My family and I are looking to adopt a golden puppy later this year. This will not be an impulse purchase for us. We are willing to wait as long as necessary to get a puppy from a reputable breeder. Our biggest concern is temperament. We have two young boys (ages 2 and 5), the youngest of whom is deaf. We are looking for a dog with a calmer disposition (while still maintaining that typical golden playfulness).
I grew up with a wonderful Meadowpond golden. He is the dog against which I measure all others. I do not believe that Cherie Berger of Meadowpond is still breeding, but I could be wrong.
I'm looking for recommendations for breeders in Michigan or Ohio. Does anyone have any information on Clinton Oaks? I believe that Gina of Clinton Oaks co-owns a dog with Cherie Berger. What other breeders should we be considering?
I will also be reaching out to the Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Club puppy referral.