After the sudden loss of our beloved Golden Retriever this past spring, we weren’t sure how long it would take for us to be ready to bring another dog into our lives. In the fall, we started casually looking at different breeders online so that when the time came, we would already have some in mind. Oxford Retrievers caught our interest right away. We loved the look of their dogs, especially the darker coat. We didn’t think we were ready yet, but when we saw some pictures on Facebook a few weeks later, we knew we had meet the puppies.
The next day we made the 2+ hour drive to Woodstock and knew right away that we would be welcoming one of the puppies into our home. They were beautiful, happy pups and their parents, Bentley and Bailey, were very friendly and gentle. Choosing between the four pups was hard, but ultimately there was something about Sierra that captured our hearts.
We brought Sierra home on December 1st, 2018. She has already brought so much happiness into our home. Everyone that meets Sierra comments on how calm and sweet she is. She is also very smart. Potty training was a breeze and she has been doing well in her puppy classes!
Sierra is a very special girl and we are so glad that we listened to our gut and made the trip to Woodstock. We will definitely be getting another pup from Richard in the future!
Hey folks! Here is an updated introduction of the faces behind the making of oxfordretrievers!
We are Richard and Natasha. Richard started Oxford Retrievers in 2013, with his purchase of our male, Bentley! Richard enjoys every minute of raising his dogs and playing with them! Over the years he has expanded his crew of pups to a total of seven beautiful female American Golden Retrievers.
In 2017 Richard and I met. I made the trip from Dunnville to visit Richard and his dogs every other weekend and always looked forward to being greeted by some friendly and excited tail-wagging, running, and jumping, Goldens! 🐾 This crew of loving dogs quickly stole my heart and made me count down the days until I saw them again. In the fall of 2020 Richard and I have gotten married 💍 and moved to a large property near Waterford Ontario, where we built a new kennel for our growing crew of American Retrievers!
We want to thank every one of you as you help us embark on this exciting journey with our Goldens! We can’t wait to see where God takes us with our journey at Oxford Retrievers and are thrilled that you are a part of following a long on our page, and supporting us with our pups! 🐶
If you have gotten a pup from us in the past, we would love to hear from you!
In early January 2018, we lost our 7 year old boy Wyatt (A American Golden Retriever) to Lymphoma. As a family that loves animals, we took this loss very hard. A couple of weeks after, we quickly realize that void needed to be filled. We had previously set up our home for our boy to run free and to be very comfortable. After looking everywhere for another American Golden, we found Oxford Golden Retrievers which luckily for us Bentley and Bella just had a litter of puppies.
After contacting Richard on the new litter, he sent us pictures of the females so we could then proceed to decide on choosing one since it was a twelve-hour drive from Northern Ontario to go see them. After discussion it with the family, we chose our new little girl Nova.
On March 24th/ 2018, we drove down to get her and with great expectation she was everything we thought she would be. Spending a little time with Richard, Bentley and Bella, we knew right away that Nova would be a great addition to our family.
In the following year with Nova, which she exceeded all expectations and more. We are very thankful of Oxford Golden Retrievers to have helped us in providing a beautiful, well mannered and loving baby girl. I would recommend Oxford Golden Retrievers to anyone that’s ready toadd a puppy as member of their family. We are very thankful to Richard and his family.
The Lepage Family, March 2019
Our friend Trevor mated his female dog with Bentley!
Fast forward a couple months, Bentley and Callie had a litter on March 9th and we were able to go pick out our handsome little pup.
A few weeks later we brought Doug home and he has been a joy ever since. He did very well getting adjusted to his new home and picked up his training extremely quick.
We love his incredible colour and people comment on it everywhere we go. His demeanour has been calm, loving and playful and we have gotten many compliments by friends and family since the day we brought him home.
Doug is just over 4 months old now and it has been so rewarding watching him learn and experience new adventures.
We are very pleased with the the entire experience and would definitely recommend Oxford Retrievers to anyone looking for a Golden.
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Sierras golden adventures on Instagram!
Rosie and Tyler couldn't be happier with their purchase from Trevor!
Welcome to Oxford Retrievers! Our story started on December 1st 2013, when Richard purchased a male American Retriever puppy, whom he named Bentley. Bentley was flown in from Manitoba, from a registered breeder! Richard picked him up from the airport later in December and his whole family couldn't wait to meet Bentley. Richard quickly became attached to his good behaviour and ability to learn, even though he was just a pup!
Soon after that Richard was waiting at the airport for another puppy. This time it was a female English Retriever whom he named Bailey.
The story continues when a few months later Richard and his cousin went to Bellville to pick up a beautiful female American Retriever, named Becky. These pups quickly made friends with each other and the rest of our family! They all got along great and are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.
Two years later Oxford Retrievers had it's very first litter from Becky and Bentley. The pups turned out beautiful, and lots of excitement and hard work payed off. Our history does not stop there! On September 2015 Richard ordered two female sister pups who also came from extraordinary bloodlines; specializing in hunting and obedience training. Again Richard and his cousin took a drive, but this time much farther to Manitoba to pick them up in January 2016. Like the pups before them, these new females did not disappoint! Richard named them Brooky and Bella, and they got added to the family!
Over the years Richard has added a few other female retrievers to the family. Please refer to the page "Our Dogs" for a complete overview of our purest bloodlines!
In February 2018, our family welcomed its newest member, a beautiful male pup from Richard at Oxford Goldens. From the moment we brought Moose home, we considered ourselves so lucky to have been blessed with such a beautiful, sweet, well behaved boy with an incredibly amazing temperament. A wonderful combination of his father Bentley and his mother Becky. Moose brought so much love and happiness into our home during a very sad time when we really needed it. He was easily trained and eager to learn. He gets along wonderfully with our other dogs, cats and children young and old. We receive many compliments on Moose, from his colour, gentle manner and attractive looks.
We were very impressed with Richard and how he raises his pups and interacts with all his dogs. His goldens are among the happiest dogs we have ever interacted with, and they clearly are showered with love and care.
In October 2018, it came to our attention that Moose’s mom Becky was being retired. Richard was searching for a good, loving home for her to spend her retirement years. And what better place than with her son we thought? We could never have dreamed what an easy transition it would be to welcome Becky into her new home. Within hours she was settled and happily snuggled next to her boy. We weren’t surprised to quickly learn what a well behaved, quiet, sweet girl Becky is. We weren’t surprised either at how quickly our family fell in love with her.
Moose and Becky have really completed our family and we are truly grateful for Richard and Oxford Goldens for blessing us with this amazing pair!
The McAlpine family
It has been so rewarding watching Doug learn and experience new adventures.
We came across Richard at Oxford Retrievers in Jan 2019 during our search for a reputable local breeder.
After reaching out, Richard was quick to invite us out to the farm to meet the dogs and check the place out.
The moment we pulled up we felt comfortable as we were greeted by wagging tails from Bentley, Callie and Bailey.
We immediately fell in love with the amazing colour and temperament of all the dogs.
After meeting the rest of the crew and playing a little fetch, it was easy to tell they are all very happy and loved!