Hey, golden lovers! I’ve finally agreed to get a golden for my wife and kids, but noticed costs for puppies from breeders are way higher than when we first started this talk last year. It seemed a puppy with believably good parent health was about $2,000-$2,500 at the end of 2019, but now I can’t find any puppies in my area for less than about $6,000. Is there any reason any of you can think of beyond simple pandemic puppy price gouging? If so, I’m happy to wait, just wondering if anyone else has noticed this issue, or if it’s area-specific. Or if breeders choose prices based on the appearance of families (not sure how I ever would have come across as rich, lol). And if this is pandemic-related, I wonder how many puppies are going to end up at rescues after more people start going back to the office. Thanks, and hope you are having better luck than our family!