Golden Retrievers Bred for Function

Primarily a Hunting Dog--Prove It or Lose It


Bonnie 1st, daughter Tana 2nd.  CCRQ Field Trial Qualifying stake, August 2018.

Bonnie tied for #9 Qualifying dog in Canada in 2018.

Think you are ready for a puppy--read this! 

Think you want a working/field line Golden?  Read this!


Sterre Goldens is a small, home-based kennel, seeking to breed typey dogs with good working ability--hunting partners who can also be good family companions or performance prospects.  All of our dogs live in the house with us.  As result we keep a small number of dogs and have pups available on only a limited basis.  We do not generally have older dogs available, as even dogs retired from my small breeding program are still personal hunting dogs here.


Details on planned breedings and our application process can be found on the Upcoming Litters page as plans are finalized, including parents , clearances, and prices.  It is an in-depth process and most of our pups are sold before they are born.  Please read the information provided here carefully to determine if this is the right kind of Golden for your family and lifestyle, and then if it sounds like a fit you are welcome to fill in our questionnaire.  Also note that I do not ship puppies ( I want to meet their new owners!), or place by colour, and I use an extensive process to match the right puppy to the right home, so that everyone gets the puppy that is pick for them.  Filling in an application is a first step only.  It does not guarantee you a puppy.  Don't be worried if you don't hear back right away.  I tend to start reaching out once a girl comes in season and we are proceeding with a breeding.  I do not ask for deposits until pups are born and thriving and I know have the right sex available for you.

Please browse through the links to the left to meet my dogs, read about our plans, and other information relating to Golden Retrievers.

Please ensure you read our Upcoming Litters and Puppy Process  information pages before calling or emailing as many common questions are answered there.  Due to a busy training and event schedule, we do not reply to emails asking for information that is readily available on this site.

Looking to get involved in hunt tests or working certificate tests or field trials?  Sterre offers group classes, as well as board and train.  We also offer an online training option where you can follow along with the development of our young dogs through Basics via Patreon with two levels of membership--one that allows you to view videos and articles,  and another that allows for Q&A and live conferencing. 

 Click here to check our Patreon out and join.

You can also follow our podcast via Spotify, and find it on Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music.



Best Brood Bitch GRCC National Specialty 2014

Breeder-Judge: Ken Matthews, Chuckanut Goldens

Breeze (Trowsnest Sterre Autumn Breeze SH WCX/Am MH CCA) and sons Butch (Can Ch Sterre Badlands Outlaw JH WCI CDX VC) and Baron (Sterre Texas Tycoon at Lynwood MH WCX CDX CCA)


Sterre Goldens

Shelly Blom




Please ensure you read our Upcoming Litters information page before calling as many common questions are answered there