OUR GOAL: To provide you with education and guidance in acquiring a Golden Retriever puppy.

Learning more about Golden Retrievers and how to select a reputable breeder is an important commitment.

We offer the following educational sites to provide you with sound guidance and information.
We suggest you start with the website of our parent club, the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA). The GRCA site includes such important information as:

  • Member Code of Ethics - this will help you understand some of the subjects our club feels are important.Also, it provides some guidance into what to expect when you contact a breeder for information.
  • Health issues
  • How to verify health clearances
  • How to screen breeders
  • What to know before purchasing a puppy


For local breeder information and current litter availability, please contact:

Carol Ruby 248-693-2299

Cheri Stager 810-367-3273

FDGRC Puppy Referral Volunteers

As a point of courtesy, please be aware that you will be contacting these people at their home. Please call during normal business hours and be aware that Michigan is in the Eastern Time Zone. It will not be necessary for you to call both of these volunteers. They share the same information.

Please note that the puppy referral volunteer can not put you on a waiting list, and call you when litters are listed. Time and financial constraints do not allow us to return phone calls. We encourage you to be patient, as we will do our best to help you find a wonderful new companion.Please also be aware we have no way of knowing in advance when a litter will be listed, and availability is usually far less than demand.

For other area club's breeder contact information:

Marshbanks GRC
Mid-Michigan GRC

Other interesting websites to visit:

Finding a responsible breeder-myths and facts
Show dogs versus pet dogs
How to groom your Golden

These referrals are provided as information only. Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Club is unable to do site inspections of breeders receiving referrals from the Club. We are not responsible for the physical condition and health of the puppies, the breeder’s adult dogs, or the breeder’s premises. Fort Detroit is not responsible for the breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will we be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase.








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