In 1996 I got my first Golden Retriever, a tiny ball of fur
even smaller than our cat. We called her Megan, and she was a fully
charged golden dynamo. She was quite hyperactive, and not at all calm
as Goldens should be. She was, however, very sweet natured, and I
decided to get a second Golden when Megan was a little over a year old.
This puppy, Ginger, was entirely a different temperament, very laid back
and relaxed. Ginger turned out to be our foundation bitch, while poor
Megan was spayed.
My love for Goldens started with those two very different dogs, and I
have been breeding them for the past fourteen years. Goldens were bred
to be hunting dogs, and I strive to keep that hunting instinct in my
puppies. Our Rosie has field trial champions in her line, and I have
bred her to some beautiful champions to get the right combination of
conformation and field interest. Two of Rosie’s pups have won
International Championships, and we will be showing a puppy from last
year’s litter soon.
Roger and I moved to our current location in order to have more room
for our dogs, and to expand our breeding program. Our youngsters are
getting old enough for breeding, and I am anxious to see the puppies
from them as we improve our lines. We are still a very small operation,
and will not have more than 3-4 litters a year.
We are members of the Golden Retriever Club of America, and locally,
the Tarheel Golden Retriever Club. I find that these memberships help
to keep us up to date on Golden happenings, and gives us great contacts
with other local breeders.