Ok. So I know this is a hot topic but I have to get this out. We own a beautiful field bred golden who came from a back yard breeder in MD. We went the BY route before we became educated on the breed through this forum. Based on all the information I have reviewed over the last 18 mos., we decided to add another golden to our family. Therein lies the issue. No reputable breeders in PA based on info from this forum have responded. I filled out multiple puppy questionnaires last year. One response received, I followed up in Jan but no response since. We are both retired and know what it takes to raise a golden retriever pup. We are young retirees and energetic. We have a large fenced in backyard, our field golden is well socialized and formally trained and we would do the same with a new pup. I understand why folks go the BY Breeder route. This is frustrating, any insight is appreciated. I expected it to take a year, but lately feeling like I’m being discriminated against but not sure why.