Happy Puppy

Happy Puppy

Muddy Boy!

Muddy Boy!
English Cream Golden Moses 4 months

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

5 Week Old Puppies

These are some precious little faces ... nothing can bring a smile to your face faster than the smiles of English Golden Retriever puppies.  They are relishing a sunny day here in California - just wanted to share with all of you.  Enjoy!

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e444d334f4463334d7a413d0d0a

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Slow Mo Fetch - Watch in HD

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I really hope it works to load this in slow - mo.  It is SUCH fun to watch and I can't seem to get it to load on Facebook or YouTube in Slow Mo.  So if it works, enjoy! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Update on Libby Litter

"Roman" (Sleepysong Shogun)

"Libby" (Milbu Snow Flake)

I wanted to correct my prior post, as we have paired Libby with Roman, not Moses.  Roman is a son of Dewmist Dandy Knight and is an absolutely breathtaking example of an English Golden Retriever.  He has a creamy coat (thus the nickname that has cropped up for these dogs, English Cream Golden Retrievers) and his puppies have thus far inherited his irrepressible personality, which is both endearing and entertaining!  We expect these puppies to have lovely dispositions with a physical beauty to match and can't wait for them to get here in September 2014!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exercise, Discipline and Affection: In that Order!


This is a great article from Cesar Millan on how a dog functions in a pack.

http://www.cesarsway.com/the-scoop/cesars-blog/The-Right-Place?utm_source=BlueHornet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Jul14NL_4

As breeders of English Golden Retriever puppies, we have the benefit of observing pack behavior as it unfolds in a litter of puppies.  Every litter has its front, middle and back of the pack puppies and it's always fascinating to me to see how these puppies adapt to their new families.  A big part of what we do is matching puppies to their families, as there is no question that puppies thrive in the right environment.  While English Golden Retriever puppies are gentle, sweet, loving and mellow, at the end of the day they are still dogs and operate from a pack perspective.  If we enter their world and understand their mentality, it goes a long way in helping rear a balanced and happy dog!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

English Golden Retriever Puppy Fever



While breeding and raising a litter of puppies is a lot of work, our family always gets puppy fever when expecting a litter!  One of our favorite things to do is watch the past slideshows, as I honestly believe there is nothing cuter than an English Golden Retriever puppy.  This litter of puppies was particularly cute and playful, and Monique did a fabulous job with this slideshow, so I just had to share it with all of you.  Enjoy!

http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4d7a63344e7a63774d7a633d0d0a&blogview=true&campaign=blog_playback_link&partner=google

By the way, we do have room on our wait list for our upcoming Moses/Libby litter in September 2014 (ready to go home November 21, 2014).  This will be a beautiful pairing, as both Moses and Libby come from champion lines in Europe and have incredible temperaments.  I have had many people email lately asking whether our puppies are English Cream Golden Retrievers (or even white golden retrievers), so it's obvious that there is some confusion out there as to the difference between an English Cream Golden Retriever and an English Golden Retriever.  I have commented about this extensively on our website, but the bottom line is that the phrase English Cream Golden Retriever is more of a marketing term than anything else - it isn't a breed.  ALL Golden Retrievers in the United States are registered as "Golden Retriever."  But since the conformation of those Goldies bred to the European standard is different than those bred to the AKC standard, these different terms have begun to arise.  We refer to them as English Golden Retrievers, so as to make a distinction between the two breed standards.  Hope that helps!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Favorite Picture of our English Golden Libby

While English Golden Retrievers are known for being some of the most beautiful dogs in the world, they are also a breed that LOVES to get dirty!  To me, this makes me love them all the more.  I crack up when I see one of my dogs up to his elbows (or back) in mud, as it's similar to how I feel when I see my 2 legged boys looking the same.  Mud = Fun.  Mud also = Happy.  So in my mind, a muddy dog is a happy dog!

This is one of my all time favorite pictures of Libby, as it was her first time fully discovering mud and she had SO MUCH FUN!!!!  We are currently breeding Libby with Moses and are expecting a lovely litter of English Golden Retriever puppies in September 2014.  I anticipate that these pups will love mud as much as their Mama does!