ARDORGOLD ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS: 25 YEARS BREEDING FOR TYPE AND SOUNDNESS W/LOVE & EXPERTISE…

Update August 21, 2018

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The stunning Int’l Nat’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart, sire of our beautiful Angelo–see below.  Angel Heart aka Elliott is owned and loved by Cathy & Gerard Sontag, France.  Photo by Fred Smink, Moondust Goldens.

HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!  WE HOPE TO HAVE AN EXQUISITE FALL LITTER–SEE OUR GLORIOUS IMPORTED SIRE AND DAM BELOW; DO READ ON; WE TRY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ON THIS PAGE. AS MANY OF YOU WHO FIND YOUR WAY TO US ARE LOOKING FOR SPECIFIC THINGS, WE WILL TRY TO ANTICIPATE YOUR MAIN QUESTIONS BEFORE WE SPEAK OF OUR FORTHCOMING BABIES. PLEASE BE PATIENT; WE ARE ALREADY RECEIVING INQUIRIES AND WILL MAKE CALL-BACKS IN THE ORDER RECEIVED THIS WEEK.

AGAIN, WE ANTICIPATE A LITTER BORN IN MID TO LATE OCTOBER, READY AROUND 12/27/2018. IMPORTED SIRE AND DAM HIP, EYE, HEART CLEAR;PURCHASE PRICE $2500, $100 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. PUPPIES COME HOME BETWEEN 7 AND 8 WEEKS HAVING RECEIVED ONE TO TWO VACCINATIONS, APPROPRIATE WORMING, VET CHECK,COPIES OF SIRE AND DAM EXPORT PEDIGREES AND AFFIDAVITS OF LINEAGE FROM THE NEW BREEDER-CHARTERED IMPORTED FIELD DOG ASSOCIATION – IFDA– AN INTERIM REGISTRY AND DATABASE DOCUMENTING EUROPEAN GOLDENS IN THE U.S. AND THEIR PROGENY.  WATCH FOR OUR UPCOMING “LITTLE KNOWN FACTS PAGE”. YOU MAY SPECIAL-REGISTER YOUR PUPPY WITH AKC, UNITED KENNEL CLUB. TEXT TO 970-214-1883 OR E-MAIL ARDORGOLD2016@MAIL.COM . 

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Our Paris, Angelo ex Munch, June 2016…..

***PLEASE NOTE: FOR SOME VERY IMPORTANT REASONS, WE DO NOT IDENTIFY OURSELVES AS “ENGLISH CREAM” BREEDERS. ARDORGOLD OFFERS HIGH QUALITY ENGLISH/EUROPEAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES THAT ARE BOTH CREAM COATED AND VARYING SHADES OF GOLD.***

YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT IN FACT,  ENGLISH GOLDENS MAY BE “ANY SHADE OF CREAM OR GOLD,” ACCORDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BREED STANDARD, THE OFFICIAL BLUEPRINT FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS FOLLOWED BY SERIOUS & ACCOMPLISHED FANCIERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.  OUR POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS ARE DISCUSSED BELOW;  YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT OUR FACEBOOK GROUP OF OVER 2,000: RESPECTED INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREEDERS ,WHERE YOU WILL FIND A FURTHER WEALTH OF INFORMATION.  

“REPUTABLE” BREEDERS DO NOT ASPIRE TO PRODUCE HUNDREDS OF CREAM-COATED DOGS AND BITCHES, BUT ARE DEVOTED TO THE PRODUCTION OF INDIVIDUALS CONFORMING TO THE IDEAL SPECIMEN OF THE BREED. BREED “TYPE” IS INFLUENCED BY FLUCTUATING STYLISTIC PREFERENCES DEPENDING ON REGION AND WHIM; WHEN CREAM-COATED OVERSEAS DOGS WIN IN THE AKC SHOWRING IT IS ONLY BECAUSE THEY TRANSCEND ANY ISSUE A GIVEN JUDGE HAS WITH COAT COLOR AS EXEMPLARY IN OVERALL BREED TYPE, THEIR ULTIMATE GOLDEN RETRIEVER-NESS, IF YOU WILL

PLEASE BROWSE OUR SITE AND FEEL FREE FREE TO TEXT WITH INQUIRIES TO 970-214-1883.   

IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED, READ ON!  WE AT ARDORGOLD ARE CROSSING OUR FINGERS, OUR EYES AND OUR TOES! OUR BEAUTIFUL MALIBU AND ANGELO HAVE BEEN TRYSTING. THIS GLORIOUS IMPORTED PAIR IS PICTURED BELOW, PHOTOS BY MELISSA WREN. THIS YEAR’S EYE  & CARDIAC EXAMS HAVE GONE BEAUTIFULLY AND WE HAVE RECEIVED VERY ENCOURAGING HIP SCORES ON OUR FOUR BREEDING AGE ADULTS THROUGH OUR PARTICIPATION IN AN ELITE EUROPEAN VETERINARY SCHOOL’S STUDY ON THE ROLE OF NUTRITION IN HIP DYSPLASIA! SEE OUR INDIVIDUAL DOGS’ PAGES FOR MORE INFO.  TEXT TO 970-214-1883. 

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OUR STUNNING EUROPEAN IMPORT NAISDA VA-JR CH ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND FOR ARDORGOLD, AKA “ANGELO,”  4/5/15, BY INT’L CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART OUT OF INT’L  CH LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC  — HIP, EYE, HEART CLEAR  http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=670221
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AMORE VERITAS MALIBU FOR ARDORGOLD – BY INT’L CH 10X MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU EX MULTI CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA 9-15 HIP, EYE, HEART CLEAR http://k9data.com/fivegen.asp?ID=700920

BLOODLINES MATTER!

IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL WHETHER WE MIGHT HAVE BUNS (TADPOLES) IN THE OVEN. WE ARE LOOKING AT AN EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF PUPPIES FROM THE PAIR ABOVE OF OCTOBER 9, 2018, WITH PUPS READY TO GO TO NEW HOMES WITH VET CHECKS, FIRST SHOTS, DEWORMING, SOCIALIZING AND BASIC POTTY AND CRATE-TRAINING THE SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER. OUR PURCHASE PRICE IS $2500.00. Last year’s litter pictured below!  SEE OUR OTHER PEDIGREES UNDER ARDORGOLD, GILDED PEAK, AND JENLORE AT K9DATA.COM. 

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WE WILL UPDATE THIS SITE WITH NEWS WHEN WE KNOW MORE.  IN THE MEANTIME, YOU SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL SIRE ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND FOR ARDORGOLD AKA ANGELO AND OUR STUNNING DAM AMORE VERITAS MALIBU ABOVE– ANGELO IS BY EUROPE’S NO. 5 TOP SIRE INT’L CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART (INT’L NAT’L CH TARAM DU BOIS DE LA RAYERE EX ASHBURY SUMMER SUN); ANGELO’S DAM IS INT’L CH LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC, BY CRUFTS VETERAN ’18, WORLD WINNER 2015, AMSTERDAM WINNER 2014 TRAMIN ARNI JOY EX LISLONE GARBANK ZAFFINA FOR ANSHADA. LISLONE GARBANK IS CONSIDERED THE MOST INFLUENTIAL KENNEL IN TRUE BRITISH GOLDENS ORIGINATING IN THE UK.  

OUR GLORIOUS GIRL MALIBU IS BY INT’L CH (10 COUNTRIES) MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU EX MULTI CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA, DAUGHTER OF INT’L CH THEVENET PEP’S TEAM. MAJIK IS THE TOP KENNEL IN FINLAND, AND THE LITTER IS LINEBRED ON THE GREAT ASHBURY ANGEL HEART AND HIS TREMENDOUS SIRE INT’L CH TARAM DU BOIS DE LA RAYERE.  SEE FIVE GENERATION PEDIGREE OF THE LITTER HERE; YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY LINK TO SEE EVERYONE GOING BACK MANY, MANY GENERATIONS IN THIS GREAT RESOURCE.

ANGELO IS A LOVING, SPECTACULAR BOY. SCROLL DOWN FOR MAMA AND PHOTOS OF THEIR FIRST LITTER; ALSO SCROLL FURTHER DOWN AND BROWSE THE REST OF THE SITE FOR INFO. 

ABOUT US

WE ARE RETIRED TEACHERS WITH THIRTY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AS STEWARDS OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. AFTER SEVERAL DECADES OF BREEDING, TRAINING AND SHOWING AMERICAN GOLDEN RETRIEVERS IN BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN COLORADO, ARDORGOLD HAS MADE A SERIOUS STUDY OF THE ENGLISH/EUROPEAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER AND IMPORTED SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND WELL-BRED DOGS IN THE WORLD. WE ARE HAPPY TO SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU, ESPECIALLY REGARDING THE CONCEPT OF “BREED TYPE” AND DOGS AROUND THE WORLD THAT EXEMPLIFY IT.

LITTER PROTOCOL

WE WILL ACCEPT $100 DEPOSITS UP TO SIX DEPOSITS IN THE ORDER RECEIVED, FROM INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES WITH AT LEAST ONE OTHER DOG, FENCED YARD/PROVISION FOR DAILY EXERCISE, AND NO CHILDREN UNDER FIVE; WE WILL WANT TO CHAT WITH YOU ON THE PHONE. WE HAVE MANY PHOTOS ON THE SITE; WE WILL UPDATE WITH PHOTOS OF THE PUPPIES. WE ALSO HAVE A “KUDOS” PAGE.

WHEN A LITTER IS BORN WE OPEN A NEW PAGE EASY TO NAVIGATE TO WHERE WE POST PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE PUPPIES. 

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PERMIT VISITORS TO ARDORGOLD UNTIL THE PUPPIES HAVE BEEN VACCINATED AT SIX WEEKS, AND WE EVALUATE AND RATE OUR LITTER. THE QUALITY OF THE PUPPIES THESE TWO PRODUCE IS VERY UNIFORM AND IN MOST CASES THE DIFFERENCES AMONG THEM VERY MINOR. WE RESERVE FIRST PICK FOR OUR PROGRAM; IF YOU LIVE NEAR US AND ARE NEXT IN LINE, YOU MAY VISIT TO PICK NEXT; HOWEVER, IF A BUYER LIVES OUT OF THE AREA, WE WILL PICK FOR THAT BUYER. WE DO NOT SHIP; YOU CAN ARRANGE A COURIER THROUGH USHIP OR PLAN A WEEKEND TRIP. WE ARE PROS AT SELECTING PUPPIES FOR OUR BUYERS; WE HAVE TRUSTED OVERSEAS BREEDERS TO PICK FOR US AND THEY HAVE DONE A STELLAR JOB.

 

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WE TEST EYES, HIPS, AND HEARTS ON OUR BREEDING STOCK; PLEASE VISIT OUR HEALTH INFO PAGE. . WE DO NOT DNA-TEST AT THIS TIME; YOU MAY DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. ANGELO AND MALIBU ARE FREE OF INHERITED CANINE EYE DISEASE, THE HEART DEFECT OF SUBAEORTIC STENOSIS, AND THEIR HIPS HAVE BEEN EVALUATED BY  EMINENT RADIOLOGISTS WHO USE THE BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOCIATION SCHEME OF SCORING EACH HIP AND ADDING THE TOTAL; THE LOWER THE SCORE, THE TIGHTER AND BETTER THE HIP JOINTS. SUCH TESTING REDUCES THE INCIDENCE OF THESE CONDITIONS; IT CANNOT ELIMINATE THEM, AS ALL HEREDITARY DEFECTS AND TRAITS ARE POLYGENIC. AS NOTED, CLEARANCES POSTED ON INDIVIDUALDOGS’PAGES.

OUR GUARANTEE:

IF YOUR PUPPY DEVELOPS ANY HEREDITARY ISSUE BY THE AGE OF ONE YEAR, WE CAN OFFER YOU A REBATE ON A SUBSEQUENT PUPPY. THE CONDITION MUST BE DOCUMENTED BY SECOND OPINION, AND YOU WILL NEED TO EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS; BY THEN HE OR SHE WILL BE YOUR DOG. IF YOU WISH TO KEEP HIM, THAT WOULD BE OPTIMUM. IF NOT, YOU WILL NEED FOR EXAMPLE, TO SEE IF THERE IS A STUDY ANYWHERE IN WHICH HE MIGHT HAVE A RECOMMENDED SURGERY, OR TO DONATE HIM TO A RESCUE SO THAT HE MAY BE PLACED WITH SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE THE RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE TO CARE FOR HIM. WE WANT YOU TO TRUST US AND WE WILL TRUST THAT YOU WILL DO MORE THAN SIMPLY TAKE HIM TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY. IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, WE WILL TAKE THE PUPPY BACK TO ASSIST YOU BUT WE WANT YOU TO STAND BY HIM SO THAT YOU, WHO WILL HAVE BONDED WITH HIM, WILL KNOW WHAT BECOMES OF HIM; THIS IS PART OF RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP.

MORE ABOUT ARDORGOLD

MANY THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE INQUIRED/FOLLOWED THIS BLOG AND SITE, and WHO HAVE PURCHASED OUR PUPPIES IN THE PAST.  YOU CAN FIND NUMEROUS LOVELY LITTERS LISTED ON THE ENGLISH GOLDEN PAGES OF FACEBOOK WHERE THERE IS A HIGHLY ACTIVE AND REPUTABLE BREEDER’S NETWORK.  AS NOTED EARLIER, JOIN OUR GROUP, RESPECTED INTERNATIONAL BREEDERS OF ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS— COME TO MARVEL AT THE BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES OFFERED FOR SALE BUT ESPECIALLY, TO LEARN ABOUT THE BREED!

IN THE MEANTIME, WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ON OUR DOGS AND ON “ENGLISH” GOLDENS IN GENERAL. SOME OF THE INFO ON THIS PAGE WILL OVERLAP WITH OTHER PAGES.  YOU WILL NOTE THAT WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL CREAM ENGLISH GOLDENS BUT LIGHT GOLD INDIVIDUALS AS WELL. ACCORDING TO THE UK BREED STANDARD, ENGLISH/EUROPEAN GOLDENS MAY BE “ANY SHADE OF CREAM TO GOLD.”

YES–IT IS TRUE. DESPITE ALL OF THE PROMOTION OF “ENGLISH CREAMS’ IN THE U.S, THOSE DOGS AND BITCHES WE AMERICANS CALL ENGLISH ARE MUCH MORE THAN THE COLOR OF THEIR COATS. OUR GORGEOUS ANGELO, PICTURED ABOVE, HAS THROWN CREAM PROGENY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE A STUNNING PAMPAS-GOLD MALE GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO AKA GABE, WHO HAS BEAUTIFUL “BREED TYPE,” A STUNNING WELL DEFINED HEAD, PLENTY OF NECK AND CHEST, EXCELLENT ANGULATION OF THE SHOULDER, LOVELY CURVE OF NECK TO TOPLINE; HIS LEGS ARE SET WELL BENEATH HIS BODY.

IN SHORT, THE ENGLISH GOLDEN IS “CONSTRUCTED” DIFFERENTLY THAN THE AMERICAN SHOW BREEDER’S VISION. HERE IS A LOVELY SHOT OF OUR UP AND COMING GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO, UKRAINIAN IMPORT, BY MULTI CH 5XBEST OF BEST OF BREED FUROR VON OSTEN HERZ (CH BIG BOSS OF THE FAMOUS FAMILY EX CH VICTORIA’S SECRET VELOCITY OF THE WIND, A MOONDUST MASTERPIECE DAUGHTER, EX IVENTA IZ VEHRNEY KHORTITSI, BY CH AVALANSH ZOLOTAYA KHORTITSA OUT OF BINIFIKA ZOLOTAYA KHORTITSA. GABE’S PEDIGREE AT K9DATA IS HERE. 

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Our stunning fabulous one year old Gabrielle Ola de Ora, from master breeder Natalya Malinkovskaya, Ukraine. Gabe’s sibling is already a junior champion!

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AGAIN, WE ARE NOT ENGLISH CREAM BREEDERS BUT BREEDERS OF ENGLISH GOLDENS BRED FOR TYPE AND SOUNDNESS TOWARD THE UK BREED STANDARD WHICH STATES, AGAIN, THAT A GOLDEN MAY BE “ANY SHADE OF CREAM OR GOLD.”

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The Spectacular CH Calista La Creaccion Perfecta de Valeo Kosta, Kiev, the dam of our beautiful Giselle Valeo Kosta for Ardorgold. Perfectly “English” in type.

 

ABOUT GENETIC TESTING

REGARDING TESTING FOR HERITABLE CONDITIONS, ARDORGOLD FEELS STRONGLY THAT BREEDING MUST BALANCE THE BEAUTY, LINEAGE, HISTORY OF SOUNDNESS IN THE PEDIGREE AND STATURE OF BREEDING STOCK AGAINST A TREND TO TEST AGGRESSIVELY, BASING THE VALUE OF A DOG ONLY ON AN ABSENCE OF GIVEN TRAITS AND CONDITIONS. THE VERY LAST REASON TO BREED IS FOR COAT COLOR OR SHADE!!!! WE DISCUSS THESE THINGS EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT THE SITE. WE LINK OUR PEDIGREES AND TESTING WITH THE NEW BREEDER CHARTERED NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION. 

OTHER NEWS:

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ANGELO’S GRANDSIRE WW ’15 MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, A SUPERSTAR TO PUT IT MILDLY, WON 1ST PL IN THE VETERANS’ CLASS AT CRUFTS ’18 ON MARCH 11. HERE IS OUR FAVORITE PHOTO OF THIS TREMENDOUS DOG:

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CRUFTS ’18 VETERAN DOG WORLD WINNER MILAN ’15 AMSTERDAM BOB’14 TRAMIN ARNI JOY (MULTI CH ROBINHOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG EX MULTI CH REAL WORLD OF GLEN SHEALLAG)

WE ARE PRESERVATION BREEDERS, MEANING THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE IMPORTATION AND CURATION THROUGH CAREFUL LINE-BREEDINGS (NOT THE SAME AS INBREEDING), OF CERTAIN BLOODLINES WE HAVE COME TO BELIEVE EMBODY THE BEST OUR BREED HAS TO OFFER. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UK BREED STANDARD, OUR PUPPIES HAVE BEAUTIFUL SUBSTANTIAL HEADS, CORRECT AND STUNNING CONSTRUCTION, LEVEL TOPLINES, SUPERB ANGULATION ET AL, ALL WITH OUTGOING PERSONALITIES AND STRONG RETRIEVING DESIRE. THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLY NURTURED IN ALL SENSES OF THE WORD.

A SPECTACULAR SPECIMEN OF BREED TYPE, BRED TO UK STANDARD

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Gabe’s sire Multi CH 5x Best of Best of Breed Furor Von Osten Herz, Ukraine
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OUR BEAUTIFUL FUROR SON, GABE, AT A GANGLY STAGE; NOTE HIS LENGTH OF NECK TO FORECHEST, THAT HIS SHOULDER BLADES FORM A TRIANGLE; HE IS STACKED A LITTLE TO THE REAR HERE BUT HE HAS A TREMENDOUS LEVEL TOPLINE; HE IS “WELL LET DOWN” IN THE HOCKS AND HAS PASTERNS TO DIE FOR.

ULTIMATELY A GIVEN DOG IS OF GREAT VALUE IN ITS CONFORMANCE TO THE UK BREED STANDARD AND ITS PEDIGREE, I.E., ITS POWERFUL, IMAGINATIVE LINEAGE AND AGAIN, THAT IT IS “TRUE TO BREED TYPE.” ANY DOG WE IMPORT MUST ALSO MANIFEST A BIDDABLE AND LOVING TEMPERAMENT AND FREEDOM FROM KNOWN HEREDITARY DEFECTS. IN OUR MISSION AS PRESERVATION BREEDERS COMMITTED TO BRINGING CERTAIN BLOODLINES INTO THE US, ARDORGOLD HAS IMPORTED FOUR DOGS FROM EUROPE–TWO STUD PUPPIES AND TWO BITCHES, ALL OF WHOM HAVE SUPER STARS AS THEIR SIRES AND DAMS. ADDITIONALLY, OUR DOGS HAVE A STRONG HISTORY OF GOOD HIPS, EYES AND HEARTS. SEE GENETIC HEALTH INFO HERE AS WELL AS ON INDIVIDUAL DOGS’ PAGES.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE DO NOT POST AT OFFA.ORG AS PRESSURED TO DO BY GRCA (GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF AMERICA, AN ARM OF AKC); WE BELIEVE THAT A CENTRALIZED SITE FOR GENETIC TESTING ENCOURAGES POLICING OF BREEDERS; WE POST OUR HEALTH INFO TO THIS BLOG AND ON K9DATA.COM . IN SELLING A PUPPY TO YOU OUR GOAL IS TO ESTABLISH A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP, ONE IN WHICH YOU ACQUIRE CONFIDENCE IN OUR EXPERTISE AND IN OUR PROTOCOL.

REGARDING GUARANTEEING AGAINST GENETIC DEFECTS, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING: ALL HEREDITARY TRAITS ARE POLYGENIC, MEANING EXPRESSED BY MULTIPLE GENES IN COMPLEX PATTERNS OF OCCURENCE AND DORMANCY, I.E. IN DOMINANT OR RECESSIVE STATES. FOR THIS REASON IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE THAT TESTED PARENTS WILL NOT PRODUCE DEFECT-FREE OFFSPRING. TESTING IMPROVES ODDS ONLY. EVEN SO, WE DO TEST FOR THE MOST CONCERNING DEFECTS–HIPS, EYES, AND HEART, WITH APPROPRIATE SPECIALISTS, TO BETTER THOSE ODDS, AS NOTED, WE POST TESTING RESULTS ON THE BLOG AND ON K9DATA.COM

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THE STUNNING “HEADPIECE” OF MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, TRAMIN, UKRAINE, BREEDER; ADRIAN CORICI, ROMANIA, OWNER.

DNA PANELS FOR A NUMBER OF RARE OR MILD HEREDITARY ISSUES ARE AVAILABLE AND CERTAINLY ANY BUYER MAY HAVE HIS PUPPY TESTED, BUT AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT DNA-TEST PUPPIES WE SELL OURSELVES. WE HAVE NO KNOWN INSTANCES IN OUR BLOODLINE OF CANINE ICHTHYOSIS, A LOW-INCIDENCE SKIN CONDITION OFTEN DESCRIBED AS PUPPY DANDRUFF.

THERE IS IN FACT A NAIVE FRENZY ABOUT THIS CONDITION AMONG NOVICE BREEDERS IN THE U.S. IT CAN BE MANAGED WITH VARIOUS SKIN CARE REGIMENS JUST AS HUMANS MANAGE THEIR OWN SKIN ISSUES. AGAIN, WERE WE TO HAVE ICTHTHYOSIS MANIFEST IN ANY OF OUR DOGS, OUR APPROACH WOULD BE TO BREED IT OUT RATHER THAN ELIMINATE AN OTHERWISE STUNNING SPECIMEN OF THE BREED. TO BREED ONLY CLEARED DOGS OR CREAM-COATED DOGS NARROWS THE GENE POOL AND IS NOT CONSIDERED BEST PRACTICE.

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THE BEAUTIFUL LITTER OF OUR NEW STUD PROSPECT, GABE. HE PANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS SIBLINGS. HE IS NOT ONLY EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL AS ONE WOULD EXPECT GIVEN THAT HIS SIRE IS FIVE TIMES BEST OF BEST OF BREED, HE HAS A DELIGHTFUL, LOVING AND FRIENDLY TEMPERAMENT.

THE UK BREED STANDARD AND THE AMERICAN STANDARD DIFFER NOT ONLY IN ALLOWABLE COAT COLORS BUT IN SETTING FORTH IDEAL CONFORMATION. THE EXISTENCE OF COMPETING STANDARDS GIVES RISE TO AT LEAST TWO PREDOMINANT TYPES OF GOLDEN RETRIEVER; WHAT AN AMERICAN MIGHT CALL “TYPEY” IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE AMERICAN STANDARD MAY DIFFER SUBSTANTIVELY FROM WHAT A BREEDER WORKING WITH THE UK STANDARD MIGHT CALL THE SAME THING. THESE ARE SOME OF THE FINER POINTS OF BREEDING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT INTEREST YOU. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BEAUTIFUL “ENGLISH” GOLDEN THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE MISTAKEN NOTION THAT ENGLISH GOLDENS ARE ALWAYS CREAM.

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THE STUNNING CH CALISTA LA CREACCION PERFECTA DE VALEO KOSTA, DAM OF OUR GISELLE VALEO KOSTA FOR ARDORGOLD.

FINALLY, ARDORGOLD IS PLEASED TO SUPPORT THE NEW NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION. AS WELL AS PURSUING REGISTRATION OF OUR DOGS WITH FDSB– THE FIELD DOG STUD BOOK, AN IMPECCABLE BREED-PURPOSED BASED REGISTRY FOUNDED IN THE 1800’S which we prefer over AKC.

THE FORMER ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN CHARTERED FOR THOSE IMPORTING QUALITY GOLDENS WHO SEEK AN INTERIM RECORD AND AFFIDAVIT OF IMPORTATION AND LINEAGE, AND WHO AGREE NOT TO SELL ANY OFFSPRING FOR BREEDING. AT THIS TIME WE SELL OUR PUPPIES WITH COPIES OF THE SIRE AND DAM’S EXPORT PEDIGREES, A COPY OF THE K9DATA PEDIGREE, AND A CERTIFICATE OF LINEAGE FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED SOURCE. YOU MAY SPECIAL REGISTER WITH AKC IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE IN OBEDIENCE OR AGILITY WITH YOUR ARDORGOLD PUPPY. WE DO NOT SELL ANY BREEDING STOCK.

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GORGEOUS MALIBU NURTURING HER 2017 BABIES…..

NOTES ON IMPORTATION

AGAIN, WHEN WE ARE BETWEEN LITTERS, WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP YOU FIND THE HIGHEST QUALITY ENGLISH/EUROPEAN PUPPY FOR FAR LESS THAN YOU WOULD PAY HERE IN THE USA. THROW AWAY ANY NOTIONS THAT EASTERN EUROPE, THE UKRAINE AND RUSSIA HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER THOSE WHO LOVE THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER–AU CONTRAIRE! CONTACT US AT ARDORGOLD2016@MAIL.COM, OR TEXT 970-214-1883. ENJOY OUR SITE!

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ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND AKA ANGELO, EUROPEAN IMPORT AND SIRE OF OUR JUNE 2017 LITTER. OF OUR PUPPY-DADDY ANGELO, IMPORTED FROM ONE OF THE TOP-PERFORMING BREEDERS OF EUROPE, AKC BREEDER-JUDGE KATHY WOOD HAS SAID, “HE’S OUTSTANDING.”

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY PRINT OUT ANY OR ALL PAGES OF THIS SITE TO HAVE A HARD COPY PACKET OF INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS; PLACE THE MOUSE ON ANY PAGE, RIGHT-CLICK AND SELECT “PRINT” ON THE DROP-DOWN MENU THAT APPEARS.

OWNERS OF LAST SEASON’S LITTER:

WE CONGRATULATE OUR WONDERFUL FAMILIES: THE MARTIN’S, FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF OUR GORGEOUS MALE PUPPY, ARDORGOLD “GUZZLER”, THE ONLY BOY IN OUR LITTER.

WE ALSO THANK THE RICHIE FAMILY OF ENGLEWOOD FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PUPPY BITCH ARDORGOLD “SAVANNAH” AS A WEDDING PRESENT FOR THEIR DAUGHTER.

WE THANK OUR NEW ATTORNEY FRIENDS WHO MOVED ESPECIALLY TO BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN DENVER TO THEN FIND THE BRITISH CREAM-COATED PUPPY OF THEIR DREAMS, AND PICKED OURS.

WE ESPECIALLY THANK THE WONDERFULLY DEVOTED AND BEREAVED PARENTS OF A FOUR YEAR OLD AUTISTIC SON WHOSE CLOSEST COMPANION, A LOVING, VIGILANT FEMALE MASTIFF, GOT OUT OF THEIR YARD AND SUCCUMBED TO THE INEVITABLE. THEY CHOSE ONE OF OUR GIRL PUPPIES OF THIS LITTER TO SURPRISE THEIR GRIEVING CHILD. PHOTOS TELL THE STORY OF INSTANT BONDING.

WE CONGRATULATE PARKER FAMILY ROBERTSONS FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL, FEMININE CREAM PUP “DAISY”

OUR DOGS ARE TOO PRECIOUS TO US TO LIVE OUTDOORS. THEY LIVE WITH US, SLEEPING BY OUR BEDSIDES, INTEGRATED INTO OUR DAILY LIVES. EGRESS OUT OF EVERY DOOR OF OUR COLORADO HOME IS FENCED FOR THEM. NEVER BUY FROM A USDA-LICENSED BREEDER; A USDA LICENSE IS YOUR CLUE THAT YOU ARE BUYING FROM A GLORIFIED PUPPY MILL WHOSE DOGS ARE WAREHOUSED WITHOUT HUMAN CONTACT FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES.

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ARDORGOLD MISCHIEVIOUS CREW IN 2017
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Puppies’ Dam: Our Stunning Imported Amore Veritas Malibu, A True Exemplary Maternal Beauty – THANK YOU TRE FABULOUS BREEDER ANASTASIA BOBCHENKO, AND KARI LEHTONEN, KENNEL MAJIK, FINLAND
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Here is one of our new beauty queens on the eve of her 5 wk birthday– Ardorgold Fleur d’été, (summer flower) aka Flurry. Isn’t she gorgeous? Our new litter has six girls and one boy — all stunning, flaxen and cream. What a windfall!.

PHOTOS OF MALIBU’S DAM CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA

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The stunning Amore Veritas Malibu for Ardorgold, 12 weeks! Pick of six girls!

OTHER FAMOUS BLOODLINES IN ANGELO’S PEDIGREE INCLUDE GLEN SHEALLAG, PAUDELL AND STANROPH. SEE BEAUTIFUL RELATIVES PAGE – Pending; IT GETS NO BETTER.

HERE ONCE MORE IS ANGELO’S GRAND SIRE (HIS DAM’S SIRE) WORLD AND MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, KATE CROSBIE OF GARBANK LISLONE HANDLING.

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PLEASE CONTACT ME AS FOLLOWS; ardorgold2016@mail.com , jenneandrews2010@gmail.com, and 970-214-1883. AND PLEASE DO BROWSE THROUGH AND ENJOY OUR SITE AND PHOTOS!

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