This Golden Retriever nicknamed 3-Year Warranty sold and went to a new family.

3-Year Warranty

Golden Retriever

Champion Bloodlines

About 3-Year Warranty



6 years




Here at Sunshine Acres, we specialize in raising quality Golden Irish hybrid puppies, which are also sometimes referred to as Irish Retrievers. We have focused on this wonderful cross so that we can offer you one of the best Golden Irish you can find. At this time, we have a very sweet, adult female retiring from our breeding program. Dixie will be one in August of 2017 and is now ready to join her forever family. She is a sweet natured, playful and friendly dog who loves everyone she meets. Her gorgeous red coat makes her stand out in any crowd as does her fun loving personality. Dixie comes with our three year health warranty and is current on her preventative vet care. Please contact us with any questions you may have about her.

Sunshine Acres is family owned and family run. We are located in northwest Indiana about halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis just off I-65, near Wolcott. The Sunshine Acres Golden Irish is socialized in a family setting following techniques taught by Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener. Our mission is to provide a healthy, intelligent, sweet-natured puppy that is supreme at making families laugh together and give individuals devotion and companionship.

Some may ask why we have chosen to breed a Golden Retriever, Irish Setter hybrid (cross). Following is why:

Golden Retrievers have been noted as one of the most gentle family dog breeds. For years, they have been a popular choice for those with young children, those that are older, and everyone in between. Their popularity has been demonstrated by many breeders who cross their breeds with the Golden, i.e. Irish-Golden, Golden-Lab, Golden-etc. Many want to capture that sweet nature.

The genetic health of the Golden has suffered somewhat over the years. There are two ways to alleviate this condition which is caused by inbreeding. First, testing for known genetic issues and using purebred parents that pass these tests to produce future generations of healthy Golden Retrievers. Second, is to outcross to similar breeds (similar breeds help retain more Golden characteristics) in an attempt to reduce the genetic mutations that cause genetic disease. For example, the Golden is plagued with poor hips which leads to Canine Hip Displasia. The Irish has a mild susceptibility to poor hips. By crossing these two breeds, one can expect puppies with healthier hips. The very best combination to producing healthy puppies is to test for common diseases and outcrossing to another breed.

Same Cute with Less Hair Maintenance and Shedding-
At Sunshine Acres, we have crossed the Irish to the Golden to produce what we believe is an outstanding outcross. The Irish breed has moderate energy levels, are loyal, friendly, and happy. The Golden is gentle, friendly, moderate to low energy levels, and smart. The Irish coat is red, majestic, beautiful. The Golden coat is thick, heavy shedding, great color tones. Mix the two breeds together and you end up with a dog that is healthy, has a great personality, is even tempered, and sheds less than the Golden. Just what we were looking for:)

Puppy Snapshot

Date of Birth: August 09, 2016
Date Available: June 07, 2017
Registration: Inquire with Breeder
Puppy ID: 6DC0B6
Color: Red

Included Items

  • • 3 yr health warranty
  • • $200 back in rebates
  • • vet checked
  • • family raised
  • • microchipped
  • • great socialization


This puppy can be shipped (ground or air*) for an estimated fee of $425.00. *Snub nosed breeds may not be flown.

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Sunshine Acres

Member Since:  April 2009

Located Near:  Lafayette / West Lafayette, Indiana

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