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Old 12-01-2008, 05:09 PM
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kdmarsh-Thankyou for the kind words about Molly. I am sorry about Carmella ( love that name). It must be so hard to be without her after all these years. Good luck with your puppy search, I have learned alot from this forum and I think you will too. Who knows, maybe this spring we will both be getting an Argo puppy!
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Tahnee, did all the pups sell?
Oh goodness, I certainly can't take in a pup right now. I don't have anything ready for one and I really need to make sure that I'm 100% emotionally ready for one. My mother and I both really miss our girl and are pretty sure we want a pup within the next few months, but I want to be positive that I have everything set before I welcome another golden into my household.

For now, I'm just... looking. Making inquiries, etc.

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kdmarsh-Thankyou for the kind words about Molly. I am sorry about Carmella ( love that name). It must be so hard to be without her after all these years. Good luck with your puppy search, I have learned alot from this forum and I think you will too. Who knows, maybe this spring we will both be getting an Argo puppy!
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It has been really difficult getting used to not having her around. Her birthday was on the 24th of November, and my mother and I were both sort of sad that whole day. It would have been her 15th birthday.

Best of luck to you with your puppy search! I sure do hope that by this spring we'll both be welcoming a furry little ball of gold into our homes.
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Tahnee, did all the pups sell?
Green Boy is still looking :-) And of course, either Pink or Yellow will be looking once I decide which one I am keeping, but that may not be until after the New Year.
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Indian Knoll Kennel in IL

I have two Golden Retriever that were bred by Alice Landin of Indian Knoll's I would be more then happy to discuss this kennel with you.
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I have two Golden Retriever that were bred by Alice Landin of Indian Knoll's I would be more then happy to discuss this kennel with you.
I got my Carmella from them and I was just curious if they were still breeding. I'm thinking I may be getting a golden pup soon from another breeder, but I'm curious - when did you get your 2 dogs from Indian Knoll?

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Hi, I just joined the forum because my family and I have recently started getting somewhat serious about getting a golden puppy. Our beloved golden girl Carmella died this summer from what the vet suspected was lymphoma (she was almost 15 though, so she had a good run), and we're just really missing having her around. The house seems so empty!

Anyways, I have all of her information we got from her breeder when she was a pup. Her breeder apparently was Indian Knoll Kennel, which used to be in Flossmoor, IL, but seems to now be located in Monee, IL.

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with them at all. Do you know of other breeders in IL that you would recommend?

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Oh gee, what a surprise that one of Indian Knolls' dogs died of cancer - (sarcasm intended)....I am so sorry for the loss of Carmella....

I hope you're ready to hear all about Indian Knolls and my opinion of them....it's not going to be a favorable review......

My parents have purchased three goldens from Alice Landin - my sister purchased a golden puppy from one of the same litters....here's the breakdown of these "great" dogs:

Duncan - first golden bought from Indian Knolls by my parents...he suffered from a chronic ear infection that NEVER cleared up, even with intensive antibiotic treatment...the ear canal was defective....he died at 11 years of age from a tumor on his spleen that ruptured.

Oliver - second golden bought from Indian Knolls by my parents....he also suffers from a chronic ear infection that has never cleared up, even with intensive antibiotic treatment.

Rumsfeld - Oliver's sibling, bought from Indian Knolls by my sister. He suffered from a thyroid condition that required medication and died this past weekend from a tumor that ruptured (sound familiar?)....he was 7 years old.

Spencer - third golden bought from Indian Knolls by my parents....he suffers from seizures.

Okay, so that's 100% with serious medical issues....the purpose of a breeder registered with the AKC is to use superior breeding stock in an effort to eliminate these sorts of problems from the lines. Alice claims her dogs are of superior breeding quality and they are NOT. 4 out of 4 dogs with major issues, two of whom have died from cancer. Now, if 4 of her dogs have had these problems, I shudder to think of how many others have been sold with similiar problems? These are family members, not plate collections. I have been a breeder of bloodhounds and understand fully what the responsibility is for a breeder - I am disgusted that this woman touts Indian Knolls as a reputable breeding facility. I am so disgusted after the death of Rumsfeld this weekend, that I am filing a formal complaint against her and her kennel with the AKC and the American Golden Retriever Club, if she is a member.

DO NOT buy any dog from this woman. Please, save yourself the heartbreak and ginormous expense of owning one of her dogs. I don't post negative comments about people as a general rule, but I am so outraged at the inferior stock she is selling as superior that I cannot sit quietly by and watch anyone else live through this experience.

A local pet store would be just about as reliable as Indian Knolls if you're looking for a breeder. good luck to you in your quest.

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I was also going to say Shoreline. I think she has or will have pups soon. You might also contact Mary Lou from Goodheart (http://www.simplesite.com/goodheart). She is an amazing lady and her CJ sired a litter that should be here in a few weeks and will be ready for homes in June, I believe. Mary Lou is near Bloomington, IL, but the female is in Iowa, I think. Not too far. And she is PRETTY. Her name is Addee - and you can read about the litter at the link I posted in here.

If I could get a puppy now, I'd be going with that litter.
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Mourner, I am so sorry about the death of Rumsfeld this weekend(such a witty,cool name). 7 is way too young to say goodbye.
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Mourner, I am so sorry about the death of Rumsfeld this weekend(such a witty,cool name). 7 is way too young to say goodbye.
thank you so very much Ljilly...I feel rotten about being so negative, but these dogs, as sweet as they are, have major problems...all of them. I think this woman is totally irresponsible as a breeder and should cease using the AKC's name to garner credibility she certainly does not deserve. Perhaps in years past, she was a good breeder; but it's time for her to pack it in, imo.

Incidentally, Rumsfeld's name was taken from the US Secretary of Defense shortly after the attacks of 9/11.

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Mourner - so sorry about all of the medical conditions, know exactly how difficult that is and how watching them suffer (ear infections really hurt!) is just terrible. It sounds as if there is an allergy condition here that was never really identified - my 8 year old passed in November and had chronic ear infections and a thyroid condition. Having a thyroid condition may actually make the ear infections much worse, or more chronic because the immune system is affected. I know when our 8 year old was diagnosed with cancer, we researched everything, found this forum, learned even more and now know that interviewing and researching a breeder and their dogs is so important before ever making the purchase. I don't know anything about this kennel, but would tell anyone interested in purchasing a puppy to do research on the health and longevity of the kennel's dogs before making the decision to purchase. There are some great threads on this forum on what to ask a breeder, what to look for in a puppy, etc. I hope that you and your family will take advantage of all of the information available here.
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