Must be movie night at Malagold!


Everything is "Rosie" at the GRCA Nationals!!

Connie, Geri and the Malagold Crew traveled to the Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, held the week of October 27th in North Carolina. It was wonderful fun meeting up with friends from across the country!

The dogs had a great time as well, with Connie and Rosie, Malagold's Tequila Rose, winning the Puppy Sweepstakes Junior Bitch 12-15 Month class with an entry of 22 puppies! And they continue to compete in the regular 12-18 Month Puppy Bitch class, earning the blue rosette from an entry of 36 puppies!

With an entry of 22 bitches in the Bred By Exhibitor Bitch class, Connie and Smoochie, Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss, take the second place rosette on that day! What a fantastic showing for the Malagold Girls!

Geri and Flirt, CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar, make the cut in a huge Best of Breed entry!

Geri and Flirt at the GRCA National Specialty

What a great week for the entire Malagold Crew!


Mr. Pat - A "Double" Champion!!

Mr. Pat and his owner, Pam German, earned a CHAMPION TRACKER title on Sunday, October 12th, in Delavan, Wisconsin, where Mr. Pat absolutely nailed his final tracking test, the VST or Variable Surface Tracking test. This win gave Mr. Pat his Champion Tracking title and the first Show Champion and Tracking Champion of record for Malagold!!

The New Champion Tracker!
Mr. Pat - UKC CH/AKC CT CH Malagold's Patriot, BN, CGC

This is an amazing feat by Mr. Pat and Pam, who completed the 769 yard VST track in under 20 minutes. According to the AKC, "A Champion Tracker (CT) is awarded only to those dogs that have earned titles at all three tracking levels – TD or TDU, TDX and VST. If a dog is awarded the CT title, he is among the elite of those active in tracking."

Pam German with Mr. Pat and his VST award!

This is our Mr. Pat - an elite tracker and a consumate shownman!


A "Summer" Spectacular!!

It was a beautiful "Summer" day as Geri guides Malagold's Summer Rain to Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and a 3 point major win at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club in July 5th! What a great day for Team Malagold!

"Summer" and Geri, with a major win at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club show

See complete show results here!!


A Spectacular Specialty in Illinois!!

It was a long day, with an early start from Michigan on Saturday, June 14th, but well worth the drive to northern Illinlois and the Golden Retriever Club of Illinois Specialty shows.

The Malagold Family was well represented in the morning, with Rosie (Malagold's Tequila Rose) going Best In Sweepstakes, and Tucker (Malagold Tucker's Follow'n The Flag CD, RE, AX, AOJ, NF) winning the Open Class and going on to take Winners Dog for a five point major win!! Congratulations to owner Deborah Puzo on a very exciting win for Tucker!!

Geri and "Rosie" taking the points at the GRCI Specialty!

The afternoon was equally as thrilling as the Malagold Girls stepped up to the plate with Rosie knocking it out of the park with a win from the 12-18 Month Bitch Class, and going on to take Winners Bitch and Best of Winners! Flirt (CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar) stays in the ribbons with a Best of Opposite Sex win from the Breed Class!

A long day for both dogs and owners, but everyone had a great time, with ribbons and rosettes shared by many!

For complete results and pictures when they arrive, check out the Recent Events Page .


Geri and Smoochie - A Bred By Exhibitor BIS WIN!

It was a great day at the Fox River Valley Kennel Club show on Saturday, May 31st, as Ray (CH. Malagold Tanqueray) and Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) made the day trip with Connie and Geri, and brought home the big rosettes from the competition!

Connie and Ray win the Breed and take home a Sporting Group 4th rosette, while Geri and Smoochie win the point from the classes and the rosette for the Best Bred By Exhibitor Golden Retriever.

The team goes on to compete in the Bred By Sporting Group and wins that, and continues on to take the Best in Show rosette to top off the day!

Way to go Team Malagold!!


Another Champion Crowned!!

It was a fantastic weekend for the Malagold Crew at the Kalamazoo shows over the last full weekend of May. Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) is in the points and Rose (Malagold's Tequila Rose) earns her first point!

But the weekend belonged to Flirt (Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar) who takes Winners Bitch on the last day of the weekend, for that final point needed to earn her Championship title!!


Lots of Rosettes and a New Champion!!

Team Malagold drove to Wisconsin for the Northern Flyway Golden Retriever Club Specialty show over the weekend of April 26-27, and went back to Michigan on Sunday evening with numerous wins and a new Champion title holder!

Saturday was Pystol's day as "Malagold's She's A Wild One" wins the rosette for Winners Bitch, earning her a second major win and a New Championship title! Congratulations to Pystol and Melissa on this big win!

Sunday belonged to Flirt (Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar), who won Breed honors from the classes by going Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Breed, with Geri guiding her all the way!

Geri and Flirt going Best of Breed, with Melissa and New CH. Pystol

Click on the Recent Events page for more news and photos of the thrilling weekend!


Schemer and Geri in the Ribbons in Indiana!!

The Malagold Gang spent Easter Weekend in Indiana, and Schemer and Geri were the big winners each day! On Saturday, Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) goes Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed, with Geri guiding the way from the Bred By Exhibitor Dog class! Rose (Malagold's Tequila Rose) wins the Puppy class and Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) wins the Bred By Exhibitor Bitch class, but it is little baby Rose that earns the point! Schemer and Geri go on to earn a Group 4 rosette in the Sporting Group on Saturday!

Geri and Schemer - a Sporting Group 2 placement!

And it is a repeat of the class wins on Sunday, with both Schemer and Rose taking the points and Schemer winning the Best of Breed ribbon, going on to a Sporting Group 2!

What a fun weekend for the Malagold kids!


Great Wins in Indiana!!

Took a drive to Auburn, Indiana, for the Logansport KC show on Sunday, March 09, 2014, and had a great day! Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) takes Reserve Winners Dog, while the girls strut their stuff, with Summer (Malagold's Summer Rain) winning her Puppy 9-12 Month class, and Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) earns the Winners Bitch honors after winning the American Bred class! Ray (CH. Malagold Tanqueray) takes the Best of Breed honors and goes on to earn a Sporting Group 3 rosette!! It was a fun day for the Malagold kids!


It's "Triple" the Wins for Schemer!!

It was three days of shows in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this frst weekend of November, and Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) takes Winners Dog each day for three more points towards his Championship title! Pystol (Malagold's She's A Wild One) earns the Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex ribbons on Saturday and Sunday, with Ray (CH. Malagold Tanqueray) taking the Best of Breed honors on Sunday!


A "Grand" Weekend!!

This was a busy show weekend with so much to report! Pystol (Malagold's She's A Wild One) makes a day trip to Ohio, returing with the Winners Bitch and Best of Winners ribbons from the Mad River Valley Kennel Club, while Geri and Connie meet in Illinois for weekend of shows, where Geri wins the Winners Bitch ribbons on Saturday with Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) and Connie puts the last point on Dreamer (Malagold's Chasing A Dream) to complete her Championship title on Sunday!

It is certainly a great weekend for the Malagold Girls, but Geri and Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) show everyone what the boys can do and take back to back Ribbons for Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed wins over the weekend! The team continues their winning ways by earning the Bred By Exhibitor Best of Breed ribbon, going on to win the Bred By Exhibitor Sporting Group and top it all by taking Bred By Exhibitor Best in Show!!

Geri and Schemer - Bred By Exhibitor Best in Show win!

Not to be overlooked is Chunk (Malagold Thick As A Brick) - a Schipperke puppy bred and owned by Geri, who won the Breed on Saturday. It was his first time competing in the Breed class since earning his Championship title over the summer. Great job for the little guy!!

It was certainly a GRAND weekend for the Malagold family!!


Big "Dreams" Come True!!

After winning the Bred By Exhibitor Class, Dreamer (Malagod's Chasing A Dream) goes on to earn rosettes for Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 4 point major win at the Michigan Sporting Dog Specialty show on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Ann Arbor!!

Connie and Dreamer - the Dream Team!

The very next day, Dreamer goes Winners Bitch yet again for another 4 point major win!!

Dreams can come true at Malagold!


Geri and Mr. Pat Earn That "CH" Title in a BIG WAY!

Happy Father's Day to Our Big Flag, as his son, Mr. Pat (Malagold's Patriot, TDX) and Geri Gerstner Hart had a GREAT day in Grayslake, Illinois, at Little Fort Kennel Club of Waukegan. With a Supported Entry from the Golden Retriever Club of Illinois, Mr. Pat and Geri go Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed over a good number of Specials! Then Team Pat goes on to compete in the Sporting Group and comes out with a Group 4 placement!

Mr. Pat and Geri, winning Best of Breed!! What a great team!
(Photo courtesy of Dale Joachim)

What a great way to finish that Championship!!


Rally 'Round The Malagold Title Holders!!

"Sunshine" - The First AKC Titled Therapy Dog for Malagold!!
"Stoney" and "Sunshine"
- The Latest Rally Competitors!!
"Hemi" - Now officially fast!
"Winnie" - Adds "excellent" to the TD title!
"Winnie" - is a H.I.T with a score of 199.5/200!

Malagold's Country Sunshine, RAE, ThD added the new AKC Therapy Dog title to her resume in July of 2011. What an honor for the Malagold Family to have Sunshine be the first in the family to have earned such a working title! She is a certified Therapy Dog and along with her owner, Deb Caukin, makes numerous visits to hospitals, retirement establishments and rehabilitation centers just to brighten someone's day. Sunshine and Deb - a very special team and the ThD is a well deserved honor.

Malagold's Country Sunshine, RAE, ThD added the Rally Advanced Excellent title to her name on April 02, 2010, by completing the final leg of an extended series of Rally Trials in both the Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent competitions. Congrats to Deb Caukin and Sunshine!

UKC and AKC CH. Malagold's Stone Sour RE, OA, AXJ, CGC - Stoney has added the Rally Excellent title to his ever increasing list of accomplishments! This is one very busy boy! Congratulations to Stoney and Melissa Davis!

Malagold's Fast Cars 'N Freedom RE, OA, OAJ, NF - Hemi adds the Novice Fast agility title to her resume! What a versatile girl she is! Congratulations to Melissa Davis and her great girl, Hemi.

Malagold's Winter Storm Fairy, TDX added the Excellent to her Tracking Dog title on October 10, 2010, by completing the arduous Tracking Dog Excellent test in Vermont.

Malagold's Winter Storm Fairy, CD,TDX added the Companion Dog title on April 11, 2012 , with two first place and one second place finishes in competition with an average score of 196 out of 200 possible points, with a High In Trial honor included! This was achieved by earning a score of 199.5 points!! Practically perfection! Congratulations to Kathleen Goodman and Winnie!

Check out the accomplishments and photos of the newest title holders on the recent events page!

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At Malagold, we are certainly proud of all the titles and honors that have been earned by the many exhibited and working Malagold Golden Retrievers. Make sure to keep up with all the activities on our recent events page!


The Malagold Extended Family!

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This is Kleara relaxing at the "Mud Pack Puppy Day Spa" in upstate New York.
Isn't she pretty? She works very hard to keep herself looking this good!

We love to hear from those who have made a Malagold puppy part of their family! And....we are happy to share their stories! Come along on the journeys - past and present - of these dogs and the families that they loved so much. Click here to share in the tales of their love of their canine companions.


Connie Gerstner Miller
Geri Gerstner Hart
8907 W. 'R' Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Klaranne Spearbraker, Kennel Manager
Melissa Davis Tripp, Dog Show and Handling Assistant



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