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Amirene Some Kind of Loving

Amirene Some Kind of Loving

photo by: Lynn Kipps

By Ch Eyevalley Cannyman out of Amirene Virtuous, "Sean" was a joy to own. He was loving, intelligent and full of character. He was an excellent stud dog and passed on his conformation, intelligence, bone and substance.
His hip score was 4:6, well below breed average and he had clear eyes and elbows. He sired large litters of lovely puppies and his progeny also are scoring low on hips.
Sadly my beloved Sean died recently from cancer. He lives on through his grandson, Amirene Valentino. Frozen semen may be available to approved breeders and bitches.

Norwegian Ch Amirene Undeclared Love

Norwegian Ch Amirene Undeclared Love

photo by: Jean Ventress

By Kimwhany O' Roarke at Ritzilyn out of Sh Ch. Rosaceae Ivory Lace at Amirene, "Louie" is everyone's favourite. He is big, blond and beautifull . He loves everybody and everything , his eyes never stop smiling and his tail never stops wagging. His puppies are winning well at home and abroad (see web site He is now retired from stud, but frozen semen is available for export to approved breeders and bitches.
His hip score is 2:3 and he has clear eyes and elbows. He went to Norway in 2007, where he lived the life of a king, with my friend Anne Mette Sletthaug (Fab Four's Kennel) He swam in the Fjords, ran through the forests, travelled the length and breadth of Norway, showing and siring wonderfull puppies! He returned home a CHAMPION!!
Frozen semen available.

Amirene Victor

Amirene Victor

photo by: Paula Hill

By Rayleas MacIntosh out of Amirene Yours Forever, Victor is our dual purpose dog. He had a fantastic puppy show career, but his superb, calm, caring and loving nature makes him an ideal therapy dog. Having passed his Pets as Therapy assessment with flying colours he is part of our therapy team, visiting Hospitals, Hospices and Secure units for psychiatric patients. His forte is the one to one therapy with trauma patients. His hip score is low and he has clear elbows and eyes. He is also DNA tested clear for PRA 1 & 2

Amirene Valentino

Amirene Valentino

photo by: Lynn Kipps

His brother, Amirene Valentino is also a wonderful loving boy who loves everyone and everything. He has had a very successful show career to date, and he is my main show dog. With low hip scores, clear elbows and eyes he is siring well boned puppies with plenty of substance, size and character. He is at stud to approved bitches.

My devotion to the breed began 40 years ago, in 1974 when I bought my first Golden Retriever, Sam (" Stalyhills Figaro ") from Mrs Freda Broadbent of the Stalyhills kennel in Stalybridge. He was a handsome chap with an excellent pedigree, and although first and foremost my pet, we joined a ring craft training class and did a bit of showing in the North East of England. We did rather well, winning many first prizes and Best of Breeds. I was bitten by the showing bug!

In 1977 I bought my first Golden Retriever bitch, Purdy ( "Stalyhills Miss Avenger" ) from the same breeder. Purdy was pick of bitches from a litter of 10. I chose her for her character, excellent neck and shoulder conformation and movement. (The qualities so necessary for showing and breeding) She was to be my foundation bitch and all present day AMIRENES can be traced back to her. I bred my first litter in 1979 and and the Kennal Club affix of "AMIRENE" began.

Throughout the years I have been devoted to the breed, involved in showing, working, breeding and judging. I endeavour to breed the true gentle, loving, biddable temperament so typical of the Golden Retriever. I strive to retain the intelligence and true working ability so vital for a gundog. My dogs are my family and I only breed a few litters a year.

I have bred many Champions both in UK and abroad. Sh Ch Amirene King Eider of Davern & Sh Ch Amirene Pacifique being particularly influencial in the UK.

An Amirene King Eider son, Dual Champion Amirene Intrepid became a show Champion in Switzerland and went on to prove his true dual purpose by winning the Open Stake field trial in France, thus making him up to a full DUAL CHAMPION. He has successful progeny throughout Europe. Several of my Goldens have gone to Scandinavia where they have proved themselves both at showing and working.

All my Goldens are hip & elbow scored and their eyes are checked annually. I also DNA test for PRA. I have supported the KC/BVA schemes since their inception. My present day stud dogs have low hip scores and clear elbows. The girls are all below breed average.

I have been judging for over 30 years and travel the world judging Goldens. The highlight of my judging career so far was judging bitches at the World Show in Stockhlm 2008. In 2010 I judged dogs at CRUFTS, with a fantastic entry.

My goldens are my life. I usually have a waiting list for puppies and vet my prospective puppy buyers carefully. I give advice and support throughout the pups life and my AMIRENE family grows with every pup sold. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions and sign a contract. I do everything in my power to sell only healthy, sound puppies but they do not come with a written guarantee! In return I expect my puppy buyers to love and care for their puppy, and keep in touch with me regularly.

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