Santamaria Kennels was established in 1965. We have been in Goldens since 1962. One of the oldest names in Australia.
Santamaria has been responsible for the deliverance of some of Australia's, New Zealand's and America's top dogs.
I was introduced to the dog world at a very young age . This year l celebrate 45 years in Golden Retrievers and 45 years of showing dogs. l have been the sole owner of Santamaria for many years now since my parents decided to retire.
Santamaria has produced over 96 show & Obedience champions & are world renowned international breeders. We have imported & exported Goldens to many parts of the world.
We have imported 3 Nortonwood bred dogs from England.
l exhibit enthusiastically with my Goldens all over Australia but my home is Victoria.
I have been a Gundog judge for 19 years and am also a ANKC licensed Championship judge for groups 7 and 4, Hounds and Non Sporting and Terriers.. I am licensed for 1, 5 & 6 at open show level. I am usually very busy with judging commitments with all these groups. l have held positions on many clubs and am a member of the UK Golden Retriever club, Dogs Victoria and a committee member of the Gundog Club of Victoria.
All stock at Santamaria is eye, AVA hip scored & heart tested and all hold certificates for these.
We breed with one thing in mind. To breed the best to the best. We aim to produce sound goldens of which can be used for showing, obedience, field work, pet, pets as therapy. Santamaria are noted as one of Victoria's top kennel and noted throughout Australia for unique quality. We are international renowned breeders.
To be renowned as a reptutable kennel dosent balance on your stud dogs but on the quality of your bitches. A kennel cannot possibly produce top stock without the foundation of sound bitches.
Santamaria pride ourselves of only breeding with bitches which are sound and conform to the breed standard as close as possible.
We will not breed from bitches who cannot hold themselves at international show level and pass all testing.
When placing a order with us we have terms and conditions which are all disclosed to you at the time of your inquiry.
All our children have a interest in dogs, Cassidy is one of the top New Handlers in Victoria and Australia and Josh serves on the JKC committee and a well sort after steward.