Past and Present
It all began in 1977 as Golden Star Golden Retrievers in Western NY. With a relocation to Florida in 1989, and after several years in the Sunshine State, the kennel name needed refreshing, so Ingot Goldens it became after contemplating an ingot of gold, the pure gold bar.
I have extensive credentials and demonstrated breed support for over 40 years being a judge, evaluator, steward and volunteer, as the case may be, for the following organizations:
- Golden Retriever Club of America
- Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club
- Everglades Golden Retriever Club
- Clearwater Kennel Club – All breed Club
- Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club
- Golden Retriever Club of Western NY – in the late 70s
- Golden Retriever Sweepstakes Judge at Specialty Shows
- GRCA “CCA” Program* Evaluator (the CCA program provides for a noncompetitive area of participation in conformation where dogs are assessed against the AKC Golden Retriever Breed Standard without regard to other dogs present and also to give owners written reports of the assessments providing information not received in a show ring.
- Steward at the 2021 GRCA National Specialty
- Grooming Chair at the 2002, 2006, and 2009 GRCA National Specialties.
- 4 H Club member, exhibitor, Judge
I have competed at AKC shows with my Golden Retrievers since 1977. This breed is such an endearing dog, and is full of willingness to please. This is but one of the Golden’s wonderful qualities.
At Ingot Goldens, I am a serious hobby breeder, with one perhaps two litters at most per year. If you are interested in buying a puppy as a companion addition to your family, you should do your homework and purchase from a serious hobby breeder– no pet stores or novice “backyard” breeders who think breeding dogs is something for fun and profit! Attend dog shows in your area, speak to exhibitors and breeders, do your homework and the benefits of a well-bred purebred dog can be yours.
If you are a serious-minded person interested in exhibiting and competing in the sport of purebred dogs (conformation, obedience and so forth), contact me about show/competition-quality prospects.
I am located in Clearwater, Florida. Please browse my site to learn more about the Golden Retriever, My Golden Retriever Family, and the commitment and skills I continuously work on to increase our knowledge and capability in the breed we all so dearly love.
My Rachel, Taffy and Pebbles in the back.