After more than a decade of discerning Golden Retriever selection and breeding, Bonyl’s 6 foundation dogs shine with 56 Show Dog or Working Dog Champion Awards in their combined pedigrees. These were attained at 37 South African and 19 International competitions.
We use AI (artificial insemination) to achieve the best possible global outcross and line-breeding outcomes. Our international champion progenitor dogs are from the UK and Ireland as well as European countries such as The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Luxemburg. Down-under is well represented by Australia and New Zealand, and the USA makes a sizable genetic contribution.
In our quest to contribute to the serviceability, refinement and health of Golden Retrievers, we not only exclusively breed animals who pass all their health tests, but who in addition, are proud-making examples of the GR Breed Standard.
Bonyl pups are sold as non-breeding pets with a KUSA “progeny not eligible for registration” stipulation. We believe responsible dog breeding is best left to experts. Pedigrees outlive breeders and are a living legacy and manifestation of breeder's intentions... we are proud of our legacy.
We at Bonyl realise what it takes to raise a confident pup, able to meet the challenges of the world - both physically and emotionally.
Bonyl Golden Retriever pups grow up on an idyllic, small farm an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town.
Each pup's early youth is filled with mum and Liane (the breeder), then other Goldens are met, then chickens, children, ducks, more kids, the vet!, horses, even more kids and admiring adults... splashing in a mountain stream and lots of mud!
Once pups are born, we send Whatsapp pics every weekend; so that new owners can experience the development of their pup from the word go. Once the pups are one month old and little more resilient, new owners are invited to visit the pups over weekends until they go home between week 7 and 8. This is an opportune time to ask Liane all the questions you may have. She will talk you through nutrition and all aspects of health, and how to raise a happy GR.
Pups are only allocated to their new owners on Homing Day. It’s first-come, first-choose. Prospective new owners will know the date well in advance, as soon as the pups are born, so they can make arrangements for that special day. That day starts early. Liane switches on the lights at 5am. The earlier you arrive, the sooner you can choose the pup that wins your heart. At this level of breeding, however the pups are much of a muchness. However if your heart is set on a particular individual, it means rising that little bit earlier. An early start gives your new pup the advantage of a full day in their new surroundings to get accustomed to their new world, before night falls.
Bonyl does not advertise. Our dogs are our advertisement. Many a Bonyl pup buyer is back a year or two later for Bonyl pup number two. Thank you for your support, which enables us to support SA Guide-Dogs Association as our charity of choice.
Golden Retrievers are not for everyone! This breed has 2 essential requirements over and above other breeds: love and water.
A Golden is not an out-there dog. It is a family member and needs human companionship. It wants to please, it wants to serve and it deserves a family that includes it in the goings on. It needs to be handled with consistency and competency. Children younger than 5 need to wait a little longer for their best friend's arrival.
Golden Retrievers were bred to retrieve gunned birds from the marshes of Great Britain. The instinctive lure of the water is so strong that Goldens will swim in their water bowl if that is all that is available! Access to (and exit from) water is essential, beyond all the other doggy requirements.
At Bonyl Golden Retrievers, no dog is caged. Litters of pups are not always available. Our pups go to discerning buyers who seek out breeder's integrity and are willing to wait for their pups.