We are located in Okawville Illinois which is about 40 miles directly east of St Louis along Interstate 64. Laura and I have been married since 1987 and have two sons Cameron & Connor. Cameron is an elementary school teacher and coach. Connor is an accountant with Anders in St Louis. Both sons now own homes in Okawville. We are active in the community and our church. We have been especially involved in athletics as our sons have each played Basketball, Baseball and Golf as they were growing up.
Through the years we have raised Cocker Spaniels, German Shepherds. We have now been raising Golden Retrievers for the last 13+ years and most recently have expanded into raising some Golden Doodles as well. We are not a large kennel or even “full time” breeders. We have a few very good quality dogs. We live out in the country on a forty acre farm which was originally owned by my grandparents. Our dogs are our pets and take full advantage of the 40 acres of space.
Due to the amount of time we have dedicated to our sons’ athletics and academics as well as our many civic commitments, we have not been real active in the showing or competitive training of our dogs . We have ventured a bit though into both of these as we have earned both a show and an obedience title on our Hungarian Import male Jack Buck as well as show titles on most all of the rest of our adults. Our breeding program is committed to raising dogs of only the highest quality. Animals capable of competing in the show, in competition, or just to be a great family companion.
In 2017, we have also now acquired a poodle, Louie, who lives with my son Connor. We are now breeding Louie to some of our English Folden Retriever females and raising some F1 Golden Doodles. See our Golden Retriever pages for more information about our breeding program.