Here at Sunnyside Meadows, we specialize in raising quality Golden Retriever puppies. We have focused on improving the health of this wonderful breed. Both of the AKC registered parents are completely tested, and are CHIC certified. Common health issues and genetic defects are less likely to occur in a puppy from certified parents.
The genetic health of the Golden has suffered somewhat over the years which is mainly caused by inbreeding. To alleviate this decline, the choice of parents is of top priority. Testing for known genetic issues and only using parents that pass these tests, is a viable solution to this issue. This helps to produce future generations of healthy Golden Retrievers.
At Sunnyside Meadows, we are committed to providing a puppy that will have a long and healthy life. We believe that our parent health testing program is second to none, which results in a high quality gene pool, with fewer of the defects that lower the lifespan of our pets. That is why we back all of our puppies up with a three year health warranty against all congenital genetic defects.
Over the generations, Golden Retrievers have been the breed of choice when looking for a family dog. We find that this preference is still justified, as the beautiful temperament has remained unchanged. Unfortunately, cancer and other health related issues have caused a falling off of the popularity of the Goldens, but there is yet hope. Responsible breeders who complete a rigorous set of health tests and clearances lower the chance that one of these issues will appear in future generations of Golden Retriever puppies. Sunnyside Meadows is family owned and family run, and strives to be a top Golden Retriever Breeder. We are located in northwest Indiana about halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis, just off I-65, near Wolcott. The Sunnyside Meadows Golden Retriever puppies are socialized in a family setting following techniques taught by Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener.