In Spring of 2017, we plan to mate our beautiful imported foundation sire, Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, aka Angelo, to the beautiful imported bitch Amore Veritas Malibu. Our reservation list is open; we are accepting deposits for both male and female puppies (see contact info in sidebar). Here is the jaw-dropping pedigree of this mating; please scroll down for more information and to view enlarged and gorgeous photographs.
Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Amore Veritas Malibu
Puppies’ Four-Generation Pedigree
Each dog and bitch in this wonderful pedigree comes with a story of trials and tribulation–each comes with a narrative of will and sacrifice and dreams–everything that goes into commitment to the welfare of the breed
Moreover, unlike some breeders of English Golden Retrievers whose primary concern seems to be that all breeding stock is big, “white” and fluffy with little regard for purposeful matings with the objective of improving the breed, we want to emphasize the quality of this breeding– for you to know who our dogs are in terms of their pedigrees. Note that only six dogs and bitches, out of fourteen dogs in the puppies’ pedigrees, including our dogs, are not champions. Feast your eyes on our beautiful pair and scroll down for info.
Angelo is the son of Multi CH Ashbury Angel Heart, bred and handled by Cathy Sontag of Ashbury Goldens in France. His dam is the beautiful Ch Lislone Garbank Loch Affric, from the elite and highly regarded Lislone Garbank kennels in Ireland. Affric is lovingly called Zaffy by her owners, after her beautiful dam Lislone Garbank Zaffina for Anshada, also known as Zaffy. Sadly, shortly after weaning her litter, the first Zaffy succumbed to pancreatic cancer; she was only five years old.
Beauly Highland and Anshada are both kennels to whom Mr. and Mrs. James Crosbie have passed the fire of their remarkable bloodlines–remarkable because of their indelible mark upon the breed. James and Kate Crosbie have ably mentored both Beauly Highland’s Adrian Corici and Dana Bura, a Romanian couple, and Ms. Gillian McBride, Anshada, Scotland.
Angelo’s dam, Loch Affric, is as noted, the daughter of the first Zaffy, by the stunning WW 15 Multi CH Tramin Arni Joy, pictured below. Joy was bred and campaigned by Ms. Lena Ushan of Tramin Kennels, Ukraine, loaned to the Crosbies for a time, and subsequently sold to Angelo’s breeder, Adrian Corici. It was in 2015 that Mr. Corici placed Joy with Zsolt Hanno, top handler of Europe, where he took best of breed at the elite Amsterdam annual specialty and went on to take World Champion at the World Dog Show of 2015 in Milan.
Tramin Arni Joy has, therefore, a glittering and resonant place in the Golden Retriever world of Europe and beyond. As Angelo’s maternal grandsire, he is a spectacular dog with a gold-plaited histoire. In actuality, although he bears the Tramin prefix, he is the crown jewel of one of the most prominent and eminent kennels in the world. To acquire him and his noteworthy siblings, Mrs. Ushan was inspired to breed Ch Robin Hood of Glen Sheallag, to CH Real World of Glen Sheallag, her top two foundation dogs, obtained from that French kennel, whose matriarch Marie Noelle Terlinden, possessing the brilliant intuition of the world class breeder, produced shortly before her tragic suicide in the wake of the loss of her husband, in the early 2000’s. For additional info and photos, visit Angelo’s page.
In spring of 2016 I began a search for a bitch of comparable quality to Angelo for our breeding program. As veterans of a high volume breeding program in the 90’s, my husband and I wanted to focus on quality, rather than quantity. Ergo, the beautiful Malibu is our only brood bitch we can put in whelp in 2017. We recently lost our Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin, dam of our first Angelo litter, to lymphoma. Thankfully, we kept her daughter Ardorgold Celestial Mystique, aka Paris, who is lovely in every way, with the perfect biddable and alert Golden Retriever temperament. Paris is just four months old.
I had nearly decided on the importation of a Tramin puppy bitch when I discovered Kennel Amore Veritas, also in the Ukraine. It was clear to me from the outset that Anastasia Bobchenko is a forward-looking breeder, basing her program on the four Majik males she imported from Finland, bred by yet another mover and shaker in the transatlantic world, Kari Lehtonen. When I opened the listing for a recent litter, my breath was taken away by the beauty of her puppies by Multi-CH Majik Inspector Clouseau, aka Brand, out of Amore Veritas Antalia, by the justifiably popular CH Thevenet Pep’s Team.
Anastasia is a statuesque, multi-cultural woman and breed fancier utterly devoted to her dogs. When she offered to video all four of her available puppy bitches I was in heaven. Ultimately I let the breeders choose on my behalf, and I was thrilled when our girl arrived. Amore Veritas Malibu had ridden in the pressurized cargo hold of a fast jet, to La Guardia. At LaGuardia, a seasoned independent courier retained by a cooperative of Ukrainian and Russian breeders circumnavigated U.S. Customs and brought Malibu to us–to our doorstep– in a matter of days. She was a year old in September and has thus far matured into a spectacular bitch. But you be the judge—
This is a glorious puppy bitch–about seven months at this wonderful photo shoot courtesy of Melissa Egbert Wren of Sweetheart Therapy Dogs– we hope to have another such shoot as our stunning mated pair of English Creams has just passed the one year mark. Pictured below are progeny of Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin– with all due thanks to Melissa.