We have an exciting litter planned!  Please check out the Litters page for more information!



Acorn Goldens are wonderful family dogs that have gorgeous coats, lovable brown eyes and sweat dispositions.  We are located on beautiful Acorn Lake just 9 miles east of Detroit Lakes in Frazee, Minnesota.


Our dogs are first and foremost members of our family.  However, we do actively compete in Conformation and Performance events hosted by AKC, UKC, and IABCA clubs to help us prove our Golden Retrievers are worthy for breeding.  We are very proud to have several Titles in AKC Obedience and UKC, IABCA Championship. Also our girls are Registered Delta Therapy Dogs working with the young and old.


We are very particular about which dogs becomes part of our breeding program.  Our goal is to breed Golden Retrievers according to the breed standard with the temperament to do the work they were bred to do.  We place a large emphasis on Goldens that are healthy, gorgeous and smart.  Our goal is to improve the breed with quality and healthy companions.


The health of the puppy is very important to us and our girls have had all their health clearance.  Clearance is the evaluation of OFA (hip and elbow), heart and CERF (eyes).  All results are certified with the appropriate organization.  The Sire we select for breeding to our girls will also be picked very carefully for clearances and pedigree.


Even though we would love to keep every puppy born to our girls, we cannot.  So, we carefully choose very special families to have an Acorn puppy to become part of their family.  All of our puppies going to companion homes are sold with AKC Limited Registration.  If you are interested in acquiring an Acorn puppy please fill out our application and contact us!


We are proud members of:

Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club
Red River North Dog Obedience Club
Pet Partners
The Human-Animal Health Foundation


Luanne Thorsvig

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