How old are they now? If they are less than 4 weeks old, you won’t be able to tell much about them now anyway. I was thinking they were either old enough to come home or almost old enough to come home.Thanks for helping me think this through. So, confession- I did have the thought "maybe the puppies haven't been claimed because they're so mellow" - but even if that was the case, they're not ready to go home until end of October, and I wouldn't make a decision without my husband meeting the mama and the breeder first. And having never visited a breeding operation I really did think it would be good to have the experience of meeting the breeder and the older dogs and seeing what their particular setup is like. Kind of a like a practice interview for a job! Truly, I do not want to get a dog that needs more than we can provide and my gut is saying to wait for a conformation-bred Golden.