I have had a love for dogs since I was a child, but couldn’t have them because our family lived in an apartment in Toronto.
First thing I did when I was able, was to buy a dog. Rimfire’s Kinsey was my first Golden Retriever. I got a second dog to keep Kinsey company. So, two years later Logan arrived. Dog number 3 wasn’t far behind! Jett came on board two years after Logan. And then a break with tradition, and a field bred Black Labrador joined the crew - Megan. Then last, but certainly not least, Shelby joined our family.
Meg, Shelby and my resident big beautiful boy, Porter are now the heart and soul of Tealgrove Retrievers, based in Waterdown, Ontario.
We like to keep ourselves busy by training for Hunt Tests, Obedience, Field Trials and Scent Detection.
I have owned and trained Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers as an amateur for 27 years and have been a Certified Canadian Kennel Club Judge for all stakes in Field Trial, Hunt Tests and Working Certificate Tests for 20 years.
I have been a groomer for the last 25 years, specializing in Golden Retrievers and Shelties, incl. show grooming. I provide grooming for all breeds, with the exception of giant breeds.
For the last 10 years, I have been selectively breeding Field and Working Line Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, on a strictly limited basis.