Specializing in Breeding and Training Golden Retrievers for 40 Years.


Hi Barb, just got back from vacation and boarding Piper(Lyla/Reagan)at North Oaks Kennels.  The folks there said he was really a smart dog. This is likely a great compliment as the owner’s father-in-law was the first person to win a national field championship with a Golden Retriever.  Many years ago I owned one of their pups and I liked to think he was the smartest retriever I ever had to date.  Of course, I spent a lot of time with Mooser and that really helps.  One of the employees at North Oaks said Piper (80 lb.) was flat-out a genius: he understood so many words she used with him.  So thanks again for such a great pup.  I actually agree with her. He seems to almost intuitively understand what you want him to do.  Take care. Bob