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We have Puppies!

pets Hand Raised with Love

pets Champion Sired / Grand Sired

pets Imported European Bloodlines

pets All OFA and Genetic Clearances

pets Neurological Stimulation / Socialization

pets Health Guarantee

pets AKC Registered

pets Stud Service Available

pets Volhard Temperament Tested

Buddy and Nilla puppies, expected mid June

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Ready to go home mid August!

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Meet Buddy

CH Apollon of Golden Duck

Imported Champion of Serbia

Buddy is our gorgeous imported European Champion male, 3 of his 4 grandparents are champions of multiple countries and pups are super typey: blocky, and fluffy. He also passes along a calm, trainable demeanor and his funny, sweet personality. He loves to give hugs.

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AKC#

SS06748101

Hips:

FCI A/A

Elbows:

FCI 0/0

Heart:

(Cardiologist) Clear

Eyes:

(Ophthalmologist) Normal

Genetic Panel:

PRCD, PRA 1&2, DM, MD, NCL, ICT 1&2, RD, OI, CMS, DEB: ALL CLEAR

Meet Max

Brightside’s Battle Born

Max is our young up and coming male. He comes from recently imported European lines, 2 grandparents and 6 of 8 great grandparents are European champions. We are excited about all he brings: excellent health, a sweet nature, beautiful European type, and of course, that signature goofy Golden grin.

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AKC#

SS32630201

OFA hip:

GOOD

OFA elbow:

NORMAL

OFA heart:

(Cardiologist) NORMAL

OFA eye:

(Ophthalmologist) Normal

Genetic Panel:

PRCD, PRA 1&2, DM, MD, NCL, ICT 1&2, RD, OI, CMS, DEB: ALL CLEAR

Meet Nilla

Puerta del Cielo's Last Bright Hope

Nilla is an incredibly kind, sweet, meek and gentle "pleaser" dog. She is an amazing mom and has passed her lovely, soft disposition along to her babies. She is descended from many champions, including two Dewmist "World Winners".

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AKC#

SS17202705

CHIC#

168738

OFA hip:

GOOD

OFA elbow:

NORMAL

OFA heart:

(Cardiologist) NORMAL

OFA eye:

(Ophthalmologist) NORMAL

Genetic Panel:

PRCD, PRA 1&2, DM, NCL, ICT 1&2, ALL CLEAR

Meet Bailey

Tramin Golden Girl

Bailey’s Mom was imported pregnant with her from the well known Ukrainian Kennel, Tramin. Her father is multi-international Champion, CIB Goldenrush Good Life. She is sweet, intelligent, and keen to please, and a prime example of everything the European type is bred for, with a blockier build, and a beautiful flowing coat.

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AKC#

SS28021104

OFA prelim hip:

Good

OFA prelim elbow:

Normal

OFA heart:

(Cardiologist) Normal

OFA eye:

(Opthomologist) Normal

Genetic Panel:

PRCD, PRA 1&2, DM, NCL, ICT 1&2: ALL CLEAR

Here at Brightside, our goal is simple but lofty! To raise the “Cream of the Creams”: English Goldens who will be ideal family members, with a sweet, trainable, therapy type temperament, correct “European standard” conformation, and thorough health and genetic testing to help them live their best life with their forever families!

Our Golden journey began in 2015 with our first Goldie, Bruce. We absolutely fell in love with this wonderful breed. It is no wonder they inspire so much loyalty! With their intelligence, loyalty, personality and that special attunement to people…Goldens are just special!

It was a good time in our family’s life to allow a lifelong dream of raising dogs in the country to be accomplished, and raising puppies for us is now a total family endeavor. We are there with them from their first breath, to the day we place them in the arms of their forever families.

When I visited Europe, and saw the Goldens there, which are slightly blockier, stockier, and often lighter (the European standard allows for a cream colored dog) than the American bred dogs, I decided that was the direction I wanted to go.

We have learned a lot along the way and we continue to research! We undertake several different protocols to help our pups become ideal family members. We socialize our pups with our extended family and friends, and practice Early Neurological Stimulation, (which has many benefits: a more graduated stress response in your adult dog, improved trainability, and a stronger immune system), as well as starting them on potty training, and name recall.

Our parents have all their health clearances (hips, elbows, eyes and heart) and genetic testing done for the common genetic diseases which affect Goldens, so pups are guaranteed clear/unaffected, including for both ICT 1 & 2, which is the recently discovered, nastier version of ICT in Goldens.

We offer a health guarantee and pups go home throughly vet checked, with first shots and de-worming done.

We offer ongoing help and support if desired. Many of our puppy families send us updates and we love to hear how happy the pups are in their new families.

We offer limited (pet) registration, ask about full registration. These pups are awesome prospects to found a program on.

We are in the Denver, Colorado area but can arrange delivery just about anywhere and have had many pups go out of state, coast to coast, as far as Maine, Florida, California and Hawaii!

Please give us your contact information and we will reach out to you right away

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People often ask...

What is the difference between an “English Golden” and an “American Golden”?

All Golden Retrievers were bred from European dogs, because the breed originated in Scotland. As the breed developed in the different countries, variations appeared. The European standard now calls for a stockier, blockier dog, and allows for a lighter coat, called a “cream”, hence the broadly used term “English Cream”. The American bred dogs tend to be leggier, more lightly built, (although there is a lot of variety in type!) and energetic, especially the field bred dogs. The American Standard allows for a “red” dog, which the European standard does not.

The AKC allows cream coated Goldens to be registered as “light Goldens”.

“Is there a big difference in temperament between the two types?”

In my experience, my European or “English” dogs are more settled and trainable than the American Goldens I have met / owned. I have heard the same from other people, including trainers, that they are preferred for service/therapy work for this reason. Just like people though, there can be wide personality differences, even amongst the types!

“Are your puppies good candidates for becoming service or therapy dogs?”

Yes! If you are looking for a service or therapy dog, please let us know. We have Volhard testing available to aid in your search for the perfect fit.

“Is there a difference in cancer rates between the European and American dogs?”

There was a study done which seems to indicate that, but I don’t feel comfortable making that claim myself. We await more conclusive evidence about Goldens and cancer as more information comes out from the lifetime study!

“When do you recommend spaying and neutering”?

We recommend waiting until at least 12 months for males, and until at least the first heat cycle for girls. The skeletal difference between a dog altered at 6 months and 12 months is staggering, and hormones play important roles in development of structure, particularly long bone growth and ligaments, etc.

We offer helpful guidelines for feeding, training and general canine well being which we pass along to our puppy families. We love this breed and love to share what we have learned through our years of experience the years and continuing research.