Carmel Bliss Golden Retrievers, LLC specializes in producing healthy, talented, and athletic Golden Retrievers that will adapt to whatever is asked of them. Past pups have been hunters, service dogs, therapy dogs, and loved family members. Every dog we breed is thoroughly health tested genetically and orthopedically with a variety of different methods. Hips, heart, elbows, and eyes are OFA and/or Pennhip certified and cleared.  Links to the health test results along with links to dogs’ pedigrees can be accessed through their bios in the Our Studs, Our Girls, and the Retired pages. Excellence is something that we strive to provide for every puppy and family that we work with. We are confident that our pups can be taken in any direction and adapt to whatever is required of them.

Carmel Bliss Golden Retrievers, LLC has two locations, one in Dallas, Texas and one in Casper, Wyoming. We occasionally drive litters raised in Wyoming to Texas, or we establish a pickup day at the Denver International Airport, which makes flying with a pup as a carry on at your feet very easy. We charge less for a litter with a pickup location set for the Denver Airport (and/or for those who come to our house to get their puppy), but the official pickup location isn’t finalized until pups are 4 weeks old. Unless a family is planning to travel to our Wyoming home to pickup a puppy, we recommend they budget for the Texas price (even if the litter is raised in Wyoming) in order to be prepared for any circumstance. Pups stay with us until they are eight weeks old inside a home with strict sanitation policies, and they receive the following before leaving us:              

  • AKC Registration completion
  • Multiple rounds of precautionary and age appropriate parasite prevention   
  • Early Neurological Stimulation
  • Tactile and noise desensitization
  • Area Training during weeks 2-8
  • Socialization with people of various ages (including children)
  • Introduction to and playtime with other fully vaccinated adult animals
  • Full weaning onto hard kibble
  • A physical examination at a veterinary clinic
  • Their first round of vaccinations
  • Microchip insertion
  • A head start on potty and kennel training   
  • Multiple baths   
  • Lots of snuggles and love

We do not list a phone number openly on purpose, because answers to most questions are in our frequently asked questions section (FAQs) or elsewhere on our website.  However, approved applicants will be contacted via text message eventually and will be welcomed to ask questions they haven’t found answers to at that point. Everyone involved in Carmel Bliss has a busy life with dogs, family, and friends, so we attempt to condense our official office hours to Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, but we occasionally take care of business and are available on other days as well for scheduled appointments.

About the Breeders

Hello! Our names are Zach and Ashlee Dyer. We were married in 2012, started developing our breeding program in 2016, and we had a son in 2018. We have lived in both Texas, and Wyoming and have guardian dogs, close friends, and partners in both locations as well. Currently, we are living in Wyoming, but our close friend and partner, Renee, lives in Plano, TX, and she will be whelping and caring for our Texas based litters until we can move back. Our hope is to move back to Texas by 2025, but we plan to still have Wyoming litters raised by another close friend and partner.

We do not have a separate building or yard for our dogs. They live in our home with us, and we make sure that each puppy is introduced to early neurological stimulation and desensitized to a variety of different sounds, textures, people, and holding positions. Area training is also started before the pups open their eyes. This enables the pups to consistently go to the bathroom over a tray with a grate over it so they stay clean and develop strong activity associations with specific smells and textures. This makes potty training much easier for their new family and prepares them well for future training goals.

In order to keep our household small and intimate but still grow our breeding program, we have setup an optional guardianship program. This guardianship program is for approved families who wish to house and eventually own one of our top choices from a litter. Guardian families handle normal veterinary and nutritional care for the dog. We pay for the dog to complete their health tests when they turn two and handle the process of getting them bred. The females come to live with us or one of our partners when they are ready to give birth and return home to their guardian families when their puppies go to their new homes. If the female has produced successful litters and is ready to be retired, we pay for her to be spayed, reimburse the guardian family’s Participation Fee, and transfer full ownership to the guardian family. The guardianship families not only get a fully health tested top choice Golden Retriever for free, but they will also receive a monetary bonus for every litter their dog produces. For those that wish for their dog to have pups but don’t want to take on the full responsibility of breeding on their own, we offer Whelping Services.


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