Kellywillow

Mr & Mrs M Holmes
Durham
Co Durham
England
0191 386 3102
mja.je.holmes@gmail.com

Breeders of:

  • Golden Retriever
Skye

Skye

photo by: Mr & Mrs M Holmes

Bella

Bella

photo by: Mr & Mrs M Holmes

Cora

Cora

photo by: Mr & Mrs M Holmes

Best friends

Best friends

photo by: Mr & Mrs M Holmes

We bought our first Golden in 1990 from Mrs Joan Tudor. This puppy was Camrose Penelope whom we called 'Kelly'. We wanted a Camrose puppy because we knew the reputation of Mrs Tudor (my mother had her first Golden Retriever puppy through her way back in 1966 and then took this dog to Mrs Tudor to be mated with her famous stud dog, Camrose Cabus Christopher) and knew the temperament of any dog with a Camrose bloodline would be superb for a family, which we were planning to have.

We would have loved to breed from Kelly, but were busy having children of our own and lived in a small house. When we moved to a larger house, we fostered 2 Goldens for my sister, whilst they were stationed in Germany. One of these Goldens was Kelly's litter sister, Camrose Patience (known as Sophie). When my sister reclaimed her back and we were back to having one dog, Kelly seemed to miss having her playmate, so we bought Bella. Bella is one of the happiest dogs I know and is a really smiley dog who 'talks' in her own growley way. Although she is now a stately old lady she still enjoys her walks (even up the fells of Lakeland!)

We said goodbye to Kelly in 2005 at the grand old age of 15 and a half, shedding many tears as we did but she had had a wonderful long and healthy life and had been the perfect companion. We wanted to have another Camrose dog so contacted Mrs Tudor, who didn't have any Camrose puppies expected that year, but referred us to a lady whose dog had a litter by her Sh Ch Recital Simgold of Camrose. Our Skye was the result - a lovely gentle disposition so typical of the breed (and especially of the 'Camrose' bloodline). She had two lovely litters for us but is now middle aged.

We now have Cora as well - Camrose Uptown Fashion. We bought her from Joan Tudor and Rosemary Wilcock in February 2012. She is a beautiful example of the breed and has the most engaging and laid back temperament.

Our Dogs

Previous Litters

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