Sundancin’ Goldens had its humble beginnings in Gresham, Oregon in 2005 when we adopted our first Golden Retriever. Abby was a beautiful Golden with the sweetest disposition and Champion lineage from her sire, Reggie. We wanted to breed her, so we looked for the right male for her and chose Strider from Anderson Goldens in Oregon City, Oregon.
Our next Golden was Agent Sunshine (Strider x Abby). Sunshine was our therapy baby. We had intended on selling him but fell in love with him. His first touch was from my hands, and he spent his puppyhood growing up at my side and at my feet. Sunny had an uncanny sense of providing love at needed times. We took him to hospitals and care homes as a young dog, visiting patients to cheer them up. He was always a lover and readily offered it to those he visited.
Sunny passed in December 2021 after siring 17 puppies. Our family misses him tremendously. He left us with a ton of loving memories. After retirement, we moved to Ocean Shores, Washington. When our Bearded Collie, Roxy got sick with cancer, Sunshine was by her side always comforting her until the end. We knew he would need a new companion when Roxy was gone, so we stepped up our search for a mate for him.
We were interested in English Cremes. Some research says that English Goldens have longer lifespans, lower cancer rates, and shed less than their American-bred counterparts. Coat color can range from very light golden to creamy white. English Creams have a lovely big head, lower set ears, larger eyes, and deeper chests – they also have a stockier build and a more powerful, athletic look. We found Peaches from Finch Creek Goldens in Matlock, Washington. Her sire, Blizzard is from the famous Dewmist line so we knew we were getting a great breeding dog.
Peaches is a hugger with lots of energy and great physical stamina and health. She loves to run on the beach and when the weather permits she gets a daily run. We call her “Surfer Girl” because her run isn’t complete until she’s hit the waves. She is especially affectionate and when she greets people, wraps her paws and arms around the waist, laying her head against the chest, always gently. Peaches has a long wavy light cream coat and is a great momma. She has a sweet personality; is patient and decisive.
Casper (Sunshine x Peaches) is our keeper from the Harvest Moon Litter. There he was (at 3 weeks) just sitting and watching the others rough house and play, and then decidedly with intention to join in only when he wanted to. He was one of two white puppies, and he was the gentlest out of this litter of nine. As he has matured, Casper has developed into a confident gentle giant. He’s very obedient and will want to hug when he’s called, but independent and prefers his own space. He loves being outside and prefers the front porch so he can guard our home. Casper is a beautiful specimen with a long straight creamy coat and square sturdy head.
Sasha is our “Little Red Riding Hood.” We brought Sasha into our program because of her rich dark golden coloring and field coat quality. Sasha is Casper’s breeding mate. She is a spicy, fun little girl with a small lean body. She has a quirky personality and loyalty is her best feature. She loves her people and always is close to our sides. Sasha x Casper’s Summer Dream litter is here now. We are taking applications for their forever homes. This beautiful litter will be ready for adoption after July 15, 2023.