Read on below to find out more about who we are and why we are involved in golden retrievers.
Our family of five lives in a quiet, well established neighborhood in the countryside of southern Chester County, PA. Our goldens enjoy an acre of fenced back yard to romp in and a creek within walking distance. We also take our dogs on frequent trips to the beach, dog shows, and dog friendly shops & restaurants to get "out & about". All of our goldens live in the house as part of our family, not in a separate kennel building. They sleep in our beds, cuddle on the couch, and live life as our family members first & foremost; show dogs second.
Rose Tree Goldens has been a vision long in the making. As a child I was fascinated with the dog sporting world, watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on TV and dreaming big. I always knew that someday I would be involved in raising and showing dogs. I’ve owned many dogs throughout my life, both purebred and mixed breed, but it wasn’t until we had children that we discovered the joy of sharing our lives with golden retrievers. We have not looked back since! They are truly one of a kind and I have never met another breed that comes close to their dependability, their goofiness, and their sweet temperaments. Goldens truly are the VERY BEST.
Showing and raising goldens is a pleasure hobby of ours, not a job. Eric works full time in logistics management and I work part time as a nursing supervisor in long term care. We raise Golden Retrievers to further our own small line of dogs, as well as to share our passion with the select few families who receive one of our goldens. We receive daily emails and phone calls asking about available puppies, yet we only have litters a couple times per year. Those select individuals who do receive one of our puppies become extended family to us and it has been extremely rewarding knowing that we are able to provide their family with a healthy, biddable golden retriever. I enjoy all aspects of this hobby, from the whelping box to the show ring, but I never anticipated just how rewarding it would feel to provide a loving family with a good dog. That keeps me going on the hard days!
Our entire family dedicates a lot of time to our goldens and this journey towards becoming more involved in the breed has been amazing. There is much to learn as a breed ambassador, and I have been fortunate enough to have some wonderful mentors to show me the ropes of 'The Golden World'. From showing in conformation, to obedience classes, earning titles, grooming, learning about pedigrees, OFA health testing, helping to whelp & raise litters the right way…the list goes on & on. I cannot thank those who have helped me enough! There have been ups & downs in this journey, and I am honored to have made such special friendships along the way. It is a dream that has been in the works since I was a small girl, & I cannot wait to share this journey with all of you! ~Lyndsay