First retrievers have appeared in our country more than 30 years
ago, but these wonderful dogs became popular in Russia only 10 years
The main center of retriever breeding in Russia is Russian Retriever
Club (RRC). Our club was established in 1971. All these years RRC
does all possible to make retrievers popular in Russia.
First Russian labradors
In this article I'd like to tell you about main etaps
of retriever development in Russia and name all most influential stud
retrievers. Beforehand I'd like to make excuses, because now breed
is developing in a very active way, and it's impossible to name all
nice Russian retrievers in this article.
So first Labradors have appeared in the USSR in the end of 60 - beginning
of 70-s of XX century. Today such names as FISHDUCK'S KENNEBAGO RAIDER
(USA), RED STAR (Canada), SUSANNE OF HAMPSHIRE (UK), BRUTUS FEROKIUS
(India), PINKY (UK) have become history - since these dogs history
of Labradors in Russia has begun.
First Labradors were taken to our country by people, who were very
far from dog shows - they worked in Ministry of Foreigh Affairs, diplomats,
so it's obvious that the majority of that dogs were only pets, but
not show-labradors. It was very difficult beginning of breed in Russia,
during quite a lot of time we hadn't independent breed club, but were
a little section at Newfoundland club. Only when in the USSR lived
50 labradors, it became possible to organize Retriever Club. Even
people who liked Labradors knew about this breed practically nothing.
Every new representative of a breed who appeared in the USSR was a
real gift, because it was very difficult to make any breeding, we
had a great shortage of new lines. People in Russia didn't know new
breed, even there wasn't clear breed standard. Now it's really strange
to see photos from that times, at shows there were 5-10 labradors,
not more, but in general Labrador owner of 80-s were very active,
they visited all dog shows and tried to advertise new breed in the
USSR. In the beginning of 80-s Labradors lived only in Moscow and
From very first Labradors we had several litters: A1 - 06.09.1979
(FISHDUCK'S KENNEBAGO RAIDER + ZENTA), in this litter ANDRA (owner
Lode M.) was born, the first Labrador in Riga; B1 - 08.04.1980 (FISHDUCK'S
KENNEBAGO RAIDER + SUSANNE OF HAMPSHIRE), in this litter appeared
BIMBO (owner Spiridonova V.), BAGIRA (owner Clesov A.), BRENCIS (owner
Iltinya), BERI (owner Conuhov); V1 - 22.07.1980 (FISHDUCK'S KENNEBAGO
RAIDER + PINKY), were borned VACSINA TUMARK KATRIN (owner Lapina E.),
VIR TUMARK KATRIN (owner Blinchevski). 12.05.1982 in Moscow appeared
the litter G1 (ZAMBO + SUSANNE OF HAMPSHIRE), in these litter GEISHA
GREKAM STAR (owner Pushenkova S.), GOLF GREKAM STAR (owner Bakaldin
Y.) were borned.
Olga Teslenko with Zenta, 1982
In the end of 1982 in Moscow was imported the grandson
of English Show Champion KINLEY SKIPER, black male BRANDY SNAP (owner
Harchev V.). This male became real salvation for the breed, he had
quite a nice pedigree. From BRANDY SNAP in the USSR we had 4 litters:
in Moscow - litter D1 (DANIEL TUMARK BRANDY, owner Bazikin A.) from
mating BRANDY SNAP + VACSINA TUMARK KATRIN; litter E1 (EVA KINLEY
STAR, owner Teslenko N.; ELLE KINLEY STAR, owner Trifonova R.) from
mating BRANDY SNAP + ZENTA; litter J1 (JULIETTA ROYAL PEARL, owner
Kalmikova E., JAK ROYAL PEARL, JAKLIN ROYAL PEARL and JANNET ROYAL
PEARL were taken to Riga) from mating BRANDY SNAP + CHRISTIE OF BLACK
HOOVE (Netherlands, owner Kudinov Y.), also in Riga was born a litter
from BRANDY SNAP and BERI (litter C1).
Lubov Trifonova with Elle Kinley Star and Eva Kinley
RRC President Natalia Teslenko and Olga Teslenko
with Eva Kinley Star
In spite of knowledge lack about Labrador breeding in
the world, even in that time in ouf country sometimes appeared Labradors
of nice quality. In 1984 to Moscow was imported yellow male from England
- BARON (owner Philippova L.), grandson of English Show Champion OTHAMCOURT
SHANE OF SADDIE. BARON became a very important stud dog, he was used
in breeding till 1994 and among his children there were some very
successful Labradors, for example: ZORNIE TUMARK BARRY (owner Efremov
A., mother - VACSINA TUMARK KATRIN), JAKBAR KORSAR (owner Hasminski
M., mother - JAKLIN ROYAL PEARL), BAER TINNIE (owner Portyanaya L.,
mother - JAZ ERMINA), ANPRI VESTA BARI (owner Bogdanov V.) and ANPRI
VAYDA BARI (owner Sirotinski M., mother - TUMARK PRETTY JERR), BANOR
ZLATA NIKSI (owner Mironova E., mother - VIRGASH NORA), BARK NEVIS
DAN (owner Mamaev B.) and BARK NICE DAN (owner Gorbanev D., mother
DENBAG KINLIE) etc.
One of first RRC members Natalia Vlasova with labrador
Labrador retriever Baron
In 1989 to Moscow from India was imported one more yellow
male which had English lines - RAJ (owner Baydashin V.), this male
also was used in breeding. His most famous sons were RAJEV ELLING
STAR (owner Myateznaya L, mother Eva Kinley Star) and ZOR LORD BARRIE
(owner Efimov E., mother Zornie Tumark Barrie), these dogs also were
influential stud dogs.
Labrador retriever Raj
For example, ELLING was a father of Rus.Ch. KINEL BARBIE
DAN (owner Teslenko N.), KINEL BESSIE DAN (owner Shlafshtein G.) and
KINEL BEATRICHE DAN (owner Lashina N., mother DANBAG KINLIE), ELAM
URMA ZAFI (owner Kudryavtzeva L., mother ZAFI AMALTEYA), ELZOR URGA
BARRIE (owner Shkuratova L., mother ZORNIE TUMARK BARRIE) - exellent
blood bitches. Many famous show-labradors are offsprings of ELLING's
Labrador retriever Kinel Barby Dan
Labrador retriever Elsor Yurga Barry
The most famous son of ZOR LORD BARRIE is Int.Ch. LORTZ HARVIE (owner
Efimova E., mother FRENKIN TSERRIE), it's a first Russian Labrador,
who got title International Champion. HARVIE also used in breeding,
his most successful children are Int.Ch. RICHARD MAGNIFICO (owner
Polevaya L.), Int.Ch. REINA DEL KORASON (owner Kochetkova V.), Ch.
RICO VALIENTE (owner Kuznetsov A.), Ch. CENTURIION TIT KLODIY (owner
Kotelevskaya I., mother MARDZIE HAZEL), Ch. LOLITA BASSINGER (owner
Vasevnikova E., mother BARB SHERRIE STAR), Ch. KVENTIN KASTING VOTE
(owner Marulina E.), Ch. KARDIGAN JACK EDENDIE (owner Korotkov V.),
Ch. TESLA MARUN (owner Shevtsova C., mother Ch. MILADY) and many others.
Labrador retriever Lorts Harvy
In the beginning of 90-s popular stud male was black
SINBAD BUDDY OF RUSSIA (owner Algunov Y.), he had nice pedigree with
ancestors from many respectable English kennels: Sandylands, Tapeatom,
Ballyduff, Jancourt. Among Sinbad's ancestors are Sh.Ch. Sandylands
Royal Escort and Ch. Jancourt Ajoco Justice. Sinbad's children had
very beautiful heads and strong body. Even now Sinbad's offsprings
have exellent results at shows, his best children were Ch. SIN NIGHT
PORSH BARGIE (owner Ushakova O.), SIN NIGHT PLATON BARGIE (owner Plugina
T.), SIN NIGHT PATRICIYA BARGIE (owner Grobchinskaya, mother VIRGEISH
NIGHT GEIL), GLORSIE IDALINA OTHAMCOURT (owner Orlova M.), GLORSIE
ILYA OTHAMCOURT (owner Nizegorodtseva G., mother TUMARK GLORIYA RAD),
SINAUR THEODOR MAY (owner Somova A., mother RADZAL AURA RAIDER), Ch.
CMEY GLORY BATI (owner Zaytsev V., mother POM MEYSIE GRANT) etc.
Labrador retriever Sinbad Buddy of Russia
the end of 80-s to Riga was imported yellow Belgian
male WEST KING. In that time main Labradors centres in the USSR were
situated in Moscow and Riga, so breeders in these cities collaborated
closely to each other. In 1991 to Moscow was taken son from first
litter of SWEETTREES WEST KING and JAKLIN ROYAL PEARL, it was JAKVEST
FRAM (owner Kasatkin), from FRAM we had several nice litters, for
example his daughter FRAMIE SANDY IRAN (owner Bruevitch E., mother
POM MILDA GRANT) became one of the best brood bitch of Russian Retriever
Also in the beginning of 90-s to Russia were imported SILVER CLOUD'S
BORG (owner Metlov P.) from India, WINOKAPAU DUKE (owner Melenkov
V.) from England, OVIA VAN FRAVANCA (owner Orlova L.) from Belgium
and some other new Labradors. In that time in our country was a big
problem of "iron curtain" and specialist hadn't an opportunity to
import to Russia Labradors with real interesting pedigree, so the
majority of these Labradors had different drawbacks.
That's why in the first part of 90-s labrador's population in Russia
was quite numerous (especially in Moscow), but the quality wasn't
The situation changed after the liberalization of external relations.
Russian breeders received an opportunity to import really nice retrievers
from famous kennels!
Beginning from second part of 90-s in Russia appear more and more
imported Labradors from different countries.
In this period of time yellow English male BRENCARA JOHNNIE WALKER
- OLLE (owner Prokofieva A.) had an impact on Labrador development
in Russia. OLLE was a son of famous Sh.Ch. Rocheby Whisky Mac. OLLE's
puppies had very nice heads, exellent pigmentation, good type and
temperament of real Labrador! During several years OLLE was one of
the most popular stud male in our country, he had a lot of litters
in Russian Retriever Club and in other clubs and kennels. I'd like
to name some his successful children from Russian Retriever Club:
Ch. ALKOR ROS BERTA (owner Zelenina S.) and Int.Ch. ALKOR ROS BREDFORD
(owner Jdanovich M., mother FRAMI SANDY IREN), Ch. BLONDESS EMPIRE
QUEEN ESCORT (owner Myateznaya L, mother ATTIKONAK DANCE WITH THE
ANGEL), Ch. JOHNNIE JOHNSON TRESSY SLOW (owner Zamyatin A., mother
FLORIDA), Ch. ZVEZDA SEVERA JULIAN PATRIK (owner Shapiro V.) and ZVEZDA
SEVERA UNIKA (owner Murashova M., mother Ch. KINEL BARBIE DAN), Ch.
LITTLE RUSHIAN DIAMOND NIKOLOS (owner Nikolaev A., mother PLATCI MOLLIE),
Ch. MY LOVE HEART TARANTELLA (owner Panteleeva T., mother HADLY) and
Labrador retriever Brencara Johnnie Walker
In this period in Russia were registered first professional
Labrador kennels: "STENVEYZ"(owner Dimitriu T.), "TIMANTTI SOLID"
(owner Dreyer T.), "GOODQUITE'S - LOYALHEART" (owners Vinogradov A.
and Chesalina V.).
The first imported labrador of "STENVEYZ" kennel was chocolate male
from Belgium: STANLEY OF LUCIFER'S DELIGHT (Stam), he was a very influential
stud dog and founder of big line of chocolate Labradors in Russia.
His most famous children are Int.Ch. CHERNIY CHOCOLATE ESTEFANIA (owner
Lomokhova E., mother SINYAZ KRIS MAGGY DREM), Ch. MILADY (owner Suslova
V., mother Ch. CHIS SOLSBERRY LIFE), Ch. SIMONA (owner Savina T.,
mother FRABES TREISY) and others.
Labrador retriever Stanley of Lucifer's Delight
During first years of its work "STENVEYS" rented to
Russia two exellent males: yellow BLONDELLA BUTCH CASSIDY (UK) and
black QUATRO OF LUCIFER'S DELIGHT (Belgium), from these males in Russia
several nice litters were borned. The most successful children of
BLONDELLA BUTCH CASSIDY in Russia are: Ch. JAKLIN ARA (owner Korsakova
I., mother ERSIN CHANCY JUDY), Ch. ULRIF (owner Zatona N.), Ch. UILLY
(owner Kozlova E.), URSULA (owner Rumin V.), ULISSA KRAKSO (owner
Konushkova R., mother ELZOR YURGA BARRIE).
Labrador retriever Blondella Butch Cassidy
The most famous litter of QUATRO OF LUCIFER'S DELIGHT
in Russia, of course, is a litter from URFAMICINE OF LUCIFER'S DELIGHT
(Stenveyz kennel), the names of dogs from this litter are known by
every Labrador breeder in our country: Ch. STENVEYZ ALPEN GOLD, Ch.
STENVEYZ AIR MALE, Ch. STENVEYZ AGATHA CRISTIE, Ch.STENVEYZ ANGEL'S
MELODY and, certainly, STENVEYZ AMERICAN EXPRESS (owner Novikov A.)
- black male with yellow and chocolate genes, during several years
he was one of the most popular stud dogs in Russia. He is a father
of many Champions: Ch. ENS LUMENS MAGIC STONE (owner Novikov A.) and
Ch. ENS LUMENS MELODY OF SUMMER (owner Omelchenko K., mother ZLATA
LUNA), Ch. ARABELLA LUCKY BABY (owner Spirkina A., mother ZVEZDA SEVERA
UNIKA), Ch. DI KYADO BRIGITTE BARDO (owner Belobeeva M., mother STEFFIE
ALL), Ch. ENS LUMENS ZELFA BLACKBERRY (owner Nadvornaya O., mother
MELLANI), Int.Ch. TOMILA TEODORA (owner Slepchenko S., mother VLADA),
Ch. LIGHT TIGER (owner Zaletov O., mother Ch. MY LOVE HEART TARANTELLA),
Ch. EVA ROYAL PEARL (owner Kremneva K., mother ENOLA) and many-many
Labrador retriever Quatro of Lucifer's Delight
In the end of 90s in Russia lived chocolate male from
Holland - DUTCH MARINE OF THE DUTCH HIGHLANDS (owner Chernishov S.),
grandson of famous Ch. MASTER MARINER (UK). Unfortunately this male
lived in our country not long, and he had not many litters, but at
a later time in breeding used his son Ch. VOODY ALEN (owner Rojok
N., mother TERRY).
In 1998 yellow Labrador male from Finland STRONGLINE'S FLAME OF FAME
was rented to Russia for several months. This nice male had in our
country nine litters, his most known children are Ch. GREAT NEVIS
(owner Zah M.) and Ch. GERSIE ONIX (owner Lipinskaya V., mother PONEVI
YAGER KIN), Int.Ch. TINNIT SKAMPY LADY ABRICOS (owners Osokina T.
and O., mother OLIMPIKA), Ch. HIONIYA SNEZNAYA (owner Mashinskaya
O., mother ENRICA).
Labrador retriever Strongline's Flame of Fame
In general in Russia there sufficient lines from kennel
STRONGLINE'S (Finland), first of all, Labradors from "GOODQUITE'S
- LOYALHEART" kennel (Ch. STRONGLINE'S UNION JACK, Ch. STRONGLINE'S
KEEP SMILING, Ch. STRONGLINE'S DAZZLING SMILE) and their offsprings.
Also in Russia lived nice yellow male Int.Ch. STRONGLINE'S COMRADE
(owner Kotarov K.).
Also it's necessary to name exellent dogs from mating STRONGLINE'S
KEEP SMILING and STRONGLINE'S GOBLIN, in this litter borned important
stud dogs: Ch. LOYALHEART HAY HOW DEAR HEART (owner Shamova N.) and
Ch. LOYALHEART HANDY MAN (owner Kuteyshikov), among their puppies
there are many exellent show Labradors.
During many years absolute leader at Russian show rings was yellow
English male SRETLAW WEST IS BEST (owner Haminskiy A.), son of Ch.
SANDYLANDS MY GUY. Among his victories are International Champion,
5 RKF Champion, Russian, Belarus, Ukranian Champion, 10x CACIB, BOB
"Retriever - autumn 2002", "Retriever - autumn 2003". In 2005 this
outstanding male began to show at veteran class, and we wish him health
and long life. Besides exellent show results WEST IS BEST is nice
stud male, his best children are: Ch. VINI VANILI IS MITINO (owner
Poluda K., mother Ch. ABIGALE), Ch. YELLOW BITTLE TSAREVNA LEBED (owner
Rachenkova E.), Ch. YELLOW BITL TSARITSA (owner Scetinina N., mother
- BESELFOLK GRETHEN), Ch. CHINSANO BIANCO (owner Monakhova I., mother
JELAYU UDACHI YUNONA), Ch. RADIAN STAR JAKLIN KANDI (owner Kuznetsova
M.) and Ch. RADIANT STAR JERMON LUISA CHAMER (owner Zelenina S., mother
- Ch. ALKOR ROS BERTA), Ch. UILIAM KRAKSO BARRY BURJUY (owner Vasilieva
E., mother - Ch. KRAKSO ROSE ZOLDA BEILIS), Ch. JAK TAPS KAYMEN (owner
Oleksuk N., mother - YELLOW STONE AYA) and many others.
Labrador retriever Sretlaw West is Best
At the end of 90-s more and more people began to breed Labradors,
the interest to this breed was growing. In this time some new kennels
were registered: KAPAS SPIRIT (owner Lukashova S.), YANKEE GOODWILL
(owner Motor G., Sankt-Petersburg), "FROM MAGNIFICOS KINGDOM" (owner
Polevaya L. and T.) etc.
At kennel "KAPAS SPIRIT" now two successful litters were received
from Int.Ch. FOXRUSH SILK COPY (England): at 2001 puppies appeared
from this bitch and POOLSTEAD PART AND PARCEL (mating in Italy), from
this combination the most famous dog is Ch. KAPAS SPIRIT ASK POMEROY
HOW (owner Pavlova E.); at 2003 in this kennel appeared puppies from
World Champion SIREVA SECRET AGENT FOR FOXRUSH (mating in France),
from this litter I'd like to name young black male KAPAS SPIRIT BOND
JAMES BOND (owner Vasilieva E.), he began very successful Show career
and became Best Male at specialized Show "RETRIEVER - 2005" (judge
Liam Moran, Ireland).
Also big achievement of "KAPAS SPIRIT" is import of French Labrador
лабрадора POP STAR OF TINTAGEL WINDS, among his children there are
some very nice dogs, for example, the winners of biggest shows of
Russian Retriever Club: INGRID FOXY TAIL (owner Terekhova N., mother
- Ch. ENS LUMENS MELODY OF SUMMER), GUARDIAN ANGEL (owner Gladisheva
O., mother - Ch. BIOTTY), VREMYA MECHTI AFRODITA (owner Potovina T.,
mother - Ch. CHULPAN).
The kennel "YANKEE GOODWILL" (Sankt-Peterburg) imports Labradors from
the UK and the USA, the most famous Labradors of this kennel are SANDBAR'S
YANKEE TRADER (USA), WHITE WING AMERICAN SPIRIT (USA), LINJOR WISH
Labrador retriever Sandbar's Yankee Trader
In general in St. Petersburg during last years appeared
many serious kennels, which as a rule cooperate with Finnish breeders.
"STARS MARYLAND" (owner Lunnikova M.) and "KENSOLS"(owner Jirina E.)
achieved very good results.
In Moscow kennel "FROM MAGNIFICOS KINGDOM" specializes on breeding
of black and chocolate Labradors, this kennel imported nice black
male Ch. TJOTTE'S NEW YEARS KING AT MAGNIFICO from Sweden.
At 2003 to Moscow was brought English black male TAPEATOM GOODWILL
(owner Portyanaya E.), he is inbreeded to Ch. Sandylands My Guy and
Ch. Trenow Brigadier. Since 2004 this male is used in breeding and
his elder children began their show career.
Last years in Moscow very actively began it's work kennel "IRIMAN"
(owner Mihajlova I.), the most successful dog of this kennel now is
IRIMAN ELDORADO GOLD (Ch. Saturday Night Fever of Tintagel Winds +
Ch. Gloss Psie Lobby). Also this kennel imported to Russia some nice
Labradors (Ch. GLOSS PSIE LOBBY, Ch. YAREN YODA HERBU ZADORA, Ch.
FLANDER'S PRIDE CABBANA).
One of the most interesting import of last years were yellow male
Ch. PENNY ROYAL ERIC'S DUTCH TULIP (owner Yazikova O., Netherlands)
and chocolate FARNFIELD CHINGACHGUK (owner Yazikova O., UK).
Labrador retriever Penny Royal Eric's Dutch Tulip
It's very nice that in our country many retriever people are really
fond of their dogs, they participate in dog's shows in Russia and
abroad, in hunting tests, try to establish contacts with foreign kennels.
In future we will inform you about news in Labradors population of
Russia, but now it's time to speak about the development of golden
retrievers in our country.
The very first golden was imported to Russia by one of founders of
Russian Retriever Club Alexey Surov in 1989. It was American bitch
PRINCESS CHRISTINA OF KANSAS.
Princess Christina of Kansas with grandchildren
31 December 1991 in our country first golden retriever puppies litter
appeared, the mother was PRINCESS CHRISTINA OF KANSAS, and father
very nice and handsome American male RICHMOND EARL APRICOT (owner
Among Richmond's ancestors were many titled dogs. Unfortunately he
lived in Russia not for a long time. In 1993 his owners went to the
USA by their work. So, from Richmond we had only two litters. He returned
to Russia only in 1999, and at our Club Show "RETRIEVER 1999" participated
in veteran class. At autumn 2002 RICHMOND again visited at RRC Show,
he was in that time 13 years old, and of course, for all owners of
his descendants it was very interesting to see this nice golden.
Richmond Earl Apricot
In the beginning of 90s Vladimir Metlov imported to
Moscow excellent English bitch ZULU PRINCESS (Stesie). During all
her Show career she had a lot of victories. From STESIE we had two
successful litters. In first litter (born 13.07.1993) from American
male RICHMOND EARL APRICOT, we can mark out some nice goldens: RICHANA
VERLIE GOLD (owner Shilov S.) - Best Junior, CAC, Best Male; RICHANA
VICONT GOLD (owner Kuznetsova M.), RICHANA VALENTINO GOLD (owner Voropay
I.) - CW; RICHANA VEYS PATRICIA GOLD (owner Jukov S.) - Best Bitch.
All these goldens had nice temperament, strong bone and wonderful
In 1991-1993 in Moscow bit by bit settled the "colony"
of Indian goldens: male DAN (owner Podgornih V.), the brothers NIRO
(owner Materiy Y.) and DONALD (owner Gulyaev A.), bitch QUEENIE TIPTOE
(owner Chadova I.). All these dogs were relatives: QUEENIE's mother
- TRICIA, DAN's mother - DAFFY and NIRO's and DONALD's grandmother
- LADY AMBER were sisters; QUEENIE's father - RAPUNZEL'S WILD FIRE
was also grandfather of NIRO and DONALD. All these dogs were used
in breeding and influenced in some way to golden retriever development
in Russia. For example from QUEENIE we had two litters: in 1994 QUUNIE
TIPTOE + American male RICK IV (owner Desyatov Y.) and in 1998 litter
QUUNIE TOPTOE + Indian golden DAN.
From Indian male DAN we had three litters. In his second
litter (DAN + English bitch ZULU PRINCESS) were born only two puppies,
both "girls". One of them EUGENIA GOLD (owner Manelis A.) became the
class winner at International Show "Eurasia - 1997", 3-CAC, nice brood
bitch. The most titled DAN's daughter is ERONA GOLD (owners Teslenko
N.and O.), she is Russian Champion, on International Show "Russia
- 1997" (judge Sonia Belan Faletti - Italy) she became Best Bitch,
CACIB, RKF Champion. ERONA had several litters of exellent quality.
The first Russian Champion in 1995 became American male
HARDIE GOLD SUNNY PEN (owner Cherkasova L.). SUNNY PEN was typical
American golden of dark colour, he had one litter in 1996 from KRIS
BEATRIS CRISTIAN (owner Voevodin V.).
American Goldens Princess Christina of Kansas and
Hardie Gold Sunny Pen
In 1995 in Moscow came wonderful English bitch CRAIGIEHILL PERDITA
(owner Sato Miuki). PERDITA made in Russia exellent Show career, became
Russian Champion, RRC winner. In 1998 CRAIGIEHILL PERDITA went away
with her owners to Japan, but in Russia he had one litter. On summer
1997 she was mated to young Swedish male BALTGARDENS LYNDON B JOHNSON
(owner Tugarid D.). LYNDON had outstanding pedigree, among his ancestors
there English and Scandinavian dogs. At a later time LYNDON became
one of the best stud males in Russia, his children usually inherited
Baltgarden's Lyndon B Johnson
The litter of LYNDON and PERDITA was first "European"
golden litter in Russia, without any lines of American or Indian goldens.
In this litter 11 puppies were born, some of them went to Japen, the
important role in breed development played 4 goldens from this litters,
their names now know every golden breeder in Russia, this are: Russian
Champion, RRC winner TSVETAN VIRGE (owner Nikitina Z.), Russian, Belarus,
Moldavian Champion, RRC winner TSUKAT CRISTAL (owner Yazikova O.),
International Champion, Russian, Ukranian Champion, RRC winner TSUVASA
VERONIKA (owner Zemtsova A.), Russian, Belarus, Ukranian Champion,
4-RRC winner TSUBURA MIMOSA (owner Shamin E.).
In contrast to Labradors among goldens in Russia never
had been lack of new lines - permanently to our country new goldens
were imported. In the beginning of 1998 the first litter from male
GOLDSTEP ACOUSTIC SOUND (owner Semenova E.) was registered. ACOUSTIC
SOUND was imported from Sweden, in his pedigree we can find famous
Ch. Styal Scott Glengilde. ACOUSTIC SOUND was very successful at show
rings, he is International Champion, Russian, Moldavian, RKF Champion.
His influence to a breed development is really important, among his
children there are Russian Champion ZVEZDA SEVERA BARTON GOLD (owner
Kuzmichova I., mother ERONA GOLD), Russian, Moldavian, Ukranian Champion,
RRC winner ELANA CORSE (owner Shakkum T.) and Russian, Belarus, Moldavian
Champion ENTURA SHELL (owner Collar O., mother AFFI JOSEPHINA), Russian
Champions PRITI GOLDEN BLUS TERRY (owner Condrashina O.) and PRITI
GOLDEN BLUS TRACY (owner Lakomaya O., mother CHELSIE), Young European
Champion, Intenational Champion, Russian, Moldavian, Belarus Champion
EMAXIS EXCLUSIVE (owner Usikov D.), Russian Champion EDELVEIS (owner
Golovchenko A.), Russian Champion EFRI DIOSA (owner Fedoseeva E.),
Russian, Moldavian Champion ESTRELLA BLANCA (owner Lebedev K., mother
- TSUBURA MIMOSA), Russian, RKF Champion ZVEZDA SEVERA YARONA FIORDELIZ
(owner Melihova Y., mother ZVEZDA SEVERA YARONA FIORDELIZ) etc.
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In 1998 from BALTGARDEN'S LYNDON B JOHNSON and EUGENIA GOLD we received
very successful puppies, from this litter I'd like to mark out bitchrs
ADEL (owner Vozjova E.) and ABIGALE (owner Kalugina I.), later on
they received a lot of titles and have given excellent children. ABIGALE
was the first bitch in kennel "GALAXY STARS" (Ekaterinburg), which
now breeds retrievers in Ural.
Also on summer 1998 the litter from LYNDON and ONORE MISHEL (owner
Alonova E.) was registered, in this litter four champions were born:
ONORE D'ALON GERDA, ONORE D'ALON GOTIE, ONORE D'ALON GALYA (owner
Martirosyan N.) and ONORE D'ALON GERA (owner Scorondaeva E.). Two
bitches ONORE D'ALON GERDA and ONORE D'ALON GOTIE were purchased by
T.Hramchenkova to St. Petersburg and became the base of "AMBERGOLD"
kennel. Now this kennel is one of the most successful in St. Petersburg.
At spring 2003 T.Hramchenkova imported to Russia bitch XANTHOS ORINOCO
from famous English kennel XANTHOS.
Merry Christmass de L'Enclos du Chateau
At autumn 1998 on International Show "RUSSIA 1998" (judge
S.Blum - Brazil) BOB became young very nice dog MERRY CHRISTMASS DE
L'ENCLOS DU CHATEAU - CHRIS (owners Vishnevskie V. and M.), he had
exellent pedigree with ancestors from UK (Gillbryan kennel) and France
(Glen Sheallag kennel). CHRIS was one of the most influenced stud
males in Russia, he had given healthy goldens of exellent quality.
Among his best children are: Rus.Ch. ISTER LOVELY GIFT (owner Tselishev
Y., mother PATRICIA GOLDEN LADY), Int.Ch., Rus., Bel. Geo, Rum., Est,
Bolg. Ch. ZVEZDA SEVERA FRANCHESKA CHRISTINA (owner Barausova L.,
mother ERONA GOLD), Int.Ch., Rus., Geo., Lit., Est. Ch., RRC winner
GUSTAV LINE HEART (owner Smolovskaya S., mother YANTARNOE CHUDO SHARLOTTA),
Rus.Ch., RRC winner GRAND PRI OT KSUSHI (owner Lipilin V., mother
COMPLEMENT ALFA) and many others.
Also in the second part of 90-s on Russian show rings was very successful
the Irish golden male BRUKKAROS BART OF MOSCOW (owner Kosireva I.).
BART became International Champion, twice he became winner of specialized
shows of Russian Retriever Club, also he has given some nice children,
for example, CENT IN IRISH BANK (owner Dubrovina I., mother LOVELY
FOREIGNER UOTA GIRL) - Int.Ch., Rus., Bolg, Rum. Ch.; his sister CINDERELLA
GOLVAY (owner Vetoshkina T.) - Rus.Ch., TSUVASA CRAIGIEHILL UOLTERBY
(owner Circen O., mother TSUVASA VERONICA) - Rus., Lit., Bel. Ch.
Brukkaros Bart of Moscow
Golden retrievers became more and more popular in Russia. In 1997
to Russia was imported male from Poland - MR.MORRIS STASZEL (owner
Osokina T.). Now he is one of the most titled Russian goldens, also
he had a lot of puppies of exellent quality: winners of RRC specialized
shows - VILPAM ELEN CLEOPATRA LYANA (owner Bahurin S., mother ADEL),
YASMIN MAGIC FLOWER (owner Sharkina A., mother CHEMERITSA), YAMAMOTA
LIGHT VOTA (owner Shipkov O., mother CHEMERITSA), JASMIN PRINCESS
(owner Parnugina E., mother COMPLEMENT QUINTANA), Int.Ch. JERAR IS
PEROVSKOGO DOMA (owner Volodina A., mother LUNNAYA RADUGA DOLCE VITA),
Int.Ch. JERMINALA MISTIE MORNING (owner Malova N., mother FAITHFUL
DYNASTY IRIS) etc.
In 2000 in breeding of Russian Retriever Club was used marvelous English
golden male RAPPORTDEOR SHISHKA (owner A. Urusova - Jordan), unfortunately
we had only three litters from him. At one of these litters from strong
bitch BETSY TABOADA (Peru, owner Morosova E.) three Russian Champions
were born: SMOLIB BRIGITTE DELIGHT (owner Martova Y.), SMOLIB BEATRIS
SOLES (owner Morosova E.), SMOLIB BIANCA EMBA (owner Jukovski P.).
By the way, the owner of SMOLIB BIANCA EMBA - Peter Jukovski at 2004
imported to Russia the first bitch of new for our country breed -
Chesapeake Bay retriever CAROWAY'S CHESS QUEEN OF RUSSIA (USA). We
wish this wonderful breed successful start in Russia!
CAROWAY'S CHESS QUEEN OF RUSSIA
But let's continue our story about golden retrievers.
Now one of the most famous goldens in Russia is SANSUE SPORTING KNIGHT
(owner Netchaeva O.). He was imported from respectable English kennel
SANSUE after long negotiations and for all Russian breeders his appearance
in our country is a great luck! This nice boy continues the line of
legendary stud dog Ch. SANSUE GOLDEN RULER. Only during his first
year of show career SANSUE SPORTING KNIGHT 4 times received CACIB.
Now he is one of the most popular stud males in our country.
Sansue Sporting Knight
In general the year 2000 was very important for golden retriever development
in Russia. During this year to our country were imported three outstanding
dogs: SANSUE SPORTING KNIGHT (UK), STANROPH SUPER SHOTTO (UK) and
FLOPRYM I AM SWEDISH (Sweden).
STANROPH SUPER SHOTTO (home name is Boss, owner Chijova I.) was imported
from famous English kennel STANROPH. At the age of 15 months BOSS
became BOB at "RETRIEVER - AUTUMN 2001" (judge - M.Holm-Hansen), in
6 months again BOB at "RETRIEVER - 20002" (judge H.Fryckstrand).
Stanroph Super Shotto
Also at 2000 to Russia was imported excellent male from Sweden I'AM
SWEDISH. His owner Katerina Kubatkina is one of the first golden breeders
in Russia, she has taken her first bitch from Sweden in 1995. In Russia
she had bright show career, became International Champion, Russian
and RKF Champion.
Floprym Bon Appetit
In 1997 BON APPETIT was mated in Hungary to English
male JACKRALEE ONYX OF GALANS. The result of this mating was beautiful,
in this litter several Champions were born: Ch. SKANDY SUNRISE ARCTUR
(owner Germanova L.), Ch. SKANDY SUNRISE ANDANTE (owner Perepelkina
O.), Ch. SKANDY SUNRISE ALTSIONA (owner Smorodina V.) and Ch. SKANDY
SUNRISE ALBORADA. Now offsprings of this nice bitch have excellent
For example, ARCTUR'S children ZVEZDA SEVERA INGLATERRA SCOTLAND YARD
(owners Teslenko O. and N.), ZVEZDA SEVERA ILLORY SPANISH EYES (owner
Kusnetsova T., mother ERONA GOLD), OLLI BABY (owner Lubimova T., mother
GOLDEN RAINBOW OF WINDSOR BRENDA), SMOLIB HARRIET DREAM (owner Dmitrieva
E., mother AFFI JULI) are Russian Champions.
Russian breeders estimate very high the significance of FLOPRYM BON
APPETIT in breed development. At autumn 2003 we could see this nice
bitch at "RETRIEVER - AUTUMN 2003" (judge Tuus Van Adrichem Boogaert-Kwint),
in spite of her 8.5 age she was in excellent form and became Res.Best
Bitch. Next time she showed at "RETRIEVER - 2005" (judge Liam Moran,
Ireland) and became Best Veteran Bitch.
So at 2000 E.Kubatkina imported to our country her second golden from
the same kennel - FLOPRYM I AM SWEDISH, his home name is BIORN. BIORN
is a grandson of GB.Ch. GB.Ch. Paudel Easter Plantagenet at Kerrien.
At summer 2002 in Russian Retriever Club first puppies from BIORN
and Multi Ch. ZVEZDA SEVERA FRANCHESKA CHRISTINA were born.
Besides FLOPRYM BON APPETIT to Russia were imported from Sweden two
bitches: DREAM MAX EASTER MELODY and DREAM MAX SPRING MOON, from these
bitches golden retriever breeding in kennels "SANSIBILITY" (owner
Horunjaya Y.) and "STRONG STYLE" (owners Revenko T. and V) started.
"STENVEYZ" kennel has taken to Russia bitch GLENGILDE BRANDYSNAP from
UK, unfortunately she had only one litter, but in this litter 4 champions
of different countries were born.
In the end of 90 from Portugal were imported 2 males (CAMILO GOLDEN
OF FRANCO'S VALLEY and SAND PIPPER OF FRANCO'S VALLEY, owner Chernobaeva
L.). Among CAMILO's children there are some successful dogs of high
quality: LUNNAYA RADUGA BELMONDO (owner Aleshina K.), TIMANTTI SOLID
ALEX MALISH (owner Mironov V.), EXOTIC LAND ZOLLIE (owner Nefedova
Exotic Land Zollie
From time to time in Russia appear Polish golden retrievers
from different kennels. For example in 2002 to Moscow were taken WEST
FANTASY STASZEL (owner Osokina T.) and his sister WEST DAIZY STASZEL
(owner Vozjova E.), these dogs are inbreeded 3:3, 5:4 to great Standfast
Angus. At the age of 2 years WEST FANTASY STASZEL became Best Male
at "RETRIEVER - AUTUMN 2003" (judge Tuus Van Adrichem Boogaert Kwint
Robin Hood of Glen Sheallag
During the last years in countries of ex-USSR also appeared
some golden retrievers with very interesting pedigrees. For example
in Odessa live two goldens from legendary kennel GLEN SHEALLAG: male
ROBIN HOOD OF GLEN SHEALLAG and bitch REAL WORLD OF GLEN SHEALLAG,
owner E.Ushan. ROBIN is a son of World Champion PAUDELL PURE PASSION.
Now he is one of the most perspective stud male here. His children
have wonderful show results: his daughter TRAMIN APRICOT FIRE (owners
Kubatkina E., Valuyskaya U., mother REAL WORLD OF GLEN SHEALLAG) became
BOB at the "RETRIEVER - 2005" (judge Liam Moran, Ireland), LAD UNITY
AUGUSTA (owner Cheburahina L., mother SKANDY SUNRISE VISARDY) became
Res.Best Bitch at the same show.
At European Championship - 2002 Russian golden SANSIBILITY SPECIAL
ATTRACTION (Tottelina Oaktown + Dream Max Easter Melody,owner Matveeva
E.) became Young European Champion. At World Championship in 2003
Res.CACIB has taken also Russian golden GUSTAV LINE HEART (Merry Christmass
de L'Enclos du Shateau + Yantarnoe Chudo Sharlotta, owner Smolovskaya
S.), at this show have taken part 382 golden retrievers!
On spring 2003 at the age of 7 years to Moscow was imported SAHIB
NORSKEN - the only son in Russia of Ch. Standfast Angus.
Russian Retriever Club usually contacts with foreign breeders, for
us it's very important to receive recommendations of experienced golden
Thanks to Marianne Holm-Hansen (Tallygold kennel) in 2002 Rus.Ch.
EFRI DIOSA (Goldstep Acoustic Sound + Tsubura Mimosa) was mated with
Danish Ch. TALLYGOLD KNIGHT AND DAY. The puppies from this litter
were inbreeded to Int.Ch. Mjaerumhogda's Classic Sound. The litter
was very successful, three dogs from it now received Champion title:
TSESAR GUY YULIY (owner Orehovskaya S.), CICERON MARC TULLIY (owner
Sotskova A.) and TSUKUBA SATORI (owner Fedoseeva E.).
Tsesar Guy Yuliy
After long negotiations with mr. H.Fryckstrand on summer
2003 to Moscow was imported DEWMIST SILVER DUST (owner Nechaeva O.).
It's real luck for Russian breeders! On spring show of Russian Retriever
Club he became Best Junior, and during winter 2004-05 first litters
from this male were born.
Some Russian breeders are really very serious and qualified.
In 2002 was registered kennel "RADOST IS ISTRY", owner Barausova L.
This kennel is notable for it's professionalism. It's first bitch
was Ch. ZVESDA SEVERA FRANCHESKA CHRISTINA, but now this kennel imported
several dogs of very high quality: French bitch TANGO OF GLEN SHEALLAG,
Swedish bitch ROSSMIX PRIVATE EMOTION and young males from Sweden
и DASTY PADDY'S GONE TO RUSSIA and GOLDENONE SAFE RETURN. Besides
Lidia Barausova has taken to Moscow first flatcoated retriever bitch
GILLIAM'S GOLD BLACK RUSSIAN, and I'm sure that this wonderful breed
in future will be popular in Russia. First litter of flatcoated retrievers
were born in Moscow at 2004 (Sniffens Metsavirna - Gilliam's Gold
In St. Petersburg kennel "STARS MARYLAND" (owner Lunnikova
M.) specializes on flat coated retrievers, in this kennel were born
two litters from LUSI CERASUS (Poland).
Kennel "SKANDY SUNRISE" continues its work, at 2004 its owner Ekaterina
Kubatkina imported from Sweden nice young male ROSSMIX NO SECRETS,
he started here successful show career, became Best Junior Male at
"RETRIEVER - AUTUMN 2005" (judge Barbara Krumpak), Best Junior of
Breed at "RETRIEVER 2005" (judge Liam Moran) and at age of 16 months
became Russian Champion
Now golden retrievers become popular not only in Moscow, but also
in St. Petersburg, Samara, Voronezh, Belgorod, Rostov-na-Donu, Irkutsk,
Ekaterinburg, Nizhni Novgorod, Omsk, Magadan and many other Russian
For example in Kazan lives male DABAS ORE LOGO (Hungary), he is Russian
Champion and very popular in his region. In 2004 he also had two litters
in Moscow. By the way, his owner Anna Ivanova is full of breed, and
in 2004 she has imported to Russia the first puppy of nova scotia
duck tolling from Canada.
First bitches of curly coated retrievers appeared in
Moscow in 2001, CABALLUS QUE SI QUE NO and CABALLUS SAILORS DREAM
were imported from Finland to kennel "BESELFOLK" (owners Shlafshtein
G. and E), and KULTEEN HOKITIKA was imported to kennel "DUCK'S HUNTER"
(owner Stepchenkov U.). All these bitches became Russian Champions,
and now in our country is growing second generation of curly coated
Thanks to considered selective work now the quality of some Russian
retrievers is rather high. For example in may 2005 at all-breed show
in Oulu, Finland Russian labrador STENVEYZ HUCKLEBERRY (Stenveyz Polar
Storm + Stenveyz Angel's Melody, owner Potovina T.) became BOB in
comparison with many best Finnish labradors. For Russia it's a great
Many foreign judges after work at our shows with surprise
say that they were not ready to see in our country retrievers of such
desired type. I think it's a big merit of Russian breeders who devote
to their favorite retrievers great part of their life.