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Our golden retriever journey started back in early 2000 with the purchase of our first beautiful ANKC registered golden retriever female, “Fieldflite Just a Cuddle", (aka Sally) just six weeks prior to the birth of our son.  

Both Damian and I had owned dogs of a variety of breeds over the course of our lives, but just one week into living with a golden retriever and we knew there would never be any other breed of dog for us.

Our amazing Sally taught us so much about the importance of temperament and intelligence.  A super fast learner she amazed us by doing her absolute level best to be toilet trained almost from day one with just a few accidents here and there and she was smart enough to learn that she was only allowed on vinyl areas of our house, no carpeted areas by day two.  

We have many fond memories of watching her as a puppy ‘pushing’  her boundary and poking the tip of her paw over the metal vinyl strip dividing the carpet and vinyl as she lay watching television with us from her position in front of the fireplace.
Sadly, Sally was our ‘learning’ dog too.  We learned so much about how NOT to raise a golden retriever by doing all the wrong things.  Taking her to beaches and letting her tractor across the deep sand at speed as a puppy, letting her do crazy runs around the back yard and launching off our deck at high speed, playing fetch with a tennis ball hit off a tennis racket for hours on end, running her next to the car on our way to the end of the our acreage to get water from the bore.  Feeding her poor quality kibble and human snacks and treats.  What did all this mean? By the time we got to hipscoring, Sally was overweight, very smelly with oily skin and a bit of a structural mess with hip scores unsuitable for breeding, not good!!!
It was from that point onwards we dedicated ourselves to fully researching the health of golden retrievers and working hard to ensure that all our future goldens were raised with much more care and a very strong focus on gentle exercise and nutrition that has seen us now successfully breeding generation after generation of Cadenzahgold puppies that are known for their amazing temperaments, sound health and resistance to disease.   We have a number of  qualified Therapy and Service dogs in the Cadenzahgold family.
Being well known for, ‘going the extra mile’ to ensure the health of our puppies and also maintaining life long support and contact with nearly all of our puppy owners over the years through a private Facebook group of  Cadenzahgold owners, we look forward to welcoming new families to our Cadenzahgold family.
Employment and Volunteering

Candy has an extensive background of over 25 years in Project Management and Business Administration for both State and Commonwealth Government with Diplomas in Leadership and Management and Quality Auditing as well as Certificates in Business and Government.  Candy is also a published author of non-fiction novels as well as a current member of the Dogs Victoria Investigations Committee undertaking a volunteer Investigator role for complaints against Dogs Victoria members and breaches of ANKC regulations.
Candy has also completed two (3)  Puppy Culture training courses to date (From Newborn to New Home, With Open Arms and a Level Head: How to Welcome a New Puppy into Your Life and The Joy of Singletons) as well as a Canine Nutrition Diploma through the UK Centre of Excellence (with Distinction).
With Open Arms and a Level Head: How to Welcome a Puppy Into Your Life CertificateFrom Newborn to New Home CertificateThe Joy of Singletons Certificate

Having retired from a long term role in manufacturing during 2021 due to a full shoulder replacement, Damian is now Cadenzahgold's dedicated 'Jack of All Trades' undertaking the steady stream of construction projects and maintenance tasks (fencing, buildings construction, drainage, repairs and maintenance) required to for the constant improvement of our facilities and play spaces for our dogs.  Damian also dedicates many hours to training our golden girls and their babies, he is the 'click' master and all of our girls and babies are besotted with him!
Cadenzahgold golden retrievers relaxing in the lovely gardens
Cadenzahgold Meekah with Tiny the Cat
Caramel Cream
Damians ANKC Registered breeder number (holder of Cadenzahgold prefix) : 3100013734
Damians Working with Children Check Number - 2958982A-01
Candy's ANKC member number: 3100067382
Candy's Working with Children Check Number - 2958981A-01
Members of the Golden Retriever Club of Victoria
Recreational Breeder number with Pet Exchange Register: RB104325
Golden Plains Shire Planning Permit No: P20420
ACN: 657 795 321
ABN: 52 351 299 634
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Last updated Tuesday 11 June 2024
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