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We've been looking into a lot of Golden breeders in Ontario and Fort Knox Goldens (https://www.canadiangoldens.com/fortknox/) is one that's at the top of our list so far. I've read all the existing threads I could find on here about them (mostly from about 8 years ago, 1 from last year), but thought I'd post a new one.

Does anyone have experience with this breeder?

If you do have a dog from them or know someone who does, what's the age of this dog, and how has everything been?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Their website is pretty out of date. Their current litter was set to go home in 2008 - unless I'm on the wrong site. Do you have updated info? Who are the prospective parents of the pups? Why are they top of your list?
 

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Their website is out of date, so the info there isn't current day. Our neighbour has a 1 1/2 year old Golden from there, which is how we first heard about them. As I started looking into other breeders, I found them mentioned online, and there's also good things to say about them on this forum (although the info is pretty old). So maybe I shouldn't say TOP of our list yet, I should just say they're on our list currently, as we're still looking at breeders and researching to narrow it down.

I have contacted them by email and they've provided me with a lot of info on a new litter that will be happening, costs, etc. I also asked if they've got info they can can give me on clearances as well, and for their original parents. We won't be going on site to meet and see their facilities until mid August, so I can get this info at that time as well.

Just thought I'd ask if anyone's got a pup from there and how things went.
 

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There are a lot of very good Golden breeders in Ontario. I would check the pedigree and clearances on the prospective parents of the breeding before you go and meet them.
 

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bad luck?

We have had 2 Goldens from Fort Knox, seven and five years ago. They were both wonderful in disposition, although the female has a bit of anxiousness. She has also had both knees and an elbow replaced in five years!! Also had to have baby teeth removed because they were growing into her opposite gums, causing bleeding. Our seven year old beautiful boy just passed away from cancer at 7 years. Devastated to have gone through all of this with beautiful pups.
 

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I realize this post is somewhat old but thought I would offer my experience with Fort Knox. I got a female from a litter in 2007 (Sailor and Crystal litter). I had to go ‘interview’ with the owners before being added to the list for the litter. I appreciated how thorough they were in ensuring their pups were going to a safe, loving and capable home.

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our sweet girl at Christmas this year. She was 12.5 years old. She was the best dog anyone could ask for. Everyone around her loved her, in fact we even had a young girl pull her car over and ask to pet her while out for a walk. She had the sweetest disposition and was a total beauty. She adapted from life with just her and I, to meeting my husband, to having two young boys without effort.

We have been entertaining getting another pup now that we’re home for the next two months (at least) and have reached out to her for more info. In short, I highly recommend them!
 

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The “Fort Knox Goldens” that I could find on K9Data have absolutely no health clearances. The ones I could find on the OFA database were Tested 10+ years ago. The Golden Retriever Club of America has a Code of Ethics that breeders must adhere to in order to be considered ethical. The Golden Retriever Club of Canada also has a Code of Ethics that is essentially the same. Here is a link:


Fort Knox Goldens does not appear to abide by these code of ethics and therefore cannot be considered ethical. They are on the breeder list on the GRCC website (if it is the same breeder)....but they have no website of their own and there is no way to verify clearances or any health information. I would be very wary.
 

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The “Fort Knox Goldens” that I could find on K9Data have absolutely no health clearances. The ones I could find on the OFA database were Tested 10+ years ago. The Golden Retriever Club of America has a Code of Ethics that breeders must adhere to in order to be considered ethical. The Golden Retriever Club of Canada also has a Code of Ethics that is essentially the same. Here is a link:


Fort Knox Goldens does not appear to abide by these code of ethics and therefore cannot be considered ethical. They are on the breeder list on the GRCC website (if it is the same breeder)....but they have no website of their own and there is no way to verify clearances or any health information. I would be very wary.
Um... Fort Knox Breeding IS listed on grcc.net/index You must have missed that?? 🤷
 

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Um... Fort Knox Breeding IS listed on grcc.net/index You must have missed that?? 🤷
she mentioned that it was listed on the GRCC site, just that they have no website of their own to verify clearances.
 

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Um... Fort Knox Breeding IS listed on grcc.net/index You must have missed that?? 🤷
This is what I said:

“They are on the breeder list on the GRCC website (if it is the same breeder)....but they have no website of their own and there is no way to verify clearances or any health information.”

You should always independently be able to verify health clearances for reputable breeders, even if they are on a list as stated above.
 

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We've been looking into a lot of Golden breeders in Ontario and Fort Knox Goldens (https://www.canadiangoldens.com/fortknox/) is one that's at the top of our list so far. I've read all the existing threads I could find on here about them (mostly from about 8 years ago, 1 from last year), but thought I'd post a new one.

I have

Does anyone have experience with this breeder?

If you do have a dog from them or know someone who does, what's the age of this dog, and how has everything been?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I got a golden thru fort knox. Their website is old and so I just called. She sent me photos of the dogs parents. They are all registered and have papers. Health Guaranteed. My Calvin is beautifl and healthy and has the best temperment. I actually want another one. I am going to email them and see if they are having any more litters.
 

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I got a golden thru fort knox. Their website is old and so I just called. She sent me photos of the dogs parents. They are all registered and have papers. Health Guaranteed. My Calvin is beautifl and healthy and has the best temperment. I actually want another one. I am going to email them and see if they are having any more litters.
Unfortunately, registered and health guaranteed does not mean they have any health clearances. Ethical breeders do clearances on hips, elbows, heart and eyes. They should be on OFA and publicly available.
 

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We've been looking into a lot of Golden breeders in Ontario and Fort Knox Goldens (https://www.canadiangoldens.com/fortknox/) is one that's at the top of our list so far. I've read all the existing threads I could find on here about them (mostly from about 8 years ago, 1 from last year), but thought I'd post a new one.

Does anyone have experience with this breeder?

If you do have a dog from them or know someone who does, what's the age of this dog, and how has everything been?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Did you get a puppy from Fort Knox Goldens? We are registered with them to get a puppy, but I'm still wanting to better verify them as excellent breeders, etc.
 

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I got a golden thru fort knox. Their website is old and so I just called. She sent me photos of the dogs parents. They are all registered and have papers. Health Guaranteed. My Calvin is beautifl and healthy and has the best temperment. I actually want another one. I am going to email them and see if they are having any more litters.
We are registered with Fort Knox Goldens to get a puppy. May I ask who Calvin's parents are? Just curious...
 

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The “Fort Knox Goldens” that I could find on K9Data have absolutely no health clearances. The ones I could find on the OFA database were Tested 10+ years ago. The Golden Retriever Club of America has a Code of Ethics that breeders must adhere to in order to be considered ethical. The Golden Retriever Club of Canada also has a Code of Ethics that is essentially the same. Here is a link:


Fort Knox Goldens does not appear to abide by these code of ethics and therefore cannot be considered ethical. They are on the breeder list on the GRCC website (if it is the same breeder)....but they have no website of their own and there is no way to verify clearances or any health information. I would be very wary.
Their dogs are registered with "FortKnox" - the breeder sent me the names and they are on K9Data AND OFA. Heart and eye clearances aren't on the OFA site, but they did provide paper copies and contact information for their ophthalmologist and cardiologist. That should be enough, no?
 

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It is- but if it were me, I would call those practitioners and be sure A. the cardio was done by a cardiologist and B the eyes were normal.
 

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No way! My girl is a faith Lennon baby. What year? Shes Dec 2016. :)

I also just wanted to add in their defence- Fort Knox's owners are very not tech savvy. Lovely people and they do have all the official health clearances included in your puppy package- she also sends you copies of before committing too, if requested. She doesn't even have a website now because she didn't have time to maintain it.
I worked in the dog care industry, I went with Fort Knox as I knew 3 dogs from there, all of them lovely in temperment with humans. 2 ended up with some dog aggression, but frankly that was definitely a socialization issue. They also seem to have the mild allergies very common in goldens and labs. My girl gets some but never anything to the point we've medicated, just a bit itchy during grass season.
 
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