Lil Bit-O-Goldens started over 30 years ago when I bought my husband our very first Golden Retriever as a Christmas present. My husband had always wanted a Golden Retriever, while I preferred Collie's. After having a Golden, nothing else has quite compared.
I became a hobby breeder of the American Golden Retriever's until about 17 years ago when I discovered the English Golden Retriever. After searching and learning more about the English Golden's, I finally decided to purchase one. After being on a waiting list for almost 3 years, I finally got my very first English Golden from The Netherlands. I never thought that you could ask for a better dog then the American Golden's, until I received my English girl. Since then I have switched my focus to raising the English type Goldens.
My main goal is to raise healthy, good tempered, family pets with the potential to be excellent show and/or breeding dogs. All puppies are born in my home and are handled daily from the time they are born to the time they go to their new homes. I have several grandchildren who come around frequently (more so when we have puppies, and here I thought they came to visit me!) that love to play with and help socialize our puppies.
I have been a board member of Wisconsin Vest-A-Dog since it was founded in 2005. Vest-A-Dog is a non-profit (tax deductible) organization that raises money to buy bullet proof vest for K9 Officers. Vest-A-Dog has helped vest over 180+ dogs in Wisconsin, with many more still in need of these vest that help save their lives.