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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 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.

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Happy Holidays from Ardorgold: Stunning English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies for Unheard Of Price – 48 Hr Sale…

UPDATED DECEMBER 21, 2018

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Litter of Amore Veritas Malibu for Ardorgold, photo Elena Apaycheva…

Welcome to Ardorgold.

Ardorgold has provided beautiful puppies to loving new owners since 1990,  including veterinarians and members of The Golden Retriever Club of America. We have been endorsed by the former Director of the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the top repro vet in the West. Our dogs live indoors with us and we have one litter a year.

Our gorgeous 7 wk healthy, vaccinated beautiful English Cream puppies are as well-bred and beautiful as anyone’s in the State if not more so; they are very advanced, well-socialized and must get into new homes by the New Year. Our 30 years’ experience tells us that their ideal bonding time is now; in our professional opinion, they are ready to go. We are dropping our price to $1,000, $2k below FMV and what most other breeders in Colorado are asking. A good home is far more important to us than money.

We have stunning puppies and excellent endorsements. Again, they are every bit as beautiful and intelligently bred as any other breeder’s nationwide. We have been on duty to our litter and their beautiful mother 24-7; the puppies are fully weaned, beautifully socialized, responsibly vaccinated at 6 wks at the end of the maternal antibody window for parvo, distemp, flu and adenovirus, and wormed.

Their sire and dam are hip, eye and heart clear with many generations of soundness and longevity behind them. We seek loving families or individuals with fenced yards and the resources to give one of these spectacular and beloved babies a top of the line home. Please e-mail jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretievers.com or text 970-214-1883

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Ardorgold founded and curates “Respected International Breeders of English Golden Retrievers” on Facebook. We are a thriving network of 2k members and growing!

The Ardorgold Difference

This is a truly elegant breeding producing gorgeous puppies with stunning heads, loving, tuned-in and curious; in our view, you will not find other English Golden Retriever breeders in the US with the depth of knowledge and decades of experience required to not only select the most outstanding individuals from abroad to import, but how and why to combine given bloodlines to produce healthy, extroverted, superlative puppies in accordance with the UK Breed Standard, the blueprint endorsed by the UK’s most elite breeder-judges setting forth the qualities of the ideal Golden…

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One of our spectacular genetic packages at two weeks…..  

Scroll down to previous posts AND browse pages to learn more about Ardorgold’s English Golden Retrievers….

About Genetic Testing

Experienced and knowledgeable breeders understand a basic issue in genetics.  Testing of any kind, of sire and dam only improves the odds and does not guarantee defect-free progeny.  We believe that most hereditary defects in otherwise stunning dogs should be bred out together with conservative essential testing.  No amount of DNA testing can insure the absence of a given trait or defect because all traits except very few have

      • multiple expressions in the DNA i.e., are polygenic.

Many English Cream breeders lack this understanding and try to impress buyers with long lists of tests, many for things Goldens seldom manifest in the first place.  Don’t be fooled, and get the facts.  There are no perfect dogs or bitches, and no one can ever guarantee that a puppy will be hereditary defect free for its lifetime, or that it won’t get cancer, or that lots of testing or absence of any puppyhood ailments guarantees longevity.

Actually, challenges to a puppy’s immune system are good, within reason.  Administration of antibiotics in puppyhood, within reason and targeted for specific bacteria or protozoa, followed by conservative administration of probiotics, will not compromise a puppy’s immune system.

Ardorgold chooses to clear breeding stock for hip, eye and heart defects, to post info on our site on a given dog or bitch’s page, and we do not test for minor skin issues that can be easily managed. Nor do we often run to or rely on veterinarians, often anti-breeder although breeders keep them in business; breeders have tremendous field experience and should be respected by a given e veterinarian.

Steer clear of those breeders who obsessively test because it is likely that they are unaware of “breed type,” the over-all beauty and majesty of the English Golden.    Buy from an articulate and well-educated breeder.

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LOLA, 6 MONTHS – One of our stunning progeny.

Buy with Confidence: Stunning “English” Golden Retriever Puppies by Jr. Ch., Bred with 30 years’ Love & Expertise.. …One Litter a Year; Home Page Updated c/ New Pix Daily; Reserve Now!

UPDATED DECEMBER 15, 2018 – 

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The Exquisite Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart as Puppy….Bred, Handled, Owned and Loved by Cathy and Gerard Sonntag, Ashbury Golden Retrievers, France. Posted under Internet Free Use laws…. This boy pictured as an adult below is at the heart of our pedigrees….

WELCOME AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  PUPPIES AVAILABLE; BIG, FLUFFY, CREAM-COATED AND GORGEOUS ARISTOCRATS BY IMPORTED JR CH, NURTURED AND MONITORED 24-7; THE BEST OF THE BEST; PLEASE SCROLL DOWN. SEE OUR TERRIFIC REFERENCES HERE.  

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Updated December 15, 2018

Welcome to Ardorgold, and Happy Holidays!  Puppies still available from our stellar litter whelped on November 5, 2018.  Many thanks to the families placing deposits. jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com; text to 970-214-1883. Enjoy our photos and updates, and note endorsements further down on the page.

Puppy and Purchase Info

Exquisite English Golden Retriever puppies bred with love & expertise, according to the United Kingdom Kennel Club Breed Standard/Blueprint for the Golden Retriever, the guideline for the ideal Golden used throughout the UK, Europe and Beyond. These masterfully bred, professionally nurtured and socialized babies will be ready Christmas week. Sire: Jr Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro—- see his page.  Dam: Ardorgold Celestial Mystique aka Paris–see her page.  Parents hip, eye and heart clear; $2500.00, $200 deposit.  AKC-registerable. References, Sales Agreement, expert help for the lifetime of the dog.  Pedigree here.  jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com; text 970-214-1883.  Scroll down for more detailed info on us, our protocols and policies and to see slide show of sire, dam, litter when first born. Text 970-214-1883.  

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Puppy B – Girl – Irresistable!

More and more people are realizing that “English” Goldens are not limited only to cream-coated dogs and bitches.  In fact, breed superstars come in “any shade of cream or gold”; every “English Cream,” which is a color, not a type, has gold dogs in its pedigree.  TWO GOLD ENGLISH DOGS CAN PRODUCE CREAM PUPPIES WHEN CREAM COATS ARE DOMINANT IN THE PEDIGREE.  GET THE FACTS; READ ARDORGOLD’S INFORMATION; BEWARE OF BREEDERS PERPETUATING MYTHS ABOUT THE ENGLISH GOLDEN.

 Puppies’ Grandsire: Our Jr CH Angels Dance in Beauly Highland for Ardorgold, our Angel heart son

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Jr. CH. Angels Dance in Beauly Highland aka Angelo, grandsire of our litter and son of Int’l Ch Ashbury Angel Heart

A slideshow of our puppies with their sire and dam…

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The beautiful Ardorgold Celestial Sauvignon aka Savvy, whelped Nov. 5, 2018

Pictured above; one of our English beauty queens, current litter.  The collage below will help you understand our bloodlines and the influence of our pedigree upon the litter.

Nowhere else in Colorado will you find the quality and beauty we have attained in our litter of classic English in type Golden Retriever puppies.

The pedigree of our puppies is an intentional “linebreeding” on the beautiful Ashbury Angel Heart, on Garbank Lislone behind Moondust Masterpiece in Gabe’s Pedigree and Lislone Garbank Loch Affric behind our Angelo, and on Robinhood of Glen Sheallag behind Gabe’s dam and behind Angelo in Paris’s pedigree.

We ourselves love the look of the cream-coated English Golden.  Equally stunning are the puppies in a given litter that one might fairly call “sun-kissed” or “dusky cream.”  But they are stunning because they have gorgeous heads and are masterfully put together; they are true dreamboats. See our discussion of English “breed type” below.

If It’s Not About Coat Color, What Is an English Golden?

The English Golden differs from the American because the UK and the U.S. have different “breed standards” for how a Golden should be put together.
The difference is about “breed type,” and has little to do with coat color!

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INT’L CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART–EUROPE’S TOP ENGLISH-IN-TYPE SIRE, Bred, Handled and Owned by GERARD AND CATHY SONNTAG, FRANCE.

Here is what we in America consider a gloriously beautiful English Golden. Note this stunning dog’s proportions and substance. Note how each part is congruent to other parts–stunning head, strong but not overly long neck; prominent and muscular chest, legs set well beneath the body; how the head and neck give way to a stunning level topline to tail. Look at the difference between this dog and the American champion below:

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Note how this dog has less head, less chest, and is hyper-angulated in the rear. Contrast her with our “Angelo” below, who is perfectly English in type.

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Jr. CH. Angels Dance in Beauly Highland aka Angelo, our stunning Angel Heart son
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Our Angelo as a Stunning Puppy…Beauly Highland Kennel, RO

Note of Interest: Ardorgold curates the group Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever on Facebook; the 2k members of our group follow the aforementioned UK Breed Standard which specifies the construction and coat colors of the European Golden Retriever.

In brief: About Us

We are retired teachers with a decades-long passion for the Golden Retriever, most recently for the English Golden Retriever; for thirty years we have bred champions in conformation, agility and the field, gorgeous healthy puppies for families; service dogs for autistic little boys and a woman dying of breast cancer.

These days, late in our lives, we are blessed beyond measure with the privilege of living in our country home with seven intelligent and spectacular “English” Golden Retrievers, two of whom are Junior Champions per the breeder-chartered Chien D’Or Anglais International, an offshoot of Federation Cynologique Internationale or FCI, the “parent organization” of European breed clubs in Belgium.

Our imported breeding stock comes with an FCI pedigree from a given country’s breed club. The Chien D’Or site will launch soon and we will announce that it is up and running.  For the record, our international judges have awarded an Honorary Junior Championship to the stunning Jr. CH Golden Edition’s Legend Spirit, loved and owned by Vasilios Manilos of Greece.  This breeding and this beautiful dog are the talk of the town in European breed clubs, as this is a linebreeding on the top-winning Scottish Sh. Ch. Bethrob Bracken, bred by Lislone Garbank.  You will find Bethrob Bracken in latter generations of our Jr Ch Gabrielle Ola De Oro’s pedigree, sire of our litter.  Thus the beautiful newly minted “Dio” is related to our Gabe through his great grandsire the great 2006 World Winner Int’l Ch Moondust Masterpiece.   .

Other info follows; we hope you find a few of our endorsements of interest.  Please note that by placing the mouse on any page of our site and right-clicking, you may print out a “packet” for your files…Other endorsements are on the site page for kudos.

It has been a true privilege to meet you and your dogs and to care for your puppies.  Your English Goldens are exquisite.  You’re on our radar as best of the best.”  James L. Voss, DVM, Director Emeritus, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The CSU VTH is one of the top three vet schools in the U.S. We ourselves are retired from teaching at CSU.

“I can’t thank you enough for my Maggie.  She has prolonged my life; My MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer)is in remission.”  Lindsay M.   

Jenne’: who would have thought that years after our meeting in St. Paul where you were in your early career as a poet, you would help me endure the loss of my mobility with your beautiful creatures. Bravissima!  Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973

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Ardorgold babies 3 wks beginning to interact…Angelo grand-get

A true English Golden is a masterpiece of proportion and substance.  He may or may not have a cream coat because as noted, the cream coat is allowed abroad; we again refer you to and ask you to scroll down  to “coat color” in the United Kingdom Kennel Club Breed Standard or blueprint for the Golden.  It is the official word and it says this:  the Golden Retriever’s coat “may be any shade of cream or gold except for red or mahogany.”

Ardorgold curates the group Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever on Facebook and 2k– Two Thousand of us  agree with the official position of The Golden Retriever Club of America on “English Creams.”  Please read on.  See our beautiful great grandson of Angel Heart here.

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Plush cream-coated English babies with loving Mama Paris…

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Boy 2 – 3 wks

Please contact us at jenanddoug@ardorgoldenglishgoldenretrievers.com or text to 970-214-1883.  Good availability m and f this date.