We have a deposit on a puppy from Starr Goldens in Ohio. Has anyone purchased a puppy from them?
Good luck with your new puppy! And congratulations!!!Thank you for the responses. I was hoping someone may have bought from them. I have had several conversations with the owner, and we are driving out to pick up the puppy.
I agree with everything mentioned by Leo, I think the dogs they have are very beautiful and probably very well bred, its a shame they don't publish their dog's pedigrees on their website. Maybe its a US thing?When I go to breeders page I would like to have few information :
1. dogs with full names that they have in pedigree (not pet names) - that tells you where dog comes from.
2. pedigree - so I can see who are dogs parents and orgin ( this is ridduculos- saying that dogs father is 3 times world champion and not saying WHO is the father?!)
3. photo in stack and photo of head so I can see how the dog actually looks like.
How old are those dogs? How many litters did they have? From what I can tell maybe they even don't have pedigree.
"european goldens" are not white, we have lighter dogs but that is not main description of a dog...
If you would like other kennel names to 'compare' to, both my girls are from GoldCker. Bender's mom had full clearances, as did dad, grandparents and great grandparents. Storee's parents, same thing (Storee's mom goes back to Bender's mom). Storee's brother just got an OFA excellent on his hips and elbows cleared. The father is a PRA carrier, this was found out after the pups were born, and her litter will be tested as will any of the dogs the breeder uses. Not bragging, but it's all out in the open information that the breeder, stud owner and all the puppy owners are fully informed on. Storee will be tested before she's ever bred, and the stud used will be tested as well.Those health clearances mentioned above by the so called "intelligencia" here are a start, but they're not everything. Do NOT rely on them, alone.
To prove my point, ask those who commented with "warnings" about your breeder to share their kennel names. Then search OFAA.org on that kennel name.
What you'll find is even those kennels who boast health clearances wind up producing some puppies with hip problems. So if the parents and grandparents had great hips, then why the problems with the puppies? Answer: there's no proof that hip problems are caused only by genetics.
Until you show me a scietific study proving your point, you're parroting an idiology, not reality. Just because one FEELS clearances for hips give a MUCH MUCH better chance of a healthy puppy doesn't mean it's true.But...with health clearences you have a MUCH, MUCH better chance of having a healthy puppy.
Your information is totally wrong.Also with respect to poor OFA evaluations -- for those who don't know -- there's a check box on the application for evaluation a breeder can select to NOT have an evaluation entered into the OFA database if the rating isn't a passing one. So now we don't know the true extent of hip problems because they're not all logged in the database.