Pedigrees and OFA data links for each of our dogs are found underneath their profiles in the Our Dogs section.

            

Thank you for your interest in our puppies! Our breeding dogs are chosen primarily for having wonderful dispositions, sound health (see Health Guarantee section), and versatile pedigree information. We search very carefully to find the right mates for our breeding dogs, as our goal continues to be producing great family dogs.  Information about our stud dogs is posted on my website with permission from their owners and the kennels that bred them.  Health and pedigree data is available for all our breeding dogs on public databases.  

Why is a pedigree so important?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your puppy’s pedigree provides valuable genetic history that can help you feel confident that you are purchasing a quality pet. In combination with the K9data.com data base, you also have public access to the OFA data base (see Health Guarantee section), where you can trace potential genetic problems, such as poor hips or eye problems. Conformation titles indicate that you have a dog that has descended from Golden Retrievers that are proven to be true to breed standard and exceptional examples of their breed. Obedience and field titles indicate that you have a dog coming from a line of superior intelligence, responsiveness, and/or hunting capabilities. These traits are passed on from one generation to the next, regardless of whether or not the dogs are shown in nationally sanctioned events. However, continued efforts to train and show each generation will help maintain credibility to the line.

What are some common titles and registrations?              

Our dogs are registered with three nationally recognized registries for purebred dogs: IABCA, UKC, and AKC. All three have unique benefits, but there is some confusion about the differences between them.   

IABCA (International All Breed Canine Association)  https://www.iabca.com       

This club brings judges from all over the world together to judge dogs against their breed conformation standards in order to earn title points. Each competitor receives a written critique and may also compete for additional ribbons and trophies against other dogs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

UKC  (United Kennel Club)  https://www.ukcdogs.com       

The UKC offers competition between other dogs in several performance (hunting), companion (obedience), and conformation events. The club promotes owner/trainer relationships, encourages communication between the owner and dogs, and does not allow professional handlers to show dogs.     

AKC (American Kennel Club)  https://www.akc.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The AKC is perhaps the most highly recognized registry for purebred dogs in America. It offers serious competition in many performance, companion, and conformation events. Professional handlers and trainers are not required, but are frequently utilized in this club.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Here are some of the more common Titles in ascending (roughly) order of difficulty:
Conformation:  Nat. CH, Int. CH, U-CH (UKC CH) AKC CH (Champion), CCH, CGCH, CSG, CWSG  BIS (Best in Show)    Obedience: CGC, URO 1, 2, or 3, CD, CDX, UD, UDX, OTCH    Agility: NA, OA, PACH   Therapy: ThD     Field: FC, NFC, JH, SH                                                              What do they stand for?   Here’s the link:   Image result for akc titles

                           Pedigrees and OFA data links for each of our dogs are found underneath their profiles in the Our Dogs section.