My name is Jan Neilson and I own Ponfeigh Golden Retrievers.
I have always loved and adored Goldens. They were also my lovely Dad's favourite breed of dog too.
In 1981 just after I got married I nagged my husband Ian, to allow me to get a dog. With the help of my cousin I found just what I was looking for.
PURDEARNE BARON MEISTERSINGER - SIROCCO came home to Rigside and so my hobby began.
SIROCCO was a Nortonwood Faunus son. A dog who I had admired for a long time.
Sirocco and I had a lot of fun and a lot of sorrow through the years. He was never far from my side.
We won many places at the shows.
During the 1980's my beautiful Children Carolynn and Stuart arrived and the shows slowed down for a while.
I took a break from the shows to be with Ian
who was seriously ill and sadly died in 1994
Sirocco passed to Rainbow Bridge at the tender ripe old age of 16 1/2.
I was totally heartbroken.
A new chapter of my hobby began with the arrival of
WALLACE - GLENTAYNE HIGH LAND AT PONFEIGH
shortly after Wallace came
BONNIE & CLYDE.
I am completely owned, besotted and totally adore my PONFEIGH GANG.
BONNIE, CLYDE, BRIAGHA, ROCKY, LITA, JORJA & the "New Star" TOPPER.
My thanks has to go to and my kids, Stuart and Carolynn who are there in the background looking after things at home while I am on my travels to the Shows.
And a special mention has to go to Sid. Without his love and support any of this would not have been possible.
Gone but never forgotten. See you at Rainbow Bridge