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Choosing the right breeder of your new pet puppy is the most important choice you will make for yourself and your new addition.

As a hobby breeder in Arkansas, it is our hope to raise Goldens to be successful in AKC exhibitions. Our dogs compete in show conformation, hunt tests and field trials, rally, and also events like dock diving and lure coursing. We do this as a way for us to enjoy our dogs and celebrate their achievements as a family. We specialize in beautiful versatile Goldens with gentle dispositions as house companions, hunting, therapy, or service work.

Each of our pairings are made with set goals, and we would be happy give you information on our genetic and phenotype projects. We want to raise versatile Goldens with the charming and classic devoted personality this breed is recognized for. We are dedicated to our dogs and to our growing extended family of puppy owners who can definitely profess “My Dog has a Heart of Gold.”

We are working to have three different styles of Goldens with strong lines offering specific strengths based on their genes. With any cross we focus on the character and health of our dogs. This is such a gifted breed. They have many talents- of course the best being the love they give to us everyday unconditionally.

The first project we have are with the Akc show style modeled towards the GRCA standard for Goldens. They have beautifully long coats and huge hearts to make their family happy. They are usually good retrievers and make excellent family companions. Many of these puppies make excellent working prospects as well.

Our next line is focused on our imported lines. We have Goldens from many different countries to increase our gene pool here in the States. Also we have been working towards service and therapy selection frequently with our Goldens. Our role as a breeder is to make healthy selections with good longevities. We also raise our puppies to develop well adjusted and balanced temperament through numerous imprinting and socializing activities. Our imported lines range in color from rich golden to even in the cream and lightest shade of golden possible with this breed.

We have selected these dogs to have an activity level so they would be suitable for TDI and service dog work. We have puppies who have went into training for PTSD, diabetes alert, stability dogs, police search and rescue, wheel chair assistant dogs, narcolepsy alert, and for comfort service dogs for owners with Autism and Aspergers. Our role is to raise a puppy and help match prospects to be successful based on the need of the owner. We do not do the training, but can recommend trainers and organizations to you. These Goldens also make great family pets.

Being inspired by the initial purpose of the breed, we have field-lined goldens with aspirations towards hunt tests and field trials. These lines are often the darkest color of gold or red colored. Our field goldens are smaller in size and bred to be athletes. They have a high intellect and need to be challenged to meet their activity level. These lines are for the serious hunter or someone wanting an active competition Golden. They are excellent retrievers. Field puppies are worked with feathers and birds to build prey drive and confidence early on.

We are fortunate to have some of the most treasured Golden Retriever bloodlines both Nationally and Internationally as the foundation for our breeding program. We compete in AKC, UKC and IABCA events to showcase and enjoy these programs with our dogs. Our retrievers have exceptional personalities, loving hearts, certified health records (hips, elbows, eyes, heart and DNA testings), and high trainability. 

With each pairing we make, we begin with extensive background checks on our crosses of health certifications and achievements in the ring. The care for the growing goldens begins the prenatal care of the mother. Our puppies are raised as our own family until they join yours. Since we work early in the puppy’s life to model and train housebreaking skills, we expect a Heart of Gold pup to be enjoyed as both an indoor and outdoor companion in their new family.

Our puppies are all family oriented, well-socialized, and have the makings of the Golden standards to their type. Our puppies’ coats have an unique bright colored range from rich Carmel long American-type coats, to dusted light-golden coats, referred to by many as (British) European or English cream (white like) Golden Retriever coats (this is a style of Golden Retriever). When we have a litter it is an event, and our entire family is involved along with trainers and our part time staff. We plan and prepare for these crosses well in advance. Puppies are offered as pets to owner’s looking to spend the next decade plus feeling the endless abundance of love only a Golden Retriever can give so unconditionally.

Our philosophy is that the only reason anyone should breed a dog is to work towards improving each generation through selective breeding. If you are looking for any type of dog please go to your local animal shelter, there are many lives that need homes there. If you are looking to love a great Golden Retriever from a breeder who loves and is completely obsessed with their dogs, then please read on about the Heart of Gold Pups.

Call us with any questions. We love to talk goldens and are here as a resource for the breed even if you are not getting a puppy from us!

Please beware, other breeders throughout the country are using very similar names to our program- but are not us. Take your time and educate yourself on the puppy buying process. It has taken us years of dedication to get the dogs that we have and daily work to raise, train, and work to title these wonderful friends of ours. If you need a referral for a puppy- we can help or direct you to many clubs and organizations that can assist as well. We want everyone to have as good as an experience with these dogs as we have been fortunate enough to enjoy everyday. If you are paying for a dog or puppy, you are supporting whatever it is they are doing- good or bad. Golden Retrievers are a breed that is definitely popular because of their beauty and disposition, making it vulnerable and a target to people trying to make a buck-no matter how much that is. I will be the first to say that our dogs are a far cry from a “bargain”  but I guarantee that our dogs will never be a discounted version of a Golden Retriever-whether it is of the European or American standards.  Our goal is not to produce ‘pet style’ puppies. Our puppies are for individuals seeking gorgeous coats, healthy certified traits, extremely high-bred history of proven lines for the type, loving and devoted temperament, people oriented partners and dog companions to share life with. Breeding to me, is a combination of both art and genetic engineering through selective pairings. It takes time and a little luck, and it is only our honest desire to work for integrity in breeding and towards that in the breed itself.

         We are a

       Golden Retriever


        “Melting Pot”

       We are working to 

    increase the Gene Pool in

                 the US.


ARKGOLD @ Heart of Gold Retrievers

(479) 263-7199


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The GRCA provides puppy referral as a convenience to puppy buyers to find out about breeders who are GRCA members and their litters. GRCA takes no responsibility whatsoever for any puppies/dogs that you may acquire through GRCA puppy referral. GRCA is not responsible for any breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will GRCA be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to readACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER, as found on the grca.org web-site, for general information about obtaining a puppy, to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a puppy from the breeders whose names you obtain from GRCA puppy referral.