About Us

We are Jenny & Matt Clarke and we both grew up with dogs. Jenny’s childhood playmate was Nicky the Golden Retriever and there started the love of the breed. We obtained our first Golden together in 1996 from the Leighsham Kennel and spent many years partaking in obedience, agility and even trying our hand at flyball.

In 2006, Bramblebriar Coachman at Sunnyoak (Sonny) entered our home and we tentatively began our show careers together. We have now obtained entries in the Kennel Clubs Stud Book with 3 dogs. All our show dogs have regularly qualified for Crufts and have won several prizes at Crufts. We were granted the affix “Sunnyoak” by the Kennel Club in 2010 and have had 6 litters to date.

Jenny is on the Judging Lists of the Golden Retriever Club, South Western GRC, Southern Golden Retriever Society, Eastern Counties GRC, The Golden Retriever Club of Wales, Midland GRC & Northern GRA.

Jenny has been a Pets As Therapy Volunteer for 9 years and is a Pets As Therapy qualified Temperament Assessor. Four of our dogs are registered Pets As Therapy Dogs. Jenny is a qualified Teaching Assistant & Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

Jenny is currently an Officer of the South Western Golden Retriever Club.

We are active Members of Bournemouth Canine Association, Poole Canine Club, the Golden Retriever Club, the South Western Golden Retriever Club & the Southern Golden Retriever Society.

We both have current canine first aid certificates.