Laurie's Yukon Gold CDX
The founding father of
Denali Kennels
Denali Kennels today...
Through our contacts in the DFWMGRC, we have been fortunate enough to introduce excellent bloodlines into the
Denali line and feel as though we improve the breed with each generation. We have also formed relationships with
kennels in other states. This has increased our choices in suitable studs. In our efforts to produce healthy animals,
we follow
GRCA guidelines by getting hip, elbow, cardiac and eye clearances on all of our breeding stock and
insisting that any outside stock that we breed to has proper clearances also. After health, our next concern is
temperament. The Golden
breed standard  describes the temperament as "Friendly, reliable, trustworthy. Hostility or
aggressiveness towards other dogs or people, undue timidity or nervousness in normal situations is not in keeping
with the character of the Golden Retriever." We develop the proper temperament with a program of breeding only the
best tempered of our Goldens and socializing the pups by whelping and raising them indoors, giving them daily
human contact and love. Of course, the dam and the sire, or a surrogate sire, are on hand to teach them all they need
to know to be a dog, while we teach them how to be man's companion. Testimonials from our puppy buyers tell us
that we are succeeding in producing excellent family pets. We hardily encourage everyone to take their dog to, at the
very least, basic obedience class. We enjoy training our dogs to show in obedience competition and have put
Obedience titles on most of our dogs. Lately, we have been making strides in Field training as well as Confirmation.
Q has earned his WC and we now have several UKC Champions. We feel like it's only a matter of time until we breed
"The Great One" that can do it all.
The English connection...
While having a casual conversation with a more experienced breeder, Laurie asked, "What do you think the next step
is that I should take with my breeding program to improve my line?" Without hesitation he replied that she should get
a stud dog from England. That is what he had done in order to produce many champions. Thinking that was
impossible, she forgot all about it until over a year later, while attending college, she saw a notice for an English Lit
class that would be traveling to England for two weeks. She quickly signed up for the course and called her mentor
to see if he could give her some breeders to contact while in England. He provided her with a short list, the most
promising of which was John & Jess Clark's Sinnhein Kennel near Glasgow, Scotland. Laurie fell in love with his
dogs, Sebastian & Toddy, as soon as they retrieved her into the house by grabbing the tail of her sweater and her
wrist and gently tugging. Unfortunately, the Clarks were no longer breeding Goldens, but John promised to keep in
touch and would let Laurie know of any breedings that she might be interested in. Nearly a year later, the message
came that one of Sebastian's nephews had been bred to one of his daughters at Petsan Kennels near Manchester.
Laurie phoned Ms. Susan Goodwin at Petsan and made arrangements to purchase a male. John would motor down
from Scotland to pick the pup and Laurie would fly over to bring him home when the time was right. That is how
Petsan Morgon (call name Q) came to Denali Kennels. Q was mentored by Yukon as a pup and was adored by all of
the Denali girls. He was a dream come true. He is waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge.
Denali Kennels Pedigrees & Titles...
Laurie has worked hard lately putting more titles on our pack. Training for conformation, obedience, rally, agility and
field takes many hours each week. Going to shows a weekend or two each month and bringing  home ribbons and
titles makes all that hard work worthwhile.

Laurie's Yukon Gold CDX ........................................................................................................................ Yukon*
Int'l CH NCH UCH  SHR Petsan Morgon CGC CDX RA WC ..................................................................... Q*
Int'l IABCA CH URO1 SHR UCH Denali's Talkeetna Tess RN CD CCA WC CGC ...................................... Tess
UCH Denali's Big Dipper CD .................................................................................................................... Scoop*
UCH One Ash Just N Boots CD CGC RA BN CCA ................................................................................... Boots
UCH Denali's Cinco De Maya CGC CCA .................................................................................................. Maya
Denali's Touchdown Hound BN CCA......................................................................................................... Hawkeye
Denali's Thanks for Bonding .................................................................................................................... James
Denali's Emerald Isle CGC ...................................................................................................................... Emma
Denali's White Jade At One Ash............................................................................................................... Jade
One Ash Rompin' Donkey at Denali CGC RN ........................................................................................... Romper
Denali's Red Carpet Premiere ................................................................................................................. Oscar
Denali's Girl With A Golden Sheen....................................................................................................... Sheena
Countrylane's Special Gift To Denali CCA........................................................................................... Spec
Denali's La La La La Lola....................................................................................................................... Lola
One Ash Nina Of Inverness Delane....................................................................................................... Nina
Countrylane's Desilu Of Denali.............................................................................................................. Lucy
Denali's Notting Hill............................................................................................................................... Bridget
Denali's Brigadoon................................................................................................................................. Fiona
One Ash Prime Cut At Denali................................................................................................................. Angus
Denali's Namesake For Leah................................................................................................................. Leah
Denali's Celtic Goddess......................................................................................................................... Miranda
                                                                                                                                         * waiting at Rainbow Bridge
Denali dogs are out there... DOING IT!
Yukon matured into a handsome "Hunk of Burning Love" and became quite a charmer. Rare
was the person or dog that he couldn't win over with his dynamic personality and humorous
antics. He introduced Laurie to other "Golden People" and they soon came upon his first
serious romantic interest,
Gold-Sun's Whirlwind, although he just knew her as Lucy. Yukon
and Lucy produced many fine offspring but only one was to stay with Laurie to carry on the
Denali Kennels line while the others went to loving homes all across the land to be someone
else's "Hunk of Burning Love." Sadly, Yukon and Lucy are no longer in this world but they wait
for Laurie at
The Rainbow Bridge and their Golden spirits are carried on by Denali's Kenai
Kiss and her offspring and her grand offspring and her great grand offspring and on and on
and on.
So you think you want a
Golden Retriever puppy?

Do your homework and find out
what you are getting into before
it's too late. There is nothing
cuter than a puppy, but they are
only puppies for a little while.
Then they are dogs that live well
past the age of 10 if taken care of
properly. That care will take more
of your time and money than you
probably intended to invest in
that little fur ball that you first fell
for. And speaking of fur balls,
you'll be sweeping them up
every day. How can one dog
lose so much hair? And there's
no such thing as shedding
season. They are either
shedding or "blowing coat" year
round. And then there's that
"retrieving" thing that they do.
They can't seem to restrict it to
retrieving birds in the field or
retrieving balls in the yard. Oh
no! They retrieve dirty laundry
from the hamper, never to it.
There's nothing like waking up
to a bed filled with dirty boxer
shorts and socks because your
faithful companion couldn't
sleep so he's been bringing you
"presents" all night long. Can't
find your purse, car keys or TV
remote control? Just ask the
"retriever" where they are. But
the absolute worst thing about
Golden Retrievers is that they
are so addictive. You can't have
just one. Sooner or later you'll
get a second or a third or maybe
even more. If, after hearing all
this, you still think you want a
Golden Retriever, e-mail me at
Denali Kennels and I'll try to talk
you out of it and then do my best
to steer you to a reputable
breeder in your area so that you
can get the best Golden available.
Intl-CH N-CH U-CH SHR
Petsan Morgon CGC,
CDX, RA, WC
His dashing good looks and
wonderful temperament are
consistently passed on to
his get. (gone to Rainbow
Bridge but available frozen)
Cash at the line
watching his mark.
Tess was such a sweet
puppy that Laurie just
couldn't let her go.
In the beginning...
Laurie went looking for a dog to be her companion. She wasn't certain, but she thought that she might like a Golden
Retriever. She went all about asking questions, for she had many questions, and read many books about pure bred
dogs. One day, she came upon a fine fellow who said that he knew of a Golden puppy that she might be interested in.
Now this puppy was the "pick of the litter" and had been reserved with a deposit before he was even whelped. But
alas, the people who he was being saved for moved across the land without picking up their prized pup and so the
"pick of the litter" was the last puppy left. Laurie saw this fine pup and it was love at first sight. Seeing this and only
wanting the pup to have a fine home in which he would be loved, the breeders of this fine pup let Laurie have him at a
reduced price since they had already pocketed the deposit money. Besides that, he was growing fast and eating them
out of house and home. So they cheerfully waved good-bye to Laurie and her fine new pup. Laurie looked at the
handsome Golden pup and said, "What shall I name you?" His coat was so shiny that it reminded her of the gold that
came from the mountains she had seen in Alaska. Then it came to her. She looked him in the eyes and said, "You
will be
Laurie's Yukon Gold."
Breeding for "The Great One"