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Holly Brighton

Some of you may know me from meet ups or my constant photo uploads of my dogs, Oops! I’m 25 years old, work as a Retail Manager in Pharmacy and I’ll be the first to admit I’m a crazy dog loving Golden Retriever owner.

After immigrating to Australia in 2011 and building my own home in 2016, I was desperate to have my own dog. After lots of research and a family history of Golden Retrievers my partner Liam and I decided that a Golden Retriever would fit perfectly with our lifestyle. We purchased miss Samantha in 2016 and oh what fun we had. She was very easy to train and just gorgeous in every way. She came everywhere with us; Pet events, markets, family events and many other places. She introduced us to a whole new life. Why wouldn’t we want another...

So along came my smoochy boy Arlo in 2017 and oh how different he was; such a chunky fluff ball and so hard to train as he had the attention span of a fish! Arlo was super excitable but so loveable and the best cuddler ever. Thanks to his breeder, I was introduced to the fab-ulous dog show world where I attended my first show at DogsWest in July 2017. There was lots to learn but many supportive people along the way to help. We had some good wins for newbies, met some fabulous new friends and had a new hobby that I was completely ob-sessed with. Arlo unfortunately had an injury that couldn’t be 100% fixed so that sadly meant no more shows for him... but then I was privaliged to be asked to handle Ruth Connah’s girls Swayze and Mia and I learnt so much more and became even more obsessed.


I spent lots of time researching pedigrees and reading the breed standard, the breed is so interesting. Of course this all led to me wanting another... yup a 3rd golden! So in 2018 we introduced baby Skye into our home. Skye is my current show girl as well as Ruth Connah’s girls and now I’ve been asked to handle a new baby for Debra Turner, which is very exciting.

I have been a GRCWA member for a few years and joined the committee in 2018. I’m hoping to eventually become a registered ANKC breeder and continue showing and improving this beautiful breed as we should. My weekends are mainly spent at dog shows or on the beach with my goldens watching them enjoy what they do best- swimming and rolling in sand.
I will always be thankful to them for introducing me to this amazing world. I can’t imagine my life without them. When Goldens are around smiles are around.

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