A big thank you to our past, present and future South Branch customers! We wouldn't be here without your love and support.
Please call Charity at 920-277-6015 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on upcoming South Branch puppies! Puppies are selected by approved families in the order deposits are received. Please contact us for information on upcoming 2014 South Branch litters.
South Branch customers are individuals and families looking for the best quality pet available. Since 1950, we have been breeding top quality Golden Retrievers. At South Branch, we take every step possible, from proper nutrition and exercise, to seeking out top international bloodlines for our breeding program, to ensure our puppies are genetically sound and healthy, with mild and gentle temperaments. Our goldens are bred to be consistent with the Golden Retriever Breed Standard.
The puppies shown below are from our Summer 2013 litter and have gone to their new homes. Please contact Charity for details on reserving a future South Branch Golden Puppy.
Hi. What's shakin'? We are the boys, BTW...get it...B(by)T(the)W(way)...always good to lend a hand to those still communicating in the dark ages. At any rate...the other day we were thinking that it's almost time for BACK TO SCHOOL!!! And you know what that means...
Dude, don't play games...WHAT does THAT mean???
Come on, Einstein...you know! Readin', Ritin' and 'Rithmatic...the three R'ssss...no more loungin' around smellin' the flowers for us.
Of course I know. But what about RECESS!?!?! You forgot the 4th and most important R! Who cares about the other stuff???
Hey, do you guys think you could tone it down a little? And, BTW, Harvard and Yale care about the other stuff, but for you guys there's always Burger Heaven. Until my snoozefest was so rudely interrupted, I was dreamin' about the big sale over at Toys "R" Us...that's MY favorite R!!! Do you think Mamma cleaned out the mini van to make room for all the new stuff she's buyin' us for Back to School? Let's see...4 no. 2 pencils, 1 art smock, 2 glue sticks, 2 freezer packs for lunch box, 1 small umbrella (?), 1 safety scissors, 4 pocket folders x 7...good grief! Hope she doesn't run out of money before she gets to the good stuff...
Yeah, like Kong Puppy Toy, Nylabone Dinosaur Chew, ChuckIt Large Flying Squirrel...all our faves!
But don't foget the TREATS!!!!! Mamma always makes room for a few treats. She loves us:)
Below are the GIRLS from the Summer 2013 litter...
Geez, are the boys talking about school again? Toys? Who wants toys...??? Toys are for BABIES and Simpletons. We want NEW OUTFITS! Duh!
Yes, in all our favorite colors: Pink, Pink and MORE PINK!!!
There's got to be at least 50 Shades of Pink...and, anything Sparkly, of course. The more Bling, the better.
Not to sound Cliché, but you know Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, Dahling...
But more importantly...Dogs are everyone's best friend, my dear...
What? More important that DIAMONDS!?! Speak for yourself!!! I want it Pink, Sparkly and Semi-Precious:) Kinda like us!
The puppies shown below are from our holiday 2012 litter and have gone to their new homes. Please contact us for details on upcoming South Branch Golden Puppies...
Sugar Plums Dancing...Reindeer Prancing...
Hey...what's a Sugar Plum???
Who knows!?! Give me a liver biskit with some cheezy sprinkles and I'll sing you a Christmas jingle any day of the week...
Dashing through the snow...in a one-horse open sleigh...
Over the fields we go....snoozing all the way...bump, bump, bump...
Bells on bobtails ring...making spirits bright...what fun it is to snuggle and dream of being with our new families tonight!!!
Oh yeah...We wish you a Merry Christmas and all that jazz...and Happy New Year 2013...! Mayan Calendar Shmalender...2013's gonna be our best year ever:) The sweetest of dreams, everybody & God bless you!! From all of us at South Branch Goldens!
The puppies pictured below have been reserved and are pictured for reference only. Please contact us at email@example.com for details on upcoming litters. Puppy selection is determined in the order deposits are received.
The Easter Bunny was very generous this year...please call Charity at 920-277-6015 for more information on the puppies below. Pink is for girls...and blue is for boys...
Here are the BOYS!
All the Puppies pictured below are reserved and shown for reference only:)
Dude, I'm not sure what it is...but boy does it smell ANCIENT! I bet it's been under this tree all winter!
Could it be...Truffles???
Looking more like Daddy Roy with every passing day...
Leaves...kinda like truffles, but with a bit more crunch.
I bet you wonder what I'm doin' down here without my life preserver...me, too.
I'm telling you...shaved scrupulously over a pile of Pappardelle in the Piedmont with a lovely Barolo...or atop some delicately scrambled eggs with a touch of cream in the South of France...they're a real delicacy.
"The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord."
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Below...when we were smaller...and weren't yet fans of mysterious fungi, fine vino and obscure poetry...
Red Carpet?? Try Leopard Print, Grrrr...or maybe Blue Velvet, Baby...no, not the movie, but boy that Isabella Rossellini sure is hot stuff. Or was that Bobby Vinton's song???She wore Blue Velvet, la la la...sorry...that's so WAYYYY BEFORE MY TIME, DUDES!
But we digress...just a few "portraitures" of us getting older and more debonnaire...see us further below when we were just little tykes. Growin' up and dreamin' big of bein' just like handsome Daddy Roy!
Memories...of when we were young and "more" innocent below:
Is it Springtime yet??? Just basking in some late February sunshine and dreamin' of splashin' in puddles and playin' in mud...but shhhhhh...don't tell Mamma!!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SUPER PUPPY...BELOW. HE HAS FOUND HIS NEW LOVING FAMILY...NO KRYPTONITE NEEDED!
Hello...is there anybody out there??? It's gettin' kinda lonely with just those little guys above to keep me company. Hope to hear from you real soon! I'm all set to go...fresh bath...trimmed nails...er, I mean pedicure. I'm learnin' some pretty fancy words here with all this time on my hands...er...PAWS!
All the puppies pictured below have been reserved and are shown for reference and smiles only:)
South Branch Goldens 2011 Holiday Puppies!! Here we are!!
Holiday...it's a great time of the year, right? Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potatoes with a little Brown Sugar, Orange Zest and LOTS of Butter...Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire...Oh, sorry...we're getting ahead of ourselves. Wishful thinking, Sugar Plums Dancing and all that jazz...you know?
We are the boys!!! Keep scrolling to see our sisters (if you want, that is)! Oh yeah, Mamma Greta is shown below with the girls & Karen. Daddy Otto is pictured here!
We are the GIRLS...See us below, and with a picture of Mamma Greta and Karen!
All puppies pictured below have gone to their new homes and are shown for reference and smiles only. We extend our sincere thanks to our wonderful South Branch families and wish them all the best. We appreciate your patronage and for providing loving homes for your new South Branch Golden. May God bless you all!
Pictures directly below taken of us boys...the girls were out shopping...but of course...so we decided to strut our stuff in front of the camera. Note: Blue blanket, Blue drawers...Blue for BOYS!
We just had a bath and did we clean up nice and smell fancy...er...except maybe for our BREATH!
Below are some pictures of the boys first, then the girls, when we were just little and out on a cycling adventure...
We are the BOYS! Just gearin' up for the Tour de South Branch. Yeah, we're still too small to reach the pedals, but that doesn't keep us from dreamin' about the Yellow Jersey...ahem, le Maillot Jaune...we may still be little trikes...but we can already Parlez un peu Francais!
Huh? Did someone mention wanting our autographs? I think I got a pen in here somewhere...
A close up of the future champions...
We are the GIRLS! Our brothers got nothin' on us! Reach the pedals? Why bother when you can cross the finish line riding in THE BASKET?? Pas un problème...we've already crested Mont Ventoux and the podium's in sight. Everyone knows Les filles sont plus intelligentes que les garçons...(girls are smarter than boys:)!!!
Catching some well deserved zzzzzzz's after a long day in the saddle...er...the basket:)
Too much bubbly after the race...
Mamma Olive is pictured below. Olive belongs to Charity & Brandon, Lainey, Lawson & new baby Sullivan...see our family link for more info on the whole gang!
Here are two girls from the Max & Roy Summer 2011 litter below to show you how we grow!! All the puppies from this litter have gone to their new homes and are shown for reference only. Thanks so much to our new South Branch families!
Here we are...getting bigger...and GETTING SQUASHED!! And I'm not talkin' ZUCCHINI!!
Keep scrolling for picts of us further below with Mamma and when we were little babies! Not sooo much anymore!!:)
The pictures below were taken earlier of us with Mamma!!!
Welcome to our shiny new boys and girls from a proud Mamma Max and Daddy Roy! See us with Mamma, pictured below. Milk mustaches all around!
And here we are just chillin' like villin's just a spillin' outta the basket. Pretty soon this basket stuff will be no match for us!! Just a couple more weeks...and we're explorin' like Dora---yeah, we know it doesn't totally rhyme...but cut us some slack...we're still kinda little:)
Pictures below show us separated: Girls shown first (with Pink Hydrangea background...but, of course...) and Boys (with Blue Liatris).
We are the boys..like you couldn't tell...RIGHT??
The Gang's All Here!!!
And here are some pictures of lovely Mamma Maxine aka Maxxy aka Max aka Maxwell!
And just a refresher....the whole enchilada!
Summer South Branch Puppies 2010 (all puppies below have gone to their new homes and are shown for reference only)
Pictures below of a handsome boy taken July 2010...
When we were little tykes...
Puppies from Spring 2010 are pictured below. These puppies have all gone to their new homes and are shown for reference only. Please email us for information on reserving a puppy from a future South Branch Goldens litter.
Cameron aka "Cam" next six pictures: RESERVED
Yes indeedy my friends. A Pointer, Uh, I mean Retriever...multi-talented I am...
Man, that big wind yesterday blew all these fantastic sticks onto the yard. What luck!
Holly, after carefully surveying the situation, I would say that you have some serious raking in your future.
Ball, sticks, ball, sticks..so many choices it makes me dizzy.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on adopting this loving little boy.
"Flynn" next six pictures: RESERVED
Yep...I'm all over that blue ball...check out the ear position. Alert, right??
Oh yeah...pounce, pounce, pouncity-pounce-pounce-pounce and one more for good measure...POUNCE!
But...it's so far away. C'mon..all play and no chill makes Flynnster a dull boy...
Dude, I'm not listening. See the head turned? La, la, la, la, la...get the ball yourself!
Yeah, of course I see it's closer now. See, that's me, lookin' right at it. See Spot; See Spot Run; See Spot Ignore Holly. Repeat after me...C-H-I-L-L O-U-T JANE. How 'bout you ask DICK to get the ball?
Reed & Nora with cousin Tabido hold three of the five puppies from the Spring 2010 litter.
Please see more pictures of us when we were small here: www.southbranchgoldens.homestead.com
Gabe, our Full English Creme Male Puppy from our Winter 2010 litter. He is pictured below for reference only.
Dude, are you still alive? I can go for help. Dude??
See how this expression makes me look like Daddy Roy?
Ya mind if I snuzzle in next to you for a sec Holly? Real calm like? Just in case your meditating or something.
Have I told you lately that I love you?
Ah sticks, mere child's play. I've graduated to more sophisticated pursuits...
Or is that geography. I always get them confused. Rats.
Dude, I hold in my mouth one of the most fuzzy and mossilicious pieces of lichen this side of the barn. North side...Green Acres...is the place for me. Keep Manhattan just give me that countryside...la la la...unless of course you can drive a tractor, bale hay and own a Ferrari.
You've heard of hot rock treatments at the spa, right? This is kinda the opposite.
Gabe's brothers and sisters from this full English Creme litter have been reserved and are shown further below for reference only.
Hey! How's it going out there everybody?? Here we are at South Branch, just hanging out with Reed and Holly on a super windy and kinda grey mid March afternoon. But, you know what brightens our spirits??? Yep, you got it...thinkin' about our new families...not that it's not a good gig here at South Branch. But, here we don't get ALL the attention. Ya know? We'll be ready to head out into the big wild world we've been dreamin' about soon. So, we'll ready...ready with KISSES, kinda sloppy ones, so bring some tissue...ready with PUPPY BREATH...but you'll survive...ready with TAIL WAGGIN...we can one up ya on that every day of the week...yep, we're ready with THE WORKS! So get ready for PUPPY NIRVANA! And we're not talkin' yoga.
So, until we meet...here's lookin' at ya'
From South Branch Goldens with love...Boys 1, 2, 3 & 4 and, of course...Girls 1&2!
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We are the girls...see us in the next pictures...
And we are two of the four boys...
All the puppies pictured below are from our Summer 2009 South Branch litter and have gone to their new homes. They are shown for reference only...
Big Hugs are the best hugs...and, really, some of the best things in life...
I'll wait if you want to give me another hug...
Now everyone wants in on the action!
Usually, it's Lawson giving the kisses!
Trading pets for wags...Laine & Sunny
No, really, I can sit on the other seat...c'mon, Mom!
Lawson practices his balance while Sunny hopes for a small pet and not a big CRASH!
I love you, too...and thanks for not falling on me...how 'bout another smooch?
"Hey Lainey...last one down the hill's a rotten egg!"
Hey guys...come check out this awesome hiding place under the stairs! Mom will never find us here!
Race you guys to the swings!
"Sunny, I'll let you push me on the swings...but NO UNDER DUCKS!"
Sunny stretching her legs and expanding her horizon...
One thing we hear from potential customers over and over is...I don't want to show my dog, I just want a quality pet. Here is our reply: As you can see from our site, our South Branch goldens can be shown if a customer desires, however, our main goal is to provide the best golden pet possible to our customer. This is one reason the "titled" Champion goldens produce such nice puppies. They have been proven compliant in the show ring, of superior intelligence, stature and in excellent health. This results in a golden puppy of a more "perfect pet, excellent disposition and trainable" variety than those goldens specifically bred to hunt, for example.
Regarding health and well being of our South Branch puppies: Our goal as golden retriever breeders is to supply our customers with a puppy in excellent health at pick up. Our puppies are well socialized and worked/played with and handled every day. They get lots of love before they leave South Branch. They come partially potty trained and are used to going outside to romp, play and, of course, eliminate, prior to pickup. Our breeding concentrates on providing our customers golden pups with an excellent temperament; sound genetics, well nourished body and soul and with a clean bill of health, checked direct by our favorite vet, Dr. Al of We Care Animal Hospital. Both South Branch golden parents are always on site, and you can see from our testimonials that we have very satisfied customers. Also, we guarantee our puppies and provide new owners with health, feeding and training recommendations at time of pick up. That is our responsibility. Once the pup leaves South Branch, we have to rely on the new family to provide the love, nurturing, support, proper diet, exercise and socialization required to produce a healthy, well-tempered adult golden. Still, we do our very best to prepare our families with the necessary knowledge to be successful in this role. We also recommend reading, “I just got a puppy, what do I do?” by Matthew Margolis, which is among many excellent books available on training and preparing your household for a puppy. I just got a puppy is a quick and easy read for the entire family. Consistency is key!! A well-behaved golden who knows and understands basic commands is the happiest pet, and a true joy to be around.