Both Edge & Bella have an OFA Hip Clearances (Edge -Exc & Bella -Good), OFA Normal Elbows, Current CERF Eye Exams (within 12 months), OFA Heart clearances by a Board Certified Cardiologist, normal thyroid function, they are not on any medications and have had no skin allergies, seizures or other auto-immune disorders. Edge is a PRA-prcd Carrier & Bella is PRA-prcd Clear by parentage which means NO puppy can be affected. (We will confirm Bella's PRA-prcd Clear by Optigen before breeding). Both are PRA-1 Clear. Edge is ICT Clear and Bella is either Clear or Carrier by parentage. (Antagene test pending before breeding)
For more pictures, please browse through the slide show below. (photo shoot scheduled end of January!)
We are very excited to have the opportunity to breed Bella to Edge:
Our goal for this breeding is to produce intelligent, strong hunting companions that are athletic, biddable, can be easily trained in any venue, and become a member of the family. The pedigree is a wonderful blend of top field competitors, conformation, obedience, agility and tracking dogs. Some of the influential dogs in the pedigree include Canada's only Triple Champion "Push"(visit Push's website page) , the last Golden in the US to obtain All Age field trial points and Am Championship in 30 years "Sabre" (visit Sabre's website page), two generations of owner trained/ handled All age Qualified dogs "Trooper & Maverick" plus our own Likah who obtained her Tracking Championship by passing back to back Urban Tracking Dog Excellent tests - the only Golden in Canada to accomplish this.
Information on Edge from his owner Kathy Miner: Edge is a handsome well-balanced, athletic, working Golden Retriever, measuring 24” at the withers and weighing 72 pounds. He easily obtained his Canadian Championship at a young age with his first big win under a well-respected breeder judge. He has a confident presence in the conformation ring with clean movement and a playful showy attitude.
Edge has a lovely head with soft expression, medium brown eyes, good ear set, dark pigment, scissors bite and no missing teeth. He has good length of neck, strong front and rock solid topline. He is very balanced front to rear with good angles, correct tail set and carriage. Structurally sound, agile in agility and in the field, Edge is a true example of a good-looking working Golden Retriever!
Edge easily earned his GRCA WC title at 9 months of age then went on to earn his AKC JH (Junior Hunt Title), CKC JH (Junior Hunt Title), AKC SH (Senior Hunt Title), CKC SH (Senior Hunt Title and 4 HRC Seasoned legs in straight passes. In 2013 Edge passed 5 HRC Finished legs obtaining his HRCH title. With multiple Master passes in CKC & AKC we are well on our way to complete the Master Hunt Titles.
In 2010 Edge completed the requirements for the GRCA Triathlon award at the National, placing in conformation, agility, rally and field. Please view his website page at www.1drdogs.comto learn more about Edge and his accomplishments.
Edge is not only is excelling in performance but is an awesome upland and waterfowl hunting companion. He hits the water hard, tackles heavy cover, handles runners with ease and has the stamina to hunt all day. Each year we have been invited to be a handler and dog team in Alberta Calcutta competitions. Proving to those seasoned hunters that good-looking Goldens can hunt as hard as labs.
Edge is one of the most versatile Golden Retrievers that I have had the pleasure to own and train. He is fun, focused, biddable and a pleasure to watch in any venue yet a mush ball in the house and his spirit and temperament are truly golden.
At a young age we qualified for the Golden Retriever of Canada Versatility Hall of Fame and the journey continues….
Contact Barb Loree at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a puppy from this litter.
The Golden Retriever: Primarily a Hunting Companion