Quick lesson on clearances:
Hips/Elbows should be final clearances, not preliminary records. You can tell the difference by the OFA numbers and by the certificate itself. Final clearances include both letters and numbers ie GR-123456G24M. Prelims are numbers only. Final clearances are printed on half sheets of colored paper, prelims are printed full sheets on white paper.
Cardiac should have been done by a cardiologist or specialist, not a practitioner (normal vet). Cardiologists have special training and/or equipment to hear problems a normal vet might not hear.
Eye clearances should be done on a YEARLY basis, not just once and need to have been done by a canine eye doctor, not just a normal vet.
Creekside lists 2 bitches:
Creekside Queen Anne’s Lace - she has a hip clearance and a cardiac clearance listed in OFA. The Cardiac clearance was done by a practioner (normal vet) not a cardiologist. There is no current eye clearance listed with CERF but that could just mean they didn't send it in. There is no elbow clearance listed with OFA.
Creekside Princess Camomile - has only a cardiac clearance listed with OFA again done by a practitioner. No final clearances for hips or elbows listed with OFA and no current eye clearances listed on CERF. Again, CERF may not have been sent in.
Solid Rock - 5 litters currently. Hips, elbows certs look good on most of their dogs. A couple of dogs are listed incorrectly as being OFA Excellent when their actual OFA record says Good though. No current eye clearances listed with CERF for most of them though. Hearts were done by practitioners for most dogs.
Marcy's Goldens - BIG warning signs here - very few registered names listed so VERY difficult to verify clearances. What registered names are listed are spelled incorrectly - again making it difficult to verify. They warrantee only against "all serious life altering genetic disease, that will cause the dog to die or to be put down - provided for two years after the date of sale, and must be determined by at least two veterinarians." but specifically state that does not include hips.
If you have your heart set on the English-type (which is what they really are - not a color but a TYPE of Golden), Tanglewood (http://www.tanglewoodgoldens.com
) is a good suggestion if for nothing else than they are not just pumping out their pups. They are also competing (and winning) with their dogs and seem to be more interested in the breed as a whole rather than as a marketing scheme.