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Old 01-18-2013, 08:04 PM
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KountryKozy Golden Retrievers is a breeder near Edmonton, Alberta. I was wondering if anyone had experience with them? Any feedback would be great. They are fairly close to me so would like some advice.

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:10 PM
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I would recommend you contact Niome Dubois. She is in Edmonton. She has a puppy available currently and a litter due in a week or so. Harmony Golden Retrievers

Never heard of the kennel you asking about but do they have a website??
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I googled the kennel and there are a few red flags for me. I don't see any clearances for Mom and no hip clearance for Dad. Also, seems like they don't do any activities with there dogs and do not use any outside sires. Seems like a money making gig to me. I would look elsewhere JMO.
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I have talked to Niome. Not looking for a pup right away, not until the summer. Asked her if she was planning anything later in the year or early next year but have not got a response yet.

I too had some concerns when looking at the KountryKozy site. Was hoping someone had experiences with them.
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It is looking like she will have pups ready to go early April. Good luck.
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Personally, I would keep looking. Unless their website is not up to date, it looks like they only have 2 dogs, which they breed to each other. Rebel does not have a hip clearance listed on OFA, he may have had his hips cleared through OVC, but you need the clearance number to be able to independently verify the clearance. His eye clearance is also out of date, it may have been updated and not sent in to OFA. Eyes need to be cleared yearly (CERF), the breeder should have a hard copy if they have been updated. He is out of standard for a male at 85 lbs. His pedigree on K9data appears to have no champions in it. He also has Bonnieview Kennels in Ontario, who I would avoid like the plague. Little Miss Molly, they do not give the kennel prefix to check the clearances, I found one listed on OFA for Pheasanthill Little Miss Molly. If it is the correct one, she has hips and elbows and an outdated CERF exam. There is no heart clearance listed, you would need to ask the breeder for that and an up to date eye clearance. Again there are no titled dogs in her pedigree (based on a prefix of Pheasant Hill). The do not show their dogs in any venue, which would prove that they are breeding dogs that meet the breed standard or can do what goldens are bred to do. Maybe someone who is better with looking up clearances can have more success.

Are you aware they are not planning a breeding until the fall 2013 or spring 2014?
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Thank you for the insight. I have talked to them and yes i do relize they are not expecting a litter until the fall, which would be fine. But all indicators are pointing me to stay away
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Thank you for the insight. I have talked to them and yes i do relize they are not expecting a litter until the fall, which would be fine. But all indicators are pointing me to stay away
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Anyone know of a breeder near Edmonton planning for a litter after July? There are a few I talked to and it seems they have just had a litter or are just about to. Or am i planning a bit too far in advance?
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Not planning to far in advance, most puppies from reputable breeders are spoken for before they are born. How far are you willing to travel to get your puppy?
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