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Does anyone have any insight into Summit Goldens in Wisconsin or Westben Goldens in North Carolina? I'm considering a liter from Westben who breeds with Summit. I believe Summit is a rather reputable breeder but can't find much info on them. Does anyone have any experience with either? Thank you!
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Beth (Summit) is arguably the most well known handler of Goldens in the world.
Westben Goldens.

No matter who you get your puppy from, be sure you can verify on OFA at least the core 4 clearances.

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Thank you! They are saying that the OFA for the Summit sire is not permanent yet because he won't be 2 for another month or so. Apparently the X-rays for permanent OFA isn't until they are 2? The preliminary clearances were ok.
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I didn't look the dogs up that they're breeding, mostly because last time I looked @ Summit's site I think it was at least 5 years out of date, and I just found the link to the Westben site but didn't look @ who they were breeding. And now I see I shouldn't have put that website in my post.

Preliminary breedings are sometimes done to test out a dog on one's own girls, if the prelims are stellar and he is being sought after. I dk who this dog is, but as of late it seems like a lot of people are using underaged dogs more than has been considered acceptable in the past. There's one in FL who had >10 litters before 2! So, look at the prelims, realize only one vet is looking @ them not the three who will see finals, and if they are fairs, I'd worry the prelim might be a gift. Excellent otoh isn't terribly likely to change in a couple months, IF the rads were done recently. They may have been done at 12 months, and if those were fairs, you have a whole year to fear outcome. The difference in these prelims and most other ones we see here is that there is little chance they won't get finals done. Prelims are a fact of life in dogs who are finished before 2 YO.. but finals will be done, no doubts. Feel free to post or PM the names if you like.

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Does anyone have any insight into Summit Goldens in Wisconsin or Westben Goldens in North Carolina? I'm considering a liter from Westben who breeds with Summit. I believe Summit is a rather reputable breeder but can't find much info on them. Does anyone have any experience with either? Thank you!

Wait - aren't you about to pick up an 8-week old puppy and drive home 9 hours?

https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...p-8-weeks.html (Road Trip 8 weeks)

Are you already looking at getting a second puppy?

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it would be the same pup! the sire is under 2 with prelim so trying to understand if that's ok before I get her.
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I found a litter on the Marketplace... is this the litter you are looking at? I also noticed that Westben has a "foster" program, is this the plan?
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it would be the same pup! the sire is under 2 with prelim so trying to understand if that's ok before I get her.

Ooooh! This makes far more sense! For a moment there, I was thinking, you crazy! One 8-week-old is all the puppy you need at one time! lol

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do you mind sharing the link to the marketplace listing so I can see if it's the same one?
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