Peter and I have been owned by Golden Retrievers since 1977. Pete did not have dogs growing up, so when we got married, that was our first purchase after the house. Our first Golden was from field breeding out of AFC Chief Oshkosh – a well known field dog in Wisconsin where we live. Skipper – Pischke’s Skipper Hemmerson Am/Can CDX, was a dog with a lot of drive, especially for a novice handler, but he went on to obtain his obedience titles with scores in the 190’s and several placements. Skipper was a tough dog to handle, but he taught me a lot about perseverance in training and he brought me to the world of showing dogs, as well as many friendships along the way.
Since my beginning days with Skipper, I have finished Championships in the breed ring, as well as specialing my own dog to 18 1/2 SDHF points. I have obtained 6 Utility Titles on various dogs, completed a Masters Standard and Jumper Agility Titled dog, competed and titled dogs in hunting tests and tracking.
I chose Cima Golden Retrievers for my kennel name as my mother would always ask when I completed a new title if I was done showing dogs now. The answer is obviously – See-Ma I am never done! Please visit the rest of this site to see some of the dogs I have had the honor of being owned by.