Country Retrievers

The Golden Retriever is a well-known, well-loved breed – an all time favourite. Many people would love to have a Golden Retriever, but the size of a Golden doesn’t fit into their home or lifestyle.

The Comfort Retriever was designed with this in mind- all the love, loyalty, and fun of the Golden Retriever- just done up in a smaller package.

The comical, playful, people loving Cocker Spaniel bred to a Golden Retriever creates the perfect combination of the two beautiful breeds. Both breeds thrive on human interaction, having a routine and being involved in family activities. They respond to their family with deep love, devotion, and loyalty.

Both breeds are smart, playful, and affectionate. Both are eager to please, and get along well with children and other pets. Both are loyal dogs who bond quickly and make ideal companion or therapy dogs.

Together, the Golden Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel make the beautiful, lovable Country Retriever.


Our Country Retrievers are a cross between our Cocker Spaniel males and our Golden Retriever females. Being a mixed breed dog, the temperament of the Country Retriever puppy will reflect the general temperaments of his parent breeds.
In physical appearance, our Country Retriever pups resemble a Golden Retriever, smaller in size, with Cocker Spaniel like ears. Some have straight coats, some wavy, with Golden Retriever feathering.

They can be anywhere from a light golden to a dark (red) golden coat, and if crossed with our Chocolate Cocker Spaniel- Fudgie, the pups can be black, black with chocolate highlights, or black with tan/golden markings.

The Country Retriever will be anywhere from 30-45 lbs.

It is very important to us that our pups are not left alone for extended periods of time, especially not on a daily basis. If pups are left alone too often or too long, they may start chewing or digging out of boredom or anxiety, and emotional and behavioural problems start to surface.

Our puppies are not for people who don’t have the time to interact with their dog or who don’t have the space to accomodate them. Fenced in yards are ideal, giving your Country Retriever the freedom to run off their energy, roam about and explore without needing your constant supervision.

The puppy and his family benefit greatly from obedience training. We highly encourage enrolling your puppy in Puppy School for the benefits of early socialization and solid groundwork for training. 

We also highly recommend enrolling in Baxter & Bella’s Online Puppy Training Program.  More info about this program is available on our  ABOUT page. A well trained dog will be a pleasure to have around.

The Country Retriever comes from two intelligent breeds that are typically people-pleasers and are quick to pick up on and obey commands. That said, the wilful little Cocker Spaniel may present in his personality so ensure your approach is firm, consistent and establishes pack leadership early on. The puppy will do best with lots of praise and rewards when he does a job well.

Since Country Retrievers have a double coat, they will need regular brushing, especially when they blow coat in spring and fall. To remove loose and dead hairs, use an undercoat grooming rake. 

Keep an eye on your pup’s ears. Fold over ears are more prone to infections, so keep them clean and dry. Eco Ears is a good natural product that helps keep the ears dry and clean.

You do not want to bath too often, as this washes out the natural oils, and leaves the skin itchy and dry. When you do bathe your pup, thorough bathing with quality dog shampoo is important. Rinsing and re-rinsing are are very important, as soap residue can cause skin irritation. When blow drying his coat, never use hot air as it can burn his skin.


Updated July 22, 2023

Addie & Titan 2024

We are planning a litter of Country Retriever pups in early 2024 with Titan and Addie.

We are looking forward to their first litter of little golden beauties. With Addie being the daughter of

Autumn & Gyp, these babies could be varying shades of light Golden to dark Golden (red).

With the beautiful temperaments of the parents, we expect these babies to

become wonderful family additions.

If you are interested in an early spring pup, please fill out the

Puppy Application to get the reservation process started.

Sunny & Storm 2024

If there is enough interest, and we have reservations in advance, we will also be planning a litter with Sunny and Storm.

The timing of this litter could be later spring or early fall -plans will be updated on the webpage.

This will be a first time litter for our beautiful, sweet Sunny girl, daughter of Maple and Thunder.

We expect the pups to be dark Golden (redder) in colour.

With Sunny’s gentle, sweet nature, and Stormie’s jolly curiousity, these babies are sure to add happiness and love to your family.

If you are interested, please fill out the application to start the reservation process.


Enjoy some photos of our previous Country Retriever pups below. Check out more photos and read what our 2021 families are saying about their pups on the Testimonial page. We’d like to thank the families for sharing updates and photos with us.