The name “Setherwood” comes from a west coast grain which is a beautiful golden colour. Originally the kennel was started by June and Norm MacLeod. June started with her first Golden Retriever in 1960. 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 June and Norm welcomed several Goldens Retrievers (and four children) into their home.
As breeders of Golden Retrievers in Ontario under this kennel name since 1967 and with registered puppies under this name since 1972, in 2021 June and Norm MacLeod decided it was time to pass the reins to their daughter Holly MacLeod. Together with her husband and two children they are now carrying on the lines and legacy of Setherwood Golden Retrievers. Holly was born into a house of Golden Retrievers and has over 40 years of experience in her own right. Norm and June continue to be involved in the breeding, selection and in sharing years of wisdom as Setherwood now carries on as second generation family passion, and with an ongoing legacy of beautiful, healthy, Golden Retrievers.
For over 50 years Setherwood has kept clear focus on always breeding with the foremost goal of healthy, loving temperament Golden Retrievers that conform to the breed standard.
Our Golden Retrievers are all registered, and always bred from stock with certified clearances for hips. We also test every parents elbows, eyes and heart. All pups are vet checked and receive shots prior to heading to their new homes.
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We have a waiting list for upcoming litters so please reach out to discuss your interest in a Setherwood Golden Retriever or to ask any questions. We would love to hear from you.