I live with my Goldens in Suonenjoki,
close middle of Finland.
Domestic animals have always been a part of my live. As a child I had the chance to spend a lot of time with my grandparents in the countryside taking care of dogs, cats, cows and horses. My parents had a pug, and later on I had the pleasure of having my own horse. A dog of my own was an obvious choice after graduating and moving to my own home.
I got my first Golden Retriever in
1989 mainly as a home and family dog, but with time I learned more about
the breed and took an interest in different activities relating to
versatile Goldens. My most pleasant pastime at the moment is walking in
the wild, retrieval training and dog shows. In addition to the dog shows I
have participated, for example, in retriever qualifying tests, field
trials, tracking and obedience tests. Nowadays, competing in so many
events is not possible due to the number of my own dogs, my current
situation in my life and my wish to concentrate more on breeding dogs. So
I have concentrated more on keeping my dogs active at home, in dog shows
and retriever qualification tests. Competing in all events requires
intensive training and being away from home, which is not possible at the
moment. Autumn 2008 I got possibility to partisipate bird hunting.
I am a member of Finnish Kennel Club, Golden Ring in Finland, Savon Nuuskut (local retriever club), Finland’s Retriever Association and some non-Finnish Golden Retriever associations.
I was granted a kennel name “Goldwater” in 1995, and the first litter was born in 2001.
I sell the puppies at the age of 7 – 8 weeks and they are checked by a vet
and marked with microship identification. I give detailed instructions and
basic supplies with each puppy. I go through the instructions in detail
with each buyer. We also agree that each puppy is to be examined for
PEVISA (elbows, hips and eyes) at the age of 1 - 2 years.
All litters live with me in the house and will also
learn to live with my adult dogs
The Golden Retriever is a working dog and therefore I
sell the puppies to active homes who take an interest in mutual joy as
well as the physical and mental well-being of a dog – not to the cost of
If you are interested to know more about Goldwater Goldens, please do not
hesitate to contact me.