May 2019: Well Dash has started the 2019 trial season off with a bang! The Rebel Boy went down to the US at the beginning of May to compete in the Michigan Nosework Competitions and…as you can see…he came home with very successful results!! Dash completed his UKC Superior Container Title (SC), his Superior Exterior Title (SE) and his Advanced Vehicle Title (AV). The big ribbon here was for his High -in-Trial score! Nice work Dash! He looks pretty pleased with himself…and rightly so! He’ll be working towards his Superior, Master and Elite level Titles in 2019! I can’t wait to see Dash’s next ribbon board!
October 2018: Well look who’s been “Dash’n” around at the Nosework Trials lately? Congratulations to Dash and his folks on having fun AND earning his UKC Advanced Exterior (AE) Title!! True to his name…Dash racked up two High in Trial rosettes for the fastest times in his Advanced Exterior and Novice Vehicle trails! Look at all those ribbons! Goldens love doing this sport and this talented boy will be getting his Nosework Champion Title (NCH) in no time!!
Sweet sweet Candy (Sky x Puzzle) was training hard this summer (actually…it comes pretty easy to her!) with co-breeder / owner Gord K. and was successful in obtaining her WCI Title in August 2018! She loves fieldwork best but afforded me the opportunity to show off just how pretty she is at the 2018 Southwestern Ontario Sporting Dog Specialty. She was awarded Best of Winners for a 4pt major under respected sporting judge Gordon Hayburn! We are well under way to her Championship now!
Maggie (Sky x Knot) was the “thinker” in her litter, so decided to be the first smartypants in her litter to obtain a Title. Because Maggie lives in the U.S…her first accomplishment was the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Title and she earned it at only 7 months of age! Maggie will fool most folks into “thinking” she is always a “Good Citizen” but her owners Suzanne and Greg G. are witness to her rough house antics with her more senior housemate Dasher. Congratulations Maggie and Suzanne for a successful 2018 and I won’t be surprised at all to see Maggie with some Agility Titles in 2019. I “think” she’ll do just fine!
Ledger (Sky x Knot) has been so busy in 2018 and he has decided to try out Tracking, Obedience, Fieldwork and the Show Ring! This boy is so enthusiastic about anything he tries and I think 2019 will be bringing him many many accolades! He is attempting to finish his Championship in 2018 and currently sits on 8 pts!…all owner handled! Congratulations to Ledger and owner Laurie W. on all your hard work!!…he’s hard to keep up with!
Dash (Sky x Knot) was our “Rebel Boy” and is not only a handsome boy…he has been working with his owner Janet B. and has successfully obtained his UKC Novice Nosework Exterior (NE) Title at only 9 months of age! He is also working on his Novice Vehicle, Novice Interior and Novice Container Titles! I doubt his people are able to hide treats in their house with much success!
Nosework titles involve timed events, so speed is a definite factor here!… so I’m sure having a name like “Dash” can only benefit him!! Congratulations Dash and Janet! Onward and upward with those upcoming Titles!
River had a busy busy year in 2018. This little girl LOVES her fieldwork …so much so…she has been out training with her professional trainer Sandie Bond. River traveled to New Brunswick to get her first 2 JH legs and then came back in the fall to let me finish both her WC and JH Titles. Not a girl to settle for only these titles, she also ran a WCI test with Shelly Blom and brought home another Title. 3 Titles since May 2018…Wowsers!!
Our boy Mason is still as CRAZY about chasing ducks at 7 years of age as he was as a puppy!! He worked very hard with his pal Shelly Blom and after some fine tuning over the summer, he was able to focus his enthusiasm and obtain his WCI Title in September 2018! This is Mason’s 9th Title! 🙂 Yay Moo-Man!!
Above…Gambit (Sky x Knot) decided to try his hand at a dog show in June 2018. His first dog show weekend resulted in Gambit taking a 5pt major at The Golden Retriever Club of Greater Toronto’s Specialty show by taking Winners Dog! What a debut!! Good boy Gambit! Congratulations to his owners Gen and Vaesna!
Lark (Sky x Puzzle) is a workaholic! She will be a superstar in the Obedience ring in 2019, and we hope to finish her Championship if she has time! She takes her field work very seriously and in September 2018, received her well deserved WCI Title (above). Congratulations to Lark and Cheryl I. I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for this energizer bunny!!
Cruz (Sky x Knot) was a busy boy in 2018! His enthusiasm to participate in anything he was introduced to was amazing and he was able to obtain his first JH leg (left), his WC Title (right) as well as his first CA (Chase Ability) leg (centre). Yup!…this boy loves to move! Congratulations to Cheryl W. and Cruz!
Mason wins Best Gun Dog at the Golden Retriever Club of Canada’s National Specialty, Sept. 17, 2016!
Mason is invited to be Test Dog for the GRCGT’s WC Test at the National Specialty, Sept 19, 2016!…and he had a blast! He’ll volunteer for anything if it has to do with chasing ducks!
Even little Candy (Sky x Puzzle) had a great Specialty weekend as she earns her very first title at 7 months old! She easily obtained her WC title and her mom Sky and I are SO very proud!!
BELOW, handsome Rascal wins Best Field Dog at both the GRCC National Specialty and the Regional Specialty!
BELOW, Mason is invited to be the Test Dog for the GRCGT’s 2016 Hunt Test and does a spectacular job!! Go Moo-man!!
***Mason completed the final 2 legs of his Junior Hunter Title at the Mountain Valley Retriever Training Club Trials on June 18 and 19, 2016! He has been working hard with me in obtaining this title and I couldn’t be more proud! Mason’s smile says it all!! Spectacular work on his part!***
GCh Prettyriver Imp O’Ambercroft CD WC JH RA CGN CCA AmWC
Sky’s brother Rascal recently finished his Grand Championship at the Credit Valley Dog shows in November. He is an amazing, versatile boy as you can see by the Titles he has earned…most of them in 2015 alone! And he’s only 2 years old! Handsome cuddle-bug!
Here, Rascal wins the Gun Dog class at the GRCGT Regional Specialty 2015
GCh Prettyriver Noel O’Ambercroft RA, WC, JH, CD
Noel is Sky and Rascal’s mother and is one of my favourite all time Goldens. She takes everything in stride and stresses about nothing. Noel is a consistent winner in the Specialty ring and the pictures shown above show her winning Best of Opposite Sex in Specialty (BOSS) and Select Bitch this summer for the second year in a row! She obtained her Junior Hunter Title (JH) this summer in three straight passes. Her Grand Championship was easily obtained last year in 3 weekends of showing with 3 Specialty Select Bitch wins, a BOSS, followed by a Best of Breed the following weekend. I am truly grateful to have been able to show this lovely girl and I look forward to bringing her out in 2016 for the Veterans class!
Sky gets a piece of the action at the GRCC and GRCGT Regional Specialties in 2015 by winning the Canadian Bred Bitch class both days. She is becoming a real show girl and will resume her quest for her Championship after her upcoming litter.
Ch Prettyriver Cailin Alainn WC, RA, CD, CGN
Bella finishes her Championship at the Scarborough Kennel Club on March 13, 2016.
This classy little girl is true to the Golden standard and was very much appreciated by respected movement specialist judge Dr. Terill Udenberg, DVM.