After many years of being a small time hobby breeder of Golden Retrievers I have decided to share my joy and passion of this breed and love of photography with you.
My involvement with Golden Retrievers began in 1980 when the first golden girl "Sawni" entered my home. She was a learning tool for me on how to raise and train a puppy to become a true family member. I had very little help from the breeder so yes, I made my mistakes along the way with house breaking, chewing, and of course digging, but in the end I was hooked on this lovely energetic breed.
I began showing in obedience and conformation in 1981 and have completed many Companion Dog titles over the years on several of my golden's but my real love is in the conformation ring.
My first litter of puppies was born in 1982 and from that litter came the first Calico Golden Retrievers. My first home bred champion was in 1992 when CH. CALICO'S BIG MAC OF McGOLD known as "Mac" finished his title with his novice/co-owner Vicki McGwire on the end of the lead. In 1993 "Mac's" litter sister CH. CALICO'S DIZZY MIZZ LIZZY known as "Lizzy" finished her championship completely owner/ breeder handled and in great style by winning winners bitch at the Western Regional.
I have worked for Community Veterinary Hospital, Inc. since 1995 where I also manage the Animal Friends Pet Hotel located in Garden Grove, Ca.
I am a amateur pet photographer at work, and love photographing my own dogs and puppies as well.
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