Field-Bred Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale

Field-Bred Golden Retriever puppies are a special type of the standard Golden Retriever breed, just with an affinity for hunting, retrieving, and “working” outdoors. This is where the term “field-bred” golden is derived.

Typically, Goldens from this line of breeding are redder (darker) in color, and have a more wiry, slender build.  That is not to say that other types don’t also enjoy the outdoors (ALL goldens do).

Why Buy a Field-Bred Golden Retriever Puppy from My Golden Retriever Puppies

Here at My Golden Retriever Puppies, we are a small, interconnected network of local breeders who care about our animals, and we are NOT a puppy mill. 

We stand by our pups, which is why we work alongside licensed veterinarians to ensure that our puppies are healthy and always up to date on their deworming and vaccination protocols. We also offer a 2-year genetic health guarantee on all of our puppies. 

That way, you can rest easy knowing your puppy is healthy and free from genetic defects and congenital diseases.

Our mission is dedicated to connecting healthy, beautiful puppies with their forever families. 

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About Field-Bred Golden Retrievers

  • Dog Group: Sporting– meaning, they are especially trainable and good natured. 
  • Size: 21-23 inches tall and 50-70 lbs– so essentially a very large Teddy bear.
  • Lifespan: 10-13 of the best years of your life!
  • Energy Level: Highly Active
  • Coat: Shorter than standard goldens, wiry, and water resistant.
  • Shedding: Lighter than standard Goldens. Not as much work involved!
  • Hypoallergenic: Even though Field-Bred Goldens sometimes don’t shed as much as Standard Goldens, they are not hypoallergenic. 

What is a Field-Bred Golden Retriever?

The Field-Bred Golden Retriever, known for their hunting and working abilities. You can expect them to sometimes have more energy than traditional Goldens and have a strong sense of duty. They can be commonly referred to as “Hunting Retrievers”.

And with a name like that, it comes as no surprise that these dogs are so sought after by hunters and those with outdoor hobbies!

History of Field-Bred Golden Retrievers

Let’s start with an interesting fact, Field-Bred Golden Retrievers are the most alike the original Golden’s that were bred in Scotland back in the 1800s.

The original Goldens came to be as a result of cross-breeding between various different breeds (including: Water Spaniels, Yellow Retrievers, Irish Settlers, and Bloodhounds) over several generations.Over time, the 3 main subtypes emerged: American Golden Retrievers, Canadian Golden Retrievers, and British (English) Golden Retrievers. 

In the case of Field-Bred Goldens, they continued to be bred with hunting in mind and they became well-known as strong hunting-companions. Still to this day they retain their reputation and continue to be sought out for that same purpose.

Field-Bred Golden Retriever Temperament

Field-Bred Golden Retrievers share most of the same characteristics with standard Goldens. They are smart, fun-loving, and eager to please. These pups are known for being loyal, intelligent, and can be trained easily.

However, keep in mind that they have a reputation for being mouthy from their instinct to hunt. That paired with their higher energy levels, may require extra supervision and exercise.

Frequently Asked Questions About Field-Bred Golden Retriever Puppies

How much does a Field-Bred Golden Retriever cost?

In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 for a Golden Retriever puppy; and while that may seem like a large range, there are reasons for that. 

Cheaper doesn’t mean better, or even comparable. In fact, cheaper puppies are more likely to come from puppy mills or low quality breeders, where they aren’t adequately cared for, and are oftentimes sold to families without having received proper veterinary care and checkups beforehand. 

Oftentimes, cheaper golden retriever puppies can ultimately cost you a LOT more money in the long run because they are more likely to have health issues.

Here at My Golden Retriever Puppies, our adorable adoptees (including our Field-Bred Goldens) typically range from $1,800 and $3,000; even though our price points may be higher than some others, our price truly reflects the quality and care that is taken of our puppies. 

Are Field-Bred Goldens more expensive?

Depending on their athletic ability, Field-Bred Goldens can be more expensive if the breeding stock has won titles in certain events. After all, Hunting ability is the prime focus for Field-Breds!. If you’re curious to see if a Field-Bred is the right choice for you, take a minute to browse our list of adorable pups for adoption!

What is the difference between Field-Bred and Golden Retriever?

A Field-Bred is a type of Golden Retriever. They tend to have higher energy levels and be more involved in athletic hobbies or events.Their coats are typically shorter and darker. They also are known to be more mouthy and most likely require a lot of activity or a canine job to perform. In other words, they’re equally as wonderful in their own way!

How big is a full grown Field-Bred Golden Retriever?

The weight range for these sweet pups can be from 60-70 pounds for full-grown males, and 50-65 pounds for full-grown females. Additionally, these babies tend to stand at about 21-23 inches tall, with males being on the taller end of the spectrum. Can you say, “fluffy hunter-gatherer”?

Do Field-Bred Goldens shed?

Yes, all types and variations of Golden Retrievers shed, and this is entirely normal for the breed. Due to their shorter coats, Field Bred Goldens don’t shed as much and require less upkeep on their coats. Their coats are also typically straighter and known to be water-resistant, which makes them great swimming partners!

Are Field-Bred Golden Retrievers aggressive?

The good news is– no, Field-Bred Golden Retrievers are not aggressive dogs by nature. In fact, they’re known for their ability to be trained easily. However, keep in mind that they are more mouthy from their hunting nature. They may be more inclined to play rough with you. Although, with plenty of exercise, they can still relax and cuddle up with you.


Galen has been connecting quality Golden Retriever breeders with loving families since 2012 and is the founder of My Golden Retriever Puppies. He and his wife have four children and love spending time together, traveling (lived oversees for 4 years), enjoying the outdoors and connecting Golden families.