The finest retrievers bred through purest bloodlines
The finest retrievers bred through purest bloodlines
Welcome to Oxford Retrievers! Our story started on December 1st 2013, when Richard purchased a male American Retriever puppy, whom he named Bentley. Bentley was flown in from Manitoba, from a registered breeder! Richard picked him up from the airport later in December and his whole family couldn't wait to meet Bentley. Richard quickly became attached to his good behaviour and ability to learn, even though he was just a pup!
Soon after that Richard was waiting at the airport for another puppy. This time it was a female English Retriever whom he named Bailey.
The story continues when a few months later Richard and his cousin went to Bellville to pick up a beautiful female American Retriever, named Becky. These pups quickly made friends with each other and the rest of our family! They all got along great and are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.
Two years later Oxford Retrievers had it's very first litter from Becky and Bentley. The pups turned out beautiful, and lots of excitement and hard work payed off. Our history does not stop there! On September 2015 Richard purchased two female sister pups who also came from extraordinary bloodlines; specializing in hunting and obedience training. Again Richard and his cousin took a drive, but this time much farther to Manitoba to pick them up in January 2016. Like the pups before them, these new females did not disappoint! Richard named them Brooky and Bella, and they got added to the family!
Over the years Richard has added a few other female retrievers to the family. Please refer to the page "Our Dogs" for a complete overview of our bloodlines!
Hey folks! Here is an updated introduction of the faces behind the making of oxfordretrievers!
We are Richard and Natasha. Richard started Oxford Retrievers in 2013, with his purchase of our male, Bentley! Richard enjoys every minute of raising his dogs and playing with them! Over the years he has expanded his crew of beautiful American Golden Retrievers.
In 2017 Richard and I met. I made the trip from Dunnville to visit Richard and his dogs every other weekend and always looked forward to being greeted by some friendly and excited tail-wagging, running, and jumping, Goldens! 🐾 This crew of loving dogs quickly stole my heart and made me count down the days until I saw them again. In the fall of 2020 Richard and I got married 💍 and moved to a large property near Waterford Ontario, where we built a new kennel for our growing crew of American Retrievers!
We want to thank every one of you as you help us embark on this exciting journey with our Goldens! We can’t wait to see where God takes us with our journey at Oxford Retrievers and are thrilled that you are a part of following a long on our page, and supporting us with our pups! 🐶
Bentley is the male who started it all here at Oxford Retrievers. He is very energetic, playful, and happy. He loves being around people and children. Bentley's favourite game is fetch. It doesn't matter what the situation is; he will always be down for good game!! We love him so much and watching him adjust to our growing family has put so much joy in our hearts. He is so loyal and will not leave our son's side!
Abby is also an American Retriever! She is a sister to Maya. She loves going for runs with us to the pond, and hunting for frogs is her favourite thing to do!
Maya is a sister to Abby. Maya is our curliest retriever! She is a sweetie and often likes to steal all of the treats from the other dogs. She also loves to bug her sisters and play fight with them!
Tay is a daughter of Bentley and Bailey (our retired English Retriever). She loves playing with her dad and going on new adventures. She is also our fastest dog! On our daily runs to the pond, she is always the first to get there!
Barlow is our newest addition! We purchased him from our trusted breeder in Manitoba. Barlow is the goofiest boy of our crew. He loves to keep us on our toes!
Bailey is a daughter of Bentley and Maddie. She has a very sweet nature, just like her mom! She is our darkest red female at the moment.
In early January 2018, we lost our 7 year old boy Wyatt (A American Golden Retriever) to Lymphoma. As a family that loves animals, we took this loss very hard. A couple of weeks after, we quickly realize that void needed to be filled. We had previously set up our home for our boy to run free and to be very comfortable. After looking everywhere for another American Golden, we found Oxford Golden Retrievers which luckily for us Bentley and Bella just had a litter of puppies.
After contacting Richard on the new litter, he sent us pictures of the females so we could then proceed to decide on choosing one since it was a twelve-hour drive from Northern Ontario to go see them. After discussion it with the family, we chose our new little girl Nova.
On March 24th/ 2018, we drove down to get her and with great expectation she was everything we thought she would be. Spending a little time with Richard, Bentley and Bella, we knew right away that Nova would be a great addition to our family.
In the following year with Nova, which she exceeded all expectations and more. We are very thankful of Oxford Golden Retrievers to have helped us in providing a beautiful, well mannered and loving baby girl. I would recommend Oxford Golden Retrievers to anyone that’s ready toadd a puppy as member of their family. We are very thankful to Richard and his family.
The Lepage Family, March 2019
After the sudden loss of our beloved Golden Retriever this past spring, we weren’t sure how long it would take for us to be ready to bring another dog into our lives. In the fall, we started casually looking at different breeders online so that when the time came, we would already have some in mind. Oxford Retrievers caught our interest right away. We loved the look of their dogs, especially the darker coat. We didn’t think we were ready yet, but when we saw some pictures on Facebook a few weeks later, we knew we had meet the puppies.
The next day we made the 2+ hour drive to Woodstock and knew right away that we would be welcoming one of the puppies into our home. They were beautiful, happy pups and their parents, Bentley and Bailey, were very friendly and gentle. Choosing between the four pups was hard, but ultimately there was something about Sierra that captured our hearts.
We brought Sierra home on December 1st, 2018. She has already brought so much happiness into our home. Everyone that meets Sierra comments on how calm and sweet she is. She is also very smart. Potty training was a breeze and she has been doing well in her puppy classes!
Sierra is a very special girl and we are so glad that we listened to our gut and made the trip to Woodstock. We will definitely be getting another pup from Richard in the future!
We heard about Oxford Retrievers through my work as a vet tech as I had met a number of dogs from this breeder. They were all extremely friendly, well tempered dogs and not to mention, their colour was gorgeous! When my husband and I first discussed adding a Golden Retriever puppy to our family, I knew I wanted one from Oxford Retrievers.
In early 2020, we reached out to Richard and Natasha and they let us know they would be expecting puppies in the late spring/early summer so we placed a deposit down. Once March 2020 came along and all the lockdowns with it, our search for our first house was put on hold and Richard and Natasha were extremely understanding of this and allowed us to postpone adding a puppy to the family until we had found a house.
In September 2020, we decided to make a trip to Waterford to meet some of their adult dogs. We immediately fell in love with all of them, especially Bentley and one female in particular, Maddie. All the dogs looked to be in great health and were very friendly and approachable. We let Richard and Natasha know that we were still on the hunt for a house and again, they were so understanding of this during COVID and all the uncertainty surrounding it.
When we finally found a house and moved in, almost a year and a half after putting our deposit down, we let Richard and Natasha know and they said we would be able to have a puppy from one of their summer litters. One of their pregnant females happened to be our favourite one, Maddie. We knew it was meant to be! On May 17th 2021, Maddie gave birth to 8 puppies and our boy Bodhi came home 8 weeks later.
Bodhi is now 7 months old and every single day we can’t help but think how lucky we are to have him. He is the most calm, gentle, friendly and smartest dog we have ever met. He loves everyone he meets, human or dog. He is great with our two cats and he picks up any training almost instantly. We receive compliments constantly on how well behaved, calm and handsome he is, even from our trainers who spend their entire careers working with dogs.
We would recommend Richard and Natasha at Oxford Retrievers to ANYONE looking to add a Golden Retriever to their family, they won’t regret it!
In February 2018, our family welcomed its newest member, a beautiful male pup from Richard at Oxford Goldens. From the moment we brought Moose home, we considered ourselves so lucky to have been blessed with such a beautiful, sweet, well behaved boy with an incredibly amazing temperament. A wonderful combination of his father Bentley and his mother Becky. Moose brought so much love and happiness into our home during a very sad time when we really needed it. He was easily trained and eager to learn. He gets along wonderfully with our other dogs, cats and children young and old. We receive many compliments on Moose, from his colour, gentle manner and attractive looks.
We were very impressed with Richard and how he raises his pups and interacts with all his dogs. His goldens are among the happiest dogs we have ever interacted with, and they clearly are showered with love and care.
In October 2018, it came to our attention that Moose’s mom Becky was being retired. Richard was searching for a good, loving home for her to spend her retirement years. And what better place than with her son we thought? We could never have dreamed what an easy transition it would be to welcome Becky into her new home. Within hours she was settled and happily snuggled next to her boy. We weren’t surprised to quickly learn what a well behaved, quiet, sweet girl Becky is. We weren’t surprised either at how quickly our family fell in love with her.
Moose and Becky have really completed our family and we are truly grateful for Richard and Oxford Goldens for blessing us with this amazing pair!
The McAlpine family
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Becky is a American Retriever! Becky still has duck hunting in her blood, just like her parents. In fact, Becky's grandfather is a duck hunting Champion. Becky went to her new home to retire in 2018.
Bailey is an English Retriever. She is very friendly! Children could climb all over her and she just loves it! She also doesn't mind going for a swim in the creek, and a walk down the lane-way in the early mornings. In 2017, Bailey went to her new home to retire in Otterville! She enjoys swimming and coming on fishing trips there!
Bella was one of our sweetest dogs! She was always willing and ready to come with us on trips and run alongside Bentley to the creek to play in the water. She sadly passed away in 2021. We will remember sweet Bella!
Brooke is also an American Retriever. She loves fetch just as much as Bentley does! She also loves going for runs and has hunting in her blood. She is currently retired and enjoys hanging out with her other friends here!