Welcome to Our New site
I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa in a family who bred and showed Wire Haired Fox Terriers. We always had dogs , including an Old English Sheepdog when I was a teenager. When I had my own kids I did the same. My children grew up with dogs as part of our family. We had rescues and AKC pets including a Miniature Schnauzer, Old English Sheepdog, great Dane Lab mix from the Humane Society , Great Dane, 2 rescued Afghans over the years. I think having pets teaches children responsibility, patience and compassion. Our dogs live in our house, or should I say we live in the dogs’ house!!
My daughter introduced me to English Cream Golden Retrievers’ in 2012. We researched breeders in Arizona and went to visit Y-Rock Ranch. I was smitten!!! We left having purchased one puppy, Romeo, and in negotiation for a female pick of the litter that the breeder wasn’t sure she wanted to part with! Over the next few weeks, after much negotiating, we had formed a lasting friendship with the breeder, and also been entrusted with a beautiful female puppy, Suri.
The puppies father, Hugo IX, had been bred by Of Golden Duck Kennel, and imported from Serbia. His breeder, Natasha Davidovic had shown him to a Junior National Championship before being imported to USA. I fell in love with him when meeting the puppies and felt a connection with him immediately. I asked Y-Rock to please keep me in mind IF they were ever going to sell him.
About a year later we got that call!!!! Hugo IX aka CJ came to live with us and life was complete. Unbeknownst to us our time was to be limited. God must’ve needed a perfect dog in heaven. He left us too soon on May 31st, 2016 after a courageous short battle with hemangiosarcoma in his heart(not hereditary). He was my soul mate. I miss his smile, his happy, gentle way. He was like no other. I feel blessed to have retained two of his offspring: Suri & Romeo.
Along the way we also opened our hearts and home to our seemingly evergrowing pack! We have chosen to import new lines from Belarus and Ukraine with pedigrees tracing to Norway, Sweden, Spain, Holland, Russia, England and Denmark. Every one has a slightly different look so as to offer everyone an opportunity to choose their preference.
We look forward to the future and bettering the breed with our lines . We health test all dogs for ICT, OFA hips or Penn Hip, OFA Heart and OFA eye, PRA 1&2. Results are posted on each individuals page.
We plan only one litter of puppies a year. Future families can be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted once pregnancy is confirmed.
We hope to share our wonderful dogs with you. English Cream Golden Retrievers are loving, loyal,playful,intelligent and of course beautiful. Please contact us for any further information.