Drove out to Young to pick up our new family member, roaringly named Simba, from a reputable breeder who have been breeding golden retrievers for over 20 years. Their pups have made their way through various competitions and some have found duty through Guide Dogs Australia.
After seeing him for the first time, he was the largest of the litter and the most energetic, playful and explorative. It would seem that he was the alpha of the group, thoughts that were later reaffirmed as he dominated pillows, towels, ugg boots, etc. Being a puppy, he has a knack for tasting and chewing everything: daffodils, rose bushes, branches, weeds, rocks, metal railings…
His formal name is Rivajazz Simba and he has potential for something big, but probably take after me and be a champion snorer.
And his pedigree:
- Sire: Montego Chandon On Ice (S: Ch Shogold Champagne On Ice, D: Ch Montego Absolute Bliss)
- Dam: Montego Star Dreamer (S: Ch Inniscroft Keep the Faith, D: Inniscroft Twinkle-Li’l-Star)
Simba was born on 30/7/12. Young is slightly over 2 hours drive from Canberra but the drive was pleasant both there and back as we were lucky enough not to have any toilet accidents.