Ruadth Golden Retrievers
Although we mainly work rather than trial our dogs, the Ruadth Kennel's bloodlines have produced, Champions, trial winners and award winners all over the world - also test winners; obedience winners and top quality show winners.

By the creative and selective use of line breeding to the top UK Field Trial Champion lines the Ruadth kennel plans to produce real gundogs that are typical of their breeds. That is to say, dogs that clearly meet the breed standard, are as free as possible of hereditary diseases and which would not be disgraced in the showring, but whose primary function is top quality work.

Without compromising at all on working ability, we believe it is possible to breed the type of gundogs that were exhibited at the first dog shows - good looking breed typical working dogs. We breed golden retrievers that are REAL GOLDEN and REAL RETRIEVERS. There can be no finer recommendation for our breeding programme than to say we only breed when we want a pup ourselves out of a particular mating.


Ruadth Alder at nearly 12 years
of age

  Holway Serena of Ruadth at
4 years of age



Ruadth Alder

Hips 3:7

Eyes Clear
FTW Ruadth David Goltrieve Scooby Doo Billingham Tempest of Seamourne
FTW Carrignavar Lady Tasha
FTW Abnalls Heid of Ruadth FTCh Holway Corbiere
FTCh Standerwick Roberta of Abnalls
Ruadth Wigeon

(Litter sister to US title holder)
Irish FT Ch Highsea's Rocco Of Glenconway Eng. FT. CH. Earnsfield Teal
Holway Marie
Ruadth Shauna Eng. FT. CH. Rossmhor of Clancallum
FTW Abnalls Heidi Of Ruadth


Holway Serena of Ruadth

Hips : 5/7 = 12

Eyes: clear
FT.W Tauvechan Minstrel Holway Dickon FT.W Holway Dezzy
Eng. FT. CH. Holway Eppie
Leeglen Tornado of Tauvechan Eng. FT. CH. Rossmhor of Clancallum
FTW Deadcraft Dona of Leeglen
Holway Volley FTW Standerwick Remus of Merryway Eng. FT. CH. Earnsfield Teal
Eng. FT. CH. Abnalls Hilary Of Standerwick
Holway Evita FT.W Holway Dezzy
Eng. FT. CH. Holway Eppie

Virtually all the top UK FT trial lines have been incorporated into the breeding programmes for our golden retrievers and Alder also carries the old Irish lines being probably the closest living relative of the legendary David of Westley and also having links to excellent dogs such as Irish FT Ch Stubblesdown Vanda. Although nearly 12 years of age he is an extremely fit and good looking working dog. He was the only light golden dog in a dark litter and all of his offspring to date have been dark.

Holway Serena of Ruadth ( Pip) was selected from the last litter bred by June Atkinson to re-establish a bitch line. She is a full sister to Graham Cox’s FTCh Holway Martina of Wydcombe and although not trialled is fully trained and an excellent gundog. It would be our intention to breed from Pip in her next season.