We got our Golden (now 3 years old) from "Golden Glory" - just outside of Phil, PA. There is generally a waiting list..
Golden Glory is not a breeder who follows the Code of Ethics- they breed dogs without final clearances and underaged. I would not recommend anyone to purchase from them for this reason, among others such as this totally rip off method of producing puppies " When our pup becomes eligible to have her litter you will get to enjoy the experience of whelping and raising the litter in your home. I will assist you in the whelping and guide you to raise our pups the Golden Glory way. In addition, if you would have a third litter with us, you will be given the puppy of your choice! This is not required, but a gift from us"
Crack me up with the last line.. YOU get to raise a girl, train her, then this person gets to arrange her breeding, and YOU get to whelp them, and raise them (which is a FULL TIME JOB)and then she swoops in and takes the puppies, for which YOU get - after 3rd litter- a 'free puppy' as a gift for all your hard work and the risk you take each time with your dog. SHE gets $2k a puppy for your time. Love it.
I wouldn't tell anyone to get in line for that job. It's stealing. No more no less.
in no way is this person a 'hobby breeder' unless her hobby is making lots of money selling puppies. True hobby breeders do an excellent job- this is a cash cow situation.