Our first Golden, we were so proud. We were actually looking for an Irish Setter but the breeder we contacted was so honest to tell us that this breed was quite nervous and not a beginner's dog.
We had two little children then and so we had to continue our search and select another breed. One day an acquaintance of ours seemed to own a Golden Retriever and we were thrilled by the looks and temperament of this breed.
So a little later our Goldie arrived, an adorable pet dog. Beautiful and calm, easy to learn, she was a joy to own and she learned us so much about the breed. Without her realising it, the seed was sown for a life long love for the breed.
She had one litter because we wanted to have a puppy from her and Pepper stayed with us. Noël and Gilberte (Woodlands) kept one of her puppies and Fanny turned out to be an excellent gundog. Goldie went on to reach a ripe old age in good health.