12th APRIL 2022 SPECIAL NOTICE: I'm sorry I haven't update the website for over a year, (more details in the diary) But GOOD NEWS! Willow has just given birth to her Puppies, and our Kingston is the Father. We still have a few boys and girls available, so if your interested in owning a Goldie, please contact us via the email address on the contacts page.
Welcome to our website which explains all about our Golden Retrievers. All our dogs, Rowan, Amber, Kingston, young Willow and young Maple live in the home as family pets, and some are trained as working gundogs. They are all from working lines and have several field trial champions in their pedigree. Willow RIP 18/08/16 (right) and Holly RIP 19/11/18 (left) were 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 was 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, one of Willow and Lancer's pups was born on the 2/5/11. Very distressingly, Maple died on 3/7/14 in her final stages of labour with her first litter. Bramble joined us as a 2 and a half year old in November 2014 from Yorkshire and Lancer is her father, Bramble very sadly passed away in Feb 2017. Amber and Hazel are two of Willow's last litter and were born on 17/7/14, their father being Murray, Lancers half - brother. Sadly We lost Hazel after a short illness in June 2020. Kingston is Rowan's son, with his mother being another working goldie called Tess who lives in North Devon. Kingston joined us in January 2018 at the age of 9 weeks. Young Willow (named after her Grandmother) was from Amber's litter in January 2020. Our latest is young Maple (named after her Auntie) and she is also one of Amber's pups, being born in April 2021
We are a small kennel with 5 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. Amber and Hazel have good hip scores, clear BVA/KC eye certificates, and are micro-chipped. Rowan is microchipped and DNA profiled, a clear BVA/KC eye certificate and also has good hip scores. Rowan's days as our stud dog are finally over as he's now approaching 10 years of age. He sired 6 litters (5 for us) and he is the father of our latest addition, Kingston. Kingston is our young dog and not related to either Amber or Hazel. He has good hip and elbow scores and a clear eye certificate, and sired his first litter with Hazel in 2019, and his second litter with Willow in 2022.
Holly (RIP 2018) and Willow (RIP 2016) spending time together, January 2010
Bramble, looking fit and interested in the camera, 7th December 2014. Very sadly, Bramble passed away in Feb 2017 after a serious injury to her front leg.
Amber (left) and Hazel(RIP June 2020) out learning the sit/stay command 20th December 2014
Kingston, happy and settled in his crate after only a couple of days of training, January 2018
I need to add a picture of our new girls, Willow (number 2!) and Maple (number 2!) at some point