Carmen is an easy keeper with great work ethic, good off switch in the house, outgoing personality, strong desire to please, tons of play and prey drive and an endless sense of humor. She is a wonderful hunting companion with an amazing nose and a beautiful natural quarterer. She also is a wonderful waterfowl hunter, patiently quiet while waiting for the action to happen and can handle the Greater Canada Geese. Carmen possesses a wonderful Golden temperament, very loving, big cuddler, great with people, kids and was a big part of Gin's puppy training! She is also an escape artist and has a habbit of climbing fences or opening gates to have dog parties. She hates to be left out, loves to be the leader or center of the fun and loves to play with other dogs. We are honored to have her in our lives, she always plays and makes me laugh and definitely inherited her dam's wicked sense of humor and playful antics. Carmen's young dog training was with Susan Shearer & Gary Randall for Canadian Field Trials. Carmen & Susan made the "Top 10 Junior" Field Trial list in Canada in 2016. She easily earned her Am WC (Working Certificate), Can JH (Junior Hunter) & Can WC (Working Certificate). This little girl definitely has wheels (speed on retrieves) can mark and doesn't hesitate on long water retrieves. She has a natural soft mouth, quick pick up and is quiet on the line. We are working on her lining & handling and she is training very well. Everday is a great journey with Carmen.
Clearances: Hips OFA Excellent, Elbows OFA Normal, OFA Eyes Normal 2016, Heart Cardiologist clearance 2015, DNA tested Clear for ICT, PRA-prcd, PRA-1, PRA-2, MD.
Carmen is just shy of 21"at the whithers and 60 lbs. She possesses a quick dry short straight coat that sheds dirt and burrs easily, ample undercoat and moderate feathering. She has a very solid athletic build, good front and is light on her feet (jumps effortlessly). Her expression is very pleasing with dark eyes that are very expressive, scissors bite, full dentition and dark pigment.
We are planning to breed Carmen in 2018 - stay tuned for updates.
The Golden Retriever: Primarily a Hunting Companion