Working to combine the beauty and charm of the Golden Retriever with smaller size, better health, and less shedding



What is a mini golden?

A miniature Golden Retriever is a mix between a golden retriever and a cocker spaniel. The registered name is Golden Cocker Retriever.

The benefits of  mini Goldens:

  • Generally less health problems. Hip dysplasia, eye problems, and ear infections can be dramatically reduced in this combination of breeding.

  • The puppies tend to take on more of the Golden Retriever look but not always.

  • Smaller size, my goal is a smaller size around 25-50 lbs and about 12-15 inches tall. Golden Retrievers are generally 65-95 lbs. We use small Golden Retrievers in our breeding program in combination with the Cocker Spaniel, poodle, and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel to breed down the size of our dogs. We also use nutrition to keep our dogs smaller feeding high quality food in smaller portions keep our dogs smaller. I learned this while raising a Golden Retriever for the Kansas Specialty Dog Service. They found that keeping the Golden Retrievers smaller reduced skeletal problems and hip dysplasia. We were required to feed on the lower end of the feeding scale as they were growing puppies. We do not overfeed, but we do not underfeed either. We weigh our dogs and they are fed their needs according to their weight.

  • Less shedding, because the spaniels used in our lines had very minimal shedding and the poodle was non-shedding, this helps to reduce the shedding in our mini goldens. They are still considered shedding dogs.

Kennel Krew

Welcome to Taylormade Miniature Golden Retriever Kennels! We are located in the beautiful Wasatch Front of Utah. We are excitedly working to breed quality, healthy Miniature Golden Retrievers.


Taylormade Kennel Dogs

We love our dogs at Taylormade! They are the most amazing momma and daddy dogs to our adorable new puppy litters!


Puppies Young and Old

“Happiness is a warm puppy."

— Charles M. Schulz (cartoonist, Peanuts)

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Proper Nutrition

I have chosen Life's Abundance nutrition system for our dogs. Life's Abundance provides the variety in food and supplements that I want for our dogs. I am very happy with the ingredients in Life's Abundance canned and dry food plus they provide healthy treats, fish oil, shampoos and natural cleaning products that I use for keeping our home clean. 


We are not accepting applications at this time Check back with us in December and stay tuned for 2019 litters!

Best wishes!