My name is Monica Salmi and I live with my husband, our son Samuel
and our dogs city of Järvenpää, which
is located 45 km from Helsinki. Our first own dog
came to us in June 2001. We took Venla "Flowerpot
of Woodhill" home in midsummer from Kirsti Wuorimaa,
kennel of Woodhill. Venla was a quite stubborn
Golden retriever and she has taught me a lot. With
Venla we have trained obedience and blood tracking,
which we both enjoyed a lot. We have also attended
a few dogshows. Venla's most important task, at
least in her opinion, was to take care of other members
of the household. As our first dog Venla had a very
special place in our family. Unfortunately we needed to let her go in autumn 2010.
Having another dog became current when Venla was
two years old. After a search we found puppy from
Sweden and so Venla got a friend in August 2003.
In the beginning of August we took a trip to Sweden
for Taika "Dream Max Jennifer Lopez" to Jennie,
Ewa and Kjell Nielsen. Taika has exceeded all our
expectations. Third bitch join to our family in November 2006. Silva "Dream Max Grandmother's Choice" came us also from Kennel Dream Max. Unfortunately Silva was not health and I have to made really hard desicon to give her away. Silva moved to her new home autumn 2009. At the same year's September Milka "Dream Max Fancy Apple" joined to our family. I have waited Milka long time and I was really happy to finally have her home. At the moment we have ibly Milka at home. Taika was taken care by our friends while we were spending one year in California and there she still is. Further our dogs living at home I have 2 dogs after Taika living nearby.
I have found a lot of friends due
to the dog hobby and dogs have came a big part of
my everyday life. All our dogs are dear family members
to us and it's a pleasure to exercise and spend
time with them. I accompished Finnish Kennel Club's breeder course
in spring 2004 and in the summer 2005 FCI approved
me kennel name Gilding. Our first litter was born in 2007 and by now we have had two litters. I want to concentrate our litters very thorough and our breeding will be on small-scale.
The puppies will be raised
in our home enviroment among our other dogs and us. I want to meet puppybuyer candidates rather before puppies are born and I will choose the puppybuyers very attentive. I want to keep touch to puppybuyers also after puppies have moved to their new homes. We
hope that the puppies will find responsible and
active homes. It is not necessery that the puppies
are taken to the competitions or tests, but golden
retriever as an active breed needs a lot of action
and excercise. Because health and character are
most valuable qualities, my goal is most of all
healty and sound Golden Retriever, with whom it
is possible to practise characteristic activities
of the breed as well as dogshows.