top of page

About us

Recycled Paper
Goldberry's Pippin

Our Values

We breed for Quality, Health, and Temperament.

We are a small family breeder of health tested, quality Golden Retrievers in Wasilla Alaska. Our family has owned Goldens for over 20 years. When I moved to Alaska in 2019, and searched for another Golden to add to our family, I saw that the state was in need of responsible breeders providing health tested and balanced dogs. We had bred in the past, so decided to pursue building a Kennel in Alaska to fill this need and bring golden joy to Alaska families!

Our goal is to not only provide healthy dogs, but ones that are capable of thriving in various lifestyles, including family pet, hunting companion, or service work. Over the years, Retrievers have become quite varied in size, color, and sometimes, even temperament. At Goldberry, we are building our line to produce dogs that keep to the original intent and structure of the breed, with enough energy to thrive in hunting scenarios, while still maintaining the calm, biddable nature and happy personality we love.


Select a category to learn more:

Recycled Paper

Meet our Dogs

All of our dogs complete health screenings before joining our breeding program. OFA  hip, elbow,  eye,  and  heart  clearances as well as genetic testing is performed to help make the best pairings and to produce puppies with the best probability of excellent health. We also take into consideration the temperament of each of our Golden Retrievers to produce a well balanced and friendly companion, who exhibits all of the classic traits of the breed.  To ensure our line is consistent with the Retriever's original purpose, we train in obedience and participate in AKC Hunt Tests and other events to demonstrate their impressive versatility.


Resident Breeding Dam


"Peregrin of the Westfarthing Shire"

AKC Junior Hunt Title

DOB: 12-11-2019    Weight: 65 Lbs

Coat: Medium Gold

AKC: SS16015607

K9data link: Visit K9data

Pippin is the Queen of Goldberry Retrievers & the light of our lives! She has a lithe,  sturdy build, with a medium length coat that lightens in summer & shows deeper auburn gold tones in winter.  Retrieving in water & on land is her favorite activity, followed by exploring Alaska's frontier. She is eager to please, extremely trainable & intelligent. The perfect balance of energy for playtime & calmness for family activities or movie night.  She is a wonderful mother and will hopefully have several more litters. 


Future Resident Stud


"Goldberry's King Theoden of Rohan"

Training for JH & SH Title

DOB: 02-25-2023

Coat: Medium Gold

AKC: SS40071101

K9data link: Visit K9data

Theo is our hopeful future stud for Goldberry Retrievers. We brought him from the lower 48 and are so excited to train him to be a reliable hunting dog and family companion.  He has a very sweet personality and takes instruction well.  Following his nose to new adventures and playing fetch are top priorities.  His lineage is from healthy, well balanced dogs and when he passes his health tests in 2025, we will pair him to throw his first litter. We estimate he will be about 75 lbs when full grown. 


Visiting Stud


"Odin Tarold"

Proven Stud

DOB: 11-29-2015    Weight: 94 lbs

Coat: Dark Red Gold

AKC: SR91000202

K9data link: Visit K9data

Odin is a visiting stud owned by our friend Billy Bagron. He has thrown multiple healthy litters,  supplying many families with Golden joy! He has a beautiful reddish coat,  a large,  strong build and loyal retriever eyes.  His OFA and Genetics tests are excellent.  He loves water, retrieving, and playing with other dogs and people.  He is a true gentle giant and is especially wonderful with children and babies.  Completely biddable,  his only wish is to give love and be loved in return.  Also to eat snacks! 


Visiting Stud



DOB: 03-20-2019     Weight: 80 lbs

Coat: Light Gold

AKC: SS12016103

K9data link: Visit K9data

Cello is a visiting stud owned by John and Danette Schloeder. He comes from show champion lines and spends his time achieving awards in the ring, agility, hunt tests and exploring Alaska with his kennel mates. He has an upbeat, playful personality and loves to learn new things for a treat or belly rub. He has a light, longer coat, blocky head, and luxurious wagging tail.  We hope to use him again in the future as his genetics combined with Pippin produced excellent results!   

meet our dogs
Nature Background

Memberships & Certifications

Pawprint Genetics
Recycled Paper

The benefits of a canine companion

Dogs can help manage loneliness and depression by giving us companionship. They can bring joy, purpose and mutual fulfillment. 

Some studies show that having a dog in the home when you sleep increases the sense of security, quality of sleep and emotional well being. 

Dogs bring opportunities to learn new skills and compete in a variety of fun competitions! 

Studies show that owning a dog can extend your lifespan by up to 15 years!

Dogs encourage outdoor adventures. Exploring nature is a great way to make epic memories!

bottom of page