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to the NEW "English Background Goldens in North America" (EGNA) website.

Our goal is to provide a variety of information on the English-style Golden Retriever, and Golden Retrievers in general. We provide a reference guide to reputable hobby breeders, litters, and stud dogs of English-style Goldens in the United States and Canada, with pedigrees that reflect at least 50% post-1950 Goldens imported from the UK, Europe, Australia, and/or New Zealand, including their fresh or frozen semen.

We believe that the breeders and stud dog owners you will see here are ethical Golden Retriever fanciers that are actively working to improve and protect the breed, respected among their peers, who follow the GRCA Code of Ethics (Golden Retriever Club of America) and/or the GRCC Code of Ethics (Golden Retriever Club of Canada), who follow the EGNA Website LISTING GUIDELINES, and follow accepted breeding and selling practices. However, we make no guarantees regarding the outcome of purchasing a puppy or stud service from them. It is up to the consumer to do their own research, and they are ultimately responsible for their own decisions.

We encourage you to read the LISTING GUIDELINES and the ACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER booklet before contacting breeders - to see what is expected of them. Please contact us at mail@englishgoldens.net if you have any questions or concerns.

Additional educational material is available under All About Goldens. We encourage puppy buyers to contact several breeders and work with whomever they feel most comfortable.

The background photo is of the ruins of Guisachan House, the birthplace of the breed in the Scottish Highlands. The head studies* portray the exceptional warmth of expression, including proper eye size and shape, and the strength of muzzle, that epitomizes the classic head type.

Please read the copyrighted article provided called "What Exactly is an "ENGLISH" Golden Retriever?" by Bev Brown, and check back soon to see what is new!!

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  • November 23, 2010

    English Background Goldens in North America launches NEW Website!!

  • Please visit our
    All About Goldens
    page for valuable information on the Golden Retriever breed!

  • Looking For a Puppy?

    Visit our Litters
    page for current litters by our reputable breeders!

* Head Studies by Permission
  • Foreground: Linirgor MacTavish. Breeders, Linsey & Irene Dunbar.
  • Background: Ch Xanthos Black Thorn. Breeders, Heather V. G. Morss & Sue Green. Lynn Kipps Photography.
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