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ARDORGOLD ENGLISH GOLDEN RETRIEVERS: HIGHEST QUALITY, 25 YEARS BREEDING FOR TYPE AND SOUNDNESS…

Update June 24, 2018

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OUR MAGNIFICENT  NAISDA VR CH ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND FOR ARDORGOLD   AKA ANGELO — MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART EX CH LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC!

THANKS VERY MUCH FOR STOPPING BY ARDORGOLD! PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT ENGLISH CREAM BREEDERS BUT BREEDERS OF ENGLISH GOLDENS BGED FOR TYPE AND SOUNDNESS TOWARD THE UK BREED STANDARD WHICH STATES THAT A GOLDEN MAY BE “ANY SHADE OF CREAM OR  GOLD.  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A LITTER PLANNED FOR THE FALL BETWEEN TWO FABULOUS INDIVIDUALS; OUR LOVELY BITCH ARDORGOLD CELESTIAL MYSTIQUE AKA PARIS WILL BE BRED TO OUR STUNNING UKRAINIAN IMPORT AND NAISDA CHAMPION VR-CH OLLADORO GAMEKEEPER’S GAMBIT AKA GABE.   — PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!

GABE HAS THE DISTINICTION OF BEING THE FIRST CHAMPION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION’S INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL COMPETITION, A CUTTING EDGE REVOLUTION IN PUREBRED DOG EXHIBITION DEVELOPED BY AN INTERNATIONAL BREEDER’S CONSORTIUM.  WE WILL RETURN INQUIRIES ON THIS BEAUTIFUL HIGH-POWERED LITTER, SENDING OUR NEW QUESTIONNAIRE TO YOU THEN,  BEGINNING AUGUST 1, 2018. PUPPIES FROM THIS MATING WILL BE CREAM AND CREAM TINGED WITH GOLD. PLEASE REST ASSURED THAT OUR SIRE AND DAM HAVE PASSED THEIR BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAMS WITH FLYING COLORS; CLEARANCES POSTED SHORTLY TO RESPECTIVE PAGES.  SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE SIRE AND DAM OF THIS PLANNED LITTER.

IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE A YOUNG ADULT FEMALE FOR SALE; HER PURCHASE PRICE IS $2500.00 TO A NORTHERN COLORADO FAMILY WITH NO CHILDREN UNDER FIVE, A FENCED YARD AND ONE OTHER DOG.  THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE SET IN STONE. WE DO NOT SUPPLY ANYONE WITH BREEDING STOCK.  HERE IS THE PRINCESS WE SO LOVE, BRED WITH LOVE AND EXPERTISE; WE KEPT TWO ANGELO-MALIBU PUPS FOR ONE YEAR AND DESPITE THE DIFFICULTY OF CHOOSING BETWEEN THEM, HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THIS GIRL’S SISTER IS THE BETTER FIT FOR OUR PROGRAM. TEXT 970-214-1883 IF INTERESTED. SIRE: VR-CH ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND EX AMORE VERITAS MALIBU FOR ARDORGOLD.  WHELPED JUNE 14 2017. BOTH PARENTS IMPORTED AND CLEARED.  

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THIS BEAUTIFUL GIRL WOULD MAKE AN IDEAL COMPANION FOR A LAID BACK FAMILY OR A COUPLE WITH TIME AND TENDERNESS.  SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE BREED AND OF ENGLISH TYPE. TEXT 970-214-1883.   NO BREEDERS.

THIS PAGE INTRODUCES YOU TO US, OUR BREEDING PHILOSOPHY AND MORE.  PLEASE NOTE THE SITE MENU ABOVE LISTING RELEVANT INFORMATION.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT “ENGLISH CREAM” BREEDERS ALTHOUGH WE ARE DEEPLY PROUD OF OUR IMPORTED STOCK AND LOVE OUR CREAM-COATED DOGS.  ENGLISH GOLDENS COME IN “ANY SHADE OF CREAM AND GOLD” ACCORDING TO THE UK BREED STANDARD.  YET IN AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS DESIGNED TO SELL PUPPIES FOR THOUSANDS, THE “ENGLISH CREAM” BOOM DEPENDS ON AMERICAN NAIVETE.  WHILE MANY EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN GOLDENS ARE CREAM-COATED, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL WHO LOVE THIS WONDROUS BREED UNDERSTAND  THAT KNOWLEDGEABLE BREEDERS DO NOT SELECT THEIR STOCK ON COAT COLOR BUT ON THE OVERALL TYPE AND CHARACTER OF AN INDIVIDUAL GOLDEN AND HIS OR HER BLOODLINES.

 

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THE STUNNING AND INFLUENTIAL MULTI CH REMINGTON RINGMASTER, BRED AND HANDLED BY PENNY GOWAN.  AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF BREED TYPE; THIS DOG WOULD BE A FABULOUS STAND-OUT WHETHER HE WERE “CREAM” OR DEEP GOLD.

IN FACT, AN “ENGLISH” GOLDEN POSSESSES A NUMBER OF CHARACTERISTICS THAT SET HIM APART FROM AMERICAN GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, CHIEFLY IN HIS CLASSICAL “CONSTRUCTION” OR CONFORMATION. THIS GRAPHIC OFFERS YOU AN IDEA OF THESE DIFFERENCES:

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ARDORGOLD STRIVES TO PRODUCE “ENGLISH CREAM-COATED AND CLASSIC LIGHT GOLD PUPPIES OF CONSUMMATE TYPE– PROPORTION, BALANCE, SUBSTANCE AND SOUNDNESS–IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IDEAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER DESCRIBED BY THE REFERENCED UK KENNEL CLUB.  OUR VR-CH ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND AKA ANGELO (MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART EX CH LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC) IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF “ENGLISH” BREED TYPE”:

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OUR ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND, AKA ANGELO, AROUND 12 WEEKS, A MASTERPIECE OF PROPORTION, SUBSTANCE, SYMMETRY AND BALANCE.

 

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OUR REMARKABLE ACQUISITION FROM ROMANIA, OUR ANGELO, BY MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART OUT OF MULTI CH GARBANK LISLONE LOCH AFFRIC, AT ONE YEAR.

PLEASE NOTE:  WE FOUNDED AND CURATE ONE OF THE BEST GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREEDER GROUPS ON FACEBOOK. WE OFTEN POST QUALITY DOMESTIC  AND FOREIGN LITTER LISTINGS ON THE PAGE  BY THOSE WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF AND EXPERTISE WITH THE GLORIOUS ENGLISH GOLDEN. 

IN OUR GROUP WE HAVE MEMBERS OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF AMERICA AND TOP INDEPENDENT U.S. BREEDERS, AS WELL AS LITTERS AND PUPPIES POSTED BY TRUSTED, RESPONSIBLE BREEDERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. 

UPCOMING LITTERS

2019 PLANS: TO BREED ONE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL BITCHES, ARDORGOLD CELESTIAL MYSTIQUE, DAUGHTER OF OUR MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART SON, PARIS–SEE BELOW–  TO OUR BEAUTIFUL VR-CH OLLADORO GAMEKEEPER’S GAMBIT, AKA GABE.  STUNNING GABE IS SHOWN DIRECTLY BELOW, AND PARIS FOLLOWS. 

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NOTES ON YOUR BREEDER

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.

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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.

 

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OUR STUNNING IMPORTED GISELLE VALEO KOSTA FOR ARDORGOLD AT 41 DAYS.  NOTE HER LOVELY STRONG HEAD, LENGTH OF NECK, DEVELOPING CHEST,  SHORTNESS OF BACK AND LEVEL TOPLINE; THE SHORT BACK WITH LEGS UNDER THE BODY, ALL A TESTIMONY TO BRILLIANT BREEDING.
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GISELLE’S STUNNING SIRE, MULTI CH STARSCREAM LAR DE CASANOVA, BY MULTI CH VESTAFJELL’S IMAGINE MY DADDY EX MULTI CH TRINITY ILLUSION STAR DE CASANOVA.  OWNED BY MARIA KOSACHEVA, MOSCOW.

 

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THE STUNNING CH STARSCREAM LAR DE CASANOVA, OWNED BY MARIA KOSACHEVA, MOSCOW, RU.  NOTE HIS OVERALL PROPORTION, SUBSTANCE AND BALANCE.

“REPUTABLE” BREEDERS DO NOT ASPIRE TO PRODUCE HUNDREDS OF CREAM-COATED DOGS AND BITCHES, BUT ARE DEVOTED TO THE PRODUCTION OF INDIVIDUALS CONFORMING TO THE IDEAL SPECIMEN OF THE BREED.  BREED “TYPE” IS INFLUENCED BY FLUCTUATING STYLISTIC PREFERENCES DEPENDING ON REGION AND WHIM; WHEN CREAM-COATED OVERSEAS DOGS WIN IN THE AKC SHOWRING IT IS ONLY BECAUSE THEY TRANSCEND ANY ISSUE A GIVEN JUDGE HAS WITH COAT COLOR AS EXEMPLARY IN OVERALL BREED TYPE, THEIR ULTIMATE GOLDEN RETRIEVER-NESS, IF YOU WILL.

ABOUT GENETIC TESTING

REGARDING TESTING FOR HERITABLE CONDITIONS,  ARDORGOLD FEELS STRONGLY THAT BREEDING MUST BALANCE THE BEAUTY, 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 NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOGS ASSOCIATION.  WE SELL OUR PUPPIES WITH CERTIFICATES OF LINEAGE, CC’S OF SIRE AND DAM PEDIGREES, OUR GUARANTEE AND MISC. INFORMATION.  SPECIAL AKC REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR COMPETITION.

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)
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THE LOVELY ARDORGOLD CELESTIAL MYSTIQUE AKA PARIS, WHELPED IN 2016

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.

 

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OUR BEAUTIFUL OLLADORO GAMEKEEPER’S GAMBIT AKA GABE, ONE YEAR.

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.

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HERE IS OUR ANGELO’S SIRE, THE STUNNING MULTI CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART, REVEALING BEAUTIFUL BALANCE AND STRUCTURE; GERARD AND CATHY SONTAG, FRANCE, BREEDER HANDLERS.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE DO NOT POST AT OFFA.ORG AS PRESSURED TO DO BY GRCA (GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF AMERICA, AN ARM OF AKC); WE BELIEVE THAT A CENTRALIZED SITE FOR GENETIC TESTING ENCOURAGES POLICING OF BREEDERS; WE POST OUR HEALTH INFO TO THIS BLOG AND ON K9DATA.COM .  IN SELLING A PUPPY TO YOU OUR GOAL IS TO ESTABLISH A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP, ONE IN WHICH YOU ACQUIRE CONFIDENCE IN OUR EXPERTISE AND IN OUR PROTOCOL.

REGARDING GUARANTEEING AGAINST GENETIC DEFECTS, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING: ALL HEREDITARY TRAITS ARE POLYGENIC, MEANING EXPRESSED BY MULTIPLE GENES IN COMPLEX PATTERNS OF OCCURENCE AND DORMANCY, I.E. IN DOMINANT OR RECESSIVE STATES. FOR THIS REASON IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE THAT TESTED PARENTS WILL NOT PRODUCE DEFECT-FREE OFFSPRING. TESTING IMPROVES ODDS ONLYEVEN SO, WE DO TEST FOR THE MOST CONCERNING DEFECTS–HIPS, ELBOWS, EYES, AND HEART, WITH APPROPRIATE SPECIALISTS,  TO BETTER THOSE ODDS, AS NOTED, WE POST TESTING RESULTS ON THE BLOG AND ON K9DATA.COM

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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, OLLADORO GAMEKEEPER’S GAMBIT UKRAINE; 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.

OUR GUARANTEE STATES THAT IF YOUR PUPPY MANIFESTS A GENETIC ISSUE UP TO THE AGE OF TWO PER SECOND OPINION, FOR ANY CONDITION FOR WHICH WE DO OR DO NOT TEST, WE WILL TAKE THE PUPPY BACK (SANS REFUND) AND OFFER A DISCOUNT ON ANOTHER PUPPY WHEN ONE IS AVAILABLE.  AGAIN, THE BUYER IS FREE TO PURCHASE A DNA PANEL ON HIS OR HER OWN, BUT ARDORGOLD IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE RESULTS OF SUCH TESTING AND WE URGE YOU TO NOT OVERREACT TO THE FACT THAT GOLDENS THE WORLD OVER ARE VULNERABLE TO A MYRIAD OF DISEASES THAT MAY LENGTHEN THE LIST AS DNA TESTING ADVANCES.  FINALLY, CANCER OCCURS IN ALL GOLDEN RETRIEVER BLOODLINES AND IS THE MOST CHALLENGING AND PROBLEMATIC ISSUE IN THE BREED.  TO UNDERSTAND THE PREVALENCE OF CANCER IN GOLDENS, PLEASE READ THE RELEVANT ARTICLE LINKED IN THE SIDEBAR. 

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HERE IS ARDORGOLD LOLA MAKES ME DANCE, CIRCA SIX WEEKS; NOTE HER EXQUISITE, TYPEY HEAD.

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 NORTH AMERICAN IMPORTED SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION. AS WELL AS PURSUING REGISTRATION OF OUR DOGS WITH FDSB– THE FIELD DOG STUD BOOK, AN IMPECCABLE BREED-PURPOSED BASED REGISTRY FOUNDED IN THE 1800’S which we prefer over AKC.

THE FORMER ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN CHARTERED FOR THOSE IMPORTING QUALITY GOLDENS WHO SEEK AN INTERIM RECORD AND AFFIDAVIT OF IMPORTATION AND LINEAGE, AND WHO AGREE NOT TO SELL ANY OFFSPRING FOR BREEDING. AT THIS TIME WE SELL OUR PUPPIES WITH COPIES OF THE SIRE AND DAM’S EXPORT PEDIGREES, A COPY OF THE K9DATA PEDIGREE, AND A CERTIFICATE OF LINEAGE FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED SOURCE. YOU MAY SPECIAL REGISTER WITH AKC IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE IN OBEDIENCE OR AGILITY WITH YOUR ARDORGOLD PUPPY.  WE DO NOT SELL ANY BREEDING STOCK.

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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.”   

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY PRINT OUT ANY OR ALL PAGES OF THIS SITE TO HAVE A HARD COPY PACKET OF INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS; PLACE THE MOUSE ON ANY PAGE, RIGHT-CLICK AND SELECT “PRINT” ON THE DROP-DOWN MENU THAT APPEARS. 

OWNERS OF LAST SEASON’S LITTER:

WE CONGRATULATE OUR WONDERFUL FAMILIES: THE MARTIN’S, FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF OUR GORGEOUS MALE PUPPY, ARDORGOLD “GUZZLER”, THE ONLY BOY IN OUR LITTER.  

WE ALSO THANK THE RICHIE FAMILY OF ENGLEWOOD FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PUPPY BITCH ARDORGOLD “SAVANNAH” AS A WEDDING PRESENT FOR THEIR DAUGHTER.    

WE  THANK OUR NEW ATTORNEY FRIENDS WHO MOVED ESPECIALLY TO BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN DENVER TO THEN FIND THE BRITISH CREAM-COATED PUPPY OF THEIR DREAMS, AND PICKED OURS.

WE ESPECIALLY THANK THE WONDERFULLY DEVOTED AND BEREAVED PARENTS OF A FOUR YEAR OLD AUTISTIC SON WHOSE CLOSEST COMPANION, A LOVING, VIGILANT FEMALE MASTIFF, GOT OUT OF THEIR YARD AND SUCCUMBED TO THE INEVITABLE.  THEY CHOSE ONE OF OUR GIRL PUPPIES OF THIS LITTER TO SURPRISE THEIR GRIEVING CHILD.  PHOTOS TELL THE STORY OF INSTANT BONDING.

WE CONGRATULATE PARKER FAMILY ROBERTSONS FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL, FEMININE CREAM PUP “DAISY” 

OUR DOGS ARE TOO PRECIOUS TO US TO LIVE OUTDOORS.  THEY LIVE WITH US, SLEEPING BY OUR BEDSIDES, INTEGRATED INTO OUR DAILY LIVES. EGRESS OUT OF EVERY DOOR OF OUR COLORADO HOME IS FENCED FOR THEM. NEVER BUY FROM A USDA-LICENSED BREEDER; A USDA LICENSE IS YOUR CLUE THAT YOU ARE BUYING FROM A GLORIFIED PUPPY MILL WHOSE DOGS ARE WAREHOUSED WITHOUT HUMAN CONTACT FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. 

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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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PLEASE CONTACT ME AS FOLLOWS;   ardorgold2016@mail.com , jenneandrews2010@gmail.com, and 970-214-1883. AND PLEASE DO BROWSE THROUGH AND ENJOY OUR SITE AND PHOTOS!

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Ardorgold Update: Spring 2017 Mating, Pups due June, Ready Late Summer….

 

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LAST SPRING’S EXQUISITE ANGELO LITTER….

HELLO!  WELCOME TO ARDORGOLD’S HOME ON THE WEB.  WE ARE EXPECTING AROUND JUNE 15, 2017, A BEAUTIFUL LITTER OF PUREBRED CREAM-COATED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, A DREAM-LITTER IN TERMS OF QUALITY; TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR OUR ULTIMATE FAMILY/SUPPORT/HUNTING-BRED BEAUTIES!  SEE PARENTS BELOW; SCROLL DOWN AND READ AROUND THE BLOG FOR TONS OF INFO– CALL 970-212-6848 TO RESERVE; 4 SLOTS FOR ONE OF EACH SEX UNTIL WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE–2 males spoken for now.

BASIC DATA: $2500 FOR ONE OF BEST PEDIGREES IN US, $250 DEPOSIT DUE FIRST WEEK OF LIFE.  PUPPY PACKETS WITH PAPERS, HEALTH/GENETIC INFO (BOTH PARENTS CLEARED) NO BREEDING RIGHTS, LOVING PET HOMES ONLY.

SIRE: OUR GORGEOUS AND LOVING ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND– “ANGELO” BY CH ASHBURY ANGEL HEART, ONE OF TOP 5 SIRES IN EUROPE, EX DAM: CH BISS LISLONE GARBANK LOCH AFFRIC BY 2015 WORLD WINNER CH TRAMIN ARNI JOY. DAM OF PUPPIES: “MALIBU” BY MULTI CH MAJIK INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (ch in 10 countries!) EX CH AMORE VERITAS ANTALIA, CH THEVENET PEP’S TEAM IS DAM’S SIRE. LITTER PEDIGREE IN FULL BELOW.  E-MAIL ardorgold2016@mail.com or call.

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Our Glorious Mama due June 2017: Amore Veritas Malibu, British Cream-Coated Import, Kennel Amore Veritas, UE..
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THE STUNNING ANGELS DANCE IN BEAULY HIGHLAND, OUR GORGEOUS SIRE….
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Last spring’s Angelo litter out of our matron bitch – little stunners; see one of them with new owner below.

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This is a permanent post for latest news.  Please scroll down to read updates…

Again, we appreciate your interest in our forthcoming litter and will place you on our list in the order of expressed interest for either sex, up to a total of four per sex.  This is Malibu’s first litter– we want to be sure we have babies up and running.  Naturally we will post puppy photos.  Do e-mail us with your questions– thanks for stopping by!

About Ardorgold

 My husband and I are retired teachers and writers, with a long history as fanciers and family-oriented breeders of show-quality AKC Golden Retrievers. We first called ourselves Gilded Peak Golden Retrievers– see relevant page.  Several years ago, we became entranced with the British in type Golden Retriever, which is often cream-coated in Europe and still rare in the US, despite the many breeders of these glorious dogs there are now throughout North America.  You may know these dogs to be characterized as “English Creams.”   This is descriptive terminology for only one type of the Golden Retriever breed, founded in Scotland during the Edwardian era by one Lord Tweedmouth at his estate “Guisachen”. Please also see the fascinating story of English-Background Goldens in North America.  

Here is our knock-out imported male Angelo aka Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, sired by Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart.  bred and titled by Cathy Sontag of Ashbury Kennels, France, out of Multi CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric,  bred by Mr. and Mrs. James Crosbie, renowned fanciers of Ireland,   whose UK breed type and wonderful biddable temperament, together with one of the top five pedigrees in the lower forty-eight, make him exemplary.

Angelo’s four-and five generation pedigrees at k9data: 

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Ardorgold’s “Angelo”

Pictured below is our beautiful brood bitch, the stunning Amore Veritas Malibu.  Her magnificent sire Int’l CH Majik Inspector Clouseau is a champion in ten countries.  Her exquisite dam, CH Amore Veritas Antalia, is a daughter of Multi CH Thevenet Pep’s Team, a CH Remington Ringmaster son.  Malibu is an absolutely splendid, “doggy” bitch; she has excellent conformation and is loving and biddable.  See Malibu’s pedigree on k9data here.  See Malibu’s page for more photos and discussion. 

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Amore Veritas Malibu – Kennel Amore Veritas, Ukraine, resting after a run at nine months

We thus have to date one spectacular breeding pair of cream-coated English Goldens, and one young female by our Irish Import Angelo out of a beautiful American-bred 3/4 English Golden, from our original bloodlines.  

Our three English Cream Golden Retrievers live with us in the house and have spacious runs out each door of our home outside Fort Collins, Colorado.  They are members of our family, nurtured, trained, groomed and  generally adored by us twenty-four seven.  We recommend that in the event you do not buy one of our puppies, you research Colorado breeders and look for those who seem knowledgeable about genetic issues and their own bloodlines.  We feel strongly that those with more than four females and two stud dogs are profit oriented more than focused on the stewardship of this wonderful breed.

We feed our dogs a blend of Wellness Puppy (for pregnant bitches) and Nature’s Recipe, both highly rated in Dog Food Advisor.  We mix in stewed livers, mackerel, beef, and the highly rated supplement NUPRO. After learning that a high profile Scottish litter has nutrition based cataracts and that the dam and puppies have been fed the highly touted Taste of the Wild grain free food, we turned to custom feeding with the aforementioned. Please note: grain-free foods should not be fed to bitches in whelp or to weaning puppies–they lack the essential amino acid argenine.

Further Details

 Here is the jaw-dropping pedigree of this mating; please scroll down for more information and to view enlarged and gorgeous photographs.

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Angelo – Mr. Gorgeous!
The English Cream Golden Retriever - Pure Majesty
Malibu

Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Amore Veritas Malibu

Puppies’ Four-Generation Pedigree

Ardorgold #2
Angels Dance In Beauly Highland

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Int.Ch,Int.Sh.Ch,Lux-Dk-CH-Dt.-VDH-S-Fr.Ch Ashbury Angel Heart TAN Suisse, Sel. B.
International, French, Luxembourg Ch. Taram du Bois de la Rayere
Ashbury Summer Sun
Multi Ch, Multi Jr Ch, BISS Lislone Garbank Loch Affric SLO Club Winner, WW Puppy Bitch 2013
WW’15, Multi Ch Tramin Arni Joy Amst. W.’14
Lislone Garbank Zafina For Anshada
Amore Veritas Malibu for Ardorgold 9/15
JChUa, CH UA, Moldova, Bulg, Georgia, Romania, Majik Inspector Clouseau  aka “Brand” bred by Majik, Sweden
Gildas Amouage (Finland)
Majik Zoe Tate
JChUa, Champion of Moldova Amore Veritas Antalia,  daughter of Multi CH Thevenet Pep’s Team
Vice-JEW’12 , CH SwedenUA,MOL,RO , JCH UA, RUS Thevenet Pep’s Team
JCh Ukraine, Ch Ukraine, Moldova, Cyprus Barselona of Priority and Majesty FT Duck III

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The stunning, true to breed type Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, aka Angelo, French-Irish Import

And here are some candids of darling Malibu, on a beautiful Colorado day.

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This is a glorious puppy bitch–about seven months at this wonderful photo shoot courtesy of  Sweetheart Therapy Dogs.

Pictured below are progeny of Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin  (see our in memoriam page).

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