Thanks I am looking forward to having a dog in the house again so much! I have been looking at the Tarheels breeder referral site and am kind of lost....the ones I've found are :
Golden rose kennel (goldenrosekennel.com)
I looked up some of their dogs on k9data and although it seems most of their dogs have all the clearances, most of the ancestors have incomplete clearances. Also they are fairly cheap(700-900).
Wag'n tail goldens (Wagntailgoldens.com)
Again, same thing about the ancestral clearances... Although I don't know about price couldn't find it on the site
Acadia golden retrievers (Acadiagoldenretrievers.com)
Ancestral clearances (again! Lol) and I am also not too keen on the "English look", personal preference, also seem a bit pricey at 1600-1800
I looked at a few others, including the "board favorite" tanglewood goldens, but as I've said I tend to shy away from the English golden look and also they are rather expensive for what I'm looking for. I also checked out crescent goldens, but I think they may have moved to FL?! And again, I don't know if I feel comfortable spending 1800 on a puppy that I have no plans to show or compete with :/
If anyone has any input on the above breeders, or any ideas about breeders I am missing I would reall appreciate the help! Also, is it normal for the ancestral clearances to not be listed on k9data?
Whee, sorry for the long post y'all