The Light Litter

5 pups, 1 female and 4 males, born Dec. 26, 2013

Litter Pedigree

We are so excited about this opportunity to breed Peach to Sixpak, thus combining some of the great competition golden retriever lines of the past 30 years. Look at this litter’s pedigree and you’ll see such prepotent sires as OTCH Meadowpond’s Stardust Reggie OS OBHF, High Times Run’n The Roost UD MH WCX *** OS and HRCH Morninglo’s Top Gun CDX MH NA RN WCX CGC OS. Not only were these dogs fabulous working dogs and sires but they lived long, healthy lives of 14 or more years. Peach and Sixpak represent their pedigrees well as fabulous competitors in obedience and agility.

Sixpak was an Obedience Trial Champion and member of the GRCA’s Obedience Dog Hall of Fame.  In 1995, Sixpak won the Gaines Superdog competition at only three years of age.  He then went on to be the #1 golden retriever in all obedience-rating systems in 1996 and 1997 and continued to be a successful competitor till well past 10.
Linda McDonald, Sixpak’s breeder and owner says this about him:

“I was the co-breeder of the litter that produced Sixpak. His mother, Crumpet, Can. CH Camrose in One Ash, A/Can CDX was imported from Joan Tudor’s Camrose kennel in England by Elaine Brent of One Ash Kennels. Crumpet, who I co-owned, lived with us and completed her CD and CDX titles. I was very impressed with her focus and structure and was offered a puppy from her. I chose Reggie, OTCH Meadowpond Stardust Reggie OS OBHF Superdog winner, as the stud dog because of the great puppies he produced. Crumpet’s litter by Reggie produce 4 OTCH/UDX titled males and one female UD GRCA Outstanding Dam.

“Sixpak was a beautiful dog with an amazing head study to die for. He was so agile with wonderful movement and he jumped very light like a cat. He could jump on and off grooming tables without a rattle. At a young age, he was very focused. He started his career with a Novice-B first place and High in Trial. His first Utility leg was also his first High Combined Award. He was the animated performer in the ring that folks stopped to watch. Always had a very fast recall and popped a perfect front and ran around Mike on his finishes that were perfect. He was flashy and got a lot of attention just like his dad.

“Sixpak won the Gaines Superdog title in 1995 at York, PA at just 3 years and 4 months old. He was the second youngest dog to accomplish this since Terry Arnold’s Stride was just a few weeks younger. Sixpak was invited 7 times and competed 6 times at the AKC National Obedience Invitational (NOI) in St Louis. Linda was asked to judge the last year and couldn’t refuse.

“Sixpak’s Lifetime Stats:

  • 4,287 OTCH points
  • 125 High in Trials
  • 2 perfect 200 scores
  • Over 140 High Combined Awards

“Not only was he in the GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame, he was also a GRCA Outstanding Sire. He produced:

  • 38 titled puppies
  • earning over 80 High in Trials
  • and a perfect 200
  • Several competed at National tournaments including the AKC NOI
  • 8 AKC OTCH/UDX titled dogs, all of which are in the GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame
  • Two MACH’s, both in the GRCA Agility Dog Hall of Fame
  • 12 UDXs
  • 15 UDs
  • One MH, Master National competitor
  • One Canadian MOTCH”

Sixpak was a very special boy indeed. We are honored to be able to use his frozen semen for this breeding to Peach.

Peach epitomizes the golden retriever.  Sweet, smart and sound, Peach is beautiful to watch run agility and fun to hang out with at home.  She is a MACH3 and a member of the GRCA’s Agility Dog Hall of Fame.  She comes from a litter that includes the 2014 24” National Agility Champion and the 2014 All-Star Obedience Tournament Utility Class winner, as well as MACH, UKC Hunting Retriever Champion, Senior Hunter, and service dogs.  Her first litter is just 18 months old and is showing tremendous promise in ability, obedience, tracking and more.

Peach has OFA Good hips and normal eyes (no findings) and heart.  She did not pass OFA elbows but was cleared on CT at Purdue University.  She shows no sign of lameness, nor have any of her kids.  She has no dogs with pigmentary uveitis in her pedigree.

We expect lovely competition and working dogs from this combination for those interested in doing agility, obedience, hunt tests, tracking and Search and Rescue.  They will be highly intelligent dogs with high drive and moderate energy.  They will be well built dogs with excellent angulation and balance.  They will have correct, wash and wear coats in various shades of gold.  They will have handsome heads, with good pigment and correct dentition.

Gaylan’s Light Litter

For Peach’s last breeding we chose Linda and Mike MacDonald’s wonderful boy Sixpak. On Sunday, June 7, 2015, Peach presented us with five beautiful pups. Their registered names all include the world “Light”.

(Ti or Tioga), formerly Miss Yellow.  Ti left with Lee Clark and David Carpenter, who have Brew from the Magic litter.

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Casino”, formerly Mr. Green, headed off to New Jersey with Betsy Scapicchio, Peach’s “aunt.”

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Switch“, formerly Mr Brown, lives in Ohio with Sixpak’s owners, Mike and Linda MacDonald.

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Kindle“, formerly Mr Blue, flew home to Ohio with Kathy Sutliff who has had two other Sixpak kids.

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Rory or Aurora“, formerly Miss Red, lives in Albany with Diane Blackman.

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