Sonshine Indiana Golden Retrievers (Wakarusa, Indiana)

  • 29454 Co Rd 36, Wakarusa, IN 46573
  • +1 574-206-3359
  • Rated 5/5 with 19 verified reviews.
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Sonshine Indiana Golden Retrievers Customer Reviews Summary

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Judy Keller, the breeder at Sonshine Goldens, is highly praised by customers for breeding exceptional Golden Retrievers. Customers consistently mention the intelligence, temperament, and health of Judy's dogs, which is a testament to her dedication and expertise.

One customer specifically highlights how their dog, Dillard, is a gentle and caring companion, even around children. Judy's commitment to responsible breeding is also commended, as she is highly selective in pairings and ensures proper cognitive development and socialization for the puppies.

Another customer mentions that Judy was invaluable in preparing them for owning a Golden Retriever and their dog, Olive, has a sweet temperament and is very obedient. Multiple customers have purchased multiple dogs from Judy and highlight the perfect temperaments and socialization of the puppies.

Overall, customers are extremely satisfied with their experience with Judy and Sonshine Goldens and would highly recommend her as a breeder.

Sonshine Indiana Golden Retrievers Reviews

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Carol Ross

As a retired dog trainer (~10 years in the greater Chicago area) and having worked with literally thousands of dogs, I can unequivocally say that Judy Keller is an exceptional breeder. I’ve always loved Goldens. When I had the opportunity to work as a trainer for one of her pups, I knew my next dog would be a Sonshine Golden. Judy breeds for intelligence, temperament and health – and it SHOWS in her dogs!!

Our Dillard (Dilly) is an incredible companion and plays a mean game of fetch. Whether he was visiting my mother in assisted living or meeting our new grandchild, he has shown gentleness and care. If any of us are under the weather, he stays right by our side. Recently our grandson (who is now a toddler) was eating while waking around. He offered Dilly his banana only to take it right back out of his mouth. Dilly never got frustrated or tried to steal anything from him. So gentle.

The world would be a much better place if more breeders were as responsible as Judy. Not only is she incredibly selective about the pairings for breeding, once the puppies are born she ensures their cognitive development with activities designed to enrich their mental development as well as handling and stimuli designed to ensure solid temperaments. Birth to 8 weeks is just as crucial in a puppy’s development as birth to 3 is in a human’s development. Judy introduces appropriate activities, sounds/music and play opportunities for the best outcome according to the many studies on canine development.

Five stars just isn’t enough!!


James Wilt

We have purchased 3 Goldens from Judy, the last two (a female and a male) were born 3 months apart and share the same father. Judy starts socializing the puppies soon after birth and have the perfect temperment. Sadie and Finnley love everybody and everybody loves them. We would never consider purchasing another Golden anywhere else. Nobody does it better than Sonshine Goldens and Judy.


Shanna Mattax

We love Judy at Sunshine Goldens. With young children we wanted a puppy that we knew would grow into a great family dog! Judy delivered! The process with Judy was seamless and she did a wonderful job prepping us and sharing her vast knowledge about golden retrievers! Our dog Olive has a very sweet temperament, is very obedient, and bright! She has been amazing with our kids and we will definitely work with Judy again!