Unfortunately the agency we have held accountable on our site has refused to comply with state and federal civil rights law and has refused to return the first service dog we requested, surrendered when we were deeply compromised with PTSD.
In the state of Colorado this is synonymous with the theft of personal property We have prepared a lawsuit against this organization for damages in the thousands.
We ask for letters of support for our right to recover our service animal under the Colorado Antidiscrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to the e-mail address at the end of this post.
We encourage you to investigate Rescue practices wherever you are. This rescue was thrilled to obtain our puppies for pennies on the dollar and put them in the arms of their donors. But most egregiously, they remain in possession of a dog they are not entitled to and trumped up an harassment charge in their county, failing to tell the responding deputy that we are disabled, trying to recover an unlawfully held service dog.
Why do we have this right? Because civil rights law controls over any and all relinquishment agreements; as ADA and CADA “reasonable accommodation” made lawfully for the return of our two service bitches, the Rescue has a duty to enter into a DOJ-mandated “interactive process” with us.
Their lawyer needs to get his facts straight. First we asked for return of our beautiful Paris, i.e. Service Dog 1. They refused. Then in desperation we signed a sham agreement for the return of Lola i.e. Service Dog 2.
In the return of Lola, the Rescue established the precedent of accommodating a disabled woman’s request. We certainly can now request the accommodation of the return of Service Dog 1 if in the aftermath of Lola’s return we were incapacitated with grief and symptomatic with PTSD.
It is not harassment to leverage compliance with the law when you are “pro se,” representing yourself pursuant to the filing of litigation in a court of law.
No one has the right to try to shut us up. No one, including the “attorney” who sent us an abusive letter and claims to represent the Rescue in question. We’ll see him in Court.
Please send letters of support for our position to email@example.com . See also the DOJ Guidance on Service Dogs– you never know when you will need to support a friend in the fight for justice.
How pathetic that this organization would refuse to return someone’s service dog even when she has offered to pay its adoption fee and pay down its bills.
How pathetic that members of this organization would torment us by posting photos of our surrendered puppies on Facebook and telling us that our beautiful girl is lying on their bed with them.
How pathetic that when they drive someone crazy with grief, they would then sic a deputy on her, trumping up an harassment charge, not even telling the deputy the truth.
We reserve the right to hold this sham outfit to account on our website. This is not a banana republic or a police state and it is not harassment to speak truth to power in the public sphere i.e. the internet.
No one, including law enforcement, has the right to violate our Constitutional and civil rights, to try to shut us up. This is not China or Russia or Turkey; we have freedom of speech here and the powers that be would do well to keep this in mind.
Welcome to Ardorgold English Golden Retrievers. We proudly announce our litter by our stunning Jr. Ch Gabrielle Ola de Oro for Ardorgold out of Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, parents and puppies pictured below. Please contact us asap at 970-214-1883, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few Urgent Words.
This is a stunning, accelerated, extroverted and joyful litter. As the puppies turn 7 weeks old and head into ideal bonding time between now and New Year’s, we are on their schedule, well into weaning, worming and vaccinating today and tomorrow, monitoring and playing and teaching them that humans are safe and loving. It is of the upmost importance to us that we place our puppies with families/individuals who are prepared to be devoted to a puppy, to comfort, cuddle and reassure it as it adjusts to a new environment, to quickly take it to the vet if it should spike a fever or show other signs of illness; never to isolate the puppy from the rest of its human pack, to protect it from exposure to high traffic areas like dog parks until it is twelve weeks old and fully vaccinated; to never force it to be crated for more than a few hours, or abused by children playing roughly. We have hours and hours of love, attention and response to all of its needs, from the moment of birth until you take over and we expect no less of our puppy buyers.
email@example.com; 970-214-1883. Puppies of both sexes still available as of this date; many thanks to the families placing deposits. Puppies will be ready between Christmas and New Year’s. Litter pedigree posted at k9data is here.
Our puppies recently photographed in natural light and during bedding change….
The Ardorgold Difference
This is a truly elegant breeding producing gorgeous puppies with stunning heads; 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 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…
Scroll down in the Standard and you will see, despite the misconceptions prevailing online, that the English Golden may be “any shade of cream or gold except red or mahogany.” Because cream-coated Goldens are dominant in our pedigree, our puppies are cream and shaded or “dusky” cream.
This litter is linebred, far different than inbreeding, on the beautiful Int’l CH Ashbury Angel Heart, the immensely influential Irish kennel Garbank Lislone, on the great Int’l CH and World Winner Robinhood of Glen Shellag and the beautiful Eng Sh CH Paudell Passion. This means that in our mission to promote and produce puppies of English type, you will find the named bloodlines behind both our sire and dam.Linebreeding has been done many times over in our breed to promote “breed type”–to produce progeny close to the ideal in construction, temperament and soundness.
See the endorsement below the slide show of our stunning babies.
Puppy A – Two wks
Boy 3 – two weeks
Puppy E – three weeks
Boy 3 – 3wks
Boy 1 – 3 wks
Boy 2 earlier
“The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital wishes to commend you on the quality of the English 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.”
The Classic English Golden Retriever – our Jr. Ch. Angels Dance in Beauly Highland for Ardorgold aka Angelo
We have not seen other discussions of English “breed type” on people’s websites; please indulge us. Our Jr. Ch. Angelo, our puppies’ grandsire, is pictured as a puppy above at roughly the 7 weeks in which it is believed that an English Golden shows its adult potential. Note Angelo’s beautiful “domey” head in which his ears are set level with his eyes; note that his muzzle or “foreface” is the same length as the distance from where it meets the head to the occipital ridge or crest of the head. Note the length of his neck and how the neck flows to a level topline extending to the tip of the tail. From this side view we see that Angelo’s shoulder blades are set back and triangulated so that his breastbone is prominent and his front legs are set well beneath his body.
Note that Angelo’s “rear assembly” is very “correct” in that he is “well let down in the hocks”, with definition and perpendicularity. The total puppy is meant to be proportional so that a rectangle may be drawn around him.
Many people now know of Angelo’s existence and tell us how beautiful he is; we agree! He was a classically beautiful English Golden Retriever puppy and for us, a magnificent adult:
Our puppies’ dam is the beautiful Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, aka Paris; she is pictured below with our gorgeous litter of cream and shaded cream babies. The sequence before Paris is of our beautiful sire “Gabe”–
Gabe is a loving, charismatic and very “typey” dog; we could not be happier with our two boys. Whereas Angelo is by Angel Heart out of a Garbank-bred bitch, Gabe is the grandson of Angel Heart’s most renowned and beautiful son, Int’l CH Big Boss of the Famous Family. Gabe is also the great-grandson of Int’ CH Lislone Garbank Jackpot. This gives you an idea of how we have replicated these bloodlines in the fourth and fifth generations of our pedigree. Meanwhile the great Robinhood of Glen Sheallag is Angelo’s great grandsire and Gabe’s great-great grandsire through his dam. Again, line-breeding promotes “breed type,” i.e., the extent to which a given dog or bitch approaches the ideal set forth in the UK breed standard.
Paris with her whelps of several days….
More About the Breed and English Type
Golden Retrievers are one breed, developed in Scotland late in the 19th Century. Within the breed are types of Goldens with diverging characteristics arising from variations in how a given region or country conceptualizes the Golden. The UK, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, India, Ukraine, Russia et al all have their own “official” written list of the attributes of the ideal Golden Retriever. In the U.S., AKC judges find the light coat “undesirable”. In the United Kingdom and indeed, throughout Europe, the cream coat is dominant; in the U.S. that is reversed. Two cream-coated dogs may produce light Gold puppies and vice versa.
We urge you to read two things: The UK Breed Standard for the Golden Retriever linked above, and The Golden Retriever Club of America’s position on “English Creams.” Ardorgold also curates the Facebook brook “Respected International Breeders and Fanciers of the English Golden Retriever” and we are two thousand strong i.e. 2k members including hundreds of prominent, highly accomplished international breeders who would never select breeding stock for coat color, as it narrows the gene pool, thereby setting up original exquisite genetic packages with all attributes of the ideal Golden for hereditary issues. A review of our discussions in our group would be valuable to those of you who want a beautiful specimen of the English Golden as a family member.
We ourselves understand the appeal of the cream-coated Golden Retriever which is allowable and even dominant in some regions of Europe, but frowned upon in the U.S. We ourselves have cream-coated breeding stock.
Put more simply, Ardorgold breeds for those characteristics defining the English Golden beyond coat color such as proper construction, temperament and soundness. The English Golden may be “any shade of cream or gold except red or mahogany” per the UK Standard.
That said, you see for yourselves that our litter is first and foremost, the progeny of dogs chosen for “breed type,” meaning how close to the ideal as set forth by the UK Standard, they come. Look at the beautiful heads and plush coats of our puppies.
We are thrilled with so many things about these puppies–but especially, these glorious heads! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation information. Many thanks to those who have reserved puppies from our litter thus far.
We are with our dogs and puppies 24-7, getting little sleep, utterly devoted to the welfare of each puppy.
Again, what we Americans call “English” in breed type is all about proportion, balance, beautiful broad heads, graceful necks giving way to strong chests and the neck flowing to level topline in a line culminating in the tip of the tail. The shoulder blades of the English dog are prominent so that the legs are set well beneath its body; when such a dog “moves out” in the ring the stride is symmetrical and the movement, breathtaking.
This magnificent dog has a spectacular and “typey” head, excellent length of neck, muscular chest of great depth; his neck and withers flow to a level “top-line, which extends to the tip of his tail; he is beautifully proportional and balanced with his substantial legs set well beneath his body.
Here is our “baby-mama” Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, daughter of Angelo, with her stunning litter– info on the sire of these fabulous puppies below:
Look again at the sheer beauty of our puppies, their exquisite heads and creamy, thick coats. This is quality you will only find at Ardorgold; only Ardorgold has the knowledge and expertise to have the worthy goal of contributing to the breed by preserving and capitalizing on select bloodlines. Again, we curate the Facebook group Respected International English Golden Retriever Breeders and Fanciers, 2k strong. You may obtain references from our Kudos page or from anyone in that group. Contact email@example.com or text 970-214-1883.
Again, contact us to reserve a puppy at firstname.lastname@example.org; text to 970-214-1883.
Again, welcome to Ardorgold British Golden Retrievers. Our Angelo ex Munch progeny have done us proud; all are sold. To see what’s coming up, visit our puppy page. For information Many many hugs and a ton of gratitude to Melissa Egbert Wren, Sweetheart Therapy Dogs, Loveland, for handling our sales. Many, many thanks to our wonderful puppy buyers: we couldn’t be more pleased that our gorgeous little Angels are in wonderful new homes. Ardorgold Renegade aka Austin, now belongs to our wonderful friend Melissa. Ardorgold Dash, now Finn, belongs to a lovely family with teenage daughters. Ardorgold Rendezvous also has a very loving new family. Ardorgold Celestial Mystique aka Paris, is our gorgeous keeper.
Going Home Day Angelo son, 2016
Ardorgold “Dash” 2016
Dash, Rascal, Austin–so handsome!
We attribute our litter’s stellar beauty to its wonderful parents– Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, aka Angelo, below–
and our stunning 3/4 British bitch –one quarter my stellar Gold Rush and Meadowpond American conformation lines;
Not only is Angelo the son of CH Ashbury Angel Heart, bred and handled by Cathy Sontag, Ashbury, France, he is the grandson of one of the most spectacular dogs in the world, a dog who won the World Championship in Milan last year, Multi CH Arni Joy.
World Champion Tramin Arni Joy, Angelo’s grandsire, Mrs. Kate Crosbie handling
Angelo’s beautiful mother CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric, Lislone-Garbank being one of the top five UK breeders, was bred to Joy and the rest is history.
Angelo is not a huge Golden; he is slow maturing, like his grandsire. But he is hands down the most exquisite Golden I have ever seen and there is no doubt in my mind that he will set the world on fire once he hits the showring.
The dam of Angelo’s first litter is also a precious jewel; she is the product of my Gold-Rush and Meadowpond bloodlines outcrossed to Scandinavian and European bloodlines. What a spectacular bitch, and what sweet music these two have made together;
Behold our spectacular litter….
Inquiries to Ardorgold, email@example.com, 970-214-1883. See other pages for more on our history and genetic health information.