Updated December 13, 2018
Welcome to Ardorgold, and Happy Holidays! Puppies still available from our stellar litter whelped on November 5, 2018. Many thanks to the families placing deposits. email@example.com; text to 970-214-1883. Enjoy our photos and updates, and note endorsements further down on the page.
Exquisite English Golden Retriever puppies bred with love & expertise, according to the United Kingdom Kennel Club Breed Standard/Blueprint for the Golden Retriever, ready Christmas week. Parents hip, eye and heart clear; $2500.00, $200 deposit. AKC-registerable. References, Sales Agreement, expert help for the lifetime of the dog. Pedigree here. firstname.lastname@example.org; text 970-214-1883.
A slideshow of our puppies with their sire and dam…
Nowhere else in Colorado will you find the quality and beauty we have attained in our litter of classic English in type Golden Retriever puppies in a ch-packed pedigree centered on the magnificent dog below…. The UK Breed Standard states that the “English” Golden may be “any shade of cream or gold except red or mahogany,” and we have imported the best of the best, some of our dogs cream-coated, others lightest, “sun-kissed” gold; we focus on the total dog, his or her gold-plated pedigree, lineage of clear hips, eyes, hearts, longevity and dazzling beauty. Please note The Golden Retriever Club of America’s views of those dogs regarded by novice breeders selecting for coat color alone–click here.
The cream coat is both allowable in the UK Standard and genetically dominant in Europe and beyond, even to the extent that a deep Gold English Golden can produce cream progeny. We ourselves love the look of the cream-coated English Golden. Equally stunning are the puppies in a given litter that one might fairly call “sun-kissed” or “dusky cream.” But they are stunning because they have gorgeous heads and are masterfully put together; they are true dreamboats. See our discussion of English “breed type” below.
What is an English Golden, if It’s Not About Coat Color?
Our puppies’ pedigree constitutes a “line-breeding” on the magnificent Int’l Ch Ashbury Angel Heart. We feel that he is a truly fabulous example of all one strives for in a good breeding program.
Here is what we in America consider a gloriously beautiful English Golden. Note this stunning dog’s proportions and substance. Note how each part is congruent to other parts–stunning head, strong but not overly long neck; prominent and muscular chest, legs set well beneath the body; how the head and neck give way to a stunning level topline to tail. Look at the difference between this dog and the American champion below:
Note how this dog has less head, less chest, and is hyper-angulated in the rear. Contrast her with our “Angelo” below, who is perfectly English in type.
Note of Interest: Ardorgold curates the group Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever on Facebook; the 2k members of our group follow the aforementioned UK Breed Standard which specifies the construction and coat colors of the European Golden Retriever.
In brief: About Us
We are retired teachers with a decades-long passion for the Golden Retriever, most recently for the English Golden Retriever; for thirty years we have bred champions in conformation, agility and the field, gorgeous healthy puppies for families; service dogs for autistic little boys and a woman dying of breast cancer.
These days, late in our lives, we are blessed beyond measure with the privilege of living in our country home with seven intelligent and spectacular “English” Golden Retrievers.
Other info follows; we hope you find a few of our endorsements of interest. Please note that by placing the mouse on any page of our site and right-clicking, you may print out a “packet” for your files…Other endorsements are on the site page for kudos.
“It has been a true privilege to meet you and your dogs and to care for your puppies. Your English Goldens are exquisite. You’re on our radar as best of the best.” James L. Voss, DVM, Director Emeritus, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The CSU VTH is one of the top three vet schools in the U.S. We ourselves are retired from teaching at CSU.
“I can’t thank you enough for my Maggie. She has prolonged my life; My MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer)is in remission.” Lindsay M.
“Jenne’: who would have thought that years after our meeting in St. Paul where you were in your early career as a poet, you would help me endure the loss of my mobility with your beautiful creatures. Bravissima! Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973
A true English Golden is a masterpiece of proportion and substance. He may or may not have a cream coat because as noted, the cream coat is allowed abroad; we again refer you to and ask you to scroll down to “coat color” in the United Kingdom Kennel Club Breed Standard or blueprint for the Golden. It is the official word and it says this: the Golden Retriever’s coat “may be any shade of cream or gold except for red or mahogany.”
Ardorgold curates the group Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever on Facebook and 2k– Two Thousand of us agree with the official position of The Golden Retriever Club of America on “English Creams.” Please read on. See our beautiful great grandson of Angel Heart here.
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