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Im looking for an English Retriever puppy and the only place I found with available puppies was Skylon Kennels. I've read mixed reviews but many poeple call Judy (the owner) a horrible breader. I didn't find any breader with a litter available in 2009. Any advices?
 

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You might need to expand your search beyond Ontario or be willing to wait a little longer. It is so hard to find the right puppy RIGHT NOW. I sympathize with you, but you'll find the right one and the wait and search will all be worth it.
 

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Are you looking for a golden retriever from England?
 

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I would research very carefully before buying A UK type golden. Some kennels seem to charge high prices for Uk/European breeding and breed a great deal with little idea of which lines go together. There are Canadian breeders who breed on UK lines very carefully and I would recomend you look into this in more detail befoe rushing in. Annef
 

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I have looked at this breeders website and see that she mentions my late Mother and Joan Gill as mentors. I will ask my Father for you and see if he has any information about her. Annef
 

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Im looking for an English Retriever puppy and the only place I found with available puppies was Skylon Kennels. I've read mixed reviews but many poeple call Judy (the owner) a horrible breader. I didn't find any breader with a litter available in 2009. Any advices?
I'm assuming you are located in Ontario? I believe that Skylon and Chrys-Haefen kennels are both run by sisters. That wasn't the breeder for me, as I preferred that there be less litters on the ground at one time. I know another member, 'sabby's puppy came from Chrys-Haefen.

What do you mean by English - is it just a really light coloured one that you want? Many litters end up with a wide variety of colourings (for an example, check out the 'arcane' puppies in this thread: http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/showthread.php?p=923707)

There is so much more important in your puppy than the colour of its coat. Please don't sell yourself short of a healthy pup that comes from pedigrees with all of the proper clearances. We on the forum are always willing to help with your research on breeders so feel free to ask away!
 

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Skylon kennels

Okay, first things first, at Skylon you dont pay for the fact that its an "english style" golden retriever. If any breeder is charging more for this than something is not right. You pay for the fact that the sire and dam have had their heart clearances, hip clearances, come from a very good show line (show meaning only that the look of the dog conforms to the standard of the "perfect look" - which, btw, depends on the judge's preference.) And it means you know what you are going to get, the breeder knows the dogs whole family- ie- looks, temperments and traits.
The difference between American and English goldens is that Americans tend to be smaller and darker in colour - as per the American Kennel Club standards and English tend to be boxier and CAN BE a very light cream colour - as per the Kennel Clubs(uk) standards. Judy is from England, and prefers the english style golden. She does have a lot of litters a year but she always has full care and socialization for every dog and puppy.
I will totally suggest that you get a puppy from her! You know what youll get when it comes to temperment and health. and you also get a guarentee that if something happens to your dog, (god forbid!) she will help you through it. Also, if you cannot keep the pup, you return it to her and she will find a good home for it.
It is very hard to find a good breeder and distinguish the difference between a back yard breeder, a puppy mill and an actual good breeder. Good luck to you, I hope this helps.
 
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