Hi, my name is Mary Neil. I live with my partner Steven and our 18 loveable friends in the beautiful countryside of Galloway in the South West of Scotland.
My interest in the breed began in 1983 when I was lucky to purchase a lovely bitch from the Garbank kennel. Garbank Saralyn, or Toffee as she was known, sowed the seeds of a hobby which has been a huge part of my life ever since.
Our dogs are our friends and constant companions and they all live in the house as part of the family. I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home, so the dogs have someone with them for most if not all of the day.
We have a lovely custom built kennel block with under floor heating and double glazing. This is very useful when we have bitches in season or puppies and it also comes in very handy for drying off wet and muddy dogs after they have been exercised.
The dogs have an exciting 10 acre paddock beside the house and love nothing better than exploring all the corners and chasing the odd visiting rabbit or bird!
We only breed occasionally, usually when we want to keep a puppy ourselves.
The Breed Standard requires a Golden Retriever to be 'biddable, intelligent, kindly, friendly and confident,” with this in mind my aim is to produce a Golden Retriever that is sound in body and in mind, healthy, good looking and an ideal family companion.
All our breeding stock are tested for the relevant breed specific health tests.