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
THANKS TO ALL WHO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN OUR SPRING ANGELO AND MALIBU LITTER. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEXT LITTER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE FALL. IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE A YOUNG ADULT FEMALE FOR SALE; HER PURCHASE PRICE IS $2500.00 TO A FAMILY WITH NO CHILDREN UNDER FIVE, A FENCED YARD AND ONE OTHER DOG. WE DO NOT SUPPLY ANYONE WITH BREEDING STOCK. HERE IS THE PRINCESS WE SO LOVE, BRED WITH LOVE AND EXPERTISE. TEXT 970-214-1883 IF INTERESTED.
OUR FUTURE PLANS ARE POSTED BELOW AS WELL AS AN INTRODUCTION TO WHO WE ARE. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT “ENGLISH CREAM” BREEDERS, WHO ARE MISTAKEN IN NEARLY EVERYTHING THEY POST ONLINE CONCERNING THE BEAUTIFUL AND PREDOMINANTLY CREAM-COATED DOGS OF EUROPE. FURTHER, IT IS ONLY AMERICANS WHO DESIGNATE THOSE DOGS BRED ACCORDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM “BREED STANDARD” AS ENGLISH, WHEN THE FIRST GOLDENS WERE BRED IN SCOTLAND AND WHEN THEY APPEARED IN AMERICA IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY AS DARK, WIREY AND RELENTLESS BIRD DOGS.
IN FACT, AN “ENGLISH” GOLDEN POSSESSES A NUMBER OF CHARACTERISTICS THAT SET HIM APART FROM AMERICAN GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, CHIEFLY IN HIS CLASSICAL “CONSTRUCTION” OR CONFORMATION–AND IN FACT, ACCORDING TO THE UK “BREED STANDARD OR BLUEPRINT, HE OR SHE MAY BE “ANY SHADE OF CREAM OR GOLD.”
ARDORGOLD STRIVES TO PRODUCE “ENGLISH CREAM-COATED PUPPIES OF CONSUMMATE TYPE– PROPORTION, BALANCE, SUBSTANCE AND SOUNDNESS–IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IDEAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER DESCRIBED BY THE REFERENCED UK KENNEL CLUB. OUR ANGELO IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF “ENGLISH” BREED TYPE:
IN OUR GROUP WE HAVE MEMBERS OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF AMERICA AND TOP INDEPENDENT U.S. BREEDERS, AS WELL AS LITTERS AND PUPPIES POSTED BY TRUSTED, RESPONSIBLE BREEDERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
2019 PLANS: TO BREED ONE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL BITCHES, ARDORGOLD CELESTIAL MYSTIQUE, DAUGHTER OF OUR MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART SON, PARIS–SEE BELOW– TO THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY BRED BY CUMMAC IN IRELAND; OWNER HANDLED BY THE GREGARIOUS AND WONDERFUL IRISH FRIEND OF ARDORGOLD, MICHAEL HEFFERNAN- HERE IS POTENTIAL PEDIGREE:
ENZO PROGENY TO BE EVALUATED WITH THE TOP PUPPIES TO SHOW HOMES ONLY; WE MAY HAVE SEVERAL PUPPIES AVAILABLE AT THE PET PRICE. SEE SLIDESHOW OF PARIS BELOW.
NOTES ON YOUR BREEDER
WE ARE RETIRED TEACHERS WITH THIRTY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE LOVING, SHOWING AND NURTURING 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.
“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.
ABOUT GENETIC TESTING
REGARDING TESTING FOR HERITABLE CONDITIONS, ARDORGOLD FEELS STRONGLY THAT BREEDING MUST BALANCE THE BEAUTY 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 DOGS SITE. WE SELL OUR PUPPIES WITH CERTIFICATES OF LINEAGE, CC’S OF SIRE AND DAM PEDIGREES, OUR GUARANTEE AND MISC. INFORMATION.
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:
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
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, ELBOWS, EYES, AND HEART, WITH APPROPRIATE SPECIALISTS, TO BETTER THOSE ODDS, AS NOTED, WE POST TESTING RESULTS ON THE BLOG AND ON K9DATA.COM
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.
OUR GUARANTEE STATES THAT IF YOUR PUPPY MANIFESTS A GENETIC ISSUE UP TO THE AGE OF TWO PER SECOND OPINION, FOR ANY CONDITION FOR WHICH WE DO OR DO NOT TEST, WE WILL TAKE THE PUPPY BACK (SANS REFUND) AND OFFER A DISCOUNT ON ANOTHER PUPPY WHEN ONE IS AVAILABLE. AGAIN, THE BUYER IS FREE TO PURCHASE A DNA PANEL ON HIS OR HER OWN, BUT ARDORGOLD IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE RESULTS OF SUCH TESTING AND WE URGE YOU TO NOT OVERREACT TO THE FACT THAT GOLDENS THE WORLD OVER ARE VULNERABLE TO A MYRIAD OF DISEASES THAT MAY LENGTHEN THE LIST AS DNA TESTING ADVANCES. FINALLY, CANCER OCCURS IN ALL GOLDEN RETRIEVER BLOODLINES AND IS THE MOST CHALLENGING AND PROBLEMATIC ISSUE IN THE BREED. TO UNDERSTAND THE PREVALENCE OF CANCER IN GOLDENS, PLEASE READ THE RELEVANT ARTICLE LINKED IN THE SIDEBAR.
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.
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.
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!
ARDORGOLD CONSIDERS ITSELF TO BE A STEWARD OF THE BREED, COMMITTED NOT TO SELLING AS MANY “WHITE” PUPPIES AS POSSIBLE, BUT, AS NOTED, TO THE CONSERVATION OF CERTAIN BLOODLINES. AGAIN OF NOTE: “ENGLISH” GOLDENS COME IN A VARIETY OF SHADES. WE DO NOT BREED FOR PROFIT WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF DOGS IN KENNELS ON SITE AS IS THE CASE ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE. IF YOU SEEK INFORMATION ON OTHER COLORADO BREEDERS, WE ARE HAPPY TO OFFER OPINIONS AND ADVICE VIA E:MAIL.
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.
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.
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 ONCE MORE IS ANGELO’S GRAND SIRE (HIS DAM’S SIRE) WORLD AND MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, KATE CROSBIE OF GARBANK LISLONE HANDLING.
PLEASE CONTACT ME AS FOLLOWS; email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 son, 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, email@example.com, 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.