for a moment with Laura's personal dogs...
at Lake Erie"
soul mate KC's Mystic Fortune
of Barty "Fame" was an exceptional dog - truly amazing
and talented in both field and obedience. He was purchased from
the KC Kennel in Austin and his ancestors go back to the Holway
Kennel (June Atkinson) in England who
developed the field Golden as we know it today in the United States.
In order to closely replicate the immense desire, biddability, and
sheer joy in Fame, I thought "why not go back to the source?"
So, I established a relationship with Mrs. Atkinson and she agreed
to sell me a puppy. "Quest," Featherquest
Jade was the first dog I imported from England; so I went on
a "quest" for an exceptional Golden Retriever.
"Desi," Holway Destinee ByDesign was the third import
from England; hence, I found my "destiny" in my search
for an impeccable Golden Retriever. ByDesign is my official kennel
though I started competition obedience with Dobermans, I have been
a Golden Retriever enthusiast for a long time - some 20 years or
more. When I decided to purchase a Labrador Retriever, the names
were inevitable: ByDesign's Side Step a/k/a "Stepper".