A small big project; field Goldens 2010-2017

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As new in the breeding world, I have realized that even if I have lots of knowledge and experience in the dog training area – I have plenty to learn about genetics, canine biology, and reproduction and specifically I want to deepen my knowledge about the Golden Retriever and the work they are meant to do. I love the breed –– I would even say that I am passionate and a bit obsessed about it ;). And I truly enjoy the work the golden was created to do and, to me, that’s the very basics to start breeding any dog breed.

Ever since I decided to start up my own breeding I have done my best to learn and develop myself within the area of breeding and of the breed of my choice. Since 2014, I have taken the Swedish kennel Club’s breeder education, different classes in canine biology and I have read lots of books and articles. I took the hunter’s training and only have the shooting left to pass before I can shoot for my own dogs – which is a big dream for me! In addition, I have taken the training to become a secretary at working tests and field trials for the Swedish Spaniel and Retriever Club and is helping out when I can and am asked to do so.

Practically, I am participating in practical hunting and working tests with my dog. I am giving classes in foundations for the retrieving dog to learn to train different dogs and adapt my methods and I do so with a colleague with a long history of practical use of the retriever in the field. It is very developing for me in many ways. I had my first litter and got myself a mentor to support me. That experience alone gave a lot as well.

Last summer, I felt that I needed to dig in to the breed even more; the lines, the types and the pedigrees. I started up a small personal project to learn about the Swedish field Golden retriever lines and have since then gone through all litters of field Golden retrievers in Sweden since 2010 and created a HUGE excel file with different sheets and formulas. Let me say like this; it was a very interesting exercise and I have learned a lot along the way.

I intend to continue my Excel-sheet and follow up our breeding as we move into the future. I also intend to share my findings with you as I blog about different topics. But I have gone through 54 different breeders (all have had at least 1 litter since 2010), 228 litters, 111 sires and 142 dams. During 2010-2017 1490 puppies were born, out of which 786 were male and 704 were female.

The breeders I have included in my project are:

Aim High Happy Birdhunter Reducks
Aktiva Goldens Havtornet Rivenfield
Allaballatassens Höghedens Roghöjdens
Alsterbygdens Indragården Sandbytösens
Aqua Seer’s Ippikas Sandyline’s
Avjava’s Khemosabi Seaspirit
Beaworthy Koffstalund Seasymphony
Birdie Nam Nam Kopparhult Skogsvrån’s
Brunnefjälls Krankesjöns Stjärnglimtens
Doubleuse Lintorpet Talleknallens Golden
Eldflammans Lisabackens Tomthult
Falloch Hill Megadroms Vassruggen
Flickerin’ Flames Memarkens Vindögats
Goldhöjdens Mighty Duck’s Viltfinnarens
Grezlgårdens Myramarkens Vårglädjens
Gräsandens Oskarsgården Wintergold
Gyllene Mix Perudden Yardpeace
Gäresgårdens Qurious Yes rieve’s

It might be that I have missed to include a breeder or two – if so, I am very happy to add them – so please just PM me and I can update my excel :).

I have utilised information in SKK Hunddata, SKK Avelsdata and Rasdata. I will NOT name any breeder in relation to any finding – the material I have created is just for my own learning and NOT to make anyone look good or bad. But I have spent SO much time with this – I think it’s a shame not to share it with those of you who are interested!

Is there anything in specific you are curious about 🙂 ;)?

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