Katie, Kailey, and Marigold
LittleRiverGoldenRetrievers.com (Probreeders, LLC)
We are Tim and Carol Acord. Golden Retrievers are a passion and a joy for us. We live in the Eastern United states in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Southwestern Virginia. Our residence is situated on the Little River, (a glorious paradise for ourselves, as well as our Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Golden Doodles) in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia, about one hour south of Roanoke, Virginia.
We are approximately a four hour drive from Richmond, Virginia, and a five hour drive from Washington, DC. Raleigh, North Carolina is approximately three hours to our southeast. You’ve probably heard quite a bit about Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg, Virginia, which is a little less than an hour from Floyd, Virginia , and Radford University, located in Radford, Virginia is also slightly less than an hour from our farm. Additionally, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway winds it’s way through Floyd. The Parkway, which is responsible for much of the tourism in our little one-stoplight town, spans from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Virginia.
Tim grew up in Pembroke, Virginia, in nearby Giles County, also home to Narrows, and Pearisburg, Virginia. He is also the owner of Acord Heating and Air, and hands-on practical helper and assistant with the dogs, kennel yard and area, and, of course, responsible for the heating in the kennel area! Carol grew up in Montgomery County, in the town of Christiansburg, Virginia. She is the wife, mom, daughter, Nana, sister, hands on doggy lover and advocate, bookkeeper, advertiser, PR Person, cleaner, cleaner, cleaner, etc etc!!
People often tend to look upon their place in life as a “have to” instead of a “get to” situation. Thankfully, we have been blessed with an opportunity to do something that we enjoy very much! Simply stated, our dogs are our family. We offer them the best of care, and the best of our love. We are, in turn, offered all of their doggie love and faithfulness and the ongoing joy of having them in our family.
The more that we learned about the Golden Retriever, the more attractive they were. Every Golden owner that we came across raved about their dog and spoke enthusiastically about their every aspect. People who love and keep Golden Retrievers tend to hold on dearly to their friends their entire lives, tend to own multiple Retrievers, as they are loved and love so much and are such tremendous family pets. One elderly couple that we are acquainted with are on their seventh Golden! Every Golden Retriever that we meet is kind and humble. We educated ourselves and learned much about the Golden Retriever from every angle. A large percentage of what we learned about this precious breed, we learned from the people who have kept and loved them long and have “hands on” and “hearts on” experience. Who better to testify? Indeed, everything that we have learned created more enthusiasm within us the for the breed. We love the Golden Retriever’s sweet and loving personality and his loyal and outgoing nature. The Golden breed ranks fourth in intelligence. These beautiful animals are known for getting along famously with children. Our Golden’s are overjoyed when a youngster comes around! You are apt to find them out rolling around on the lawn together, happily enjoying one another’s company, even though they have never met before! Golden Retriever owners attest proudly to the ease of their dog’s house-training. As you can see from some of our pics, ours are thrilled to be in the Little River, whether sloshing around, swimming in a deeper hole, retrieving sticks or floats or whatever else they can scoop out of the water. We’ve seen Solomon climb onto a nearby rock close to the river’s edge repeatedly and jump in over and over again, just like a child – just for the sheer joy of doing so!
Our Golden Retrievers are bred for health, temperament, and beauty. They are integrated into our family and life. They are not relegated to their kennel and left to live there. They are our friends and we have fun together. (Please see our Gallery and our “Meet our Moms” and “Meet our Dads” pages for fun photos.) Even though we have radiant floor heating in our kennel area, our moms are in our home and deliver their sweet babies in our home, where they stay until the appropriate time comes to begin getting them outside to play and to potty train. Your puppy will be raised in a loving home environment, handled daily, and generally be acclimated to family life, and all the goings on thereof before you take him home. He or she will have a thorough exam by a certified and licensed veterinarian, and be fully up to date on all appropriate immunizations and dewormings. We will begin working on potty training as soon as outdoor temperatures are appropriate and vaccinations have begun. Your puppy will be familiar with a crate so that when you take him home, this will not be a novel or scary experience for him (or you!) You will be provided any and all documentation concerning your puppy and his parents. You will be able to see photos and videos of your puppy on our website, read the latest happenings and progress reports. We are available now and throughout your puppy’s lifetime for your questions, concerns and for support.