Sterre--it's derived from the Dutch for "star" and stars are exactly what my Golden Retrievers are.We live in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in the heart of Wellington County, best known as the home of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.!
I have had an interest in Goldens since the early 1990's, obtaining my first as a pet in 1995. Tucker (Huxtables Sawney Tucker) started my love affair with the English style, and I've been hooked ever since!
In 2002 I decided that Tucker needed a friend, and so Juniper came into our lives thanks to Nancy Fieder of Amberwood Reg'd (Canada). Unfortunately, I lost Tucker very shortly thereafter. Juniper was a great consolation through that sadness, and when I decided to go for another Golden I absolutely wanted another Emma kid from Nancy--especially one sired by Jerry. And that's how Winter entered our lives. Since then Breeze has joined our family from Trowsnest Goldens in New Hampshire, and in 2008 she had her first litter, adding her son Butch to the family. In the fall of 2010 she had her second litter, sired by Belvedere's Triple Threat MH *** and daughter Bonnie stayed. In the fall of 2009 Chrissy, a ruby Cavalier came to stay with us. Most recently, from a breeding of Breeze's daughter Desi to Ch Windrows Ducks in aRow SH WCX CDX, little Wings has joined the horde. This sassy little girl was toomuch fun to let go.
My primary focus has been participating with my dogs in the conformation, hunt, and obedience aspects of the fancy. I am a member in good standing of the Canadian Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever Club of Canada, Golden Retriver Club of Greater Toronto, Horseshoe Hunting Retriever Club, and Luther Marsh Hunting Retriever Club. I am also a licensed CKC Hunt and WC test judge, and AKC hunt test judge.