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Old 01-16-2013, 05:29 AM
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EagleRidge Breeder Review?

Hello,

I'm currently searching for a Male Golden Retriever with a medium gold coat (not too dark, not too light), and I've been contacting Eagle Ridge thus far about their upcoming liter, which is from Jeter and Savannah.

I've also done searching around on this website and I've found that they have not had the best reviews from people on here, but I've also found that they've defended themselves against just about every negative thing said. Can anyone provide any actual legitimate evidence that should prevent me from purchasing a puppy from them? Is there anything more I should ask them for (I.E. additional clearances/information/certifications)?

I'm still new to this puppy buying business, but I want to make the most educated decision the first time around to ensure my dog lives a happy and healthy life.

Does anyone have any FIRST HAND experience with them and their puppies?

Can anyone else suggest a reputable Florida breeder with either an upcoming liter or puppies currently for sale?

Thank you so much! :wavy:


Also: They are asking $1800 for a puppy. This seems to be a little higher than average, but the male seems to be quite a champ. Even though this price is a little high, I'm willing to pay as long as I know the puppy is clear of anything harmful.

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A puppy is not a used car. Don't haggle, most breeders find it extremely rude.

After looking at the pedigree and clearance data, I see too many Fairs and a COI that is too high for my liking. I would pass on this one.
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A puppy is not a used car. Don't haggle, most breeders find it extremely rude.

After looking at the pedigree and clearance data, I see too many Fairs and a COI that is too high for my liking. I would pass on this one.
What do you mean Fairs and COI? Sorry I am very new to this.

Also, they emailed me and told me both parents come with hip, elbow, eye, and heart clearances.

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to many fairs means to many dogs with hips scores graded at fair... while fair is the lowest passing score... if you have fairs you really want to be breeding them to goods and excellents to try and improve hip quality so in this case there are alot of dogs with hips that are scored as fair vs. good or excellent.

the coi is a co-efficient of inbreeding... we like to see a relatively low number 12.5 or less this tells you how inbred a dog is... if a dog is to inbred then you increase the risk of genetic issues due to the inbreeding... in this case the coefficient of inbreeding is to high and when it is very high you increase risk...

thats what he means
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to many fairs means to many dogs with hips scores graded at fair... while fair is the lowest passing score... if you have fairs you really want to be breeding them to goods and excellents to try and improve hip quality so in this case there are alot of dogs with hips that are scored as fair vs. good or excellent.

the coi is a co-efficient of inbreeding... we like to see a relatively low number 12.5 or less this tells you how inbred a dog is... if a dog is to inbred then you increase the risk of genetic issues due to the inbreeding... in this case the coefficient of inbreeding is to high and when it is very high you increase risk...

thats what he means
Thank you so much for the reply!

As anyone had any first hand experience with them or their puppies? While these are all valid points I wonder in reality how much "fair" increases probability of issues. Same with the COI
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Thank you so much for the reply!

As anyone had any first hand experience with them or their puppies? While these are all valid points I wonder in reality how much "fair" increases probability of issues. Same with the COI
the only thing you can do is increase your odds of having a healthy puppy... and are there other breeders who are having puppies that having better hip scores or lower coi's ... there are no guarantees in anything but when you are spending alot of money on a puppy you want to try and increase your odds the best you can.
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the only thing you can do is increase your odds of having a healthy puppy... and are there other breeders who are having puppies that having better hip scores or lower coi's ... there are no guarantees in anything but when you are spending alot of money on a puppy you want to try and increase your odds the best you can.
I absolutely agree which is why I joined and posted . Thanks for your help!

There is another breeder not too far from me. Her Name is Pamela and I found her on the AKC. Can anyone give me any information on this breeder (Anderson Goldens), and the puppies parents? They just had a liter in December and will be ready to go home soon!

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I would pass. Not one mentioning of clearances and two litters at the same time? Seems fishy to me. Where in Florida are you?

Maybe try contacting the Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club, Golden Retriever Puppies Florida, Breeders. and seeing if they can refer you to a member of their club.

To be quite honest, $1,800 may give you a good puppy, depending on the breeder. Most puppies from a REPUTABLE breeder will cost that much. I suggest you read some of the topics listed in this section of the forum on how to read websites, clearances, and how to find the perfect puppy for your family.
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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.
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I would pass. Not one mentioning of clearances and two litters at the same time? Seems fishy to me. Where in Florida are you?

Maybe try contacting the Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club, Golden Retriever Puppies Florida, Breeders. and seeing if they can refer you to a member of their club.

To be quite honest, $1,800 may give you a good puppy, depending on the breeder. Most puppies from a REPUTABLE breeder will cost that much. I suggest you read some of the topics listed in this section of the forum on how to read websites, clearances, and how to find the perfect puppy for your family.
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!
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