2018 Puppy Reservations

We are fortunate that our home training and socializing program have given us such wonderful families for our puppies.  At this time we are accepting Reservations for our 2018 litters. We will be declaring the Parents of these litters in the next month or so. We are just completing a few health clearances and will be starting the “Lock” in litter reservations by the end of 2017.  For NOW, we are a normal household getting ready for Winter. Our dogs curled by our feet and enjoying the fall with us.  Bonefires at night as we say goodbye to 2017. As always Spring/Summers are the busy time for us around here with puppies. Please get to know us, who we are and our love for this breed and each/every puppy born into our lives.


***Note: we only take 3 Male and 3 Female reservations per litter before they are born. Our back up reservation list are the first people we contact once the litters are born. If you figure an average litter is 8-10 puppies. We reserve only 6 puppies, so we should have 2-4 more babies available once we have paws on the ground and all born successfully.


PLEASE contact me via phone for more information.






Apollo’s AKC campaign

Can CH Apollo with handler Stacy in AKC show

Can CH Apollo with handler Stacy in AKC show

Apollo’s show career started in the IABCA where he won International and National Champion Status in the USA. In 2014 at 13 months of age, Apollo earned his Canadian Champion title in 5 weeks. In 2015 was his breakout year as a maturing stud. He participated in the Golden Retriever Specialty in Grey Summit MO in June 2015. Under esteemed Judges Sue Brown of England and Judge Rosemary Eastman of Australia. Winning Reserve BOB Male under both judges. Ending his show career competeing in the AKC arena. Handled by Stacy Long Bober Apollo won numerous 1st and 2nd place of his class. Including 4 RBOB Male Wins in his 4 week AKC campaign. I fourth place of group. Special thanks to his Canadian Handler and Stacy who made this happen for Apollo. All credit to his fine breeding by Bart and Charmaine Ennis van Maren of Hellacious Acres.  Apollo Is ICT Clear, PRA 1 & 2 Clear. BVA 4/4 OFA (prelim at 13 months-Good) Elbows BVA 0/0 Eyes and Heart Clear.


Strike Golden Reunion – May 18th

Over 35 dogs in attendance and a huge gathering of our friends and families of Strike Golden dogs. A dog-Gone Golden Retriever fun time we all had. We love our families devotion to this breed and were touched to see so many of them across the midwest USA.

Over 35 dogs and Strike Golden families in attendance. We had a fantastic time!

Over 35 dogs and Strike Golden families in attendance. We had a fantastic time!

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Visit to the Netherlands

My trip to Europe was way MORE than I ever expected!! Yes, Europe holds the beginning of the wonderful Breed I love so much, the Golden Retriever.I went to the Amsterdam Musuem, the Black Sea, traveled to Twisk and of course the Windmills. I felt I understood so much more of the Netherlands and their lives. This is not just breeding the best dogs in the world to them. It’s a privilage, a lifestyle and a mission of continued improvement. I left with Apollo AND with a piece of the Netherlands deep in my heart. Special “Thank you” to Bart and Charmaine of Ramchaine  – Hellacious Acres for the Tour of a Castle, the shopping trip with Bart, meeting Sabastian and the Tips from both of them on Bloodlines and Bitchlines. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. From the USA you can only see pictures of the World class dogs in Europe…I was thrilled to put my hands on……and touch/Hold/Hug some of the best of their breed in their own home. It was a joy I will never forget…..Priceless is my Apollo.


Our Boys

We have been fortunate to have some outstanding bloodlines in our studs. Most of our Studs are hip clearanced using two hip schemes. I test for Tightness with Pen hip. In addition, either OFA Prelim or BVA to back up the Penhip.   We have never had a heart murmer in 9.5 years. Our studs are all OFA Heart clearance by Certified Veterinarians/practitioner.  Our Eye clearances are done prior to first matings. We have built our program around our own Studs.  We track our lines over the generations and don’t just Jump to find the next “Flavor of the day” dog out of Europe. We have lovely breed standard dogs and many are titled with exceptional conformation and temperament. After 3 generation, we know that nothing bred to Teddy or Flynn have failed hip clearances in our dogs or the select few dogs we have allowed out on breeding rights.  If you have any questions please contact me privately. We have decided that we will never be able to show and use the wonderful Studs we own. A shame to not improve the breed and TOP breeders they represent. This is a first time ever for us. So look for our boys in the future – pending Eye cerfs. All boys still producing 900 Million – 1 Billion Counts with 90% average forward Motility. * K9data has been making deletions of the old Our beautiful dogs

Our Mission started with our sincere thoughts.  “We raise Champion Golden Retriever puppies for people who believe ALL dogs are Champions”.  Simply, all dogs are to be loved puppies that are raised here at Stike Golden.