About Us

Goldenaire Retrievers is a small family-run kennel nestled on 5+ acres in Gambrills, Maryland. Located east of Washington D.C., just minutes outside of historic Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy. Goldenaire Retrievers started in 1990 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, while my husband was stationed in Norfolk. We were then transferred to Jacksonville, Florida where I purchased Ellie; a lovely girl who became my foundation bitch and produced many wonderful puppies.

Goldenaire Retrievers although raised in my home also provides a stimulating and safe environment. It includes covered kennels and 1-acre fenced in puppy exercise and play area.  I am a member in good standing with the Golden Retriever Club of America, Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club, and the American Kennel Club.

I am very particular about the breeding program that we have created.  We have invested much time and hard work into ensuring that we produce the best quality Golden Retrievers possible.  Stud dogs are chosen not only for their structure, disposition, and health, but also the overall compatibility in pedigrees.  Using these criteria, we strive to produce the best quality puppies that meet AKC standards in both structure and temperament.

All breeding dogs, both stud dogs and bitches, are thoroughly tested for genetic diseases before they are bred. (All health clearances can be found through this site.) The testing process includes an x-ray examination of hips and elbows from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, blood tests for thyroid function, a yearly examination of eyes by a board certified ophthalmologist, in addition to heart examinations by a board certified cardiologist.

My goal is to produce Golden Retrievers that are not only beautiful and healthy, but have kind, loving, and outgoing personalities. I aspire to produce Golden Retrievers that have the potential to compete in any aspect you are interested in. Including the breed ring, obedience ring, agility, tracking tests, as well as hunt tests.  Most importantly, all of my dogs will become beloved members of your family.

Temperament is a vital part of my breeding program. All of our Golden Retrievers are included in our daily family life and activities – from laying quietly in the family room, to running outside, or even traveling. Our dogs are able to interact in a respectful manner with each other, with other animals, and with anyone who may enter into our home. Total immersion in a family environment ensures your puppy has an easier time adjusting to your lifestyle when you take ownership.

If you have purchased a dog from me in the past I would love to hear from you!   Please send me an e-mail or pictures, and please feel free to call us. We are all one big family.

Please remember I am available to assist you with any questions, concerns, or problems that may arise with your Golden Retrievers – before, during and after your purchase.  Together we can work to make you the best friend and owner a Golden Retriever could ever have or want. Please come visit and have a Golden Retriever experience, the Goldenaire Retrievers way.