Alaska Kenai River Coho Salmon fishing

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Fishing with TeamFulkAK kids and Huey!

What an excellent day out on the Kenai River this September sixth of Two Thousand Fourteen. The sun kisses our face, time shared and memories made. Tomorrow is a new day but today will reside with us for along time!
Giving Thanks for such a wonderful blessing having good family time!

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English Golden Retriever

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Are you looking for an English Golden Retriever?
I find myself answering this question so often I felt a need to write a post.

Did you know there is NO such thing as an English Golden Retriever?
The breed began in Scotland, British Yes.
Would you not wonder why the breed clubs doesn’t say British Golden Retriever?
I think people have gotten caught up in the color variations of The Golden Retriever .. Cream to dark red… Really anything between seems to win at the AKC Dog shows. *on occasion the Cream coat shines. AM CH Scandal Lover deZelkova (Spanish Imp)

It’s not a pet peeve or irritant to me that the main stream of America refers to the Cream coat as White, as the mind draws a conclusion when you see an American dark coated Golden next to the cream coat. One might say, is that a white retriever?
*white is not a shade for the breed FYI :0)

However, I feel the rant of stating the ‘English Golden’ vrse the ‘American Golden’ is healthier and lives longer is a false hood. I’ve been in the breed since Nov. 2002. In this time I have made many friends abroad and here (USA)) noting health issues with the British style Golden (ok my preference to refer to our Breed in a cream coat), yes cancer, yes Epilepsy, yes heart failure, yes blindness, … The list is just as equal to our American Bred Goldens. There are times I wish I could comfort my callers or emailers that the ‘white’ coat as they refer to the English Golden didn’t have the health issues our American bred Goldens do. It’d be a lie to say so.
Though I have not seen a recent study of British vrse American on health related issues, just my own observation from the relationships I keep here and abroad.
~ Ok, I’ve said my peace~
I have a HUGE heart for our breed as a whole and want to see us all striving in force to make healthy, longevity, well tempered, well mannered, Gorgeous Typed Goldens.
To know a Golden is to know a true friend!
Much luv to all my readers
I do breed for type but Health & Temperament are Key!

Alaska’s Retrievers: British Golden Retriever Health News

Alaska's Inside Passage AKA Dazzle

Alaska’s Inside Passage AKA Dazzle

Heath Fulk & April Fulk are students continuously regarding our beloved breed THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. The health of The Golden Retriever is very important to us. As we grow in knowledge we desire to share to help others. We invite you to stop back by to read more Health news. If you have anything you would like to add that is not offensive please feel free to post your comments & any links that will support your knowledge. (We will review & cross-reference your information before posting). CHEERS TO A PAWSITIVE DAY,
Heath & April Fulk, Alaska’s Retrievers, British Golden Retrievers in Kenai, Alaska
*Hover over this page title, Health links to this page will appear.

APRIL FULK, Alaska's Dudley Britagne

APRIL FULK, Alaska’s Dudley Britagne

Blizzard Warnings

Eddie, Duke & two of Jewels pups & I traveled up the Alaskan Highway to Anchorage Wednesday Feb. 1st, 2012.

My handler Amanda Ashmore arranged for a photo shoot for the two boys that afternoon .. a bit windy & very snowy we had a beautiful time romping in the fresh snow. Pictures to be posted shortly. A Big Thanks to KH Photography (Krissy) out of Anchorage, AK !!!

*Tweed and Sugar flew out to their new homes and arrived safe & sound! (So proud of this litter between our Jewel X Troy).

We had no idea we would be trapped in a blizzard until Saturday. The boys & I has a 3 nt retreat @ the Lindquist HomeStead in Eagle River, Alaska. So much new snow to play in & great company. The blizzard created non drivable conditions between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. We had an Avalanche 100 feet wide & 7 feet deep that spread across the road. The blizzard white out conditions further made the road for several days DANGEROUS to drive though it was open & some did travel, we hunkered down @ the Lyndquist HomeStead for great company.

We arrived back to Kenai about 2:30pm Saturday to a house full of kids (furry & human) that missed me terribly. Nothing seems quite right with out mom around. Teirra and my mother Audrey did a super Job holding down the fort with Mikala handling all the dog chores. What a real TEAM I have! I am so Blessed. Pictures to follow on our time away from home.

April