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Amazing Goldens began back in 2008 as a result of the Herbst family's passion for the Golden Retriever breed. As a family they have a great love for the breed and a drive to always improve and make the breed better. With one ultimate goal: Provide the best quality golden retriever possible: confirmation, health, intellect and socialization.  


Brett having a degree in Animal Science, and Nicole having spent countless years researching Golden Retriever pedigrees and creating contacts with many show judges throughout the world, makes a great combination for an incredible breeding program.  


As a family they feel very blessed to be able to live on a farm, and have their seven children be a part of the daily care of the animals. Countless hours are spent snuggling, playing and enjoying their dogs and puppies. With the combination of amazing champion lines, knowledge behind the science of the breeding program and the unconditional love of their dogs and puppies, Amazing Goldens is unlike any other in the country.   





"What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs"

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Amazing Golden's Give's Back

Nathan & Annie

If you ever want to be inspired … meet Nathan!  What an incredible boy, with the most contagious smile ever!  Nathan has brittle bone disease.  He has broken many, many bones and endured countless surgeries.  He is unable to walk, and is confined to his wheelchair.  What an incredible example and inspiration Nathan has been to our family.  What an honor it has been to be able to provide Nathan with a dog, to be his best friend and support as he tackles each new day with incredible enthusiasm.  

Liberty & Dex

We were able to donate a puppy to Liberty and make her Christmas wish come true.  Liberty was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old.  Every time she plays, every time she is sick it affects her insulin.   If her blood sugar goes too low she can go into a coma.  It truly is life threatening every day.  Her mom has to set an alarm every night to check on her to make sure it is not too high or has dropped too low.  We were so excited for the opportunity to be able to provide a best friend and a life saving companion for Liberty.

Luke & Maese

Luke, what a special boy!  Luke was diagnosed with Leukemia at 6 months old.  He endured many surgeries, treatments and many long stays in the hospital.  While enduring daily treatments, he earned the name of “Mr. Smiles”!  Luke would smile at everyone, and anyone that needed to be cheered up.  What a blessing it was to be able to donate a puppy to Luke.  He loved the puppies and was able to pick out the perfect puppy for his family.  Luke peacefully left this world at the age of 2.  Luke’s family finished training “Maese” and he now visits and works on the oncology floor at the Children’s Hospital.  We Love you LUKE!


Alyssa, wow what an incredible girl.  She has endured countless physical therapy sessions and many more to come.  What a pleasure is has been working with her and her family and seeing the impact Champ has made in her life!  "I have cerebral palsy, and Champ has been amazing. He is a good companion to me, he’s always excited to see me and loves to cuddle. He always helps me when I go on hikes or when I fall. He wears a harness and helps me keep my balance. Champ is also a very social dog and is friendly to everyone. He always loves and supports me and I am truly grateful to have him in my life."

Steps To Owning an Amazing Golden


Secure Deposit

To secure and reserve your puppy, you will need to make a $500 deposit.   You can pay by sending money via Venmo or Check.  The total cost of a puppy is $3,200 (male/female) the final payment of $2,700 should be made with cashiers check, or cash at time of pickup


Puppy Selection

What to expect once the puppies are born!  We will send you an email announcing  their birth, along with a picture of the litter.  We will then send you an email each week updating you on what we are working on with the puppies and more!!  We will then send you video's of them when they are 2, 4, & 7 weeks old.  At 6 weeks old, we will ask for your selection as we contact each new owner in order.  We will meet with you in person or via FaceTime.  By then we will have completed are three week temperament testing program and will be able to help you match the perfect puppy with your family.   



If you are interested in learning more about our dogs, or reserving a puppy for an upcoming litter please first fill out the Puppy Deposit Application and submit it.  


Puppy pick up day!

Puppy pick up day is a very special day.  We will be contacting you and scheduling a time that works best for you to pick up your new puppy.  We will then provide you with a "puppy folder" full of wonderful information to get you off to the best start possible.  Your puppy will be fully bathed,  very familiar with a crate, and ready to become apart of your family.  Please refer to our Q&A page on our website that will go into further details on what you will receive with your new puppy.  You will pay the final purchase price of the puppy, $2,700, when you pick up your new Amazing Golden. 



 I love the Golden Retriever breed. Our dogs are a part of our family and we are so grateful for the opportunity to be able to share such a wonderful blessing in our lives with others. 
-Nikki Herbst, Amazing Goldens Breeder
Customer Testimonals

At 10 weeks, Lily, from the litter of Mazie and Charlie, is one easy puppy, smart, cuddly, eager to please. House/crate training has been from the outset uneventful. She is just great fun to have around. Regulars at the neighborhood outdoor cafe expect to see Lily come by every day, wagging her tail, looking for attention from everyone. I can't overstate how the Herbsts did everything to give her a good start on life, and to ease the transition from farm to her new home, and to point me towards a puppy who would be a good fit for me.

Maureen O’Hara Ure

We absolutely love our English Creme Retriever! He has a very loving personality, quickly attached to our entire family, loves to play with everyone, and has been easy to train. We potty trained him in just a week by praising him like crazy every time he went outside, and he understood so quickly. He learned all the basic commands very easily as well. He loves people and lets strangers come up to pet him.

Katie Lewis

"Daisy May" is doing great. Super smart and perfect for our family. She loves to play and is super obedient. By far, the smartest dog I ever owned. Being so obedient, I was considering doing trials or shows with her.

Greg Fitzgerald

Since Rex joined our family, my wife and I have both commented on how much laughter and joy he has brought to our day. He is such a sweet dog, a quick learner and absolutely wants to please!

Ron Harrison

He is a great family dog. He has been house trained. We are happy to report that he has not had one accident inside the house. He is well mannered.

Shaunie Critchfield

Timmy learns fast and shows good potential for competitive obedience events at some time in the future. Everywhere I take Timmy, people come up to us and say “What a beautiful dog!”

Bill Prater

Sandy has been a companion to our son David (a child with autism) and also a mascot for our Special Olympics team. She is able to immediately light up a room with her happy demeanor.

Lisa Akers

"Maese (MACE) joined our family in the fall of October 2012 during a very difficult time in our life. We had just lost our youngest son at 2 1/2 after a two year battle with leukemia. Our three older children, ranging in age from 4  to 7, needed a friend after losing their brother. Maese has been the perfect addition to our family, and a wonderful therapy dog for us all! He has an amazing temperament and is very empathetic. He seems to know when the kids or my husband or I need some comfort. Maese does everything with our family, from hiking and vacations to working the yard or watching a movie. He was the easiest puppy to train, and has continued to be very well-behaved. He's only a class or two away from being certified as a therapy dog, and we look forward to taking him to the local Children's Hospital cancer floor for pet therapy days...a time our son always loved. We love our Maese!"

Katie Call

She has a great personality, athletic ability, intelligence, and is the sweetest dog ever. She is gentle with my grandchildren and friendly to everyone she meets. Her pedigree/bloodlines are top of the line. Her disposition is everything the breeder promised and more.

Julie Bench

When I came to the nursing home, I had to give my dog away to my family. Seeing Buck every day made me feel right at home.

Vetrans Home

Finny is a physically beautiful golden and we are constantly asked if we will consider him as a show dog. Our vet has also told us repeatedly that Finny is a perfect example of flawless breed standard. We could not be happier with Finny and do hope to get another dog from Amazing Goldens in the future.

Mo Smith

I just want to update you on our beautiful dog, Sage. She will be one year old on Sunday. We absolutely adore her. She is smart, she is sweet, she is loyal. We couldn't ask for a better canine family member. I've attached a couple of photos of her. She is about 5 months in the fall picture. She just earned her Canine Good Citizen certificate this week, just in time for her first birthday. I plan on continuing training her and eventually will have her serving as a therapy dog. She loves people so much, I know she will be excellent in the role of a therapy dog. I hope all is well with you and your family.

Lisa Bakhsheshy

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Nicole takes great care in her breeding so that the integrity of the breed is maintained and consistent with the breed standards. It has been a pleasure and a joy getting to know and love Nicole and her family.
-Cheryl Hlavaty
-Cheryl Hlavaty


Tel:  801-362-2789 OR 385-248-6002



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