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Learn more about the breed


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 through our contact page. 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 pet parent questionnaire.


You may browse & choose from one of the many responsibly bred & pedigreed pups available; or if nothing fits the bill - we will find the right one for you (applicable to a ₹250 pet finding fee - see details).


Once the perfect pup is found - we will schedule a call for you to see the pup in real time and have any burning questions answered.


Given that you are satisfied with all aspects of the puppy, delivery / pickup will be scheduled according to your convenience. You may make the payment via UPI, NEFT, or RTGS - post which your pup shall be dispatched within 3 days.


Given that you are satisfied with all aspects of the puppy, delivery / pickup will be scheduled according to your convenience. You may make the payment via UPI, NEFT, or RTGS - post which your pup shall be dispatched within 3 days.

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Male & Female

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Pune, Maharashtra, India


James Samuel

Golden Retriever

Import & Champion bloodlines

James Ullagaddi

Based out of Wagadaon Sheri, Pune - James Ullagaddi is one of Maharashtra's only AWBI-certified breeders specializing in show line Golden Retrievers.
He had started his kennel Alena Pets Kennel in 1997 and has experience working with breeds like Great Dane, German shepherd, Labrador, Cocker spaniel, pug, French Bulldog, Bull mastiffs and British Bulldogs.
His pups are a regular showcase at KCI events across the country, and almost all his studs have been awarded KCI champion status. James encourages clients to visit his kennel prior to purchase of the pup, and would be glad to show you around and if you're lucky he might even let you meet his dogs.

James Ullagaddi
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