Some news and fresh pictures from Korral and Kamryn’s “retirement villa”! Their owners tell us:
Couple of pics I thought you might like. The kids came down today with Korral & Kamryn. Last time I saw them was in gasoline alley when you were out and Korral was a bit tubby. Korral has always been good for the kids, but seeing her today is like seeing a different dog. She is at her proper weight and fights for attention with the others. She seems happy and out going and is a wonderful dog. I think having Kamryn around has done her the world of good. The three had a good time roaming around. It was awesome seeing them all together.
Kamryn was born February 10, 2007. She will have her last litter in 2011 and then be retired to a farm or acreage. Her mother is Kelli, who is now retired and lives on an acreage near Ponoka, Alberta, and her Father is Klifford the Big Red Dog, who will die of old age with his loving master.
Kamryn is an average size for a Golden but long in body (I tend to keep girls for breeding that are a bit longer as they carry their offspring easier and usually don’t have as much trouble with whelping). She is well feathered and only slightly wavy. Kamryns maternal Grandfather is “Dexter” of Telford Kennels. Dexter is a Platinum blonde Golden Retriever that fathered some of the most outstanding Golden Retrievers I have ever had the pleasure of petting. Kamryn is the mother of Dezi (grey F1 Golden Doodle), so the Grandmother of the two pups she has now. This is another girl that I will have a lot of trouble parting with so am on the hunt for a special home where I may be able to visit her. A lot of my girls retire to my friends and neighbors so I get to see them. My Chololate Lab, Abbey, actually came to visit me for Christmas last year.
“Klifford the Big Red Dog”, Golden Retriever extraordinaire! I was the first one there when I found out this litter had arrived and Klifford was my pick of a litter of 10 pups. He has very correct, solid parents and I was thrilled to be able to purchase a pup from their only litter. He was born April 2004 and moved here as a pup with us, now this is what a Golden Retriever should look like. He is correct in every way and solid as a rock and throws his kind, gentle temperament on to all his pups.
Klifford is the father of Kamryn and Kianna, so he is the Grandfather to any of my F1B Golden Doodle pups that come from Kamryn. Klifford weighs about 70 lbs. and is 23 inches at the wither. He is a very happy dog. When he goes for his run he goes to the paddock nearest the barn and checks out the Llama, Alpaca and donkeys that reside there. Then he looks to see if any barn cats are about so he can give them a lick. Next he checks on the girls (dog girls) and back to where I am cleaning pens. Every so often he takes himself on an extended run and checks the cows but on a few whistle commands from me he shows back up with the look on his face that says “you knew I was coming, what is your hurry”. This boy will die here with me of old age (hopefully him first), as will both my Poodle boys and my English Lab male. I can not foresee ever parting with them. We will all retire together if my plan works out.
Kianna is adjusting wonderfully to her new home. Her forever family wrote:
We got Kianna shortly after her 4th birthday on March 16. She wasn’t sure what to think of the vehicle and was mighty glad to get out after our three hour drive. Kianna was attached to our hips if we were outside at all. Any other time, she would just sit on the driveway and watch the house waiting for us to emerge. She never wanted to venture too far by herself and she took a couple of weeks to get used to her surroundings. I think she was maybe a bit homesick as she is the only dog in our yard. Quite a difference coming from a yard of over 40 dogs to none! She soon fell in love with the cattle as we were in the thick of calving season when she first arrived. She got a little too close to a newborn though and momma cow didn’t care for it much. Kianna received a head bundt on the side and was bruised up for a few days. She was pretty sulky during her recovery but has not gone anyway near the cows since.
She recovered very well from her bruised ribs and ego. When we first got her, our two kids were away to university. So it was just Todd and I that were around her. Since the end of April, the two of us come in a distant second since the kids moved home for the summer. She has taken to the kids so severe. She LOVES them! Our son, likes to play rough with the dogs. She was a little timid of it at first but now she is rolling around in the grass with him all the time just smiling! Yes, dogs do smile.
Around the beginning of April, we started to venture out for walks away from the yard. This seemed fairly foreign to her. She stayed glued to our sides. Due to the time of year, with water laying around from the snow thaw, she would often venture for walks into the water. She loves the water. With her thick coat, I’m sure if feels great when she is warm. We go for walks daily now and that is truly the hilite of her day! She jumps around when we go out. She knows when its WALK time. She explores a lot more now on her own while we are out walking. She brings us gifts often. So far she has brought us multiple mice, a muskrat and a mallard duck. We have a few wild cats in the yard, and she makes sure they know who belongs at the house…its not the cats!
Anyway, Kianna is a great addition to our family. She took a little while to get used to the new place, but she has adjusted well. She has lost some weight since she came to us. We weighed her when she came and she was around 97 lbs. I weighed her the other day and she was at 90 lbs. She is a gentle soul that loves attention. If she doesn’t get it, she lets you know she needs a nose scratch! She smiles a lot more now and is very much a part of the family. Thank you for gifting her to us. She is doing very well. We have nicknamed her ‘Old Bear’. She is just adorable!
Kianna is now spayed and looking for a farm or acreage home, I am asking half the price it cost to spay her which works out to be about $200. Kianna is a low energy girl, she was born March 8th, 2010, so will be four this March. Truthfully she should still be having pups but she is not cut out to be a mother. First litter she laid on her pups one by one, second litter she didn’t figure it out until she was down to three pups, and I can not take the heartache of trying this again. Kianna loves kids and would make a great deck dog. She will bark when someone comes but will be quiet as soon as she is told, she is definitely not ‘watch dog’ material…she would sound the alarm but don’t expect her to keep the burglar at bay!
This is a young healthy dog with all her shots up to date and healed up from her spay, she would even make a good second dog as she gets along with everyone and everything, she even likes cats! She is an easy keeper as well, she needs less food and more exercise, she has never been thin even as a pup. She is kind and gentle, her big brown eyes just want me to find her a good home for the rest of her life. If you would like to have this Golden Retriever for you farm or acreage please text 306 521-1371 or call 306 792-2113 or use my contact page. Kianna’s mother, Katie, has retired and lives on an acreage in Manitoba and her father Klifford the Big Red Dog is living out his years here with me.
Meet Kianna, my only Golden Retriever female that I kept back from Katie and “Klifford the Big Red Dog“. I just couldn’t let Katie retire without having a replacement to continue her legacy. Katie is retired now and got a dream home on an acreage near Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba.
Kianna was born March 8th. 2010, so she will have her first litter next spring when she is two. She will be bred to a Poodle. Kianna just went on to adult dog food. I keep my pups on puppy formula until they are a year old (for the extra calcium, they really need this once they are going to be used for breeding). Kianna is not a tall dog, about 21 inches at the wither, but she is solid. She weighs about 55 lbs. at a year old and is so much like her quiet, wise mother that it is almost like having Katie here again. This girl should go on to produce some solid F1 Golden Doodles.