Southern Goldens
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HAVEN

She is our sweet and peaceful female that really does enjoy kids and going on walks. Haven’s Sire, “Aaron” (See K9DATA) is an International Champion from Spain while Haven’s Dam, “Sparkle” (See K9DATA) is also an International Champion from Ukraine.

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KIRA

She is gentle and has a golden creamy coat to go with her easy going attitude. Kira’s Sire, “Majik Timelord” (See K9DATA) comes from the Championship Majik Kennel in Finland and has a strong purebred championship pedigree going back generations.

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RANGER

He is strong and playful and enjoys his exercise! Ranger’s Sire is “Tramin Sarmat” who is the CHAMPION of Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, & Moldova (See K9DATA). His creamy color and strong build make him an excellent male for breeding.

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HONOR

She is sweet and cuddly especially when she gets a good scratch behind the ears. Honor is a beautiful and will soon be ready to become a Momma herself. Her Sire is “Majik Wonderboy” (See K9DATA) from the world class Majik Kennel in Finland.

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BRYN

She is a creamy white cutie who loves to play and still has a very gentle side to her especially when she is getting a good rub behind the ears. Bryn comes from a Championship blood line from Australia through his Sire, “Tristan” (See K9DATA) and his Dam, “Nova” (See K9DATA) is an International Champion from Spain.

THE HISTORY

The Golden Retriever is a relatively young breed. It originated in Scotland during the late 1800s where it was developed by a British aristocrat, Lord Tweedmouth. The original cross was of a yellow-colored Retriever, Nous, with a Tweed water spaniel female dog, Belle. The foundation of the golden retriever was the now-extinct Tweed water spaniel.

From these combinations came the Golden's exceptional scenting ability, strong prey drive and gentle temperament. By the early 1900s, the Golden retriever had developed into a superb hunting retriever. In addition to its hunting traits, the Golden's most distinguishing features were its luxurious golden coat and sweet disposition.

The British Golden Retriever is in fact the original breed from which all others evolved. When the Golden Retriever was first introduced into the United States, via Canada, it was basically the British breed. The first Golden Retriever to win Best In Show honors in the US (in 1933) was a Retriever named Pluto, who was also Canadian champion, and had bloodlines originating in British kennels.

Around World War II is when the British type Golden Retriever and the American type Golden Retriever began to go in different directions as breeds. Breeding began to take place between American kennels, rather than relying on bloodlines from overseas. Over time, the American breed began to diverge from its British cousin, becoming a somewhat lighter (in weight) and leaner animal.

The British Golden Retriever is heavier and stockier than its American counterpart. It has a broader skull and more muscular forequarters. While generally lighter in color than its American Golden, color has become less and less a defining characteristic of the breed. In 2018, the worldwide Golden Retriever community will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the breed.


WHY GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

Many people who own Golden Retrievers would vouch for their companionship, temperament, enjoyment, and peaceful nature around all types of people.  Here are a few articles if you need convincing on why Golden Retrievers are so incredible!

Science Explains Why Golden Retrievers Are Awesome (Huffingtonpost)

Golden Retriever, Temperament and Personality (PetWave)