- Golden Retriever
DARTHILL MOONLIGHT N ROSES JW (Bebe)
Bebe is a Junior Warrant winner and won 2nd prize in her class at Crufts in 2004 & 2005. Bebe who absolutely loves being shown has also won numerous Best of Breeds at open shows.
DARTHILL TITTLE TATTLE (Summer)
Summer following in the footsteps of her older sister gained a 2nd place in her class at Crufts in 2007. She really is a sweetie and has also won Best In Show at a breed open show.
GATCHELLS JEWEL IN THE CROWN AT DARTHILL (Harry)
Harry my beautiful big gentle blond boy has been a consistent winner at both open and championship shows.
SHEARSTONE RENEGADE AT DARTHILL JW (Reg)
photo by: Dewerstone
Reg has exceeded all of my expectations. A Junior Warrant winner at only 13 months old he really is a delight to own.
Situated in Paignton South Devon the Darthill Golden Retriever kennel has been in existence since the 1960s and was founded by the late Mrs Vera Brice. In 1986 I took out a separate interest in the affix and since then I have bred and campaigned a number of top winners.
Show Champion Darthill Lavender Lady won her first Challenge Certificate at the prestigious Crufts dog show in 1990. The other 2 ccs were won later that year.
Show Champion Darthill Wind In The Willows JW gained her title in 1994 and her 2 half sisters Show Champion Darthill Lavender and Lace and Show Champion Darthill Lily of The Valley JW were made up the following year. Lace was joint top cc winning bitch in 1995 and they are probably the youngest litter sisters ever to both gain their titles in the UK.
Their dam Breeze was awarded top brood bitch in the breed in 1994.
Since then I have bred 3 more Junior warrant winners in Darthill Sea Breeze, Darthill Pick A Lily and Darthill Moonlight N Roses.
With very few litters having been bred at Darthill I am very proud of our success.
Lack of time has prevented me from breeding recently and in 2008 I bought in a dog puppy from the nearby Shearstone kennel -Shearstone Renegade at Darthill JW (Reg).
Reg shares the settee with Darthill Moonlight n Roses JW (Bebe), Darthill Tittle Tattle ( Summer) a BIS winner and Gatchells Jewel In The Crown at Darthill (Harry) who is a Championship show first prize winner.
I am qualified to judge the breed at Championship Show level and have also judged in many other European countries. I hold a Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme certificate.