( sire: Whycarlen Amazon x dam:
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
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.
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
best mate forever!!
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
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
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
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)
was a gift from my Mum for my Birthday, I wanted an
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
Spoiled and Very Loved and will be Greatly Missed by Emma-Lee
and all at Brackendell
ONLY WANTED YOU
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 )
May 1995 - 2010
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
for me my first litter and had five puppies with two of
them gaining titles, they are
Aust Grand Ch
Brackendell River Song ET
Idaho Sunset CD ET
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.
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 )
6th Oct 2006
Teddy along with her
sister Lacey we kept from our lovely Sammy and Danny
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
we lost Teddy at a young age, devistated by her loss she
was such a sweet quiet girl.
miss her so much my beautiful sweet girl, sleep peacefully
(Sire: CH Montego Phantom Opera x dam:
CH Goldtreve Camrose Belle (ai) )
9th May 2000
2/7 (9) Elbows 0/0 (0) Clear
Eye & Heart Certificates
Danny has proven
himself in everything he is asked to do.
~ Retrieving ~ Obedience ~
his mark as a wonderful sire and is
producing lovely very sound quality puppies with
gorgeous boy is gone to Rainbow Bridge now but leaves behind his lovely
traits in his progeny....... we will never forget you
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
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!
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.
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
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
place from the Aust Bred Dog class
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
judge: Mrs Mrs Ainslie
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 doing what comes
Taumac Gold For Klim x Dam:
CH Taumac Golden Cullen)
18th Feb 2003
- April 2014
3/3 (6) Elbows 0/0 (0) Clear
Eye & Heart Certificates
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
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
PLACE BABY PUPPY BITCH
GRC of SA Champ Show
JUDGE: MRS W ANDREWS (UK)
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.