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Hi, I'm in central Delaware as well. Here's a few ideas. I have not personally gotten a dog from these breeders, but I have checked them out for other friends. I tend to buy high energy field Golden's, so my requirements are normally a little different.
Lycinan Goldens, Hartford County MD (this would be my personal 1st pick for "local")
Celebrate Goldens, Salisbury MD
Baybreez Golden Retrievers
El Dorado Goldens
Most of these are MD/VA.
You want to make sure you have the four core clearances; elbow, hips, heart, eyes. Heart by a cardiologist and eyes have to be done every year.
If you find a litter get the registered names of the parents and post them on here for some of the experts to check out. Others may also have some good suggestions to add to the list. Enjoy the search and be patient. You will have your puppy for a very long time and the most important thing is it's health.
PS - I'm not a huge fan of the AKC Marketplace. The breeders can check the little button that the clearances are all done, but nobody verify's the information to be accurate. I'm sure there are good breeders on there, but I don't trust it.
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