We are a small, family-owned breeder of AKC Golden Retrievers. We are situated on two acres in the beautiful California Foothills. Open fields and a sunny climate provide the optimal environment to breed, raise and train our loving Goldens.

We have been privileged to own Boxers and Labradors but have ultimately fallen in love with Goldendoodles and Golden Retrievers. Over the past ten years, we have owned, trained, and bred Goldendoodles and Golden Retrievers. They are alert and loyal, becoming our choice of quality companions for families and children.

Our puppies receive the same level of care and attention as our dogs. They are hand raised with the utmost attention to detail in their development and health. From birth until they are placed in the proper homes, they are carefully handled by friends and family members. They are socialized and introduced to regular sights and sounds that any puppy will likely experience in their permanent homes, such as vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, garage tools, etc. We socialize each pup as though it were going to be a member of our home. Our desire is to help our puppies be a well rounded and amazing companions.
​Many of our puppies have gone on to be therapy dogs due to the temperament of the breed and the relentless work we do with our puppies in the first 8 weeks of life.

We begin potty training with pups before they go to their new homes and collar training at six weeks. Our puppies environment is kept very clean. We clean multiple times a day to assure good health of our puppies as well as making sure they are used to cleanliness which makes potty training much easier. Our puppies are not fully potty trained by 8 weeks but many puppy families report that they are fully potty trained in the 4-6 weeks following going to their new homes as long as the puppy owners are consistent with potty training once puppies go to their new homes.

We know that buying a loving Golden Retriever is an important decision. They become part of your life and family. They become your best friend, companions for you and your kids, and protectors of your home and property. We raise each of our pups to fulfill these unique roles. This is what makes Goldens some of the best dogs on earth. Please contact us and see if River Ranch Goldens is the right match for you.

We are located between Grass Valley and Auburn, CA, a 1-hour drive from downtown Sacramento. We are approximately 2.5 hours from San Francisco: and 1.5 hours from Reno, NV.
Vet-checked puppies