Welcome to our land of Gold. Bill and Myself (Barbara) are located in Phoenix, Arizona.
We have been involved with Golden Retrievers since 1996. I had wanted a Golden Retriever for as long as I can remember. We did our homework and found a sound, well bred dog. Dozer and I started out in Obedience. We took Dozer to a basic obedience class, and were just amazed at his intelligence and eagerness to work for us. Dozer and I continued on to earn our CD (Companion Dog) title. He could have easily gone on to obtain his CDX, but Bills and my interest swayed to the Conformation Ring.
We bought another Golden, but this time a beautiful little girl for the show ring. This pup ended up with a few health problems, so we ended up spaying her. She did prove her intelligence also, earning her CD title as well. We finally purchased a well bred golden from Sunshine Golden Retrievers. Her name is Sunshine's Hell'ps on the Way, aka "Topaz".
Topaz has turned out to be our foundation bitch. She is my heart dog, and has gone on to produce dogs titled in most all areas of Competition. Topaz most importantly produced our Garbo and Gable. These two beautiful dogs have done wonders for us here at Valor. Garbo received a Judges Award of Merit at Westminster 2005, an invitation to Crufts in England, and a Judges Award of Merit at our Golden Retriever National in 2004. She's a 2 time GRF Top 20 Twenty Qualifier and has won multiple Specialties, before she retired the spring of 2006. Her brother Gable was a Top Twenty Qualifier in 2006. He still competes occasionally at Specialties.
We have now grown to a family of 8 Goldens. Please come in and meet my family here at Valor Golden Retrievers.