Tom and I have had Goldens since 1972, back when people would ask us if our first male Golden was “part Irish Setter”? Back when there were many people who didn’t even know what a Golden Retriever was! We’ve been hooked on them ever since.
In that time, we’ve had twelve goldens. We currently have five female goldens and a big male; we lost our foundation dam Abbi at 12.5 in 2013. We had/have two of Abbi’s daughters, Chime, who was 15 years old when she died of old age/kidney insufficiency in 2020 (Music litter) and Kerri 14.5 years old (Irish litter), and Chime’s daughter Diamond 10.5 years old from our Gemstone litter. We recently added Scotti (Scottish Litter), Chili (Spice Litter), Raini (Rain Litter), and our latest edition Buddy (Double Litter).
We are a small hobby breeder in Michigan striving to produce healthy Goldens with proper temperament, sound structure, and great work ethic. We have a litter every one to two years. All our puppies are raised in our home with early neurological and scent stimulation and socialization, following the Avidog breeding program.
I compete with my dogs in agility, obedience, rally, and field work.
We do upland game hunting with all of them.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliations and Memberships
Platinum member of Avidog Breeding Program
AKC Breeder of Merit
AKC Bred with HEART Participant
Member of Good Dog/Good Breeder program
Member of the Golden Retriever Club of America
Member of Marshbanks Golden Retriever Club of South Central Michigan
Member of Michigan Flyways Retriever Club
Member of Southern Michigan Hunting Retriever Club (HRC)