:: Welcome ::  

Updated:  October 4, 2021

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Our Latest News!

Puppy News!

Accepting applications now.  

Gina and Gunner,

a Bronze Grand Champion 

Westminster Select Dog

had puppies 9.29.21.

Read our PUPPIES page to learn about our process 

and see if you qualify. 

Own a Butternut Golden? 

Bring your Butternut Golden Retriever 

for a enriching experience 

at Camp Butternut.


We are a husband and wife team of conscientious hobby breeders of AKC Golden Retrievers in northern Vermont, USA.  We have been breeding AKC Golden Retrievers since 1998.  This is hobby of passion and labor of our love for the Golden Retriever breed. Our dogs are vital members of our family and live with us in our home, not in kennels. We hope to place our puppies in homes that are interested in occassionally returning for a full Butternut Golden experience.  

Padraig’s News!

Padraig is headed 

to Florida for the 

GRCAs National Specialty

with talented 

Amanda Shea!

Watch for 

Butternut’s Saint Padraig 

in the 15-18 month class.

We've built this website for you to get to know us and our Golden Retrievers.   We hope you enjoy the photos, videos and informative links.  Our life with our dogs keeps us busy and away from technology most of the time. Contacting us can be a challenge. Forwarning: Susan is not good about keeping up with emails. Dana doesn’t do emails, but does enjoy posting on facebook. 

We participate in different venues depending on each dog's needs and talents -- including conformation, tracking, rally, obedience  and therapy work.   We live on a hill, at the base of Butternut Mountain, in Johnson, Vermont, with our butternut colored Golden Retrievers who love to eat butternut squash.  Thus, Butternut Hill seemed to be a fitting name for us.  Susan has served on the board of the Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club and was GMGRC’s President for many years.  We have been members of the Golden Retriever Club of America since 1998.  

Enjoy getting to know our dogs and what we’re up to!

Dana & Susan Menne

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The GRCA provides puppy referral as a convenience to puppy buyers to find out about breeders who are GRCA members and their litters. GRCA takes no responsibility whatsoever for any puppies/dogs that you may acquire through GRCA puppy referral. GRCA is not responsible for any breeder’s sale practices and sales contracts, nor will GRCA be involved in any manner in contract disputes between puppy buyers and breeders. Availability of puppies and conditions of sale are at the sole discretion of the individual breeder. Buyers are encouraged to read ACQUIRING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER, as found on the grca.org web-site, for general information about obtaining a puppy, to take as much time as necessary to locate a reputable breeder from whom they feel comfortable purchasing a puppy, and to investigate breeders and their puppies thoroughly before committing to a purchase. You are not obligated to purchase a puppy from the breeders whose names you obtain from GRCA puppy referral.

Proud Members of:

   Golden Retriever Club of America 

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Please do not copy without written authorization

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