Breeding Plans & Puppies

Topmast future Breeding Plans

2017--Diamond x Copper (pedigree)

2018--Kenzie x Ch Malagold's Distant Drummer                         (pedigree)     


2018--Ritzy x Beau-D (pedigree) 
        (litter will raised in California

2019--Mattie x ??    (pedigree)


We are planning a breeding of our Diamond to Copper October 2017



to

HRCH High Times Applejacks Mike MH WCX CCA **



 
Pedigree of the breeding:




    Both Diamond and Copper are healthy dogs with no chronic health issues.  
No allergies, hot spots, and wash & wear coats.  
Both have OFA Good hips, normal elbows,  clear eyes and heart.   

 Copper is 23 inches at the shoulders, Diamond is 20 3/4 inches.

For those looking for something different, this breeding is based on solid diverse working pedigrees in all venues with low COI.
 
Sire and dam are smart, biddable, athletic and talented- enthusiastic for any game. 
Very good and honest in the water too!
 
They are both delightful and loving companions in well built, 
structurally sound packages. 
We expect moderate high-drive biddable, active, birdy pups. 
They should have good on & off switches. 
Capable of doing agility, obedience, and field, and cuddles at home.
This combined pedigree has outstanding ancestors that should 
contribute to terrific pups.
 They should be ready to take on the world and do anything asked of them.
 Great dogs are in the pedigree....outstanding working dogs and producers  with good health and longevity.

We are keeping a pup from this litter ourselves, as we think this is going to be an outstanding breeding.


Diamond





Diamond is the daughter of our sweet great hunter Chime and grand-daughter to our foundation dam Abbi.  She is petite, smart, sweet and oh-so willing.  
Diamond's only hindrance to her competition career has been my work schedule.  
She has her HRC Started title and Working Certificate in the field and actively hunts pheasant with Tom almost every week during the season. She finished her JH with 5 passes straight. She is doing well in her rally and obedience training, and recently obtained her Rally Advanced title.   
Diamond is a team player who loves to work with Tom and I.  
She is easy and calm in the house, but ready to go in an instant. 
She loves to cuddle.


Copper is a Master Hunter who has 40+ Master Hunt test  passes  to date.
He has qualified for the Master National three times in his six years.   
His owner describes him as 69 lbs of pure power and love.  
He loves to work and is very forgiving of correction.  
His owner was very involved in the breeding to get Copper.  
She was present at his conception and his birth, so knows him inside out.  She loved his sire Shag at first site and is proud to say Copper has lots of his traits.

Copper is named after his breeder's late husband Mike, who was a police officer nick-named "Copper".  




We have had difficulties getting Diamond pregnant, so we will be doing natural breedings to Copper and hoping to get pups with this breeding if Lady Luck blesses us.

Reservations for this breeding are available.



Puppies should be ready to go home around March 18, 2018.



Please keep in mind that our breeding program focuses on producing correctly structured performance and hunting, and a few breeding goldens. We seek to place most of our pups in working homes that compete in more than one arena--field, agility, obedience, conformation, tracking--or that work their dogs in hunting, or serious pet-assisted therapy. If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy from one of these litters, or would like further information on a future litter, please contact us via e-mail at  piedpiper2000@juno.com





Typically, we have a litter every one to two years.
In the beginning, we co-bred with Gayle Watkins of Gaylan's Goldens. We are breeding under our own name now, but we are still breeding with her guidance and teachings. Our litters are whelped and raised here in our home, in the middle of all our daily happenings. They will be raised according to the Avidog  standards .   When they are old enough, they will spend the last 3 weeks walking in our fields and woods, swimming in our pond if weather permits, meeting lots of people and getting to know their relatives. We spend our time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners. 
Before contacting us about a puppy, please read the following portions of our website to be sure that we and our dogs are right for you: 




All of our pups experience the following developmental protocol:

  • Bio-Sensor exercises from 3-17 days of age
  • Introduction to a different novel scent from 3-17 days of age. To learn about this, watch an interesting webinar Introducing Scents in Neonate Puppies by Gayle Watkins PhD, about this program she developed. 
  • Click  http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/multimedia/video/
  • Regular socialization with people of all ages and sizes
  • A physically and mentally stimulating environment appropriate to their age
  • Problem solving exercises, again, appropriate to their age
  • Socialization with dogs other than their dam
  • Introduction to solid food after 5 weeks of age followed by natural weaning, often not until 8 or 9 weeks
  • Daily walks in the fields and woods after 6 weeks (weather dependent)
  • Regular opportunities to swim (weather dependent)
  • Introduction to game birds
  • We do not remove dew claws. Click on the link to see Dr Chris Zink's article on why we don't.  Dew Claw Removal article

For more about how we raise our pups, check out

How we Raise Our Puppies

If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy, please contact us via e-mail at piedpiper2000@juno.com

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Past Breedings 
2014 was a big year for us,  
 


 
 

 
KARLI HAD 6 PUPPIES!!

Our 2014 breeding took place around the middle of March with one of our 
co-owned girls, five year old Karli.

All puppies have gone to their new homes.  Look for them on the Liquor Litter Page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topmast Goldens:    piedpiper2000@juno.com
 
Karli's owner:  Myra   lexaar@comcast.net
 
 
 



 
Topmast Goldens' other co-breeding took place late fall 2014 when Bonny was bred to Manny.
Bon and Karli are littermates.
(Bon) Can. CH. MOTCh Topmast Take the High Road WCX GRCC VCX VHOF OHOF Am. CD JH WCX CCA (3 MH legs) was bred to
(Manny)

CH HRCH Beau Geste Being Ramiroz CDX MH WCX** DDHF VCX.

The twelve puppies were whelped and raised by her owner, Pam Martin in Ottawa, Canada, of Audeo Goldens.

All 12 puppies have gone to their new homes.  Watch for them on the Road Litter pages.
 
 
Bonny
 
 

 

 
  
We expected lovely, working dogs that would be capable of following in their parents footsteps of CH/MH and that's what they are developing into.
 
Topmast Goldens: 
Pat & Tom Swallows
Otisville, MI
810-631-4892
 
Bon's owner: 
Pam Martin
Audeo Golden Retrievers
Mountain, ON
613-989-6163
 
 


 
Please keep in mind that our breeding program focuses on producing correctly structured performance and hunting, and a few breeding goldens. We seek to place most of our pups in working homes that compete in more than one arena--field, agility, obedience, conformation, tracking--or that work their dogs in hunting, or serious pet-assisted therapy. If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy from one of these litters, or would like further information on a future litter, please contact us via e-mail at piedpiper2000@juno.com





Typically, we have a litter every one to two years.   
In the beginning, we co-bred with Gayle Watkins of Gaylan's Goldens.  We are breeding under our own name now, but we are still breeding with her guidance and teachings.   Our litters are whelped and raised here in our home, in the middle of all our daily happenings. They will be raised according to the Gaylan's standards .  When they are old enough, they will spend the last 3 weeks walking in our woods, swimming in our pond if weather permits, meeting lots of people and getting to know their relatives. We spend our time getting to know them so we can match them well with their new owners.
Before contacting us about a puppy, please read the following portions of our website to be sure that we and our dogs are right for you:



       

All of our pups experience the following developmental protocol:

  • BioSensor exercises from 3-17 days of age
  • Regular socialization with people of all ages and sizes
  • A physically and mentally stimulating environment appropriate to their age
  • Problem solving exercises, again, appropriate to their age
  • Socialization with dogs other than their dam
  • Introduction to solid food after 5 weeks of age followed by natural weaning, often not until 8 or 9 weeks
  • Daily walks in the woods after 6 weeks (weather dependent)
  • Regular opportunities to swim (weather dependent)
  • Introduction to game birds
  • We do not remove dew claws.  Click on the link to see Dr Chris Zink's article on why we don't.                                              Dew Claw Removal article

 

For more about how we raise our pups, check out

      How we Raise Our Puppies

   If you are interested in a performance or hunting puppy, please contact us via e-mail at piedpiper2000@juno.com

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Kamikaze

Chime

Previous litters:

Outer Space Litter---2012

  
For Chime's second litter, we welcomed FIVE little puppies from the Chime x Kamikaze breeding, born July 31, 2012.  Two boys and three girls. 

see their page at: 
http://www.simplesite.com/TopmastGoldens/13089740

.
We were thrilled to have bred to Kamikaze, bringing in a similar pedigree that we strive for, combining working/performance pedigree with conformation. A good looking working dog.
We think this combination of Kamikaze and Chime produced nice looking working dogs that will compete in all venues.

 







 




Gemstone Litter---2011   
 
 


For the sire of Chime's first litter, we  chose Rocky,
Wynwoods Wild Card SH CCA 

Litter pedigree: 
 
  http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=401723

  Rocky is owned and bred by Renee Schulte, Wynwood Golden Retrievers, a long time breeder of performance goldens.

   We made this choice for
several reasons; his field and performance abilities, his structure, and his temperament.  This young golden is progressing very quickly in his field training, easily earning his Junior and Senior Hunter.  His first two JH passes came in the fall of 2009 when he was just eight months old. He quickly finished his Junior Hunter when the hunt test season resumed early in 2010.  He went on to complete his Senior Hunter Summer 2010 with his owner/handler.  He passed his first Master Hunt test May 24, 2011!  He is training in Obedience also.
       Rocky completed his Certificate of Conformation Assessment under three well known breeder judges.  During the CCA, I was able to spend some time with Rocky and fell in love with his structure and temperament.  I watched him eating cookies with a four month old puppy next to his face, with not even a harsh glance at the pup.  What a fabulous temperament!           
   Rocky is maturing into a handsome, athletic golden with great attributes and future field and obedience potential.

  

    These puppies are
birdy with good structure and type, wonderful biddability, moderate high drive with good on and off switches, and fabulous temperaments.   
These puppies are growing up to be
good-looking golden retrievers that love to work.        
   Chime and Rocky both add great work ethic that have carried over into the puppies, making them versatile companions that are doing well in whatever venue their owners choose to compete--agility, field, obedience, or as personal hunting dogs.

Chime is six years old and some of her littermates include: 

* Gaylan's Juice Harp
    SH MX AXJ XF WCX PD2

* Gaylan's Drummer Boy
    CD RE MH MX MXJ WCX CCA VCX
     (Qualifed for the AKC 2010 & 2011 Retriever National)

* Gaylan's Bingsville Bugle
    UD JH OA AXJ NJP NF VCX CCA CGC

*
Gaylan's Brass Fire 'n Ice
     NAJ CCA CL1-H CL1-S CL1-R CL1-F

* Gaylan's Fenway Harp
     CCA TDI CGC

*
Gaylan's Symphony
    Extraordinary Hunting Partner



The Traveling Litter--2009
January 26, 2009

Abbi and Collin puppies (The Traveling Litter) was born January  26, 2009.

  Abbi was bred for her last litter to the wonderful and beautiful
Ch Buckeye Standing Ovation OS,
otherwise known as Collin, of
Buckeye Golden Retrievers.
Ultrasound had confirmed there were ten puppies in there, but we had ELEVEN!
WAHOO!!! Way to go Abbi and Collin!

See the Traveling Litter page for more pictures and updates on the litter.


We met Collin in 2004 when we went on a stud hunting trip with Abbi's breeder Gayle and friend Marcy.  We loved him just as much when we bred to him, as we did then.  

  The theme of the litter was the Traveling Litter
  This breeding produced intelligent, birdy retrievers with the drive and energy needed to excel at agility, obedience, and hunt tests, which they are doing with great gusto.
     
Litter pedigree  
 


  This litter was raised here with us, using Gaylan's puppy rearing program and evaluated using their adaptation of Sheila Booth's Positive Puppy Preview before going to their new homes around nine weeks of age.



  
     Irish Litter---2007
          Abbi x Rooster
                  July 10, 2007 

For her second litter, Abbi was bred to
HIGH TIMES RUN'N THE ROOST *** 
       UD MH WCX OS
http://www.minerskennel.com/studs/rooster.php

You can see the pedigree for this breeding at
http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=256882 


    The five Irish Litter puppies were born July 10, 2007.  This litter was co-bred with Abbi's breeder Gayle Watkins of Gaylan's Goldens.  The litter, known as the Irish Quints, was whelped and raised here until they were almost 7 weeks of age.  We then headed to Gayle's house in New York, where the puppies went for mountain walks, and had their testings and evaluations done before being placed in their new homes. 
  We were very excited about this breeding, combining two great high drive dogs with great on and off switches. 
The pups are fantastic in their drive, biddability, and birdiness.
Watch for them doing fantastic things in their working homes.




      Music Litter--2005             
          Abbi x Canyon
          April 28, 2005

For her first litter, Abbi was bred in early 2005 to the lovely
    TIMBEREE AT MONUMENT CANYON** 
            CDX MH WCX OS.
http://www.minerskennel.com/studs/canyon.php

   The Music Litter of nine beautiful babies was born April 28, 2005.  We did this breeding in conjunction with Abbi's breeder, Gayle Watkins, Gaylan's Goldens.  We think Abbi and Canyon complimented each other well, and they produced wonderful pups.  The pedigree for that breeding can be seen at
http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=161135

We were very excited about that breeding, our first adventure into the whelping box in 30+ years. 
We had a great time having puppies.  It was a wonderful experience for all of us.  The puppies turned out wonderful and are in wonderful homes.  You can see pictures of them on their web pages, along with pictures of Chime, the little girl puppy that we kept.

With Gayle, we tried to find great combinations with our breedings to obtain puppies with great health, longevity, and wonderful temperments. 

U-CH U-AGII U-CD C-ATCH Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CCA MX MXJ CD RA JH OAC EJC EGC PD1

   Abbi is a moderate high drive golden who lives for action, but has a wonderful on-off switch and is easy to live with.  She learns quickly, has wonderful work ethic and is eager to please.  Her temperment is stable, friendly, and trustworthy.  Her tail never stops wagging, but she's not a silly golden.  She has very dark eyes, full dentition and a scissors bite.  Her pigment is black, with slight winter fading of the nose.  Her coat is straight, easy to maintain, and sheds water easily.  She doesn't carry a lot of coat, which makes it easy to maintain and burrs brush out easily.  Her topline is level with a slightly sloping croup.  She has a correct tail set, but has been known to carry it a little high when excited.  She has moderate bone.
  Where Abbi excels is in agility.  She lives for agility.  We play in all five venues of agility, and she loves them all.  She was in the ribbons for all her titles.  She is very fast and once her mom learned how to react quick enough to that speed, we have become a wonderful team. We had a little contact problem in the past, but we have worked through that and we finished her MX & MXJ and we are working toward her MACH.  
      She is Tom's personal upland game hunting dog and I finished her Junior Hunter in Sept 05, with her son Shiloh finishing together with his dam.  She is a powerful swimmer and has a wonderful water entry.  Check out her water entry on her webpage.

  

Abbi finishing her UKC-CH

Abbi finishing her UKC Championship June 2002 with her good friend, Belgian Terv breeder Pat Morgan.