Brackendell Golden Retrievers

( sire: Whycarlen Amazon  x  dam: Corngolds Candy)

(1995 - 2003)

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Forrest just loved to please and rarely had to be shown an exercise twice and like all true Golden Retrievers loved to retrieve anything. I was interested in Obedience and joined the Gepps Cross Dog Training Centre and during our time there at the Club Annual Awards won the Best Handler Award, The Perpetual Trophy and The Toby Award.


In September 1997 Forrest and I began trialing for his Novice Title and in no time at all Forrest had his Novice 'CD' title next came his 'CDX' title and an Agility 'AD' title as well! Forrest placed nearly every time he passed in the Obedience ring and ended his career on a high at the Dover Garden K & O Club trial winning the Highest Scoring Dog In Trial, Highest Scoring Golden Retriever and a First Place from the Open Class, the judge was Mr D Rumble. 


His time in Agility he really enjoyed as well and took no time at all to learn this sport, along the way winning a team trophy (the other members of his team were Shelties) and he also gained one leg of his ADX title.


Sadly my Forrest was diagnosed with heart disease and spent his last years by my side. Forrest lost his battle in June 2003 which was a devastating loss. He was only 8yrs old. I will never forget my special boy and he will always be in my heart and never forgotten.......my best mate forever!! 


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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; you hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....



(1997 - 2007)

"Copper" was a gift from my Mum for my Birthday, I wanted an Australian Kelpie.


Copper grew up thinking he was a Golden Retriever and we never had the heart to tell him he wasn't!  He was such a laid back boy that we strolled through our Obedience work and when we finally decided to enter a trial we got our "CD" title, Copper was 5yrs old (we were in no hurry). Copper and I had a great time doing Flyball, probably the only time Copper showed real enthusiasm about anything! The first thing he did was christen the Flyball box........(by lifting his leg on it!) A bit embarrassing but when we got over that he did well gaining his FD title at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Copper was a great "teacher" to our golden pups and mates with all our Goldies, he had the perfect temperament and was always friendly with everyone he met. Always ready for a game or just sitting quietly beside you knowing instinctively what mood you were in. 

He was the best!

Copper was my best friend and so loyal

Very Spoiled and Very Loved  and will be Greatly Missed by Emma-Lee

and all at Brackendell



They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

* * * * * * * * *

(Sire: Mercian Sir Murdoch  x  dam: Ahdor Song O Australia )

D.O.B. 29th May 1995 - 2010

Kathabara Golly Ms Holly CD


Holly was the first female dog I had owned and was only shown a few times which she won a 19pt Challenge and a few R/U BOB's but she did not enjoy the show ring so I thought we would have a go in Obedience. Holly enjoyed this a bit more and gained her CD title.


Holly has a very soft gentle temperament and always loved to accompany me on Nursing Home visits and going to the Pet Expo each year where she could be the centre of attention with lots of people cuddling and patting her. 


She produced for me my first litter and had five puppies with two of them gaining titles, they are :


Aust Grand Ch Brackendell River Song ET

Brackendell Idaho Sunset CD ET


and a grandmother to in all breed and specialty class in group/in show winning grandchildren including Song and Chance who are well on their way toward their Champion titles.  Holly is now living in luxurious retirement and is a loved and treasured family member of Deb Kelly and family.  She loves visiting Once Upon A Pet with her best mate Matt on Saturdays, where she spends the day getting cuddles and pats while Matt works.  Holly passed away at 15 years,  she will be remembered by us and her family and her special friend Matt.  Holly's grandaughter Fable has joined the Kelly family and I am sure she will be every bit as happy and loved as Holly was.


Kathabara Golly Ms Holly CD at the Golden Club Restricted Obedience Trial 2002

Golden Retriever Club of SA Championship Restricted Obedience Trial 2002.

Holly (left) 2nd place in the Novice bitch class.

 Ollie and Tony (centre) winning 1st place in the Novice dog class.

(Sire: CH Montego Mity Classy CD ET QC x  dam: CH Montego As You Dream )

D.O.B. 6th Oct  2006 - 2011

Teddy along with her sister Lacey we kept from our lovely Sammy and Danny litter.  Teddy is so very much like her mum to look at and has a golden personality to go with her gorgeous huge golden coat!  Her sister Lacey went to live with Rose Easton and now has her Champion title.  Teddy has only been to a couple of shows as a youngster.  Teddy had one litter to our River and we have kept her only daughter Sooty.


Sadly we lost Teddy at a young age, devistated by her loss she was such a sweet quiet girl. 

I will miss her so much my beautiful sweet girl, sleep peacefully little Teddy.

    Teddy at 13 months old



(Sire: CH Montego Phantom Opera x  dam: CH Goldtreve Camrose Belle (ai) )

D.O.B. 9th May  2000 - 2012

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Danny has proven  himself  in everything he is asked to do.

 Conformation  ~  Retrieving  ~  Obedience  ~  Endurance

 Danny  made his mark as a wonderful sire  and is producing lovely  very sound quality puppies with wonderful temperament.

Our gorgeous boy is gone to Rainbow Bridge now but leaves behind his lovely traits in his progeny....... we will never forget you Danny .

Thankyou so much Rose for allowing us to have this beautiful boy !

Danny was bred by Rose Easton of Montego Kennels in NSW. He is a Grandson of the world famous Eng Ch Camrose Cabus Christopher. Danny gained his Championship title at 14mths of age and along the way has been awarded Group and Show awards including Best Of Breed both days at the Autumn Festival under International judges.

He has shown he has brains as well as beauty by gaining his first leg for his Novice Obedience title on New Years Eve 2003 (what a GReat way to bring in the New Year!). Danny gained his third Novice leg with a pass of 182 which gave him his (CD) Companion Dog Title!

His first time out in Retrieving he along with two other Novice Competitors achieved a First Place and won the Novice Retrieving Team Cup with Danny winning Second Place overall in Novice class. May 2005 Danny gained a pass at the R&FT Club of SA trial and earned his QC in Retrieving.

Some of Danny's progeny can been seen on their own pages :

Brackendell River Melody,  CH Brackendell Diamond Lace,  Brackendell River Thunder,  Brackendell River Cascade and his newest daughter's Brackendell River Symphony & Brackendell River Topaz.



Golden Retriever Club of SA Champ Show 2003  Judge:  MRS WENDY ANDREWS (UK)

3rd place from the Open dog class
Critique: Nice type, sound all through and moving with style. Good in all essentials with straight front, level topline. Nicely presented.

Golden Retriever Club of SA Champ Show 2004 JUDGE: MRS MARGARET HEAN (NEW ZEALAND)

2nd place from the Aust Bred Dog class

Critique: Half brother to 1st and very similar in type. Nice head and expression, level topline not as mature as 1st and not as good length of upper arm. Happy mover covered the ground well.

Golden Retriever 5th National 2004
 judge: Mrs Mrs Ainslie Mills (Canada)
Danny was shortlisted in the Open class which had an entry of 35 dogs, Danny was also entered in the Gun Dog Working Test and qualified which makes him the first South Australian Golden Retriever to do so.

   Danny at 5yrs old

    Danny & Tony at the ET test 2004

Danny doing what comes naturally!

(Sire: CH Taumac Gold For Klim x  Dam: CH Taumac Golden Cullen)

D.O.B. 18th Feb 2003 - April 2014

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Swift always has a toy or whatever else she can manage to find, sometimes three toys in her mouth at once! She is quite a character and puts a smile on your face watching her antics.   From limited Showing she has won in Group Awards and her first Challenge came from the Intermediate class. After almost a years break Swift returned to the show ring in Oct 2005 winning Challenge Bitch, R/U BOB and Best Aust Bred in Group (all breeds) and her next show winning Best Opposite Aust Bred In Show - Golden Retriever Club of SA (open) Show.   Swift was bred by Taumac Kennels in Victoria and our thanks to Roger and Patricia for allowing us to have her.  December 2005 Swift had her first litter to our River (Grand CH Brackendell River Song) and has her second litter early 2007 was to Diesel (CH Acacian Special Event) who is owned by Beaucroft knls Victoria.


Swift is now retired and will live out her life at Brackendell, we hope to have many more years with her she will always be a puppy at heart no matter how old she gets and we love her for it.  Our lovely Swift left us in April 2014she is now pain free and happy again.





    Swift in the show ring in Minor Puppy Class    Swift GR Club Champ Show 2003 - "Opp Minor In Show"


GRC of SA Champ Show 2003



Critique: Braithwaite’s TAUMAC GOLD FOR CAROL - Another nice one showing promise for the future. Good head, coat and condition. So well trained and showing like a veteran.


Brackendell Golden Retrievers

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