Nancy Talbott (Belgold), Quartz Hill, CA (CCA)
When I was four years old, a family moved into our neighborhood with two Golden Retrievers who won my heart. When I was a college student, in 1976, I made my first purchase of a Golden; as it turns out, she had both temperament and health issues. I accepted this first experience as a learning opportunity. Three years later I found my second start, and he became Am/Can CH Beckwith’s Zwierig Sunshader, UD, WCX. I will forever be thankful to his breeders for entrusting such a wonderful puppy to a graduate student with nothing to recommend her except enthusiasm. I am proud to have bred and owned many CH, UD, JH, WCX, and other working titled Goldens and Labradors under the Belgold kennel name.
In addition to Goldens and Labradors, I have owned CH Papillons and Pugs. My home is currently shared with four house dogs ranging from two to 12 years of age. I retired in 2018 from a 39-year career in public education. I have been approved to judge Goldens since 1993, and am currently approved for 20 Sporting breeds. I consider it a privilege to be able to serve in that capacity, and have had the privilege of judging Golden and Labrador National Specialties in the United States, Canada, and Australia. I am honored to be a Life Member of the Golden Retriever Club of America, and am currently serving as the Education Director for the club. It is a great privilege to be a CCA Evaluator at the 2021 GRCA National. Thank you for this honor.