DOB: 06/27/2019 AKC: SS14636307
Breeder: Kim Portney & Pat Swallows, Topmast Golden Retrievers
GRCA 2021 National Triathlon Award
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Buddy is an outstanding representative of the golden retriever breed. He is a dynamic working dog who brings intensity, focus and style to all activities he
tackles. He is a well-constructed dog who has power and athleticism. He is a handsome dog whose beauty lies in his looks and functionality,
especially his handsomeness.
Buddy’s conformation strength is his correct angulation front and wonderful pro-sternum and forechest. He has decent rear angulation. He has a solid topline with nice reach and drive. He is well balanced and light on his feet. He has good depth of chest and good spring of rib with a short loin, although he is young and will fill out more with age. His topline is level and he carries his tail correctly. He has a masculine head with a lot of expression, a lovely, dark eye and black pigment. He has full dentition, a scissors bite, but has dropped lower incisors. Buddy is medium gold in color with a correct, wash and wear coat. He is a dog of good size and substance, standing 24” tall and weighs 78 pounds of hard muscle.
Buddy is a joy to train because he loves to work. He learns concepts quickly and generalizes them well. His focus to task makes training and competing with him a joy. In the field, he is a hard-driving dog with good marking skills, memory, and strong water courage. He loves his birds. He takes a correction well and comes back easily for more. He obtained his SHR, JH, and WC easily with all passes. He is training for senior, owner trained and handled.
Buddy’s most outstanding attribute is his phenomenal temperament. He interacts well with people and dogs of all ages and sexes.
He plays regularly with bitches and dogs, puppies and veterans. He is confident and calm when meeting intact males, In fact, his self-confidence is a trait that shines through in every venue. His “on/off switch” makes him always eager to work, although he is still young and has lots of energy to play all day. He makes us laugh a lot.
Buddy is at stud to approved bitches. He is a natural breeder with high sperm count. He also has frozen semen available, or shipped chilled available.
Buddy has OFA Good hips, with PennHIP scores of .46/.43. He has normal elbows, heart, and eyes. He is clear/normal for
Ichthyosis, GR_PRA1, GR_PRA2, NCL, and prcd PRA. His DNA is on file with AKC.
Contact his owner/co-breeder: Pat Swallows, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC
Luk was owned and Loved by
Stephanie Critch & Jay Fisher
Worth, FL 33460
Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC
Number: AKC SR54313306 Date of Birth: 1/26/2009
Pat & Tom Swallows, Topmast Golden Retrievers
Luk was an outstanding representative
of the golden retriever breed. He was a
dynamic working dog who brought intensity, focus and style to all activities he
tackled. He was also a well-constructed
dog who reeked of power and athleticism.
He was a handsome dog whose beauty lied in his nobility and functionality,
along with his handsomeness.
Luk’s conformation strength was in his correct
angulation front and rear and wonderful pro-sternum and forechest. He had
a solid topline with very nice reach and drive. He was well balanced and light on
his feet. He had good depth of chest and
good spring of rib with a short loin.
His topline was level and he carried his tail correctly. He had a masculine head with a lot of
expression, a lovely, dark eye and brown-black pigment. He had full dentition with a scissors bite. Luk was medium gold in color with a correct, wash and wear coat. He was a dog of moderate size and substance, standing 23 1/2” tall and weighed 70 pounds.
Luk was a joy to train because, simply put, he loved to work. He learned concepts very
quickly and generalized them well. His incredible focus to task, no matter what the distraction, made training and
competing with him a joy. In the field, Luk was a hard-driving dog with excellent marking skills, memory, and strong
water courage. He loved his birds. He qualified at the Master National three times.
Luk’s most outstanding attribute was his phenomenal temperament. He interacted well with
people and dogs of all ages and sexes. He played regularly with bitches and dogs, puppies and veterans. He was confident and calm when meeting intact males and was comfortable sharing his tennis ball and living space with them. In fact, his self-confidence was a
trait that shined through in every venue. His “on/off switch” made him always eager to work, while at the same
time a joy to live with. He went to work with his owner every day at a large horse farm and was a relaxed, trusted member
of the barn.
Luk passed away last fall from a rare disease that baffled several specialists. Finally he was diagnosed with Canine Erythema Multiforme. He passed away after a gallant battle with it, in spite of the wonderful efforts of his owners to help him fight it. Such a big loss for Steph and Jay.
Both of Luk’s parents are outstanding producers, as recognized by the GRCA. Luk’s sire was CH Buckeye Standing Ovation OS, a beautiful dog with a solid temperament. Collin was a beautiful golden with an impressive pedigree that combined some great show goldens. He was a solid, athletic Golden, weighing approximately 78 lbs. and standing 23.5″ tall.
Collin died after a brief episode of testicular cancer at 12 years of age.
Abbi was our foundation dam. In her youth and right up until her death, she was a hard-driving,
high energy, very birdy retriever who absolutely loved the water. She also excelled in agility.
Abbi produced Multiple High-in-Trial Can CH GMOTCH MH, a CT MACH HTHF MH50 UDX, six
MH’s, six MACH’s, an OTCH & several UDX/OM1’s, and several MX/MXJ’s, and many more multi-titled
offspring. Abbi died of kidney cancer at 12 years of age.
Luk is from a litter of eleven, several of which went to novice competition homes. Today, they are almost 13 years old.
They pursued field, agility and obedience titles. One sister has her Can CH-GMOTCH-MH, multiple HITs, and several 200 scores. Another sister went from Nov A to her OTCH. Another sister has her MACH CATCH4. Two others completed their UDX. Four JH and a SH.
One has a UKC Conformation Championship. All eleven of the pups have performance titles, five with their CCA’s. This is a tribute to the great owners and the biddability and great work ethic of this litter.
Luk had OFA Good hips, with PennHIP scores of .42/.44, placing him in the 80th percentile. He has normal elbows,
heart, and eyes. He is clear/normal for Ichthyosis, GR_PRA1, and prcd PRA. His DNA is on file with AKC.
He is available by frozen semen only. Luk lived in southern Florida with his owner.
Contact his breeder: Pat Swallows, email@example.com
Topmast Solar Maximum CD JH CCA CGC
Max’s parents are wonderful, stable dogs.
Max’s sire was Raggedy Run Time Well Wasted MH*** WCX CCA, a great dog with a solid temperament. Kamikaze was a beautiful golden with an impressive pedigree that combined some great show and performance goldens. He could easily have played in the breed ring. His owner chose to compete with him in the field, where he easily finished his MH and placed in field trials. He was also their personal hunting dog, picking up many birds in the fall. He was a solid, athletic Golden, weighing approximately 78 lbs. and standing 23.5″ tall.
Max’s dam was SHR Gaylan’s Wind Chime Melody CD BN RAE OA OAJ NAP NJP JH WC VC CCA TDI CL1 PD1 PK2. Chime was our personal hunting dog, a birdy retriever who absolutely loved hunting. She did well in agility, but a severe injury at three short-changed her agility career. Her obedience career was only limited by her handler missing time with a new job. She loved to work each fall and winter picking up pheasants and ducks with us until she passed away at 15.
Max has OFA Good hips. He has normal elbows, heart, and eyes. He is clear/normal for GR-PRA1 & 2, and prcd-PRA. He is a carrier for Ichthyosis.
He is available for live coverage or fresh-chilled. We have frozen stored on him also. Max lives in Michigan with his owner.
Max recently sired a litter of 8 puppies for Leader Dog of Michigan. These little guys are in their puppy-raiser’s homes and hopefully will become great Leader dogs in the future.
Max is at stud to approved bitches.
Contact his breeder: Pat Swallows