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Ardorgold: Dreams Are Made of Dogs Like These….

UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2019

“Dreams Are Made of Dogs Like These” – The Ardorgold Difference–Linebreeding on Ashbury, Garbank Lislone, Majik and Glen Sheallag for superior quality and soundness

Quality puppies available from the signature “English” lines in the world; on referral and one puppy at a time importation into U.S.  For more info contact jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com.  Let us help you pick a sound and healthy puppy and handle importation for you.  Ardorgold founded and curates  the group Respected International English Golden Retriever Breeders and Fanciers on Facebook with 2,000 and growing top of the line breeders in it.  Transparency and Accountability are the bywords of our network.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com ; text 970-214-1883.

Coming this spring to Ardorgold for our program:  The stunning Bombadee Bequeath Me To Starlight aka Stella, by CH Bombadee The Big Lebowski, a son of Int’l CH Obsidian of the Morning Valley ex CH Majik Queen of Soul, out of CH Majik Zena, by Int’l CH Ramchaine Moment of Truth out of Majik Rock Chick.  Bombadee is the highest profile Golden breeder in Poland and highly reputable throughout Europe, building its program–quite clearly– on the beautiful, accomplished Kari Lehtonen’s fabulous Majik dogs out of Finland.  Puppies remain in this brand new litter whelped at Bombadee…..

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The One and Only EW ’15 CH Majik Truth or Dare with Kari Lehtonen, Majik, Finland, photo by Fred Smink, Moondust, NL.

This is the referenced litter’s stunning pedigree that includes a line-breeding on the one and only magnificent ’15 European Winner Majik Truth or Dare,  four crosses to the great Majik Finders Keepers, Breed Greats like Int’l CH Fly to Fletcher du Bois de la Rayere, Passionate of the Morning Valley, Int’l CH Xanthos Conquistador and other fabulous Golden Retrievers with knock-out pedigrees.  Trust our expertise!  Read on for information on English Goldens you won’t find anywhere else….

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An Ardorgold Puppy– Heads and Tails Above….

Happy New Year once more and welcome to Ardorgold.  Ardor means passion, which we have had for the English Golden in abundance.  Our puppies whelped November 7 are spoken for.  We hope for a 2019 litter  by our Jr. Ch. Gabrielle Ola de Oro aka Gabe, out of Ardorgold Peerless Parisienne, Lola. Feel free to contact us to be placed on our list. Don’t miss the ringing endorsement below: 

“The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital wishes to commend you on the quality of the 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 Emeritus.”

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Ardorgold is home to this magnificent Jr. CH Angels Dance in Beauly Highland aka Angelo, sire Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart, France, out of Int’l CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric.  Angelo is grandsire of our recent litter.  Litter pedigree is here.  

Beware of those advertising “English Cream” Goldens.  Those selecting for coat color alone are operating in ignorance.  Goldens are one breed and differ only in terms of their construction according to differing “Breed Standards,” blueprints for the ideal Golden around the world.  In reality, English is a type and cream but one shade all Goldens come in.  There is no such type of Golden as English Cream and it is only Americans who call those dogs bred abroad “English” because the American ideal Golden promoted by AKC and the Golden Retriever Club of America is very different from that of the UK, where the breed was founded in the late 1800’s.

Here is our recent ad.  Many thanks to the families and individuals taking home an Ardorgold puppy this holiday season.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com .  Enjoy puppy photos and links to our recent pedigree below.

Absolutely stunning healthy cream- and sun-kissed cream-coated English Golden Retriever puppies ready this week  to loving families with fenced yards, time and love.  These babies are by our gorgeous imported Jr. CH. Gabrielle Ola de Oro for Ardorgold aka Gabe, out of our Jr Ch-sired Ardorgold Celestial Mystique aka Paris.  Both parents hip, eye, heart clear, 5 gen. hip, eye soundness in top of the line pedigrees. 1st shots, worming, vet checked.  2 m., 2 f., AKC registerable,    jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com; 1-970-214-1883. .  Thank you to the families who have reserved from our beautiful 2018 litter.

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Personality plus! One of our ultra stunning Gabe ex Paris babies…..

About Us

We are retired teachers with a thirty-year record of producing highest quality Goldens; our puppies have been purchased by veterinarians, members of The Golden Retriever Club of America and Colorado’s Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club; our puppies have been bred to champions, titled in conformation, agility and obedience and  have also brought joy to families, challenged children and cancer patients.

We are experienced hands-on “puppy whisperers,” monitoring, nurturing, socializing and loving our puppies 24-7 from the time they are born.  No puppy leaves Ardorgold without being happy, independent, healthy and ready to bond with new owners who are also passionate about this wonderful breed.

What is an English Golden, Beyond Coat Color?

English Goldens differ from American GR’s in “breed type.”  The UK has one set of guidelines for the ideal Golden
and the U.S. another.  Lightest coats, including cream,” are favored in Europe and beyond; in the U.S. show ring judges find the light coat “undesirable.”

The main difference however, is in how a given dog is put together.  The English Golden is a masterpiece of proportion—beautiful large heads, appropriate length of neck giving way to a level topline, muscular forechest, legs under the body so that when the animal moves he does so effortlessly.

American show dogs are hyper-angulated in the rear, so that their toplines slope; their heads are often small for their bodies, their necks short or nearly non-existence, the chest/prosternum weak to the eye accustomed to the symmetry of the English dog.

It is only Americans who call European dogs “English”—while there is one breed, differing breed guidelines give rise to different types.  The UK Breed Standard is here; Ardorgold keeps this guideline in mind when pairing our breeding stock.

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Ardorgold Celestial Mystique goes back to our early 90’s Gold Rush Sevilla; her pedigree is all English except for that gold-plated American strand.  We are coming for you, Paris….

Healthy momma and babies…

Why Buy from Ardorgold?

We know that you are looking for a quality pet, but quality depends on a strong pedigree and a breeder who knows what he or she is doing, working to produce a better dog than the ones coming before it.

Our litter pedigree is a “line-breeding”—not an inbreeding—see difference here, on Int’l Ch Ashbury Angel Heart, the Irish kennel Garbank Lislone, Robinhood of Glen Sheallag, and others.  Only naïve and ill-informed breeders tout that their puppies do not have “related” sires and dams.  Line-breeding on proven pedigrees insures sound, beautiful individuals.

About Heretible Defect Testing

Regarding genetic testing, while some breeders post an impressive array of tests, knowledgeable breeders understand that most hereditary defects have multiple expressions in the DNA so that testing reduces the odds but does not eliminate them all together and that the best protocol is to breed out given defects and not discard otherwise stellar individuals for minor or rare issues. That said, we test for clear hips, eyes, hearts.   Anyone guaranteeing absolute genetic health for the lifetime of the dog or making various claims about greater longevity and lower incidence of cancer in the European Golden is unaware of the facts.

About Prophylaxis for Common Transitory Puppy Ailments

Ardorgold, like most breeders, keeps the following on hand;  sulfadimethoxine for puppy coccidiosis i.e. overgrowth of an organism in the small bowel giving rise to diarrhea; metronidazol or fenbendazole  for giardia that colonizes in standing water in which puppies play.  Several broad-spectrum antibiotics in doses titrated for puppies and adults.  5% bleach solution to treat clean water and food dishes, bedding, toys and flooring (remove puppies prior to treatment).

We administer prophylaxis when to our trained eyes, based in thirty years’ experience, a puppy is symptomatic and not before.  We safeguard our puppies’ immune systems by following a good parasite control protocol and vaccinating at 6 weeks when the maternal antibody window closes with subsequent vaccinations in a series of three more up to the age of 12 weeks, when puppies may also receive the rabies vaccine.    We are happy to share our protocols with you so that you can avoid costly trips to the vet, including links to our suppliers.

We give you complete health records and you must have a purchase exam in which you also submit a fecal sample; we hold your payment.

The bottomline:  develop a trusting relationship with your breeder and trust his or her expertise.  Beware of breeder-bashing veterinarians; we can vouch for the fact that such vets exist all over Northern Colorado.    If you have a vet you trust, by all means, use him or her but discount any negative opining; direct his or her questions to us.  Our diligence and expertise shines through. Ardorgold is the farthest thing from a backyard breeder and we do not “suffer fools gladly,” as it were, i.e.,  the arrogance of millennial vets.

See our kudos page, the wealth of information we have to offer, how our babies are truly bred with love and expertise.  “Dreams are made of dogs like these….and once you meet ours, you will know this to be true……….jen and doug, Ardorgold.

Coming This Spring to Ardorgold — A New Aquisition

We proudly announce our forthcoming new baby brood bitch from Europe and one of the most elite and visionary kennels around:

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The wonderful Kennel Bombadee in sunny Poland announces a new litter of seven girls and two boys, and we are overjoyed that we have our pick!

In Spring 2019 Ardorgold will welcome

Bombadee Bequeath to Me Starlight aka Stella …..

Litter sire:  Ch Bombadee The Big Lebowski– Int’l CH Obsidian of the Morning Valley ex Majik Queen of Soul.

Litter dam: Majik Zena, by Int’l CH Ramchaine Moment of Truth, ex Majik Rock Chick.

This is one of the most elegant pedigrees we have ever seen, first and foremost being a linebreeding top andb on the magnificent Int’l CH Majik Truth or Dare. Secondly there is a top and bottom breeding on the high profile Ramchaine and we wonder how the brilliant Tomas did this.

We have two crosses to Int’l CH Requisite of Ramchaine, Lochtaymor King of Diamonds and at least four to Int’l CH Majik Finders Keepers. Majik Zia Monica is also a Finders Keepers ex Majik Visi D’Arte daughter.

Here is the glorious crown jewel of Kari Lehtonen’s breeding program of Magic:

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Five generation pedigree:

Bombadee Bequeath To Me Starlight aka Stella
Ch Bombadee Big Lebowski
CH. Obsidian of the Morning Valley VDH.Jr.Ch. , DTS.VDH. CH., Luxemburg Jr.Ch. ,DTS. Ch.club., Herbst Jugend Sieger,Dutch Ch.
Dutch&German Ch Fly to Fletcher du Bois de la Rayere
NO UCH, SE U(U)CH Ramchaine Snap To Jako’s
Eng Sh Ch Lochtaymor King of Diamonds
Eng Sh Ch Remington Requisite Of Ramchaine
Bouquet Imperial du Bois de la Rayere
International, French, Luxembourg Ch. Taram du Bois de la Rayere
IntCh, ChFr, ChBel, FT Ch Tommy Girl du Bois de la Rayere
DTS. CH Passionate of the Morning Valley
EW’15, Multi Ch. Majik Truth Or Dare NL/D/VDH/LUX/INT/SE/DK BDSG ’10, Am.Winner ’10
C.I.E. , SE/DK/LT/LV/EE/BAL CH, NL VCH Majik Finders Keepers DKW-11
Majik Vissi D’Arte
Lady Apple of the Morning Valley
DTS.CH & VDH CH. Dream Max An Apple A Day
Dts.CH & VDH CH Bliss of the Morning Valley
C.I.E. Multi Ch Multi JCh Majik Queen Of Soul
DKCH(U), SEU(U)CH, LTCH Sunny Delight’s Last Cover Up
SE U(U)CH, DK UCH Xanthos Conquistador
Eng. CH. Xanthos Black Thorn JW, SGWC
Eng.Ch. Xanthos Effervescent SGWC
Sunny Delight’s Cover Girl
SU(U)CH Kulawand Northern Forester
SU(U)CH Inassicas Sunny Delight
EEJW-11 Majik Zia Monica
C.I.E. , SE/DK/LT/LV/EE/BAL CH, NL VCH Majik Finders Keepers DKW-11
Est Junior Ch, Fin JW-05, Balt JW-06 Remington Razzle Dazzle
Majik Whiter Shade
Majik Vissi D’Arte
Delindas Sincerely Love
Majik Noblesse Oblige
Multi Ch J Ch PL majik zena
UK Sh. Ch./Int/Dutch/Ger/VDH/DK(U)/Swe.CH/ Lux. Ch. Ramchaine Moment of Truth Est/LatCH. Dutch/GerJCH
EW’15, Multi Ch. Majik Truth Or Dare NL/D/VDH/LUX/INT/SE/DK BDSG ’10, Am.Winner ’10
C.I.E. , SE/DK/LT/LV/EE/BAL CH, NL VCH Majik Finders Keepers DKW-11
Est Junior Ch, Fin JW-05, Balt JW-06 Remington Razzle Dazzle
Majik Whiter Shade
Majik Vissi D’Arte
Delindas Sincerely Love
Majik Noblesse Oblige
CH. Ramchaine Monkeynut
UK Sh.Ch.Dutch.Ch. Barnum of the Hellacious Acres VDH.CH.Ger.Jun.Ch W’2008
WW’01,EW’99,02, Multi & Int Ch, Ch Fr/Ger/Lux/Swi/VDH Paudell Pure Passion
Victoria of the Hellacious Acres
Int/Dutch/Irish/ Ger/VDH CH. Ramchaine Jaq of Hearts JW
Eng Sh Ch Lochtaymor King of Diamonds
Eng Sh Ch Remington Requisite Of Ramchaine
Majik Rock Chick
C.I.E,LTU&SWE(show)CH,FIN JW-01&FIN W-07,VetWW`10 Royal Salute du Pays de Boheme
IntCh & Trialer, ChFr Gunmarsh Zachary
Eng.Sh.Ch Perrimay Hugo Of Fenwood
Gunmarsh Sophia JW
INT&VDH CH Majik Kiss Me Quick
IntCh, ChFin, Est Nightdream Music Maker
Majik Plisetskaya
Majik All At Sea
Int,N,Fin, Balt,Ltu, Est,Lv Ch SU(u)Ch Est JCh Fairfield Fireminstrel Est JW-05, LtuW-07
Eng. SH. CH. & Swe Sh Ch Lindjan Xylonite
Eng. CH. Fairfield Firedreamer JW
Majik Lady Dumbello
Est. CH Ritzilyn Soul Man
Majik Nadine

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Exquisite Cream-Coated English Puppies and Co-Owned Adults Available

Ardorgold’s affiliate has a stunning litter; we highly recommend these stunning babies.

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Stunning Snowbear…Ready for your arms…
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A Princess from Snowy Lands….

Beautiful babies for active owners with plenty of room and love– ready soon; please contact Ardorgold for information.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com.

Ardorgold seeks co-owners for our beautiful males– stable, loving families in Northern Colorado.

If your heart’s desire is a beautiful English Golden, but you can’t afford one why not a young adult, started, well-loved, crate-trained, housebroken?  We are ready to team with you in adoption of one of our boys….

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We want this boy to become your go-everywhere dog including sleeping next to or on your bed!  He has been our pride and joy; three years old, imported and a gold-plated pedigree.
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Our gorgeous Paris and her stunning babies.  We did a great job!  Check previous posts for upcoming litters.
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Gorgeous English Head, Cream Girl – Adopted and Loved…
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Love…nothing less..gold-kissed cream girl
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We will get you back, our beautiful girl…never fear.  You don’t belong to anyone but us…
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Ardorgold Brings Civil Rights Lawsuit Against High Profile Golden Retriever Rescue

Unfortunately the agency we have held accountable on our site has refused to comply with state and federal civil rights law and has refused to return the first service dog we requested, surrendered when we were deeply compromised with PTSD.

In the state of Colorado this is synonymous with the theft of personal property  We have prepared a lawsuit against this organization for damages in the thousands.

We ask for letters of support for our right to recover our service animal under the Colorado Antidiscrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to the e-mail address at the end of this post.

We encourage you to investigate Rescue practices wherever you are.  This rescue was thrilled to obtain our puppies for pennies on the dollar and put them in the arms of their donors.  But most egregiously, they remain in possession of a dog they are not entitled to and trumped up an harassment charge in their county, failing to tell the responding deputy that we are disabled, trying to recover an unlawfully held service dog.

Why do we have this right?  Because civil rights law controls over any and all relinquishment agreements; as ADA and CADA “reasonable accommodation” made lawfully for the return of our two service bitches, the Rescue has a duty to enter into a DOJ-mandated “interactive process” with us.

Their lawyer needs to get his facts straight.  First we asked for return of our beautiful Paris, i.e. Service Dog 1.  They refused.  Then in desperation we signed a sham agreement for the return of Lola i.e. Service Dog 2.

In the return of Lola, the Rescue established the precedent of accommodating a disabled woman’s request.  We certainly can now request the accommodation of the return of Service Dog 1 if in the aftermath of Lola’s return we were incapacitated with grief and symptomatic with PTSD.

It is not harassment to leverage compliance with the law when you are “pro se,” representing yourself pursuant to the filing of litigation in a court of law.

It is not harassment to hold any public entity accountable in the public sphere and this website is in the public sphere and the Rescue in question is a public entity. Nobody at this entity we are going after in a different matter has acted like babies demanding that we take down our post.  

No one has the right to try to shut us up.  No one, including the “attorney” who sent us an abusive letter and claims to represent the Rescue in question.  We’ll see him in Court.

Please send letters of support for our position to jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com . See also the DOJ Guidance on Service Dogs– you never know when you will need to support a friend in the fight for justice.

How pathetic that this organization would refuse to return someone’s service dog even when she has offered to pay its adoption fee and pay down its bills.

How pathetic that members of this organization would torment us by posting photos of our surrendered puppies on Facebook and telling us that our beautiful girl is lying on their bed with them.

How pathetic that when they drive someone crazy with grief, they would then sic a deputy on her, trumping up an harassment charge, not even telling the deputy the truth.

We reserve the right to hold this sham outfit to account on our website.  This is not a banana republic or a police state and it is not harassment to speak truth to power in the public sphere i.e. the internet.

No one, including law enforcement, has the right to violate our Constitutional and civil rights, to try to shut us up.  This is not China or Russia or Turkey; we have freedom of speech here and the powers that be would do well to keep this in mind.

 

 

 

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Ardorgold One, Ingrrrate Rescue, 0 – A Hell Hath No Fury Post: Read if You Dare

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Update on Dispute Between Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies and Ardorgold English Golden Retrievers.

Please see previous post for upcoming litter plans.

Several days ago the Rescue’s attorney waved a Constitutionally flawed agreement at us using our beautiful Ardorgold Peerless Parisienne at us as coercion. We were both exhausted, symptomatic with the PTSD with which we are disabled under the law, and very concerned about our service dogs’ welfare and return.

Because this scenario is possible for any breeder, we want to communicate why it is that we feel that we are not bound by the Agreement’s provisions, why it does not constitute a settlement or “resolution,” and why we will not settle for a partial resolution of the egregious violation of our civil rights by this organization.

Firstly, GRRR has refused to return one of our service dogs to us, ignoring our request for ADA-mandated requested “reasonable accommodation” of our disabilities. Thus, we have unfinished business.

Secondly and related to first point, GRRR has failed to enter into the required interactive process to effect a meeting of the minds required by the US Department of Justice in effecting just reasonable accommodations of the disabled under ADA Title III.

Our remedy, of course, is to bring suit under the ADA. But the agreement is especially flawed, despite its execution in the exigencies of the moment, as follows:

Thirdly, the Rescue in question is a public entity and nonprofit serving the public. As such it has exposure to criticism from any quarter and cannot allege or base any settlement on OUR RIGHT TO HOLD IT ACCOUNTABLE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE ON THIS BLOG.

Fourthly and most significantly, perhaps,  no legitimate settlement can violate the US Constitution, upon which the laws of the land reside. In this case, the Rescue demanded that in return for one of our bitches, we never utter a critical word about it, its policies or personnel.

This was arbitrary, violating the required ADA interactive process referred to in Point 1.

But more significantly, this violates our right of free speech i.e. the First Amendment of the Constitution. It also fatally flaws and nullifies the Agreement. Ardorgold is not legally bound to refrain from criticism of this agency or from any further legal action.

Our Thoughts and Course of Action

Ardorgold requested the return of two bitches, and indicated that we want a cash settlement commensurate with our pain and suffering.

The Agreement failed to even acknowledge our terms or that we had couched our requests as reasonable accommodations under the ADA, the Americans with Disabilties Act designed to insure fair and equal treatment of the disabled in our country. Moreover as codified in the CFR, this organization was required to enter into the interactive process set forth by DOJ.

Regarding that the Agreement is unconstitutional and would not hold up in a court of law, the following is instructive.

In the early 2000’s one Ward Churchill, at the time an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, referred to 911 victims working as stockbrokers in the Twin Towers as “little Eichmann’s,” i.e. aides de camp to Hitler.

This comment was considered by the University Regents to be such a political hot potato that Churchill was fired.

Subsequently, however, his attorneys made the argument that he had the right to say this outrageous thing about the dead, the victims of the 911 attacks.

Numerous professors took out an ad in the Rocky Mountain News and supported his right of free speech.

He won a half million dollars from CU and reinstatement on a tenure track.

This decision caused much outrage and is well-known in case law in the West around the First Amendment and is merely one of many landmark decisions putting Amendment I to the test.

Ardorgold reserves the right to hold Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies accountable for violating our civil rights and refusing to make requested reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

We have the right to sue the Rescue and to a fairer settlement than the one we have received to date for the egregious treatment and loss we have endured.

We stand by and reiterate the following:

IF THIS AGENCY HAD AN IOTA OF COMPASSION AND TRUE COMMITMENT TO THE WELFARE OF THESE DOGS OR ITS BEREFT OWNERS, OUR WELL-CARED FOR DOGS WHOSE ONLY ISSUE WAS THAT WE RAN OUT OF MONEY AND TURNED TO IT, (WHICH DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE CANNOT FEED, CARE FOR OR LOVE OUR DOGS) IT WOULD MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH TO REUNITE OUR DOGS WITH US, TO HELP THOSE IN THE THROES OF DESPERATION IN THE WAKE OF A MISTAKEN SURRENDER.

THIS AGENCY LACKS COMPASSION AND INTEGRITY. IT PROJECTS ON US THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW EVIL BECAUSE WE WERE EXHAUSTED, OVERWHELMED, SYMPTOMATIC WITH OUR DISABILITIES, AND NEEDED ITS HELP WITH A BITCH ILL WITH A UTERINE INFECTION AND PUPPIES WE HAD RUN OUT OF RESOURCES TO TREAT. IT SCOOPED UP OUR BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES, IMMEDIATELY HANDED THEM OVER TO ITS DONORS, POSTING A PHOTO OF OUR MOST BELOVED PUPPY ON FACEBOOK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S ARMS.

ARDORGOLD WILL REMOVE THIS POST WHEN JUSTICE IS SERVED, AND ONLY THEN.

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Ardorgold 2019…Unvanquished, Unstoppable….Projected Spring/Summer Puppies….

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One of our stunning females, Jr Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro ex Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, November 5, 2018.  Our winter babies are sorely missed!

Thank you for stopping by Ardorgold.  Our recent litter has gone to lovely new homes, including donors to a signature Colorado nonprofit and a loving family in northern Colorado.

We look forward to two 2019 litters by our stunning imported boy Jr Ch Angels Dance in Beauly Highland aka Angelo  (Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart ex Int’l CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric), hip, eye, heart clear,  out of our lovely girl Giselle Valeo Kosta  (Grand CH of Russia Starscream Lar de Casanova ex UA Inter CH Calista La Creaccion Perfecta de Valeo Kosta)– click here to go to 5 gen. pedigree on k9data,

and #2 litter by Jr. Ch. Gabrielle Ola de Oro, (Angel Heart grandson and Mega CH 5xBest of Best of Breed Furor von Osten Herz ex Iventa iz Vehrne Khortitsi out of Ardorgold Petite Parisienne aka Lola (Jr. Ch Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Amore Veritas Malibu for Ardorgold.), “>click here to go to pedigree on k9data.

These breedings depend on our girls’ completion of testing results;  contact jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com or text 970-214-1883.

Our cream-coated and typey Giselle is by Grand CH of Russia Starscream Lar de Casanova aka Sky, a stunning cream Golden bred by the great Bernar Carro Lopez, owned, handled and loved by Maria Kosacheva, Moscow, out of the beautiful Inter CH Calista La Creaccion Perfecta Valeo Kosta, bred,owned and handled by the lovely Valeria Gutnik, Kennel Valeo Kosta, UA.  We will post new pictures of our petite belle soon. We will keep back pick bitch to breed to our magnificent import Jr Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro, aka Gabe….and from our Gabe-Lola breeding, likely keep pick bitch or dog….so much depends.

Please contact jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com, our new g-suite e-mail, for more details and any questions not answered as you peruse our site.

Pictured first: our beautiful Angelo and Giselle from whom we expect tremendous babies… scroll down to see our Gabe and our Angelo-Malibu daughter Lola, who will have stunning babies.  Litter pedigree is here.

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Angelo, above, will be bred to our beautiful “Gizzy-bel” i.e. stunning imported Giselle Valeo Kosta, pictured below, for a stunning cream-coated litter:


 

Litter #2  Our Jr. Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro ex Ardorgold Peerless Parisienne, aka Lola

 
Our beautiful Gabe produced a stunning typey cream-coated litter whelped on November 5, 2018.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ARDORGOLD: DREAMS ARE MADE OF DOGS LIKE THESE!

UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2019

“Dreams Are Made of Dogs Like These” – The Ardorgold Difference–Linebreeding on Ashbury, Garbank Lislone, Majik and Glen Sheallag for superior quality and soundness

Quality puppies available from the signature “English” lines in the world; on referral and one puppy at a time brokerage into U.S.  For more contact jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com.  Let us help you pick a sound and healthy puppy and handle importation for you.  Ardorgold founded and curates  the group Respected International English Golden Retriever Breeders and Fanciers on Facebook with 2,000 and growing top of the line breeders in it.  Transparency and Accountability are the bywords of our network.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com ; text 970-214-1883.

Coming this spring to Ardorgold for our program:  The stunning Bombadee Bequeath To Me Starlight aka Stella, by CH Bombadee The Big Lebowski, a son of Int’l CH Obsidian of the Morning Valley ex CH Majik Queen of Soul, out of CH Majik Zena, by Int’l CH Ramchaine Moment of Truth out of Majik Rock Chick.  Bombadee is the highest profile Golden breeder in Poland and highly reputable throughout Europe, building its program–quite clearly– on the beautiful, accomplished Kari Lehtonen’s fabulous Majik dogs out of Finland.  Puppies remain in this brand new litter whelped at Bombadee…..

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The One and Only Crufts’ 15 CH Majik Truth or Dare with Kari Lehtonen, Majik, Finland, photo by Fred Smink, Moondust, NL.

This is the referenced litter’s stunning pedigree that includes a line-breeding on the one and only magnificent Crufts ’15 Winner Majik Truth or Dare,  four crosses to the great Majik Finders Keepers, Breed Greats like Int’l CH Fly to Fletcher du Bois de la Rayere, Passion of the Morning Valley, Int’l CH Xanthos Conquistador and other fabulous Golden Retrievers with knock-out pedigrees.  Trust our expertise!  Read on for information on English Goldens you won’t find anywhere else….

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An Ardorgold Puppy– Heads and Tails Above….

Happy New Year once more and welcome to Ardorgold.  Ardor means passion, which we have had for the English Golden in abundance.  Our puppies whelped November 7 are spoken for.  We hope for a 2019 litter  by our Jr. Ch. Gabrielle Ola de Oro aka Gabe, out of Ardorgold Peerless Parisienne, Lola. Feel free to contact us to be placed on our list. Don’t miss the ringing endorsement below: 

“The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital wishes to commend you on the quality of the 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 Emeritus.”

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Ardorgold is home to this magnificent Jr. CH Angels Dance in Beauly Highland aka Angelo, sire Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart, France, out of Int’l CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric.  Angelo is grandsire of our recent litter.  Litter pedigree is here.  

Beware of those advertising “English Cream” Goldens.  Those selecting for coat color alone are operating in ignorance.  Goldens are one breed and differ only in terms of their construction according to differing “Breed Standards,” blueprints for the ideal Golden around the world.  In reality, English is a type and cream but one shade all Goldens come in.  There is no such type of Golden as English Cream and it is only Americans who call those dogs bred abroad “English” because the American ideal Golden promoted by AKC and the Golden Retriever Club of America is very different from that of the UK, where the breed was founded in the late 1800’s.

Here is our recent ad.  Many thanks to the families and individuals taking home an Ardorgold puppy this holiday season.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com .  Enjoy puppy photos and links to our recent pedigree below.

Absolutely stunning healthy cream- and sun-kissed cream-coated English Golden Retriever puppies ready this week  to loving families with fenced yards, time and love.  These babies are by our gorgeous imported Jr. CH. Gabrielle Ola de Oro for Ardorgold aka Gabe, out of our Jr Ch-sired Ardorgold Celestial Mystique aka Paris.  Both parents hip, eye, heart clear, 5 gen. hip, eye soundness in top of the line pedigrees. 1st shots, worming, vet checked.  2 m., 2 f., AKC registerable,    jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com; 1-970-214-1883. .  Thank you to the families who have reserved from our beautiful 2018 litter.

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Personality plus! One of our ultra stunning Gabe ex Paris babies…..

About Us

We are retired teachers with a thirty-year record of producing highest quality Goldens; our puppies have been purchased by veterinarians, members of The Golden Retriever Club of America and Colorado’s Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club; our puppies have been bred to champions, titled in conformation, agility and obedience and  have also brought joy to families, challenged children and cancer patients.

We are experienced hands-on “puppy whisperers,” monitoring, nurturing, socializing and loving our puppies 24-7 from the time they are born.  No puppy leaves Ardorgold without being happy, independent, healthy and ready to bond with new owners who are also passionate about this wonderful breed.

What is an English Golden, Beyond Coat Color?

English Goldens differ from American GR’s in “breed type.”  The UK has one set of guidelines for the ideal Golden
and the U.S. another.  Lightest coats, including cream,” are favored in Europe and beyond; in the U.S. show ring judges find the light coat “undesirable.”

The main difference however, is in how a given dog is put together.  The English Golden is a masterpiece of proportion—beautiful large heads, appropriate length of neck giving way to a level topline, muscular forechest, legs under the body so that when the animal moves he does so effortlessly.

American show dogs are hyper-angulated in the rear, so that their toplines slope; their heads are often small for their bodies, their necks short or nearly non-existence, the chest/prosternum weak to the eye accustomed to the symmetry of the English dog.

It is only Americans who call European dogs “English”—while there is one breed, differing breed guidelines give rise to different types.  The UK Breed Standard is here; Ardorgold keeps this guideline in mind when pairing our breeding stock.

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Ardorgold Celestial Mystique goes back to our early 90’s Gold Rush Sevilla; her pedigree is all English except for that gold-plated American strand.  We are coming for you, Paris….

Healthy momma and babies…

Why Buy from Ardorgold?

We know that you are looking for a quality pet, but quality depends on a strong pedigree and a breeder who knows what he or she is doing, working to produce a better dog than the ones coming before it.

Our litter pedigree is a “line-breeding”—not an inbreeding—see difference here, on Int’l Ch Ashbury Angel Heart, the Irish kennel Garbank Lislone, Robinhood of Glen Sheallag, and others.  Only naïve and ill-informed breeders tout that their puppies do not have “related” sires and dams.  Line-breeding on proven pedigrees insures sound, beautiful individuals.

About Heretible Defect Testing

Regarding genetic testing, while some breeders post an impressive array of tests, knowledgeable breeders understand that most hereditary defects have multiple expressions in the DNA so that testing reduces the odds but does not eliminate them all together and that the best protocol is to breed out given defects and not discard otherwise stellar individuals for minor or rare issues. That said, we test for clear hips, eyes, hearts.   Anyone guaranteeing absolute genetic health for the lifetime of the dog or making various claims about greater longevity and lower incidence of cancer in the European Golden is unaware of the facts.

About Prophylaxis for Common Transitory Puppy Ailments

Ardorgold, like most breeders, keeps the following on hand;  sulfadimethoxine for puppy coccidiosis i.e. overgrowth of an organism in the small bowel giving rise to diarrhea; metronidazol or fenbendazole  for giardia that colonizes in standing water in which puppies play.  Several broad-spectrum antibiotics in doses titrated for puppies and adults.  5% bleach solution to treat clean water and food dishes, bedding, toys and flooring (remove puppies prior to treatment).

We administer prophylaxis when to our trained eyes, based in thirty years’ experience, a puppy is symptomatic and not before.  We safeguard our puppies’ immune systems by following a good parasite control protocol and vaccinating at 6 weeks when the maternal antibody window closes with subsequent vaccinations in a series of three more up to the age of 12 weeks, when puppies may also receive the rabies vaccine.    We are happy to share our protocols with you so that you can avoid costly trips to the vet, including links to our suppliers.

We give you complete health records and you must have a purchase exam in which you also submit a fecal sample; we hold your payment.

The bottomline:  develop a trusting relationship with your breeder and trust his or her expertise.  Beware of breeder-bashing veterinarians; we can vouch for the fact that such vets exist all over Northern Colorado.    If you have a vet you trust, by all means, use him or her but discount any negative opining; direct his or her questions to us.  Our diligence and expertise shines through. Ardorgold is the farthest thing from a backyard breeder and we do not “suffer fools gladly,” as it were, i.e.,  the arrogance of millennial vets.

See our kudos page, the wealth of information we have to offer, how our babies are truly bred with love and expertise.  “Dreams are made of dogs like these….and once you meet ours, you will know this to be true……….jen and doug, Ardorgold.