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Old 01-08-2013, 07:29 PM
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Looking for a good breeder

Hi, I hope I am posting this in the right section. I currently have a seven year old golden retriever. I bought her from Candyheart golden retrievers, well before the breeder was suspended from the AKC. My dog was recently diagnosed with cancer. It is on her leg and back, she was operated on but the tumors were not fully removed. The tumors are low grade but we do not know how long she has left. I am not looking for a puppy right now, I want to devote all my attention to my dog right now. But in the future I would like another golden. I have been to dog shows and have talked to a couple of breeders.
My top choice right now is Amberglo Goldens in Middletown, NY. I would like to know if anyone has any reviews or experiences with them? I have been searching online and every breeder has turned out awful. I live in NJ and am willing to go up to 3 & half hours away. I am searching in NY, PA, CT, and MD. I would like a light colored and calm dog; but most importantly, a healthy dog.
If anyone has any trustworthy breeders in my area, please let me know. Thank you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 PM
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There is not much information on her website. It makes it impossible to check for clearances, because you need the registered name or numbers of the potential parents. If Canada is a possiblity there are a lot of breeders that tend to have the lighter coloured goldens in Ontario
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Thanks for pointing that out to me. I will make sure to ask for everything when I talk to her, I cannot put much hope in websites anyway. My previous breeder listed everything but..well that didn't turn out too good. I'm so scared of getting another golden, it's heartbreaking dealing with my current dog's health problems.. I couldn't take another one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:19 PM
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I am sorry you are going through this with your golden. There is a stickie, I believe, about breeder website. The registered names of the dogs allows you to go to the independent database and check for yourself if the dog has all the clearances the breeder claims. Hips and Elbows are automatically posted on OFA when the clearance is done, hearts by a cardiologist and CERF for eyes (annually) are not always recorded on OFA, but the breeder should be about to provide you with hard copies of the clearances.
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It looks like Amberglo has a good reputation on the board, from checking old threads...there were a couple of other breeders listed as well, like SweetLea and Delmarva, in your area that you might check out.

Unfortunately I'm not in your area, so I'm sure others can chime in with more names for you to check out. Good luck!
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I suggest you check out Gaylans Golden Retrievers in New York. You will not find a better breeder.
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Only check out Gaylans if you want a dog that needs a job! They will only sell to people interested in showing their dog in some venue. They will be very hyper goldens.

Unfortunately, goldens are plagued with cancer in the breed and it is very unfortunate. So sorry you are going through this with your girl.
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What are you looking for in a Golden? Do you plan to do any companion events, therapy work etc.

Gaylans is a great breeder and they do occassionally have puppies for pet homes. The best thing is to contact Gayle Watkins and let her know what you are looking for. If there could potentially be a future match she will send you a lengthy application and interview you. She normally has litter information on her website and it will indicate if she is accepting applications for pets.

Gaylans breeds a multi-purpose golden. To say that all their dogs are hyper is just not correct. Most owners will show in one or more venue but most dogs have excellent on/off switches that make them fun to train and show while being very easy to live with.
I know because I live with one .
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I want another golden for home, play and companion. Should I go to top level breeders?


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The better the breeder the more capable he/ she is of matching the pup to your needs and ability.

The better the breeder the more knowledgeable she/he is about the breed and the strengths and weaknesses of their dogs and their pups.

I would call Gayler and ask her if she is planning a litter that would be a good fit for you.
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