We are a responsible hobby breeder. We are committed to raising healthy, happy and confident puppies that have endless potential. We focus on producing puppies with temperaments suitable for therapy or service work. Our breeding dogs are not just breeding dogs, they are our family and enjoy the comfortable life they deserve. Our parent dogs are health tested and actively participate in various canine sports and activities such as Scent Work, Rally, Obedience and Conformation. It is our goal that each one of our adult dogs is therapy certified. Our puppies are raised inside our homes using the Puppy Culture Protocol.
Jenica started Show Me Goldens in 2011 with the purchases of Jolly and Axel from Republic of Serbia, although her family has been raising Goldens since she was a child. Jenica has been working as a veterinary technician since 2003 where she began in a small animal clinic before transferring to a mixed animal practice. She currently works as a vet tech in a small animal practice in Purdy, MO. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her dogs. She has been involved in her local dog training club (Springfield Missouri Dog Training Club) since 2013 and is currently an assistant instructor. Jenica is also on the board for the UKC and Golden Retriever clubs in her area. She has 3 Children and a husband who support her and help her with her dogs. Jenica owns Jolly, Ava, Mena and Kira.
Kelly and Jenica have been friends for about 15 years. They started as horseback riding buddies and quickly realized they had many things in common. After falling in love with Jolly, Kelly decided to take home Addie from Jolly's very first litter. Kelly is owned by Addie, Benelli, Daisy, Grace, Holly and JoJo. Kelly loves horseback riding, camping, hunting and watching her teenage boys play sports. Kelly and her husband Tim live on 20 acres. Kelly is very active at her local dog training club (Springfield Missouri Dog Training Club) where she has served on the Board of Directors. She currently teaches Scent Work classes and AKC STAR Puppy class. She is currently a member of Pet Therapy of the Ozarks and is the Director of Facilities and Visits. She is a member of AKC's parent club, Golden Retriever Club of the America's, and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is currently completing her certification to be a professional trainer. Kelly is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
In 2016 SMG welcomed Cruise (Milagro de Oro King of Funy) from the Ukraine. He is an exceptional boy who has produced some amazing puppies, one being our very own Gracie. In June of 2017, we were honored to bring home Flynn, Alubyc Prime Suspect, from Australia. In 2019, always on the search to diversify our lines, we welcomed Cash (ElkRidge Show Me Strapped for Cash). Owning three boys and using outside studs allows us to make the best mating decisions for our girls. Flynn and Cruise live with Kelly, while Cash lives with Jenica.
Kelly and her husband Tim along with their boys Cody and Austin. Furkids from left to right are Daisy, Cruise, Addie, Flynn, Benelli and Gracie along with French Bulldog Eliza.