2 of a kind 



Charlie Ripley pups 

Eden Kennels
Home to multi-purpose Golden Retriever's


Eden is a home-based, Canadian Kennel Club registered, Golden Retriever breeding and sporting kennel located 1/2 hour south of North Bay in the Nipissing/Parry Sound district. I have been active in this wonderful breed since 1998 and I am a member in good standing with The Canadian Kennel Club and The Golden Retriever Club of Canada for over 20+ years. I have also served for a number of years on the Board of The Nipissing Kennel Club as Training Director. As the Golden Retriever was originally bred to be a sporting dog, we strongly believe today's Goldens should still maintain this working ability. To ensure our lines retain the proper Golden Retriever characteristics I actively participate in Conformation, Obedience, Hunt Tests and Tracking with our dogs. My husband actively participates in Belly Rubs, Spoiling and Naughty Habits with our dogs. 


 Ripley passes eps tracking test

Kira and Lucy pass eps WCI and JH test

 Ripley passes eps WC test



At Eden our purebred Golden Retrievers are bred towards the English Style using the genetic diversity of Canadian, United Kingdom and American lines. To ensure we are producing high-quality purebred puppies we use carefully selected, health tested, physically and temperamentally sound parents. Our main focus is on breeding sound, healthy Goldens so we do not purposely breed for any one specific colour. Our puppies can range in all the glorious shades of golden colour from a very, light cream to a rich, lusterous dark gold.

We take great pride in that all our puppies are raised in our home with full attention to all the little details that are important to their physical and mental well-being. When our puppies are whelped they are raised in a quiet, comfortable spare bedroom so that I may sleep with them until their eyes are open and they are up walking on all 4 legs. We then move them right to the Kitchen so that they may fully experience the hustle and bustle of everyday family life. At this time puppy visitation will start in order to build up the puppies life skills and socialization skills.

All our puppies are Canadian Kennel Club registered on a non-breeding contract, micro-chipped, and Vet-examined with their first vaccinations. We provide a puppy package which includes: a 2 year written health guarantee, 6 weeks of PetPlan puppy insurance up to $750.00 as well as feeding instructions, health care information and training information.

  When raising our puppies we follow...

The Rule of Sevens

-- By the time a puppy is 7 weeks old, it should have:

1. Been on 7 different surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, woodchips, etc…

2. Played with 7 different types of objects: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, wooden items, milk jugs, etc…

3. Been in 7 different locations: front yard, back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, kennel, etc....

4. Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults.

5. Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, climb off a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence...

6. Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, pie plate, frying pan, etc....

7. Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, kitchen, basement, laundry room, bathroom, x-pen, etc…

Written by Pat Schaap


All puppies are microchipped for permanent identification and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club recovery program


We feed and recommend EUKANUBA PUPPY food or IAM'S PUPPY food for all our puppies. After several years of trial and error we have found that we are pleased enough with both of these foods to comfortably recommend them.


If you wish further information about how we raise our puppies please visit our Blog Archive


Please be advised;

- we do not air ship our puppies,

- all our puppies are sold on a CKC non-breeding agreement,

- we reserve the right to return all deposits and refuse to sell a puppy to any home we deem unsuitable at any time for any reason.

- we strongly suggest that you visit our Picking Puppies page and our English Cream Retriever page


Education cont.


Canine Theriogenology For Dog Enthusiasts
Dr. Root Kustritz, DVM PHD DACT Professor. Breeding management, reproductive disease, contraception and sterilization of dogs.



What Responsible Breeders Really Do
Golden Retriever Club of America


Continued Education:

Breeding quality purebred Golden Retrievers is more then just mating two dogs of the same breed. For me it is a life long commitment to continue to upgrade my education on health, temperament, structure, training and legal issues.

Introduction To Tracking
Instructor Susan Coutts.
  Ripley Charlie Puppy 
Level 1 Obedience Instructors Workshops
Presented by The Sudbury & District Kennel Club.
   talk to the hand
Introduction To Search & Rescue
Instructor Kim Cooper.
Born To Win: Breed to Succeed
With Pat Craige Trotter.
Footwork & Handling Clinic
Presented by Guy Touchette.
   two of a kind
The Breeders Secret Codebook
Presented by Brian Beninger.
Canine Reproduction, Whelping and Puppy Intensive Care
With Myra Savant Harris.
The Iams Dog Breeder Symposium: Breeding Better Dogs
Dr. Carmen Battaglia (Evaluating structure),
Dr. Robert Van Hutchison(Canine reproduction),
Dr. Martin Coffman DVM (Health/Genetics)
Mr. Stefan Massimino (Nutrition expert).
   fall puppy


EDEN:any place of complete bliss, delight and peace

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.

Milan Kundera


Eden is a registered kennel name with the Canadian Kennel Club. All rights reserved 2000.
All original content is Copyright 1998 by Jamie Veraldi. Permission is required to reproduce in any form.