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Old 10-25-2011, 03:21 PM
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Looking for a Puppy around VA

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My husband, daughter and I are looking for a golden puppy, or possibly two. I've been doing a lot of research on our area breeders and I've already found a lot of great information from you guys on the people to stay away from -- thanks! I've contacted GRCA, looked on the AKC website and contacted most of the state golden clubs for puppy referrals, but I'm just not finding reputable breeders with available litters.

I really need to find a breeder that I can trust to give me a happy, healthy companion (I am a little gun-shy since we lost our golden suddenly to cancer this year). My hope is that I can find a reputable serious hobby breeder in Virginia, but we're willing to travel north or south to find the perfect dog for our family.

Any and all recommendations are welcome! Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:52 AM
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Hi! I'm new to the board (I'm not picking up my little Golden until November! My fiance and I's first), but since I JUST did the puppy search myself, I can tell you what some breeders have told me. I'm guessing you're looking for a puppy now? If so, and you like field lines, Susan at Fireside Retrievers has 1 male left. Also, Eldorado Goldens has puppies (they were refered to me by Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club) Eldorado Goldens, Delmarva Golden Retrievers will have puppies ready early Feb and they are HIGHLY recommended on this board (which I know from stalking previous posts), Lycinan Goldens- Quality AKC Golden Retrievers- Harford County, Maryland has puppies that were due (possibly already born) in October and I heard of them through recommendations on this board....

Hope something in there helps!
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Welcome to the forum HMJ... I just wanted to tell you I'm so sorry for the loss of your golden earlier this year. I know how hard it is to go through that and then it's compounded by the emptiness of a home without a dog...

Best of luck on your search, sounds like you've done some good work so far. From my own personal experience, the right puppy is so worth the wait. I know how hard it is when you need that new puppy to come home and help fill the void, it's hard not to rush. But you will be glad you waited for just the right breeder. Hang in there.....
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Hi, I also just conducted a search in the greater VA area and would be happy to share what I found. You can google all of these breeders. Casey Goldens is in VA and on Facebook and mentioned here in an earlier thread. (I'm only sharing info. on reputable breeders who do health clearances)

*My Buddy Goldens is expecting a litter and they sound great
Casey Goldens is expecting two litters in Jan.
Terans plans to breed 1 litter in Jan.
Eldorado and Lycinan both will have pups soon
Country Lakes plans to breed 1 litter in Jan.

There are also a couple of individual breeders who have pups now, or will soon, in VA. If you PM me I'll pass along the info.

Good luck with your search and let us know what happens!
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All the ones listed sound like great breeders (Not sure about Country lakes since I haven't looked into them, though). I would highly recommend Delmarva and My Buddy out of them all!
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Yes, I would have mentioned Delmarva but Sue is no longer accepting deposits for her upcoming litters. However, she probably will once the puppies are born and she knows how many there will be available. So keep that in mind.

I just double checked and My Buddy Goldens is expecting a litter in mid-November, with pups able to go home in Jan, and they're currently accepting applications. I would definitely contact them if I were you! Other breeders mentioned above are also good.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:05 PM
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I have contacted most of the ones listed above. I have an interview with Eldorado Goldens on Sunday and am still hoping to hear back from a few of the others. Keep 'em coming though!
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:19 PM
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Yes, I would have mentioned Delmarva but Sue is no longer accepting deposits for her upcoming litters. However, she probably will once the puppies are born and she knows how many there will be available. So keep that in mind.
I received an email from Sue a few days ago and her current litter is spoken for, but she may be expecting one or two more litters soon and will be verifying the pregnancy in the next few weeks. I will definitely be checking back with her.
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Country Lakes is a good breeder, they do all the health clearances and usually breed their one female to an AM/CAN CH. They are not super involved with showing. Their female is a full sister to our Can. CH girl, who we love. Great golden in every way. I don't think they have many litters, as they only have one of age female and another who is too young to be bred (the last I checked). There was a mention of them earlier, and others said the same thing.
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PS - Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions so far! I appreciate your help!
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