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
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
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
Golden with a DJ Dock Diving Title - August 2014
First Golden GCH to become a Dual Champion CT GCH in October
The Second Golden in History to earn a CT and SDHF October
of any Breed to earn an Excellent Dock Junior title (DJX) -
Golden to earn an Air Retrieve Title (AN) - August 2014
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
OFA Hip and Elbow Exams and Certifications
OFA Eye Clearances done annually by Board-Certified
OFA Heart Exam and Certification after 12 months of age by
Pigmentary Uveitis Exam and Screenings done annually by Dr.
Wendy Townsend, Purdue University
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
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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