Sierra is our golden retriever. 7 years ago, my husband said he wanted a dog. Our children were very young at the time, so I knew I wanted to find a dog that was really good with kids. So I searched for breeders in my area. Goldens and labs are known to have bad hips, elbows, and eyes. I wanted a breeder who took great care to breed healthy dogs and who didn't interbreed them. Our breeder bred Goldens for show, so Sierra has more of a blonde coloring and is a broader build than the other Goldens who are red in color and slimmer in shape. In fact, Sierra's daddy is a champion show dog named Bojangles. The breeder only sold the dogs that she didn't think would be show dogs, but we think Sierra could have been a great contender. The breeder was serious about her dogs, as she wouldn't sell them to just anybody. Instead of me interviewing her, it was more like her interviewing our family. Nor, would she let us pick out our puppy or see the pups until she was ready for us to pick her up. Based on my family's description, she picked out the puppy she felt would suit us best. She certainly knew what she was doing because she gave us a smart, beautiful, healthy dog and we couldn't have picked one out that was any better.
|Sierra with her birthday toy.|
|Sierra at 9 weeks old.|
Yesterday, Sierra turned 7 years old. We picked her up when she was 9 weeks old. Hard to believe that she is 50 years old in dog years and is considered a senior. The vet declared her healthy, but at her age now, her sight may start to blur when she sees things at a distance. Although she is aging, she still acts like a baby and loves getting attention. Happy Birthday Sierra!!!