My husband, Cory, and I were both born and raised in Montana and currently live on our farm located in Hall, Montana. We both have a passion for our furry family members and have both always had a Golden in the family while growing up as well as from the beginning of our relationship together.
How we got into breeding
I was fortunate enough to grow up on a farm with lots of animals and experiences. I thank my mother for my passion for raising dogs as she raised and showed AKC Dachshunds while I was growing up, so I have always been around the breeding scene. Not only with the dogs but also with the livestock animals on the farm and 4h projects. I was around for the ups and downs of breeding and developed a passion for animals and love the rewards that come from producing quality dogs for loving families. I am incredibly thankful that while my husband, Cory, was not raised around the breeding scene, he has also developed a respect and love for our animals and the process of raising quality puppies.
Kay and Cory with Kona and Jax 2020 puppies.
Goosetown Goldens was established in 2017. There are lots of things that make our program special. We are active members of the Hunting Retriever Club, Treasure State Retriever Club (Butte, MT) and I, Kay, am the current Secretary of the Bitterroot Valley Retriever Club (Missoula, MT area). We actively participate in both AKC and HRC hunt tests. We also compete in Dock Diving Trials and train our dogs towards earning other titles that demonstrate their temperaments and abilities such as CGC, Trick Dog, VHMA. We do not have a "facility", all of our dogs live in our own home or in the home of their guardians in a family setting. OFA’s/Pennhip and DNA genetics are completed on all our breeding dogs to ensure they are in the best health to produce healthy puppies.
While there is still so much out of our control health-wise, we are doing the absolute best we can to avoid any future problems. If there does happen to be an issue, you can be confident that you will have our support where we can give it. Our puppies are raised with Puppy Culture Protocol in a positive and clean environment. They are exposed to new sounds, experiences, toys, and smells often! They are also exposed to cats, dogs, various farm animals, strangers, and children. They will experience being in a crate, riding in a car, using potty pads, litter box, and doggy door, wearing a collar and walking on a leash, using their name to come, and other puppy manners.