We live on 4 acres with lots of wildlife to keep our goldens busy and trees to provide shade when they are playing outside. I have been in Education for 30 years working with students who have special needs. My focus has been on students with behavioral difficulties. George works from home for a large food and beverage company. Between us we have have 5 children and 7 Grandchildren. Cassie is 36 and an amazing mom to 3 of our grandkids, Kara is 34, mother to 3 more of our grandkids and is graduating from UTD with a degree in Biochemistry, Mandy is 28, devoted mom to Jayden and is graduating from SHSU with a degree in Criminology focusing on Cyber Security, Nathan also 28 is a well respected engineer with Encore, William is 23 and will be graduating from NWMS with a degree in marketing and was part of their 2015 Division II National Championship football team as their long snapper. Each year George and I donate both time and money to the Autism Speaks Walk in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
We began breeding Golden Retrievers back in 2000 when we set out to add a golden retriever to our family. As we began to research and understand about health testing, we found it difficult to locate a quality puppy where we were living and had to travel to find a well bred Golden Retriever. We focused on hunting lines at that time and had opportunity to compete in both field and hunting competitions. Our puppies were evaluated for therapy and drug dogs. One of our litters was featured in the Domestication’s catalog. In 2006 we were relocated to Florida and made the difficult decision to suspend our activities with our Goldens as well as our breeding program. In 2008, we returned to Texas and began to rebuild our breeding program as well as begin to be bitten by the show ring bug.