Welcome to Ardorgold English Golden Retrievers, home of Angels Dance in Beauly Highland, aka Angelo, our European import by Multi CH Ashbury Angel Heart, out of Multi CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric (World CH Tramin Arni Joy ex Lislone Garbank Zafina for Ashada)
Angelo’s first litter is spectacular and has been a joy to raise. All puppies now sold; thanks to our wonderful puppy buyers, but especial thanks to Melissa Egbert Wren of Sweetheart Goldens in Loveland CO for letting us share in traffic to her website– team marketing is the way to go! Stay tuned for our plans to breed Angelo to our gorgeous Amore Veritas Malibu— Malibu’s sire “Brand,” aka CH Majik Inspector Clouseau, is a champion in ten countries– and for information on other litters.
Many years ago my family purchased a Golden Retriever puppy we named Pronto. In a matter of days, we had fallen in love with this marvelous breed and our beautiful teddy bear of a dog.
Fast forward to a little over a year ago, twenty-five years of raising show-quality companion Goldens, under our belts, and a post on Facebook for a litter that took my breath away. That my husband and I could ever afford to purchase such a dog–that such a dog existed– had never crossed my mind.
To my immense astonishment, several people who had committed to the litter of a lifetime had backed out, so that several males remained. I struck up an acquaintance with the breeders, and again in a matter of days, we had paid our deposit for the exquisite puppy who has matured into the spectacular dog you see pictured above– we named him Angels Dance in Beauly Highland– aka Angelo.
Angelo’s pedigree is not only fabulous, it is exceptional. His breeder refers to it as “old English”; I refer to it as mind-blowing.
Not only is Angelo the son of CH Ashbury Angel Heart, bred and handled by Cathy Sontag, Ashbury, France, he is the grandson of one of the most spectacular dogs in the world, a dog who won the World Championship in Milan last year, Multi CH Arni Joy.
Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, Joy is pure magic. For although he was bred by Lena Ushan of Tramin Goldens in the Ukraine, his sire is the great CH Robinhood of Glen Sheallag and his dam, CH Real World of Glen Sheallag. This is a brilliant line-breeding of one Sheallag pedigree strand to the other, masterminded by Tramin maven Lena Ushan, who can’t put a foot wrong in breeding stunning dogs.
In any event, Angelo’s beautiful mother CH Lislone Garbank Loch Affric, Lislone-Garbank being one of the top five UK breeders, was bred to Joy and the rest is history.
All of these names I am dropping might not mean anything to you, but to people into Goldens, they mean the world. Glen Sheallag is in France. It was the passion of the world’s greatest Golden Retriever breeder Mari Noelle Terlinden, who committed suicide after the death of her husband. You might say that to have these rare bloodlines and their configuration in Angelo’s pedigree is tantamount to inheriting a very productive diamond mine.
Angelo has the best pedigree of any dog in America, bar none, unless someone has a son or daughter of Dewmist Silk Screen I don’t know about. His full brother at Blackpool Goldens is already a Canadian Champion.
Angelo is not a huge Golden; he is slow maturing, like his grandsire. But he is hands down the most exquisite Golden I have ever seen and there is no doubt in my mind that he will set the world on fire once he hits the showring.
The dam of Angelo’s first litter is also a precious jewel; she is the product of my Gold-Rush and Meadowpond bloodlines outcrossed to Scandinavian and European bloodlines. What a spectacular bitch, and what sweet music these two have made together;
Behold our spectacular litter….
Inquiries to Ardorgold, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-214-1883. See other pages for more on our history and genetic health information.
Puppies’ Pedigree – for a five generation pedigree, click here.
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