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Reputable Breeders in California?

Hi everybody. Just joined the forum. Very excited. After lots of research and thought my wife and I decided we wanted to add a golden retriever to our family. We are open to a rescue but would prefer a puppy.

We've contacted the local breeders in Souther Cal but they do not return calls/emails. The few we speak to no longer have puppies available. I've now moved on to San Diego and Northern California but would not be opposed to going out of state.

I was intriqued by Birnam Woods in Northern Cal. Any ideas, responses would be greatly appreciated.

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Sylvia from Birnam Woods is a great one. As is Premiere Goldens in Redlands, CA. Best of luck in finding your pup.

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Another kennel in CA is Montair Golden Retrievers. I think alot of breeders/kennels get a whole lot of calls and emails from people interested in upcoming litters. I imagine these kennel owners are either out on the road campaigning their dogs or working 2nd jobs to keep the money flow coming in. That was my experience while searching for a pup for like 6 months!
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Below are some links to breeder/puppy referral to Golden Retriever Clubs in California

GRC of Great Los Angeles

NorCal GRC

GRC of San Diego County

Good luck in your search and olease be sure to check out this thread (A Puppy Buyer's Fact Checker) before purchasing a pup if you have not already done so.



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Thanks everybody for all the info. This is a great forum! So happy I found it. We will continue our journey to find the right pup. Any further info would be greatly appreciated......
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Re: Montair goldens in CA:

The AKC’s Management Disciplinary
Committee has suspended the following individual
from AKC registration privileges for six
months and imposed a $500 fine, for submission
of an online litter registration application
containing the false certification as to the signature
of the co-owner of the dam:
Effective August 8, 2011
Ms. Janice Hess (Penryn, CA) Golden
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I found the best way is to file the puppy adoption questionnaire that some breeders set up. In this way they know you are serious and not someone who is wasting their time. From my experience, they reply quite fast, telling me what their future plans are.
I have only dealt in person with one breeder here Northern California: Foxfire Golden Retrievers. I visited the kennel and am quite happy with it. The parents of their upcoming litter are sweet and adorable. I actually wanted to adopt them, specially Jett, the father. You can check the Foxfire website to check other breeders in the area. They all seem to have the same standard questionnaire. In the end, you still need to check the pedigree and health clearance of the parents.

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Marylou Meersman of Noble Goldens is having a litter any day now. She is in Northern CA. Marylou Meersman <> Of course, parents have the necessary clearances.

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I'd like to ditto the reply from hvgoldens4.
Marylou is a very caring and responsible breeder.
I got my Max from her 17 months ago, and could not ask for a better puppy.
Full of energy, smart and easily trained.
His Father is "Lotto" from Harborview and his mother is 'Willow" from Marylou.

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Re the AKC disciplinary committee fine and suspension noted above, is this really a serious indictment of a breeder or possibly an innocent or unintentional mistake with an online registration system? (I maybe in interested in a future litter from this breeder.)
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