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The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland between 1840-1890 by Baron Dudley Marjoribanks, the origns of which were published in 1952 through a meticulously maintained stud book authored by the afformentioned Baron.  Originally popularised in Great Britain, it started gaining a following in USA and Canada from early 20th century but really took off after President Gerald Ford showcased his beautiful Golden - Liberty. 


Widely recognised as the best family dog ever bred, partly due to their extremely sweet disposition; not to mention how patient and affectionate making them great with children and other dogs. Although this does make them terribly nice to strangers, fear is not a common trait amongst them. Rest assured if anyone tries to cause you harm they're going to be there to back you up. 

Being a markedly intelligent breed, they are highly trainable for a wide variety of situations - from being an emotional support dog to a dog show champion.


Being a breed that easily packs on the pounds, they are in need of frequent mental and physical stimulation (not to mention their sneakiness and love for anything edible makes them masterly food bandits).

As a double-coated dog they are prone to matting, which may be prevented through frequent grooming. Not to mention that they shed year-round, so it would be best to have a vaccum cleaner follow them around! 
They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. For a breed built to retrieve waterfowl for hours on end, swimming and fetching are great activities for them.


Importance of KCI

Also known as the Kennel Club of India, KCI is a professional body that maintains strict standards across various breeds of dogs across India. All KCI registered dogs come with a KCI registration certificate from the breeder, ensuring their pedigree. KCI representative may also visit the breeder at the time of whelping to ensure maintenance of breed standards. 
As the only reputed governing body of dog breed standards, we always recommend getting a dog that has been registered through this organization in order to have clarity regarding their origin. 

This does, however not ensure the conditions the pup was reared in or in what manner their parents might have been treated. This concern is what brings us to our next point: AWBI Certification

Significance of AWBI

The Animal Welfare Board of India requires that any individual selling any living dog must be registered with the animal welfare state board of their jurisdiction. In not doing so, both the buyer and seller are committing a crime.

Since this amendment was passed, it became illegal to buy / sell dogs without the breeder being the valid, original holder of an AWBI license. Apart from this judicial responsibility, AWBI also has strict guidelines regarding the conditions that the dogs must be kept in and the treatment provided to them. These guidelines make sure breeders follow responsible breeding practices  Due to these reasons, we strictly work only with AWBI registered breeders, and implore you to do the same.

How can you make a difference?

Ensure that you only work with AWBI registered breeders, and if you're looking for a purebred dog try to find one that is KCI registered. By forcing the breeders to obtain a license, we may finally put an end to puppy mills and unethical breeding practices.

Want to purchase this pup? Follow our simple 5 step process!


Connect with us directly, through this link. You will be asked to provide some basic information, after which we may find the perfect pup for you. If you need help deciding which pup is right for you, please refer to our breed select quiz.


Based on your requirements, we will connect you with the best possible breeders. They shall share all relevant information, including pictures and the age, gender, pedigree of all puppies available.


Given that you are satisfied with the dogs that are available, you now have the option to either visit the kennel in person and meet the puppies, or view the pups in real time over a video call.


Upon confirmation, you may pay an advance to the breeder and schedule a delivery / pickup date. Please do not buy any puppy younger than 50 days old, and always ask for the first DHPP vaccination to be administered prior to delivery.


You will receive your puppy along with a health certificate. The breeder will apply to have you registered as the new owner of the puppy with KCI prior to pickup / delivery, and you may ask for a copy of the receipt and the parent's KCI documentation for proof. Please leave us a review so we know how we did!

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Prem Menon

Golden Retriever

Import & Champion bloodlines

Elixir Kennels

Prem Menon is a responsible and dedicated breeder of Golden Retrievers. Their pets are not just dogs, but members of the family who live with them in a spacious place near Bangalore city. They have a lovely playground and all necessary facilities to ensure their pets are happy and healthy.

Prem Menon is committed to producing dogs with good lineage, health, temperament, and activity levels. They believe in ethical breeding practices and work towards breed enhancement to retain the breed's quality. They are registered with the Kennel Club of India as “Elixir Kennels” and with the Karnataka Animal Welfare Board (AWBI), and they are members of the Golden Retriever Club of India (Karnataka Chapter) and the Silicon City Kennel Club, Bangalore.

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