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I am looking into buying a golden retriever with the intent to do therapy work. I had a reputable breeder that I was interested in, but all of the deposit spots filled before I got a chance to decide, and they don't plan on having any for a while. This is the case with many breeders I have researched in Utah. Most of them are having litters in March. I am hoping to find a litter that can come home more towards June because I am going to Switzerland for a week and I would prefer to care for a puppy after I have come back. Is there a specific time of year that puppies are more available?
I am also interested in anyone's take on buying a puppy from KSL classifieds. There seem to be a lot more on there than there are professional breeders in Utah.
Thanks for any help!
 

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I've looked for about 10 minutes trying to find decent breeders, and have not been able to find any in Utah (there's a couple I found that appear not-so-good, though). If you're not finding any, you may need to go out-of-state to find one. Other than that, you can see if there are any local golden retriever clubs in your area, and see if they recommend any.

Definitely be on the lookout for breeders that do OFFA hip and elbow screenings, as well as heart and eye health screenings. There's lots of other things to consider, too.

I'd point you to the following thread if you're looking for more information on how to choose a breeder:
http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...er-puppy/22440-puppy-buyers-fact-checker.html
 
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Thank you for your input. I may just have to resort to looking at out of state breeders, seeing as the ones here don't look too promising.
 

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That is the breeder that I was interested in, but she doesn't have any more spots until fall, which won't be the ideal time for me to get a puppy. I would rather get one towards the beginning of summer because it would be more accommodating for my work/class schedule.
 

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I was going to ask if you'd be willing to travel to Colorado - there are a couple breeders out there that are fantastic.
 

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Can you tell me which ones? I'm in Utah and am willing to travel to CO. I'm striking out finding a sound dog in Utah.
Hi Watsun, I'm here to let you know that this is a 6 year old thread and people may not reply.
I do not think there is a Utah GR club, but here is the Mile High Golden Club. You may be able to get a reputable breeder through referral here. If you find anyone in particular, you can post the sire and dam or name of the breeder on the forum and we can verify/double check for you.

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