Why Buy a British Cream-Coated Pup from Ardorgold?

Our first litter by the stunning Angelo, out of the beautiful Munch; last photo in the series is our littlest angel, transformed into a magnificent boy.  Angels Dance in Beauly Highland ex Gilded Peak Scrumptious Munchkin.  Munch is 3/4 British–her sire Gilded Peak Double B Cutter is out of our gorgeous Gilded Peak Don’t Rush Amore aka Tess, by White Dove Double B’s Blade, Scandinavian Import — her dam is Krispy Mediguard, from the renowned Mediguard Kennels, Europe.

 

Benefits of purchase of an Ardorgold puppy:

1 – We have extensive knowledge of the breed and the UK Breed Standard-–  in the acquisition of Angels Dance in Beauly Highland – Angelo– and Amore Veritas Malibu in 2015, we have become custodians of the top bloodlines in the world.  We have also had the mentorship of one of the top USA kennels, Crystal Glen, co-owning a show bitch with that kennel in 91.  We know what quality is in this breed; we took our gorgeous boy Rachel’s Fanfare for Columbo into the ring where he won handily. Dogs we have bred and their progeny have gone on to titles in conformation, obedience, field trialing and agility.

Unlike any number of other “English/British Cream Kennels” in the US, we know our European bloodlines– including Stanroph,   Lislone Garbank, Ashbury, du Bois de la Rayere,  Camrose, Tramin, Glen Sheallag, Moondust, Paudell, and a host of other worthy and influential fancier kennels whose stamp upon the breed is indelible.

2 – We value the lineage of our dogs and take great care to select compatible breeding stock.  Our five year plan is to linebreed on Ashbury, Garbank, Majik and Thevenet bloodlines.  In other words, we will keep an Angelo puppy, outcross to Tramin or Vestafjell–two of the world’s top bloodlines, keep a puppy bitch and breed back to Angelo.  This kind of breeding has set type in the breed and been done for many, many years.   

3 – Our recent litter  is stunning, conforming, as noted,  to the Kennel Club of Great Britain Breed Standard for the Golden Retriever. Each has superb construction; each is beautifully balanced fore and aft with a level topline flowing forward to a graceful, powerful neck, and congruent to the tail, and each has excellent angulation of the rear legs as well as beautiful shoulder layback.

Both have stunning “headpieces”, with  dark-rimmed eyes, dark pigment around the mouth and flews, ears well set on slightly below eyes. Both dogs possess a scissors bite. Their temperaments are gentle and loving.

Our puppies will range from platinum to gold and be British in Type.  When we say that, we mean that they are bred to conform to the UK Breed Standard (Kennel Club of the United Kingdom). UK Golden Retrievers may be, according to the breed standard, “any shade of gold or cream” save red or mahogany.

The difference between American and English Goldens is set forth at the EGNA (English Goldens in North America) site– link in sidebar. See more of our majestic sire and dam below and enjoy the photos on the rest of the site, all by our friend and guardian angel Melissa Egbert Wren, Sweetheart Goldens, Loveland.

4- Ardorgold sells sound, healthy puppies possessing longevity!

Puppies purchased from us should live for twelve years and more. Gilded Peak Don’t Rush Amore, aka Tess, was fourteen when she died.  Many of our progeny still warm the cockles of their owners’ hearts…..       

Sire and dam have been  health-tested in the field for sound hips, eyes, hearts as well as having the standard OFA “certifications” for hips, elbows, eyes, and heart. This kind of hands-on evaluation has the endorsement of Ducks Unlimited, field trial enthusiasts, and many sporting dog owners who start their gundogs on birds early in the game.  This is preliminary testing before our gorgeous boy and girl receive their traditional ratings/”clearances”.   

Both our sire and dam have demonstrated tremendous agility and stamina,  which together with five generations of cleared hips, eyes et al in the pedigree, increases the probability of genetic soundness of progeny.  Each has shown powerful visual acuity and accuracy on the retrieve.  Each has been recently evaluated for overall soundness by proficient veterinarians.        

5. Ardorgold Puppy Nurturing Protocol

We believe that puppies should have the best possible start on life. We introduce our whelps to a nipple bottle and a wonderful proven formula of goat’s milk, fresh egg yolks, canola oil and corn syrup during the first week of life to supplement nursing from the dam and in the case of a large litter, to spare the depletion of calcium and other vital elements of her ability to nurture her puppies and remain healthy herself.

We are hands-on nurturers, weaning our puppies with cream of rice, ground kibble, pureed chicken breast, monitoring them 24-7, holding them, acclimating them to sound, human touch, smell.

We feed only the best food to our mama of the hour, supplementing her with rapid-absorbing calcium to guard against her own depletion of that vital mineral, and to insure strong bones, teeth and joints.  We never leave large litters with one or more very small puppies in them to fend for themselves, or to make it on their own–we go the distance to save even the smallest whelp.

Both dogs are current on vaccinations for standard canine viruses and rabies. Accordingly the puppies will have passive immunity transfer via mother’s milk for these illnesses, will have received a first shot for Parvo and Distemper at six weeks,  and be eligible for  boosters at eight, twelve and sixteen weeks.  They can be vaccinated against rabies at twelve weeks. The litter’s dam has been given a worming regimen of Panacur (fenbendazole) which also gently worms puppies in  utero.

6. Our sire and dam have at a minimum, been x-rayed and assessed as free of hip and elbow dysplasia, hereditary canine eye disease, hereditary heart defects.  While some breeders obtain a battery of DNA tests in addition to the traditional clearances, at this time we feel that traditional clearances suffice in determining a particular dog or bitch’s soundness.