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It's hard to escape the Gold Rush line in the American breed.

I personally have found that other breeders which have incorporated the lineage, have done a more "diligent" (w/out getting into specifics) job.
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We got our "Lionel" from Ann Johnson at Gold Rush. He just passed away in April at 14. Never, ever had a sick visit at the vet. Only time he had a health issue was the last day of his life. We now have 7 month old "Cody" also from Gold Rush and doing just great so far!

So sorry you lost Lionel, it is never long enough.
So glad you have allowed another to lay cliam to another piece of your heart. Good luck!!!

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All three of my Goldrush Goldens have died of cancer

I've never blogged before but today I was looking for some kind of word on the breeder that I've always gone to. I bought a puppy for my mother-in-law twenty-five years ago from Goldrush. I'd never seen such a place. Such beautiful dogs. The folks who ran the kennel were wonderful. Katie the first dog had two surgeries for cancer before dying at 12. At the time I thought that very sad. She spent most of her week at my house with my small children, was a happy and sweet dog.

When we realized that she was not going to last too much longer I went to Goldrush to buy my boys their own puppy. We got truly the cutest puppy that I've ever seen. He picked my five-year old son and that was it. We were in love and then heartbroken seven years later when he collapsed suddenly. After two days of starting his heart and doing every test we could the vet said that it was likely a tumor in his central nervous system and that nothing would work.

Six months later we met our new baby Texas, named after his cousin, he became our center. On Saturday he collapsed and his heart stopped forty minutes later. He had just turned eight last week. My family is heartbroken all over again. I can't think how we will get thru this. To read these statistics make me crazy.

I can say this though. Texas was a healthy, incredibly active dog. Trim and fit he barely looked two years old. I am grateful that the thing he liked to do best. Run and fetch were not compromised by hip issues. He was happy right up until he wasn't and in the end no one would ever want their dog to suffer.

The ladies at Goldrush have always been great. I'm sure that they are devastated when one of their dogs die too. I've heard that lots of folk have long lasting pups from there. I'm not sure what to do but I guess I will go back and look at their sires and see what I can do. I appreciate this forum for all of your information. I hope there is some way to find a puppy in the future.

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Texas Ranger,

I am sorry for your loss. I lost my nearly 10 year old male almost 6 months ago and and still missing him greatly. My Kodi died from HSA, which I feel was as a result of him getting Lyme Disease twice.

Please try another breeder. 8 Years is way too young to have your dog die.

I understand that Windy Ridge Goldens windyridgesgoldens.com has a wonderful breeding program. Please check them out and see if you can get away from having your dogs die in the prime of life.

Good Luck.

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I just registered for the site having never previously looked at it, but motivated by the very recent loss of our third Gold Rush golden only yesterday and by your message.

I have had three goldens from Gold Rush going back to the '70s. The first, named Patience, was a female. Patience died around age 10-11 in 1987. I don't recall the details, but I do recall that she had a large tumor removed when she was about 10, and then had a recurrence perhaps 4-6 months later and then died.

The second, named Dulcie, arrived in 1987 and died in 1997, barely age 10, also a female. I don't recall the details of her particular last illness, but it was certainly a malignancy, again successfully removed to extend her life for several months.

Max, the only male, was born in November 2003. We acquired him as a one year old "failed" stud dog from Gold Rush. Having been healthy all these years, he was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen and a cancer of the liver. I could find out the type of cancer if you wish; the important part for me was that it was basically untreatable, hence Max's demise. So, Max lived the longest of the three: 11.5 years.

I would have to say that I've come to expect death by cancer of these animals, but have no idea whether Gold Rush goldens are statistically more prone. That' a question for a veterinary study.

I hope this is helpful.
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Last year I accidentally stumbled across a website that listed all the breeders that do not have Gold Rush in their dog's pedigrees. I wish I could find it again. There were actually a lot more than I would think. I believe it somehow read the data in K9DATA.

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I wish you could find it. Please post if you do. I'm thinking of getting a puppy in a few years and can't believe how much the Gold Rush line is in pedigrees - maybe b/c I'm looking at breeders on the east coast.
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A lot of us avoid lines that seem to have more than average numbers of cancers, I wish it felt 'true' to say MOST of us do, but everyone has different goals. Look for longevity and temperament as goals,
focus your search and make checking out k9data on every breeding animal you are considering.
In their defense, Gold Rush does have an enormous number of puppies every year so it would be natural that they seem to have more cancers than breeders who have only a litter or two a year. I'd guess everything is seemingly more common when you have so many puppies.
It'd be tons easier if people put COD and DOD on their dogs' k9data pages, I'd suggest you do that yourselves, no matter where your dog's pedigree leads. If the dogs are not on k9data, it's easy to input them. If you need help, ask, someone will put them in.
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I just registered for the site having never previously looked at it, but motivated by the very recent loss of our third Gold Rush golden only yesterday and by your message.

I have had three goldens from Gold Rush going back to the '70s. The first, named Patience, was a female. Patience died around age 10-11 in 1987. I don't recall the details, but I do recall that she had a large tumor removed when she was about 10, and then had a recurrence perhaps 4-6 months later and then died.

The second, named Dulcie, arrived in 1987 and died in 1997, barely age 10, also a female. I don't recall the details of her particular last illness, but it was certainly a malignancy, again successfully removed to extend her life for several months.

Max, the only male, was born in November 2003. We acquired him as a one year old "failed" stud dog from Gold Rush. Having been healthy all these years, he was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen and a cancer of the liver. I could find out the type of cancer if you wish; the important part for me was that it was basically untreatable, hence Max's demise. So, Max lived the longest of the three: 11.5 years.

I would have to say that I've come to expect death by cancer of these animals, but have no idea whether Gold Rush goldens are statistically more prone. That' a question for a veterinary study.

I hope this is helpful.
I worked at Gold-Rush in 2003, I am very curious about Max and his pedigree, since I dont recall the name. Could you tell me his registered name? Also its interesting that the word failed stud dog was used at 1 year old.
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Purchased two Cummings Golden's in 1/2008. Two males, same litter. Lost one in July, 2014 at 6.5 years to cancer of the spleen. Second one still going strong at 7.5 years.
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