Has anyone bought a puppy from them or know any information about them? Good experiences bad experiences? Quality of thier dogs (Sire and Dam's)? How do I use the k9data.com website to accurated check out the parents and pedigree?
Are you interested specifically in the "English Creme" Goldens?
We just got a Golden puppy in Michigan, and when I was looking I noticed that those breeders advertising the "English Cremes" tended to want a lot more $$ than the breeders of the more standard or "American" goldens...whether they were field or conformation types.
From what I saw, the standard puppy price around here (SE - mid Michigan) from a reputable breeder was $1,200.
I am by no means an expert, but what I notice on the English Meadow website is that they do not give any pedigree information on any of their dogs. They say they do hip, elbow, eye and heart clearances, but when I look them up on OFFA (by kennel name) none of the dogs have a complete set of clearances. And one of the heart clearances was by a practitioner rather than a cardiologist. Also, no titles on the dogs and no indication of any kind of competition activity, be it agility, obedience, field or comformation.
Also....the contract requires proof of spay/neuter by 12 months of age. I've learned that age of spay/neuter can be a pretty hot topic, and don't know if you have a strong opinion. Try using the search feature on this forum and looking up spay/neuter for a lot of info on it. But the 12mo spay/neuter is one thing you might want to talk to the breeder about if you do pursue this breeder.
When I was looking for a puppy, I called the Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Club's puppy referral contact. You can find it on their website. Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Club of Michigan
They were VERY helpful in pointing me toward reputable breeders with current litters. In fact, there were two breeders with litters that would be ready to go to homes in August. I was on waiting lists for both. No clue if all the puppies from those litters are spoken for, but they would be worth calling. Unless you have your heart set on the English Creme.