I'm curious after talking to her on the phone did she tell you the estimated price? I couldn't find one on the website.Hello,
Can I ask if you ended up buying from Denali and if you had a good experience? I spoke with her this morning and she seems experienced and knowledable...
A few things she said that I wanted to research further...
She said that the sire is European and that European Goldens tend to live longer and have less cancer than American. She also said she doesn't recommend neutering the dog until 2 years of age, if at all. Lastly she doesn't vaccinate her dogs after 5-7 years of age, and prefers as minimally invasive care as possible... IE natural remedies when possible and only vaccinating for essential things. I was planning to go visit a new litter and see them in person. She said she would provide generational hip, elbow, eye and heart certifications.
I had a very similar experience when visiting her home to meet the sire/dam. Living conditions were questionable, crates on top of crates in the living room. The dam was extremely skiddish and slunk down to the floor and crawled towards us to greet. This was also the third litter for this particular dam, yet she was not even 3 years old which also raised a red flag. I also requested all of her OFAC clearances and never received a single follow up. She had plenty of pictures of champion goldens throughout the home so I have no doubt that she was a reputable breeder at one point, but can't see any way to support that claim now.I would avoid this breeder. She may have once been reputable, but I don't believe she is a responsible breeder at this point. We had a very bad experience.
When you walk into the house the stench and filth from the floor to the ceiling is almost unbearable. When I got home I through all my cloths in the washer took a shower and could still smell the stench in my nostrils.
She has 3 litters at the same time. I saw puppies walk in dog poop. No big deal right? Shortly after witnessing this, she fed the puppies on a flat steel plate and watch them walk all over the puppy food as they ate. Pretty sure this how Parvo is ingested after eating freesias.
When she says and this is a quote from her web page. “Through our contacts in the DFWMGRC, we have been fortunate enough to introduce excellent bloodlines into the
Denali line and feel as though we improve the breed with each generation. We have also formed relationships with
kennels in other states. This has increased our choices in suitable stud.” Don't believe it because...she dose not have full clearances. Hips, elbows, heart, eyes. She is not breeding to increase the health of the breed and bloodlines. Don't believe it.
Legal definition of A Puppy Mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results in generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. Hips, elbows, heart, eyes.