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ARDORGOLD ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS: 30 YEARS BREEDING FOR TYPE AND SOUNDNESS W/LOVE & EXPERTISE…

Update September  25, 2018- BEAUTIFUL LITTER DUE IN EARLY NOVEMBER; POSSIBLE XMAS PLACEMENT.  SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS!  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com .  

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ARDORGOLD ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS – HOME OF JR CH ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND, BY INT’L CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART EX INT’L CH LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC

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: jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.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.  

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A CLASSIC ARDORGOLD ENGLISH PUPPY– OUR EXQUISITE ANGELO-MALIBU DAUGHTER ARDORGOLD PEERLESS PARISIENNE AKA LOLA.  A STUNNING CLASSIC HEAD.

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.

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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:

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:

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Gorgeous Girl, whelped in June 2016.
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Paris, at Weaning Time
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PARIS POST CREAM OF RICE
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PARIS AT SIX WEEKS
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BEAUTIFUL PARIS 9 WEEKS
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Paris “Oakley”, Little Sixgun in Annie Oakley garb
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Stunning Jr Ch Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, Paris sire
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Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin – 7/8 English/UK, Paris’ Dam
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ANGELO’S SIRE, THE GLORIOUS #5 ENGLISH GOLDEN IN THE WORLD INT’L CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART, BRED BY GERARD AND CATHY SONTAG OF ASHBURY, FRANCE. THIS MAGNIFICENT DOG IS PURPOSEFULLY IN ALL OF OUR PEDIGREES, AS WE FEEL HE EXEMPLIFIES THE CONFORMATION AND OVERALL BEAUTY OF THE ENGLISH GOLDEN.  WE OUTCROSS ASHBURY TO THE MOST INFLUENTIAL KENNEL IN THE WORLD OF ENGLISH GOLDENS, LISLONE GARBANK, WITH THE WORLD’S TOP BLOODLINES THROUGHOUT THE PEDIGREE, IN ELEGANT LINE-BREEDINGS DONE TO PRESERVE BOTH SOUNDNESS AND CONSUMMATE BREED TYPE.

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.

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OUR STUNNING IMPORT JUNIOR CHAMPION GABRIELLE OLA DE ORO FOR ARDORGOLD
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GABE IS THE ULTIMATE GOLDEN, LOVING, A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF BREED TYPE;
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GABE WITH HIS LITTER MATES
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A Candid of Gabe’s stunning sire FUROR NO WORDS REQUIRED EXCEPT TO SAY THAT HE IS AN INT’L CH 5X BEST OF BEST OF BREED FUROR VON OSTEN HERZ, OWNED, HANDLED AND LOVED BY KENNEL OLA DE ORO, UKRAINE.
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Little Explorer Gabe. Born 2 B Tremendous
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Gabe’s typey dam, beautifully chock-full of babies., daughter of stunning CH and Best of Best of Breed Avalansh Zolotaya Khortitsa; note this girl’s beautiful structure, strong head and neck, brisket/chest…her beautiful topline and angles including perfect perpendicularity of pasterns/lower thigh……

MORE PHOTOS OF ARDORGOLD PUPPIES

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PLEASE CONTACT US EXCLUSIVELY AT OUR NEW G-SUITE E-ADDRESS: jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com .  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.

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NOTE THE PROPORTIONS, BALANCE AND SUBSTANCE OF THIS STUNNING “ENGLISH” DOG.  THIS IS INT’L CH MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU AKA BRAND, IMPORTED TO THE UKRAINE FROM KENNEL MAJIK, THE NO. 1 KENNEL IN FINLAND. BRED TO A CREAM-COATED BITCH, THE RESULT WAS A STUNNING LITTER OF WHOM OUR CREAM-COATED AMORE VERITAS MALIBU IS PICK BITCH.

AS NOTED, OUR POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS ARE DISCUSSED BELOW;  YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT OUR FACEBOOK GROUP OF OVER 2,000: RESPECTED INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREEDERS ,WHERE YOU WILL FIND A FURTHER WEALTH OF INFORMATION.  OUR GORGEOUS “OFFSITE STUD” IS PICTURED BELOW:

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OUR OFFSITE SIRE; WATCH FOR PUPPIES BY THIS STUNNING SON OF INT’L CRUFTS CH ABINVALE TRAGUARDO OUT ONE OF OUR GIRLS IN 2019.

***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.

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OUR NEWEST BABY, NOW 8 MONTHS OLD,  GISELLE VALEO KOSTA FOR ARDORGOLD, BY GRAND CH OF RUSSIA STARSCREAM DE LAR DE CASANOVA OUT OF INTER CH CALISTA LA CREACCION PERFECTA DE VALEO KOSTA. NOTICE GISELLE’S BEAUTIFUL HEAD, FORECHEST, SHORT AND LEVEL BACK, HOW HER LEGS ARE SET BELOW HER BODY.  SEE HER PARENTS BELOW.

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ABOUT US

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.

LITTER PROTOCOL

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. 

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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.

OUR GUARANTEE:

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!

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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.”

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The Spectacular CH Calista La Creaccion Perfecta de Valeo Kosta, Kiev, the dam of our beautiful Giselle Valeo Kosta for Ardorgold. Perfectly “English” in type.

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. 

OTHER NEWS:

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:

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CRUFTS ’18 VETERAN DOG WORLD WINNER MILAN ’15 AMSTERDAM BOB’14 TRAMIN ARNI JOY (MULTI CH ROBINHOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG EX MULTI CH REAL WORLD OF GLEN SHEALLAG)

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

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Gabe’s sire Multi CH 5x Best of Best of Breed Furor Von Osten Herz, Ukraine
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OUR BEAUTIFUL FUROR SON, GABE, AT A GANGLY STAGE; NOTE HIS LENGTH OF NECK TO FORECHEST, THAT HIS SHOULDER BLADES FORM A TRIANGLE; HE IS STACKED A LITTLE TO THE REAR HERE BUT HE HAS A TREMENDOUS LEVEL TOPLINE; HE IS “WELL LET DOWN” IN THE HOCKS AND HAS PASTERNS TO DIE FOR.

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

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THE STUNNING “HEADPIECE” OF MULTI CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY, TRAMIN, UKRAINE, BREEDER; ADRIAN CORICI, ROMANIA, OWNER.

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.

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THE BEAUTIFUL LITTER OF OUR NEW STUD PROSPECT, GABE. HE PANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS SIBLINGS. HE IS NOT ONLY EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL AS ONE WOULD EXPECT GIVEN THAT HIS SIRE IS FIVE TIMES BEST OF BEST OF BREED, HE HAS A DELIGHTFUL, LOVING AND FRIENDLY TEMPERAMENT.

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.

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THE STUNNING CH CALISTA LA CREACCION PERFECTA DE VALEO KOSTA, DAM OF OUR GISELLE VALEO KOSTA FOR ARDORGOLD.

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.

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GORGEOUS MALIBU NURTURING HER 2017 BABIES…..

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!

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ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND AKA ANGELO, EUROPEAN IMPORT AND SIRE OF OUR JUNE 2017 LITTER. OF OUR PUPPY-DADDY ANGELO, IMPORTED FROM ONE OF THE TOP-PERFORMING BREEDERS OF EUROPE, AKC BREEDER-JUDGE KATHY WOOD HAS SAID, “HE’S OUTSTANDING.”

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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.

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ARDORGOLD MISCHIEVIOUS CREW IN 2017
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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
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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

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The stunning Amore Veritas Malibu for Ardorgold, 12 weeks! Pick of six girls!

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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