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Blessed Goldens, Yucaipa, CA

Does anyone have any experience with this breeder that they'd be willing to share? I'm finding no reviews and only see Heart/Eye clearances on two of their dogs.

I do see on AKC that they have "BRED with Heart Status". Being that I make no claims to know a whole lot about this other than what I found online, does this automatically mean that the breeder has preformed the correct Golden tests?

Thank you for any help you can provide me.
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Unfortunately, there's no one checking up on programs like this. The only dog with hip or elbow certifications is Cyrus. I see outdated eye exams and heart for only Cyrus and Grace, although it's really hard to examine the slideshows on the website. None are listed with OFA. Always trust OFA over any program or claim.


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I find nothing redeeming within this program.
Unless they are $700 puppies, I would not even spend the time on another email or call.
I cannot believe they have 3 week old puppies still in a wading pool.
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Thank you both for responding.

For future reference, would it be fair to assume that the "BRED With Heart" Program isn't helpful in finding a reputable breeder?

It seems like it is REALLY hard to find a good breeder on the west coast area (WA, OR, CA, etc)!!!

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Like any other program there are those who use it on the way to a better breeding program and those who use it as a tool to sell puppies by.
Breeder of Merit is the same.
fwiw, there is a WA/OR list just recently posted in the last week or two.
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Contact the breed clubs for referrals. There's NorCal GR club, PRGRCO, Evergreen GR club.

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Does anyone have any experience with this breeder that they'd be willing to share? I'm finding no reviews and only see Heart/Eye clearances on two of their dogs.

I do see on AKC that they have "BRED with Heart Status". Being that I make no claims to know a whole lot about this other than what I found online, does this automatically mean that the breeder has preformed the correct Golden tests?

Thank you for any help you can provide me.
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I put a $50 on an upcoming litter with Blessed but the more I research the less keen I am... I can't find any good references aside from people who have very recent puppies so feels like an unknown entity.

Did they used to trade under a different name?
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If you want to know more before you invest more money and your heart, you could post the parents registered names here and someone will give you the breakdown on health.


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I wish I could recommend Blessed Goldens, but I cant. I did get my puppy from here, and while I do love my pup dearly, she's already had a number of health issues. They charge about $1000 less than your average Golden retriever breeder in CA, but we've already spend at least that to cover health problems (giardia, coccida, allergies, fleas...). The breeding grounds are crowded, too. I think the owner loves her dogs, but she's clearly overwhelmed and distracted to properly care for the dogs and pups. I think there were 4 different litters born around the same time when we got our girl. They were all pretty cramped and just a bit messy overall.

It all just seemed a bit irresponsible to me.

I recommend paying the extra $ to go with a different breeder who isn't overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising puppies.
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I know this is an old post but I searched this breeder because I purchased two puppies from this breeder and I don’t want anyone else going through what I went through. Our male puppy came home sick with a parasite. Not life threatening and easily treated but still concerning because that parasite is usually found in soil so it’s likely that other puppies are sick. He also has super bad allergies and has to be on medication for them. But the thing I really want to warn about is that our female puppy recently passed away very unexpectedly at only a year and a half. We suspect it was sub aortic stenosis. If you do some further research you’ll find that the heart clearances for her dogs were never actually submitted so nothing can be truly verified. There are no clearances on their lineage or anything like that. This is not a reputable breeder. I am heartbroken about our female dog because we loved her dearly and she was an amazing dog, but you shouldn’t have to bury your dog at a year and a half because the breeder didn’t do her due diligence in screening for this disease (it’s genetic) find a breeder who has proper clearances and doesn’t over breed like she does
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