Gaylan’s is a kennel dedicated to the multi-purpose golden retriever. Since the purchase of our first golden in 1979, our goal has been the pursuit of the ideal golden–beautiful, companion hunters who are able and willing to succeed in all aspects of golden activities. Although we focus on breeding well-structured, handsome goldens who can work in the field, the result are dogs that can also excel in obedience, agility, tracking, therapy, search and rescue, service work, rally and more.
We are a small kennel with a limited but well-planned breeding program, typically having 1 to 3 litters a year. This means that each breeding is of tremendous importance to us and that we concentrate our efforts into caring for and socializing our pups. We were honored by the AKC as a 2016 AKC Sport Breeder of the Year and are AKC Breeders of Merit.
Even with our limited breeding program, our dogs have competed successfully in conformation, field trials, obedience, hunt tests, tracking, agility, rally, nose work, barn hunt, coursing ability tests and more. Most of our competition dogs are titled in more than one venue. Over the years, we have produced and owned: