About Us

Lueo Duchess Renny at 8 weeks old

Our involvement with the Golden Retriever Breed really started in 1997. We began actively working in Golden rescue, volunteering for pickups from shelters, transports for the Canine Underground Railroad, ( a system of moving rescued goldens to their adoptive forever homes across the country), and finally becoming a foster home for senior goldens. (Unfortunately we failed as a foster home because we seemed to adopt our “fosters”)

We began researching Breeders of “English Type” goldens in North America just prior to our last “foster” going to the Rainbow Bridge.

After much research and many months spent looking for a breeder that would fulfill our “family” needs, we narrowed our choice to Lueo Goldens of Niagara Falls, Canada.

The arrival (2004) of a little girl was to become our Canadian bred Lueo Duchess Renny.
She was Desended from Parents and Grandparents who were from Famous English/Irish lines.

In 2016 we brought A girl from our friends at Spirit Goldens into our home,
Spirit’s Mardi Gras at Montrose. “Roxy” She is from Famous English/Irish and Dutch lines.

http://spiritgoldens.com/sgr_About_Us.html

With Championship lineages, Many Generations of Healthy Hips, Hearts and Eyes, AND the careful choice of mates, We hope to make fine additions to the breed and will further improve our line of
English Type Golden retrievers.

While we enjoy both the American and the English Type Golden Retrievers,
We prefer the Sweet Personality, Light Colors and Dark Pigments of the True English Type.

All of Our Dogs and those that we breed to are Certified Clear of Genetic Disorders (Hips,Elbows,Eyes,Heart and Thyroid) and clear PRCD, PRA1, PRA 2, DM, and Ichthyosis

Since we are a small Breeder, our Golden’s have always shared our living space. We truly think of them as our children, and as such we make sure all our Golden Retriever puppies are well placed in a loving home where they will be treated and loved just as any 2 legged child would be.

We are Members in Good Standing of
The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA)
The Golden Retriever Club of IL (GRCI) and
Our Dogs are AKC Registered.

As members of The GRCA, as well as the GRCI.
We adhere to a strict COE (code of ethics) set forth as a guide for breeders.
ALL of the dogs we breed [or breed to] obtain all of the clearances recommended by
the GRCA (Golden Retriever Club of America) including but not limited to,
OFA cleared Hips, Elbows Hearts and Thyroid, as well as yearly CERF (Eye) clearances.

Guisachan Estate circa 1897
Lord Tweedmouth’s Scottish Home where the first
Golden Retrievers were Bred
Tomich, The Scottish Highlands
for more on the history of this wonderful breed
Guisachan Estate Kennels
Birthplace of
The GOLDEN RETRIEVER
 Old English Type Golden From the Turn of the century