About Snowshoe

Snowshoe Goldens resides in Afton, MN, twenty minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Our facility consists of 5 acres in the country, just 4 mi. East of I-94.

Snowshoe consists of Steve and Sue Schnarr.

Our ‘golden life’ began in 1991, with the purchase of PANDA, who would become our foundation breeding female.

We are committed to adhering to ‘the’ standard for golden retrievers, breeding for ‘sound mind and body.’ Temperament is of utmost importance of Snowshoe.

Whether you are looking for a competitive show dog, interested in therapy, obedience, rally, agility or field... or simply a ‘couch potato family companion’... there is likely a puppy for you!

We have bred over 47 litters to date, with an average of 2-3 litters per year. As of Spring 2013, we have bred 38 Champions and consistently have had a Nationally ranked ‘Top Ten’ Conformation show dog.

  • ‘Gracie’ was #2 female and #6 golden in 2001.
  • ‘Montana’ was #2 golden in 2002 & 2003, having won the BEST OF BREED at Westminster in 2003.
  • ‘Smooch’ was #1 female in 2006.

Snowshoe’s philanthropic efforts include puppies donated to the AMERICAN ASSISTANCE DOGS of Minnesota, as well as PUPPY LOVE CARING CANINES. ‘Blade,’ our first service dog was paired with Sgt. Marcus Kuboy, an injured Iraq war veteran.  With Marcus for every surgery at Veterans Hospital, Blade has made more rounds at the hospital than most doctors. ‘Zoe’ has been paired with a woman afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and has impacted her life in many posistive ways.