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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
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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
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Cuddy (Darrowby's Cuddy of Melba) will be providing us with a late winter/early spring litter of beautiful English type Goldens sired by our Nelson.
The only thing I would suggest discussing with the breeder are the clearances on the dogs. A few seem to be missing on OFA's database. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. You just need to see a hard copy. Since you seem to have already seen them, just verify that each dog and it's ancestors have hips, elbows, hearts, and eyes. Eyes are done yearly through CERF.

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.

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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.

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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.
This is something that you should discuss with the breeder as Lieu's dam does not show up on the page when you view Lieu, but if you search the OFA for the dam by name or registration number she does show up for hips and elbows.

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Thanks so much for the help. i will surely look into it!!!
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I got a pup from Sallie and Dennis a little less than a year ago. Terrific dog. Sweet, playful, and beautiful. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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