Rhett is the king of the castle here at Kestrel Farms. He loves exploring after one of our Central Florida storms and brings us all kinds of wonderful finds. Rhett is a natural athlete and always eager to please. He will retrieve until you just cannot throw a bumper one more time. He showed a bit as a puppy, winning his class, and when he was ready, went out with Erik Strickland and finished so fast it almost didn’t last long enough to enjoy! He became an AKC Champion in two weeks with 4 majors, two of which were Specialty Show wins. Rhett earned his Grand Championship equally as quick, finishing in February 2019.
Rhett’s attributes include a rock solid topline, correct tail set, ‘just right’ coat- abundant yet not overwhelming, and correct wash and wear texture. He has complete dentition, a beautiful bite, a pleasing eye all placed in a masculine headpiece that is soft and not harsh. His temperament is stellar- he gets along with all: dogs, cats, cows, horses, children, men, women. He has a good work ethic and is currently training for his TD and CD, then will earn a field title so that his versatility is honored by GRCA with a Versatility Certificate.
His pedigree holds deep clearances, deep titles in all venues, and an enviable longevity in this breed. His hips are OFA excellent and elbows, heart and eyes normal. Rhett is cleared genetically for degenerate myopathy and the 3 types of retinal degeneration affecting Golden Retrievers. He is available to approved bitches with natural breeding, fresh chilled and frozen.