Thank you! Is that true for the English as well? $2300 I have been told by the breeder I have spoken to? Sent from Petguide.com Free App
RUN, RUN, RUN!!!! Please do not give this person your money, you can find a wonderful dog with clearances for a reasonable price!!!! Please check out the following as a beginning point for your puppy search. A good breeder will at the very LEAST:
1) have the clearances recommended by the Golden Retriever Club of America Golden Retriever Puppies: Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) Golden Retriever Puppies: Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA)
2) Participate in some form of competition with their dogs, whether it's obedience, agility, hunt tests, conformation showing or tracking. It doesn't matter, they need to be putting their dogs up against other Golden Retrievers to prove that their dogs are trainable and worthy of reproducing. Breeders who want to tell you about all the "Champion show dogs" in their dogs' pedigrees but haven't done anything to get titles on the actual parents of the litter are simply using other people's hard work. Champion titled dogs can have dozens of puppies and only one or two of those puppies may have the temperament, conformation and trainability all in one package that makes them worthy of reproducing. The rest should be pets, not breeding animals.
3) Make sure they are only raising a couple litters per year, in general
a high volume is not going to be a sign of good quality. I want my puppy to be raised in doors with the family getting daily human contact and socialization. Don't settle for second best.
Please be an educated consumer so that no one takes advantage of you at the expense of the dogs they are selling. Check out the stickies at the top of our "Choosing a Breeder" board there is excellent information there. Read through multiple threads, use the search feature, there is so much useful information here.