I am Carole Carter and I have owned, loved, shown and worked my Golden Retrievers for nearly 32 years. In that time I have only owned eight Goldens, which includes the three dogs I have at present. In 1985 my dog Singer became a full Champion. CH CANALEIGH AND CAN IT BE who won 5 Challenge Certificates [All with Best of Breed] 5 Reserve Challenge Certificates.Winning the Gundog Group At Windsor Championship Show with his first CC.His Junior Warrant , Stud Book No. Show Gundog Working Certificate, Working Gundog Certificate, 2 Field Trial Awards and the winner of many Novice and Open Working Tests.
He was TOP DUAL PURPOSE GOLDEN RETRIEVER [The Golden Retriever Club 1990 / 1991]
At present I have a Great grandson and two Great, Great Grandsons of Singer. CANALEIGH HOT GOSPEL 4 Reserve Challenge Certificates Junior Warrent, Stud Book No 2 Working Gundog Certificates one on dummies and one on live game and working Test winner, both his sons work on shoots [ 4 years old and 20 months old] the young one has just passed his Show Gundog Working Certificate 2 weeks ago at Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club.
All of my eight dogs are line bred back to my Champion have been shown and worked and all had the superb temperment, that I expect from a Golden Retriever and I am proud and very honoured to have owned them all
I started judging in 1989 and then in 2008 I was passed by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates for the first time.
2008 I judged dogs at the Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show
2009 I judged bitches at The National Gundog Championship Show
2011 I judged bitches at Bath Championship Show
2013 I judged dogs at Darlington Championship Show
2015 I won the Ballot for Southern Golden Retriever Club Championship Show I will judge Dogs
I also take training classed to help people to understand how and what is required to train a gun dog. A number of people I train have achieved their Working and Show Gundog Working Certificates.
I hope this gives you an insight into my small contribution on keeping our Breed as it was intended, and to maintain the looks and the dual purpose aspect of our Breed alive before we irreversibly loose the type and temperment that is the Golden Retriever.