Thank you to the breeders who have chosen Brogan to be a part of their breeding programs.
Previous litter information and puppy pictures can be viewed on the Past Litters page.
Am. CH SHR Mirasol Nose No Blarney RA JH OA OAJ NF CCA WC VCX OS (UKC & Int'l CH)
OWNER: Kathleen Flaherty
BREEDER: Alison & Ray Desmarais
DOB: March 21, 2004
SIRE: BIS BISS Am./Can. CH OTCH CT Highmark Mirasol Once A Knight VCD4 UDX3 TDX JH MX MXJ WC VCX OS SDHF OBHF
DAM: Am. CH OTCH CT MACH VCCH Mirasol's Femme Fatale UDX OM2 NJP OF WC VCX OD OBHF; Can. CDX
Brogan is a moderate dog standing 23 inches at the shoulders and weighing approximately 65 pounds. He has a beautiful, masculine head with soft expression. He has jet black pigment with no fading and scissors bite with full dentition. He is nicely proportioned and balanced with good angulation in both front and rear, substantial forechest, nice shoulder layback and a rock solid topline. His coat is light to medium gold, straight with ample feathering. His movement is effortless and clean.
Brogan's sire (YOGI) is a very happy, confident boy who has been successful in every venue. Some of his more notable accomplishments include: Number 1 Golden Retriever 2002, Best of Breed at the 2001 and 2002 Nationals, Best of Opposite at the 2008 National, Top Twenty winner 2002, JAM Westminster 2002, most titled golden ever to win the National Specialty, multiple Best In Show and High In Trial winner, first SDHF golden to earn OTCH, first and only SDHF and OBHF in breed history.
Brogan's dam (NIKITA) has a strong work ethic and a heart of gold. Her outstanding accomplishments include: finished breed championship with 3 majors, earned OTCH with 8 High In Trials, earned a perfect score of 200 out of Utility, multiple High In Trial winner, earned Versatility Champion title (VCCH) which comprises championships in obedience, tracking and agility. Nikita is the first breed champion of any breed to achieve all these championships.
BROGAN has done very well in all venues we have tried. Late to mature, many of our earlier shows were just for fun and experience. When he was ready, the judges recognized it and Brogan finished fairly quickly. He was shown to his Championship by Joan Cleary. Some of the highlights from his conformation career include: multiple Best of Breed wins from the classes over specials, Group First from the classes, his first major was 5 points, very high scores from 3 esteemed judges for his CCA evaluation. In limited showing as a special, he has earned a Group Second and has 8 SDHF points. He has shown great aptitude in the field and quickly earned his WC, SHR and JH. We are currently training and competing in agility and rally and will add obedience and tracking to the list as time allows.
Brogan's stellar temperament and fun-loving personality make him a joy to live with. He truly embodies the breed standard which states in part "Friendly, reliable and trustworthy", and "...possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident". He has a wonderful work ethic and desire to please. He loves to retrieve and is happiest when he can have a toy or a bumper in his mouth. When we're at home, his favorite pastime is swimming and jumping in the pool. He's very intelligent with high trainability.
Brogan's overall "package" of pedigree, structure, breed type, work ethic, personality and, most importantly, temperament, has made him my dream come true.