Our first Golden was purchased in l963. This fluffy dark golden puppy became Aust Ch Carwoola Sherry Lee CD, following this came Aust Ch Alinig Golden Orlando CD.
Aust Ch Kyvalley Charming CD became Goldtreve’s foundation bitch, Charm was from Mr R H Philp’s Kyvalley Kennels (if anyone is lucky enough to have Roy Burnell’s book “Gundogs for Field and Trial” it features Fred with Charm retrieving in the field). We had another 2 lovely bitches from Bob Philp, who were full sisters to Charming.
Over the years Goldtreve imported 3 Goldens from the United Kingdom to infuse new blood into our Australian lines which has been very successful.
Our ideal Golden was Eng Ch Camrose Cabus Christopher and Joan Tudor from Camrose fame was kind enough to send Christopher semen to Australia in 1976. Our first litter by Christopher arrived in 1979 – 3 males, 3 females. The 3 males were to gain their Australian Championship Titles.
Over the years Christopher sired 3 litters for Goldtreve resulting in 7 Champions, with one a Grand Champion. We are thrilled that after 28 years Christopher semen was sent back to Joan Tudor and a litter of 9 puppies resulted from a mating to Camrose Xellent Tearose. This is a world record that will go down in Golden Retriever history books and we are proud to have been part of it. Camrose Time to Return, retained by Joan, gained his Junior Warrant and UK Championship Title.
Goldtreve has been fortunate enough to have been able to breed back to Christopher and so keep the lovely type we love so much. We hope in the near future to once again produce more Christopher children.