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Gaylan's Golden Retrievers in Cold Spring, NY


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From this fairy tale beginning, Gaylan's Goldens has developed into a small golden retriever kennel devoted to the training, showing, and breeding of multi-purpose golden retrievers. We use the term kennel loosely here since it was 20 years before we established a permanent home for Gaylan's. Both Andy and I were Army officers, so every few years since Gaylans' inception we have packed our dogs up and moved. At last count, we have moved 17 times since we started our Army careers. We have established our kennel in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Germany. However, after all these years of moving, we have settled in Cold Spring, NY, a beautiful village in the Hudson Valley.

Our moves have given us the opportunity to meet golden people all over the world, to see dogs from every part of the country, and to venture into all kinds of dog activities. We have handled our dogs in conformation events in the U.S. and Canada, run sanctioned and licensed field trials (though not many), done obedience, tracking and agility in North America and Europe, and run numerous hunt and working certificate tests. While in Germany, Gayle also trained one of our dogs in Search and Rescue and handled her on searches.

Today, we focus our efforts on competing with our dogs, continuing to develop our line by breeding several litters a year, developing our knowledge of canine behavior and genetics, raising money for canine health research, assisting with golden retriever rescue, and educating people on dog care, behavior and the value of purebred dogs. Most recently, Gayle helped found Canine Health Events, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to raising money for canine health research.


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