About Us


Keridale Golden Retrievers 

Owned by Yvonne Malaquin

are located in Wanganui

New Zealand

New Zealand’s Historic River City
Well worth the Journey

Located in the bottom half of the North Island of New Zealand, Wanganui is situated near the mouth of the Wanganui river on the West Coast. It is the hub of a busy dairy cattle and sheep farming area and in recent years is becoming increasingly known for its forestry industry.

2024 Finds me retired and I am enjoying having more time to spend with my dogs and attending dog shows and visiting the local beaches. I live on a 1.25 acre block in Wanganui, so my dogs have plenty of room to run. Indulging in my hobby of amateur photography, is something I’m looking forward to also.

As with showing, I take the breeding side of my hobby very seriously and I am committed to breeding true to type Golden Retrievers with good temperament being my first priority. All of my breeding stock are hip and elbow scored and have current eye tests. I undertake DNA testing of my breeding stock for 8 known inherited diseases that there are tests available for, PRA1, PRA2, PRCD-PRA, Ichthyosis 1 & 2 and MD (muscular Dystrophy) and DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), NCL-GR  (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis) This test has just been validated and all my  adult dogs have tested clear. Results are listed on each dog’s page.

 I place great importance on my puppies going to family homes, where they are part of the family life. This includes a requirement that the puppy lives in the house, as proper socialization is necessary for a well-behaved dog. Golden Retrievers are bred as companion animals/retrieving dogs and as such, are happiest when close to their human families. Properties MUST be dog proof fenced!

Puppies are occasionally available to approved homes.