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As I said in my introdution post, I have a massive interest in Breed history and tracing breed lines, I pretty up to spec on the UK Breeders but know nothing about breeders in US or Canada.

Could some of you guys point in the thr right dirrection to learn some more .

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Are you looking "top breeders" in conformation or field lines, or dogs that excel in both arenas?
Conformation.

I know in the UK that there is starting to become a split between the show lines and field line and there not many that Breeder that breed for both is this the same in the US?
 

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Off the top of my head, these are some of the more recent influential conformation kennels in the US

Malagold
Amberac
Rush Hill
Summit
Asterling
Golden Pine
Gold Rush
Gold-Rush
Pebwin
Nautilus
Twin Beau D
Birnam Wood
Meadowpond

There is some excellent information on the website for the National Club for the US

www.grca.org

http://www.grca.org/history_breed/historical_kennels.html
 

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That's a pretty good list. I might add:
Toasty
Highmark
KaraGold
Goodtimes (Smith)

Field Trials (modern):
Topbrass
Emberain
High Times
Rock Erin
Firemark
Adirondac

Multipurpose/Performance:
Tanbark
Sunfire
Meadowpond
Morninglo
Coppertop
Gaylans
One Ash

Interesting to see what other people come up with!
To me, the mark of a great breeding program is not only results, but consistency of type. Type can be both looks and temperament!!!!
Don't limit yourself to learning just the show breeders.
 

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I don't know much about showing, but I've seen quite a few beautiful Faera goldens that I've fallen in love with. Not sure how they stand in comparison to some of the others listed above.
 

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You may have some fun visiting this page as well. I love looking around here when I have some time.

http://www.undeniablegoldens.com/TopGoldenProducers.html

From above site:

The top 25 Kennels in terms of producing Goldens with major titles
Kennel Name Number of Major Title Holders
TOPBRASS* 193
MEADOWPOND* 157
LAURELL* 132
HONOR* 121
BECKWITH* 117
SUN DANCE* 115
AMBERAC* 114
TANBARK* 106
NAUTILUS* 100
SHORELAND* 97
GOODTIME* 92
SUNFIRE* 89
HUNT* 83
GOLDEN PINE* 78
MALAGOLD* 77
RUSH HILL* 76
PEKAY* 75
GOLD-RUSH* 67
GINGE* 67
FAERA* 67
ASTERLING* 67
ONE ASH* 64
HIGH TIMES* 64
SUMMIT* 61
 

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Doh! Wow, some heavy hitters there that I totally forgot!
 

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yes, I was surprised that the Faera dogs weren't on some of your lists, considering Rhonda's contributions to the breed
 

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Trowsnest is worth a check as well. Marge's breeding is behind a lot of the multi-purpose lines out there now. And once you get to Canada there is a whole other list of influential names like Kyon. Karin's breeding is behind many specialty winning dogs here.
 

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yes, I was surprised that the Faera dogs weren't on some of your lists, considering Rhonda's contributions to the breed
That's cool, while cleaning my office last night i found the pedigrees to my boys parents and there was a lot of Faera on one of them, can't remember which. good to know. although teh soonest may be great grandparents.
 

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Reputable Breeder in Southwestern Ontario WANTED

Could anyone give me the name of a reputable breeder in Southwestern Ontario. I stumbled across Skylon, but have now heard so many negatives and would like a few more options.

My family and I are planning on adding our first golden retriever puppy to our family, and don't know which are good and which to avoid.

Thanks for any help you can give!
 

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You don't have enough posts to be able to PM me back so I'll start a new thread for you with some search start points
 
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