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Question What do you think about this breeder?

I ran across this breeder's webpage while doing my nightly search of Golden Puppies in the area.

They look like a reputable breeder, what do you guy's think?

Sunset HHF Golden Retrievers - HOME - BANKS, OR

I would LOVE it if I could get my pup from a breeder, but the price always seems daunting to me(I know I know, saves money in the long run, price of health, ect. ect., it just seems like a lot!)

I'll probably end up rescuing from a local shelter(Assuming they'll let me have one with me living in a apt. and not having a fenced yard*yet, we're getting one soon-ish* which several of the local rescues/shelters have strict policy's on).

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Anyone want to chime in their thoughts?
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It looks like she is dishonest about her dogs' hip and elbow clearances.


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Also, there is another kennel named Sunshine Goldens in Oregon who is actually a member of the Pacific Rim GR club...


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Also, there is another kennel named Sunshine Goldens in Oregon who is actually a member of the Pacific Rim GR club...


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She's not sunshine goldens, she's sunset goldens
I assume it's because she lives right by the sunset hwy

and what makes you think that about her clearances?
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i would try going to check them out if your still interested.
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Something seems a little off they say OFA tested with normal or good ratings but they are not listed on the offa.org website.
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I would want to see the actual paperwork since only CERF and Cardiac are on the offa website. I think only dogs who don't pass would not be listed on the offa.org website but I could be wrong.

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Oh sorry I missed that.

Most of her dogs are under 2 but she claims on her website that they have their hips and elbows done. On K9data, it says her dogs have prelims done. Those are not clearances so she is being misleading by saying they are cleared. For one dog she even went as far as putting "OFA Good" for hips on their k9data page, which is sketchy because why aren't there clearance numbers? Offa.org shows no hip or elbow clearances for that dog or ANY dog she has. She has one dog over the age of 2, but according to K9data she only has prelims and no real hip and elbow clearances.
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I haven't checked out all their dogs, but I'd definitely steer clear of any pups by Quarter (who just had a litter last April). Her COI is over 25%, which is waaaaay too high, IMHO.


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They have had several dogs go to service dog organizations and done rather well, which is what caught my eye, because I'm able to see what the dogs are like as service dogs.
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