Golden Retriever History
Life's Abundance Dog Food
AKC Canine Good Citizen
out of Carmel-Joy and Buddy born 3-16-17. Accepting deposits. Call
Carmel is shown above in the picture at the top of this web site. She is a dark Golden color, while Buddy is a light golden color (See Instagram video below of Buddy as a youngster). The pups in the same picture are from her current litter.
Pups go home veterinarian vaccinated, health checked and guaranteed to be free of any clinical symptoms associated with Ichthyosis.
We absolutely do not ship our puppies, no exceptions.
Pups will be ready to go home in early May. We are taking deposits now. AVAILABLE: 3 Males, 2 Females. The following pictures are of the pups at different ages.
Golden Retriever Female pup in front, male in back.
Welcome to Crown Thistle Kennels
Our small Golden Retriever breeding program focuses on health,
high intelligence and stable temperament, according to the breed standard as
outlined by the
AKC (United States),
Kennel Club (UK).
Our dogs are important members of our family and are our companions and best friends. They live in our home,
and are trained in our custom designed facility.
We are primarily located in northern Michigan on over 100 acres of privately owned land, situated
near the edge of Huron National Forest land which features an additional 330 miles of trails. So, our Goldens enjoy long country
walks in fields and forests around the lakes and streams of northern Michigan!
Our adult Golden Retrievers also frequently travel back and forth between Michigan and
North Carolina, and they are trained on our family owned hunting land locations in both states.
So our Golden Retriever dogs have plenty of opportunities for exercise in
of landscapes - and they love it!
Golden Retriever Puppies
Our Golden Retriever puppies
are started on a
holistic imprinting program and they are
carefully socialized in a loving and educationally enriching environment. As they grow, each puppy is thoughtfully evaluated before
being adopted by their new families. Puppy adoption day features a professionally presented kindergarten class.
Pups go home
with training information, sample dog food,
a complete health record (including de worming and first vaccine), AKC registration, a written health guarantee and more.
Before our puppies go to their new homes, they have each been started on their first lessons in both leash and crate training.
All Natural Nutrition
Our breeding program is unique for featuring a natural nutritional program. Crown Thistle Golden Retriever puppies
are weaned onto a healthy, natural food diet mixed with premium dry dog food.
This is an Instagram video of Crown Thistle's Real Man of Genius ("Buddy") as a pup. Buddy is the sire of our current litter of pups.