Welcome to Autumn Lake Golden Retrievers which features the Lounsberry family (four and two legged). Our home is where the military takes us, so our dogs are well traveled. We mainly breed and show English type goldens, but we have just added American type goldens we hope will show well in the states. We are members of the American Kennel Club, Italian Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever Club of Hawaii (former vice president), the Golden Retriever Club of Italy, and the Bulldog Club of Hampton Roads. We are continuing a golden retriever line started in Australia 23 years ago by Lillian Robinson of Glenregal Kennels. Our "Wilson" and "Chinook" were the male and female "picks" of her last gorgeous golden litter. Their heads are picture perfect. We also have our little sweetheart, "Dani" who comes from NZ and Australian champion lines from Montego Kennels. Havoc, our new American type is grandson of the famous "Chaos" Rush Hill Run'n Amuk at Aberlard born in Italy of Leongolden Kennels. We also have another Leongolden sweetheart, Leongolden's The Seven Ravens At AutumnLake, "Raven", born in Florida now that they moved. Her daddy is famous Gemini's Fallchase The Butler Did It "Cody". Top golden USA 2011, and came out of retirement to win Westminster best of breed 2013. We will strive to breed for health, correct conformation, beauty, and sound temperament.
The genetic make-up of each litter's parents are carefully studied to enhance and improve on each subsequent generation's health, structure, beauty and temperament. Puppies are raised in our home and are well socialized before going to their new families. They will have received all needed veterinary care, immunizations, and temperament testing before leaving our home.
Our dogs started their show careers as pups in Oahu, Hawaii, continued on in the national and international circuit in Italy, and as of December 2013 WE ARE BACK IN THE GOOD OLE US of A in Chesapeake, Virginia !!! We kept a puppy from Chinook and Spencheal Fredastar's litter - a lovely little girl we named Isabella Rossellini "Izzy". She has already started her show-career and is doing well. We also kept a female pup from Wilson and Dani's breeding, her name is Gigli (gee-lee). She looks like her gorgeous father.
After many years of waiting, and yearning, and being patient with the Goldens, in OCT 2012 Chris finally got his way...and we became owners of a beautiful English Bulldog named "CHOP" (Shamrock Van't Patdana Home). Unfortunately, we lost our beloved Chop upon his return flight to the US in April of 2014. Devastated by this loss and after some time to mourn, we were given an opportunity at owning another precious English Bulldog. On Chris' birthday we welcomed CMT's Eisenhower The Intimidator (aka "Ike") to our home. He will be starting his show career in the summer of 2014 and we are thrilled to have him. We also added a new little female bulldog from Ancrum's English Bulldogs and named her Ancrum's "Georgia Rose" at AutumnLake. So we are now a very full house - but we love the chaos.
Some of our males are available for stud. Please visit the other pages of our website for more details.