We live on 4 heavily shaded acres about a mile north of Lake Bonham. Our goldens busy and trees to provide shade when they are playing outside between the cows, donkeys, horses, squirrels, raccoons, possums, skunks and even the occasional snake.
Susan has been in Education for 30 years working with students who have special needs. My focus has been on students with behavioral difficulties. George is a Disabled Veteran whose disability forced him to retire from the corporate world. So now he spends his days at home with the dogs.
We have 5 children and 9 Grandchildren. Cassie is an amazing mom to 4 of our grandkids; Kara, mother to 3 more of our grandkids and is working on her doctorate in Biochemistry; Mandy is a devoted mom to Jayden and Miles, working in Florida; Our son Nathan is recently married and a well respected engineer in the D/FW area, William is living and working in Kansas.
Each year George and I donate both time and money to several worthy causes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. We are also work with Patriot Paws and Paws for Purple Hearts, as well as many Veterans directly to provide dogs for training as PTSD and other services. Many of our dogs service as Hospital Dogs, Courthouse dogs, Facility Dogs, and many other ares of service.
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 out of state 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 and another puppy was in the Dillard’s Christmas 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.