Find A Golden

Goldens at the BeachBefore You Buy

Increase your odds of finding a Golden puppy that will meet your needs and expectations by investing the time to become an educated Golden Retriever purchaser.

As you begin your search here are two handy guides to help you as you begin to contact breeders:

- GRCA's Guide to Selecting a Breeder

- Understanding Health Clearances

When you find your puppy, remember to enroll him in a Puppy Kindergarten class. Early training and socialization are critical to a well-behaved companion.

Acquiring a Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever Club of Illinois (GRCI) strongly recommends that you begin your search for a Golden Retriever by exploring the resource links below to obtain valuable information on:

  • Determining whether a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you and your family, and
  • Choosing a healthy Golden Retriever puppy or adult dog that possesses the type of temperament that is the hallmark of the Golden Retriever breed.

Resource Links

The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) site is a wealth of knowledge.  Their section on Find A Golden contains information on the following topics.  Please explore the site to answer many of your questions!

  • Is a Golden Retiever Right For You?
  • About Breeders
  • Where to Find a Golden?
  • Rescue links
Other topics
  • AKC Breed Standard
  • GRCA Code of Ethics
  • And Much More