well. dayum. it seems as though I have found contradicting views on what I should be looking for. raised inside and questioned what inside means...then the poor dog has never felt grass or dirt...then the clearances should go back through ancestry dot com...then the written guarantee (money back or exchange of puppy) isn't to the standards of a $10k dog owner how bout being a little arrogant ladies and gentlemen. None of you bothered to access your reading comprehension skills on the original post...I said very plainly that the animal met my needs and had what I was looking for. Do you think that in all of my fifty years of age, and 45 years of dog ownership I had no clue of what my needs were? My last golden was an inbred and from ********, yet I had people "in the know" want him for stud when they saw him until they found out he did not have a piece of paper telling me, him, and the rest of the world that he wasn't the smartest, most intelligent dog in the county.
I asked for additional information/recommendations in my OP...not ridicule or second guessing of the information I found. Having owned goldens for nearly 30 years, but not having selected a puppy in 20, I began to wonder what all the hubb-ubb was all about, but now I am beginning to see. Arrogance of the educated without knowledge once again rises to the top.
Arrogance? If the animal meets your needs and you feel no one should comment suggesting there is more to finding a healthy animal than your 7 requirements, why bother posting asking people to check it out, and when they do and voice their opinions call it arrogance?
If you can't see helpful suggestions as anything more than what they are, most definitely not ridicule, I'm not sure what you are looking for. Are you wanting someone to say great job? Is that it? If it is, keep looking for that approval. In the mean time other aspects of finding puppies with a back ground (documented pedigree, and clearances) will continue to be posted for those who are open to learning.
I consider myself 'in the know', and I wouldn't have touched your dog for breeding either, even if it was the absolute most perfect Golden ever to be born. With no documented background for all I know the sire and dam died at 3 of cancer and all 4 grandparents were epileptic until they died at 5.
You may want to reread your post, and see what arrogance really is.
Good luck with your puppy!!