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"Magnus," Dewmist Cape Discovery, enjoyed a February trip to Texas to practice and further apply the Bill Hillmann approach of the "conditioned response" to creating a happy dog who is developing retriever skills through repetition, not heavy-handedness.  The method is built on trust and fairness.  Teach! Practice! Excel!  Go Magnus!

Magnus earned his third AKC title: Rally Novice!  He adds this to his Canine Good Citizen and Dock Jumper Novice.  Good Boy Magnus! 

Brick turned his lifelong dock jumping passion into an AKC dock diving title! He now adds DN to his pedigree achievements and had a blast leaping to his new title and celebrating his 10th birthday on the same weekend!  Go Brick!!  The event was at the Dog Tank.




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Lochinvar Goldens USA in Minneapolis, Minnesota

We are pleased to share some of the best British-type Goldens in the US.  These Goldens are quiet, laid-back family dogs that live in the house, have eye-catching good looks, and have great working and hunting desire. Naturally athletic and possessing a kind temperament, they are also have good health and longevity.  This makes them uniquely British: they are well-rounded, multi-purpose Golden retrievers conforming to the British Kennel Club breed standard.  This combination of traits makes them desirable companions.


All of our Goldens hunt wild birds, true to their British hunting dog tradition.   All of them are highly titled, actively compete in top level performance dog sports and field events, and also obtain conformation designations.  Their success and versatility is a result of sound breeding, trainability, and motivational training methods that have been tailored to each dog.


Why are they so light colored?  This is the most common question we get.  The British Kennel Club standard allows for the colors gold to cream.  Cream colored Goldens are accepted and common in the U.K. and other European countries.  Coat color is not an indicator of health, temperament, or working ability.  


The Goldens we own are imports from the UK or developed countries and are proven lines.  They have top pedigrees from some of the oldest and most established kennels in England, Scotland and Sweden.  Their pedigrees are full of proven champions for 5 or more generations.  Top breeding ensures health, temperament, longevity, strong working ability, and conformational correctness.

The Name Lochinvar
Sir Walter Scott's 1808 poem "Lochinvar" inspired our naming.  The following is a short excerpt from the original poem:

So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like young Lochinvar