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Golden Retriever Breeders in Colorado

Golden Crest Retrievers is a family-owned and operated Golden Retriever Breeders & Goldendoodle Breeders in Florence, Colorado. Formerly known as Prairie Wind Pets, we moved from Illinois in 2022 to work for Choice Books in Colorado. We moved during the wet and cloudy Illinois winter to pleasantly dry and sunny Colorado. Our dogs really enjoyed the climate change and spent many hours sunbathing.

child playing with golden retriever

We Take Our Breeding Program Serious

Even though my husband has employment outside of dog breeding, we do not consider ourselves hobby breeders. We enjoy it like a hobby, but we take it seriously as if it were our main line of work, making it our goal to keep a reputation as a trusted Golden Retriever breeder.

Why We Chose Golden Retrievers

Years ago, we had a few Rottweilers we adopted as family pets and grew very fond of their loving, loyal personality. We thought it would be exciting to raise puppies, but it wouldn’t be until years later, after having had kittens, baby goats, lambs, and chicks on our property, that we could make that dream a reality. 

We had several pet Rottweilers before we had children, but after having children we soon learned that Rottweilers think they are lap dogs regardless of how big they are or how small the human is and so our small children were not able to “hold” them. Later we adopted a Golden Retriever, and our son says “I love dis dog, she doesn’t poosh me” so we decided to become a Golden Retriever Breeder as the Golden Retriever was a better fit for a family with small children because of their medium size and very gentle nature. The dog breeds we specialize in are Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle.

Of Course, our children were excited about the new mommas we adopted, and they love to play with our adult dogs and puppies. It is our joy to share this experience with our children and teach them the great responsibility of caring for animals. Our children are now at an age they can take part in helping socialize the puppies. Even though our children just think they are going out to play with them.

Our small size will help us better connect and build trust with families looking to bring a special furry friend into their homes. The fun continues as we receive photo updates of the puppies as they grow into adults in their forever homes.

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Our Golden Puppies

Our goal is especially to raise healthy, happy Golden Retrievers for sale that will make a special addition to your home. You can trust that our puppies will be up to date on vaccinations and deworming and will have a veterinary health examination before going to their new home. 

Above all else, we believe that raising healthy Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle puppies starts with healthy parents. All our adults are Embark DNA genetic health tested, so you can trust the parents are not passing any genetic health disorders to their puppies. Our adult dogs have access to lots of fresh air and sunshine.

Golden Retriever Breeders near me

Finding your perfect Golden Retrieve puppy can be quite the search. It takes a lot of time to look for “Golden Retriever breeders near me”  on Google and then research their breeding program. Then there is the drive to the breeders’ house so you can confirm your choice.

Thankfully, your search is over now that you found us. We strive to be the best Golden Retriever breeder in Colorado and are conveniently located near Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

Breeder Near Denver

We are about 2 hours from the Denver Airport. I understand the metropolitan area usually has all you need, but sometimes you must get out of the big city to find that wonderful little puppy.

Near Colorado Springs

Golden Crest Retrievers is about 1 hour from Colorado Springs.  If you are flying in, we are less than an hour from the Colorado Springs Airport

Near Pueblo

Golden Crest Retrieves is about a 45-minute drive west of Pueblo.

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Best Golden Retriever Breeder in Colorado?

Whatever you do, please do it to the best of your ability. This is a goal and a way of life for my husband. He has spent many hours researching how to improve our breeding program and provide families with the healthiest, most loving companions.

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Matthew 23:12 KJV

100% 5 Star Google Reviews

Even though we strive to be the best Goldendoodle and Golden Retriever breeder in Colorado, we would rather our past puppy customers speak on our behalf. 

Wealth of Knowledge

We are fortunate to have many good breeder friends who have shared their wealth of knowledge and experience with us. They have been a blessing and a precious asset to our breeding program.

When caring for puppies for a year, you tend to pick up some tricks and tips. Now, we would like to help others by sharing some tips for new puppy owners. 


State of the Art Technology and Good Old Fashioned Fun

In addition to the latest advancements in DNA testing, we believe a reputable golden retriever breeder should provide a good life for the parents and their puppies. Our beautiful mom dogs get plenty of Colorado sunshine and exercise, so we believe our breeding program is on the right track.

Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)

We have learned firsthand how important early neurological stimulation is in the early stages of the puppy’s life. We believe that has greatly improved their social skills and gives them a head start in learning to love and trust their human companions. Now that we have seen the improvement it has made, we incorporate ENS with all our litters. The Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle puppies we raise will have completed the Super Dog Program (ENS) by 2 weeks of age.

We have learned firsthand how important early neurological stimulation and socialization are to a young dog. It dramatically improves their social skills and gives them a head start in learning to love and trust their human companions. Before the puppy’s eyes and ears open, they are held daily, thus learning to trust people.

Temperament Screening 

At Golden Crest Retrievers, we carefully select canines with good temperament and health for breeding to ensure they produce offspring that make great family members. One of the focuses of our breeding program is family dogs, and our poochies get a jump start in this category by being raised around our young children.

Socialized Around children

Our fur buddies are handled regularly; even our children love spending time cuddling and playing with them.

trusted breeder - children

“Children are a gift from the Lord ; they are a reward from him.”

Psalm 127:3 NLT

Our Nursery

whelping box with golden retriever and her puppies
puppy nursery
puppies pen

Our doggie nursery has stainless steel whelping boxes, which are more hygienic than wood boxes.

The nursery is climate-controlled, with evaporative cooling in the summer and hot water-heated floors in the winter. Hot water heat is a much safer and more effective heating source than heat lamps.

We use a unique potty tray system to help keep the puppies out of their feces. This method is believed to be more hygienic than using dusty wood shavings, which do not prevent the goldens from stepping and playing in their feces.

We also use absorbent blankets that are changed daily and washed in our commercial washing machine in HOT water to help kill bacteria.