We are Lonnie & Rose Gingerich and blessed to live on 26 acres in the fertile farming country of East Central Illinois. Golden Retriever pets were a part of our family for years as our three children were growing up and we have always loved having them on our farm. In addition to the dogs we also have a few outdoor cats
as well as several beef cows. In the past we have had chickens, rabbits and a pony.
Our unplanned journey as Golden Retriever breeders began in 2012 when our 2nd daughter who was 17 at the time asked for a male & female puppy so she could raise Golden puppies. She finally convinced us and in December of 2013 our first litter of puppies arrived, but by then our daughter was away in school and the task of taking care of them fell on the two of us. In the process we have discovered a greater love for these amazing dogs and find so much joy in seeing them become beloved family members.
We are so grateful for all the wonderful homes these puppies now live in.
This makes all the work so worthwhile!
Lots of time is spent socializing with the puppies to help them learn that people are kind and that they can trust them. Our kids and grandkids are a big part of that, they love to help out!
One of our favorite things to do is relax on the patio after a days work
Or dinner on the patio on a cool summer evening