Welcome to Silkspun Golden Retrievers ! Thank you for stopping by to visit. Silkspun is situated on a small farm located near Birmingham, AL.
I got my start in 2003 with the very beautiful French import, Touch of Silk. She is now retired and is still both the avid hunter as well as the biggest puppy of the family!
Below is her son, Bailey, from her first litter in April 2005 featured in a National commercial a few years ago!
Please get to know my 3 beautiful females and my male, Bono! I invite you to browse the site at your leisure.
My passion for the breed:
I (Laurie) am a member of the GRCA (Golden Retriever Club of America) and have enjoyed training and showing my dogs to all of their obedience titles and aspire to add tracking to the list. In addition, therapy opportunities are a passion, as well as showing in the conformation ring when the opportunity arises.
Each litter is bred with great intention, with regard to health, temperament, and pedigree for healthy future bloodlines! All of my dogs have their necessary health clearances for the Golden Retriever, including DNA testing.
I welcome calls and home visits when set up in advance. There is a screening process to ensure proper homes for future pups that includes my questionnaire, phone calls (and visits, as possible).
As a responsible breeder, each of my dog's everyday needs matter and all litters get my utmost attention while here and beyond our home. All questions are welcomed, as are photos and stories over the years to come as well.
I admire folks who do their homework, searching for a well-bred dog in earnest and are not in a rush!
Silkspun exists to produce sound Golden Retrievers to preserve the breed for future generations and offers training and grooming tips and services. Whether you want a prospective obedience dog, therapy dog or a faithful family companion (or all of the above!)—you will get the support you need!
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