June bought her first Golden in 1960 and has enjoyed their company ever since. Her first dog was a male named "Reid's Goldrange Blonde Bomber" who did well in the show and obedience rings. His stud fees helped to pay for her years at University. After graduation we were able to welcome several Goldens (and four children) into our home.

June at a show with Bomber - circa 1962.

The name Setherwood comes from a west coast grain which is a beautiful golden colour. We have held this kennel name since 1967 and have been registering puppies under this name since 1972.

The adults are more than just our breeding stock. They are also our friends. We routinely keep between 6-10 adult females all of whom spend time with us in the house. 

Kitchen helpers.

TV time.


Our goal is to produce family pets. We do enter several dog shows each year but show winnings are not the major consideration when selecting which dogs we will breed. The father and mother's temperament and physical soundness are of much more importance to us and to those who will make one of our pups a family member.  In keeping with our desire that the pups will be as healthy as possible,
all of our breeding females and the stud dogs used are certified to be free from hip displasia, detectable heart defects and eye cataracts.

We do not have our own stud dogs. Instead we prefer to breed our females to the best males we can find so that the resulting puppies have excellent temperaments and are structurally sound. These males are not necessarily the most titled but are the ones who compliment our females' strengths and improve any weaknesses. 


Our home and kennels are situated on 50 rolling acres just east of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. The heated kennel building opens onto enclosed runs which lead to large exercise compounds. We take all the dogs out for at least three daily walks through the wooded area and in the 20 acre field, and in summer for a swim in the pond. They normally stay outside during the day but every evening and night they are in the house with us or in their own "dog room" where the pups are born and raised.  Please click HERE for pictures.

Your Experience

Once the puppies are born we usually have visiting hours on the week-ends. As the pups grow we encourage visiting families to play with the pups and watch them develop. This makes the selection process much easier.

When the pups are about 8 weeks old we give a "New Puppy Seminar" at our home to help the new owners with the feeding, training and general management of their new family member. We are also happy to talk to any owner who has questions or needs help after the puppy has gone home. It is our goal that each family knows how to raise the puppy and that all their questions are answered.

We provide a booklet that has copies of the following:

  • Medical clearances of both parents;
  • A complete pedigree;
  • Microchip numbers and Canadian Kennel Club registration certificate;
  • Photos of both parents;
  • Information to help with puppy training.

New puppy seminar.

At last - pick-up day!


Our pups are sold primarily as family pets. All our breeding stock is x-rayed and cleared of hip dysplasia and certified to be free from eye cataracs and detectable heart defects. We provide a three year health guarantee on these problems, under which we will pay the veterinary costs associated with guaranteed conditions up to the original purchase price of the dog.

Beyond this we endeavor to provide each family with the best information to help raise a healthy happy retriever. 

Contact Information

If you would like to speak to us about our Goldens or would like to make an appointment to visit, please feel free to contact us at:


Phone: 905-852-7365