Golden Retriever Breeders of high quality Golden Retriever Puppies in Dallas / Fort Worth / Austin / Houston Texas for pet, performance and show
WELCOME TO GOLDENWIND
Golden Retriever Breeders of high quality Golden Retriever Puppies in Dallas / Fort Worth / Austin / Houston Texas for pet, performance and show
Located just outside of Dallas / Plano Texas on 2.2 acres
(Approx 3 hrs from Austin, 4 hrs from Houston, 5 hrs from San Antonio;
3 hours from OKC, 4 hours from Tulsa, 3 hours from Shreveport)
Spring 2014 Breeding
Please See Puppies Page For Details
(Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue's biggest fund raiser!)
Goldenwind Golden Retrievers are Golden Retriever Breeders of quality Golden Retriever puppies and Exhibitors of multiple AKC Champion, Obedience, Hunt/WC, Agility and Rally titled Golden Retrievers and multiple Canadian Champions. We also have produced certified TDI (Therapy) dogs. Most important of all we are Reputable Breeders in the Dallas / Fort Worth area who welcome your questions about Golden Retrievers and look forward to the opportunity to educate you on our wonderful breed.
Our Credentials & Affiliations:
American Kennel Club Golden Retriever Breeder of Merit
Golden Retriever Club Of America (GRCA): 1995 - present
Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club (DFWMGRC): 1995-2007 (12 years)
ArkLaTex Golden Retriever Club - 2007 -present - 'Founding Members' www.arklatexgrc.org
Texas Golden Retriever Breeders Public Education Network - www.texasgoldenbreeders.com
Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue - www.rescuegoldens.org
Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue Medical Coordinator 2009-2011 http://ww2.rescuegoldens.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=33
Alan was an
active Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club (DFWMGRC) member having served on
the DFWMGRC Board Of Directors three times in the positions of DFWMGRC Vice President in 2000
and DFWMGRC Board Member At Large in 2004 and 2005. He had served
as DFWMGRC Specialty Show Chairman and Chief Ring Steward. Alan has
also served as the "Bench (Conformation) Committee Chair". Alan is one of
the founding members of the
ArkLaTex Golden Retriever Club, serves on the
By-laws and Ethics Committees,
and had assisted with the writing of the club By-Laws. Alan served on the ArkLaTex GRC Board as President for 2012. He
was Vice President in 2011. He hs been a member and active volunteer of
Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever
Rescue. In addition, Alan wrote the Dallas-Ft Worth Metro Golden
Retriever Club Member Column for the Golden Retriever News which is the
official publication of the Golden Retriever Club Of
Ellen was an active member with the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club having served on the DFWMGRC Puppy Referral Committee as a Puppy Referral Volunteer for 10 of those years (1995-2005) . Ellen has been an active member and volunteer of Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue (DFWMGRR) over the years. Based on her extensive knowledge of health issues in the Golden Retriever, Ellen is was invited to be DFWMGRR's Medical Coordinator in 2009. Ellen served on the Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue Board the first year that Golden Retriever Rescue broke off from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club. Ellen has been active in fundraising for Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue, to include the sales of the "Recycle Love" Golden Retriever Rescue Tee shirts and raffle tickets to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue. Since 2008, Ellen has personally helped to raise over $1000 in sponsorships and silent auction merchandise for the Annual Sporting Chance Golf Tournament of whose proceeds benefits Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue. Ellen is one of the founding members of the ArkLaTex Golden Retriever Club, has serveed on the By-laws and Health/Education Committees, and had assisted with the writing of the club By-laws. Ellen had served on the ArkLaTex GRC Board as Vice President for 2009-2010.
you to browse through our pages and know this Dallas - Fort Worth area Golden Retriever
website has led you to a Dallas - Fort Worth area Golden Retriever
Breeder that has all the credentials you are looking for to help educate you
in any and all aspects of Golden Retriever ownership and one who will be available to you for the entire life of the newest
Golden Retriever member of your family. Goldenwind Golden Retrievers also offers
boarding and grooming for our Golden Retriever puppy families in the
Why do we not have a Golden Retriever puppy buyer questionnaire as opposed to other sites you may have visited? We want to get to know you on a "personal" basis by at first perhaps speaking on the phone and then arranging a visit to our home, not through questions and answers on a piece of paper. We believe that questionnaires are 'impersonal'. A reputable Golden Retriever Breeder should always take the time to respond to your questions. Please check with us for our show schedule and come visit with us at an AKC or UKC show, we'd love for you to meet our Golden Retrievers and perhaps watch them in the ring with our daughter Melissa. Please visit Melissa's handling page through her link above, we are so proud of her! If a Golden Retriever Breeder doesn't have the time to answer your Golden Retriever questions or a Golden Retriever website states that if someone doesn't get back with you to just assume there are no Golden Retriever puppies available, you may think twice if that is the type of Golden Retriever breeder that you want to have a relationship with for the life of your Golden Retriever puppy.
Why do Reputable Golden Retriever Breeders get 'Clearances'
The Golden Retriever Club Of America (GRCA) requires that any member of the GRCA use the GRCA Code Of Ethics as a guideline for breeding. A 'reputable' Golden Retriever Breeder should not only use the GRCA Code Of Ethics as a 'guideline' but should 'strictly adhere' to the recommendations of the Golden Retriever Club Of America for breeding. Why would a 'reputable breeder' *not* strictly adhere? Perhaps because their dog failed a health clearance!!!
A reputable Golden Retriever Breeder will also follow the American Kennel Club Code Of Sportsmanship:
Please be prepared to understand that when you first come out to visit and we have a litter that you may not be able to interact with those newly whelped pups. While there are some breeders who allow a 'prospective' buyer to interact with a dam or puppies of a 3+ weeks old litter, we would consider that a red flag. It is our opinion based upon our experience in breeding litters, that this is a very irresponsible action and is actually showing the prospective puppy buyer that the breeder is not considering the welfare of the dam or the puppies. Until the puppies receive their first immunization vaccine (6-7 weeks), their immunity to any diseases is totally dependent on what they received from the initial milk within the first hours of life called 'colostrum'. It is not uncommon for responsible breeders to wait until puppies have received their first immunization vaccine before allowing prospective puppy buyers to physically handle the puppies. These actions are taken by responsible breeders as a safety precaution for the puppies. Would you let a total stranger handle your newborn baby? Of course not, you'd wait until you got to know the person or the family!!! The welfare of the puppies should be more important to the responsible breeder than the sale of any puppies to prospective buyers. http://www.texasgoldenretrieverbreeders.com/GR_Educ.htm
Finding a reputable Golden Retriever breeder is not always an easy task. Honesty and integrity are two of the most important attributes you must look for in a Golden Retriever breeder. Ethical and reputable Golden Retriever breeders will not advertise upcoming litters without having OFA certifications on both the sire and the dam for Hips and Elbows and they must also to able to produce Board Certified Heart and current Eye clearances. There are also some Golden Retriever breeders out there that advertise on their website that their dogs have *full* clearances when in fact, they do not. When inquiring on an upcoming or current litter from any Golden Retriever breeder website, please ask for the AKC name of the sire/dam and verify through www.offa.org that both have OFA number for Hips and Elbows and ask to see the Board Certified Heart and Eye clearances. Accept no excuses for a Golden Retriever breeder not being able to produce those OFA and Board Certified documents. If a breeder presents you with an OFA Cardiac Application with a normal diagnosis from a 'general practitioner', or a 'specialist', that is not acceptable. The diagnosis must come from a Board Certified Cardiologist. A listing of the Texas Board Certified Cardiologists can be found on our "Puppies" page.
Our Golden Retriever breeding program is of the utmost importance to us and our litters are planned according to what we here at Goldenwind Golden Retrievers are looking to produce as we breed primarily for ourselves and do not breed to fulfill the public demand for Golden Retriever puppies. One of the signs of a reputable Golden Retriever breeder is that they are striving to improve the Golden Retriever breed with each breeding and their intention should be to keep the best conformation and/or performance prospects for themselves. There is no question that 'quality' is more important than quantity just as health issues should not be sacrificed for only breeding with a certain 'circle' of breeders. Over the years we have purchased Golden Retrievers and shipped in fresh chilled semen from other parts of the country rather than take the easy road and only breed or purchase Golden Retrievers either mainly in Texas or related to dogs in Texas. Most recently we have bred to Champion sires from Missouri and Colorado.
Another sign of a reputable Golden Retriever breeder is to always provide guidance to those inquiring about Golden Retriever puppies and to offer lifetime advice to those who purchase their Golden Retriever puppies. Please visit our Education And Health page for more information on reputable breeders: http://www.goldenwindgoldens.com/GR_Educ_health.htm
More information with regards to reputable breeders can be found through The Golden Retriever Club Of America published guidelines by using the following link: http://www.grca.org/allabout/a_find.html
We are so fortunate to have met some wonderful people through the Golden Retriever clubs we have been associated with (Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club, Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Rescue, ArkLaTex Golden Retriever Club) and by exhibiting our dogs at AKC shows and have also formed close bonds with many of our Golden Retriever puppy families. We look forward to your correspondence over the years. We are so very blessed that our Golden Retrievers have given us the opportunity to have met such wonderful people that are now in our lives and we look forward to meeting new families such as yours.
Please feel free to contact us and ask us any questions that you may have about Golden Retrievers or Golden Retriever puppies as the first responsibility of a reputable Golden Retriever Breeder is to educate others about the Golden Retriever breed. We do not have kennels or kennel runs, our dogs are house dogs. The sport of showing Golden Retrievers has been a family activity here at Goldenwind since 1995 . Golden Retrievers can be wonderful family dogs whether you participate in AKC and/or UKC events or just want a constant companion at your side.
we appreciate that many people have visited and enjoy our website, we are
less than pleased to see other Golden Retriever websites modeled after ours
with our personal opinions represented as other breeder’s philosophies.
In addition, with many
prospective Golden Retriever puppy buyers relying on the Internet in their
search for reputable breeders, there has also been an increase in the
misrepresentation of what a reputable Golden Retriever breeder should be. There are some
GRCA member's websites giving their opinions and stating ethics on what a
reputable Golden Retriever breeder should or should not be, when in fact, their own
are in contradiction of those statements and/or the updated GRCA Code Of
Goldenwind Golden Retrievers are very proud to be associated as friends with a Network of Golden Retriever Exhibitors, Breeders, and Golden Retriever Rescue Volunteers in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston areas. That Network includes reputable Golden Retriever breeders and exhibitors of whom have themselves titled, and/or produced Golden Retrievers titled in one or more of the following venues: Conformation, GRCA Show Dog Hall Of Fame, Obedience, Hunt/Field/WC, Agility, Rally, Certified Therapy Dog, CGC. We are also proud of this Network's dedication to Golden Retriever Public Education and Golden Retriever Rescue.
Ellen & Alan Meyer
We are in no way affiliated with "texasgoldenretrieverbreeders.net"
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We do not ship our dogs or puppies. Typically we will sell dogs to the following areas in North Texas: Collin County - Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Celina, Copeville, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Garland, Josephine, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Royse City, Sachse, Saint Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston, Wylie. Dallas County - Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Park Cities, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Rowlett, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer. Denton County - Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Bolivar, Copper Creek, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Hackberry, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, Marshall Creek, Mustang, Navo, New Hope, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, The Colony, Trophy Club. Tarrant County - Arlington, Avondale, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Bisbee, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Crowley, Eagle Mountain, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Oak Grove, Rendon, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake, Watauga, Westlake, White Settlement. Rockwall County - Fate, Heath, Rockwall. East Texas - Canton, Edom, Longview, Terrell, Tyler, Van, Lindale. Central Texas - Waco, Austin, San Antonio. Texas Gulf Coast: Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi. West Texas: Abilene, Midland, El Paso. South Texas: Rio Grande Valley.
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