Breeding Golden Retrievers of sound temperament and proven working ability

Our kennel currently contains seven golden retrievers, all of whom live indoors with us during the day.  One is on the retired list but all the others work full time throughout the year picking up or doing tests out of season.

Pepper (Canburne Pepper) was born in 2003, homebred by us out of Gia (Tauvechan Honor of Canburne) by Catcombe Clever.  She used to pick up every week on the local shoot and is an excellent game finder but is now enjoying a well earned retirement.

In 2004 we bought in a bitch puppy, Saffy (Trevale Saffron of Canburne), who has now retired from trialing but is an invaluable member of our picking up team and is regularly shot over.  She has wins and many awards at open tests and was part of the victorious SW GRC winning team in the 2007 Golden Retriever Interclub Tests.

2011 Pepper2011 Saffy

In 2007 we bought in a cracking dog, Cane (Millrythe Kinrara of Dovespring), from his owners who were emigating to the United States.  He sadly is no longer with us but he fathered a number of litters, most recently to a bitch who came all the way from Switzerland.

Also in 2007, we mated Cane to Pepper, who produced a lovely litter of seven.  We kept two, Tepin (Canburne Tepin) and Gypsy (Canburne Gypsy), who are both delightful characters.  They have both been out picking up every week this last season and they are a delight to work.  Tepin has a hip score of 6:6, eyes clear.

2011 Gypsy2011 Tepin

In 2012 two new dogs joined the Canburne Kennel.  Currack, a young Grayspeed puppy, arrived in early March from Robin and Sue Gray in North Devon and settled in very quickly.  Then in July, Dram (Silverdyke Dram of Canburne), at a year old came down from Fife and has already been successful at several tests and got three awards during the last trial season. Dram was in the SWGRC team for the Interclub Tests where we came third last year.


The latest arrival is Kazia, who at 9 weeks old has just arrived from Glynn and Trish Smith's Jackalantern Kennel in Biddestone.  She is bold, confident and a touch headstrong but has a lovely temperament and has already settled in.


Bruce and Ann started working and breeding golden retrievers in 1985 and since then we have won numerous awards in field trials and working tests.  We have regularly run picking up teams at a variety of different shoots and we have held training classes for retrievers, spaniels and HPR breeds.  Bruce is on the panel of the Gundog Club, is an assessor and regularly runs training courses for the club.  He is also a field trial secretary, has judged many working tests and has also had the honour of judging at a number of field trials.


For further details contact:

Bruce and Ann Ross-Smith

Telephone: 01647 231656

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