Trowsnest Wild Card Raleigh CGC 1-16-97 to 11-18 -2010
RIP: Dearest Raleigh

Raleigh struggled with arthritis for the last few years of his life. It was on 11-18-2010; 2 months shy of his 14th birthday; that we made the painful decision to send him to Rainbow Bridge.
He was the 1st Golden of my own & was the start of Stoneledge. It was his 1st breeding(stud service)that resulted in our very handsome boy Spencer.
Raleigh, you will be greatly missed.
You were a true English Gentleman.

Louise & 7 week old Raleigh the day I selected him; such a beautiful boy.
"Raleigh" :Trownest Wild Card raleigh

Raleigh is our eldest resident as well as  my 1st Golden,who was not the family dog. He is a full English creme boy out of The lovely Outstanding sire (UK Import & Can Ch Haydene Commador "FRED").
Through this boy we became well acquainted with the English type of Golden & have made many wonderful & lasting golden friends.
Raleigh is a certified therapy dog and has his CGC.
He has sired many beautiful litters and is the Dad to our beautiful boy, Spencer and grandad to our female , Val, & to our newest boy Lennon out of Cara & Spencer.
Raleigh just celebrated his 13th birthday at Stoneledge on Jan 16th, 2010. HAPPY 13th Raleigh!!
Pictures on the way !!!

Raleigh lying near the flowers...
Raleigh : Whelped Jan 16th,1997 Dam: Can Ch Trowsnest English Garden Sire: Can Ch Haydene Commador OS
Raleigh's Family Tree
Raleigh is the grandson of the very famous "Fred Sr" Eng CH Paudell Easter Plantagenet At Kerrien (sire of 8 UK Champs & many throughout the world).
We are very fortunate that our good friend Suzi Houtz brought over "Fred Jr". Can Ch Haydene
Commador OS from England, who sired a litter with a beautiful female Can Ch Trowsnest English Garden to produce out 1st breeding lines,our boy, Raleigh.
We would like to thank Suzi for teaching us so much about the European lines and introducing us to so many wonderful breeders, who share our love & appreciation for these special beings. We would like to thank this special boy FRED for bringing so many people together. He exemplifies our wonderful breed at its best.
Four generations Starting with a top UK sire : Fred Sr.
Raleigh's sire "Fred Jr"
Can Ch Haydene Commador OS: UK Import
Owned by our good friend Suzi Houtz.
See his link at Countrylane:

Fred at the GRCA 2002 National Specialty.
Fred "Can Ch Haydene Commador, OS"
FRED, pictured in Jan 2006 at his home at Countrylane Goldens.
Raleigh visiting at the 2008 GRCA National
Raleigh took a day trip to the National Specialty where his son Spencer & cousin Bentley were competing.
He is quite proud of his son Spencer who took home a 4th place ribbon from the 8 to 10 Veteran Class. However, Raleigh went to RI to visit Suzi the owner of his own late sire Fred (pictured above). Suzi  traveled to RI from MO for this show. We thank Suzi for doing such a nice job presenting our boys Bentley & Presley at The English Tea.
Raleigh at age 11 & 3/4 took a day trip to the National Specialty.
Happy 12th Raleigh !!
On Jan 16th, 2009, Raleigh celebrated his 12th birthday with his Stoneledge family.
Fred Sr : Raleigh's Grandfather
The very famous ENG CH Paudell Easter Plantagenet At Kerrien.Top sire in the UK in 1999.