1. Who we are:
Sandpoint Golden Retrievers was originally known as “Monterey Bay Goldens”, located in Aptos, California. The name came from the AKC registered name of our first golden, Monterey Bay Molson CD CGC TDI. Several other goldens carried the “Monterey Bay” prefix, including the eleven puppies from our first litter.
It became apparent while trying to come up with registered names for those first eleven pups that “Monterey Bay” was a little too long (the AKC limits the number of letters and spaces to 28 per name). In addition, we acquired a piece of property on the Mendocino coast and thought that a kennel name which was not so ‘area-specific’ might better suit us.
That was the start of “Sandpoint Golden Retrievers”. We hope that the name will become synonomous with healthy, happy, versatile goldens who bring as much joy into the lives of their families as our goldens have brought to us. We hope that you enjoy this little glimpse into our life, and invite you to share stories and pictures of your goldens with us.