Gerstner Miller began Malagold Kennels in DeForest, Wisconsin, in
1964, with a breeding program that encompassed both the sporting breed
of the Golden Retriever and the spirited working breed, the Alaskan
Malamute - hence the formation of the Malagold moniker!
concentration on the breeding of quality Golden Retrievers became
the primary drive for Malagold, which has continued through the current
tenure at Malagold. A true family of Golden Retrievers exists at Malagold
due to the focused effort in breeding a consistently high quality
dog that properly conforms to the long-established standard of the
Geri and Connie
with Corey and his kids
In the early
1970's, Connie applied for and was approved as a licensed All-Breed
Professional Handler, which lead to her current interest as a licensed
AKC judge for the entire Sporting Group.
A very important
part of Malagold focuses on the work that Connie did with her daughter,
Geri Gerstner Hart, a top Junior Handler and currently licensed by
the AKC to judge Junior Showmanship competition.
Kennel Review nomination, in 1987, of Best Female Professional Handler
of the Year to Connie and Best New Professional Handler of the Year
to Geri, was a significant accomplishment for the mother/daughter
team. Connie and Geri worked together to build Malagold into a highly
respected line of Golden Retrievers, with a foray into Schipperkes
and English Cocker Spaniels not to be discounted. In addition to the
Goldens, you will always find a Schipperke playing in Geri's back
a Malagold baby - it's Demi at 12 weeks!!
as it is today would not be possible if it were not for the continued
support of the wonderful families that bring our dogs into their homes.
Maintaining a healthy, beautiful, and loving family companion is of
utmost importance in the breeding program at Malagold.
We hope as
you view our dogs via the website, you will see the pride in all we
have accomplished throughout our long history at Malagold and our
wish for the future generations of "what a Golden Retriever