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I purchased a Golden from Wisteria back in 2014. Biggest mistake I’ve made. The puppies are beautiful and I was smitten. However, the reality of the situation was that I received a puppy with horrible anxiety issues and, after two years of constant vet visits for chronic diarrhea, a diagnosis of Fiber Responsive Colitis. It cost me over $5000 in vet bills the first three years of her life and took a specialist to diagnose her condition. The health nightmare began as soon as I picked her up from the airport and I called Debbie within the first month to ask if the puppy had exhibited any symptoms in AR, and was told “absolutely not”. Once I went through trip after trip after trip to the vet, I understood that this was a chronic condition and did not suddenly develop when she got to me. Be warned if you’re going to buy a puppy from Wisteria - take out pet insurance at the very least.
I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you were able to manage the illness after it was diagnosed. Thank you for posting your experience here!
 

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I purchased a Golden from Wisteria back in 2014. Biggest mistake I’ve made. The puppies are beautiful and I was smitten. However, the reality of the situation was that I received a puppy with horrible anxiety issues and, after two years of constant vet visits for chronic diarrhea, a diagnosis of Fiber Responsive Colitis. It cost me over $5000 in vet bills the first three years of her life and took a specialist to diagnose her condition. The health nightmare began as soon as I picked her up from the airport and I called Debbie within the first month to ask if the puppy had exhibited any symptoms in AR, and was told “absolutely not”. Once I went through trip after trip after trip to the vet, I understood that this was a chronic condition and did not suddenly develop when she got to me. Be warned if you’re going to buy a puppy from Wisteria - take out pet insurance at the very least.
Oh, you are great! You had spent a good amount of money on your puppy. Have you tried any exercises with your puppy for stress release? One of my friends also had a puppy with similar anxiety issues. She had practiced certain exercises like high jumps, marathon runs and also she never missed an evening walk with the puppy. She also tried some medications for anxiety release like CBD oil, Zylkene, benzodiazepine under the prescription of a veterinarian. She had tried all ways to show her love towards her puppy for anxiety reduction. When I read about your experience, I remembered the sacrifices that she faced for her puppy.
 

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I am no expert on health certifications BUT I have experience with Wisteria Goldens.In 2009 I got my boy Tripper from Frank and Debbie after my boy Skipper passed away from bone cancer(also a golden).Tripper was smart,sweet and healthy.When he passed away from bone cancer at 10 years of age I adopted Piper and Jazz who were being retired as breeders from Wisteria Goldens.Their grandfather was my Trippers father.They are smart sweet and healthy.I have been to Wisteria Goldens kennels,Debbie’s house is running over with mothers and pups.The kennels are really nice and yes there is a pond.They truly are raised as part of family.I agree that appears they are having a lot of litters(to many born of one female) their dogs for sure are bred for temperament.Sweet gentle and super smart.
I am no expert on health certifications BUT I have experience with Wisteria Goldens.In 2009 I got my boy Tripper from Frank and Debbie after my boy Skipper passed away from bone cancer(also a golden).Tripper was smart,sweet and healthy.When he passed away from bone cancer at 10 years of age I adopted Piper and Jazz who were being retired as breeders from Wisteria Goldens.Their grandfather was my Trippers father.They are smart sweet and healthy.I have been to Wisteria Goldens kennels,Debbie’s house is running over with mothers and pups.The kennels are really nice and yes there is a pond.They truly are raised as part of family.I agree that appears they are having a lot of litters(to many born of one female) their dogs for sure are bred for temperament.Sweet gentle and super smart.
I cannot agree enough with this post: these dogs are bred for temperament. I have a Chance puppy - he is beyond gentle - most of our visitors don't even know what to make of our puppy. Our vet calls him old man at 3 months old. A truly loving, listening, gentle puppy. Many dog owners have never seen anything like his nature. But I don't know about quadruple health passes. Or if this would be a family pet. I do know that as a family dog - our dog "bear" is an absolute dream. (Chance & Marley - Wisteria pups - huge props).
 
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