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Alfred (Bonnie & Rainger)

Alfred is such a sweet, active and loving pup. With him being my first dog, I was looking for a dog with a great temperament and great trainability. That is exactly what I got! The Candyville pups team has been so supportive and helpful throughout the adoption process and even to this day. The facilities are great and the whole team is very invested in the dogs and their success in their respective families. Even if we live far away from them, we still feel a part of the Candyville family.

Alfred is full of personality and is great at communicating what he feels and what he wants. He has truly changed my life for the better and I am thankful for him every day. He is a great companion for outdoor activities at the cottage as well as cuddling up on the sofa in the city. He loves to play with his dog friend at the parc and to take a swim in the lake nearby to clean up afterward. His favourite thing in the world is to get dirty and play in the tub with his friends. We even joke that his dream is to one day change colour! With him being so white and so messy at the same time, we sure do get a lot of laughs and smiles.

When I get another dog, it will definitely be from Candyville!

Thank you again for the best pup ever!

~Marie-Ange   (Quebec)

Marie-Ange Fleury

Kindle (Pearl & Rainger)

It was one year ago today that we were picking up our 10 week old little fluff puff! We thought the day would never arrive!

If you are searching for a dedicated responsible breeder we highly recommend “Candyville Pups”.

The nursery is extremely clean, sanitized, sectioned in stages of the puppies growth and well organized. I was beyond impressed with the facility, and commitment with this breeder. They go above and beyond, researching and applying new programs to stimulate the puppies and prep their pups with the best foundation possible in their first 10 weeks of life, making the transition to their new home easier and the best head start for their future.

They even had the pups used to sleeping alone in their crate and introduced them to ringing the bell to go out. We never had any issues settling our pup “Kindle” even on the 1st night home. Kindle continued to adjust easily to new sights, sounds, people and her surroundings (including her first thunderstorm, firecrackers and 1st time we had to walk her up/down open grate stairs – all no problem!).

Kindle just turned a year old and is such a smart, well behaved, beautiful dog with a matching personality! We are constantly getting compliments and asked where we got her from. We are more than happy to provide Katharine’s information.

Kindle is a huge part of our family & camping adventures. We couldn’t be happier with Candyville Pups and our experience with Katherine and her team !!!

~The Allens   (London, ON)

The Allens

Oslo (Bonnie & Rainger)

Oslo is such a kind loving friend. He loves people, kids and if there is a dog that doesn’t like him he will persist until they are friends…no giving up. Cats…yup no problem. He loves digging, running, hugs and most of all belly rubs. He is such a part of our family, extended family and friends because he always brings a smile. Can’t imagine not having him …unless maybe there were two. Honestly, I believe he genetically came from love and most certainly from Candyvillepups.

~Cindy  (Aylmer, ON

Cindy Swackhammer

Marlie (Rainger & Bella)

Marlie – DOB January 13, 2020 (Rainger x Bella)
Everywhere we go, we are complimented on how well behaved and level-headed Marlie is, many believe she is a low energy dog, trust me she is not. Marlie simply tries her best to follow all that we taught her right from the time she got home. She makes the hours spent training worth it. Marlie will try her best to understand what you are trying to get her to do, so much so we even say she has a ‘thinking face’ she puts on when she is really trying to understand what is being asked of her.
She is truly an amazing dog to have around, she has plenty enough energy to keep up with us while ice fishing and sledding in the winter, and hiking in the summer, but also loves to sleep on the boat, calmly stand in the lake with her annual flock of ducks/ducklings or nap under her favourite tree that sits in our front yard. Marlie also loves joining us for barn chores, she loves coming to let the horses out in the morning, clean stalls, fill troughs and occasionally joins in for a ride around the field. Again, this energy can easily be calmed when asked, she will calmy lay in the barn while the veterinarian or farrier is out, whether in an emergency or not.
We will often say that even though she is a mutt, she is 100% retriever. She loves to hunt, gets so excited at the sight or sound of a gun, occasionally thinking the backfiring lawn mower or fireworks are a gun and will run around, nose on the ground trying to find something to receive. Marlie loves hunting both waterfowl and small game, like partridge. Again, back to the training, she knows when it is time to hunt or not, she hangs out with her ducks at the lake, and has come to work with me banding songbirds. Not once has she threatened them or tried to go after them. She even has a crow at home that follows her around, sitting at the tops of the trees laughing at her. Eventually it will take off low over the field, and Marlie will run after it. They play this game at least once most days.
Marlie has gained experience as a salesman and mechanic, spending many hours helping customers at the local Arctic Cat dealership, and within both the sled/boat shop and the big truck shop. Although never exposed to children and babies when young, she is amazing with them, walking over to them when they are upset and lying next to them, licking their faces to cheer them up. Marlie also has many dog friends, ranging anywhere from 5-100lbs. she respects each dogs’ boundaries, and only plays as hard as they would like.
Marlie is not a destructive dog at all, she loves to chew sticks outside, which the neighbour dog and her best friend, Bella, taught her the day she came home. If given a bone, she will carry it around crying until she is able to hide it in her blankets or outside in the dirt/snow, and she absolutely loves her soft toys, she treats them as her babies. The only time Marlie has been destructive was when she was trying to communicate something to us, she was still going in her crate when we left the house and would chew her beds. We thought maybe she was getting too warm, so we switched the bed for a baby blanket and that issue stopped right away. That blanket is now one of her babies, and she will follow you around, very concerned, if you’re carrying it, she will then check up on it when you put it down again.
Marlie strives off routine, she has made 9:30 her bedtime, and will stand next to you, giving you the side eye until you finally cave and go to bed with her. She also knows to lie down on her bed each time someone grabs their bag and puts their shoes on, this behaviour was never taught to her, she simply picked it up on her own.
Thinking back on Marlie as a puppy, so much about her has changed, while so much has also stayed the same. Marlie used to be so sure she was the boss, and the more you pushed her away, the stronger she would come back at you. It did take a long time to break this habit and without the training I feel she could have been labeled a ‘bad dog’. Since the day we got her home, Marlie has always had the ‘zoomies’ from about 8-9 at night, this is still very true to this day, although she is more capable of entertaining herself now, digging in the snow or flailing her toys in the air.
Every country family should own a dog like Marlie, truly such a versatile dog that is ready to join you on every adventure. She truly has so much drive and personality. Many people have even asked where we got Marlie from, and say they’ll be getting a Candyville goldador when the time is right. I could go on and on about this wonderful dog and all her quirks.

Marlie also has an Instagram! @marlie.the.marvellous

~Aleisha  (Englehart, ON)

Aleisha Daley

Oakley (Sudbury, ON)

Oakley has stolen our hearts from the beginning. With her soft, loving, and fun personality it is impossible not to fall in love with her.

Training has been easy from the beginning since she had a great start from Candyville Pups. Our family has been maintaining her training since she has been home with us but in all honesty she is so smart that she picked up most of her training from our older lab, Marley. She plays well with our kids and other dogs, she never needs to be reminded to be gentle.

She loves being outdoors, whether we are at home or at camp, she loves to explore. She loves hunting for sticks and is  constantly trying to convince us to let her bring her new finds from outside into the house. Despite her cuteness the sticks still stay outside.

When she is not exploring outside or playing with her toys,  she loves to snuggle ( I think she may actually like it more than we do). We are so lucky to have found Candyville Pups and are blessed with an amazing pup! 


~The St Martin Family
Oakley was born June 7, 2021 (she is 8 months today) to Abby and Rainger 

Marley (Brockville, ON)

She is so great to have around, her favourite games to play are tug of war and tag. She can sit, stand, lay down, shake, leave it and stay. She also loves treats of course and meal time. She loves to go for walks and run around in the backyard. She also enjoys night time cuddles until she starts to play tug of war with your arm.




Alfred (Quebec)

He loves to play with his friends at the parc. His favorite thing to eat is everything that is edible ( or not😂). He is the perfect companion and adapts well to every situation!


Elsa (Strathroy, ON)

Elsa is doing amazing. She loves her tiny people. Her fav toy is a dog jingle toy. She loves treats and going for walks. She loves morning snuggles in bed. She calm and relaxed during the day until the kids
Come home from school. She loves every mealtime!


MAISEL (Aylmer, ON)

Miss Maisel is the sweetest girl around. She has such personality. She loves carrying around her favourite toys, and snowballs. She’s not very often without either. She is extremely playful and very kind. I’m pretty sure she’d sell her soul for any type of food she’s not allowed to have! Haha she’s very food driven. She is a quiet dog who doesn’t bark often. She loves water and belly rubs. Very intuitive and loves her little humans fiercely. She is the perfect addition to our family.



Oh my goodness!! She is ridiculous!! She kept running into things because she couldn’t see, but she REFUSED to drop it! It was hysterical! 😂

Zoë (Whitby, ON)

Our baby girl Zoë joined our family in May 2021, little did we know she was the missing piece to our huge family puzzle!
Candyville Pups gave us the best gift we could have ever imagined- a loving and protectant that we call out fur-baby.

You cannot enter our home without being greeted by Zoë and one of her toys in her mouth; it may be a bone, a squeaker, a stuffy or a sock, Zoë will always bring you a gift when you come to visit.

Zoë never barks, but is always has her guard up when anyone comes to the door. She has such a sweet and loving personality that nobody can resist.

She is our guardian and protector to not only my husband and I but also our 5 kids.

We cannot imagine our lives without our big, red, bear Zoë!



Kobe (Belle River, ON)

Kobe loves picking up stones, wood, bubble baths, laces and most of all cardboard or paper. He wants to be close to us, definitely loves cuddles .
Personality …. Friendly, energetic, smart. Timid with noises (hates moving cars). 
Graduated from obedience class and is currently in advanced training and agility ….. loves his liver treats 🐶


(Pup is 4 months old)

Snowy Winters (Ottawa, ON)

Snowy is a very loving cuddly pup, sleeps well at night! Still trying to befriend the cats. 


(Pup is 4 months old)

Finn (Stittsville, ON)

Finn (formerly known as Max/green collar) is a HUGE cuddler.
Loves lying across your lap or snuggle up near your neck like a big hug. He’s always full of kisses. Super friendly and outgoing. Happy to meet new people & dogs.

Amazing off leash and has a great recall. Sleeps through the night 10pm to 7:30am daily. Sleeps in our oversized laundry room, no crate needed.

He doesn’t chew anything he’s not supposed to. Fully potty trained. Loves his chew bones, carrying around his stuffies and hanging out with his fur brother.


Carmen (Kitchener, ON)

We couldn’t be more happy with our precious pup, Carmen. Thank you Katherine and Candyville pups for recommending this sweet boy. He’s perfect for our family and we’ve completely fallen in love with him. 

Apart from being such a handsome dog, Carmen has an amazing temperament. Everyone comments on how calm and well-mannered he is for a pup. He’s gentle with children and our 5-year old, who was a bit scared of dogs, has become so confident around dogs.

He loves snow, finding and carrying sticks on his walks (the bigger the better), and jumping in my vegetable garden to get a better sniff at the neighbors dogs (sigh).He also loves tug and playing fetch (although he’s not so good at give yet). He’s a true delight and gives us so much comfort during what has been a tough 1.5 years.
Thanks to training and advice Katherine and Candyville pups offered, we never had any issues with crate training. In fact,  training Carmen has gone very smoothly.  He loves long walks and walks well on leash. But more than walks he loves hugs, kisses and cuddles. 
Once Carmen is a bit older, we will be looking to add another Candyville pups to our family. 

Cady (Pickering, ON)

Cady makes us very happy as she is so affectionate, clever and confident. She soaked up all the lessons from the first two levels of training at the local dog school. Our family looks forward to visits with her dog friends that include her brother Karmen and sister Matilda, of the same litter.  Cady loves having her teeth brushed but runs when I try to clean her ears.  
Her favourite games include:
  • *Climb the couch and woodpile
  • *Army crawl under the bed up to the head board
  • *Hide and seek 
  • *Bounce the ball down the stairs 
  • *Catch the frisbees in the air
  • *Jump in the empty bathtub 
  • *Biting her own ear
  • *Playing “goat” in goat yoga  
  • *Eat the dryer sheet

 Candyville Pups gave her a nurtured foundation and provided us with a warm, engaging experience right from the night the pups were born.  Thank You!

Angela Laarakkers

Penelope (Burlington, On)

Penelope is such a sweet girl. Busy, energetic, daring and smart. Crate training was a breeze , potty training had a few challenges as we learned her cues. We continue with our puppy training. She gets the zooms at night and races around, up and down stairs in and out of rooms. She gets overly excited at times when playing but a simple time out in her crate settles everything down. Loves her toys and still sleeps with her buddy. She gets along with other dogs and is very friendly with people.

Without a doubt these puppies are loving and sweet, full of energy and enthusiasm. Smart and clever they train so quickly and adapt to their homes and families without pause. Penelope was a wonderful choice and we are enjoying her antics and the special joy she brings with her.


Marlee (Whitby, ON)

Marlee is friendly and energetic. She loves to play and is learning quickly. She sleeps well in her crate and sleeps well through the night. She is mostly potty trained, but still has some accidents when she gets distracted. She loves all people and dogs, although they don’t always want to play. She is also great with the kids.


Riley (Ottawa, ON)

Riley loves to meet people and other dogs. He is very friendly with everyone. He is soo curious about the leaves, birds, squirrels, it is fun to watch him. We had fun at the pumpkin patch, he saw a hog, ducks…it was great! For the most part he is house trained, loves his crate (when I have had to go out sometimes). He sleeps in his bed in my room and loves it. He is a lovable companion and as soon as I get trained properly for him it will be even more fun.


Pippin (Burlington, ON)

Pippin is such a darling, funny little thing. He weighs (on Wednesday Sept 29/21) 14.8kg. He’s losing lots of teeth at the moment… except for his canines. The adult teeth are growing next to his baby teeth.

He’s very affectionate and he’s very intelligent. He does problem solving very well and he learns tricks quickly. He loves playing with his toys with us, he teases by pretending not to notice we’re going to pick up a toy… then he pounces … and he enjoys ‘stalking’ us. In the last photo, you see him plotting his next move.

He’s extremely friendly, loves going for walks and meeting people and dogs. He does get over-excited when there’s other people around – he seems to short circuit and cannot focus on anything, he just jumps up and kisses and doesn’t seem to understand any commands.
He’s very charming and a complete Lovie.


Matilda (Toronto, ON)

Matilda is a playful, loving, smart little scamp. She is a lover of nature and enjoys her walks and is good on a leash. She can be wild and crazy with zoomies one minute, then cuddled up for a nap the next. 

Matilda loves, I mean loves, our 3 year old Goldador and the feeling is mutual (most times!). She is also curious but gentle with our two cats. 

Matilda was exceptional at house-training and is also eager to please and be trained. She is a joy to have as a member of our family. 


River (Lanark County, ON)

My family of six is the proud owner of a Candyville Pup Country Retriever named River!
There is so much to be said about this handsome little guy! Besides his obvious looks that stops everyone to ask “What mix is he? He is beautiful!’

River has so much personality wrapped up in his little body! River is quick, he learns fast, runs even faster and is the first one up in the morning to see what the day has in store for him!

River has an eagerness to learn and please! He loves to be the fastest dog of all our pups, and has the best recall I’ve ever known in a dog!

He has big brown eyes that stares into ours and loves to stay by our side for a good snuggle! He has everything a dream dog is made of, and we couldn’t be happier to call him ours!

If you’ve been searching for the perfect dog, at the perfect size and temperament— look no further! This breed is all that and more!

-Kate Monaghan

Axel (Grimsby, ON)

Axel is a fun loving super chill dog. He is super smart and loves socks and pine cones. He is gentle and sweet.

He loves people and other dogs. He doesn’t bark exept when he gets a little sassy! 😜

We could not have asked for a better dog. He is so wonderful and funny.

He knows how to use his Cocker Spaniel eyes to maximum efficiency! The Country Retriever is an amazing breed and Axel is an amazing dog!


Sasha (Maple & Thunder)

Sasha ( aka Araya)
Maple and Thunder daughter

We picked up Sasha beginning of February -she has become our pride and joy. She loves the snow, rain and walks everyday.

She greets us at the door every day with toy and every morning too, u must acknowledge the toy she brings. She gets along with everyone she meets and other dogs too.. now she does got thru toys . Thank u Kathy
We love our golden retriever!🥰

Todd and Debbie Chapman



She is the daughter of Hershey and Rainger. Born Feb 19/22. She is everything we wanted and more. Her big brother Angus is from Candyville too! Same dad! Loves her so much! He is teaching her all he knows. She is smart. And fiesty! She is 11 weeks old right now and loves the yard and her brother Angus and sister Callie. She also loves the cats!
Candyville has been so informative in the puppy training process both times! Willow loves her crate and has such pretty colouring! She loves the bully sticks to chew on and the heartbeat pup at night !


Shelly Slyfield-Hall

Sadie (Daisy & Dusty)

We picked up Sadie Oct 13, 2021. Sadie is sweet, loving, funny, silly, and so, so smart. She loves food, treats, walks, meeting new ppl and dogs. She loves everyone, and is always happy to see those she’s met before.

I highly recommend Candyville pups, the site is clean. They’re attentive, they truly love the pups and what they do. We are one big family now. Thank you Katherine!!

Carol Dorrell

Rusty (Thunder & Maple’s Little Runt💖)

On Dec 29,2021 our world became a better place as we picked up or Golden Retriever Rusty.
Since then he has filled our home with laughter, joy, and lots of love. There have been moments that he has his stubbornness come out and he try’s to show us who is boss.                                        I would like to thank Candyville Pups for bringing this joy to our lives. Kathy Thank you . You have given us a very welcome addition to our family.                                                                                                                                                                         I would highly recommend CandyvillePups to anyone thinking of getting a pup. The staff and owners are a pleasure to deal with.


Rusty at Candyville

Helen Hanshaw

Billie (Abby & Thunder)

We can’t thank Katherine and her family enough for blessing us with such an incredible, loving, super smart, beautiful puppy! What Candyville does to prepare these puppies to go home is nothing but incredible! They truly care so much and it showed from the first day we brought Billie home. Our girl did amazing in the crate from the get go and never had an accident in the house yet! She would walk to the door sit and bark once to open the door to go out. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! We love Billie more and more every day!!

Melanie Doucette


We picked up Brody on April 9th, 2021. We felt so lucky to have scored this beautiful little man. He is smart, funny and such a happy puppy. We have had him 5 months and he has settled in just perfectly. Our older dog took a while to accept him, but they are good buddies now. If you are thinking of making an American Cocker Spaniel part of your family, you can’t go wrong with a Candyville Pup. They have a ton of energy, so you just have to make sure they expend it throughout the day. They also get very attached to their family, fairly quickly and training is key to having a great puppy and a fabulous dog in the future. Can’t recommend Katherine and Candyville Pups enough. Thank you for our little man!

Donna Clarke


He is the son of Abby and Rainger.
He is the best pup we have ever had. The breeder does so much to prepare these pups for their homes.

He was almost crate trained on day 1—smell of mom on a blanket and heartbeat pup. He rings the bells to go out to do his business almost from day 1—again -started at the breeder! They are awesome to deal with. The whole update process from birth to pick up! The pups are so smart! Yes he chews but you need lots of chew toys and bones . He is an amazing addition to our family. We love him! Loves the raw bones that are frozen to chew on. He has the best temperament!! He is gonna be a big boy. Probably 80 pounds. We will see. He is 13 weeks today and 30 pounds! Very treat motivated. He sits/paw/down and stays for his kibble—-not really a treat! 😂

Shelly Slyfield-Hall

We brought our sweet girl

We brought our sweet girl home May 2019. She fit in with our family perfectly. Katherine reassured us that her puppies had great dispositions and easy to train. She was right in every aspect. Tilly is the sweetest cocker spaniel with an easy going personality. Great with kids and loves to be around us all the time. She loves to go for walks, run around at the cottage and lay in the sun.

Jennifer Foster


We brought Harley-Quinn home on Aug 1/20.
She is almost 7 months old and is doing amazing. She enjoys paddle boarding in the summer,(with her life jacket of course) running around our trailer, playing with kids and other dogs. She has an amazing personality. She is cuddly, affectionate and just an absolute joy. I would recommend this breeder to anyone looking to adopt. The love the breeder showed for her pups on site was wonderful to see. She also has mom and dad on site. Harley is a black American Cocker, but as she grows you can really see the brown coming out in her. She is stunning and stops people everywhere we go. She loves people, she cries and hugs with her paws around your neck when she misses us. She travels with us in the winter to my boyfriend’s property in Manitoulin where she enjoys running, camp fires and of course more cuddles.

Thank you so much for allowing is the pleasure of adopting this beautiful pup.


Jennifer McNamara


After an absolutely terrible experience with a backyard breeder we found Candyville Pups. I was super impressed with the facility and more impressed that the litters are treated as family members until they are adopted. Katharine was amazingly easy to deal with and very accomodating with our time. Murphy is now just over 2 years and is the most loveable dog one could ask for. He snuggles all the time. He can’t get close enough to you if you sit to watch tv. If you are not sitting on on the couch or chair he can share he will lie with his head on your foot so he is touching you. When he is left alone in the house he is such a good boy and goes and lies on my daughters bed so he can smell her. Murphy loves the water and being outside. He is gentle and well behaved. Murphy is super intelligent and is easy to train. I would definitely deal with this kennel should I be in search of another Red Golden Retriever.

Shirley Cove

Stella Ruby

Similar to another post, we lost one of our Beautiful pups too early, Ruby. Still miss her terribly, she was wonderful. We then saw where Kathryn had another litter of pups, a step sister of Ruby’s. At first, they were all spoken for, so it was meant to be. Until, we got the call that someone had to back out and there was 1 female left, Stella. Happens to be my favourite beer, so meant to be!
As always this breeder is easy to approach, kennels are clean, puppies are amazing.
A huge thank you for Stella Ruby, she is an amazing, beautiful golden retriever. Would recommend this breeder completely.
Love seeing the pictures of some of Stella’s relatives!


(Gyp & Trixie, Oct 29, 2018)

Peggy Hurley

Sailor (Dixie & Dusty)

I was lucky to bring home Sailor, my little cocker spaniel pup in May of this year. She has been such an amazing companion throughout this crazy pandemic year. I am grateful for the initial work and training from Katherine and her family. Sailor was happily crate trained and understood the basics of potty training when she arrived, although still needed to learn in her new home. Sailor is a bold and extremely friendly pup, who needs to say hello to every dog and human she comes in contact with. I’ve taken her on all my camping trips and hiking trails throughout the summer and she has proven herself to be quite the climber! She is just as happy to sit by my feet while I work at my desk as she is outside finding new trails and swimming in the lake. Her overall temperament is sweet, fearless and loyal. I could not have found a more perfect pup. ❤️

(Daughter of Dusty & Dixie, March 14, 2020)

  Bailey at 2.5 weeks


Julie-Ann Koblun

Archie (Gyp & Lyla, Oct 2018)

I am so glad we found CandyvillePups 3 years ago! They gave us the sweetest puppy who we lost after only 10 short months to a terrible accident. Our experience with our first puppy was so wonderful that we returned to CandyvillePups for another puppy.
Our golden retriever Archie has now become our baby over the last couple years. He’s so well mannered and so great with all the kids in our family, he’s truly a pleasure to have around no matter what the activity is. He is also very handsome with his red coat that receives many compliments.
Kathryn was such a pleasure to communicate with in arranging pickup and travel for our puppy. It was no trouble to tell they truly care for their pups and want to ensure they go to loving homes. I would highly recommend this breeder.

Nikita Manuel


We adopted Carly Dec 14/2018, our experience dealing with you was awesome and so comforting.
Carly is an extremely quick learner, loves her stuffies and chew bones. She LOVES PEOPLE and can’t get close enough to them. She’s not a barker only when she wants to come in from outside. Wants to be loved all the time, she is so sweet. She loves swimming in the pool and waits for our command before she goes in.

(Daughter of Gyp & Lyla)

I hope in the future to get a brother or sister for Carly, from Candy Ville Pups!!

Heather & Stephen Webber

Heather & Stephen Webber

Kia -Newfoundland, CA

We added Kia to our family in December 2019 and couldn’t be happier!
Kia is such a fun and loving dog! She is very eager to learn and excels in her puppy training classes.
She loves playing outdoors in the snow. We go for walks, run in fields and play fetch. Kia is great at being off leash and just wants to follow us everywhere. We can’t wait for summer to get her in the water.
Her favorite place to go is doggy daycare where she can meet new people and dogs. Kia also has a brother Mitts (cat) who she adores. They are getting along great and even laying down with each other already!
We are so happy with Kia and would suggest Candyville pups.
Thank you!



Gyp & Sophie Oct 16, 2019

Brittany Benoit & Tony Foley


Meet Hudson! We met with Katherine in December 2019 and seen all of the beautiful puppies, after picking the perfect one, we brought him home a few days later and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Hudson is such an incredible dog. He is the most loving caring dog I have ever met, and also amazing around children and such a hard worker in the field. I look forward to having Hudson as my bird dog this September and cannot say enough good things about this breeder! I would highly recommend Candy ville pups to anyone looking for the perfect addition to their family !
We will definitely be back for another one!

Gyp & Sophie Oct 16,2020

Jordan Labron


We adopted Howie (puppy name Alex) on June 11th, 2019. He will be a year old Sunday March 29th, 2020.
We absolutely love him. He has a great temperament, although quite shy of new people. He is tad stubborn and extremely smart. He loves to play ball inside and at the dog park, he is a very speedy runner. Sleeping on his back snuggled on a blanket is his favourite hobby. He makes us laugh daily. Howie is very loyal to his humans and his best puppy pals.
I still remember the day we adopted him. You could tell how much Katherine and her family really cared for the puppies. She had to give Howie one last cuddle before we left, it melted my heart.
We could not be happier with our experience at CandyvillePups.

Tess Atthill


Candyville Pups did not disappoint with our little Stewart. We have had cockers in the past and loved them dearly but Stewy’s temperament is amazing. We brought him home and mentally prepared ourselves that we have a puppy and not 2 well trained older dogs, but my husband and I were like is this it? Kind of questioning when is he going to start being a little terror and I must say it never happened. We also expected to lack sleep being puppy owners but he slept through the night only getting up when we had to ourselves so we would let him out.

Stewy is like any puppy with normal puppy energy when he first wakes up but it doesn’t seem to last long then he just wants to cuddle. I love love that he lets me hold him like a baby, it’s my favourite time with him doing that and relaxing with him.

He loves his walks and is great with other dogs and kids just wants to play and have fun.

We loved him from the moment we met him and that love hasn’t wavered, I could only imagine what his brothers and sisters were like because Stewart is by far the best puppy we have ever raised and my whole family has raised cockers for years and shocked how well behaved and well mannered this little boy is.

Son of Dusty and Dixie

Amanda Ross


We welcomed Kali into our family in April 2019 from Gyp & Bellas’ litter Jan 22,2019.

Like a few others, we also thought this new litter was located in Aylmer, QC (15mins away) however to our surprise it turned out to be Aylmer, ON (6.5hrs). We almost changed our minds on the puppy we had set our eyes on, who’s cuteness had warmed our hearts, but at the last minute we decided that she was worth it, so we jumped in the car and hit the road which has proven to be the best decision.

Kali is an amazing pup. She’s now 1 years old and she’s been a dream. She doesn’t bark, growl, grunt or bite. She’s so quiet and very easy going. We could sleep-in until 10am if we wanted (not likely but just an example 😉 and she wouldn’t make a peep to disturb us from our slumber and just waits for sign of life before making her move. Kali gets along with everyone and is amazing with kids, adults and especially other dogs.

Kali is highly energetic so she needs at least 45min walk daily and is always ready to play, even… after play. She can catch and return a frisbee and also responds well to commands. As she is still a pup this is still work to be done and consistency is still work in progress.

We had a truly wonderful experience with Katherine who was always ready and available to answer questions and send pics. I would do it all over again with another puppy as she made it all so comfortable.

I highly recommend the preferred food TLC that is suggested as Kali has a beautiful shiny coat and is a perfect size. We have not had any issues with food or any stomach sensitivities with this food so far.

I feel that your experience with a Candyville pup, you will not be disappointed.

Renee Jennings

Bella’s Cinder

My husband and I welcomed Cinder (Puppy name Violet) into our home on April 7th 2019. I have been meaning to write a testimonial earlier but I forgot. What reminded me was the fact that Cinder turned 1 on January 22nd 2020! We are so happy with our puppy.

She is very smart and loves everyone! She loves to play and run around with her other lab friends Diesel and Scout. She has a lot of friends and knows how to play with them. Her one friend Kona is a rescue dog from South Korea and she is very gentle with her. Cinder is a mix of Chocolate Lab and Golden Retriever.

She got the best behaviour of both of those mixes. She knows how to sit/stay/leave it (when something drops on the floor)/ paw/ hug/ lay down. She is fully house trained and will whine at the door if she needs to go out or if she knows its dinner time.

The only thing Cinder does not like is bath time, mainly the rinsing off part. However she LOVES water!

She gets very vocal (growling/grunting) when she gets a new toy or when she wants to play and she loves when all the attention is on her. She is still learning how to be fully off leash when we take her to a park or to our Cottage in Muskoka. For the most part her recall is good but we are still training her with it.

Thank you so much Katharine for this beautiful dog! We love her so much and we are so happy to have her as part of our family! Gyp & Bella Jan 22,2019


Kayla Brown

Trixie’s Tucker- Newfoundland

So my husband and I heard about Candyville pups through my co worker who had recently adopted a golden retriever from them. We quickly got in contact with Katherine as we have always wanted a golden retriever. After she sent us some pictures of the pups, I immediately knew which one would be ours. Those beautiful eyes and broad chest had my heart!
Tucker came to us on July 1st at the airport, he was super excited to meet his big brother Bentley (our beagle) but Bentley wasn’t so happy to have a little pup to come home with us. Eventually Bentley came to love Tucker and his jolliness! They play in their fenced in yard all the time and Tucker absolutely LOVES his brother. Tucker has been a really good pup from the beginning. He rarely chews things up, he has been left out to roam the house since he was 3 months old while we’re at work, and loves to eat! I think he learned a lot of good habits from his big brother. Tucker is now 68 lbs and is so full of happiness, he literally lights up our world ♥️
Tucker is a pup from Trixie and Gyp

Windsor, Newfoundland

Samantha Warren

Naia (Daughter of Gyp & Sasha)

We adopted Naia on June 6th, 2019. She is from the golden/shepherd/collie litter born April 12th, 2019 and was formerly named Brandy. She has been the best addition our family could’ve asked for! As a puppy, she was a dream! She was sleeping through the night within the first week of having her, which we firmly believe was due to Katherine’s training. She was very easy to crate train and potty train, and picked up on commands so quickly.

Naia is now a 7 month old beautiful, healthy, happy girl. She loves car rides and going on hikes. She has such a spunky playful side, but for the most part is a pretty laid back and easy going dog. We also have a pet rabbit whom she has befriended and is so gentle with. Their friendship is simply adorable. We are so in love with our new family member and have no doubt we made the right decision adopting from Candyville pups!

Daughter of Gyp & Sasha

Mackenzie Landers

Archie was born in February

Archie was born in February 2018 and we welcomed him into our home in April 2018. The breeder had already named him Archie. The name suited him so well, we decided to keep it. He has been so much fun! He is very vocal – loves to talk – and loves his walks. He loves to cuddle and sleeps either between my husband and I or on my feet. Archie has so much personality that he makes us laugh at least once a day. He goes to the groomer every 10 weeks and enjoys playing with the other dogs. It’s like a play day for him – he’s extremely tired when he gets home.
When we went to the breeder’s to pick Archie up, we were amazed with how clean the place was. Katharine and Darryl are very organized.
If we ever wanted another pup, we would definitely contact Katharine and Darryl.
But right now, we are happy with Archie!

Sandra Castelijn

Nellie (Olive- Gyp & Sasha)

Our new baby is settling in amazingly. She’s already coming along with training, so far she’s learned sit, stay, come and down and she’s learning more every single day. She’s learning how to walk on a leash and although she can ignore a squirrel, she can’t resist running after a leaf blowing down the street!

I changed her name from Olive to Nellie, and she started responding to her new name almost right away.

She is very well behaved, all we have to make sure to do is keep her busy. She is a very smart girl so she needs constant stimulation (unless she’s having a well-deserved nap).

We are going to be getting her very first “service dog in training” vest. Nellie will be trained to respond to certain triggers for panic attacks, as well as be a medical alert dog for me. She will be able to help me so much, I am sure she will change my life for the better. We all know she’s going to be great at her job.

Nellie is happy and healthy, and she’s loving her new life. She has a new brother named Jake. He’s a big 90lb American golden retriever and he loves having a baby around. They tire each other out by playing, and they’ll end it all with a big cuddle.

We love her so much, and even though it’s only been a few weeks; we can’t imagine our lives without her.

Daughter of Gyp & Sasha

Tessa Malcom

I adopted Freya on June

I adopted Freya on June 24, 2019. She is an absolutely wonderful little pup with so much personality! I was so impressed when I arrived with everything I saw and how well run it was. These puppies and dogs have been so loved and well taken care of and it shows with how healthy and great they all are! I loved getting to meet Freya’s mom and dad and both so gentle and happy. Thank you for doing such an outstanding job raising these puppies and taking such great care of them!

Kiana Mescia

Sasha’s Boomer (Gyp & Sasha)

I am very happy to write a testimonial after the adoption of our sweet Boomer. My partner and I bought our first home almost two years ago, and kids haven’t happened yet.. we don’t know if it’s in the cards for us so we looked into getting a “fur baby” for now.

We started looking online at breeds and knew we would get a golden retriever of some kind but agreed we wanted a mix. I came across Katherine’s add on Kijiji and were instantly smitten with the litter of pups she had available. I asked about one of the males in the bunch, a gorgeous Retriever/Sheppard/Collie mix but unfortunately he was reserved by another family shortly thereafter. Katherine mentioned she had another pup who looked identical with a sweet loving temperament. You see, Kijiji only allows for a certain amount of pictures in one post, and since he looked exactly like his brother… so she shared a picture with us and we were hooked. We made what we were was a common mistake of thinking they were located in Aylmer Quebec, which is only about 40 minutes from where we’re located, in Rockland Ontario (approx 25 minutes east of Ottawa). Katherine pointed this out to me and we realized our drive to meet her and the pups would be 6.5 hours instead. We had to mull this over but essentially decided that our Boomer was worth the trip. It was a mixture of Katherines kind and helpful manner when I asked all my questions, her willingness to continuously send us pictures when we requested them, and the sweet sweet face we fell in love with in said pictures.

We drove up to London Ontario Thursday night two weeks ago and stayed the night so we would be well rested for our drive back with Boomer the next day, stopping as much as we needed to along the way. We made our way to Katherine’s home Friday morning and when we arrived we were greeted by her boy and lead to where Katherine was tending to the pups. It’s a great set up they have and you can instantly tell how happy the pups are as well as her loving family. We didn’t know what to expect as this was a first experience for my partner and I, but I had a strong trust in Katherine from our first conversation which put my mind at ease.

We walked into the kennel and I spotted a puppy in the first crate when you walk in. I told myself, wow I think that’s him. She walked us through the kennel explaining how it all works and had us meet the parents, they are lovely. She was very informative and at one point she said “i believe the one you really want to meet is your little guy” i quickly said “yesss!!!” She walked us back to the front of the kennel and sure enough, opened the crate and our little guy ran right to me and laid on his back for his first of our belly rubs. Then, ran right to Ben, my boyfriend and did the same. We fell in love instantly.

Katherine gave us a kit of information and samples for treats and such to take home with us. Boomer had a good potty training and crate training foundation which made the transition a breeze. We surely got lucky with how easy the first night was because he only woke us up to go outside. He quickly did his business and when he was back in his crate there was just a tiny bit of crying no more than a minute before he went back to sleep. It’s been like this ever since.

Thank you Katherine for always being available to answer all our questions and give us so much information that has helped us in our first almost two weeks with Boomer and going forward. I would recommend your services to anyone who is looking to adopt an incredibly sweet puppy.

Son of Gyp & Sasha

Sandra Desaulniers

Maze (Gyp & Trixie)

Well, I’m happy to write a second testimonial. We picked up our second Golden Retriever on June 22nd 2019. Our first, also from Katherine and Daryl, Nugge, is 1 year, 2 months now.
Our second, Maze, is 8 weeks old.
We started this adoption off with a lot of fun. We told our daughters Violet and Jett we were going on a road trip. Wouldn’t tell them where or what. So, we drove to Aylmer, kids bugging us all the way to tell them, lol. We didn’t.
So, we got there and Violet, my nine year old said “Wait, I remember this place!  Are we getting another dog?” We didn’t answer. Katherine met us all in the driveway and we walked into the nursery where all the puppies live.
We were greeted by Katherine’s daughter who was waiting with Maze on her lap. Violet immediately started to cry as she held Maze. It was an awesome sight. Totally worth it keeping it to ourselves. Btw, Katherine was in on the surprise for the kids.
While we were there we got to see Maze’s mom and her litter mates. What I noticed was the extremely clean living quarters the puppies were in. Lots of food and fresh water. Very neat and organized. What you want to see when you pick up your new puppy. Outside there’s plenty of land for the dogs to play and roam.
So, again, it was a wonderful experience. Maze is so playful and cuddly. She paws us for attention and we get nose jabs when she wants love. She’s beautiful and a perfect fit for our family and Nugget. He now has a playmate. BTW, she loves her stuffies  already! Such an incredible breed. Thank you Katharine for making our family complete!

Kelly, Melanie, Violet, Jett, and Nugget


Kelly Roundell


Amazing breeder. Impeccable facilities. Amazing golden retriever pup. Beautiful temperament and so easy to train!!
We love our Gracie!

Nicole Desmarais


Years ago I had a Golden Retriever. Since then they’ve been my favourite breed. I now have 4 yr old and nine yr old daughters and I thought a Golden would be good for them. I went online and googled “Golden Retriever Breeders”. I came across a few but one breeder was only 1 1/2 hours away in Aylmer Ontario- Daryl and Katharine Good.
I contacted them and told them I was looking for a male Golden Retriever. It must have been meant to be because she told me they just had a litter on April 20th 2018.
I had texted Katherine a few times with questions regarding the puppies and pickup etc. I knew they truly cared about where and who their puppies went to. It wasn’t about money, it was all about the puppies and if they were going to a good home.
She then sent me pictures of each one. I picked out the darkest red male and set up a date and time to go get him.
So, we packed up the kids and set out on our adventure/road trip.
When we got to this amazing home that had lots of land for the dogs to roam, we saw all these beautiful puppies in a gated off area. I knew instantly which one was ours.

They named him “Tucker”.
This is what they had done in preparation for us…deworming 4 times, Vet check, first shots, a written Health Guarantee and a Sales Contract. They also had a sample of puppy food to start us off, a collar and a cute little blanket with his mama’s scent on it to soothe him.
We had also prepared by getting a crate, toys and food for his arrival.
We drove home all excited and happy. He was beautiful!
We renamed him “Nugget”.
Well, we started with potty training right away and took him out every hour. He only had two accidents because we were late in getting him out. He was potty trained within two weeks. It was super easy and he’s a very smart dog as most Retrievers are.
He is extremely loving and playful. We get kisses and cuddles from him constantly. He’s never jumped on our kids, he doesn’t bite them or ever pull on their clothes.
He puts his paw on my leg when he wants a pet. If I’ve ever been upset, he’s come up and nudged me with his head or put his paw on me. Very in-tune with human emotion.
He was easy to crate train but I do admit that he does sleep with us now.
He loves the water, sticks and more than anything else…his stuffies. When we come in from being away he wags his tail and greets us with a stuffie in his mouth.
We take him to doggy daycare a couple times a week to socialize him. They tell us he’s the best dog there. He is VIP. Very well behaved and very playful.
We are currently training him and he’s extremely smart and quick to learn. Next in training is tricks. Fun for him and us!
He’s a perfect Golden Retriever personality wise and physically.

We are currently getting another Golden and wouldn’t go anywhere else other than Daryl and Katharine Good.
It’s going to be a total surprise for the girls. This time it’s a girl…Maze.

Exact same procedure but now many things have changed.
Here’s the changes in adopting a Golden from them…
Our new baby, Maze will also be potty trained and crate trained.
They also started doing Early Stimulation, Early Scent Introduction, Sound Desensitization, and Socialization.
They were researching to see what more they could do to give their pups the best start possible, and came across this information.
Dogs intended for therapy, search/rescue, police dogs, army dogs… are all put through this puppy protocol to kick start their senses.
This is a description of the benefits:
The Biosensor Program involves five exercises that will produce neurological stimulations, none of which naturally occur during the early life of the puppy. The benefits that have been observed by providing this stimulation is:• improved heart rate,
• stronger heart beats,
• stronger adrenal glands,
• more tolerance to stress
• a greater resistance to
In learning tests the stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than the pups not stimulated.
Secondary effects that were also determined were that the pups handled stressful situations with less whining, were much more calm, and made fewer errors.

That’s how much they care about their dogs and the homes they go to. You don’t just get to go and grab one. You have to be the right person. It’s all about what’s best for the puppies.

Sincerely and incredibly happy,
Kelly Roundell

Kelly Roundell

Ella – Mike Audet (Gyp & Bella)


My name is Mike Audet, and we adopted Ella (at the time her name was Sage) in March 2018.

I have been a dog lover since I was a kid, my father owning huskies for many years. Prior to Ella we had a Yellow lab (Maddie) for 12.5 years.

When we decided to look again, I wanted nothing but a lab, and this one would have to be Chocolate. I looked for a few months and found Katherine’s website. We exchanged emails and spoke on the phone about her dogs. When I saw BJ and Bella, I knew I had found the right breeder. We sent our deposit and made arrangements to pick up Ella after our trip to Mexico in March.

When we arrived, I fell in love with her puppies and the way she kept them. My decision rested on seeing the parents and when I saw Bella and BJ, I knew I had found my next dog. We completed the paperwork and payment and went home with our new puppy.

Ella has been a great dog. Gentle, soft, loving and devoted to me and our family. She loves being outside and running in our backyard. She is now out of her crate and is spoiled having beds in 3 different rooms. She continues to amaze me and its part of her genes. Her parents seemed well trained and devoted to Katherine and her husband, and Ella is like her parents. Ella will grow old with me, and live a long happy life with the Audet family.

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