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I'm not from that area, so I don't know what the average prices for Golden pups are there, but to be totally honest, that seems REALLY high. We paid $2000 for our newest pup that we just got in November from a very reputable breeder, and he has CH titled parents and grandparents. Our deposit was only $200. A deposit of $1000 seems ridiculously high. I've never heard of a breeder asking for a deposit that high before. That would be all I needed to hear to move along and continue my search elsewhere. We are in New England and anywhere between $1500 and $2000 seems to be the average for a quality Golden from a reputable breeder in this area, and these are from breeders who are active in conformation and/or obedience and agility and have titles on their dogs as well as all health clearances in order. I personally would not pay $3000 for a pup, but maybe I'm just used to the lower prices here in New England. I DEFINITELY wouldn't be willing to put down a $1000 nonrefundable deposit, but that's just my opinion. That just sounds downright greedy to me.
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