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
Update September 25, 2018- BEAUTIFUL LITTER DUE IN EARLY NOVEMBER; POSSIBLE XMAS PLACEMENT. SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS! firstname.lastname@example.org .
PUPPY INFO, LITTER DUE LATE OCTOBER
GORGEOUS ENGLISH PUPPIES BY GABE AND PARIS–see below– READY AROUND CHRISTMAS. $100 REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS; $2500 PURCHASE PRICE. WE WILL ULTRASOUND AROUND 45 DAYS AND TAKE A TOTAL OF SIX DEPOSITS IN ADVANCE. WE DO NOT SELL BREEDING STOCK. SEE PHOTOS OF SIRE AND DAM BELOW AND VARIOUS INFO. CONTACT: email@example.com . Or, text to 970-214-1883.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FACTS; DESPITE ALL OF THE SITES ON THE INTERNET TO THE CONTRARY, ENGLISH GOLDENS I.E. THOSE GOLDENS BRED ACCORDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BREED STANDARD OR BLUEPRINT, ARE NOT ONLY CREAM; THE STANDARD STATES AS ALLOWABLE COAT COLORS, “ANY SHADE OF CREAM OR GOLD.” ARDORGOLD HAS FIVE CREAM-COATED ENGLISH GOLDENS AND ONE LIGHT LIGHT BLONDE IMPORT WITH CREAM-COATED DOGS DOMINANT IN HIS EXPORT PEDIGREE.
WHILE WE TOO LOVE THE LOOK OF THE CREAM-COATED GOLDEN, WE ARE FAR MORE CONCERNED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND BREED TYPE OF THE OVERALL DOG. ENGLISH GOLDENS ARE, TO US, NOTABLE FOR THEIR BEAUTIFUL PROPORTIONS– BEAUTIFUL MUZZLES OR FOREFACES THE SAME LENGTH TO THE STOP WHERE MUZZLE MEETS THE HEAD AS FROM THE STOP TO THE OCCIPUT OR TOP OF THE HEAD. EARS SET AT LEVEL WITH OR SLIGHTLY BELOW EYES; A GOOD LENGTH OF NECK GIVING WAY TO THE PROSTERNUM, THE CHEST, EXCELLENT ANGULATION OF THE UPPER ARM, WELL-TUCKED UP IN THE LOIN; THE NECK SHOULD GIVE WAY TO A LEVEL TOPLINE EXTENDING TO THE TIP OF THE TAIL AND THE LEGS SHOULD BE SET BELOW THE BODY WITH EXCELLENT REAR ANGULATION.
PICTURED BELOW IS ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY PRIZED “ENGLISH” GOLDENS OF ALL TIME— BEST VETERAN CRUFTS 2018, WORLD CHAMPION MILANO 2015 AMSTERDAM BOB 2014 TRAMIN ARNI JOY, BY INT’L CH ROBINHOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG EX INT’L CH REAL WORLD OF GLEN SHEALLAG, BRED BY LENA USHAN, TRAMIN, UKRAINE. THIS DOG PERFECTLY ILLUSTRATES OUR PRECEDING DESCRIPTION; HE IS THE GRANDFATHER OF OUR ANGELO. SEE THE OVERLAID IMAGE BELOW THAT ARTFULLY HIGHLIGHTS THE DIFFERENCES IN BODY TYPE OR CONSTRUCTION THAT DIFFERENTIATE THE ANGLO-EUROPEAN GOLDEN. SCROLL PAST THAT INFO FOR OUR PUPPY INFO.
MANY MANY BREEDERS OF “ENGLISH CREAMS” DO NOT UNDERSTAND A. THAT NO GOLDEN RETRIEVER SHOULD BE BRED FOR ITS COAT COLOR; B. THAT ENGLISH CREAMS ARE NOT A BREED TYPE, NOR ARE THEY A SEPARATE BREED. ALL GOLDENS ARE ONE BREED, ORIGINATING IN THE 19TH CENTURY IN SCOTLAND; THE FIRST GOLDENS IMPORTED INTO THE U.S. WERE DARK FIELD DOGS. WHILE CREAM AND LIGHT COATS ARE DOMINANT IN EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, UKRAINE AND RUSSIA, WHAT MAKES A GIVEN DOG ENGLISH IS BREED TYPE ACCORDING TO THE UK STANDARD.
ANOTHER POINT WE WISH TO MAKE IS THAT A PEDIGREE MATTERS. WE HAVE PURPOSEFULLY CHOSEN PEDIGREES PACKED WITH THE MOST NOTABLE BLOODLINES AND FINEST INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORLD. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GABE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT HE IS A TRUE ARISTOCRAT–SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE FACT THAT HE IS THE GRANDSON OF INTERNATIONAL CH BIG BOSS OF THE FAMOUS FAMILY, HIS BEAUTIFUL SIRE OUT OF A MOONDUST MASTERPIECE DAUGHTER. GABE’S DAM IS THE CH-SIRED GRAND-DAUGHTER OF THE GREAT RUSSIAN INT’L CH TODES SOKOLINOGO GNEZDA WHO IS IN TURN THE PROGENY OF INT’L CH ROYAL SALUTE DU PAYS DE BOHEME.
GABE’S DAM IS LINE-BRED ON THE GREAT IN’T’ CH ROBINHOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG, WHO IS ALSO THE SIRE OF THE 2018 CRUFTS VETERAN TRAMIN ARNI JOY,GRANDSIRE TO ANGELO, WHO IS SIRE OF OUR PARIS, DAM OF OUR LITTER. PARIS’ DAM WAS BRED BY ARDORGOLD WITH ONE AMERICAN STRAND STRAIGHT GOLD-RUSH, ONE OF THE TOP KENNELS IN THE U.S. PARIS’S GRAND-DAM IS A ROMANIAN IMPORT WHOSE BACKGROUND IS THE KARVIN KENNELS OF FINLAND.
THE CAREFUL REPLICATIION OF BLOODLINES IN A PEDIGREE IS CALLED LINE-BREEDING, VERY DIFFERENT THAN INBREEDING. TRUE BREEDERS DEVOTED TO THEIR BREED HAVE A RATIONALE FOR A PAIRING; IN OUR CASE WE KNOW THAT OUR PUPPIES WILL BE LINEBRED ON ASHBURY ANGEL HEART, THE STUNNING DOGS OF LISLONE GARBANK OF IRELAND, AND ROBINHOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG– WITH OTHER REPLICATIONS THAT ONLY SERVE TO STRENGTHEN A PEDIGREE.
WE HOPE YOU WILL BE MOTIVATED BY WHAT YOU SEE HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRUE FANCIER LIKE ARDORGOLD, AND SOMEONE WHO IS PUTTING TWO CREAM-COATED IMPORTED DOGS TOGETHER WITHOUT A CLUE AS TO THEIR BLOODLINES OR HOW THEY SHOULD LOOK. A GOOD BREEDER KNOWS WHAT SHE HAS AND CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THE PEDIGREE; WE ARE THRILLED WITH THE ONE WE HOPE TO SEE IN THE OFFSPRING OF OUR BEAUTIFUL GABE AND PARIS, BOTH PICTURED IN SLIDE SHOWS AS PUPPIES AND ADULTS WITH SOME BONUS PUPPY SHOTS HERE:
OUR MAGNIFICENT JUNIOR CH GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD AT 9 WEEKS
PARIS AT SIX WEEKS
YOUR PUPPY WILL COME HOME WITH ITS HEALTH RECORD AND FIRST SHOTS AND WORMINGS, COPIES OF THE EXPORT PEDIGREES OF SIRE AND DAM, COPIES OF HIP, EYE AND HEART DOCUMENTATION OF PARENTS, AND A NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT OF LINEAGE/REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE NEW BREEDER-CHARTED NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION OR NAISDA WHICH HAS ON ITS BOARD, THE HIGHEST PROFILE FANCIERS OF THE UK AND EUROPE. YOU WILL BE FREE TO SPECIAL-REGISTER YOUR PUPPY WITH AKC OR THE UNITED KENNEL CLUB TO PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.
ARDORGOLD OFTEN HAS LITTERS BOOKED AHEAD; DO CONTACT US SOON. PUPPIES WILL BE EVALUATED AND THOSE BUYERS IN COLORADO WILL BE ABLE TO PICK FROM AMONG THOSE PUPPIES NOT PREVIOUSLY RESERVED FOR OUT OF STATE NEW OWNERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN APPROVED FIRST. WE DO NOT PERMIT WINDOW-SHOPPING; YOU MUST COMMIT BEFORE POTENTIAL VISITS TO ARDORGOLD AT 6 WEEKS; OUR PUPPIES GO HOME AT 8 WEEKS. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE WHAT YOU SEE WE WILL REFUND YOUR DEPOSIT. OUR BUYERS ARE HAPPY TO RESERVE A PUPPY AND TO ALLOW US TO RESERVE A PUPPY FOR THEM ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF DEPOSITS RECEIVED.
PICTURED BELOW: SERIES OF PHOTOS OF OUR FORTHCOMING NEW DAM PARIS AT TWO THIS SPRING, BEAUTIFUL CONFORMATION, GENTLE AND SMART, CREAM COAT WITH GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, AND OTHER PUPPY PHOTOS. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS OF BEAUTIFUL SIRE OF OUR LITTER, JR. CH GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD, A MAJESTIC BOY. WE DEAL IN FACTS. WE WANT YOU TO SEE THE QUALITY OF WHAT WE PRODUCE; OUR BREEDING STOCK HAS BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC “ENGLISH” CONFORMATION AND IS SCREENED FOR HIP, HEART, AND EYE SOUNDNESS.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL HEREDITARY DEFECTS ARE POLYGENIC. SCREENING IMPROVES THE ODDS THAT OUR PUPPIES ARE SOUND BUT NO AMOUNT OF TESTING AND BREEDING OF DOGS CLEARED FOR A HUNDRED THINGS CAN ACTUALLY GUARANTEE THE ABSENCE OF GIVEN ISSUES IN PROGENY. ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU THIS IS UNINFORMED OR DISHONEST. SCROLL DOWN THROUGH THE ENTIRE PAGE TO OBTAIN ALL INFORMATION RELATED TO ACQUISITION OF AN ARDORGOLD PUPPY, INCLUDING OUR GUARANTEE. HERE IS OUR GORGEOUS MAMA TO BE:
HERE IS THE STUNNING SIRE OF OUR HOPED-FOR LITTER, JR CH GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD, BY MULTI CH 5X BEST OF BEST OF BREED FUROR VON OSTEN HERZ, EX CH-SIRED IVENTA IZ VERHNE KHORTITSI. GRAND-DAUGTER OF TWO RUSSIAN GREATS, INT’L CHS TODES IZ SOKOLINOGO GNEZDA AND EVIDOG GUCCI.
OUR MAGNIFICENT JUNIOR CH GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD AT 9 WEEKS
OUR STUNNING FOUNDATION BITCH AMORE VERITAS MALIBUE FOR ARDORGOLD, AT FIVE WEEKS, BRED BY ANASTASIA BOBCHENKO AND ELENA APAYCHEVA, UE, NOW DAM OF OUR PUPPIES
MORE PHOTOS OF ARDORGOLD PUPPIES
PLEASE CONTACT US EXCLUSIVELY AT OUR NEW G-SUITE E-ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org . WE ANTICIPATE A VERY TYPEY ENGLISH LITTER; CREAM-COATED DOGS ARE DOMINANT IN THE PEDIGREE POSTED HERE. THERE ARE A HOST OF FABULOUS BLOODLINES IN OUR UPCOMING LITTER INCLUDING MAJIK, THEVENET, MOONDUST, AND GLEN SHEALLAG! THESE WILL BE STUNNING PUPPIES. PLEASE NOTE THAT MORE THAN COAT COLOR, THE ENGLISH GOLDEN IS ABOUT EXQUISITE BREED TYPE AND BALANCED CONFORMATION.
BUYER REQUIREMENTS: FENCED AND ROOMY BACKYARD, NO CHILDREN UNDER FIVE, NO MORE THAN FOUR CHILDREN; ACTIVE OWNERS, ONE OTHER DOG.
OUR STUNNING IMPORT JUNIOR CHAMPION GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD
GABE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UP AND COMING IMPORTED ENGLISH GOLDENS IN THE US
GABE IS THE ULTIMATE GOLDEN, LOVING, A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF BREED TYPE;
OUR MAN GABE SHOWING HIS STUDLY CONFORMATION WHILE EATING YOGURT!
***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.***
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.
HEADSHOT GORGEOUS SKAY
GISELLE’S SIRE GRAND CH OF RUSSIA STARSCREAM DE LAR DE CASANOVA
GISELLE’S SIRE “SKAY”
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.
WHEN WE HAVE A CONFIRMED PREGNANCY WEACCEPT $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.
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. GABE 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 INDIVIDUAL DOGS’ PAGES.
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!
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.”
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 IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION.
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 AGAIN 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
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.
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 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!
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.
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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.
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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.