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Hello!

My family has decided to add a Golden Retriever to our family and we could use some advice!
We have narrowed our breeder selection down to these five, but I could use some help to determine if they are reputable breeders and produce healthy, AKC registered dogs. Any thoughts or guidance would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!

Here's the list:
  • AutumnWood Goldens Sacramento, CA
  • Northwest Goldens, Portland, Oregon
  • Winchester Goldens, Southern CA
  • Canyon Meadow Farms, Tacoma WA
  • Dublin's AKC Golden Retriever, Dublin, CA
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AutumnWood Goldens Sacramento, CA
Does not have full and verifiable health certifications.
Most probable sire has eye certification that is expired by years (Eyes need to be done annually). https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?f=sr&appnum=1838012
Most probable mom also has eyes expired by years and a deficient heart certification because it was not done by a Cardiologist. With the Subarctic Stenosis in Goldens and European lines specifically, a practitioner heart certification is not good. https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?f=sr&appnum=1852360
 

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Northwest Goldens, Portland, Orego
Website has no real info about the dogs involved in the program. They do use the GRCA membership logo on their website so, ideally that would mean they should have full and verifiable health certifications but, the GRCA doesn’t actually make people abide by the Code of Ethics they agree to when they join. So, if you can provi the potential puppy parent registration names, someone here will let you know if they have the full and verifiable health certifications or not.
 

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Winchester Goldens, Southern CA
Wow, that is a just plain scary website. Personally I wouldn’t even reach out because they scream puppies are our livestock and income with no mention of health certifications at all. But, if you want a deep review, Get the potential puppy parent‘s registration names and share them here.
 

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Canyon Meadow Farms, Tacoma WA
Oh boy! This site is also scary. First they are crossbreeding which you will never find a responsible preservation breeder doing. No health certifications on any of the dogs they have listed. Several look to have structural issues. They would be a big no IMHO.
 

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