Summer Brook The Twilight Bark CD RE BN
London is my outgoing, loving, and confident dog who I have high hopes for in the obedience ring. She is active when she needs to be and loves to work. However, she can switch into her calm loving alter-ego in a heartbeat. Even as a puppy, she would often go into a down position when going up to children. It’s almost as if she sensed that her down position was a comfort to little ones.
London loves to share her toys with people. She is constantly bringing us toys just to show them to us. We take them and then give them right back. She loves her “Give and Take Game”.
London is also the smartest dog we’ve ever owned.
Most notably, London is probably the cuddliest dog we’ve ever had. She thinks she’s a lap dog and still at over 2 1/2 years of age, she will curl her entire body up to fit into a lap. Then, she gently lays her head up on your chest hoping you’ll gently stroke her face and neck.
London’s Health Results
Hips—BVA 3/4 click on the score to verify
Elbows—BVA 0:0 click on the score to verify
DNA Health Test Results for London
PRA2 – She is either a clear or a carrier. Her dad, Luke, is clear. Her mom, Tara, is either a clear or a carrier. Since all our boys are clear, we won’t test London (unless at some point we consider using an outside stud that is not clear. Then we’d of course have her tested.) PRA1 and PRA2 are recessive genes. If one parent is clear, no puppies will be affected by it.
Ichthyosis – clear. London was identified as Miss Pink. If you look at the entire document, you’ll see that we were really blessed with this litter. All 4 girls were clear. Their dad was a carrier and their mom was clear. Statistically, we should have had 50/50 clears and carriers!
K9data.com is the website that Golden Retriever breeders have posted pedigrees on for years. On this website, you can follow the dogs lineage back many many generations. However, the website was attacked in late September 2022 by a virus and they are still trying to rebuild it. Most of it is now restored, but below are some details on much of her pedigree beyond what k9Data has on it. The ages and information is what I know as of October 2022.
London’s Mom: OTCH RACH Summer Brook Nothing But Love UDX OM3 RM2 RAE2 PCDX CGC (Tara; still living with us, active and competing in obedience trials. She is still healthy at almost 7 years)
London’s Dad: Dream Max Lugo CGC. (Luke). I got Luke from Jennie Andersson at Dream Max in Sweden. Jennie is a VERY well respected breeder in Europe and in fact she will not sell her dogs to anyone in the U.S. unless she knows them. Even then, she does not ship them and there are less than a handful of American breeders who she has trusted with one of her dogs. I had a mutual friend to recommend me and then I had to fly to Sweden and spend the weekend with Jennie and her family before being approved to take one of her dog’s home. Over the years, I have been to Sweden three times to meet up with Jennie and get dogs from her.
Luke is now living with friends in Florida. He is 8 years old and still healthy and active.
London’s Mom’s Mom: Summer Brook Always Have Hope (Hope has been gone from us since she was about 5 years. Last we heard from her owners I believe was early this year and she was still healthy. She is 11 years old now)
London’s Mom’s Dad: Tramin Tangerine Dream CDX CGC RE (Jack is 11 years old and living with friends of ours that we keep up with regularly. He was born in the Ukraine and came to live with us at 6 months of age. He is still healthy and active.)
London’s Dad’s Mom: Luke’s mom is Abnall’s Scarlett. Scarlett was bred and born in England. She was raised by Jennie Andderson at Dream Max. Jennie is no longer breeding Goldens to my knowledge and I have lost touch. However, if alive, Scarlett would be well over 15 years I think. I would guess that she has passed by now.
London’s Dad’s Dad: Luke’s Dad was from Spain: Spain CH. SE U(U)CH. DK. CH(U)NOCH NORDCH. (CH.CIE.) First Come Del Valle De Pielagos (12/16/2009 ; Call name: “Eliott” ; Gender: M ; Honorifics: Multi.CH. Eliott lived to be over 13 years. I do not know how he died.
London’s Great Grandparents on London’s Mom’s Side (I cannot remember this far back about her dad’s side)
I remember further back on this line because I personally owned the dogs or bred to them. The other dogs not listed are grandparents of dogs in Europe that I at one time checked out very carefully. However, it’s now been over ten years.
London’s Mom’s Mom’s Mom: Skylon Enchanting Grace. Gracie was our very first, our foundation bitch. She is still alive and health at 13 1/2. She lives with the same friends who have our Jack (see above).
London’s Mom’s Mom’s Dad: Etched in Sand v.d. Beerse Hoeve – Reuben was owned by and lived with our good friends at Honor Therapy Dogs. He died of a tic born illness at either 10 or 11 years of age. Reuben was bred in the Netherlands, the son of an English show Ch and a Dutch show Ch.
London’s Great Great Grandparents that I can remember
London’s Mom’s Mom’s Mom’s Dad: Best in Show Specialty Ch. Giltedge Traveller, J.H. W.C.X. Gulliver was from Australia.
London’s Mom’s Mom’s Dad’s Dad: Champion Xanthos Apple Jack
Hopefully the K9 Data website will be back up soon for more complete information on the dogs back further in London’s pedigree that I just can no longer remember.
More Pictures of London
Pictures starting here and below were taken when London was 16 months of age.
Pictures of London’s First Litter
Videos of Past London Puppies
Below is a video of London’s first litter of puppies practicing down/stays on the day they turned 9 weeks. We start our puppies out on a raised bed for the stay exercises in order to keep then from developing a habit of creeping forward. Once staying still is taught, we begin practicing on the ground.
The next video is of those same puppies learning to heel. It was also filmed the day puppies turned 9 weeks. Before teaching puppies to move in heel position, we start puppies out with the demonstrated stationary exercises. Dogs often have difficulty staying in position while moving on a leash because they were never taught how to find the correct position when not moving. We teach these stationary exercises as soon as puppies can move one or two steps in heel position and before we begin moving with them more than one or two steps.
See the Our Dogs page to see our other girls.