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; Search & Rescue 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 hunting, performance and active, experienced pet homes. We strive to breed athletic healthy dogs that are fun to compete with and great family pets. Our dogs have health checks for eyes, heart, thyroid, hips, and elbows; and DNA tests for prcd-PRA, PRA1, PRA2, Ichthyosis and NCL. In 2016 we were fortunate to obtain Cutter from Supreme Point WHPG’s. We love hunting over a pointer as well, and Cutter has fit in well with our household of golden retrievers. We have fallen in love with the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed and plan to use our breeding and litter raising experience to offer a few exceptional WHPG litters. We are located in the high desert in southern California.

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

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.

6 Responses to About

  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.

  2. Mary Frazee says:


    . I wanted to see if you ever retire dogs from breeding and put them up for adoption. If so.

    This is a bit about us. We are a family of 5(2 grandparents, 2 parents and 1- 9yr named Hailey). The dog would be for Hailey.
    We own our home and have a fenced yard and a pool that has its own 5ft fence.

    We have no dogs but 3 mellow cats(Bitters-16yrs, Buddy-8yrs, Opie-6yrs).

    I own a photography studio and the dog would come to work with me everyday for about 4-6 hrs. We would love to walk the dog daily, and play ball in the backyard. Maybe a mini hike on the weekends.

    At night the dog would sleep in Haileys room. Either in a Bed or a crate whatever is the best for the dog.

    Let me know if we are a good fit and we can go from there. Thanks.

    • woodecoy says:

      Hi Mary, Thank you for your interesting our dogs. Sounds like a wonderful family home. I dont typically rehome our dogs once their breeding career is over, as breeding them is only part of their lives. We also hunt them and participate in performance sports so have many many hours of training in each dog. If not being bred they have a wonderful life hunting, training, and participating in our family activities. We do occasionally have puppies for sale to pet homes and I would welcome your inquiry for a puppy. Our next litter is tentatively planned for late 2020. Danette

  3. Christine Kitterman says:

    I would like to talk to you about the litter of puppies expected to be born in June. I could not find your contact info. Please let me know your contact info!


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