The Imatriever Story
Imatriever Kennels was established back in 1989 from humble beginnings with a girl called Lisa (Aust Champion Alubyc Mystery Girl). We are a small kennel situated on 5 acres near Ipswich, Qld. Our Goldens have been a part of our family for 25yrs and continue to contribute to a large portion of our family life. Lisa had a long and successful show career, securing her Australian title in just five shows! Since then, we have bred and shown a number of Goldens who have maintained successful show careers in the ring and within obedience.
Aus Champion Alubyc Mystery Girl – “Lisa”
Our first girl we bred Aus Champion Imatriever Imacutie (Chloe) who our son Daniel showed when he was just 12yrs old, went onto winning numerous in Group and In Show awards including a “Best In Show” at the QLD Golden Retriever Club Specialty Show in 1995 – Chloe was just 18months of age with over 120 Goldens under an International Specialty Judge Mr A. Warnock (Canada), who had been breeding Goldens for 32yrs.
Aus Champion Imatriever Imacutie – “Chloe”
Maree and Shayne have been showing and Breeding for 31 years, we started showing initially before deciding to breed a few years later. Breeding and Showing has become a big part of our lives and the biggest hobby we have had during our lives. We strongly believe that all the testing we do and our time in the game helps us to fully understand the breed and know what we want when producing puppies. It is very important that we consider all scores before breeding to ensure that we are providing high quality puppies. We are lifetime members of the Golden Retriever club of Qld and i am currently on the board managing the Puppy inquiries for the club.
In 2013 our Daughter in law Jess started assisting us to ensure that all buyers have the best possible service. Jess predominantly helps with the paperwork and email side of the house ensuring we are able to bring all of our buyers along for the journey of their puppies lives from the time of birth with weekly updates and organised play dates from around 6 weeks of age.
Since retiring and moving in with Jess and Dan we are fortunate enough to now have all our puppies raised in a family environment and introduced to children from day one thanks to our grandson Harvey. The bond between Children and Goldens is something magical.
Imatriever Kennels Established 1989
Shayne & Maree Careless
Pine Mountain QLD, Australia
Membership number Q4004536850