Integrity Golden Retrievers (Rockford, Illinois)

  • Rockford, IL 61101
  • Rated 4.7/5 with 35 verified reviews.
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Integrity Golden Retrievers Customer Reviews Summary

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This specific golden retriever breeder, Integrity Golden Retrievers (IGR), has received positive reviews from customers. Customers have praised the breeder for their responsiveness, knowledge, and helpfulness throughout the process of getting a puppy.

The puppies from IGR have been described as healthy, well-behaved, and a joy to have in the home. Many customers have expressed their satisfaction with IGR and have even considered getting another puppy from them in the future.

However, there have been a few negative reviews regarding lack of communication and organization from the breeder. It is worth noting that IGR's website showcases professionalism and care, and the breeder has the right to have specific opinions on raising and feeding dogs.

Overall, the reviews suggest that IGR is likely to provide customers with healthy, well-adjusted Golden Retrievers, but some improvements in communication and organization may be desired.

Integrity Golden Retrievers Reviews

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Abbey Walker

Fabulous experience working with Christine at IGR. Very responsive and communicative throughout the process. She is knowledgeable and always helpful when reaching out with questions and advice after bringing pup home. Our pup is happy and such a joy in our home.


Nicolette Bernhardt

I have been following Integrity Golden Retrievers for years and could not wait until the time was right for us to get our pup from them. IGR is the absolute best, hands down. Our boy was extremely healthy and was already starting to learn the basics when he came home! We have already talked about getting puppy number 2 from IGR! In my opinion there is no other breeder we would get our goldens from!


Ashley Ripp

We love our golden retriever from IGR! She is about 6 months now, and behaves extremely well! She is super cuddly and very exploring! We can’t thank Christine enough, she truly raised the best well behaved puppy! Below pictures is our dog at about 4-5 months old.


Tony Schneider

All public information available suggests the likelihood of getting a healthy, well-adjusted Golden Retriever from Integrity Goldens is quite high – which is the ultimate goal. Nonetheless, I think my experience and perspective is worth sharing in an abbreviated version.

When I completed the initial application, I expected to be rejected based upon my current living situation. After 3 weeks without a response, I contacted them to explain my situation was temporary and if they could contingently accept my application on this basis. I was told they would review it and get back to me.

They did not get back to me and I moved onto a new breeder that I am very happy with.

Months later I got an email soliciting the deposit amount to hold a puppy – I can only assume this email went to everyone that had an accepted application. It looks as if my application got accepted with no further explanation. To put it nicely, this seemed careless.

When visiting the website, one will notice just how much effort they put into it – It demonstrates the level of professionalism and care I’m sure we all are looking for in a breeder. It’s great they want to be so picky with whom buys their puppies. One will also notice they have radical opinions regarding how to raise and what to feed the dog – as is their right, regardless if you agree.

I just expected a lot better organization and communication considering how put together their online presence is.

Albeit a bit harsh, I’m left thinking they care less about who gets their dogs and more about ensuring each new puppy is purchased.


Terrie Mayer

They never got back to me.


David Orphey

They travel to other states like Montana and buy un-weaned puppies to be used as breeders. Witnessed this firsthand in Missoula airport.