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 Here are a Few of Our Puppy Parents

"I would like to introduce myself.  I am Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis, a professional dog trainer.  I’ve been in business for more than 50 years, and have authored 19 books on behavior and dog training. .. Please feel free to visit my website: 


My wife and I have had the pleasure of visiting Classic Heritage on numerous occasions, at various times of day, and eventually purchasing a wonderful English Cream Golden Retriever puppy.  I owned a dog training kennel myself in Los Angeles for 20 years, and have visited many kennels and breeders in the Sacramento area for clients.  Classic Heritage is one of the most well-run breeders I have had personal experience with.


Upon our first visit to meet some of the dogs and the owners of Classic Heritage, my wife and I were very impressed at the friendliness, cleanliness, and professionalism.  There were several adult dogs who greeted us, and they were all so friendly and loving.  My wife visited the kennel several weeks in a row and expressed to me that there were people there on a daily basis, who clean the kennels, socialize with the puppies, and provide training as well.


In my professional opinion, Classic Heritage is a top rate kennel, that I have recommended to several of my clients, and have the upmost respect for their hard work in providing such a service.  There are many many breeders, who would not meet this standard."

~ Matthew "Uncle Matty" Margolis

Commercial on ABC TV network that features his dog from Classic Heritage


"Molly is a bundle of charm, energy, and fur.  She loves meeting new people, probably because of the adoration she receives.  Molly is very social with both people and dogs, always ready to be petted by the former and played with by the latter.  The first time we took her to the vet, he said, “That is one confident puppy.”  She is also sweet, gentle, and mellow – when she’s not in overdrive!  Our little retriever’s favorite toy is a stuffed duck, but she has not yet grasped the concept of actually retrieving a ball.  Better to give chase.  Overall, she is a happy, lovable puppy who has deeply enriched our lives."

~ Cindy & Tony Giorgio



DOB:  11/8/20

Parents:  Finley & Oliver

Owners:  Cindy & Tony Giorgio

Location:  Redlands, CA


"Fido  is doing quite well and behaving like a perfectly normal four-month-old. The transition from CHGR to our home was seamless.  There was no anxiety and Fido was happy to know he was in his new home.  We have never "crated" our dogs in the past, but it clearly is a comfort zone for Fido.  We put him down at 9:00 p.m. to give us an hour to unwind after his normally active and playful evenings and he sleeps through the night..  We laughed last night when Fido put himself to bed a little before 9:00 p.m. (...)

Fido is fully potty trained and sits at the back door and gives us a single bark if we do not notice he wants out. (...) 

Fido loves meeting new people and especially the neighborhood children.  He is a social butterfly and loves all the attention he gets.

The only frustration Fido has had is that he doesn't fit into some spaces that he did a month ago since he is growing so fast (under the coffee table, between chairs in the kitchen).  That will be something he will have to deal with for many months to come until he is full grown.


Fido is a great addition to our family and we are hopeful that he will become a Shriners Children's Hospital Therapy Dog when he matures."

 ~  The Reece Family

"We are so happy with Finley and she has been the best new addition to our family. She is such a good girl... She’s living up to the temperament description we got of being first observant and then being very warm and welcoming. She’s confident and intelligent; we can now sit, come and we are working on down. She’s the biggest cuddle bug, but also likes playing with her toys by herself sometimes, too. 

We appreciate you following up with us. We get so many comments from people when carrying her around that she’s the cutest puppy they’ve ever seen, and so calm for her age. Attached are some cute, recent pictures of her. 


Thank you for a great experience. You and Heather were wonderful, and we tell everyone we meet about where Finley came from."

Update: "She has been such an amazing addition, we constantly get people asking where she came from and we're always happy to tell them Classic Heritage


~ Jeffrey Churchman

"Winston has been to the vet and everyone there thinks he is the cutest puppy they have ever seen.  The vet is very pleased at how healthy he is and says he is just perfect.  We definitely agree.  

Vasi and Ari had beautiful puppies and we are so happy we get to raise one.  Winston makes us laugh and smile daily.  He is such a happy go lucky puppy."

"Winston makes us laugh and smile daily.  He is such a happy go lucky puppy.  I have attached a couple of pictures of him too.

Our experience with Classic Heritage was amazing.  We tell everyone what a great experience we had.  We would love to have more puppies If only we had a bigger yard!"


                                                               ~ Annie Newlin

"... He is smart, handsome, charming, well-formed and we love him completely.

I cannot say enough about the people and dogs at Classic Heritage. Everyone I met was equally professional, educated, loving, kind, and a lot of fun. All of the dogs are beautiful and happy. It is this huge family of professionals and dogs all working together in gorgeous surroundings to create these wonderful little puppies that we can take home to love with the confidence of knowing we have healthy, happy companions. We know you will be there for questions and I know without a doubt that you care about every dog you send out into the world.

Thank you for my wonderful puppy."


   ~ Micheline Ferguson

"...I was specifically looking for a Golden Retriever puppy from European lines because so many American breeders have overbred the Golden Retriever line, causing many genetic issues.

Heather Chapin replied to my email and I had to fill out an application, so she could ensure I would be an acceptable owner for a puppy from one of her upcoming litters. She also told me about an upcoming open house I could attend to see some of her dogs and the location. Little did she know that my attendance at her open house was also her chance to pass my own test – I was not going to deal with a breeder who I did not feel was a good breeder, interested in the health and well-being of her dogs and puppies.

She passed my test. I was very impressed with the care her dogs and puppies received. I was impressed with the facilities she maintains for the dogs. I was impressed with how friendly and behaved her dogs were. My wife and I took our puppy home in October 2017. During those three months, we made many visits to Classic Heritage Golden Retrievers. On each visit, we were impressed with the facilities and the Golden Retrievers. Fast forward to last month when we decided we were ready to get a second puppy. I was still impressed with the facilities she maintains for her Golden Retrievers and how she and her staff care for her Golden Retrievers... Classic Heritage Golden Retrievers is an asset to the region. We have purchased two healthy Golden Retriever puppies from Heather Chapin. Many others have done the same. If only all breeders ran as professional an operation as Classic Heritage Golden Retrievers, all dogs would be healthier and better off." 


~ Tom Sweeney

"Hudson is doing great.  He is a bundle of energy!  He has adapted quickly to his new home and is a happy pup.

We had our first visit with our vet yesterday.  He was a calm sweet boy throughout examination and microchipping.  All checked out well with his health and we will be returning next week for his second vaccination.  Hudson is growing fast weighing in yesterday at 23lbs. 


My experience with Classic Heritage has been extremely positive.  The care and love you, Heather and all at Classic Heritage devout to these pups is remarkable.  The efforts taken to ensure pups are matched with their new happy forever home are excellent."   


                                                                   ~ Elizabeth Porterfield

                                                                      San Ramon, California

"Having lost my 3rd Golden Retriever to age and health issues this January 2019, I was deeply saddened and began to research who had the BEST of the BEST Golden’s raised in the healthiest conditions.

Where would I find another best friend?

After a month of research and visiting the Classic Heritage Property three separate times, I found them to be the best.

I have to tell you, its people like Ed and Heather that saved me. If not for their work raising puppies, where would I turn for another healthy well-adjusted best friend and companion?

I spent many hours on the property of Classic Heritage checking the adults dogs, puppies, and their living conditions and health. I spoke with the owners Ed and Heather on every visit and also judged them as very GOOD people.

I found only the BEST conditions. There was plenty of food and water. The area was clean and I saw ZERO dog feces, anywhere. I totally trust Ed and Heather.

I have gotten a new puppy from Classic Heritage and continue to do business with them for product, advice and special food."        


                                             ~ Rob Stinman

                                                Discovery Bay

New Update: "Koalani is 9 Months old and surpassed our expectations. She was easily trained with German Commands, loves her electric automatic doggy door, and most important 

LOVES Loud ENGINE noises and swimming off the dock.  And we are talking LOUD Engines.

This was a BIG Concern as we live on the River and wanted a Dog that fit our lifestyle that included not just quiet napping on deck, but water skiing and racing on the River with our big noisy engine boats.  


Visiting Classic Heritage we had high hopes for this. Koa is the MOST well adjusted and affectionate Golden we have ever had.  Koa is our 4th Golden, but our first English Cream Golden. This breed amazes us every day, and BY FAR, is the better breed than our past three American Goldens.  She is constantly at Rob’s side, swimming, playing, riding and even DRIVING the Go-Fast Boats." 

"Bex is doing great.  She is growing like crazy and is in picture perfect health and is adorable (and a devil).  Emily has been training her with a trainer and Bex already knows: sit, down, off, have a sniff, watch me, in between, settle, and touch.  And of course "potty outside."  She is also trained to lie down in a stroller so she can go on walks to hear the sights and sounds of the city. 

There are a couple people (Bex's Vet, for one) who may come calling to you for a puppy, if we can keep them from stealing Em's puppy.

Hope the other puppies are doing well, too!"


                                                             ~ Lisa Miller 

                                                                Davis, California

"Bennett is Amazing!

There is no possible way for us to be happier with him and the job you all have done to make this happen. He is sweet, smart, and so fun to be around! (Such a character!)

He loves everyone he meets and is so excited every time he gets to see another dog. When we had a friend’s one-year-old child over, he was so gentile and just calmly followed her as she crawled around. He is the most non-aggressive dog I’ve ever met, and his instinct is amazing. He loves his toys, natural hemp rope, and our socks! 

We also got our back yard done in artificial grass specifically for dogs. It so amazing and he loves it!

We are in-love with him!"

~ Shamus Booth

"Ryan and I feel like our lives truly changed when we brought home Ozy last December. He's the sweetest, most rambunctious little guy (well...not SO little anymore -- he's 35 pounds now!), and he's such a testament to the care and attention you gave him and his siblings."

 ~ Hayley Igarashi 

San Francisco, California

"He has been to the vet and had a perfect checkup. We have had the best experience and have the most loving pup so anything we can do to help Classic Heritage we would. We have recommended you to everyone who has asked."


Kimberly Hebert

"She is doing great!! We love her so much & is so much fun. She is having fun with her new pug sisters & French bulldog brother! 
She took to her crate beautifully no crying not even on the first night! 
She’s also doing great with potty training I’m really pleased!
We are thrilled to have her in our lives :) 
You guys were fantastic & so well organized I would recommend you for sure. 
Thank you!!!


Kimberly Ramos

English golden retriever puppy man

"Heather, Hope you and Ed are doing well and all the little puppies.
Joules is doing great. I could not have chosen a more perfect English Cream. Everybody she comes in contact with thinks she’s older than 6 months. She is so calm and mature at a young age. We had a big dove hunt for the weekend and had about 20 people and kids up. She loved it, she was like one of the kids. In my research for an English cream golden retriever I used the internet looking for months before I came across Joules. I just had that feeling the first time I saw that video she was the one I wanted.  Your website was easy to understand and very informative. I found communicating with Classic Heritage was easy and the fact that you wanted to know some things about me before entering into a contract meant you care very much about your business and the way this very special breed of English creams will be cared for. Thanks so much as well for taking time out of your busy schedule to deliver Joules and it was great getting to know you and ED. Hope we get to visit again soon. I will keep forwarding pictures of Joules.
Thanks again, Steve"

Steve Weaver

"I will stay in touch and let you know how Blue is doing.  He's an amazing dog and a perfect match for our family.  

This was the best experience we've had with any breeder. It's clear you all love the dogs and want them to go to good homes.  The pick up and orientation day was fantastic.  It was very helpful. 

I'll be in touch with you soon"



Tammy Abell

"Penny has been a dream! She's adjusting to her new life very well and we absolutely love her. She took immediately to her crate, and rarely cries. She's also been the star of our puppy training class, she can already reliably come, sit, down, rollover. We're working on leave it, paw, and loose leash walking now. 


Personality wise she's perfect for us. Respectfully playful when around other dogs, and matches out energy level whether we're running around the park or chilling on the couch.


Couldn't have been happier with the service you guys provided in educating and helping us choose Penny. The whole process was so smooth, I've already recommended Classic Heritage to countless people (she draws a lot of positive attention)."

Matt Edelman 

Mountain View, California

"we just wanted you to know how HAPPY we are with Sam. He looks just like the adult picture in your recent email. Smart, affable, easy to train, so gorgeous it's like living with a movie star. We will never have another breed of dog...

Sing your praises to people who ask, and have referred at least half a dozen folks who are interested in your puppies