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A Family Affair...

Owned and operated by Dana and Whitney Spinks, Carolina Gilded Retrievers breeds American Kennel Club-registered golden retrievers. Originally from Oklahoma, Dana and Whitney met while attending college in Denver, CO. After marrying, they relocated to Whitney’s hometown of Greenville, SC in 2008.

Dana and Whitney share a love of all dogs, but golden retrievers are truly their passion. Whitney grew up with a golden named Chase, while Dana grew up admiring her neighbor's golden, Sally (always longing for one of her own.). 


While still in college Dana and Whitney adopted their first two goldens together, Lila (13) and Duke (12). Their next golden, Princess Madeline a.k.a. Momma Maddie was responsible for the inception and tremendous growth of CGR.  Her amazing demeanor, loving attention to children, and kind mannerisms spurred Dana and Whitney to breed her, hoping to share some of her best qualities with other people and families.  Seven years into the business, Dana and Whitney’s puppies have found their way to forever homes across the country.


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