Golden Treasure was mentioned in this thread: https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...alifornia.html (Breeders in Northern California)
and also here https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...y-looking.html (Introducing another family looking...)
They look great because you are only looking @ what they say, not what is not there. There are no registered names there- so you cannot verify anything. They do not have their own names there, only (I think to lend credence to their program) a vet's name who supposedly is joining their program (Lauren LaRue- https://companionvetclinic.com/meet-the-team
) yet this dog is not attributed to Dr LaRue on k9data. I dk if their own dogs are on there, the call names are far too common to try to figure that out. Kodiak they say is the great grandson of the 2005-06 #1 Golden in the world- no one makes those claims, there is no world #1... there are registry #1's and National Specialty #1's- for instance, BOB @ the 2005 National was a Rush-Hill's dog I think . 2006 I believe was Hobo (Summit's Mr Bojangles). Both those are 'as memory serves me today' tidbits.. I could be off a year (and someone will correct me if so!!! ). Anyway-there are a bunch of "Kodiak" call names on k9data (which is our breed's database) and none of them have either of these dogs as ggsire.
This is Tug's k9data page- Pedigree: Golden Treasures Tug-O-War
, and his OFA page- https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?f=sr&appnum=1836424
He has a full sibling w documented HD (50% of the ones on OFA), and two offspring who do not have hip or elbow clearances- so may or may not be HD and ED. He himself only has - of the core 4 clearances (bare minimum stuff) an inadequate/useless in real life practitioner cardiac clearance done @ 17 months. This is only a teensy fraction better than someone who breeds their CL dogs together w no clearances. A very teensy fraction better. Not only this, they have a blatant lie on their site- "Tug is our English stud! He is gorgeous and such a goofball. Much of his grandparents were directly imported from Europe. Over 10 show international champions! OFA Excellent, OFA cardiac certified. 71lbs TUG IS AVAILABLE FOR STUD SERVICE." Tug is NOT OFA Excellent, he has zero OFA hips (or anything else save the inadequate heart). And when we see that his parents have hip clearances and no elbow clearances- they were born in 2010 so since that's fully 10 years after elbows began to routinely be done w hips- I would imagine they failed elbows....well, that makes that teensy piece actually a less-than scenario to the BYB w CL dogs. That's a reasonable assumption. Since Roo is Tug's full sibling, her concerns are identical to his.
Do not imagine you would be obnoxious or imposing to check out a breeder. In fact, you could help others in the future if you'd get Roo's registered name and if you'd get Kodiak's and Samson and Zoey's too! Either PM them to me or post them here so we can input them to k9data and have more info for the next person who gets swept away by a flashy website- but do not go visit- all Goldens are darling. These are just not good gambles.
1.A good breeder will have registered names on website.
2.A good breeder will be happy to send you OFA links, and in fact, should do so without you asking. They should want to educate you on the pedigree.
3. While you may not be invited to visit on the front end (I never have lookers come) you should be able to feel comfortable in your trust and that should be easily substantiated by peer review which is what happens here.
4. Most of the time, the stud dog won't be available to 'visit' anyway- good breeders don't keep cost-saving boys there to use on all their girls. They choose dad based on mom's lacks and his ability to improve her.
5. None of what you want is unnecessary or imposing. Full transparency is the trademark of a good breeder.