It all began in 1986 with the purchase of a golden retriever puppy from a back yard breeder, because I had always wanted a Golden.
Her name was Sandy and she introduced us to the wonderful world of Golden Retrievers
and hunting with them, and doing obedience. And well, we were hooked and have never looked back.
Due to an accident we lost Sandy at 3 1/2 years of age and our family was devastated.
By now I was more educated and knew I wanted to compete with my next dog and knew I wanted to purchase that dog from a good breeder.
My search led me to Sandi Whicker of Colorado.
She had an awesome young boy named "Expo" who went on to become one of our greats in the breed completeing both working and show titles.
Sandy had a litter out of Barbara Branstead's bitch, Haley, and there were still some boys available, so I said put me on the list.
Barbara and Sandy picked the best pup in the litter for my purposes. This puppy went on to become our foundation male,
BIS BISS CH Celestial Sirius Jake, CDX JH WC VC SDHF OS ,aka "Jake"
Soon we knew we had to add another golden to our family
and our search led us to Marge Trowbridge of Trowsnest Golden Retrievers.
Marge sold us a lovely young bitch who went on become
CH Trowsnest Puff of Wind CD JH WC, aka"Puff"
So started the long standing friendship between Marge and myself.
She become my Mentor and dear friend. She has taught me so very much.
In my Passion for this breed I have gone on to study structure and movement, nutrition and health issues.
Always trying to produce the best possible goldens I can.
Eventually a lovely bitch came to us from Marge that is proving to be our foundation bitch...
Can Ch Trowsnest Mystic Cntry Roads CD ptd. aka"Reba"
Reba , her half sister "Calli", Grandmother "Bree" , are laying out the foundation for our kennel for many years to come.