Welcome to Hilltop Golden Retriever
We are located in South Westerlo, NY (Albany County) surrounded by fields, woods, and beautiful views of the mountains. There’s over 50 acres on our property which offers the perfect environment for our dogs to play and raise their young.
Almost 10 years ago I pursued my education in Animal Science and received my degree from Suny Ulster. I worked several years as a veterinarian technician assistant in a very active animal hospital. Over the years I learned so much and gained a lot of experience that has helped me become a better breeder.
While I was attending college I ended up meeting my husband. He also shared my passion in dogs. After learning as a young girl I always wanted a Golden Retriever he ended up getting my Zoey. She was my dream come true and truly encouraged me to be the breeder I am today.
Zoey had our first litter after we moved into our first house in Saratoga NY. I fell in love with a dark female puppy from the litter. We decided to keep her and named her Zena. Just like Zoey she was gorgeous and had the sweetest temperament that you could ever ask for. We’ve been blessed to share these traits and looks with each litter of puppies over the last several years to our customers.
Over time and seeing so many families pleased with our puppies we wanted to grow. We felt that a large property was a must for our dogs to exercise and play. We ended up selling our first home and purchasing a house a little further south with a lot of property in Albany county NY.
We now have several different Golden Retrievers with a wide range of colors from light to dark red. We strive to offer a wide variety as everyone seems to have a preference however we love them all. Our breeding Golden’s are carefully selected primarily by temperament, size, and their health testing results.
The day I brought Zoey home
About our Dogs:
Our goal is to breed the healthiest and happiest Golden Retrievers possible. As our breeding dogs age we conduct several medical testings. These health testings set us apart from many other breeders.
Our medical testing includes OFA Hip/Elbows and/ or Penn Hip. We are also beginning to DNA/Genetic tests on our dogs for degenerative myelopathy, Gr-PRA 1 and 2, prcd-PRA, ichthyosis, and muscular dystrophy. We are singularly focused on ensuring we know our breeding stock through both their individual health and their genealogy.
Our dogs and puppies get a lot of socializing. Daily they are engaged with our other dogs, our young sons, our friends, and other family members. They all get a ton of love and attention. They are also exposed to a lot of environments and sounds which help during the transition phase of when you first get your puppy.
Thank you for visiting our page. Please explore the other links on the page to learn more about us and our dogs. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. You can also find us on social media. We have a Facebook account with outstanding reviews and previous years of photos of our beautiful puppies.