We’ve had a love of animals for years and it shows in our care and qualifications:

We started training and showing Golden Retrievers during the mid 1970’s in the 3 areas of conformation, 
obedience and field; and have also been involved in pet care since 1978. Along with our years of showing, training and intensive study, we have honed the skills and knowledge needed to provide the finest quality of care for your cherished pets.



  • Finished AKC Championships on our dogs - as owner handlers, competing against the pros!
  • Won back to back MAJORS at the two largest shows in the midwest: The Detroit Kennel Club Cobo Hall Show and The Chicago International
  • Won Best in Show at the White River Golden Retriever Club Specialty Show near Indianapolis
  • Won 1st place numerous times in large puppy classes at various Central Regional Specialties, an East Coast Specialty and many Fort Detroit Specialties.
  • Won Puppy of the Year in 1981 through FDGRC, with a Derspinna homebred!
  • Won the Kyrie Award for the top winning class show dog of the year.
  • Own and show a Nationally ranked Golden Retrievers.
  • Trained and showed several conformation Goldens to their C.D. and C.D.X. obedience degrees.
Leader Dog Program
  • We have donated stud service for the Leader Dog Program. Many of our puppies have graduated to become leader dogs for the blind.
  • 1980 Champion of the Michigan FDGRC All-Age Singles Classic... defeating 52 other Goldens from around the country.
  • Judges Award of Merit Winner, 1981 Flat River Sanctioned Field Trial
  • Earned many Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent degrees on our own showdogs and client’s dogs as well.


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Derspinna Kennels · 9378 West O. Ave · Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: 269-372-2746 · Fax: 269-372-2939 · Email: derspinna_kennels@sbcglobal.net