Updated December 2, 2018
Welcome to Ardorgold English Golden Retrievers. We proudly announce our litter by our stunning Jr. Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro for Ardorgold out of Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, parents and puppies pictured below. We will update as our puppies mature. email@example.com; 970-214-1883. Puppies of both sexes still available as of this date; many thanks to the families placing deposits. Puppies are $2500 with a $200 deposit and will be ready between Christmas and New Year’s. Litter pedigree posted at k9data is here.
Our puppies photographed yesterday in natural light and during bedding change….
This is a truly elegant breeding producing gorgeous puppies with stunning heads; in our view, you will not find other English Golden Retriever breeders in the US with the depth of knowledge and decades of experience required to not only select the most outstanding individuals from abroad to import, but how and why to combine given bloodlines to produce superlative puppies in accordance with the UK Breed Standard, the blueprint endorsed by the UK’s most elite breeder-judges setting forth the qualities of the ideal Golden…
As noted, Ardorgold is committed to producing puppies that conform to the United Kingdom “Breed Standard” for the Golden Retriever. We have imported dogs that are outstanding specimens of the English Golden and we know how to capitalize on these lines. Scroll down in the Standard and you will see, despite the misconceptions prevailing online, that the English Golden may be “any shade of cream or gold except red or mahogany.” Because cream-coated Goldens are dominant in our pedigree, our puppies are cream and shaded or “dusky” cream.
This litter is linebred, far different than inbreeding, on the beautiful Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart, the immensely influential Irish kennel Garbank Lislone, on the great Int’l CH and World Winner Robinhood of Glen Shellag and the beautiful Eng Sh CH Paudell Passion. This means that in our mission to promote and produce puppies of English type, you will find the named bloodlines behind both our sire and dam. Linebreeding has been done many times over in our breed to promote “breed type”–to produce progeny close to the ideal in construction, temperament and soundness.
See the endorsement below the slide show of our stunning babies.
“The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital wishes to commend you on the quality of the English Import sired-puppies you brought to us for evaluation. We have never seen puppies of such exquisite breed type as your Golden Retrievers.” James L. Voss, D.V.M., Hospital Director.”
We have not seen other discussions of English “breed type” on people’s websites; please indulge us. Our Jr. Ch. Angelo, our puppies’ grandsire, is pictured as a puppy above at roughly the 7 weeks in which it is believed that an English Golden shows some of its adult features. Note Angelo’s beautiful “domey” head in which his ears are set level with his eyes; note that his muzzle or “foreface” is the same length as the distance from where it meets the head to the occipital ridge or crest of the head. Note the length of his neck and how the neck flows to a level topline extending to the tip of the tail. From this side view we see that Angelo’s shoulder blades are set back and triangulated so that his breastbone is prominent and his front legs are set well beneath his body.
Note that Angelo’s “rear assembly” is very “correct” in that he is “well let down in the hocks”, with definition and perpendicularity. The total puppy is meant to be proportional so that a rectangle may be drawn around him.
Many people now know of Angelo’s existence and tell us how beautiful he is; we agree! He was a classically beautiful English Golden Retriever puppy and for us, a magnificent adult:
Our puppies’ dam is the beautiful Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, aka Paris; she is pictured below with our gorgeous litter of cream and shaded cream babies. The sequence before Paris is of our beautiful sire “Gabe”–
Paris with her whelps of several days….
Golden Retrievers are one breed, developed in Scotland late in the 19th Century. Within the breed are types of Goldens with diverging characteristics arising from variations in how a given region or country conceptualizes the Golden. The UK, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, India, Ukraine, Russia et al all have their own “official” written list of the attributes of the ideal Golden Retriever. In the U.S., AKC judges find the light coat “undesirable”. In the United Kingdom and indeed, throughout Europe, the cream coat is dominant; in the U.S. that is reversed. Two cream-coated dogs may produce light Gold puppies and vice versa.
We urge you to read two things: The UK Breed Standard for the Golden Retriever linked above, and The Golden Retriever Club of America’s position on “English Creams.” Ardorgold also curates the Facebook brook “Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever” and we are two thousand strong i.e. 2k members including hundreds of prominent, highly accomplished international breeders who would never select breeding stock for coat color, as it narrows the gene pool, thereby setting up original exquisite genetic packages with all attributes of the ideal Golden for hereditary issues. A review of our discussions in our group would be valuable to those of you who want a beautiful specimen of the English Golden as a family member.
We ourselves understand the appeal of the cream-coated Golden Retriever which is allowable and even dominant in some regions of Europe, but frowned upon in the U.S. We ourselves have cream-coated breeding stock.
Put more simply, Ardorgold breeds for those characteristics defining the English Golden beyond coat color such as proper construction, temperament and soundness. The English Golden may be “any shade of cream or gold except red or mahogany” per the UK Standard.
That said, you see for yourselves that our litter is first and foremost, the progeny of dogs chosen for “breed type,” meaning how close to the ideal as set forth by the UK Standard, they come. Look at the beautiful heads and plush coats of our puppies.
We are thrilled with so many things about these puppies–but especially, these glorious heads! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation information. Many thanks to those who have reserved puppies from our litter thus far.
We are with our dogs and puppies 24-7, getting little sleep, utterly devoted to the welfare of each puppy.
Again, what we Americans call “English” in breed type is all about proportion, balance, beautiful broad heads, graceful necks giving way to strong chests and the neck flowing to level topline in a line culminating in the tip of the tail. The shoulder blades of the English dog are prominent so that the legs are set well beneath its body; when such a dog “moves out” in the ring the stride is symmetrical and the movement, breathtaking.
This magnificent dog has a spectacular and “typey” head, excellent length of neck, muscular chest of great depth; his neck and withers flow to a level “top-line, which extends to the tip of his tail; he is beautifully proportional and balanced with his substantial legs set well beneath his body.
Here is our “baby-mama” Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, daughter of Angelo, with her stunning litter– info on the sire of these fabulous puppies below:
Look again at the sheer beauty of our puppies, their exquisite heads and creamy, thick coats. This is quality you will only find at Ardorgold; only Ardorgold has the knowledge and expertise to have the worthy goal of contributing to the breed by preserving and capitalizing on select bloodlines. Again, we curate the Facebook group Respected International English Golden Retriever Breeders and Fanciers, 2k strong. You may obtain references from our Kudos page or from anyone in that group. Contact email@example.com or text 970-214-1883.
Again, contact us to reserve a puppy at firstname.lastname@example.org; text to 970-214-1883.