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.
Golden lady, with all of the wanted Golden Retriever characteristics:
And Tons of Love Available at All Times.
And TONS of Love Available
For contact and litter information....See below.
A Very Special Litter Announcement!
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.