Who we are ...
Golden Retrievers for Hunts and Homes on Vancouver Island
Located in Mill Bay,Vancouver Island in British Columbia, GoldnGun Retrievers is own and operated by Rick and Louise Roberts as a small and selective breeding program aiming to produce golden retrievers that excel not only as hunting companions and field and obedience trials competitors, but also as happy-go-lucky family companions, healthy and with a sound temperament.
Rick and Louise are founding members of hunting retriever clubs on Vancouver Island such as Pacific Rim Hunting Retriever Club, Salt Chuck Hunting Retriever Club and long standing members of Vancouver Island Retriever Club.
Active members that support and promote the sport by organizing, participating, judging and training in a variety of retriever events across Canada and the United States, the Roberts have extensive experience that is reflected on the quality of GoldnGun Retrievers.
The Robert's family hunts as often as possible ensuring their dogs are exposed to real hunting situations. Regardless of their involvement in the somewhat competitive world of field work and obedience, Rick and Louise ensure that the number one job of their 8 dogs is to be the furry members of the Roberts' family, well socialized with other people and their dogs and maybe the occasional lamb!
As breeders Rick and Louise believe in the importance of providing support to their pups new homes and although they produce strong working dogs, they welcome "not working" families ready to provide a good active life to one of their dogs.
Whenever you visit the Roberts' home you will be received by the welcome committee eager to get the message across:
"We are happy to see you!
We are currently not taking any more puppy applications until further notice. Thank you for your interest.
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Why to Title a Dog - by Sandra Mowery
Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores, a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in record and in memory for as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard.
And though the dog itself doesn't know or care that its achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.
A title says your dog was intelligent and adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
And a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with it because it was a good dog, that you believed in it enough to give it yet another chance when it failed, and that, in the end, your faith was justified.
A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.
And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of pride in one small set of initials after the name.
A title earned is nothing less than love and respect, given and received, and permanently recorded.