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CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IN OUR AMAZING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MILITARY!

 

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OUR SON, ANDREW,WAS PROMOTED TO 'MAJOR' IN
2012 & IS A USMC PILOT - WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF CELEBRATING WITH HIM, HIS LOVELY FAMILY &
HIS FELLOW OFFICERS OF HIS SQUADRON &
THEIR FAMILIES SEVERAL TIMES!
WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE ANDREW SERVES WITH!

 

WE ARE VERY HONORED AS A NATION TO HAVE SUCH FINE MILITARY & MILITARY FAMILIES!



LET US ALL CONTINUE THROUGH OUT THE YEAR TO STOP & BE THANKFUL FOR THE AMAZING FREEDOMS WE ARE BLESSED WITH IN OUR COUNTRY & THANK ALL THE SERVICE MEN & WOMEN, VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES FOR THE INCREDIBLE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE & CONTINUE TO BE MADE ON OUR BEHALF!!

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AMERICA!!!



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THE DURNING FAMILY

EASTER 2013

WE HAD 37 EXTENDED & IMMEDIATE FAMILY & FRIENDS

FOR OUR SATURDAY, EASTER CELEBRATION!!

23 ARE OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY!!!

GOD IS SO GOOD!

WE ARE VERY BLESSED!

OUR 4 LOCAL 'KIDS' : JENNIFER; JULIE; MATTHEW & HANNAH AND THEIR FAMILIES, ALONG WITH OUR SON, ANDREW, HIS WIFE, APRIL DAWN & THEIR 3 LITTLE ONES JOINED US FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO MAKE OUR FAMILY COMPLETE! 
WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY MIKE'S DAD & ALL 4 OF MIKE'S SIBLINGS: JOHN, TIM; LESLIE & DAVID & MOST OF THEIR FAMILIES, TOO!

4 GENERATIONS TOGETHER!!

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ALL 12 OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN GOT TOGETHER!!!

KAYLLA, EMILY, KAYLIN, KORRIN, ASHLEY, STEPHEN, SEAN, JUSTIN, ERIC, EVEY ROSE, MADDIE BELLE & COLT REAGAN!!

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We now have our blessed baby twins -
Baby Sean & Savannah! Born: June 14, 2013

 

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NEWTOWN, CT - FAMILIES & FRIENDS - OCTOBER 14, 2014

Just wanted to let you know that we and many others in our family, community & church are continuing to keep Newtown & all of it's families in our thoughts and prayers - 22 months later!  May you all know, trust & feel the peace of The Lord that passes ALL understanding!

 

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AUGUST 28, 2014

 

We just had Timothy Holling here [AKC Executive Field Agent] to do one of their AKC [American Kennel Club] periodic routine inspections of me as a Private Breeder of AKC Registered Golden Retriever Puppies & also of my Goldens & the property.  I received numerous personal compliments for my exceptional facilities, beautiful & well-mannered Goldens & thoroughness of everything I do here to raise healthy & well cared for Goldens & Golden Pups.  He issued me the highest possible scores for his Kennel Report in all areas of his thorough evaluation. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with AKC for over 30 years.  Tim is very familiar with me, with my Goldens & with my Kennel, as he has been the AKC Executive Field Agent for inspections of our area & did his first inspection here back in 2007.  Thank you AKC & Timothy Holling for all you do to ensure the high standards & quality of private breeding practices.

 

 

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FALL IS HERE NOW WITH ALL THE BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND COLORS TO ENJOY!!

WANT THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR SPECIAL FAMILY??

 

ONE OF MY DARLING

EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDENS!

 

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SEE MORE UPDATES & TESTIMONIES ON MY TESTIMONY PAGE OF MY SITE OF SOME OF THE WONDERFUL FAMILIES THAT HAVE MY SPECIAL EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN PUPS!! ENJOY!!!

 

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UPDATES:

 


 

[MOLLY & JEREMIAH'S AMAZING FEB. 10, 1999 LITTER!]

 

Feb 10,1999- Aug 11, 2014


Ginger's health was failing and she could barely walk. So a family decision was to let her go peacefully instead of
Letting time go bye with suffering. We are so happy she enjoyed the lake with us and family this past Saturday . Today she was tired and ready . My husband and I were both with her as she instantly and peacefully faded off
With the support our of Vet. She is being cremated and will be put on the desk she slept under . We have plans
of acquiring another puppy in the spring .
We hope to visit you sometime soon.
Thanks and you blessed us with an amazing dog, friend, & best companion . Sincerely
Char, John, Nathan , Brianna & Michaela Lauzon

 

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NOV. 1, 2013

MEET "GINGER"

[MOLLY & JEREMIAH'S AMAZING FEB. 10, 1999 LITTER!]

 

 


We are happy that our Ginger is approaching her 15th birthday this coming Feb. [2014] She has been a blessing
to our family ; camping with us all over
and enjoying the winter vacations in Vermont.... We want to Congratulate you and your family - Job well done.
Sincerely with love ,
Charlotte & John Lauzon
Nathan , Brianna & Michaela, too

CONNECTICUT

 


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FOLLOW UP: NOV. 13, 2013

 

Chris,
Thank you for your email with such
kind words. Yes you have our permission to post our pictures . I regret not sending you yearly pictures. We are very busy with a growing family and travels. We are proud to say Ginger has never spent a day in a kennel. As we have such great family and friend support to care for her during our travels where she couldn't join us. I have been her groomer and teeth scaler too, funny as I am a hygienist .
Be in touch soon, I just gave a friend
your email as he is looking for a golden
puppy this coming spring .
Sincerely Charlotte

 

 

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UPDATES:

MONDAY - FEB. 25 & 28, 2013

MEET "HOPE"  -

[LACEY & TEDDY'S AWESOME NOV. 9, 2012 LITTER!!]


[THIS LOVELY FAMILY'S SECOND EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN!!]


 



Hello Chris!


Hope is doing wonderful : )  She is such a sweet dog and seems very happy here.  We have been pleasantly surprised how well she is sleeping at night in her kennel!  It sure seems to make a difference since she is a bit older than Jasmine was when we got her.  We're working on potty training and showing her the correct outlet for chewing : )  We just cannot thank you enough for welcoming us into your kennel on such short notice.  Hope is just the bundle of fur and love we need!  I will send you pictures as soon as I can get her to stay still long enough!

With much gratitude,

Heather

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We are doing great, we would be more than happy for you to post anything you wish! It is so very nice to have the crazy puppy love, difficult adjusting with the 3 crazy kids but So unbelievably worth the effort, she is a true miracle of joy!
Sincerely,

Peter and Heather Barresi

SANDY HOOK, CT
[NEWTOWN]

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READ THE AMAZING 'BARRESI FAMILY STORY' ABOUT THEIR SWEET "JASMINE" [EHG] ON MY ''TESTIMONY PAGE" - TRULY ONE OF GOD'S MIRACLES OF PROVISION & HOPE!

 

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DECEMBER 21, 2012

UPDATE ON MURPHY & FINLEY

[BROTHERS OUT OF DAWN & GRIFFIN'S AMAZING
AUGUST 9, 2012 LITTER!!]

Hi Chris,
It's Kristen dropping you a quick note (of Finley and Murphy's family!). I hope you are doing well and ready for the holidays.

I just wanted to drop you a message because the last week around Brookfield has been very rough due to last Friday's event next door in Newtown. Many of my neighbors and friends are attending funerals. And, the boys have struggled to understand how it can ever be safe in school. I wanted to let you know that your two dogs have provided not only our children but the entire neighborhood a great source of therapy. Neighborhood kids stop by after school to see the pups, moms at the bus stop tell me the dogs are their therapy of the morning. My own boys have gravitated toward hugging them even more and wanting to have them on their beds as they fall asleep.

You should just know that Fin and Murph are reaching their fuzzy little bodies and good spirits far beyond this house this last week. And, that we can all smile about!

Take care and happy holidays.

Kristen & Family

Brookfield, CT


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FALL IS HERE!! YIPPEE!!

THIS IS A LOVELY TIME OF YEAR FOR A NEW PUP!

 

 

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CHECK OUT ALL THE STUNNING PHOTOS & LITTER INFORMATION ON MY PUPPY AVAILABILITY PAGE!

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As a Private CT Golden Retriever Breeder these past 33 years, I exclusively raise, train and breed Purebred AKC Golden Retriever Pups on our 7 1/2 acre country homestead in scenic Woodstock in Northeast Connecticut.


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"Golden Lovers" who live all across our United States come
to me here in Connecticut to have one or more of my incredible
Emanuel Homestead Goldens placed with them to join their family!!

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CELEBRATING OVER 33 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!

NOTHING SHOWS 'UNCONDITIONAL LOVE' LIKE AN 'EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN' - BRED & NURTURED,  BY AN EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE BREEDER WHO HAS RAISED, HANDLED & LOVED EACH PUPPY 'RIGHT' FROM THE START!!!


 

OUR DAUGHTER, HANNAH & GRANDDAUGHTER, KAYLLA
WITH SOME OF GWEN & WINSTON'S PUPS
(9 WEEKS OLD IN PICTURE - TAKEN IN 2011!!)

THIS IS A PERFECT TIME OF
YEAR FOR ONE OF MY SPECIAL
EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDENS TO
JOIN YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!


YOU CAN GIVE YOUR FAMILY
THE JOY & BLESSING OF
A 'GOLDEN OF DISTINCTION!'
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GREETINGS - FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!

 



 

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"How BLESSED we are as a nation! May God Continue to Bless us & all those whose families were so sadly effected by this TERRORIST Abomination! Thank You to all those who work so hard to keep us & our people safe each day here in the United States & Around The World!! May GOD BLESS AMERICA!! We will REMEMBER!"

I am the 549,702nd person to fly the flag in remembrance of 9/11. I hope at least 1 million will join me! No app install required.

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OUR GRANDCHILDREN -
JULY 2010

KAYLIN (12); KORRIN (10); ASHLEY (6); STEPHEN (4 1/2); OUR SON, MATTHEW & HIS LOVELY WIFE, KAREN -

WORKING HARD & PLAYING WITH MY GOLDENS SO WE COULD GO TO NORTH CAROLINA TO VISIT OUR OTHER SON, ANDREW & HIS LOVELY WIFE, APRIL & DAUGHTER, EVEY (2)!

'THANK YOU' SO VERY MUCH!!




Click on the slide show to view more pictures in this gallery.



 


MAKE THIS YEAR A MOST
MEMORABLE ONE!!
IT IS 'ALWAYS' THE SEASON FOR GIVING!

WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT?? A warm snuggly, loving
& gentle 'furry forever-friend' that will share your hopes,
dreams, & future together with you & your family??
I have just what you are longing for!!!

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A SPECIAL GIFT OF LOVE!!

My EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN PUPS are not only BEAUTIFUL, but their calm, gentle, intelligent temperament of
my unique pups is manifested in the unconditional love that
each pup will give to your family.

My GOLDENS are healthy dogs /pups with solid pedigrees. Temperament is of utmost importance. My pups are especially charming, kindly, loving & engaging. They extend themselves to
nurture very close personal relationships with family members, neighbors & friends!  Each pup is loyal, with a 
devoted sensitive spirit & exceptional personality. Doesn't this describe exactly they way you want YOUR new pup to be???

EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDENS are also the perfect 'fit' for
special needs children &/or elderly folks, or to share as a
ministry with others as a "Therapy Dog" in children's
hospitals; nursing homes; schools, libraries, or care centers!!



Because of the special nurturing, love, handling &
foundational training that I give to each of my babies
right from the beginning, you will joyfully discover how
easy your new pup will be to train by following a few
simple & consistent recommendations!

EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN'S stunning coat coloring
can range from light white/cream, to pale gold.  Deeper
tones are also available. Their distinctive coat texture is just beautiful, with longer feathering on their chest,
legs &  hind quarters. Grooming is a "snap!"
The body stature of both genders is usually
solid & compact.  My GOLDEN'S - distinguishing square
head, eyes & jaw shape frame their endearing countenance
of facial expressions which top off their overall
extremely inviting & attractive appearance.

MAKE THIS YEAR A MOST MEMORABLE ONE!!

Open your hearts & home to one of my darling pups
that will bring you much joy & many smiles
for years to come!!

BE SURE YOU HAVE ARRANGED FOR ONE OR MORE OF MY SPECIAL EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN PUP/S TO JOIN YOUR FAMILY!!!

When ready to join new families, all of my pups will have been dewormed, Vet check - 1st shots. AKC registration, Health Card, Temperament/Personality Assessments, extensive "Puppy Care & Training Packet" accompany each pup.

I invite you on a tour of my web site which is an ‘on-line’
representation of my kennel
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EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDENS -
Goldens of Distinction!

Celebrating Over 33 Years of EXCELLENCE!! -

 

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MY HUSBAND, MICHAEL & I

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INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES THAT ARE SUBMITTING THEIR APPLICATION ARE
CAREULLY BEING CHOSEN TO DETERMINE WHICH SPECIAL GOLDEN LOVERS
WILL BE SELECTED TO OWN MY
'GOLDENS OF DISTINCTION!' -
SELECTION IS BASED ON MY 33 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE RAISING THESE
AMAZING; LOVING COMPANIONS & FAMILY MEMBERS!!

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CHECK OUT HOW MY 'EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN' OWNERS HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH GREAT JOY & MANY SMILES BY MY SPECIAL PUPS!!

THERE ARE MORE TESTIMONIES ON MY
PUPPY AVAILABILITY PAGE & TESTIMONY PAGE OF MY SITE!

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All my pups are family raised & born in my "Birthing Center" in our home. At 4-5 weeks of age I move them into my "Puppy Nursery Facility" where they and their mothers continue to be in constant contact and care by our family, yet have more room to romp & play! My special attentiveness & methodology of raising my pups & caring for my Goldens results in the mellow and sweet temperament that my kennel's reputation has been built upon.

My grandchildren, Emily & Kaylla, holding Shasta & Shiloh as pupsWhile I have tried to maintain traditional AKC Golden Retriever characteristics of quality and consistent conformation, I am most concerned with the health & temperament of my dogs and their pups. This is so important to me because the majority of my pups are placed with &/or exposed to children & also elderly folks. I wish for my dogs to be a joy and a blessing to a family - not a source of concern or fear.

 

 

 

TeddyI have been pleased to remain in contact with many happy owners of my Goldens over the years and my dog’s health is excellent & their temperament has remained consistently gentle & endearing. I have many clients return to add a second &/ or third Golden to their family!

My primary goal in carefully selecting specific Goldens for Breeding & then for investing all the time & techniques I do in raising my puppies is first & foremost to concentrate on all I can do to develop & enhance the unique "TEMPERAMENT" I desire in all my Goldens. I work to lay the foundation for a loving, sweet, well-mannered Golden, that will be a joy to all who come to know him/her.  Beside being the most awesome COMPANION ever - many of my pups excel as Therapy Goldens in a variety of children's centers, hospitals, schools, nursing homes & senior centers.  Obedience Training & Agility Competitions are also enjoyed by many of my Golens & their owners.  I offer AKC pups that have the characteristics, capabilities & versatility that make them more than attractive, capable and suitable to excel in these & other enjoyable activities. My Goldens also have the keen skills, stamina & training reception to become a choice hunting companion.

Read on & enjoy the various photos & extensive information contained on my Web Site.



 

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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
TO SEE MY INCREDIBLY CALM &
WELL-MANNERED ----

When choosing the ULTIMATE dog for you & your family – EMANUEL HOMESTEAD’S GOLDEN RETRIEVERS rank distinctively apart from all others!!

Contact me today to schedule your appointment for your new EMANUEL HOMESTEAD GOLDEN!! You may also email me for information on 'Reserving A Puppy"!

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I Am Setting Up My Schedule For Appointments/Visits -   Email to Schedule A Time!!  Send In Your Completed 'Application/Client Information Sheet!"
Right-click on the link below to and click on "Save Target As..." to save the PDF file to your computer and open to print.
Application_Client Information Form

- I Look Forward To Getting To Know You Better & To Meeting With You!
VISIT MY PUPPY AVAILABILITY PAGE FOR UPDATES ON AVAILABLE PUPS & FOR NEW PUPS INFORMATION!!!

 

Emanuel Homestead Goldens, LLC
Chris J. Durning, Breeder
289 Barlow Cemetery Rd.
Woodstock, CT 06281
860-974-2893

NEW FAX NUMBER: 860-924-6660


emanuelhomesteadgoldens@yahoo.com

 

All visits are scheduled by appointment - I look forward to getting to know you & introduce myself & my incredible Emanuel Homestead Goldens to you!

SORRY, BUT I AM NOT USUALLY AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY APPOINTMENTS -
EMAIL ME FOR MY AVAILABLE SCHEDULE -
APPOINTMENTS USUALLY AVAILABLE ON MON, - WED. - FRI. - & SAT.!
LET'S SCHEDULE & CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!

 

PUPPIES ARE TYPICALLY PLACED INTO THIER NEW HOMES BETWEEN 10 & 15 WEEKS OF AGE!


THERE ARE A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT REASONS WHY I WILL CHOOSE WHICH AGE IS THE BEST


FOR THIS IMPORTANT TIME FRAME!

If you have any questions or comments about our website, Please let us know at webmaster@emanuelhomesteadgoldens.com.
Thank You

 

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PUPS ARE READY TO JOIN NEW FAMILIES NOW!!

TAKING DEPOSITS & PLACING PEOPLE ON MY 'WAITING RESERVE LIST' FOR ONE OR MORE OF MY NEW PUPS OR PLANNED FALL 2014 PUPS!


 


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