These are just a very few. I will add more as they come in!
Please note: they are dated in reverse. Newest ones scoll down. When I get a chance, I will fix it!
Nov. 5, 2012
Here is one from Christmas last year. He is the best dog I ever had, better than the previous female I got from you previously.
He still doesn’t like a cage or kennel but other than that he is fantastic.
He is 6 now and our daughter is 4 so I worry about when he gets older. I will need to come and see you again in the next 2 years so while I know you are cutting back please know how much I value the great job you do.
RIP Skylon Quincy McGuire "Maguire"
Well Judy, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I write to you our last update, and that is we had to say good-bye to Maguire on June 30, 2011. He was just 3months shy of his 14th birthday and our hearts are still heavy with him not here. I know people say their dog is the best, but Maguire really was. Our family is so sad without our buddy here but we know he is in a better place...the rainbow bridge.
I am so thankful we came across your kennel way back when, for your best pal, Sugarbush, gave us our best pal, Maguire. We made sure his last few days with us were his best ever!!! We made a nice stepping stone with his pawprint, that his boys decorated. We took Maguire for ice cream to celebrate the boys passing grades & we had a "camp out" & slept in sleeping bags with Maguire on the floor the night before we had to say good-bye. The one thing Maguire loved to do was rip wrapping paper off gifts, so that week we also wrapped a bunch of stuff up and let him do his stuff! Gosh, this was by far the hardest thing we have ever had to do and it broke all our hearts, our 7yr old especially. Being I work from home, I miss his presence the most, he was so friendly, warm, gentle, a great protector with an abundance of unconditional love always!
We all miss his presence and companionship and have decided that spring will be a good time to welcome a new addition to our family...hope this pup knows it will have some big "paws" to fill:)
Thank you for providing us and so many other families with a best friend/pal!
Sincerely, golden retriever lovers forever
Michelle, Tim, Ty & Tate Brenner
RIP Skylon Quincy McGuire "Maguire"
Oct. 1st 1997 - June 30th 2011
Oct. 1st 1997 - June 30th 2011
We have had 2 wonderful Skylon dogs. Ginger (1981-1994) and Jenny (1994-2008)
Jenny slipped away (with us holding her) on March 2 after 14 healthy, happy years.
She was one of the most beautiful, sweet tempered dogs I have ever seen. Her gentle disposition and enthusiasm for life, endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Her passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and our lives but our memories will last forever.
I thank you for sharing these two spectacular creatures with us.
Nancy Forrest Braley
Thanks for the registration papers for Finley. I have been meaning to write you for quite some time to tell you how well Finley is doing but never seem to get around to it. He is a fantastic dog and we are very satisfied.
He and Duncan continue to get along really well and Duncan has, I think, been very helpful in helping him be calm in the house. He is very good and really has been in no trouble. He sleeps in my room with Duncan and the only time we have to use the crate is during the day if we go out and leave the dogs behind. He and Duncan get to the big leash free park on the lake near the Mississauga/Oakville border once or twice a day for about an hour. Finley has helped to pick Duncan up enough that that amount of exercise does not appear to much for him and for Finley it is a chance to run and play we lots of new friends he has made. I have had him in to the school already to meet the kids and he was a club mascot at a couple of regattas this summer. He also spent some time with me in the coach boat helping to coach some of the crews at the club.
He has a voracious appetite but we are resticting his caloric intake as per your feeding instructions. He is lean and muscular looking and the vet says he is growing very well. He loves his food and his treats - chicken thighs, backs or necks and some green - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots etc. Unlike Duncan who watches us eat our dinner with hopeful eyes hoping we save some for him, Finley usually is asleep at our feet when we eat.
At this point he is about 6 1/2 months old. He is quite a tall little boy and I think he will end up being a very big dog which is fine with us. He has quite a personality and seems to win everyone over with his affectionate and playful nature. I am quite pleased with his progress in the obedience training we have done to date.
I have enclosed some photos for you. I must admit that I am not the best photographer and, this being our third golden, we are probably not taking as many photos as we did with the first two just because we have been through it before. I guess we are too busy living in the moment and enjoying our time with both dogs to remember to take photos sometimes. Anyway here are some of what we have taken recently. Enjoy.
Hope all is well with you, your family and your dogs. We'd love to bring Finley up for a visit at some point if you'd like to see him.
OK JUDY, THIS IS THE BEST PUPPY I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!
We will name him SKYLON OZZY AMBROSE.
He is so calm and collected, he is great with the kids, he has been inside
with us and has only barked to go out and go potty! He is very good! I am
currently at work with him, he is doing great! I have a nice sized office
and he has been at my feet all morning! I think he may be my new best
friend and the kids will just have to deal with it. Anyway I will get a
check out tonight and try to get you a tracking ID so you can now when to
Anyway I have pictures and will get them to you tomorrow! I could not be
any happier with the choice you made for us!
PS I will take him to the IABCA dog show in June on the 28-29. I don't know
much about it but Diane is going to help me and she thinks it will be great
for the entire family to get involved, so I will keep you posted on this!
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
Sophie is still the love of our lives and a great joy to us. She has become such an important part of our family - the princess - and has "people" to care for her every need and desire. She has a full range of vocabulary and can be vocal to let us know it is time for food, walking or grooming.
Her coat is changing slightly to a bit more gold but she is still very light in colour. and very beautiful. So many stop us on our daily walks to pat and say how beautiful she is. She has an amazing love for people, other dogs and as all Goldens - tummy love. The 80 year old crossing guard at the local school looks for her daily to have a bit of a pat and give her a cookie. She is still very gentle and loves her creature comforts as you said she would.
Have attached a picture. She bounded across the yard right after the shot to chase the squirrels up the trees. She patrols the yard frequently. Hallowe'en morning she thought the big squirrel should have run but she got a face full of skunk. For many days none of us were socially acceptable, even after repeat treatments.
Hope this finds you well, busy and still making families happy with your Goldens.
Elizabeth & John
Nov. 30, 2012
hi judy. jill hollowell and wally (naught-to-worry wally) here. just thought you might like some photos of my baby boy as he'll be turning 3 tomorrow :) this photo is from his bday party today at work :) thanks again for the perfect dog....we're all so in love :) more photos to come.
Hard to believe Tara's 5 months old today. She sure as grown and as turned out to be THE best pup! Everyone loves to see her when we go for our walks. They think that she's so calm and has a perfect disposition.
Just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Susanna is doing fine no more health problems, Whisper is still hanging in there she does have arthritis but still manages to get up and down the stairs also is still very much the boss.
Pearl, is a joy, loves to clime (part monkey). Loads of character and plays with Susanna all the time they are inseparable. I am attaching a picture of Pearl.
Linda has purchased & foster's many of my dogs in the past and present. Whisper was fourteen in September!
Received January 2, 2013 from Barb Haunton:
We hope you had a nice Christmas! Wendy is doing great! She is such a kind and gentle soul. Here is a picture of her in the snow. The girls and I enjoy looking at your website and following all your updates.
Happy New Year!
Wendy was purchased as an adult!
Just thought I would send you a couple of photo's of the girls. They were taken in the summer on the beach near us. First one is Lucy, Rouge behaving themselves and Dixie enjoying herself at her favorite past time -
digging. The next one I thought was really good of Rouge. The dogs are a joy to have.
I was looking at your web site and you have some really beautiful looking dogs.
Hope you had a good Christmas and have a happy and successful New Year.
Les and Sandra Mellows
These are three girls that were originally in their foster homes which is now their forever homes!
I hope you are well. I saw a photo of Dover on your website and I just wanted to send you a photo of Hudson for you to send to Dover’s owners. Hudson was from Dover’s first litter. I wanted you both to see what handsome boy he has grown too, with Gulliver and Dover as parents.
He is a wonderful boy.
Just wanted to let you know that Reese passed away peacefully today. He would have been 14 on April 11th. He was a wonderful, loving dog and will be missed by everyone in the family,(especially Hudson, who is 12.) I have sent a few recent pictures. Wendy
Reese is on the right & Hudson on the left.
Hi Judy, I just wanted to let you know that Dickens passed away this weekend unfortunately. He was the best friend I could have ever wanted because of where he came from. You have amazing dogs and when I am ready I will definitely contact you again. I am not sure if I want a puppy or an older dog again. Thank you again.
I just wanted to send you some other pictures of the best dog in the world. Thanks again for breeding these dogs and keep working at it. I think everyone should have owned a Golden once in their lives. They really are the best temperamental dogs around. I love Skylon and your Dogs!
Dickens would have been 13 in July.
We received Berkley's papers and your note asking for an update. Thank you for the papers and your interest!
He is a wonderful lad! He is very sweet and well socialized and physically he is healthy and strong. His temperament is just what I was looking for when I asked for a mellow but curious pup. When he plays he is full of life and joy but when it is time to calm down he can transition to a mellow state very easily. He has integrated into our family life with joy and ease and my children adore him.
He comes to the office with me every day and is a big hit with both customers and employees. Very often I am asked how I got such a calm and sweet puppy. I usually answer that it is a combo of nature and nurture.
I take him out in the woods for exercise at least once a day (usually twice) and he has two best dog friends, Marley (8 month female Golden) and Maci (10 months female Sheltie). Both of these dogs love going out in the woods with him. I occasional get him together with his Aunt Zoe. She isn't great with other dogs but he has learned how to behave around her and they get along fairly well given her general disinterest of other dogs. He has been through Basic Obedience and was a star pupil. Between your careful breeding (nature) and my efforts to exercise and socialize (nurture) we have an absolute gem of a dog, a true and worthy heir to his uncle Bentley and I can't thank you enough for thought and care you put into him.
Berkley is a really fine looking boy & I still have a sister available!
Thanks for sending Great Sifon's papers. He is doing great!
Tomorrow he has scheduled his first vaccination (with us), as recommended.
As for how is he doing, he is kind and warm to all family members and is constantly seeking for affection. Training wise, he has learned to do all his needs in our backyard. He has lately got into the habit of barking in front of the backyard door so someone lets him out. He comes back all preppy because he did his business by himself and we provide him a small treat. He is a happy guy in the snow as well, and is very cute to see him playing in the snow hills from our home.
All the best,
Puppy is fitting in beautifully ! We love her ! She is so sweet ,and so smart. And we did change her name... if you haven't sent in her papers yet... he new name is Skylons Galway Olivia. She just didn't look like a Fallon when we got her home. She slept from 12 am to 6 am the first night, and has been sleeping 10pm to 6 am since, I am so impressed with her ! . My Vet said she is beautiful ! Wonderful bone structure! The fecal results should be back today. I will let you know if they find anything.
He is a perfect boy - no accidents on the plane or in the airports. He has so far been to my office yesterday and today he came to the hair salon with me - most are dog people and they LOVED him. He just sat quietly on my lap throughout the entire appointment. He seems to enjoy being in the car (or so it seems) in his small carry on crate which he will grow out of very quickly. Guess we'll go shopping on the weekend.....
We'll check in a day or two.
Patti and Angus
Yes, we can't keep her out of the pool. She jumps in all the time. Good thing it is shallow on both ends because she likes to get in and walk around in the shallow end of each side of the pool. Bear got in with her yesterday and he was laying in the pool while she was romping around in it. It was so cute. Loving her to death.
Charity in her new home less than a week! She is not used to the heat! Thank goodness there is a pool!
Thought I would send you a recent picture of Harley in last week's snowstorm. He loves the snow.
He will be 7 this summer (August 14). He is still in great shape.. although he has turned into a talker and thinks (knows ��) he rules the roost.
A great dog.
Just wanted to send you an update from Calgary about our wonderful dog Bella who is now 71/2 years old.
She has a wonderful life enjoying Calgary and our cottage in Fernie. As you can see by the pictures, she is having fun and is often the centre of attention. She loves people and all animals.
My boys are now away at University and she misses them greatly. When they return for visits, she gives them a bit of a cold shoulder, then she forgives them for being away and then it is business as usual. Our older son, Jack is the play factory and our younger son Tom is the one she loves to cuddle with.
She is a great family dog and has such an excellent temperament. I would have more if they weren't so hairy!
A friend of mine from Calgary, Katie O'Connor, may be inquiring after one of your puppies. I gave her your name and website.
Its Emily on my moms email. I just wanted to send you a picture of Oliver who is too cute when he sleeps. This picture was taken after I played outside with him all morning. He is a cheeky monkey but is learning the ropes pretty well. He didn't have an accident in his crate last night and he whined to go pee. Thanks for giving me a new part of our family. Please enjoy the pictures.
Molly's adapting perfectly. What a great little pup. Not one mess in her crate or house yet. She loves playing outside for periods of time, eating well and starting to come when called. She wasn't crazy about the crate the fist night but last night was fine and seemed to sleep until 7 am.
My daughter (in pink left holding Molly), her fiancé and her business partner are below, welcoming Molly. Robin says Molly looks like the Charmaine puppy, hence the toilet paper.
Gracie is doing very well! She is a gorgeous girl and the kids are loving her!
She is adapting well to our home. We have the food that you were using and she is eating well, sleeping well, and wagging her tail alot!
She has a wonderful temperament!!
How was Kentucky?
Hello Judy just wanted to show you our Shelby (at last our Shelby) Story's daughter on her first birthday. She is the best dog and we love her very much. She is intelligent, beautiful and very loving.
Thank you for our best friend.
Don and Tracy Moore.
Thank you , I did get the registration papers in the mail today. Olivia is a gem ! We adore her. She is so smart ! She knows sit, come and is learning down ( by the second time, she did it ) , she knows halt and sits at corners when I walk her. I am so proud of her, and we start puppy classes next Wednesday !!!
I have a very strong feeling she will be more brilliant than my beloved Jessie. LOL
Have a great day
Finally decided on the name Brody.
It's been a couple of days and Brody is adjusting wonderfully. When I can't get him outside due to this crappy weather, he goes on the Training pads and newspaper. He's also figured out Potty and Poop outside and Sit, which he gets highly praised for.
Today was the first battle of Wills where Brody figured out there were neat cat toys upstairs after the first time he ventured. After many trips bringing him back down, I purchased this gate with a human walk through and cat walk through. Brody is not impressed, to say the least and he is voicing his displeasure.
I have attached a few pics and hope to get some outdoor shots soon
P.S. The chicken and pumpkin worked like a charm. Thanks.
Brody, enjoying his new home!
Hi Judy, we got Jester's CKC registration papers. Thanks for forwarding them. Here is a recent photo of him. Except for a little bit of unwanted digging in the back yard, he is fitting in perfectly. He has literally stopped traffic both here at home and in Tobermory. One car actually pulled over to the side of the street to get out and see him. He is a stunning dog!
I'll send a better photo showing how big he is getting - we are at about 28lbs now. Not fat at all - just solid! He has also had a bath and we will be taking him to Wiarton to the vet at the end of this week or beginning of next for his shots.
Let me know if there is anything else. We will stay in touch as well!
Sara and Jester and family!
(he is currently napping right at my feet!)
Hope all is well with you. I thought I would send you an updated picture of Boo. This was taken on the weekend. She hates to have her picture taken so I had to sneak one of her and it turned out well. She is such a sweetie. She was 8 in March. I always say she is the poster child of why a person should have a dog. We love her SO much :)
Take care, Kim
This is Zoboo, enjoying her Retirement home!
We just wanted to pass along to you how happy we are with our big boy Dutch. He is just over 2 years old now and he is the perfect fit for our family. In the mornings he helps me go upstairs to get the kids out of bed. I just have to say, "lets get them up" and he knows where we are going. Getting awaken by a cold wet dog nose and kisses is better than mom shouting i guess? He is so calm and gentle when people come to the door, and he is wonderful with the zillion neighborhood kids that come by all the time. I have always had dogs including our last golden who was extremely excitable. It is so nice to hear the compliments from anyone who meets Dutch on how calm he is. He is one of us, and I can't imagine our lives without him. Thanks so much for all that you do - making the lives of families complete with your lovely goldens.
I had to share these pictures of Wendy loving the snow! She is such a happy, cuddly dog. We absolutely LOVE her.
This was sent December 15, 2013! Wendy was sold as an older girl!
Merry Christmas! Mo is growing and is a very good boy. He's getting big and he's very handsome. Everyone that sees him loves him. Thought you would like to see how he's doing. I'm going to send a couple more pictures in another email.
Hope all is well with you and your family and dogs.
Have a joyous New Year filled with peace and happiness.
Blanche, Ed & Mo
Just wanted to let you know that I received Angels registration papers today. Thanks for sending them on. Angel is doing really well and we all love her. She is extremely gentle and well mannered (most of the time lol). She is very aware of others and when people are unwell etc. She has a quirk of licking the hand of anyone with the flu or who is under the weather. Everyone who sees her, talks a lot about how stunning she is and what a perfect Golden she is. I have attached a couple pics of her that were taken over the past few months. Feel free to share them!
Jaxon is a treasure. He is brilliant. He knows how to work mirrors. In the car, he stares at me in the rear view mirror. When I talk to him, he listens attentively. Staring at me in the rear view mirror. At home, blow drying my hair, he stares at me in the bathroom mirror. If I speak to him, he instantly looks up- not at my back but at my face in the mirror. I have never seen this through all my fabulous dogs. Jax is glorious.
Jaxon also has been blowing bubbles in his water bowl. He then stares intensely. At the bubbles. Then blows again. He is fascinating. We all love watching him.
He is not very good at recall in the off lead parks--but when you can get his attention (cookies are not that interesting to him-i always have lots and they are a so what)-he runs to you with absolutely wild joy. People stop and point and laugh---he brings joy to the frozen world. Jaxon is magic.
He is still not as accustomed to getting kisses. He has not yet figured out how to snuggle into affection. He will. I think he didn't know that part of life. He gets a lot of it now, and he is firmly a treasured part of our lives. He tends to use his paws a lot if you move into kissing his adorable face and his pads can scratch. Poor soul. He was just not used to this. He'll get there. He is an adorable brilliant soul and loves being a part of the family AND an INDOOR dog! He now goes out to pee with much more confidence-as soon as he's done he gets in and gets a cookie. He is a very precious and very good boy. He has his daily off lead walks with his pack of 8 dogs, and loves that part of his precious little life. His walker also loves him and laughs her way into the house knowing that jaxon will be running and scrambling to get into the van. All is good judy. Jaxon is a treasure. Thank you so much for this absolutely glorious addition to our family.
Jaxon relaxing in Palm Springs!
Had to send this one. He flies! Happy boy.
Yet another picture of Jaxon in his home in Calgary!
Thought I would give you an update on Charlie who turns 2 on Mar 21st - we travelled down to Florida for the winter and he came with us. Charlie travelled well despite the long journey we had the first day. We have been down here for 10 weeks and will be coming back next week to the very cold winter you have been having up there. He has been enjoying long walks in the wonderful Floridian weather. We have a dog park in Spring Hill and he has made quite a few friends. When I look at the pictures of Story and her inclination to lie down in the water and on ICE her son Charlie... is exactly the same. Loves water... muddy water in particular LOL. We also take him to the local beach where there is a doggy party every Saturday morning and meet up with about 50 people and their dogs.. they love frolicking in the ocean and running along the sand together.
He is a wonderful dog with a strong personality and a huge part of our ever growing family.
Thank you for bringing him into the world and Story can be proud of him and his 8 brothers and sisters.
Hi Judy, hope you are surviving this winter. Your girl,Sunshine, seems to love it! Only writing to be intouch, and keep you up on Sunshines progress. Shes perfect. Everything we'd hoped for. Except for her urges to excavate our yard, shes well behaved. 8.5 months old now. I m attaching a recent photo. Take care, spring is coming !!
I received the registration papers you sent yesterday. Thank you. Winchester is growing into such a big beautiful boy! He is so playful and loving and cuddly and showers us with lots of wet sloppy kisses every day. He is always smiling and is so eager to please us that it makes it easy to train him.
John and I have a number of friends with dogs, most of them Labs or Golden Retrievers. We do a lot of socializing with Winchesters "friends" and he gets along with all of them so well. He has such a sweet nature and has become a very important member of our family. We just love him so much and can't imagine not having him around.
I am attaching a few pictures I took yesterday while out for our daily walk at Memorial Park. I never have to leash him while on these walks as he always keeps me within sight! There are lots of trails to explore in the park and we walk/run them all. It is right on Georgian Bay and I can't wait until the ice melts and he can go for a swim. He has a fascination with splashing in puddles (and his water bowl...lol) so it will be interesting to watch him play in a whole lake!
Thanks again Judy for this wonderful puppy. Your dogs are the best!!!
just thought I would send you the most recent pictures of Harley. I think he is looking as handsome as ever...
This last year, he has become very "talkative" -very funny .. From pigeon-like chirps to coyote-like howls.. and this spring, he is getting very stubborn... Here is a picture of him staging a "lie down" in the field as he doesn't want to leave after his walk on a spring-like day.
Love him to pieces. Best dog ever. :)
We just visited your website
to check out the activity which there seems to be a lot of!!! We've been busy
also since we relocated "back" to NS. We live in a townhouse that is steps away
from the Northwest Arm in Halifax - many dogs live here. Most days Angus tests
out his swimming and retrieving skills (which we are still working on!). Angus
is strong swimmer and enjoys taking his daily dip. We'll send you a
Judy - I can't tell you how
many people ask me where I purchased Angus. He attracts a lot of attention and
is a great marketing tool for the your kennel down here - I should be carrying
your business cards. There is a lot of interest in his colour, size, and
temperament. He is such a gorgeous boy, despite being the smallest of his
litter. He is my constant companion and is a terrific snuggler!!! We started
training last fall but couldn't complete it due to time constraints so we
continue to work on the basics. We are considering doing training this fall or
winter as I'd like to do some therapy work with him. We are gradually settling
into our new life here in NS. I will send you some pictures for your testimonial
All the best, Patti
Jude is turning
seven in a couple of days. He’s one of Mark and Lucy’s pups. I thought I’d drop
you a note to give you an update.
He truly is an
amazing dog and loved by so many people. He is as loyal and kind as they
A few years ago my
mother had a stroke and spent several months at my house while recovering. Jude
has slept at the foot of my bed since we got him. During that time my mother was
sleeping in my living room; he would faithfully listen for her to get up during
the night. When he would hear her get up he would go down stairs and watch her
and wait until she was safely back in bed before he would return to the foot of
my bed. He was also very concerned when the physical therapist came and would
sit cautiously by her until she reassured him she was
For a time we
fostered two dogs who eventually returned to their original homes. He loved
having playmates around. We did get another dog of our own as he
did seem to miss canine companionship so we got a Beagle puppy named Abby Lulu.
He was absolutely amazing to her and helped pave the way for another great dog
in our home! Today they are best friends.
My now 12 year old
son who was five when we got Jude is interested in duck hunting and would like
to have a hunting dog. We suggested he try his hand at field trials. Can you
give us any advice or good resources on how a young boy might get started?
Is seven years too old to train for competition or actual field
hunting? Jude does well retrieving and likes to bring us things in his mouth
when we return home! I have been thinking about adding a new retriever but
probably in another year or so. Any input would be appreciated.
I have added
several pictures that may not be the best but show how loving he
My name is Susanne and we purchased a puppy from you way back
in July of 2002. We named him Skylon Yukon Fischer and he is entering his
13th year. The past year he has slowed down quite a bit but his love
is never ending. I just wanted to thank you for what you do and for allowing us
to take Fischer into our home. He is the best dog I have ever known. His
temperament and patience is beyond words.
I guess as we get closer to the end we think about the
beginning and how much he has enriched our lives. From a newly married couple
buying a puppy to a big brother of 2 little girls and protector of us all. The
breed has stolen my heart forever.
I’m am glad to see that you still breed these amazing animals
and I can guarantee that we will be back in the future.
I just wanted to send you a quick picture of him from the
summer. His smile in infectious…12 years young. He still looks like a puppy to
I just wanted to thank you for our best friend. We purchased McGwire
(Skylon Inning McGwire) from you in October 2000. Yesterday after 14 years of
love he left us. He was a healthy happy dog right until the end. He was more
than a dog he was our family.
Rebecca and Matt Fletcher
Merry Christmas, Judy!
We just thought we would write you a quick email to tell you how Lola
(Skylon's Total Temptation) is doing. We absolutely love her! She is such a
welcomed addition to our family.
She gets along well with our older English Cockers and is very friendly
with the other family dogs that have come to visit her. My daughters have
already taught her to come, sit, shake a paw and stand. She learns very quickly.
We took her to the vet last Saturday for her second set of vaccinations and got
tonnes of compliments about her temperament and look.
We are definitely looking forward to taking part in conformation classes
with her in January. We are hoping to compete with her in the upcoming dog
shows in Sudbury. We will definitely keep you
I just wanted to thank-you so much for Lola. Here are a few photos of her
that we thought you might enjoy.
Michelle, Danny, Alec, Cassie & Kierra Marquis
Marcus is great! He looks fit, happy, and beautiful! But I am a little
I make his food which he loves. I steam broccoli, carrots, apple, kale,
pumpkin etc. and brown rice. I mix that with raw performance, pure chicken and
bone finely ground. He loves it and I’m hoping it will extend his life.
Can’t believe that he is going to be 13 this year!!! His short distance eye
sight is not that great so he doesn’t like stairs. Lucking we don’t have a lot
of stairs on the main level. His hearing is also not as good but these things do
deteriorate with age. We’re all felling that. lol He is a fast learner and
thinks it’s his job is to suck up to al my customers….which they seem to
Here is a pic of him kayaking last summer at the cottage. He can swim but
only when he has to so getting in the kayak with me made him a little nervous.
He wants to be with me ever second so he just does what I ask. He’s like a
kid…when he success with something new he is so excited.
How many dogs do you have now?
photos by Kathy Hagerman
I hope you are doing
well. I'm just wondering if I could put my name in or come see you in the late
spring as I see you have a couple of litters due in May and I'd like to get
another dog from you.
I got my current dog Quinn from you 6 yrs ago. Before
that we got our first dog Casey from you too in 1998 he died in 5 yrs ago. You
have a magic touch with Golden's because they both are & were amazing
animals. Quinn & Casey had 1 yr together before Casey died - they were
great pair. I'd like for Quinn (and the rest of us) to have another dog to
Please let me know if it's possible or if you've already got the
litters spoken for.
I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to send along a
picture of Rosie. It was taken last week for her grade 1 graduation from McCann.
She did amazing getting all "excellent" on all skills tested. She's a super
smart dog and so loving and gentle. She's been the perfect addition to our
Yes of course you can!!! We are always available for any referrals,
references or anything else you may need. We've LOVED both goldens we got from
Thanks again for everything!!!
I noticed you had more puppies last week - congratulations! Just
thought I'd send you a recent photo of Bentley. He's doing so well and fitting
in beautifully with the family. He was at the vet last week for his vaccination
- he's 26 lbs.
Hope all is well with you.
I thought I would share a photo of our Bronte - reg Reflections of Bronte, she
turned 11 today and this was taken on the weekend. She is doing really well.
Very healthy and full of beans, people think she is 11 months. She travels
to Algonquin with us and loves trail hiking everywhere. I had sent a friend of
mine to you.
Sharon Foster, her dog is Charlie they were in Georgetown but have moved up
to Minden. She wanted a dog just like Bronte LOL
Teresa and Pat Martin
Hello Judy, I hope all is well. I just wanted to touch base and let you know
Shelby turned one year today! She is a really beautiful dog, so well natured
and so much fun. She is an absolute joy to have in our family. We receive so
many comments about her, not only how pretty she is but what a great personality
she has. I have attached a couple of pictures so you can see how she turned
Kevin, Kathy, Kendra and Shelby
Hope all is well with you. Lola is doing great. Thought you might
enjoy some recent photos. Lola will be spending most her time at our camp on
Manitoulin Island. We love her to pieces. She is so smart! Enjoy your
Michelle, Danny, Alec, Cassie & Kierra Marquis
Attached is a picture of beautiful Callie taken this week on our vacation
in Nova Scotia. Thought you'd enjoy seeing her.
She is an amazing pup. So much personality and we love her to death. We'd
take a second if you come across one that is perhaps 6 months+. We're not sure
we're ready for babyhood again yet since we are all working/in school.
What were the names of Callie's parents?
Just got River's purebred dog certificate in the mail today, thanks.
River is a welcome addition to our family. She is calm and intelligent and has
been quite easy to train. Almost 6 months she is over 40 pounds and a lean
running machine. We go upto the forest almost everyday and she plays and runs
with all the dogs she meets. Everybody knows River and loves her! Here are a few
It's been a couple of years since we have been in touch and I hope that you
are well. I wanted to give you a wee update on our beloved Hector, one of your
wonderful dogs born 11 November 2012.
We moved back to Scotland in September this year and Hector of course came
with us. We are living close to the small town of Elgin, in the county of Moray
in north east Scotland. At the moment we are living in a very comfortable
trailer because we are building a house on a 0.7 acre plot set in countryside
with fields and forests all round us. Hector is loving his new home and has
enjoyed exploring the forests and beaches close by.
Now, the main reason we wanted to contact you. Yesterday we made a trip
that has been in the planning for two years. We took Hector and his wee brother
Oscar to Guisachan House at Tomich. Guisachan house and estate were once owned
by the Earl of Tweedsmuir, the gentlemean who mated a long haired retriever with
a Tweed water spaniel and thus created the Golden Retriever breed. It was very
meaningful to us to visit this location because Hector is our second Golden and
we love the breed. Hector of course was not sure what it was all about but did
enjoy his day out. I took a few photos of Hector at Guisachan House and in front
of the memorial to the Golden Retriever and I hope you enjoy them.
As a footnote, our own tribute to the Golden is the fact that we have named
our house "Guisachan".
All the best
Eoin and Gail MacDonald.
I got your letter today with the kennel papers for Boomer.
Thanks! His name was supposed to be Skylon's Zen Boomerang but you have it as
Skylon's Zipper Boomerang. We like Zipper just as well so you can leave it as
Boomer is fitting it very nicely with our family! We love him and
the girls can't wait to see him everyday when they get off the bus! He loves to
chase the squirrels and leaves now that it is fall when we are out for our
walks. Everyone who meets him comments on what a beautiful dog he is and how
calm and relaxed he is for a puppy. He is very chill! With his temperament, I
think he would have made an amazing service dog!
I have attached some
pics for you. The top one is the most recent and was taken about 2 weeks ago.
The third one is when he got into trouble for digging in our back yard after it
had rained. I wasn't too happy with him and had to give him a good bath but it
was too cute not to snap a pic! He is getting big and his longer fur is starting
to come in. We are hoping to take him for his first grooming appointment towards
the end of this month to get him used to it.
Hope all is well with you!
Thanks again for this amazing addition to our family!
I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to share
a cute picture of Rosie. We have had her a little over a year now and we love
her soooo much. She's an amazing dog and we get tons and tons of compliments on
how beautiful and smart she is.
Thanks again for another great golden.
Laura, Jamie, Ruby, Georgia, Sylvee and Rosie.
Just wanted to let you know that all is well with Sophie and she’s doing
great! She just had her second set of booster shots yesterday so we’re getting
closer to being able to take her on walks. This weather has been great for her
playing outside though. She’s very adorable and we all love her so much.
Here’s her official Christmas photo - and wishing you and your family a very
Barb and Randy Dombroski
We are beyond thrilled with Fenway. He is one of the best things we have
ever bought our girls. Fenway is a very smart and gentle dog who we love very
much. He is going to grow up to be a behemoth - his paws and head are huge! Even
our vet was impressed at how gentle and polite he is.
He has recently started to channel his retriever heritage by
bringing people presents (he loves to grab shoes that are lying around).
You were right about male dogs - Fenway is very mischievous in front of us.
He only barks when he is in the backyard trying to chat with other dogs. Fenway
encountered snow for the first time recently - he tried to catch every
snowflake. He was extremely funny to watch.
Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2016!!!
Just a quick note to say merry Christmas and all the best for 2016 from Jaxon by
the pool in Palm Springs (his third year!)
Jaxon is a treasured member of our
family. He is a darling boy and consistently stops people in their tracks to
stare in wonder at the worlds most joyful dog. He is the BEST at recall. When I
call him he bounds to me in high speed and with extreme joy. He is something to
behold. Leaves behind friends he is playing with. He is sweet and gentle and
loving but most of all joyful. Excellent on road trips (loves them), comes with
us to restaurants in Palm Springs (allowed on patios and some have "yappy
hour"), loves hiking in the San Joaquin mountains above Palm springs (we hike
daily). Regrettably he still likes chasing jackrabbits and uses his paws to get
your attention. Otherwise an excellent boy. Doesn't beg, good at commands,
affectionate, gentle, loving, great with all kids and babies and all dogs....
Just an excellent boy. I think he is rather smart. Figures things out quickly.
Very quickly. Very funny. Can open cupboards. Loves being brushed including the
tail and his teeth, great at the vet and being poked and prodded... Everyone
loves him. His dog walker says he is her favourite. So good and sweet and so
With many thanks,
Forrest is doing great. He is a confident pup and socializes
very well with other dogs. At home he is very relaxed and likes to chill out and
play in the fenced in yard. He has not really been into much mischief except for
the hole digging in the yard. Now that we have snow we really don't mind as much
He has been a wonderful addition to our family and brings us much
P.S. we did receive his official
Happy New Year 2016. Joan and I just wanted to let you know that the
-Lester) are doing really well. The large back yard has become their new
domain (too much
fun). We are now leash training 101. Dessie is doing well at it, Lester is
coming along. As
you know we have known you for well over 30 years and these 2 girls are a
they turn out like Stella we will be proud parents.
Thanks again ,Joan & Brian
Just thought I'd send you some pics of Harley. He's 9.5 years old
now.. Still happy and handsome!
It is with a very sad heart today, that I email you. I felt that
you should know. Our family member Shiloh (Skylon Montana Shiloh) passed away
on Sat. Feb. 27, 2016. He was almost 15 years old. He was born on April 5th,
2001. His parents were Can. Ch. Skylon Talk of the Town and Skylon Heavenly
Delight. We could not have asked for a better companion. His gentle nature,
calm disposition, sense of personality, and love of life were just some of his
many traits that we truly adored. He was so good with children, and other
dogs. I know his 2 best friends (westies from next door will miss him dearly)
They became such good friends that we created a doggie gate in the fence so that
they could easily visit between our backyards. He had remarkable health and
never had any issues up until the last year, where his back legs started giving
out on him.
Thank-you again for providing us with a wonderful Golden
Retriever. He will be deeply missed.
Maggie continues to be such a joy and blessing to our
family! She is definitely "home" now! Her adorable personality has come out
and she makes us laugh every day! Our kids love to walk her and she loves to
get muddy at the park when she's off-leash with me! We feel so fortunate to
have found her and just love her to bits!
I wanted to touch base with you to let you know that Skylon Jean's Montesa
(KS705806) born September 9, 2000 is alive and well. She is a miracle dog! She
is a beloved member of our family. She shares her home with two Wheaten Terrior
pups and a black cat called Swartzy. I have attached a picture of three of the
clan. Tesa has been a wonderful addition to our family. She has had a very
active, happy and healthy life.
Two years ago she suffered a stroke and we thought that we were going to
lose her. Amazingly, she bounced back. In spite of having two more since then,
she just seems to keep clicking along. She still has a bounce in her
We have been talking about perhaps bringing her to see you. If you would
like us to do that, please let me know.
Thank you for all of the wonderful years that Tesa has given us, Jean and
Received the CKC Certificate of Registration for Rooney today.
As you can see from the pictures, Rooney is thriving. She's a very sweet,
mischievous, good-natured pup who has captured many hearts both young & old.
I, of course, love her.
We just came back from a walk at a nearby park - a good, safe area for
training and recalls - and she was not interested in having her picture taken,
so I placed her on a bed with a favourite toy. Rooney & I have been
attending puppy classes and stay for puppy play afterwards. She enjoys both and
is usually zonked by the time we head home.
Hope all is well at Skylon.
Just thought I would send you a few pics of Cash. We couldn't be
happier with him. He is such an amazingly beautiful, kind, and smart dog.
Mel and Mark
I hope all is well. Bentley is an absolute joy, he's 21 months old
now. My office just hosted a "Take your dog to work day" on Friday. He was
outstanding here at our office of 200 people; he was just like a rock star. He
loved all of the attention. Here are some photos of him that were captured that
I thought you'd be interested in.
All the best,
We have had the pleasure of experiencing two Golden Retrievers from the
wonderful bloodline found at Skylon Kennels.
The advice, knowledge and passion we felt from Judy made our experience
complete. Our true joy was in receiving a healthy puppy, with such wonderful
temperament that made him perfect for our family and lifestyle. Judy said she
would pick the perfect puppy for us, and she delivered.
We are now awaiting our third dog (that dates both us and Judy a
little...LOL), and we would never dream of any other bloodline. There is
something special about knowing that the new family member who is coming, is
related to the one whom you loved so much and unfortunately lost to dog
Thanks Judy, and we hope you will be able to celebrate 75 years as a
breeder...this means we will all have you a little longer.
The Dalcourt Family
These are a few photos of our newest addition. Cooper is our 4th dog from Skylon
and we would NEVER go any where else. All of our dogs have been good natured ,
calm and absolutely wonderful. We have been extremely fortunate to have had
these dogs from Judy and presently have two. The other two passed at ages of 13
They are the best dogs and we love them dearly.
Sending some photos of Willow who is 7 and our newest addition,
Thank you Judy
Just wanted you to know how well Mickey( after Mickey
Mantle a great Homerun Hitter) is doing. He is an amazing puppy, not only
beautiful but also very smart. He loves to play! I swear he has grown since
Saturday when we picked him up. Thank you for all of your hard work. Because of
that we have this gorgeous puppy to love. We will keep you posted on his
Thank you again
Gamble is doing extremely well. He has slept through the night since day
one. Not one accident in the house so far (at this point if he does it would be
our fault for not paying attention).
He is a carefree, confident puppy. He loves people and gets along well with
other dogs. He is having a lot of fun playing outside in the snow. If he is
tired he will go and lay down in his crate on his own.
We are enjoying him immensely.
Linda has always had Viszlas, but this is her third Golden from me!
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017! I hope you're
Brandy is a handsome delight and is loved by whom ever he comes
into contact with! He's a godsend for our family.
I hope that things are well with you.
Today marks two weeks
since Linda and Alison surprised me with Gamble! He’s terrific. He gets along
well with the other dogs. He gets along well with people. We’ve been busy, with
holiday visits, and with Alison’s two dogs. Gamble has been very busy. Yet he
has done remarkably well. He seems to be very happy. He’s made very few mistakes
inside the house. All have been my fault! We came up to our “cottage” yesterday.
He made the connection very quickly to the routine for going outside and for
where the dog beds and toys are inside! He seemed quite comfortable immediately.
He acts like he has always been part of the family. Though he has been very
busy, he also seems to very much enjoy quiet time when he and I get up in the
morning before anyone else does. Even though he is agreeable and learns quickly,
he evidently has a mind of his own! He goes off on his own or goes into his cage
from time to time, content to play by himself for a while despite three dog
playmates being close by. He has a real sense of fun to him. He has fun figuring
out how to dive into snowbanks or push snow off of the deck to watch it fall. He
likes having the dog basket be pulled around when he’s in it. He does not
complain if I play Bach or Handel pieces that Linda does not like! He looks, of
course, terrific. I love his colour and those dark eyes! Things could not
possibly be going any better. I look forward to many years of fun together.
Thanks very much.
Happy New Year!
It has been many years since we last had
contact. I bought the most beautiful male golden from you about 8 years ago and
am pleased to report that he is doing wonderfully. My kids absolutely adore him
as do we. I could tell from our contact that you care so much for your dogs.
In that same vane, our family is conducting some research into getting a
Bernese mountain dog and I was interested to know if you might be able to offer
me a referral to a breeder that shares your passion.
for this consideration and thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our
family with one of your dogs.
Evan Krawitz (New
I received your letter the other day. Thank you so much. I'm sending you a
photo of Cooper on his new bed. He loves it . It's his daytime bed. He gets
crated at night. He loves his crate now. Goes in it when he wants quiet
He has been a joy. Full of energy and SO SO SMART. Will continue to keep
you posted. I found a new store near us that sells raw food for dogs. It's just
opened in Ontario. They're from B.C. I bought a bag of frozen chicken necks.
Perfect size for him and not expensive. He loves them. Still on TLC. The
sutoship is wonderful. I give him the chicken like you told me to.
Have a great day
I can't believe Mickey is 3 months old today. Thank you again. He is a
wonderful puppy. I just thought I would catch you up on his progress. First
though I wanted to share his Christmas picture with you. In the finished version
to the right of him it said "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through
the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..."Even though Christmas
is over I can't put it away.
He started puppy class last week and he loved it. He learns very
quickly. He already knew how to sit (he taught himself that one). When we leave
our kitchen to go outside we go through our enclosed porch, he always sits at at
that second door before we go out. Maybe you taught him that? At class he
learned down, stand, here, off and out. He's so happy. When he hears the words
good boy his tail wags. He's been to the vet and had his shots. The first time
he was 16.4lbs. Yesterday he was 22.4lbs. She said that he is a very healthy
puppy and just beautiful. One of the other vets saw him for the first time
yesterday and cried because she thought he was so beautiful. Congratulations on
2 more litters. When I saw Gamble's picture I knew right away that he's
Mickey's brother. They look like twins and their personalities seem to be very
similar. I received his papers in the mail today so now it's all
is an update on Elly – she is obviously camera shy ! These were taken quite
some time ago but I just got them because of Elly’s birthday.
love her to pieces – she is spoiled rotten with many walks in a day – to the
park (not dog park) and down on the trails.
hope that all her brothers and sisters are doing well.
was sent from her puppy school class – she attends once a week to be socialized
– not that she needs it – this one is extremely social.
dogs and people but is very very food motivated and possessive of her
all is well with you – take care & Happy Family Day long weekend
I just thought I'd update
you on Mickey's progress. He's 5 months old today! The last 3 months have flown
by. He is a happy, healthy puppy. He was 42.6 lbs last week. He has long legs.
There for a couple of weeks he had lost so many teeth, he had trouble keeping
his training treats in his mouth when he was at school. But now his adult teeth
have come in and they are beautiful. He is so smart that everything he's learned
at school was easy for him. He's a star pupil. He enjoys it so much that we are
going to go to the next set of classes and maybe even do some agility this
summer. When people talk abut Mickey the most common comment is that he's so
calm. My reply is that it's all in the breeding. Since Mickey is my third golden
from you I'm used to this. Keep up the good work and good luck with the litters
you have coming.
Debbie & Christine
Thought I would send a quick update. Just working away at my desk and
Wilson has found a special place at my feet. He has been great - and is
settling in. He seems very happy so far... and plan on keeping it that
Thanks again for the lovely pup!
Yes he is safe and sound. The flight went well- he
was quite whiney in his kennel but fell right asleep once he was taken out. No
accidents which is amazing!
He is so calm and fitting in with Bella and mica
Thank you so much, he is absolutely perfect.
I hope this finds you and your puppies well. I wanted to send you a quick
note to let you know how very well Kai is doing in his new home. He has been
smothered in love from many people and has acclimatized well to the house
without a single accident yet.
I have attached a picture of him on his 8 week birthday :) Thanks again
for the stunning puppy!
We just wanted to give you an update on Nacho; she is doing
amazing! We took her up to the family cottage and she absolutely loves it! She
is doing great with her training, she is very smart and learns quickly. She is
getting so much attention and new experiences that she likes to have naps in the
shade between all the fun. She is getting along with the entire family including
our 1.5 year old niece and her 4 year old Labrador Retriever. We are so happy
with Nacho and will keep you posted on her progress.
Zack & Stef
I have not
contacted you in a while as things have always been busy for us, I hope that all
is well with you and your furry friends, it seems like it was yesterday that
Laura and I came to you and got our precious OLLIE . To date he has as always
been a fantastic joy, love and companion to us all, as well as many many other
people in the area and surrounding cities where to this day he is well known by
It is with
great sadness that I must say that OLLIE is coming to the end of his wonderful
life with us, I am so upset as I write this, it is ripping us apart, we were at
the Vets today as he has been failing badly, not eating for days, unable to go
to the bathroom and he has extreme kidney failure, his heart problems with fluid
build up on his heart and lungs, he is not in pain, but is very weak and is now
always sleeping, very lethargic, I don’t know what we are going to do when he
leaves us, he means so much to us. He is going back to the vet tomorrow so they
can try to give him something to try to get him eating something, but that may
cause his heart to give up.
I know that
you always wanted to know how your puppies have made out, he has so far had the
best of everything, 1st class immediate medical care and lots of love
and care, its so sad to see him failing, so we are hoping to get a little more
out of our darling OLLIE and I can only hope to give you some good news in the
David & Laura Mungall
I have just this moment got back home
and It is with great sadness that when I awoke today after a few disturbed
hours sleep I was distressed by Ollies condition as it was apparent he was
failing badly and although was not in apparent pain was physically
I made the immediate decision at the
vets office appointment at 1130 that it was time to let this wonderful darling
go, so at exactly 12.00pm Ollie was put to sleep. He went peacefully in the back
seat of my car on his seat blanket, looking directly into my eyes with me
holding his baby head in my hands and hearing my voice letting him know that he
was adored and loved and that he will be missed by us and a lot of people. The
Vet who has looked after Ollie all of these years thanked me for making that
very difficult decision as he knows how close Ollie Laura & I are together,
he told me that it was an honor treating Ollie and being there to help him pass
on to another adventure where he will not have all of his
I drove to N&T cremation services
and held his paw all of the way letting him know that we loved him so much and
will miss him dearly. I stopped on the road before the crematorium and said my
last goodbyes to our darling and hugged and kissed him.
I helped get Ollie out of the car and
accompanied him to the crematorium and at exactly 1.00pm Ollie was cremated. I
again said goodbye to him and told him that he was loved and will be missed and
left. I will collect his ashes tomorrow and they will be kept until Laura &
I can join him and we will be buried together.
He was a wonderful companion and was 12
and a half on 1st June 2017, he will never be forgotten by us, he was
really a fantastic darling and companion and never once in his life did he show
an aggressive moment, Thank you for allowing us the honor of having this
wonderful dog and all the unconditional love that he gave us right up to the
Thank you again for your very kind reply
in these very difficult times and unfortunately Laura left to go to Vancouver
for the day and left early this morning so she does not know that Ollie is gone
so I will let her know tomorrow and thank you for your offer to send us another,
I know that it will be just as loving and innocent as our Ollie has been, that
will hopefully soften the blow for her knowing that you care so much about
Thank you again so much for all of your support,
David & Laura Mungall
Just wanted to let you know we have decided to call her Maya. She is
wonderful - loves the back yard and hanging out with us. She sleeps in her
crate at night - a bit fussy the first night and pretty good last night. I
found out that if I cover the crate she sleeps much better. She has done her
business outside and no accidents. She is very calm and very interested in
everything and very playful. I am adding a few pictures for now and will add
more in the near future for you. We are all in love with her. Thank you so
much for helping us have a wonderful new friend and family member in our
Ginette and Chris Doucette
Just wanted to let you know that we received Teddy's papers in
the mail last week- thanks for sending them.
Teddy has been such a joy to
have, he has such an incredibly calm temperament and loves to nap. He has been
doing very well with training and is learning and growing quickly.
I hope all is well!
We love our little boy and he has
brought so much joy to our lives! He has so much energy, loves to swim, and has
a lot to say!
Her name is Macy so for her registered name we would like “Noble Macy”. She
is such an amazing puppy, we are so happy with her! Thank you for all of your
hard work! Here’s a photo of her.
We’re so happy with our new puppy! He is doing well and
getting comfortable with his new environment.
As for the name, we suggest to call him “Novelty” since the name needs to
start with the letter “N”.
We’ve named him “Chado” as his family name.
Attached is his picture after 4 weeks with us.