Must be movie night at Malagold!


A "Grand" Finish for Schemer!

Schemer (Malagold Grand Scheme) was in Illinois for a weekend of dog shows, but it took only the first day of showing, and on June 12th, Schemer took Winners Dog for a 4-point major win which earned him his Championship title!!

New CH. Schemer, and his rosette for Winners Dog!

A "GRAND" finish indeed!


Another Title for Tucker!

Although the weather was horrid, around 50 degrees with rain and a lot of mud, the Malagold kids were well represented in the ribbons!

Geri and Flirt, Connie and Summer, Deb Puza with Tucker - fun in the mud!

Tucker (New CH. Malagold Tucker's Followin' The Flag CD, RE, AXJ, NF, AX), owned by Deb Puza and co-owned by Connie, added another title to his name by going Winners Dog at the Fox River Valley Kennel Club show on May 30, 2015, for the final point needed for his CHAMPIONSHIP title!!

For full show results, check out the Recent Events page!


There's a New Champion in the House!

Connie and Geri took a trip up to the Oshkosh Kennel Club show on Saturday, May 16, 2015, and Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) kept herself in the ribbons, winning the Open Bitch class and earning the final point for her Championship title!

Flirt (GCH. CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar) and Geri worked their magic , winning the Breed and going on to a Sporting Group 3 placement!

Girls rule at Malagold!


A Reserve Best in Show win for Flirt!

The Golden Crew was in Terre Haute, Indiana, for three days of shows, and day one ended with a huge win for GCH. CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar. On Thursday, April 16, Flirt won Best of Breed and went on to win the Sporting Group, expertly handled by Chris Jones. Flirt and Chris then earned top honors with a Reserve Best In Show win!!

Special "Thank You!" goes out to Chris for handling our "Flirt" so beautifully!

Congratulations to the ladies!

Flirt, with Chris Jones, after winning Reserve Best in Show in Indiana!

The rosettes don't get much prettier than that!


It's a "Grand" Sweep Through the South!

Connie and Geri packed up the motorhome and traveled south for five days of shows and Golden Retriever Specialties in North Carolina and Georgia. What a beautiful part of the country! And what a fun series of shows!

With very large entries for Goldens, Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) took Winners Bitch twice, for 3-point major wins on both days! Sweet wins for the Smooch!

But it was the team of Geri and Flirt, CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar, competing in the Breed Class every day, taking one Select Bitch win, three Best of Opposite Sex wins, and one Best of Breed win, leading to a Sporting Group 3 placement!

The wins for Flirt earned her enough points to complete her Grand Championship title during this trip!

Congatulations to Geri and her new GCH. Malagold Southern Belle Of WingStar!!
What a "Grand" team!

And that is how the Girls do it at Malagold!

(See complete show results here!!)


Flirtin' with a Chicago Blizzard!!

Starting out the 2015 show year with great wins and record breaking snow at the International Kennel Club show weekend in Chicago, Team Malagold once again braved the unpredictable winter weather and brought home the big wins with the Malagold Girls the last weekend of January.

Flirt, in the Big City!

The dogs had fun! On Friday, Summer (Malagold's Summer Rain) won her Bred By Exhibitor class and went on to a BBE Sporting Group 1 win with Connie!! Smoochie (Malagold's Sealed With A Kiss) earned a first place ribbon from the Open Bitch class and went on to go Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Breed!

The winning tradition continued on Saturday with Geri and Flirt, CH. Malagold Southern Belle of WingStar, winning the Breed and earning a Sporting Group 4 placement!!

Flirt, in the Big Group Ring!!

With treacherous weather closing in on Chicago, Team Malagold made the safe decision to drive back to Michigan before the almost twenty inches of snow closed the city!


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!!


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!

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8907 W. 'R' Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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