Kimberley, Bella's Mum!
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lakewood (Dallas), Texas
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Hi! I have a Jeter, Eagleridge Stormy Pt's Knockin Them Out The Park, daughter (born 2/14/2011).
She is an AMAZING girl!! Best temperament ever and her willingness to please is outstanding, as well as her desire to train. She picks up on stuff so fast. She received her Canine Good Citizen at 6 months, and Rally Novice at 18 months or so (could've been sooner, but I am new to all this stuff too, and I slowed her up). She is about to be certified as a Therapy Dog...before 2 years of age! Bella has passed her CERF with no breeders options, and passed her Heart. Will be doing hips and elbows when 2 this year.
Having said all that, she was out of a different Dam, with Good hips. I was green, too, like you, at knowing what all this meant. OFA's, Hips, Eyes, CERF, Normal, Fair, Excellent, Pedigrees, Clearances, 5-generations, COI, etc, etc. My head spun!!! It takes a good deal of time to figure this all out, but you've come to the right place! There are some very experienced people on this forum!! I knew about clearances, just didn't know any more than the minimum. I've learned a ton in the last 2 years since getting Bella, both on this forum, as well as through all the breeder friends I've met along the way.
Good luck in your search!! Consider joining a local Golden Retriever club in your area and get to know some knowledgeable people that can mentor you and help you get the best puppy possible for your needs.