Sandpiper Goldens originated
in Winter Park, Florida. I purchased my first dog: an Irish
Setter in 1973. I purchased my first golden in 1975.
In those days the dogs and I spent alot of time at the beach.
Their favorite pastime was to chase the little Sandpiper birds
along the waters edge. That was the beginning to Sandpiper
I purchased my first show
quality golden Rock Hill's Ticker Tape Parade WC in 1978.
I ruined Teak for the show ring by over training her but she did
produce the first specialty winning and group placing Sandpiper
I attended my first GRCA
national specialty in 1978. The goldens were magnificent.
I met Jake, Charlie and Teddy to name a few. I keyed into
Leslie Dove's Goldwing dogs and was fortunate to purchase my
next show golden from Leslie. Rhythm or BIS AM CAN BAH CH
Goldwing Le Cordon Bleu CD, WCX SDHF. Rhythm was such
quality that even I couldn't mess him up.
I met my husband Bill in 1984.
Bill was from North Carolina and handled show dogs
professionally. We were married in 1986. We handled
professionally together and made a great team. We
campaigned many breeds including goldens. These years were
a tremendous learning experience for me. We retired from
handling professionally in 1998. That gave me a chance to
get back to concentrating on my own dogs.
Sandpiper has had many
champions over the years with both Golden and Flat Coated
retrievers. Sandpiper has had Hall of Fame, Best in Show,
Group placers and winners, specialty winners, outstanding
producers, and many field and obedience titles. Most important
Sandpiper has had wonderful pets and companions and many great
friends through our Goldens and Flatcoats.
Bill and I are now located in
Pinehurst, North Carolina living on a beautiful golf course.
We only keep a few dogs and co-own most of our show puppies with
other golden lovers.
We breed a litter or two per
year. Health, temperament and adherence standard to the triple purpose of our
breed standard are of the utmost importance to our breeding