A little about us...
We are the Kauranen family! Our home is in Lakeville, Massachusetts. My husband and I have two kids who adore our Goldens just as much as we do! We live on 6 acres of woods and have a huge yard for our dogs (and kids) to run and be crazy. This keeps our fur kids happy AND in great health! We are also within walking distance of a lake where our dogs can go swimming! Our mission is to produce a quality line of "American Standard" Golden Retrievers. We have loved the Golden breed since we were little ourselves and we strive to produce healthy, well-adjusted, family friendly dogs that everyone can adore for generations. Because, who doesn't love a Golden?!
How is Platinum Goldens different from other breeders?... Our dogs live with us in our home. We are not a kennel! These dogs are our pets and they are loved and cared for like our children... They play with us and snuggle on the couch while we read stories to our kids. Currently we have five dogs. Shelby and Ariel are our only breedable females at this time. Be sure to check out their pages!
We feed our dogs a nutrient dense / high protein diet of Stella & Chewy's raw dog food. They get plenty of exercise running and jumping in our backyard and hiking through our woods. Did you know that Golden Retrievers were originally bred to retrieve shot ducks and geese during hunting and shooting parties?! They were named "retriever" because of their ability to retrieve shot birds undamaged... Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water too! (Obviously, right?!) Although we don't bring our dogs hunting, we do like to give them plenty of exercise playing fetch and swimming. These dogs are pretty remarkable and so fun!
All of our litters come from sires and dams that have their hips registered with the Orthopedic Foundation of Animals (OFA) and are free from genetic hip disease. Their eyes are certified by an ophthalmologist, clearing them of any inherited eye disease... They have their heart certified by a cardiologist, screening for any abnormalities and cleared of cardiovascular disease. We only breed dogs with all of these certifications!
Our litters are born in our home. Our puppies are handled with love at an early age. We begin socializing them before they can even open their little eyes! All of the Platinum Golden Retriever puppies have complete and thorough examinations by our veterinarian at 7 weeks of age. They are guaranteed to be in great health when they leave our home. We do not sell our dogs for breeding purposes. Pups are to be spayed or neutered before reaching reproductive maturity. We only breed our females with outstanding males to produce the perfect Golden Retriever puppy!