Dedicated to producing and preserving health, structure, soundness, and temperament. Our goal is to produce a solid, sound golden with a strong work ethic, and hunting and performance ability, while maintaining the wonderful temperament a golden is known for.
We have been breeding, raising, and showing goldens since 1991. All puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract and Limited Registration, unless sold for performance/show purposes, with a written guarantee against hereditary diseases. All dogs used in the Kelakye breeding program have been cleared for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cataracts, PRCD and heart disease.
Puppies are raised in our home for maximum socialization. Puppies are temperament tested on the 49th day, and then each is carefully matched to a home that is best suitable for that puppy. Adding a golden retriever puppy to your family is a very important decision; it should NOT be impulsive. Breeders have a responsibility to place their puppies in homes that are educated about the breed or have owned a golden in the past. A golden is not for everyone. They are very active, high energy dogs and shed considerably.
The price of our puppies is a reflection of the investment we have made to ensure that future generations are as healthy as they can be.
For more information about golden retrievers, please visit the "Resources/Education" page of this website.
We are members of The Golden Retriever Club of America and The Golden Retriever Club of Illinois. Our family has helped coordinate the GRCI Hunt Test in May since 2003.