My family is looking into getting another golden. I have done some research and came across Darrowby Goldens in Middleburgh, NY. Can anyone tell me if they have ever dealt with this breeder before or what have you heard. I really like the look of the goldens and I have been able to view their clearances. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Hope everyone and their furry friends had a wonderful holiday
Cuddy (Darrowby's Cuddy of Melba) has OFA clearances as does Nelson. Since Nelson is an import, I'd want to know about and see the clearance history in previous generations.
The other litter, dam is Lieu x Nelson. Lieu has all clearances, but her dam isn't listed in the database. I'd want to know about clearances there as well.
The Darrowby website is kind of disjointed. A lot of non-existent hyperlinks and you really have to search for the information. It is hard to tell if they actually compete with their dogs in any venue. If I were shopping for a puppy, I'd want to see the CCA or an AKC/CKC conformation title or points to know that their structure is correct.
I'd also recommend taking a look at Benchmark Goldens in NY. I looked at them and considered a puppy from them but the timing wasn't right and the litter didn't take. Their current litter looks really, really awesome.
Last edited by CarolinaCasey; 11-29-2010 at 02:53 PM.
I do not know the pwner, Sallie, nor do I have a dog from Darrowby's. I have heard of them and do not recall any negatives. They have been brought up here in a couple of threads. If you do a search here on GRF and chose "show posts" it should bring them up.
Hank and the girls and 1 boy
Oriana - UDX VER JH WC CCA VC
Brooke - UDX JH WC CCA VC
Rex Maximus Dingman - Handsome One (With a CCA to prove it!)
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Brandi - CDX (1992 - 2003)
Kizmet - Am/Can CD (2005 - 2007)
Keeper - Can OTCh UD RN SH MX MXJ OAP AJP WC CCA VCX OD Can AGN WC VC (1996 - 2010)
Lucy - UDX RN MX MXJ WC CCA VCX Can CDX WC (2000 - 2013)