I have been in this wonderful Golden world for a VERY long time, buying my first Golden, as a pet, in 1967.  He turned out very well, and I got interested in the show ring through taking Obedience classes with him, whose trainer was a man who had show ring experience and encouraged me to 'give it a try'!  With a very novice handler, (me!), he gained a Championship within a year!  I became interested in everything Golden and all the participatory things you can do with them that would enrich our lives.

Eventually I purchased my foundation bitch from a repeat of a very successful breeding by a breeder back East, and this is how Smithaven started.  Over the years I developed a love for the moderately British, or "English" , style of Golden Retriever, blending them with American lines, with my goal to produce a moderate Golden with a lovely head and expression, a sweet and willing nature, and the natural ability to perform. 

I am proud to brag that many Smithaven dogs have been given the opportunity to prove themselves in the field.  Many have earned their Junior Hunter, WC, and WCX, but here I would like to honor those who have gone on even beyond this proof of field ability... 

WR Smithaven's Southern Belle CDX SH WCX CGC
WR Smithaven's Harwood Sunbeam CDX MH WCX CGC
MHR Smithaven's Gala Affair SH WCX (3 MH legs)
Smithaven's Nordic Nymph CD SH WCX 

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