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Loveline had its origin in the heart of a little girl over 40 years ago when she received a puppy of her own to care for and love. Thus began an inseparable relationship, a deep love for dogs, and a clearer understanding of the meaning of unconditional love, as well as a desire to share that love with others
My little rough dog and I live a life that is rather rare.
We have so many good walks to take and so few hard things to share,
So much that gladdens and recreates, so little of wear and tear.
Sometimes it blows and rains but still the six feet ply
No care at all to the following four if the leading two know why.
‘Tis a pleasure to have six feet we think, my little rough dog and I.
We travel all one way. “Tis a thing we should never do
To reckon the two without the four or the four without the two.
It would not be right if anyone tried because it would not be true.
And who shall look up and say that it ought not so to be.
Tho’ the earth is Heaven enough for him, is it less than that to me?
For a little rough dog can make a joy that enters eternity.
Her experience prompted her to dream of someday learning as much as possible about breeding the “perfect best friend”. Many years later that dream crept into reality when that little girl’s daughter set her heart on a Golden Retriever puppy. After a lengthy search we found the “perfect best friend” for her. Because of our deep appreciation for and understanding of the unconditional love that a dog can have for his friend, that first Golden Retriever puppy was given the name Agape...
A Dog’s Worship
Man is the god of the dog; he knows no other; he can understand no other.
And see how he worships him! With what dependence he looks up to him!
His whole soul is wrapped up In his god!
All the powers and faculties of his nature are devoted to his service!
And these powers and faculties ennobled by the intercourse….
Divines tell us that it just ought to be so with Christians—
but the dog puts the Christian to shame.
Agape, a Greek word describing the unconditional love that God has for mankind, was a constant reminder to us of how we should return that love to God. A passage from the Bible describes this Agape love and our response to it….“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love come from God. Everyone who love has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11
After two years of a very blessed life with Agape, we realized that we had truly discovered the “perfect best friend.” The Golden Retriever is the most loveable and loyal of all breeds. We knew that there needed to be more Agapes to share with others. And so we began our search again...for Agape’s perfect best friend dog! And we found Phileo. For we had learned that the friendly nature of the Golden Retriever also epitomized the brotherly love that God calls us to have for others…..”We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God.’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 19-21 Phileo is the Greek word for “Brotherly love.”
Bringing these two together, Agape and Phileo, became a picture for us of what Jesus called the first and second greatest commandments… "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ " Matthew 22:36-39.
Each LoveLine Golden Retriever puppy is placed in a home with the prayer that it’s unconditional love for that family will bring that family one step closer to truly knowing the unconditional love that God has for them….”I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in you inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saint, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
And thus we endeavor to propagate the ‘LoveLine” that began with Jesus Christ…”For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believers in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Loveline Golden Retrievers' home is located on a family farm between Douglasville and Villa Rica, GA . Our dogs have access to approximately 100 acres to spend running through pastureland, woods, fields, and creeks. Each dog also is trained in a dog sport, work or service that is suitable for its temperament and skill set.
Handsome and proportioned
Soft, golden coat
Friendly and fun
Lively and energetic
Loyal and obedient
Golden Retriever History
In 19th century Scotland, a surplus of waterfowl and game—along with improvements in long-range firearms—created the need for a medium-sized dog that would do well in wild-fowling, both waterfowl and upland game.. Golden Retrievers were the result. Lord Tweedmouth, of Inverness-shire, Scotland, bought his first Yellow Retriever in the mid-19th century.
The location of Tweedmouth’s estate on the Tweed River had a direct bearing on the program pursued by the Lord to produce the characteristics he desired in his Yellow Retrievers. Along the shores of this river was the light-colored Tweed Water Spaniel, the hardy type of spaniel used for retrieving and known for their intelligence, courage and ability. The Tweed Water Spaniel had tremendous influence on Tweedmouth’s developing breed. Later on down the line, cross-breedings integrated Irish Setter, Bloodhound, and more Tweed Water Spaniel to obtain the Golden Retriever we recognize today. First registered as “Flat Coats – Golden” by England’s Kennel Club in 1903, they eventually received AKC recognition in 1925 and are today one of the most popular breeds in America.
Things You Should Know
Golden Retrievers love tasks and challenges. They are also quick learners and eager to please. But, keep in mind: Goldens will keep going until they collapse. Be sure to monitor their fatigue levels, whether they’re hunting, retrieving or performing obedience trials.
Never the types to fixate on a single person, Goldens get along with the whole family and are especially patient and outgoing with children. However, a high-energy Golden Retriever (especially a young one) can accidentally bump into or knock over a child during play.
Like most dogs their size, Golden Retrievers normally live between 10-12 years. Common health problems include hip dysplasia and skin allergies. Plenty of exercise and moderate rations of food will keep them healthy for years to come.
What They’re Like to Live With
If you like playing fetch (and, especially if you like playing it for hours), you’ll love having a Golden Retriever. Eager, loving, intelligent and playful, these dogs have boundless energy and very few behavior problems.
Golden retrievers are loaded with confidence and good vibes. They are not particularly aggressive, territorial, manipulative or destructive. However, like Labrador Retrievers, they can be a little boisterous and intense as puppies, chewing furniture and retrieving an endless assortment of unwanted objects. Not to worry: These traits will mellow after a few years.
The best way to manage this hyperactivity is to keep them running. Golden Retrievers love to play outdoors, swim and fetch balls and sticks, not to mention roll around in the mud. And they’re always game for a cross-country run or to follow you during a bike ride.
Goldens love to carry things around in their mouths – and not just tennis balls. If they find something they like, e.g., a stick, a toy or a shoe, they’ll carry it around for days. Inevitably, these objects will become very slobbery.
Not the best guard dogs, Golden Retrievers are friendly and wide-eyed with strangers. But, they have been known to bark once or twice when someone comes to the door.
Handsome and proportioned
Soft, golden coat
Friendly and fun
Lively and energetic
Loyal and obedient
Some Ideal Human Companions
Sportsmen and hunters
Cold Nose College is an optional training program that we offer to all of our new Loveline puppy families. Previously known as Puppy Academy, Cold Nose College takes your untamed 9-16 week old Golden puppy and gives you back a completely trained delightful companion with no mess in your home and no disruption to your life. The puppies are trained in basic obedience, basic puppy manners and home etiquette, including house training, crate training, polite leash walking and socialization.
By far the best breeder you will ever find. I cannot say enough good things about Melanie and Loveline. Melanie is a phenomenal breeder and trainer and truly cares for her dogs. The Loveline dogs are top notch; they're beautiful and have perfect golden temperaments. (I get compliments on mine all the time, and even my veterinarian wants his next dog to be a Loveline golden.) Melanie will work to match you with the right puppy and will stay connected if you ever need anything. She encourages training and finding your dog's purpose, and she does a great job of that with her goldens. I highly recommend Loveline and will never get a golden anywhere else
"Carly really came to us with a great training foundation thanks to Loveline. We kept up with the training and she quickly pick up a few new "tricks". I like that Carly is very focused on my Wife and I. We don't have to worry about her running away when she is off leash in the park. She doesn't want to go far without us. She has the perfect temperament with our baby daughter - it's almost like she understands that she is just a baby and that she must be very careful and loving around her. She is just a very sweet dog. Thank you again for this sweet puppy."
I have Google to thank for helping me find Melanie and the LoveLine family. We lost our sweet Golden girl to kidney failure and knew we would be ready for another Golden soon. I searched around on Google and found myself on the LoveLine website, starting at photos of Hobby. Right then and there, I knew I found the right place! We wanted to work with a breeder because we really wanted to have a partner in this entire process. After losing two dogs to genetic health conditions, we made it a priority to get to know our breeder's philosophy on raising healthy, happy dogs. I saw Melanie's commitment to raising healthy, happy dogs shine through in her first email conversation with me where she wanted to know as much about our family as we wanted to know about her Goldens. She's very responsible with her dogs. I love that she wants these dogs to go homes where they are respected and made a priority — as they should be! I really appreciate the effort Melanie took to place the right puppies with the right families. She took into consideration our lifestyle and paired us with the exact right puppy for our lives. She is thoughtful in all aspects when it comes to her Goldens, whether they are part of her permanent pack or puppies she will share with others. Not only are LoveLine puppies beautiful (and cute and fuzzy), but they are whip-smart and quick learners.
We had our puppy stay with Melanie to complete Cold Nose College — which was one of my best pet investments ever made! Each week he was there, I saw very obvious improvements in Sebastian's behavior, potty training and attention span. And, Melanie helped to train me in effectively managing my dog so that we both meet each other's expectations. Never forget that LoveLine puppies are born to working dogs and Cold Nose College helps your puppy prepare for their job in your family! Sebastian is such a sweet, perceptive and confident puppy. He's also silly, confused by his tail and always smiling. People compliment us on how handsome and smart he is. I give all the credit to Melanie, Chece and Rey. They did all the hard and good work!
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