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Guardian Home Program

Meet Lacey!

Lacey is in search of her guardian/forever home. Lacey is a 2 year old IABCA Champion who is a playful and loving young lady, who wants all of the snuggles and cuddles.  Lacey loves to play ball, swim, and go for walks, but even more so she is looking to be you and your family's best and most loyal new companion. Lacey would love nothing more than to be with her family, whether you are running errands here and there or staying in watching a movie on the couch.  Lacey's tail never stops wagging and she never meets a stranger.  Lacey is a larger girl at about 75 pounds and comes from a long line of multi-champions from Europe with a long line of spectacular health and longevity as well.  Lacey is house trained, crate trained and has wonderful manners. Lacey knows her basic obedience and does wonderful on leash. Lacey is currently in our breeding program, is a wonderful mother, and will have 1-2 more litters with us here at Classic Heritage.  You could not ask for a sweeter dog and she is looking for her loving Guardian home now!

Don't forget! There is no cost to you to receive one of our wonderful Guardian Program dogs!

Please read about our guardian program and what we are looking for in our guardian families below. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information or to schedule a visit with Lacey!

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You can also check the "Our Dogs" page to see what other dogs may be available for a Guardian home now!


About Our Guardian Program:

In order to give our breeding dogs the very best life possible and to limit the impact on our neighbors around us, it is important to limit how many dogs we personally keep. However, we understood in order to breed the highest quality dogs in health and temperament, which is our main goal, we also needed to keep, evaluate, and be able to add quality bloodlines to our breeding program. So, how is all of this going to be possible? For us, and other breeders like us, the solution is a Guardian Program.


Our Guardian program allows us to expand our dog breeding program with pride and has helped us to breed the very highest quality golden retriever puppies and still allow our dogs to live in an outside home environment and to be with their very own loving family.

When being a Guardian home with us you get a top quality/breeder pick young adult breeding dog. The dog stays with you as your family member for the life of the dog as we retain all breeding rights for a certain amount of litters. For females starting around two years of age, passing all certifications and reaching their sexual maturity and ending once the female has whelped a set amount of litters (no more than 4). Males to be available for our breeding purposes for an indeterminate amount of time as an unaltered STUD. Males retire around 7 years of age. It will depend on quantity and quality of semen as they age. 

Our Guardian Home program is actually a very simple program even though it may seem like there are a lot of details. To my knowledge there is no better way than this program to help reputable breeders like ourselves to continue to breed our dogs in a loving environment.  While at the same time allowing you to receive a "pick of the litter" young adult dog,  the best of the best in areas of temperament, structure, and of course, health at

no cost to you.

What we are looking for in a guardian family and Requirements:

Most importantly, we are looking for our guardian homes to welcome in another member of their family! Loving, caring, and providing for the dog is of utmost importance, as it is with all of our dogs and puppies that we send to their forever homes. Our guardians are responsible for the dog’s regular health such as: annual exams, vaccines, food, exercise, heartguard, grooming, etc. Classic Heritage would pay for any and all genetic and/ or health testing required for breeding, and all breeding related expenses.  In some cases a stipend will be paid to families after litters are born and placed when more then eight puppies are produced from a litter.