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Very disappointing. Another attempt to hide the truth and continue with irresponsible breeding. Here is the story that I’m assuming led to the name change:

I picked up my dog in August of 2018. I was told that she came from parents, grandparents, and great- grandparents with great lines, and OFA ratings of good to excellent hips. I was so happy to hear that my dog was coming from such great lines of breeding. I was naive and trusted that this information was true.m

Sharon and Pat, the breeders, created an amazing Facebook group, called Oceans Breeze Family (OBF). Every family who purchased a dog from them was invited to join. The group seemed like a wonderful, supportive community of people who shared stories and pictures of their dogs. All was great, until another dog owner posted a concerning question about her dog's hips. This is when Sharon and Pat began lying, hiding information, placing blame on the innocent, and deceiving members.

Long story short, I found out through private research that the father of 8-9 litters of puppies (Independence Day, "Indy") never had his hips x- rayed until August 2019 (when he was 6 years old), although for years (they began breeding Indy at 2 years old) Sharon and Pat told dog owners that he had "good" hips). The results of his x- rays showed that he has moderate hip dysplasia.

When the owner of one of Indy’s puppies asked questions about her dogs hips (he was stiff and limped after running, was wincing in pain, and was very lethargic), Sharon and Pat told her "it's just growing pains, your dog's parents both have good hips"). The concerned puppy owner posted this question in October of 2019. Sharon and Pat knew that Indy had moderate hip dysplasia as of August 2019. When I posted in the Facebook group that I saw that Indy was diagnosed with moderate hip dysplasia in August of 2019, but was confused because Sharon and Pat said Indy's hips were "good," Sharon and Pat said "Indy does not have hip dysplasia.”

Several major issues: First, Indy's hips were not x-rayed until age 6, after he fathered 8-9 litters, so I do not understand how could Sharon and Pat confidently said that he had a rating of "good" hips. Second, when Indy's moderate hip dysplasia was revealed (when they finally got his hips x-rayed in August of 2019), why did Sharon and Pat fail to disclose this information to every single one of the Oceans Breeze dog owners? Indy fathered or is some way directly related to every single Oceans Breeze puppy. That is a lot of dogs who may have been born with dysplastic hips, whose owners have no clue. Third, when confronted on Indy's hip dysplasia, how could Sharon and Pat deny that Indy's hips are in fact, not only, not "good", but moderately dysplastic? There have been so many discrepancies, mistruths, contradictions, and flat out lies that I have lost track.

Sharon and Pat have been so how rude, dismissive, and disrespectful to the owner of the puppy whose hips, at only 16 months are mildly dysplastic.

There are 20+ dogs in Sharon and Pat’s house. These dogs are not given the proper life, nor attention that any dog deserves. They live in filth and they are kept in crates piled on top of one another all day.

When I picked up my dog to take her home, she was covered in feces. When a friend of mine picked her dog up, she later learned that he came home with fleas from their house. Another member of Oceans Breeze shared me with privately, that his dog came home with a rash all over his face. Sharon and Pat make their living off of breeding dogs. They are irresponsible breeders who breed too many dogs at once. The end result is an overabundance of dogs that do not have homes. Sharon and Pat have been suspended from Facebook on a continual basis for trying to sell the overflow of puppies on Facebook.

When this dog owner asked about her dog's stiffness, limping, and pain, Sharon and Pat said it's "growing pains." If this dog owner had listened to Sharon and Pat, she would have never known that her dog has hip dysplasia, and she would have never gotten him the early treatment to make his life the best it can be given his diagnosis. Was this a result of poor knowledge of typical/ atypical development or an attempt to hide the truth? Either way, I’m glad that things are exposed for what they really are.

It’s too bad (but quite telling) that instead of acknowledging mistakes, taking responsibility for their actions and trying to make amends, they changed the kennel name to hide the truth and continue irresponsible breeding.

By the way, a new litter of puppies is due in about a month, and advertised under “HEIDIWAY GOLDENS” and I’m willing to bet Indy is the father...
 

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Wow, I just read this whole thread. I almost wish I hadn’t. I’m hugging my sweet boy now because I can’t get the picture out of my head of so many Goldens living in unfavorable conditions, being bred over and over again. Not to mention the lies and deceitful advertising. I am comforted and so appreciative to all the wonderful, knowledgeable forum members, ie Prism Goldens, DanaRuns, PuddlesEverywhere..just to name a few, but there are so many more caring members who take the time to help or offer advice just for the love of the breed. Thank you to all from the bottom of my heart.
 

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Oceans Breeze of Arlington VT was caught breeding dogs with no OFA's while claiming to have them and a sire with hip dysplasia fathering over 6 litters. Just do a search on this website for the horror stories out of this kennel.

THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR NAME TO HEIDIWAY GOLDEN'S. Do not be fooled!!!!
OP- Your duplicate threads were merged together into one thread so all the information and replies would be in the same thread.
 

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Heidiway goldens

Sharon and Pat are selling a litter of puppies due in November, under Heidiway Goldens on the AKC marketplace. The parents of these puppies are probably Indy and Apple. Indy has known hip dysplasia, and they guaranteed that he would not be bred anymore. Apple's grandparents have known hip dysplasia, yet they are continually breeding her.

Sharon and Pat also said that Fenway and Duck had an "ACCIDENTAL BREEDING" and they are not sure if Fenway is pregnant yet. I think they claim it is an "accidental breeding" because Duck is under the age of two, and has not had his OFA clearances yet, even though they were assuring people that their protocol has changed, and they are doing OFA clearances for all dogs moving forward.
 

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I saw that too.. suspect Lesley was on the ball and also saw it, got the OFA rating before they had it removed.. thank you BLAZENGR!
And I expect to see them try to remove from k9data too.. too bad.
I'm equally sure Lesley made a photocopy of the record.

All that effort just so they can deceive more puppy buyers downline.

Also interesting- if one looks @ this dog on AKC one does not see a single entry in any event- they just listed on k9data all the random play titles-CGC, FO,USGI,RATN,CT,TK- but AKC doesn't show a single entry in anything. FOR SURE this dog is NOT a CT. It's a laughable claim. I removed it from K9data.

I find the lure coursing claim I read a while back interesting. Goldens aren't sighthounds.
 

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The dog that has been mentioned a couple times, "Ted", is in fact my dog. I have not done his heart & eyes, because I am not going to breed him. We switched to a raw diet a few months back, so after a couple more months, I do plan on having his taurine levels checked, heart, & eyes for reference. He does have his novice trick, for fun, CGC, & senior dock diving title through AKC.
https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?f=sr&appnum=1827838
 

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So assuming you are not the poster claiming full clearances on HIS O/B puppy, we can call that not true since your Ted is the only one with even close to a full set of clearances on OFA. Thank you for that. He looks like he is ready to get his award now in that picture!
 
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A few more of the Ocean's Breeze dogs have filled in pedigrees now...I still have two more to spend BOM$ on when they refresh mid-Jan but that will finish them off for those curious of the pedigrees....
 

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A friend referred us to this breeder, Oceans Breeze in Arlington VT

They seem to be new at it? and have limited akc dogs. When searching their name on k9data and also the ofa site I'm not finding much. the breeders names are Sharon Gratton or Patricia McKee.

Their current litters mom name is Apple. Not sure who the sire is. I'm assuming this is a backyard breeder? If they do breed with all clearances then I'll move forward. I've asked for info but have no response yet...Was just wondering if anyone on this site has any info on them or any dogs from their kennel
 

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We have had a Golden from them for 4years he is the best dog I have ever had. I get nothing but compliments from Vets and trainers on how well breed this dog is. I have had his hips and elbows OFA’d and both came back good. He has competed in Agility and Barn Hunt. We also Dockdive with him. I am on the list for a puppy from their next litter. I have noticed they are doing OFA’s along with heart and eyes. They even test for CNL. They do deworming at 2,4,6,& 8 weeks, they also vaccinat and microchip all puppies. They are the only breeders I know that have their puppies examed at 6 weeks and then at 8 weeks by their vet . They are not backyard breeders or puppymill. These dogs are taken care of and very much loved. They are now working with a breeder that is helping them with their questions. I would recommend these women to anyone who would love a wonderful Golden retriever. Also one of you said they are in it for the money. With the bag full of dog toys, collar and leash and other dog goodies they send you home with money is not an issue and they donate 2 puppies a year to organizations that train service dogs.
 

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Well you all don’t seem to know much. Their vet is a board certified orthopedic. I just called Latham NY and got the price for eyes and heart exams on the dogs and I am going to help them set those up. Most likely will be around the end of the month since they do have jobs.and I will tell them you all suggested their vet is incompetent and need those X-rays. Also they have had a private Facebook page for 5 years now because they don’t want nasty people on it.
But you have no clue. These ladies put a lot of money in their dogs and taking care of them. Do you have the vet check your puppies at 6 & 8 weeks. They have brought a puppy to a specialist when the vet thought there was a problem at 6 weeks. They even have the vet do the vaccinations where most breeders do them themselves. You all like to tear people down instead of building them up. Maybe that is why the dog world is so nasty.
I bet Tuckerkeys was refused a puppy by them so she/he wanted to start some trouble. These ladies have very good intentions and I can tell you they care very much.
 

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