AKC is who our dogs are registered with. This sute provides a lot of dog trlated items.
Thisis the NATIONAL breed club site. It provides information on the Golden Retriever and events. We are members of this club.
This is the Golden Club for the St Louis area. Can find out about local events. We are members of this club
OFA is the organization that provides clearances for the Health Test we do on our Goldens. You can research dogs' c;earances on this site
This is a pedigree site. We have linked most of our dogs to their pedigrees on this site. It also has clearance information and longity information
UCD has done research on long term affects on Golden Retrievers of early spaying & neutering. Rhis is why we advise all our puppies to be at least 17 months old before these procedures. SO MUCH HEALTHIER TO WAIT. Check this out for yourself.
This is the largest undertaking ever of 3,000 Golden Retrievers in USA being studied for cancer genes. Prego & Roper are includined in this study. They get vet examined every year with test results going to Morris Foundation Life Time study.
There are books and videos on how to grooming your Golden. Goldens are a log hair breed. Try need their hair for protection from burrs, the sun and temperatures ( hot & cold) Akso do not forget to trim roe nails on a regular routine. For referrals check out websires, go there in person, ceck wuth your veterinarian, but if you can check with people that use them.
There are so many types of training with books and video for each one. We suggest locating a local club or individual to train with, at least at the start. Select someone who is actively training and exhibiting n the sport you wish to train in, The regulations are always changing and if the trainer is not active in the sport, they soon are behind the times. Check referrals from people who have went there.
Sometimes we can get you a referral foe a new beyerinarian. Choose a veterinarian as you would your own docter, If you can visit the local by a website, see if you can talk to clients that go there, do not be afraid to go there in pers and get a feel of the environment. Below is a link to my veterinarians at Franklin County Animal Medical Center
We are lifetime members of MRKC. Both have served as officers or on board of directors. Sharon currently serves as President of this club. It is located in the Franklin Coubty area of Missouri. We host two akc all-breed conformation shows, 3 to 5 AKC all breed obedience & Rally trials and 3 day Agility trials. In Aptil we host an all breed health clinic.
Gateway Tracking Club was the first solo tracking club form in AKC. We are not founding members but have been a member a long time. We have served as officers or on the board. Sharon is currently the treasurer and Carl on the board, Sharon & Carl donate their services to GTC when judging their events. So if you want to learn about tracking, COME JOIN THE FUN!!!! come join the fun.