About a LOVE for Goldens...

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Louis Sabin

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings

"I would love to point you in the direction of information about the breed or fancy, hobbies to do with your dog, rescue groups, diet suggestions, or other breeders to refer you to. Just give me a call or an email, and if I don’t have the answer to your question, I will find someone who does.”

~Marissa

479-263-7199

Arkgoldens@gmail.com

Our breeding program is family oriented and every one of our dogs enjoys the life of a treasured companion.  Our goals are focused on raising the best Goldens we possibly can, so we have Goldens with backgrounds from many Countries and across the US. These Goldens all originated from the foundation lines in Britain. And through selective breeding and luck we have the Goldens and styles within the breed we have enjoy today. 

We are privileged to have our Goldens at the center of every day of our lives. It is a passion for these special dogs which has driven us to devote our time, energy, and resources to them. The puppies resulting from highly selective crossing are raised so that they are well adaptable, healthy, and people oriented. Every day we do different imprinting activities to lay the foundation of their social skills. We have puppy activity gyms which allow exploration and desensitization to noises. They are potty box trained, then doggie door trained to accelerate house training. We do group crate training, bathing, and socialize the puppies with our other Goldens. We use Volhart temperament tests to assess their temperament and trainability. Also, personality profiles on each puppy are written up with the individual strengths each puppy has. This information is all given to our puppy families as well as deep discussions to help suggest matches to each home. This level of dedication is given to each puppy through around the clock commitment to these lives. 

We breed our dogs when we have a special interest in a puppy from that litter. Not only do our dogs have solid pedigrees, but they also have stereotypical loving and devoted golden retriever personalities. Our goldens have health testings including: Heart, Eyes, Hips/Elbows and DNA profiling. 

All of our puppies come with a 3 year health guarantee, AKC limited registration, vet certification and shots/deworming, puppy care package, microchipping, and foundations to make the best friend imaginable, and support from our program-always. 

We expect our puppies to have the ultimate dog’s life. If you believe you can give nothing less than this level of care to a puppy, we would love to speak with you about our upcoming litters. Our litters are placed in homes through our reservation list which usually requires a wait. It is important to us to meet our potential dog families over the phone before committing to a reservation. Please give us a call if you are considering a Golden Retriever and we can talk about our program’s goals and upcoming litter plans with you.

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene Hill 

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