General South Branch Information:
GOLDEN RETREVIERS Since 1950! Yes. Grandpa W brought our first Goldens here as “working” actually “herding” dogs for our ranch. Of course they immediately became pets first, “ranch hands” second. Not only have we raised Goldens for over 70 years, we have raised other animals including cattle, goats, peacocks, sheep, horses, chickens, geese, even trout! (but not all at the same time)…for over 70 years. Now, many of those animals are only a memory (we have some great pictures:), but it was a wonderful experience for those of us who had the opportunity to grow up on a working ranch feeding, bedding, nurturing and gaining love and respect for our animals in the process. Through our long history raising animals, belonging to trade associations and attending countless seminars and farm tours, coupled with a good relationship with staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetics Department, we gained a knowledge of proper animal nutrition and supplementation, health care and the critical role diverse genetics plays in the maintenance of a healthy flock, herd, gaggle or litter of animals. We appreciate, love and respect our animals and it shows in our ability to continue the South Branch tradition. 70 + years and still going strong. Our family has grown over the years and many of us are still involved in the family business in one way or another. Thanks, Grandpa and Grandma W, for passing these gifts on to us and allowing us to pass these wonderful Golden Retrievers on to our South Branch family of customers. We are truly blessed.
Nora and Daddy with the old “Sheep Barn” in the background
General South Branch Golden Retriever Information:
For over 70 years, South Branch Goldens has been dedicated to raising healthy, loving, AKC registered golden retrievers. Our goldens have excellent temperaments and make great family pets. Our breeding program concentrates on health, temperament and characteristics consistent with the Golden Retriever Breed Standard. Our Goldens are show quality with genetics from European Champion lines. South Branch Golden Retrievers Offers: Gorgeous Coat Colors–Light Blonde/European Crème/Red, AKC Pedigree, Hips Guaranteed–OFA Clearance on parents, Micro Chip Identification, Show-Quality Goldens with European Champion Genetics and Bloodlines, Standard Breed Size Height and Weight, Presale Vaccinations and Medications, Parents DNA Tested, Follow Up Care Instructions and Consultation Provided. We’ve gone directly to Europe for our most recent Golden Retriever additions. Why? At South Branch Goldens we believe it is our responsibility to keep our gene pool clean with new bloodlines and DNA. Diversification and going outside of the US in search of proven, Champion studs and top quality females with proven genetics and sound health histories ensures the healthiest, sturdiest, brightest Goldens with beautiful European Crème coloration, luxurious coats and even, mild temperaments. We believe this makes our Goldens most consistent with the Golden Retriever breed standard. At South Branch Goldens it is our mission to continually strive to provide our customers with the finest quality pet available. This site includes over 500 pictures, customer testimonials and care and nutrition information because we believe these are the things most important when a potential customer is searching for a permanent member of their family. Our ranch consists of 200 acres, five of which are fenced allowing our Goldens the opportunity for exercise and play. We have a location convenient to the Twin Cities (approx. 4-4.5 hours), Chicago (approx. 3.5-4 hours). Green Bay, Appleton and Wausau (approx. 1 hour) and Milwaukee and Madison (2.5-3 hours). We appreciate your visit and welcome your comments and questions! Thank you for your interest and love of Golden Retrievers. With a very warm thank you and God bless to our past, present and future customers…
-all of us at South Branch Goldens
One of Karen’s favorites…