Who Are We?






Greetings to you!

I am Chris Durning, the owner, trainer & breeder of Emanuel Homestead Goldens. I am delighted to be living among the scenic countryside in Woodstock, CT (Northeast, CT) on our Homestead where I have raised AKC Registered Golden Retriever Pups for almost 40 years & raised my wonderful family, too.

My Husband, Michael & I

Our five children are as follows: Jennifer; Julie; Andrew & Matthew and adopted daughter from India: Hannah Eileen. We have been blessed with 16 Grandchildren – so far!!!: Kaylla; Kaylin; Emily; Sean; Korrin; Jessica Haley (Passed Away – Dec. 2000); Justin; Eric; Ashley; Stephen; Evey Rose; Madeleine; Colt; Twins: Savannah & Sean; & Brianna. Jennifer & her family live nearby in Woodstock; Julie & her family live in New Bern, NC; Matthew & his family are living in the front house on our property here in Woodstock; Andrew is our U.S. Marine - he & his wife, April, & their family are in Virginia. Hannah has also moved to NC near Julie!!!!!

In addition to raising my Goldens, we own & operate our family business, WOODSTOCK VALLEY ENTERPRISES, LLC.   http://www.woodstockvalleyenterprises.com

We build conventional homes, barns, garages, & additions along with general renovation work.

We also offer custom designed & built fencing & pole buildings for private & commercial use, horse riding rings, livestock protection & kennel areas, as well as, pool fencing.

All of our 'kids' are on their own, but they are still close & 2 of them are involved in our businesses. One of our sons, Matthew, is a partner with us in our building & fabrication businesses through Woodstock Valley Enterprises, LLC. Our eldest daughter, Jennifer, owns & operates her own business, Multi-Pillar Marketing, LLC (multipillarmarketing.com) & assists us with all our computer needs, including the design & management our web sites. Jennifer also provides computer services for several other businesses & welcomes inquiries!! A number of our wonderful grandchildren are interested & involved with helping me & playing with all my Emanuel Homestead Goldens - adults & pups adding to the special TLC that ensures positive 'socialization' & darling personalities!!!


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