Tom Lane at Thistlerock in MN produces some very nice litters. http://www.thistlerockgoldens.com
field background dogs with titles in both hunt tests and derby and qual placements.
Cody's Gunslingin' Cosmonaut MH QAA (Shooter)
Diane Baker in Utica, Ill. at Paws Here LLC (boarding/grooming facility) She's a former pro show handler and occasionally has Golden litters. Her dogs are nice, you'd have to ask her how they'd do hunting but I know her Chesapeakes do both. Though her dogs are show lines, they're not overdone as she's a big believer in moderation and dogs (of all breeds) being able to do the job they were bred for. Very knowledgeable and wonderful to deal with, too.
Last edited by Julie R.; 03-03-2014 at 06:38 PM.
Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981
Having had and currently have a field trial golden look for the line that gives you the best chances for the major health clearances and guarantees. Nothing is absolute so put all that you can in your favor. Gerry Clinchy and our family of merrymaversters ( yahoo group ) will give you an idea of support when you buy a puppy from her.
PINE RUN'S BIG GUN QA2, U.D.X., OM1, W.C.X.,THERAPY DOG
OTCH SHANNON SHAMROCK WCX
SHANNONS FLYING REDHEAD CDX, WCX
MAGICS MARKING RED RICO CDX, WCX
That being said, my dog is crazy!!! She is all go non stop. But I wouldn't trade her for nothing. Unless they want to work work work, they need to be honest with the breeder on what they want drive and energy wise. You can get a lower key field bred dog. High Times, Firemark, Top Brass, all that's names are known for good octane in the dogs tank. I'm just adding this to say be careful what you wish for
UACH Casino Farm's Belle Air MXP2 MJP2 "Belle" (BLF 5/16/03-6/30/15)
URO1 UJJ Casino Farm's Reddi Teddi RN "Teddi" (GRF 10/22/06)
USJCH SHR The Captain's Licker's Quicker MX AXJ WC "Quinn" (BLF 10/28/09)
MACH HR UCD URO1 UJJ SmokinGold Hoot N Holler UD, SH, RA, GO, MJB, MXS, VC, WCX, ADHF, Triathlon 2012 "Gabby" (GRF 9/28/10)
Always in my Heart - Maxine 12/26/96-10/11/09 Queen of the World!
The nicest golden I`ve had here lately came from Bev Burns,she frequents this sight......Where you at Bev?????
I'm here and thank you Jim. I only have a male right now, "Tully". Many good choices out there for what you are after. Clearances are a consideration but not a be all and end all. It's hard to find a dog with all clearances who can mark, swim, has drive, bottom, be a team player and on and on....and has longevity. Pick one, roll the dice, and love them to death!