Shadymist English cream golden retriever puppies

Tattor and Katie

(Ben x Luna puppies)


Our English Golden Retriever foundation puppies, Ozzie, Grace & Isis!

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We are so honored to be recognized by Richmond Businesses Regional for the 2023 Award Winner for Richmond Dog Breeders category.

Read the Press Release here

Grace, at 14 years old, with her great great grandson, Griffin.


Our english golden retriever puppies are raised in our home with us, their parents, aunts, cousins, siblings, grandparents, great grandparents, and, in some cases, great great grandma. Our puppies receive nothing but constant love, attention and social manners from the minute they’re born to the day they take their place in your life and your heart. We are a small family breeder with all of our dogs and puppies living in our home with a lovely large one acre, fenced-in yard just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Richmond, VA.

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Each puppy is handled and raised from birth to using the Puppy Culture method to include early neurological stimulation. They are socialized with us and our other dogs in our home. They're exposed to Desensitization Sounds, a variety floor textures and types, *obstacles* and often are so well primed they have no accidents at all when they get home if the families use the tools suggested in "What to Expect The First 48 Hours".

Absolutely NO cages, puppy pens are used occasionally to keep order in the house, but never kennels, or runs or outdoor doghouses. No overcrowded or attention hungry dogs or puppies IN or FROM this home! Although we do not often use crates as a general rule ourselves, it is imperative that Shadymist puppy families and friends do the first few months in order to  raise a well balanced dog. Crate use is highly recommended for at least the first few months as it aids in house-training, prevents boredom destruction, maintains a safe environment for the puppy from curiosity mishaps, as well as a peaceful place to nap with a toy and a blanket. (It is best if you plan to leave your new puppy crated ONLY for as many hours as he/she is months old during the day the first few months or so to avoid messy crate mishaps. They can and should sleep through the night without needing to get up at all beginningthe 2nd night in their new home.) Your English Cream Golden Retriever puppy is raised from birth to your home within our home with constant love, attention and interactive stimulation, all of which promote a healthy, stable people-loving personality with good basic manners!


Each puppy is dewormed at 2,4, & 6 weeks; DHPP vaccinated with the first series of 3-4 recommended first-year recommended vaccines; started (and often completely) house training; microchipped; and brings with him/her a puppy pak to include: medical history record, BuddyID microchip lifetime registration, AKC registration, a bag of their current dog food, a toy from us, a blanket that smells like mom and littermates, along with some helpful resources for you and your new puppy. And once you’ve picked out your puppy, if you already have a name in mind please let us know so we can begin using it right away along with his/her basic manners training so when your puppy finally goes home to you he/she is already familiar and confident with his/her identity.

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We are proud to boast having puppies in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, North and South Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and California!