What a fun thread
I've loved looking up the dogs I'm not familiar with and seeing what they've done.
My first Golden Retriever was from Clarissa King/Twin Branch Retrievers - a field/conformation breeding and he fooled me into thinking I was a decent dog trainer
I was referred from the Atlanta GRC and I just figure it was fate. He was a pet but we went to obedience classes and did fun field work and he was just a joy. One of my greatest regrets is that he came along at a time in my life when I was unable to do more with him, I'd give so much to have him back just with what I've learned so far.
Because of him, I knew that this puppy had to have some dogs in his pedigree who had proven they hadn't forgotten what to do with a duck and some water. I needed rock solid temperament because my dog is first a family pet, but I also wanted a smart, biddable dog who could compensate for my lack of experience in the things I wanted to try to take farther - field and obedience.
This forum taught me so much and I did plenty of research here. When I discovered there was an amazing breeding planned - two dogs who were talented, all around Goldens and completely amateur owner trained and handled every step of the way - I drove from SC to Florida and made sure I met those dogs and both owners. The dogs and the people were everything I hoped for
I waited almost two years for that puppy and turned out "he" was a "she" but I wouldn't change a thing: Pedigree: Richwood Work Hard Play Harder WC
One of the happiest days of my life was finding out there was a puppy for me in the Work Litter
A Fisher/Sophie puppy is a dream come true for me.... and the people and dogs I've met because of her are a blessing in my life.