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Family Photo's and History of Sand Dollar Retrievers



We are located in Kula on the Island of Maui on the slopes of Haleakala at the 3400 foot level, in what is known locally as "Upcountry Maui".

We acquired our first Golden Retriever in 1980 and our first Labrador retriever in 1992. We started doing obedience work with our dogs, but once we began showing our dogs in conformation in the early 1990's, we were hooked. Some of our most cherished friends are our breeder and dog friends.

We breed English style Labradors and American style Golden Retrievers with loving dispositions, which are the hallmarks of these breeds. All breeding stock is OFA and CERF certified. Most of our breedings are done by artificial insemination from top producing stud dogs, primarily on the mainland USA and Canada. We use both fresh chilled and frozen semen.

Breeding and showing dogs in Hawaii is quite a challenge as we are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, miles from any major land mass. Because Hawaii is a rabies free state, we have up to a four month quarantine for dogs coming into the state from any location other than England, Australia and New Zealand. We have imported our foundation stock from the mainland USA and most of them have spent one to four months in the state operated Quarantine Station on Oahu. Young puppies must complete a four month stay in quarantine before we can bring them home. Older dogs usually spend 30 days in quarantine after satisfying the State's "pre-quarantine" requirements. Just recently, the state has introduced a new program which allows for "airport release" of an older dog.

Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The government, economic and population center of the state is located on the Island of Oahu and most of the dogs shows are held on that island. Showing our dogs means loading them into crates for the 20 minute flight to Oahu, which sounds simple, but since September 11, 2001, nothing is simple when air travel is involved.

We are members of the Golden Retriever Club of America, The Labrador Retriever Club of Hawaii, the Golden Retriever Club of Hawaii, Aloha State Sporting Dog Association and the Orchid Island Dog Fancier Club.

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Ardie with HollySusie with WhitneyAngela, our daughter with Brandon and Nisa

Sheila, our daughter with BrandonZack our grandson with Gabby and QuincyFeeding time

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