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  1. Maryland/Mid Atlantic Golden Retriever Puppies

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi there! My fiance and I have been on a puppy search for the past several months. We were considering adoption through a rescue, but I have always loved Golden Retrievers and would LOVE to add a Golden to our family. Since we did not start reaching out to breeders until March, we have been...
  2. Breeder - Virginia, Maryland, DC area

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello! My girlfriend and I are in the market for a golden retriever puppy that would join us at home in late August or Labor Day weekend. We would love to get recommendations of quality breeders from the community here. Our priority is health above all else—not looking to show the dog, just have...
  3. Looking for a reputable breeder in MD

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi - we are looking for a golden puppy and I am so confused by what to look for in a breeder. From previous posts, I sense that I should not go for European Cream breeders specifically, and that hips are very important, and that dogs should not be bred until they are 2 years old. Any help you...
  4. Golden Puppy in and around Maryland

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi all. I am a new member to this forum, but I have found the postings helpful in guiding my search for a responsible breeder in my area (Frederick, MD). As of now, I am considering two breeders and have the pedigree information for each expected litter. I would appreciate any input you have...
  5. desperately seeking reputable breeder!

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I just graduated from my master's program after years of hard work! Now that I've graduated, my family and I decided that it was finally time that I could get a golden retriever puppy. I've been wanting one forever but finally it is the right time for us. I've been looking online and it is...
  6. Looking for a Golden in MD, VA, PA, WV

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    Our family is looking for a golden retriever, we don't mind driving a few hours away to pick him/her up. Does anyone know a very reputable breeder in these states. I don't really want to spend more than $1500 since we aren't interested in a show dog, just a house pet. Our main concerns are not...
  7. Swimming vs Leash Laws

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I have to admit that I am on a bit of a soapbox and am tilting at a windmill, but here in Maryland the leash laws are such that state that a dog must be leashed at all times ... including when swimming. Mazlon loved swimming and I refused to put her on a leash when letting her swim in a lake or...
  8. Hi from NE Maryland

    Member Introductions
    My family and I live in Maryland- just 20 min. to Penn and Delaware. We are looking into adopting a golden and would like to know if breeders or showers ever adopt out their older/retired dogs to good families. I have a friend in CA getting ready to adopt 2 champion Basenjis from a breeder...