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Shor'Line Goldens!

Shor’Line Golden Retrievers is located in Central Illinois. We breed and show Golden Retrievers in Conformation, Tracking, Rally, Field, Obedience, Agility, Barn Hunt and Dock Diving!

First, and foremost, my Goldens are beloved members of my family.  My dogs live in my home, join in nearly all my activities, love to travel with me, enjoy meeting new friends, and can’t wait to experience new adventures!

While you can often see my Goldens winning in competition, they are just as happy hitting the beach to swim or racing down the dock to see who can fetch their ball first.

Shor'Line Goldens is home to the incomparable Mariner who is pictured on our home page and at right at 9 months of age.  Mariner has earned a special place in breed history achieving many milestones and he will forever hold a special place in my heart.

BIS MBISS CT SHR Am/Can GCH Shor'Line Jetoca High Seas Adventure JH TDX  VST  RA  DJX  AN VCX  OS  Am/Can SDHF BVIS  BVISS  CGC CGN

  • One of the first 20 Goldens in history to earn a GCH in July 2010

  • First Golden GCH with Field Titles in July 2010

  • First Golden GCH with Field and Tracking Titles in May 2012

  • One of less than 10 Goldens in history to be Nationally ranked 4 years and earn invitations to the Top 20 Gala in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012

  • First GCH Golden with a DJ Dock Diving Title - August 2014

  • First Golden GCH to become a Dual Champion CT GCH in October 2014

  • The Second Golden in History to earn a CT and SDHF October 2014

  • First dog of any Breed to earn an Excellent Dock Junior title (DJX) - August 2014

  • First Golden to earn an Air Retrieve Title (AN) - August 2014

I have owned Goldens since 1979 and have shown my dogs in conformation and agility since 2001.  I own a limited number of dogs and breed when I am seeking a show prospect of my own.  My goal is to produce beautiful Goldens true to the breed standard with exceptional temperament, character, and intelligence that can excel in multiple venues.  Whether they are being placed as show dogs or as a family companion, I breed to produce a healthy and structurally correct puppy.

I place a premium on ensuring my dogs have a “True Golden Temperament.” Whether they are show, performance or family companions, I am interested in producing a Golden that is fun to be around, friendly, intelligent, easily trainable and a great member of the family.

Goldens used in my breeding program have the following health testing done and it can be verified at OFA website:

  • OFA Hip and Elbow Exams and Certifications

  • OFA Eye Clearances done annually by Board-Certified Ophthalmologists

  • OFA Heart Exam and Certification after 12 months of age by Board-Certified Cardiologists

  • Pigmentary Uveitis Exam and Screenings done annually by Dr. Wendy Townsend, Purdue University


I am proud to be a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America since 2001, and my Kennel Name Shor'Line is recognized by the AKC as a Registered Kennel Name.

We support the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and currently have 5 dogs enrolled in the study - we encourage all puppy buyers to enroll their puppy in this important research study into the health issues faced by Golden Retrievers!

While my current focus is on competition in the Conformation and Tracking venues, I enjoyed companion Goldens for over 20 years before beginning my journey in the show ring. While I encourage everyone to find an activity they can enjoy together with their dog, I genuinely feel that the most important role for your dog is becoming a special member of your family.


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