I had a Sandspur Golden that I just lost at age 10. He was absolutely wonderful. He was smart, tender, loved kids, and the best pal anyone could ask for. He died having the best day--chasing the ball, long walk and cleaning the dinner plates. He was healthy until the moment he died. We don't know of what, but when it's my time, I want to go that way too. In fact, the week before his death, he took 2nd place in the best dog trick contest.
I am getting another golden from Anna in 7 weeks. Different line, but she breeds for temperament and looks.
thank you for your replies to my earlier thread. Ouimet I am so sorry about the loss of your Golden boy. I actually did get a golden puppy from Anna (Sandspurs goldens). My Molly is now 5 months old. She is beautiful and has a lovely temperment. I am really happy with her.