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Each dog is different in it's body's response to hip dysplasia. I know Goldens with moderate hip dysplasia and you would never know to watch the dog run and play. I have also seen Goldens with mild hip dysplasia whose ability to run and play is definitely affected.
I would look at your contract and contact your breeder. If he is 2, he is old enough for OFA to give him a hip rating. Most contracts that have a warranty want an OFA rating on the hips, either a final or a prelim, depending on the age of the dog, etc.
The most important things you can do for him are to keep him thin, give him good supplements (there are a lot of people on here who can advise you on supplements) and get him evaluated by an orthopedic specialist.
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