History

How It All Began...

Goldkey Golden Retrievers was established in 1987. My interest in dogs was inherited from my parents. I grew up with German Shepherds and other assorted breeds. My dad was Chief Instructor for the Warringah Branch of the German Shepherd Dog League and later became President. My mum was Secretary.

After trialling my first dog, “Lady”, a wonderful Border Collie, I was introduced by friends to this beautiful breed. My first Golden, “Chelsea” became my foundation bitch and an outstanding obedience partner. She started my love affair with Goldens and I’ve never looked back.

Goldkey puppies have gone on to be much-loved pets in many families. They have achieved obedience titles and some have been trained as therapy dogs by the Guide Dogs Association’s “Pets As Therapy” program. One is even training to become a fully fledged Guide Dog!

All breeding dogs at Goldkey are tested for hereditary defects and we aim to produce puppies of high quality . Soundness, breed type and gentle temperament are imperative in our breeding program.

We should all aim to be the kind of person our dogs think we are.