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We would be happy to provide references to you from our current Shadymist puppy families upon request. We also have several Shadymist puppy families with more than one Shadymist puppy!
We continuously strive to maintain an open line of communication with each Shadymist puppy family and we are always available for any questions. We LOVE receiving periodic updates w/photos and fortunately for us our families also enjoying sharing them!

We have two “Shadymist Puppy Family Playdate Groups on Facebook, one for MD families and one for VA families. We also are excited to announce we had our first Shadymist Puppy Family Reunion on September 10, 2016, and we hope to another one soon!!!

Our AKC Breeder Profile

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Murphy hugging his buddy Austin.


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Moses asleep on his boy’s lap.


Each puppy is dewormed at 2,4,6 & 8 weeks; vaccinated with the first series of 3-4 recommended first-year recommended vaccines; started (and often completely) house training; microchipped; and brings with him/her a puppy pak to include: medical history record, ProID microchip lifetime registration, AKC registration, a bag of their current dog food, a toy from us, a blanket that smells like mom and littermates, along with some helpful resources for you and your new puppy. And once you’ve picked out your puppy, if you already have a name in mind please let us know so we can begin using it right away along with his/her basic manners training so when your puppy finally goes home to you he/she is already familiar and confident with his/her identity.

4 Generations of Sisterly Love

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Grace (L) & Isis (R)
Majik Gigi
Majik (L) & Gigi (R)
Glory Sprite
Glory (L) & Sprite (R)
Tilly Dixie
Dixie (B) & Tilly (T)

We are on the southside of Richmond, VA. We welcome an opportunity to share our passion for the English Cream Golden Retriever with anyone interested in learning more and getting to know this breed! Just call to make an appointment with at least 24 hours’ notice as this is our home, not a kennel. (When we have young litters we do not receive guests or visitors until the pups are at least 4 weeks old.) If you are willing to visit here to pick out your puppy at 4 weeks old, then we can send him/her to you via plane once he/she is old enough to fly if you are too far to drive, for an additional charge, within the continental United States. We do NOT sell puppies “sight unseen.”

We only use Petsafe through United Airlines and all puppies are sent out of Dulles International Airport. Our “shipping” fees are a bit higher than some other breeders because we ONLY PUT PUPPIES ON DIRECT FLIGHTS! We never allow our puppies on connecting or layover flights. No exceptions.

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Pippa peeking out from under the irises.


Marley attacking Ellie.



We strive to ensure that every puppy we bring in to this world has the greatest potential for a long, healthy life; big bones and blocky heads; and most importantly an affable disposition and temperament for which goldens are famously known. Ultimately, our greatest responsibility is matching each puppy with their perfect family for a positive, successful, and enriching relationship for both the families and the puppies they choose that will last a lifetime.


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Our Puppy Nanny



Zafira con Grof Box (Karma) was imported from Grof Box Kennel, Attila Kocsis in Romania. Her sire, Holland Mack van LeDobry, is an IPO3 Champion. He is one of the highest level IPO trained dogs in the world.

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Premier Breeder of English Cream Golden Retrievers in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina,
and South Carolina

Please remember, you can always call, text, or email with any questions or for any information not yet posted on our website. If you call and get voicemail, please do leave a message. We are in the country and cell coverage can be spotty at times, but we will get back to you the same day!

Contact Info:
Marnie J Harrell
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 683-9544
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