Our AKC Golden Retrievers

Responsible Golden Retriever Breeders

One of our priorities at Windy Knoll Goldens is to provide puppies that will be excellent, healthy, friendly companions, and pets for life. The foundation to achieving our goal is making sure the parents exhibit those qualities. As caring golden retriever breeders, we get our beloved dogs certified with the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA) or PennHip to ensure our breeding dogs and their puppies are free and clear of any diseases. X-Ray tests and screens are performed when the dogs reach an appropriate age – usually 2 years old. As responsible golden retriever breeders we always research our pedigree for optimal breeding lines.

Meet The Windy Knoll AKC Golden Retrievers

Our small family of Golden Retrievers is registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club), the registration association of choice for outstanding canines. More importantly, our lovely and beautiful Golden Retrievers are all happy, healthy dogs selected for their warm, friendly, and outstanding personalities as well as their health genetics!

Windy Knoll Ulysses S. Grant – AKC Golden Retriever

Call Name: “Grant”

SR95738006   DOB: October 17, 2016   AKC DNA #V848409   PennHIP: DI 0.26

Ulysses S. Grant, affectionately nicknamed “Grant”, joined our ranks in September of 2016, a much anticipated arrival as we’d been waiting for a new possible up and coming sire for Windy Knoll Goldens.  A choice male, he’s maturing into a large, handsome boy, dark golden with a full, luxurious, handsome coat. Better yet, his personality lives up to all our hopes for the future sire of Windy Knoll Golden’s AKC Golden Retriever puppies! He’s friendly, smart, and calm, a happy go lucky fellow content to romp gently with the children to his heart’s content, and quick to please his owners. We’re very excited about his future role here at Windy Knoll Goldens!

Thunder Ridge Goldens Sampson

OFA Hips: Fair   OFA Elbows: Normal    OFA Heart & Eyes: Normal

Sampson is a dark red golden that we are very excited about as he is a handsom, dark golden and a big boy… around 85 lbs!  Occasionally, we introduce another line of dark red goldens into our lines to spread out and diversify the lines that we have as well as make sure we have some of the deepest red goldens possible. Sampson fits the bill.  (We do not own Sampson nor does he reside with us)


Windy Knoll Polly – AKC Golden Retriever

SR81017507  DOB: 12/30/13   OFA Hips: Good

“Polly” is a sweet, beautiful dark golden, whose friendly, confident, outgoing manners captured our hearts from the time we brought her home as an adorable little pup. With a dark red, full coat, large, regal bearing, and a contagious enthusiasm for life, she is a real golden gem! We are so excited to have her in our canine family!

Windy Knoll Lady Margaret – AKC Golden Retriever

Call Name: “Meg”

SR89489904  DOB: 9/23/15  OFA Hips: Good OFA Elbows: Normal

Lady Margaret is always referred to as “Meg,” but both her resplendent, official AKC name and her endearing home name fit her well. As a regal, and stately “lady” with a creamy light, richly thick coat, she easily fulfills the image that a queenly Lady Margaret would evoke. Her sweet, well mannered, and smart temperament pairs well with the qualities that “Meg” bring to mind. We love her and look forward to her new puppies this fall.

OFA Lady Margaret.

Windy Knoll Golden Sunshine – AKC Golden Retriever

Call Name: “Sunny”

SR89489905  DOB: 9/23/15  OFA Hips: Good  OFA Elbows: Normal

Golden Sunshine is our “Sunny”, both in looks and in her canine deportment. As sister to Meg, she is every bit as beautiful, but differs in that her soft, thick coat is a deeper gold hue, with hints of red high lighting. She is quiet, gentle, smart, and very sweet. Indeed, although possessing a quiet nature, she  is just like the sunshine she is named for – she brightens up the day no matter how dreary when she’s around! We are so glad to have her as part of our golden family here.

 Windy Knoll Clara Barton

Call Name: “Clara”

SR9523507 DOB: October 25, 2016 PennHIP: Pending  OFA Heart: Normal

Clara is a well proportioned dark red golden with a beautiful coat and lovely blocky head.  She has a calm, gentle personality.  This will be her first litter and we are excited to see her as a mother!  Clara is our second deep red golden with Polly being first.   Clara’s Penn Hip will be available soon. The vet said she looked good but we will give you the exact numbers when they come in.  She also has a sound heart with pending OFA certification coming soon.

OFA Golden Sunshine


Sweet Spice of Windy Knoll Goldens- AKC Golden Retriever

Call Name: “Spice”

SR97596303 DOB: February 9, 2017  PennHIP: Pending  Heart: Normal

A medium-sized golden with a beautiful, creamy gold coat and well proportioned slender build, Spice possesses a regal bearing and a lovely, gentle, and sweet personality. She is a quiet golden who is content just to be in our presence, and while sporting a trim, lightly feathered coat during the summer, her winter coat thickens to a luxurious, thick layer during the winter months.


Green Mountain Pastures Shep – AKC Golden Retriever

At eleven years old, “Shep” is our oldest Golden, and the outstanding sire at Windy Knoll Goldens. A handsome and regal fellow, sporting a rich, dark gold, thick coat, he is also friendly and laid-back. Shep is a real people dog, and loves nothing better than to play and relax with us!

Rosie - AKC Golden Retriever Breeder - Windy Knoll Farm, Vermont

AKC Windy Knoll Rosie
SR65390402 DOB: 06/01/10

Windy Knoll Rosie – AKC Golden Retriever

“Rosie” is our smart, energetic golden! She loves roaming our meadows and splashing in the mud hole over the hill. Her favorite way to relax includes getting a good brushing of her curly dark red coat and a bath. Rosie is a caring and capable mother.

AKC Windy Knoll Betsy                               SR65390403   DOB: 09/01/10  OFA Hips: OFA 32-GOOD


Windy Knoll Betsy – AKC Golden Retriever

“Betsy,” is dark golden and graceful, and is a sweet as can be.  She just loves attention, and relishes every word and pat we give her.  Whether we are playing ball, snapping green beans, husking corn, or relaxing on the lawn, you can be sure to find her laying nearby.  She is a doting mother who takes great care of her puppies and seems to be exceptionally good at passing her sweet personality on to them!

Jenny - AKC Golden Retriever Breeder, Windy Knoll Farm, VermontAKC Windy Knoll Jenny

SR74210403 DOB:07/26/12 OFA Hips: OFA25-GOOD OFA Elbows: OFA25-NORMAL

Windy Knoll Jenny – AKC Golden Retriever

We love “Jenny’s” sweet, enthusiastic, and warm personality! She is laid-back, has always been wonderful with our small children from the time she was a little pup, and in general, is the “perfect” companion and pet! She is a pretty girl with her luxuriant, soft cream coat accented with deeper golden hues and white feathering.