Spirits Golden Retrievers
Donna & Barley
Sherri & Z
We actively compete in agility, hunt tests, obedience and dock diving with Z and Barley.
All in all, we have a very busy life with our dogs and we love every minute of it!
We both have had dogs most of our lives, but had never seriously trained dogs until we got our first Golden Retriever. We got Bailey in January of 2002 because some friends had a cute little Golden puppy that they got from some "breeders" in Stephenville. We had to have one, so we got Bailey from the same breeder. Unfortunately, we didn't have the knowledge to ask for health clearances, and we had no idea what a "reputable" breeder was. We discovered Bailey had hip dysplasia when he was nine months old. After doing research, we decided to have TPO (triple pelvic osteotomy) surgery on him. As it turns out, it was the best thing we could have done because he was a very active boy. He earned titles in agility, hunt, and obedience.
The rest, as they say, is history.
We are currently proud members of:
Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club (DFWMGRC)
Golden Retriever Club of America
Dallas Agility Working Group ("DAWG")
Lonestar Hunting Retriever Club
And are associated as friends with the breeders on:
DFW Golden Breeders
Donna is currently the President of Dallas-Ft Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club.
Sherri is a past board member of DFWMGRC and the Dallas Agility Working Group.
We were co-chairs of the 2013 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty
held in Wichita Falls, TX in October 2013.
We are AKC Licensed Agility Trial Secretaries and work approximately
17 weekend agility trials each year for clubs in the Dallas-Ft Worth area,
Oklahoma, West Texas and New Mexico.
We have made so many "golden" friends and are truly blessed that we found this wonderful breed.
Sherri Farmer & Donna Todd
We live Northeast of Dallas TX, East of Plano on 2.2 acres, which gives our dogs plenty of room to run and play. About 3/4 of an acre is fenced for backyard (the ball-throwing zone), and the rest is used for agility equipment and room to work on hunting skills (the training zone).