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  1. Puppy Mill / Scam?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I'm looking for feedback regarding this particular breeder I found online based in Ohio, Glory Dawn Goldens. Given your experience and expertise, does this look like a legitimate breeder? Are the parents' health clearances adequate? Thank you in advance!
  2. Should I contact the breeder to confirm a pregnancy?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I am very anxious to get my puppy! Unfortunately he/she won't be ready to come home until mid-December. At the beginning of August, I contacted a breeder (I got a puppy from her three years ago and he is the goodest boy!) inquiring about future litters. After some back and forth, I put down a...
  3. Help Checking Clearances

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi! I am hoping someone could check out the health clearances for this litter. Also, what does it mean for Molly’s offspring that they are not eligible for registration with the AKC? Thank you. This group has been great and I have appreciated your advice! Sire of litter SS09552603 Maximus...
  4. Breeder Recommendations!

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello!! I have been looking for a golden retriever puppy for several months now and would like to be able to have one home by the end of the year as I suffer from anxiety and am hoping to have my new puppy be an ESA. I have contacted many reputable breeders and pretty much all of them don't have...
  5. How to pick the perfect puppy?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My mom and I go to meet Mabel for the first time in about a week. Since we are allowed to choose our puppy as opposed to the breeder picking for us, we don't yet know which puppy in the litter is Mabel. We've been getting updates in terms of photos and videos - all of the puppies are dark red...
  6. Looking for breeder in Washington, DC/Mid-atlantic region

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello! I am new to this so I hope I am posting this in the right place. Can anyone recommend reputable golden retriever breeders in the Washington, DC area? I am willing to travel practically anywhere on the east coast (unable to fly during covid-19). Thanks!
  7. West Coast Golden Retriever Breeder

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi, I am looking into adopting a golden retriever puppy in the timeframe of the end of July. I am located in Northern California but am willing to drive to Oregon, Washington, Idaho etc. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for reliable breeders that won't have full wait lists yet...
  8. NC/SC/VA + breeders

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    We are in the beginning stage of searching for a puppy. We lost our wonderful girl, Tessa, in January after a 10 month battle with fibrosarcoma. She was 9. We are grateful for every day we shared with her and for the excellent care provided by our local vet and the NCSU Vet School Oncology...
  9. Potential new owner

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello all, Hoping the group can help me with a few questions I have in the breeder-choosing process. I'm currently on the waiting list with a breeder who has an 8-year old female on her fifth litter. How old are females before they typically stop breeding? How many litters is too many for one...
  10. Reputable Florida breeder with good health clearances/upcoming litters

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I am looking to find a reputable golden retriever breeder in Florida with good health clearances of their dams/sires. Not looking for a show/competition dog, just a great family dog. Prefer American (or at least not pure English) as I prefer the classic golden color as opposed to almost white)...
  11. After loss, a new chapter. New England Breeder recommendations, please!

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi all! :wave: We have been using this forum from a-far for a long time--but this is our first post! We are a small family from the suburbs of Boston who lost our beloved Golden at 12yo last spring after the extremely sudden discovery of inoperable hemangiosarcoma. It is devastating that on...
  12. Hello from New Orleans!

    Member Introductions
    Well... I say New Orleans, but I'm actually about 20 miles north in Madisonville, LA. My name is Josh and my wife and I have been looking for a dog for the family and are not having the best luck at all! Initially, we were going to get a Goldendoodle from a reputable breeder within 30 minutes...
  13. Choosing a puppy from a litter

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi everyone, So after a lot of consideration and planning, we've decided to get a Golden. We've already found a breeder and the puppies are ready to be taken home in seven weeks. As we were the first to show an interest in the litter, we have been given first pick of the 12 puppies. Because...
  14. Well the planned litter failed..

    Chit Chat
    I had been on a waiting list for a litter that would come home Mid-November. I was the first to put a deposit down for first-pick male pup. Momma golden was due Monday. Sad news.. momma had to have a C-Section and only resulted in 1 female puppy :( All is well, puppy is thriving and momma is...
  15. Qualities of a good loving character???

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Can anybody give any advice on this thread on how to pick a good personality? I want a Golden that loves me lots and is obedient (don't we all?!) I'm choosing a 6 week old pup soon. Also does gender count for anything? :p: Thanks
  16. I'm expecting...a male pup in December!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello from Jacksonville Beach, FL, everyone! :wavey: I am beyond excited to share news with everyone that after waiting somewhat patiently for 1 year, the breeder I was anticipating has just confirmed that the pups will be born in September!! I had been getting the run-around with many breeders...
  17. Looking for Advice...possible oops litter.

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I'm fully prepared to get slammed here, but before you judge, please consider my intentions and help me decide the best way to proceed. I am a vet tech who has decided to breed goldens. Not just any goldens, but genetically sound healthy goldens with exceptional temperament. I am not...
  18. The 1st eight weeks

    Golden Retriever Videos
    This video compilation is purely for the puppy lovers out there. Bailey, our Golden retriever, is now 5 months old and this is the story of Bailey and her 10 brothers and sisters during the first 8 weeks of their lives. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy
  19. Looking for a California Golden Breeder

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi! I live in California and am looking for a breeder with a litter due around June (this is flexible). My main priority for my future puppy is that it is healthy and good quality. Does anyone have any California Golden breeders they'd recommend? Thanks so much for your help!
  20. Recomendations for a breeder that combines show and field lines?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    My husband and I are looking to get a puppy. We currently have 2 labs, but our next addition will be a Golden. How big is the divide between show and field lines? Can anyone recommed a breeder that combines the 2 worlds? We live in Texas but are willing to travel to find a beautiful hunter.