Welcome to our website which explains all about our Golden Retrievers. All our dogs, Holly, Willow, Rowan and Maple live in the home as family pets, along with our cat Angie, and our youngest son. They are all from working lines and have several field trial champions in their pedigree. Willow (right) and Holly (left) are intelligent, alert, very loving and eager to please. Rowan (middle) is trained as a working gundog and he came all the way from Stranraer to join us as a puppy. Pippin is one of Holly and Jambo's pups born on the 9/9/10 and was sadly killed in a road traffic accident on 28/02/14. Maple is our latest addition being one of Willow and Lancer's pups born on the 2/5/11. Maple is also trained as a working gundog.
We are a small kennel with 4 dogs, and we enjoy all aspects of owning dogs, from training them as pups, through to training them for competition. All of our dogs live in the house and are family pets. We do have kennels which are used "part-time" usually in the mornings after the morning walk. We breed either one or two litters a year, primarily for the enjoyment and to try and offer an alternative to what we call the "show" type retriever. Our pups are actually golden in colour (not white or cream) and are generally smaller and less "hairy". Being from working lines, they are easily trainable as pets and can be trained towards competition standard with a little more work.We aim to breed Golden Retriever puppies with lovely temperaments, free from heriditary problems. We breed the occasional litter using KC registered studs, who have good hip scores and current clear eye certificates. All of our dogs are KC registered and we are KC assured breeders who uphold the aims of the scheme, namely to breed puppies from parents who have been tested for the heriditary problems in the breed, and to give our new puppy owners all the support and advice they need. Willow, Holly and Maple have good hip scores, clear BVA/KC eye certificates, are micro-chipped and DNA profiled. Rowan is microchipped and DNA profiled, a clear BVA/KC eye certificate and also has good hip scores. Rowan is available to be used as a stud dog, and more information will be available by contacting us using the email address on the contact us page. We will be using Rowan as our own stud dog sometime soon.
Introducing our Dogs:
Holly (left) and Willow passing the time together in some January sun, 2010
Rowan retrieving a dummy pheasant during a training session, April 2011
Pippin sat posing for the camera, may 2011 Aged 8 months. Sadly passed away after a road traffic accident in february 2014.
Maple looking cute, as only puppies can, July 2011 Aged 9 weeks
We are proud to sponsor two dogs through the dogs trust. For more details please see the links page.
Thank - you for looking at our web site, we hope you find it interesting and that you enjoy reading about our Golden Retrievers!
Rob and Carol