Vana, pictured at left with her handler and trial secretary, earned her obedience title by taking First Place in two separate competitions. And, she competed against 60 other dogs.
The breeders here at Liberty Run strive to breed Golden Retriever puppies that are easy to train, calm, and healthy, just like Vana.
Twenty years ago when we began Liberty Run, we could have started our endeavor with “beauty pageant” Goldens (those are the ones with “Champion” in their title. Or “hunting” Goldens. They have their own titles, too. Our research found beauty pageant pups were plagued with weaker health – both mentally and physically. Hunting doggies were a bit too energetic for our taste.
Instead, we began our breeding program all those years ago with Goldens that came from kennels specializing in obedience. Yes, there are “obedience” titles too, and you can earn them with your Golden. It’s the type of title that Vana earned. Our Harley did, too. That’s Harley at right.