Have you been going back and forth with the decision to get a service dog for your family? Perhaps you’ve come to a decision but have no clue where to start looking. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re in the market for white golden retriever service dog, we can help you choose the right service dog breeder for your needs. 

Choosing Your Breeder

You’ll want to look for a service dog breeder that works with the particular breed you’re after; a breeder that produces high-quality dogs each time they breed a litter is ideal. Better yet look for a breeder with a history of producing Certified Service Dogs like Elite White Goldens does. Whenever you choose a breeder, be sure to think back to your goals, preferences, and personal choice. However, it’s best to remember that a breeder should also be focused on their breeding program and their dogs’ health.  

Even the most well-bred dogs can suffer from health issues, so having healthy parents is very important. You will need to make sure that the breeder has performed all the necessary health testing for both parents, which will include hip, elbow, heart and eye testing from a licensed veterinarian and recorded with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Please keep in mind, genetic screening is equally important to rule out health concerns. Once the breeder is cleared for your health screening criteria, there are other traits you can look for, including: 

  • Uses early neurological stimulation (ENS) to raise puppies
  • Already has successful service dogs, ideally in the same realm as your needs
  • Raises puppies inside the home to expose them to daily life 
  • Teaches puppies potty training, crate training, and separation training 
  • Has a policy in place to ensure that their dogs don’t end up in a shelter 
  • Can provide references from service dog handlers they have provided for 
  • Keeps contact with their dogs through social platforms and knows their dogs well 
  • Provides dogs with a spay/neuter contract to take place when the puppy reaches maturity

Signs of a Responsible Breeder 

Here are just a few things that a truly responsible breeder will do before selling a puppy. 

  • They thoroughly screen all candidates, which may include a comprehensive application process as well as trainer and vet references.
  • They will take your lifestyle and needs into account, and puppy-test their litter before choosing a pup that will suit your situation. 


Picking a great service dog is a huge investment and can save you thousands of dollars in training and medical expenses in the long run. However, before you choose a dog breeder, always remember that you need to factor in your needs, goals, and preferences to ensure that you speak to the right people. At Elite White Goldens, we’re breeders who take pride in raising each litter like a part of our family. With us, you can find top English cream golden retriever puppies for sale and a lifetime of support.