Danette Weich DVM obtained her first golden retriever in 1981. Woodecoy Golden Retrievers has owned, hunted and shown performance bred golden retrievers since 1990 when Danette, and husband Brad, purchased their first field bred girl, Desie. Dogs we have owned and/or from our breedings have completed AKC hunt test titles (JH, SH, MH), placed in derby’s at AKC Field Trials;  ran in NAHRA, UKC, and CKC hunt tests; Working Certificate tests; Obedience and Rally; Agility; conformation and junior showmanship; have been certified therapy dogs; hunting dogs; and beloved pets. Our dogs have been successfully owner trained and handled in all these events. We occasionally have puppies available for performance and pet homes. We strive to breed active healthy dogs that are fun to compete with and great family pets. Our dogs have health checks for eyes, heart, hips, and elbows; and DNA tests for prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA2, Ichthyosis and NCL. We are located in the high desert in southern California.

Danette with Firemark Woodecoy Back N the Saddle JH WCX CGC (Autry)

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  1. Kristy Natter says:

    Hi Danette,
    Just wanted to let you know that our wonderful family pet, Whisper, passed away on April 30.
    We got Whisper (Whispering Wings) from you in May of 2001 and from then on, she was an important family member.
    We were so lucky to have had her for such a long time. She had had two TPLO’s, one at 6 and one at 12, but powered through. Though she had some nerve pain and arthritis in the last couple of years, she still wanted daily walks.
    In the last week that we had her, we knew that something had changed. She seemed to be in more pain. It turns out that she had a mass on her spleen and it had bled out a bit. All four of us were with her when she left us.
    Everyone, especially those in the vet’s office, loved her, and her quiet demeanor matched her name. We feel so fortunate to have had her in our lives and thank you for that opportunity.
    Kristy Natter

    • woodecoy says:


      It was great to hear from you, and I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy though to hear of the long length of life that Whisper had and the great home and loving family she had for 14 years. Thank you for providing her with such a wonderful life.

      The “Summer litter” born in September of 2014, of which I have puppy Lyric, are great grandpups of a littermate to Whisper.

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