This is Rosie (below) who is following in her Mama Sophie’s footsteps.  Her first time out at the Canadian National Specialty she received a Judges Award of Merit which qualified her for Crufts!!  She will attend in 2018.  A huge thank you to Judge Ainslie Mills for finding my girl and to Rebecca McAuley for always handling my babies to perfection!

Sophie (below) “Am CH Can GCH Ventess Sophia of Goldensglen” becomes the first American- Bred Golden Retriever to compete at Crufts in March, 2016 below!

Finnegan is our first AKC Champion pictured here with esteemed breeder judge Connie Gerstner Miller and expertly handled by Judy Kaldahl. 

Sophie’s Best of Winners photo at the 2014 GRCA National Specialty.  Pictured left to right is Judge Carol Gilbert, Handler Amanda Shea, GRCA President Jonathan Chase, proud owner Angel Martin and a Purina representative. 

The 2014 National Specialty was one of the largest specialties in the 75 year history of the show.  More than 2000 dogs competed, and there were over 900 entries in conformation.  Sophie made history as the first all British pedigree female to win an award of this magnitude at the GRCA National Specialty!  Eng/Am Ch Figaro of Yeo, who was imported from Great Britain, was the first British dog to win and he won Best of Breed in 1963.  We are very grateful to the Winner’s Bitch Judge Lei Taft and the Best of Winners Judge Carol Gilbert for thinking so highly of our girl!



GOLDENSGLEN is a hobby breeder of English or British style Golden Retrievers.  Above all else, our dogs are family pets.  They live with us and are part of our family.  We are located in the southeastern US in Charlotte, NC, close to SC, GA, VA, TN and FL and a few hours from Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC.  Please enjoy our site and photos of our own precious goldens.

Our Golden Retrievers come from well respected UK kennels and top European kennels.   Our breeding philosophy is to produce Golden Retrievers that meet the Golden Retriever Club breed standard.   Our dogs come from breeders who have worked for decades making sure their dogs are structurally sound, beautiful, loving animals with wonderful temperaments.  We hope to continue what they started in the US. 

We show our Goldens and train the ones with the right temperament for therapy work.  When you get a Golden Retriever from GOLDENSGLEN, you can rest assured your dog is structurally sound with a wonderful temperament and will make a great addition to your family. 

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Am CH/Can GCH Goldensglen First Prize CGC THD “Finnegan” MAKES THE CUT on the green carpet at Crufts 2017!!! Out of a large class of 45 Open dogs with some of the finest champions in the world competing in that class, Finn made the cut down to the top 15 dogs.  What an honor to be among them!  He also made history as the only US male Golden ever to compete on the green carpet at Crufts who made the cut! Much love and gratitude to Kelly Wibbelink, Finn’s sires owner, who groomed and handled him to perfection.  Dreams do come true!

Finnegan and I striking a pose at Crufts below!

Below is Am CH/Can GCH Goldensglen First Prize CGC THD “Finnegan” winning Best of Breed at the Golden Retriever Club of Canada’s National Specialty in September, 2016.  Judged by respected breeder/judge Ainslie Mills and handled by Kim Angelakis, this win qualified Finnegan for Crufts in 2017!  Many thanks to Judge Mills for finding our boy and to Kim for making Finn shine on a rainy day!

SOPHIE (below) IS NOW AN AMERICAN AKC CHAMPION!!!!!!  Much gratitude goes to Judge Judy Taylor and Judge Bruce McLean for finding her and giving her those final points!  Sophie was expertly conditioned and handled by Judy Kaldahl and Karen Fisher.

Introducing Can GCH Lawpark Once in a Life Time CGCA!!!!  Many thanks to all of the judges who appreciated him and a huge debt of gratitude to Colin Brownlee who finished him in record time.