About Us

We have been breeding and showing English Setters since 1974.  Our kennel name comes from the state of California and the Gold Rush era.  I can't imagine having any other breed than English Setters.  They are a  joy to me, a delight. 

We have bred many, many champions over the years, Best In Show dogs and group winning dogs.  We have also bred therapy dogs, it makes me proud that Gold Rush dogs are able to bring pleasure to people in hospitals and care facilities. 

We are the breeders and owners of Am/Can/Mex CH Gold Rush Gold Miner Blues. Major, as he was called, was the English Setter All time Top Sire for many years until his great, great grandson surpased his record.  

We are members of the English Setter Assoication of America, California English Setter Club, Inland Empire English Setter Club and the Orange Empire Kennel Club.

We take the health of our dogs very seriously. All dogs that are bred have been OFA'd and certified free of hip dyplasia. Most have a rating of Good and many are certified Excellent. They have also been Baer tested and are free of deafness.

Our doggie kids have become important members of their new families. They have gone on to win AKC championships, Hunting titles including Junior Hunter, Master Hunter and a Field Championship. They have made wonderful hunting companions for those people who love to hunt. Most importantly, they have gone on to be wonderful additions to the lives and homes of their owners and families.