25 Years of Love and Stewardship of the Golden Retriever
Jenne' R. Andrews lives and writes in Fort Collins. She is a Fellow of the National Endowment in Literature, the published author of several collections of poetry, freelance articles, and innumerable miscellaneous pieces of writing; she blogs here, at La Parola Vivace on Blogger, is hooked up to writers galore on Facebook-- focus is issues du jour, literary dilemmas, and more. She encourages quality diverse posts/responses principally from other writers and thinkers. She will post her own poetry, memoir and short fiction on this site, and within reason, as a former teacher of creative writing, literature and composition, is happy to give free feedback upon request. See her poetry at the beautiful cyberspot http://parolavivace.blogspot.com .
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We acquired this stunning boy expressly to breed to our Angelo-Malibu daughters, for to do so also makes this a terrific line-breeding on the breed great Multi CH Ashbury Angel Heart. Angel Heart is Angelo’s sire, and Stormy’s grandsire. Angel Heart also appears in Malibu’s pedigree as the grand-sire of Barselona Priority and Majesty as he is the sire of Big Boss of the Famous Family. The pedigree is again a linebreeding on the majestic fellow Ch, Ch, Taram du Bois de la Rayere.
Five generation pedigree: ZamfieldArdorgold
Five generation pedigree:
Zamfield Firestorm at Ardorgold -imported 29/17 “Fiero” – Ital. for Pride
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ARDORGOLD IS SITUATED IN THE LUSH POUDRE RIVER VALLEY A MERE 50 MILES NORTH OF DENVER. OUR SITE IS MEANT TO GIVE YOU A VIRTUAL PRE-VISIT, AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING BREED ISSUES AND HISTORY YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SEE WHY ARDORGOLD IS HIGHLY REGARDED AMONG PAST CLIENTS AND OUR FELLOW BREEDERS! COMING SOON: RECOMMENDED BREEDERS & AVAILABLE PUPPIES PAGE.
Here is our magnificent bitch Amore Veritas Malibu:
ARDORGOLD CONSIDERS ITSELF TO BE A STEWARD OF THE BREED, COMMITTED NOT TO SELLING AS MANY “WHITE” PUPPIES AS POSSIBLE, BUT, TO THE CONSERVATION OF CERTAIN BLOODLINES. WE DO NOT BREED FOR PROFIT WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF DOGS IN KENNELS ON SITE AS YOU WILL SEE ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE. IF YOU SEEK INFORMATION ON OTHER COLORADO BREEDERS, I AM HAPPY TO OFFER OPINIONS AND ADVICE VIA E:MAIL.
FROM TIME TO TIME WE ASSIST VETTED AND RELIABLE FOREIGN BREEDERS IN IMPORTING ONE OR TWO SUPERB INDIVIDUALS, OFFERING THEM FOR SALE THROUGH OUR BREEDING PROGRAM. PLEASE INQUIRE TO ARDORGOLD2016@MAIL.COM
WE HOPE YOU FIND OUR PAGES OF VALUE, ANSWERING A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS BEFOREHAND. MANY THANKS TO OUR BUYERS OF OUR ANGELO EX MALIBU PUPPIES! WE HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR NEW BUNDLES OF JOY,WITH THEIR JAW-DROPPING PEDIGREE; THANK YOU FOR GIVING NEW HOMES TO ARDORGOLD KIRBY, ARDORGOLD BUTTERCUP, ARDORGOLD JORIE, ARDORGOLD DOLCE AND ARDORGOLD RAIN.
IN LATE SUMMER ARDORGOLD IMPORTED A BEAUTIFUL PUPPY WITH EXCELLENT BLOODLINES. HIS PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR NEW AND FORTHCOMING PUPPIES PAGE SOON.
NEARLY ALL THE PUPPIES OF OUR RECENT LITTER HAVE GONE TO NEW AND WONDERFUL HOMES. WE MAY HAVE AVAILABLE A LOVING AND BEAUTIFUL CREAM FEMALE RANKING AMONG THE TOP THREE OF SIX PUPPY BITCHES WE RELEASED FOR SALE LAST MONTH.
ARDORGOLD PUPPIES FROM OUR SPRING LITTER! THANK YOU TO THE lLOYD SWEET FAMILY, FOR GIVING OUR DOLCE A WONDERFUL NEW HOME!
GLORIOUS AMORE VERITAS MALIBU, MULTI CH MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU EX CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA, PUPPIES’ DAM.
OUR PUPPIES HAVE BEAUTIFUL SUBSTANTIAL HEADS, CORRECT AND STUNNING OUTLINES, WONDERFUL SUBSTANCE, LEVEL TOPLINES, SUPERB ANGULATION ET AL–AND OUTGOING PERSONALITIES.. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN NURTURED AND SOCIALIZED 24-7.
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SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE LIST OF SATISFIED CLIENTS WITH PUPPIES FROM THIS BREEDING. PICTURED BELOW; OUR BEAUTIFUL LITTER CIRCA FIVE WEEKS.
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”
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVER:
–GOLDENS ARE ALL ONE BREED, FIRST ESTABLISHED IN SCOTLAND IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA BY ONE LORD TWEEDMOUTH, AT HIS STUNNING ESTATE GUISACHEN.
–“ENGLISH CREAM” IS NOT A BREED TYPE OR A SEPARATE BREED–THIS TERMINOLOGY MERELY REFERS TO COAT-C0LOR. NO COMPETENT BREEDER SELECTS BREEDING STOCK ON THE BASIS OF COAT COLOR ALONE. THE “PROPER” WAY TO REFER TO THESE DOGS, AS THEY ORIGINATED IN GREAT BRITAIN/UK, IS “BRITISH CREAM-COATED GOLDEN RETRIEVERS.” OR “U.K.” GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, OR IN OUR VERNACULAR, ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS. JUST AS IN THE U.S., THE BEAUTIFUL GOLDENS OF EUROPE AND ELSEWHERE COME IN A VARIETY OF SHADES RANGING FROM CREAM TO GOLD. THE GB/UK KENNEL BREED STANDARD PERMITS THE CREAM COAT; THE AKC/GRCA STANDARD DOES NOT, GENERALLY FAULTING IT IN THE CONFORMATION RING.
–PEDIGREE MATTERS.A STRONG PEDIGREE OF CHAMPIONS AND PROMINENT FOUNDATION DOGS AND BITCHES MAKES A SMART, OUTGOING, BEAUTIFUL MEGA-PUPPY.
OUR DOGS ARE OUR FAMILY MEMBERS. MANY AMERICAN “ENGLISH CREAM” OR “WHITE DOG” BREEDERS–THE WORST OFFENDERS OF ALL, HAVING NO IDEA WHO THEY HAVE REALLY IMPORTED AND INSTALLED IN AN OUTDOOR RUN TO LIVE OUT ITS LIFE EXCEPT FOR WHEN IT IS IN A WHELPING ROOM WITH ITS PUPPIES, ARE CLUELESS.
–ADDITIONALLY, AS NOTED, OVER FIVE GENERATIONS OF CLEAR HIPS AND EYES EXIST IN THE PEDIGREE, TOP AND BOTTOM.THAT WE HAVE RESEARCHED AND HAVE SCREENED OUR BREEDING STOCK FOR THE STANDARD HEREDITARY DEFECTS IS YOUR GUARANTEE THAT WE HAVE DONE OUR DUE DILIGENCE.
ABOUT GUARANTEES. ALL NON CONGENITAL (BIRTH) HEREDITARY DEFECTS ARE POLYGENIC, MEANING AS MULTIPLE GENES. A GIVEN DEFECT SUCH AS HIP DYSPLASIA CAN BE EITHER DOMINANT OR RECESSIVE IN ANY GIVEN GENERATION. DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THEY CAN GUARANTEE THEIR PUPPIES AGAINST THE STANDARD DEFECTS. MANY “ENGLISH CREAM BREEDERS” ARE IGNORANT!TWO CLEARED PARENTS CAN PRODUCE A DYSPLASTIC LITTER. CLEARANCES ARE IMPORTANT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY REDUCE THE ODDS. WE SAY THAT OUR PUPPIES, HAVING SCREENED PARENTS AND MANY GENERATIONS OF CLEAR EYES AND HIPS ABROAD, HAVE AN OPTIMUM CHANCE OF BEING SOUND FOR THEIR LIFESPAN. IT IS DISHONEST TO ISSUE GUARANTEES RIGHT AND LEFT AS SELLING POINTS. SEE OUR BLOODSTOCK HEALTH PAGE HERE.
ARDORGOLD HAS ONE BREEDING PAIR AND FOUR UP AND COMING PUPPIES. WE ARE A SELF-SUFFICIENT PRESERVATION BREEDER, MEANING WE ARE DEVOTED TO CERTAIN BLOODLINES AND CURATING THEM THROUGH SELECTIVE LINE-BREEDING, AND BRINGING SPECIFIC DOGS OVER TO THIS SIDE OF THE POND OR USING FROZEN SEMEN FROM DOGS WITH OUR PREFFERED BLOODLINES WITHOUT THE NEED, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, TO GO OUTSIDE OUR PROGRAM.
FINALLY, 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.
Golden Retrievers are gun-dogs and true companions first and trophy acquisitions, lawn ornaments and chick magnets last! We register our imported breeding stock first with the premier Field Dog Stud Book, the oldest purebred gundog registry in the US. Upon receipt of buyer’s registration application, AND receipt of FDSB registration, our buyers are free to also register with AKC; AKC recognizes that registry.
Do read “About Us” and our other pages. Call us today to make an appointment; 970-214-1883 – email@example.com .
NOW TAKE A LOOK AGAIN AT OUR MAJESTIC BREEDING PAIR: 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.”
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
OTHER FAMOUS BLOODLINES IN ANGELO’S PEDIGREE INCLUDE GLEN SHEALLAG, PAUDELL AND STANROPH. SEE BEAUTIFUL RELATIVES PAGE – Pending; IT GETS NO BETTER.
HERE AGAIN IS ANGELO’S GRAND SIRE (HIS DAM’S SIRE) WORLD AND MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, KATE CROSBIE OF GARBANK LISLONE HANDLING: THIS DREAM DOG NOW BELONGS TO ADRIAN CORICI AND DANA BURA, ANGELO’S BREEDERS, WHO HAVE BEEN MENTORED BY THE GREAT BREED STEWARDS AND CONFORMATION JUDGES KATE AND JIM CROSBIE, GARBANK LISLONE KENNELS.
Angelo’s first litter, born June 10 2016, DRESSED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY M. WREN.
Paris “Oakley”, Little Sixgun in Annie Oakley garb
Going Home Day Angelo puppy 2016
Ardorgold “Dash” 2016
3 Thirsty Cowboys…Angelo boys 2016
Renegade – bedtime 7 wks
The exquisite Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin, early in her 2016 pregnancy; not pictured, the tiny tumors of Canine Malignant Lymphoma in her body; shortly after she weaned her Angelo puppies, we let her slip into sleep, then drift away, free….
PLEASE CONTACT ME AS FOLLOWS; firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, and 970-214-1883. AND PLEASE DO BROWSE THROUGH AND ENJOY OUR SITE AND PHOTOS!
HELLO! WELCOME TO ARDORGOLD’S HOME ON THE WEB. WE ARE EXPECTING AROUND JUNE 15, 2017, A BEAUTIFUL LITTER OF PUREBRED CREAM-COATED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, A DREAM-LITTER IN TERMS OF QUALITY; TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR OUR ULTIMATE FAMILY/SUPPORT/HUNTING-BRED BEAUTIES! SEE PARENTS BELOW; SCROLL DOWN AND READ AROUND THE BLOG FOR TONS OF INFO– CALL 970-212-6848 TO RESERVE; 4 SLOTS FOR ONE OF EACH SEX UNTIL WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE–2 males spoken for now.
BASIC DATA: $2500 FOR ONE OF BEST PEDIGREES IN US, $250 DEPOSIT DUE FIRST WEEK OF LIFE. PUPPY PACKETS WITH PAPERS, HEALTH/GENETIC INFO (BOTH PARENTS CLEARED) NO BREEDING RIGHTS, LOVING PET HOMES ONLY.
SIRE: OUR GORGEOUS AND LOVING ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND– “ANGELO” BY CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART, ONE OF TOP 5 SIRES IN EUROPE, EX DAM: CH BISS LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC BY 2015 WORLD WINNER CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY. DAM OF PUPPIES: “MALIBU” BY MULTI CH MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (ch in 10 countries!) EX CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA, CH THEVENET PEP’S TEAM IS DAM’S SIRE. LITTER PEDIGREE IN FULL BELOW. E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or call.
This is a permanent post for latest news. Please scroll down to read updates…
Again, we appreciate your interest in our forthcoming litter and will place you on our list in the order of expressed interest for either sex, up to a total of four per sex. This is Malibu’s first litter– we want to be sure we have babies up and running. Naturally we will post puppy photos. Do e-mail us with your questions– thanks for stopping by!
My husband and I are retired teachers and writers, with a long history as fanciers and family-oriented breeders of show-quality AKC Golden Retrievers. We first called ourselves Gilded Peak Golden Retrievers– see relevant page. Several years ago, we became entranced with the British in type Golden Retriever, which is often cream-coated in Europe and still rare in the US, despite the many breeders of these glorious dogs there are now throughout North America. You may know these dogs to be characterized as “English Creams.” This is descriptive terminology for only one type of the Golden Retriever breed, founded in Scotland during the Edwardian era by one Lord Tweedmouth at his estate “Guisachen”. Please also see the fascinating story of English-Background Goldens in North America.
Here is our knock-out imported male Angelo aka Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, sired by Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart. bred and titled by Cathy Sontag of Ashbury Kennels, France, out of Multi CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric, bred by Mr. and Mrs. James Crosbie, renowned fanciers of Ireland, whose UK breed type and wonderful biddable temperament, together with one of the top five pedigrees in the lower forty-eight, make him exemplary.
Pictured below is our beautiful brood bitch, the stunning Amore Veritas Malibu. Her magnificent sire Int’l CH Majik Inspector Clouseau is a champion in ten countries. Her exquisite dam, CH Amore Veritas Antalia, is a daughter of Multi CH Thevenet Pep’s Team, a CH Remington Ringmaster son. Malibu is an absolutely splendid, “doggy” bitch; she has excellent conformation and is loving and biddable. See Malibu’s pedigree on k9data here. See Malibu’s page for more photos and discussion.
We thus have to date one spectacular breeding pair of cream-coated English Goldens, and one young female by our Irish Import Angelo out of a beautiful American-bred 3/4 English Golden, from our original bloodlines.
Our three English Cream Golden Retrievers live with us in the house and have spacious runs out each door of our home outside Fort Collins, Colorado. They are members of our family, nurtured, trained, groomed and generally adored by us twenty-four seven. We recommend that in the event you do not buy one of our puppies, you research Colorado breeders and look for those who seem knowledgeable about genetic issues and their own bloodlines. We feel strongly that those with more than four females and two stud dogs are profit oriented more than focused on the stewardship of this wonderful breed.
We feed our dogs a blend of Wellness Puppy (for pregnant bitches) and Nature’s Recipe, both highly rated in Dog Food Advisor. We mix in stewed livers, mackerel, beef, and the highly rated supplement NUPRO. After learning that a high profile Scottish litter has nutrition based cataracts and that the dam and puppies have been fed the highly touted Taste of the Wild grain free food, we turned to custom feeding with the aforementioned. Please note: grain-free foods should not be fed to bitches in whelp or to weaning puppies–they lack the essential amino acid argenine.
Here is the jaw-dropping pedigree of this mating; please scroll down for more information and to view enlarged and gorgeous photographs.
Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Amore Veritas Malibu
We anticipate a stunning litter next year of blocky ivory puppies with gold-plaited pedigrees. Sire Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, Imported; Dam: Amore Veritas Malibu, Imported. Contact 970-214-1883, or email@example.com .
These will be positively ravishing polar bear cub English/UK/ style Golden Retriever Puppies. Our breeding stock is carefully chosen for 1 – Superior Construction/Conformation according to UK Kennel Club Breed Standard for the Golden Retriever; 2- parents cleared for hips and eyes at a minimum, 3 – breeder commitment to showing and/or titling in conformation all breeding stock, and overall dedication to the breed.
Sire “Angelo” prelim’d good hips, elbows, heart and eyes; Dam “Malibu” clear by parentage; dam’s sire and dam hip, eye clear, prelims and permanent clearances pending.
Please see individual blog pages on our breeding stock and scroll down for photos and info on our June 2016 litter.
Our gorgeous proven sire: imported from Europe, son of the world-renowned and beautiful CH Ashbury Angel Heart and from the infamous Garbank & Lislone Kennel of Ireland, CH Lislone Garbak Loch Affric. What a wonderful marriage of compatible dogs this has been!
Angelo’s maternal grandsire, WW ’15 BOB CH Tramin Arni Joy, was awarded world champion, WDS (World Dog Show), Milan in 2015. There are many other over-achievers in this pedigree..
Dam of the litter: the young and beautiful imported daughter Amore Veritas Malibu, by Multi CH Majik Inspector Clouseau aka Brand, out of an exquisite CH Thevenet Pep’s Team daughter, CH Amore Veritas Antalia.
Brand is a champion in ten countries thanks to the devoted efforts of the lovely Anastasia Bobchenko, Kennel Amore Veritas, UE.
Again, welcome to Ardorgold British Golden Retrievers. Our Angelo ex Munch progeny have done us proud; all are sold. To see what’s coming up, visit our puppy page. For information Many many hugs and a ton of gratitude to Melissa Egbert Wren, Sweetheart Therapy Dogs, Loveland, for handling our sales. Many, many thanks to our wonderful puppy buyers: we couldn’t be more pleased that our gorgeous little Angels are in wonderful new homes. Ardorgold Renegade aka Austin, now belongs to our wonderful friend Melissa. Ardorgold Dash, now Finn, belongs to a lovely family with teenage daughters. Ardorgold Rendezvous also has a very loving new family. Ardorgold Celestial Mystique aka Paris, is our gorgeous keeper.
Going Home Day Angelo puppy 2016
Ardorgold “Dash” 2016
Dash, Rascal, Austin–so handsome!
We attribute our litter’s stellar beauty to its wonderful parents– Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, aka Angelo, below–
and our stunning 3/4 British bitch –one quarter my stellar Gold Rush and Meadowpond American conformation lines;
Not only is Angelo the son of CH Ashbury Angel Heart, bred and handled by Cathy Sontag, Ashbury, France, he is the grandson of one of the most spectacular dogs in the world, a dog who won the World Championship in Milan last year, Multi CH Arni Joy.
World Champion Tramin Arni Joy, Angelo’s grandsire, Mrs. Kate Crosbie handling
Angelo’s beautiful mother CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric, Lislone-Garbank being one of the top five UK breeders, was bred to Joy and the rest is history.
Angelo is not a huge Golden; he is slow maturing, like his grandsire. But he is hands down the most exquisite Golden I have ever seen and there is no doubt in my mind that he will set the world on fire once he hits the showring.
The dam of Angelo’s first litter is also a precious jewel; she is the product of my Gold-Rush and Meadowpond bloodlines outcrossed to Scandinavian and European bloodlines. What a spectacular bitch, and what sweet music these two have made together;
Behold our spectacular litter….
Inquiries to Ardorgold, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-214-1883. See other pages for more on our history and genetic health information.
Yesterday I was taken to task by the owner of a bitch in my pedigree for entering the cause and date of the dog’s death in an open database for Golden Retrievers.
I looked at her entry today and was sad to see that she has deleted these things.
Never mind that when I heard of the fate of what was surely a beautiful dog, I felt very badly and thought I might spare her owner in making these entries, and never mind that an open database permits others to enter what they know about given dogs.
The bitch in question is my stud dog Angelo’s grand-dam, bred by Lislone Garbank, one of the top five kennels in Great Britain. While this kennel has heavily influenced the breed abroad, it is one of the programs that must be looked at by the light of the fact that close line breeding is implicated in the incidence of cancer in the Golden Retriever. In fact, according to Rhonda Hovan’s ground-breaking article on cancer and genetics in the Golden, sixty percent of all Goldens worldwide will die of cancer and there are as many cases of cancer in the UK and elsewhere abroad that there are in the U.S. Moreover, the most prevalent cancer in the UK is lymphoma, while it is hemangiosarcoma in the U.S. Please see link to this thought provoking article, which many high-echelon people in our breed have held in highest regard.
Cancer is our nemesis. Our hearts leap into our mouths when we feel a lump when caressing a beloved dog’s shoulder. But we need to be honest, have the courage to be honest in making it publically known that our dog has died of cancer, and what kind of cancer it is.
As noted, on both sides of the Atlantic we are combating this terrible disease and its prevalence in our breed. Thanks to the research being conducted by the Morris Foundation, and again, to Rhonda Hovan of Faera Goldens for her efforts to educate the fancy with her article on cancer, we may say we are making very slow progress in bringing this discussion to the table.
The breeder in question has actually lost several dogs to cancer, from the same breeding program, and yet she and that program continue to closely line breed, when linebreeding is more than implicated in concentrating both good and bad genes carrying good and bad cells.
There is no shame in making known the cause of a given dog or bitch’s death from cancer. In fact, it is cowardly not to, to go back to the dog’s page in k9data or Standfast Data and remove the truth–that a certain bitch lived only three years during which time she had two litters.
Thankfully, in terms of the pedigree of the puppies bred by Beauly Highland in Romania last year, one of whom is our Angelo, the litter dam was sired by 2015 World Champion Tramin Arni Joy, who is the result of the pairing of two Glen Sheallag dogs and a rewarding outcross. We hope and pray that our puppies will mature and have good health and longevity in part as a result of this outcross. One of the puppies is already a champion and another one–our Angelo–has sired a first litter that is stunning. My breeding is also a total outcross. The GB strand behind the dam is all Garbank. Those of you familiaar with this line will know what I mean. This is one of the most elite and sought after bloodlines in the world and yet, cancer has reared her grotesque brow in the midst of it all.
Cancer in dogs develops from a preponderance of dysplastic cells in various areas of the body. We don’t know why these cells suddenly begin multiplying and overtaking the host organism. We only know that this is a horrible disease and that secrecy is not going to make it less so; we owe it to our dogs and ourselves to research our pedigrees and to keep ourselves informed by credible, legitimate research and opinion on this vital issue.
Appropos for someone returning to life with Golden Retrievers and newly aware of the moonlit-puppies so abundant in the Ukraine and elsewhere that far East, we have discovered the beautiful Ukrainian breeding program of Amore Veritas and are hopeful that we have acquired one Amore Veritas Malibu, Multi CH Majik Inspector Closeau ex Multi CH Amore Veritas Antalia. A tremendous pedigree with tons of clout: The five-generation version is here.
Quality and setting of type brought by the inimitable Majik Kennels of Scandinavia needs no introduction. Beatiful stud dog CH Majik Inspector Clouseau is the product of a fortuitous series of linebreedings between Stanroph and and the Finnish Kennel Gilda’s, crossed back into Majik’s inimitable bloodline. Malibu’s dam’s lines are noteworthy– note that Big Boss of the Famous Family is a son of Multi Ch Ashbury Angel Heart– check out what he brings with him. Watch for our beautiful litters to come. Thank you.