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This breeder has claimed to do penn hips. But their are a few offspring out of jeter in OFA that received an elbow clearance but not hips. Or vice versa.

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And the dam only has an elbow and cardiac clearance. Again... He might do penn hip.... I would ask about eyes and hip clearances. And the only thing in offa of her mom is a cardiac clearances. A lot of missing pieces and questions that need to be answered.

Have you contacted snowbird? Wonderland? Crescent? Goldtox? Lakewood's? Gemini?

All are other breeders in Florida.
Gemini has a 2 liter waiting list, I just called them. Lakewood seems good but their website is horrific, and absolutely no contact information. If someone can provide me with a phone number I'll gladly call them up!

I will look into the other ones you stated in a few minutes. Are they all 100% reputable?

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Gemini has a 2 liter waiting list, I just called them. Lakewood seems good but their website is horrific, and absolutely no contact information. If someone can provide me with a phone number I'll gladly call them up!

I will look into the other ones you stated in a few minutes. Are they all 100% reputable?

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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't let the website deter you. Some of these folks are too busy to maintain a website, or just might not be computer savvy. I actually view a slick website as a minor red flag - some people enjoy maintaining a website, but I'm not sure I want to deal with a breeder who is heavily reliant on web traffic to generate interest in their puppies. I spoke with one of those early on in my search for a breeder.


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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't let the website deter you. Some of these folks are too busy to maintain a website, or just might not be computer savvy. I actually view a slick website as a minor red flag - some people enjoy maintaining a website, but I'm not sure I want to deal with a breeder who is heavily reliant on web traffic to generate interest in their puppies. I spoke with one of those early on in my search for a breeder.


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It's not deterring me at all, but does anyone have Lakewood contact number or email? I would love to contact them.

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I've been reading up quite a bit but honestly it's a lot to grasp. Quite overwhelming, lol. From first glance the places I've been looking seem AMAZING, then I dig a little deeper and find out these not so great issues.

I am in Miami Florida, but I'd be willing to drive up to 4 or so hours to pick up my new companion!

I will contact them and see if they can refer me to somebody, thank you!
You're right, it can be very confusing. There is a lot to know, not a lot of resources to learn from, no regulations or controls, and sophisticated breeders out there who know how to make their less-than-acceptable breeding programs look good to the unsophisticated buyer. It can be a whirlwind of confusion and frustration. Goldens are overbred and there are a ton of slick, unethical breeders out there waiting to take your money. It's enough to make one give up and just buy the first puppy available.

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Stick to it. You are doing the right thing. Yes, it's hard. But I can tell you from experience it is soooo worth it. See the doggy covered in mud in my signature below? That dog came from a breeder such as is being discussed. She ended up very small, with hip and elbow problems that will cost me many thousands of dollars and surgeries for her, and she is still likely to have difficulty when she grows old. This is a family member you're getting, and it's worth some education, frustration and effort now to avoid potentially huge expenses and a suffering dog later. IMO.

There is a good puppy out there for you, and people here can help you find it. Just take a step back, exhale, and commit yourself to doing this thing right. And then you'll have the knowledge and skills you need for the rest of your life!
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You're right, it can be very confusing. There is a lot to know, not a lot of resources to learn from, no regulations or controls, and sophisticated breeders out there who know how to make their less-than-acceptable breeding programs look good to the unsophisticated buyer. It can be a whirlwind of confusion and frustration. Goldens are overbred and there are a ton of slick, unethical breeders out there waiting to take your money. It's enough to make one give up and just buy the first puppy available.

But don't.

Stick to it. You are doing the right thing. Yes, it's hard. But I can tell you from experience it is soooo worth it. See the doggy covered in mud in my signature below? That dog came from a breeder such as is being discussed. She ended up very small, with hip and elbow problems that will cost me many thousands of dollars and surgeries for her, and she is still likely to have difficulty when she grows old. This is a family member you're getting, and it's worth some education, frustration and effort now to avoid potentially huge expenses and a suffering dog later. IMO.

There is a good puppy out there for you, and people here can help you find it. Just take a step back, exhale, and commit yourself to doing this thing right. And then you'll have the knowledge and skills you need for the rest of your life!
I'm so so sorry for the issues your Golden has had! I hope the treatments and surgery bring her back to 100%! Thank you for the reply and posts like this are what brought me to the site in the first place! You're absolutely right though, the overwhelming amount of information almost makes me want to buy the first puppy I can find, but obviously I can't do that. I just want this dog in my life so bad it makes it hard to wait, but I will be patient and do the proper research before pulling the trigger!

I need to make the most educated decision the first time around, because as you know, this puppy will be in my life for the entirety of it's life! So I want to ensure a happy and healthy one.

I am going to contact the breeders posted above, and see if they have any upcoming liters that I can get on a waiting list for!

If anyone else would like to suggest any Florida breeders (Central Florida, East or West coast, and Southern Florida), I'd be glad to check them out! Thank you all so much!!
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Lakewood website has a "Contact Us" link that has email contact info: <pveibl@cfl.rr.com> The website looks "normal" to me, is it possible you're not looking at the right lakewood golden's website? Also, do a search on the forum for Lakewood and you'll see a number of members with Lakewood goldens.
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It's not deterring me at all, but does anyone have Lakewood contact number or email? I would love to contact them.

Are you looking at the right Lakewood?? I would never think her website was horrific! Lol! And her contact is on her website...just hit contact us on the right.
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In Florida, the price varies from 1500 at the low end to 2000.
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