All Times.

And TONS of Love Available

For contact and litter information....See below.



 New Announcement!

A Very Special Litter Announcement!


has been

 bred to the wonderful young male...Chuckanut's Captain Kangaroo!


 Timex, above and on the right,has produced seven puppies...3 Girls and 4 Boys. 

Timex returned from the state of Washington where she was bred and delivered seven healthy puppies on the coldest night in the recorded history of weather in the state of Illinois.........  January 16th, 2009.

Here is what Ken Matthews, Captain's owner, has to say about this special boy.  "We are very excited about this promising young boy.  His mother was imported from Australia from Bruce Mclean of Kingsold Kennels to Debra Muzzin of Abelard.  She was then bred to our Andy and that produced a litter of 10 puppies.  ...His pedigree brings a level of genetic diversity, much needed right now in our breed. "

The "Andy" that Ken refers to is Chuckanut's Party O' Favor, that beautiful Golden Retriever that you may remember from his spectacular win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show of 2006.

The above photo of Captain was taken at 18 months.  He is currently in training with Ken for the hunt field and loves his work.

We have seven beautiful puppies and expect  exceptional temperaments, that will be equally suited for the show ring, the hunting field, or your home as a pet as well.

Puppies are available to select homes.  Click on the Captain/Timex litter page to see this exceptional litter.


Can. Champion Grasslands Timberline MacBeth CDX

Score 198

If You Are Interested In A Puppy

From Grasslands Golden Retrievers

Please Contact: Suzanne Hemminger

 At The Following e-mail Address:


Contact Us By Phone

Telephone Number



Want to see more?

Click on the other pages below to see puppies that we have bred in the past and our current litter.


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