Thank you for considering a JAAD Golden Retriever! We hope you take the time to go through our website in detail and find it informative and helpful.
Our goal is to produce top quality, healthy, intelligent dogs that conform to the breed standard and will be suitable for multi-purpose homes. All breedings are carefully researched and both parents have the appropriate genetic clearances (eyes, heart, hips, & elbows, as well as genetic tests for PRA-1 and PRA-2 and ichthyosis).
We are a small hobby breeder and only have 1 - 3 litters a year. We do put a great deal of time and effort into the ones we raise, therefore it is of the utmost importance that the perfect home and family is found for every one of our beautiful Golden puppies.
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Jaad was started by myself, Jennifer Manzer in 2005 when I got my first Golden Retriever, Oribelle. From as young as 14 years old, my dream has always been to breed Golden's. This desire to breed is a result of a love and passion for everything about them including their beauty, versatility, temperament, and intelligence. With every litter of pups, we are always striving to improve on the breed.
I have been mentored by other Golden Retriever breeders who have provided me with so much guidance and wisdom. There is always more to learn and I strive to always continue to improve my knowledge of the breed in every way I can.
In 2015, I met Mike Hadden and he has become a big part of the Jaad family. Mike quickly fell in love with our Goldens although Dachshunds still hold special place in his heart too.
All of our dogs are raised as cherished, valued members of our family and live in our home with us. We have fun doing many different activities with them including walking/hiking, swimming, training for obedience or agility and also conformation dog shows.
I am a member of the Canadian Kennel Club as well as the Golden Retriever Club (UK). I worked at a veterinary clinic from 2012 - 2017 and have also worked with a professional dog behaviourist from 2009 - 2017. I ran puppy and adult dog socialization classes as well as taught puppy to level 3 dog obedience classes. I now have a full time job that allows me to work from home, and Mike enjoys working for Shopify full time from home also.
In 2020, we added Scotty to our growing family. Scotty is a mini dachshund that is 10 years old, and he will get to live his "golden years" being spoiled and keeping our laps warm. :) In 2021, we added Percy (SallysValley Young Warrior) a Papillon to our family and we are having lots of fun with this breed as well!!
We are happy to answer any questions you might have and love to "talk dogs" for as long as you'll let us. Please feel free to contact us in order to talk in person, or meet us and our dogs.