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  1. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi! I’m talking with breeders for a pet puppy and I have a couple of questions around OFA clearances. First, how frequently should the core 4 clearances be done? The sire in question was born in 2017. Hips and elbows were done at the 2 year mark, in 2019. Eyes were not done until 2021. I...
  2. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello all, We are considering puppies across litters - all from the same (very reputable and highly regarded) breeder. The litter that we are leaning towards feature two beautiful parents - the sire being a champion and the dam being from a strong champion bloodline. While both parents are...
  3. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    My husband and I are planning to get a new Golden Retriever puppy and this is our first time. I have been doing some research and looking for breeders. Can someone help me to understand how is redtail as a breeder based on their pedigree, OFA etc. Anything that we should be check for or look out...
  4. Golden Retriever Events
    I was looking at their website and they have a calendar of events for OFA free clinics. Sadly there are none even close to Texas on the calendar. Health Clinics | Orthopedic Foundation for Animals | Columbia, MO When I inquired, this contact person said that it takes a local breed...
  5. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    We’re in the process of picking which breeder to go with and one has her clearance for eyes but it’s noted she has A3 Distichiasis. Her other two eye exams over the years were clear, most recent one noted the distichiasis. I saw some older posts saying they wouldn’t worry as long as parents...
  6. Other Retriever Breeds
    Hi Friends! Just wanted to know what some of you guys thought on the golden retriever and cocker spaniel mix. Ive been debating getting one. I found a breeder but not sure how I feel about them. This is their website Golden Retievers | Mini Golden Retrievers | United States Ive contact the...
  7. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi! I relocated in June of 2020 to Kentucky, I am about 45 minutes to an hour away from Louisville, KY. I am looking for a good place to get my boy OFA Tested for Hips, Elbows, Patellas, Eyes, and Heart. He will be turning 2 years old July 15. I know I need to wait until he is 2 to get official...
  8. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I'm in search of my first Golden and am looking for some advice on narrowing down a few breeders I have identified. It's been a challenge to find a place that is responsive, has healthy dogs, and seems experienced enough with good reviews/testimonials. I'm curious of any advice from those more...
  9. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hey there! My family has had two amazing Goldens in the past. Unfortunately, we lost our beautiful girl Daizy at age 12 to cancer recently. We have been looking for responsible breeders and are eager to bring a new family member home in the future. It is super important to us that our future...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Newbie here (not to Goldens, but to the Forum) Going to be getting our 4th pup in the coming months--and, admittedly, it's been quite awhile since our last pup and could use a simple/101 refresher on what to look for as far as OFA/clearances from breeders on the sire and dam. Also, some...
  11. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    If OFA # column says a text (for example, 'NORMAL') rather than a number, is it still verified?
  12. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I've seen some questions about "finding healthy puppies" or "is this a good breeder". As a newb to goldens, and a certified Google fiend, I want to share what I discovered in my search for answers to these questions. I started with finding the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA). I was a...
  13. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello! I am so happy to have joined this forum. The experience and helpful discourse here is truly invaluable. I am on the search for my next golden retriever puppy. I have not owned one after losing mine several years ago. Takes a while for that wound to heal... Has anyone dealt with Painted...
  14. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Im looking at Snowstorm Goldens, I tried looking up the OFA but not sure what Im looking at. Any advice would be appreciated as its not only a financial investment but a HUGE emotional one, I really want a healthy puppy Thank you
  15. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    We are a family of five (5) looking for a new puppy. We are having a tough time finding a very good breeder that offers OFA certs for Heart, Hip, Elbows and Eyes. Every place we look seems to be a dead-end. Hopefully some on here will put us in direct contact we a breeder. We live in Long...
  16. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi, New member here. My wife and I are starting the search for a new GR puppy (we lost our most recent golden to lymphoma at the beginning of the year), and I've found a lot of useful info here, including learning about the importance of OFA clearances. One breeder we recently contacted said...
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