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Breeding and Rescuing the Happiest
Golden Retrievers
in the Carolinas
Learn About Us

Welcome to

Southern Water Dogs

Our easy access to water in the South makes for delightfully happy humans, but especially happy dogs. We believe Southern Water Dogs are those who inspire us to create memories and adventures around water. Breezy boat rides, dock jumping, loose hair, lake fishing, night crabbin’, playing ball, and, of course, don’t forget the food. We’re more alike than we sometimes acknowledge; humans and dogs.

As a company, we exist to sustainably and responsibly grow the golden retriever breed, to support dog products which reflect a laidback lifestyle around the water, and to create an encouraging community of dog loving people. We are committed to extensive health testing of our dogs to ensure happy puppies and happy families. We’re also deeply connected to our Southern roots: colloquialisms, storied recipes, family, and our best friends, our dogs.

We invite you to learn more about our golden retriever puppies through exploring our content, contributing to our community of dog lovers on social media, learning about our golden retrievers, or dropping us a line.

We’re glad you’re here.

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Take the Tour

Our Company operates on our 13 acre family property just outside of Asheville, NC. Our family, our employees, and our dogs are inseparable and enjoy playing frisbee, splashing in our pond, sneaking treats to the horses, and old fashioned fun on the farm.

Shop Pet ID Tags

Give your pet’s collar a dash of charm with our custom engraved pet ID tags. Create a tag that truly captures your furry friend’s personality. Choose your font, icon, and color to make it truly your own!

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Adopt Or Foster
A Rescue

Open your heart and home to one of our rescue golden retrievers.  Let Southern Water Dogs help you find the perfect companion to complete your family! 

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Meet Our Dogs

Our Southern Water Dogs family of breeding stock includes males and females in a range of light to red colors. Some of our adult dogs live on site with our family, and others live with guardian home families nearby where they’re enjoying life in a home environment rather than in a kennel. We are committed to providing every dog a long and happy home life, and only breed when it’s the right time for each individual momma. 

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