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Tour Our Puppy Nursery

Our facility is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina at our home, which has been in our family for almost one hundred years. We built our temperature controlled puppy nursery directly behind our house where we can love on our puppies all day, every day. 

Southern Water Dogs has two very important teammates who are integral to our breeding program. Haley Tatham, Puppy Manager, works full time at our facility providing oversight and management of nutrition, early neurological stimulation and development, and communication with our Southern Water Dogs family of owners and prospective owners. You’ll often find Haley keeping detailed litter records, whelping new litters of puppies, or taking the adult goldens swimming and on adventures all over Western North Carolina. Whitney Drake, Trainer, works with our adult goldens and our owners to offer training and enrichment services to our puppies. She provides training packages to our SWD owners to help build a healthy relationship with you, your dog, and your community. 

Our golden retrievers, our kids and us run and play on our thirteen acres like we did in the good ole days. We also have a small pond where our adult goldens can swim and attempt to fish for crawdads and minnows with their hooman brothers and sister. You’ll often find our family outside gardening, playing pickup ball outside, and providing our pups with a healthy lifestyle alongside us.

Schedule a
Meet and Greet

Interested in taking a virtual tour of our facility or meeting the team? We schedule monthly events where you can meet our team and our adult dogs. We also offer virtual meet and greets via Facetime to give our prospective puppy owners the opportunity to see where their future furbaby will be born! 

AKC Golden Retriever


Violet is a stunning light colored golden with a gorgeous coat! She is extraordinarily intelligent and consistently seeks your approval and direction. Violet has a way of staring deep into your eyes as if she can read your mind. She is a petite golden with slender composition and elegant stature. Violet is quite the lady, and is lovingly attached to her guardian family, where she lives with them at the beach. 

Health Report

  • DOB- June 13, 2021
  • AKC Registered SS27358403
  • Sire: Double K Saprky
  • Dam: Krystal Kath Alena
  • Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear
  • PRCD-PRA: Clear
  • GR-PRA 1: Clear
  • GR-PRA 2: Clear
  • Ichthyosis 1 (dandruff): Clear
  • Ichthyosis 2 (dandruff): Clear
  • NCL 5: Clear
  • OFA Hips: Good
  • OFA Elbows: Normal
  • OFA Cardiac: Normal