We need to find him a home quickly to make room for new puppies.
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Yes, good field breeders do the big four, and also do the genetic test for prcd-PRA (unless clear by parentage), and some are doing the Ichthyosis test as well, as carriers and affecteds have been found in field lines. And yes, they do tend to have a closer shorter coat (which I actually like as it is so easy to manage!) and a lot of energy. My youngest is partially field bred and she literally bounces through life--she could be a real handful in less experienced hands.I think that good field breeders DO the four clearances. I believe that field dogs have more energy and often have different coats, builds, etc.
And yes, they do tend to have a closer shorter coat (which I actually like as it is so easy to manage!) and a lot of energy. My youngest is partially field bred and she literally bounces through life--she could be a real handful in less experienced hands.
I think these are very valid concerns, especially when you are talking about a young puppy. Since you are looking for a somewhat older dog, you can actually have the dog itself looked at (x-rayed, etc.) before making a commitment. That would be even MORE of a sure thing than a young puppy, even from good breeders. Unfortunately, sometimes even puppies from good breeders have issues (I have a youngster with elbow dysplasia from clear parents).My concerns about a rescue dog (which we have been looking at for several months) are the health certs on hips, eyes, and heart. There is no way to know what the background on the dam and sire are and we risk getting attached to a dog and then finding out we are facing very expensive hip surgery. In fact without discounting for probability, a rescue dog is likely more expensive than a quality bred puppy since you can limit the puppy's risk by looking at the health certifications of its dam and sire.
I think they are distant cousins. Bonnie's mom is my Trowsnest MH girl who is a Posh granddaughter, and her dad Trey is FT breeding on one side, and Kyrie stuff going back to Whirly on the other. I got lots of GO in that litter and am thankful they are all in experienced hands. One girl ended up in as a family companion, but they have had field bred Goldens before so knew what to expect! I have a half-brother to Emmett's sire that I bred from the same girl. He has lots of go as well, but is among the calmer ones in my crew!this describes my emmett to a T, his sire is a trowsnest dog, his sire has a SH and is working on his master and he comes from a long line of field dogs... I think our dogs might be related actually and he has a closer coat... but has nice furnishings but he also can be a handful in less experienced hands and I often think with horror what would have happened if he had gone to a pet home... he would totally rule the roost... a great great dog with a ton of drive and fun to work wiht but he definitely needs the right handler who has not only a sense of humor but is absolutely consistent at all times