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Thank you! I would've done this completely the wrong way without this wonderful board. I'll pay everyone back with puppy pics soon :)
Hi there — did you end up buying a puppy from Scott’s 24K? I would love to hear how it went/goes if so, or why not if not. I’m trying to decide whether to put a deposit down myself. Many thanks in advance!
 

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I am considering going with 24K. Did any of you all decide to go with them?
[/QUOTE Do not give her a deposit..she stole our money..never got our puppy even though she told us it was born and ours..then communication stopped. I wish I would have found this forum sooner because who knows how many others she has stolen money from. We gave her our deposit in Jan 2019 and puppy was supposed to be born March/April 2019. I have emails with all correspondence regarding puppy and that it was “ours” up until the last minute when she said it wasn’t and then stopped replying to us. STAY AWAY FROM JOANNE SCOTT unless you want to lose your money!
 

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Hi There,

I'm in a similar boat where I've put down a deposit for her upcoming litter. Just found this forum. She's been very responsive so far but seems a bit scatter brained... can you elaborate at all on your experience? Did you ever speak to her over the phone? Seems she needs more persistence to remind her of what's going on!
 

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Hi There,

I'm in a similar boat where I've put down a deposit for her upcoming litter. Just found this forum. She's been very responsive so far but seems a bit scatter brained... can you elaborate at all on your experience? Did you ever speak to her over the phone? Seems she needs more persistence to remind her of what's going on!
Everything seemed fine and we were able to stay in touch with her until it was time to arrange pick up. She then told us the puppy was not available. We tried to contact her via text, phone call, fed ex with no response...we tried all the methods of communication that we had previously been using to correspond only now she wasn't replying to us. We have all the emails and can give you a timeline of communication to back up what we are saying and that we THOUGHT we had a puppy and we were just waiting to be able to schedule a pick up date. The last email we actually received from her stated that she had been trying to get a hold of us to pick up the puppy which was not true because according to when the puppy was born, they were not ready to be away from the mom yet and we had been the ones who had been sending emails to her to find out updates on the puppy and get status of when we could get it.
 

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Everything seemed fine and we were able to stay in touch with her until it was time to arrange pick up. She then told us the puppy was not available. We tried to contact her via text, phone call, fed ex with no response...we tried all the methods of communication that we had previously been using to correspond only now she wasn't replying to us. We have all the emails and can give you a timeline of communication to back up what we are saying and that we THOUGHT we had a puppy and we were just waiting to be able to schedule a pick up date. The last email we actually received from her stated that she had been trying to get a hold of us to pick up the puppy which was not true because according to when the puppy was born, they were not ready to be away from the mom yet and we had been the ones who had been sending emails to her to find out updates on the puppy and get status of when we could get it.
Thank you for sharing your experience.... no word back from her since and no returned deposit? I would imagine that she would reach out about a future litter at least. Very good to know.
 

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No deposit ever returned or contact from her. At that point (when she said the puppy was not ours) we let her know that we were not interested in a future litter and just wanted our deposit back since she was the one who backed out of contract. We just did not want to deal with her any more after that issue. According to their site..(see below)..if you place a deposit and puppy is born, it's yours. WE did not change our minds, THEY backed out of selling us the puppy and kept our deposit. Where are you located? Are you in the same county as her business?

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It is our policy at 24k Goldens that when a deposit is placed on a puppy and that litter is on the ground, that puppy has been held for you and all other buyers have been turned away from that puppy. Should you change your mind after this time you forfeit your deposit.
 

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No deposit ever returned or contact from her. At that point (when she said the puppy was not ours) we let her know that we were not interested in a future litter and just wanted our deposit back since she was the one who backed out of contract. We just did not want to deal with her any more after that issue. According to their site..(see below)..if you place a deposit and puppy is born, it's yours. WE did not change our minds, THEY backed out of selling us the puppy and kept our deposit. Where are you located? Are you in the same county as her business?

"Our Policy"
It is our policy at 24k Goldens that when a deposit is placed on a puppy and that litter is on the ground, that puppy has been held for you and all other buyers have been turned away from that puppy. Should you change your mind after this time you forfeit your deposit.
I am in San Diego and have been in constant contact with her. If that were to happen to me, I'd be just as surprised. I've already given her my deposit and she confirmed gender and pick #
 

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No deposit ever returned or contact from her. At that point (when she said the puppy was not ours) we let her know that we were not interested in a future litter and just wanted our deposit back since she was the one who backed out of contract. We just did not want to deal with her any more after that issue. According to their site..(see below)..if you place a deposit and puppy is born, it's yours. WE did not change our minds, THEY backed out of selling us the puppy and kept our deposit. Where are you located? Are you in the same county as her business?

"Our Policy"
It is our policy at 24k Goldens that when a deposit is placed on a puppy and that litter is on the ground, that puppy has been held for you and all other buyers have been turned away from that puppy. Should you change your mind after this time you forfeit your deposit.
Hi, were you able to find a pup? If not, PM me. I have a few reputable breeder names Im happy to share with you. Carol
 

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Hi, were you able to find a pup? If not, PM me. I have a few reputable breeder names Im happy to share with you. Carol
I'm starting to see quite a few of your pm requests - to those who do this- be absolutely certain the referral does full clearances.
 

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Of course! Our puppy search became my full time job (one of the few silver linings w/Covid). I learned a lot, with a lot of good guidance from this forum. I kept a detailed spreadsheet with all the breeders I reached out to, along with any communications, pedigrees, clearances, etc. - We will be bringing home a pup around Thanksgiving from a very reputable, wonderful breeder. - With that said tho, I know how frustrating it can be for puppy families looking for a pup from a reputable breeder in CA right now (Thanks, Covid). So, if I can share any of what I learned I'm happy to do so.
 

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It's just that newly educated puppy people often don't get the nuance, just wanted to be sure you were referring to breeders that would get a thumbs up from us oldsters.
 

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Any further opinions? I'm considering a future litter with her too. The dame is on her website and I was able to look her up on K9data/OFA but the sire is not on her site. Waiting to hear back from her about further info on him. I am a bit surprised by the above mentioned experience where the deposit was withheld after the breeder wasn't able to provide the puppy 😱
 

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It's just that newly educated puppy people often don't get the nuance, just wanted to be sure you were referring to breeders that would get a thumbs up from us oldsters.
What are your opinions on Scotts 24K? I'm also fairly new to breeders, breeding practices for GRs myself. I've done extensive research, but would you be able to vouch for Joanne / Steve scott? I know her husband passed away, which is really sad... but just want to make sure breeding practice wise, things check out.
 

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Any further opinions? I'm considering a future litter with her too. The dame is on her website and I was able to look her up on K9data/OFA but the sire is not on her site. Waiting to hear back from her about further info on him. I am a bit surprised by the above mentioned experience where the deposit was withheld after the breeder wasn't able to provide the puppy 😱
She told me she is expecting another litter in November. She'll find out if her girl is pregnant soon. May want to reach out to get on the list if you're still interested... the site is quite outdated. I got on a few phone calls with her to discuss the mom / dad of this current litter. She hasn't provided clearances to me, but upon asking said she sends buyers home with all updated OFA clearances in the puppy packet.
 

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I'd imagine everyone would want to see clearances beforehand not at the time of pick up? Yeah I'm still in touch with her. Just waiting on her to get back to me about the sire. I'm not in a rush to get a puppy. I'd rather wait and go with someone else if it they're able to provide all the satisfactory clearances.
 

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OFA clearances, if done, are available publicly on the website and should definitely be seen before you even make the commitment to buy a puppy. Heart and eyes need to be sent in by the breeder, hips and elbows will be there automatically if done.
 
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OFA clearances, if done, are available publicly on the website and should definitely be seen before you even make the commitment to buy a puppy. Heart and eyes need to be sent in by the breeder, hips and elbows will be there automatically if done.
Is it true that hips / eyes only need to be checked after the mom and dad are 24 months or older?
 

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Is it true that hips / eyes only need to be checked after the mom and dad are 24 months or older?
Hips and elbows, to comply with the GRCA Code of Ethics, can only be done after 24 months of age. Before that, they are considered prelims and are not acceptable. A cardiac exam by a cardiologist can be done any time after 12 months, but eyes must be done annually. Additionally, to comply with the CoE, this information must be publicly available in the OFA database (OFA is currently the only data repository that meets the guidelines of the CoE).
 

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Joanne is an ER nurse in real life and echoing some of the comments here, she struck us as being somewhat erratic but she did care very much about our pup and has been there for us by text for months after. Similarly, I was nervous since her site was so out of date but she struck us as being old school - arguably eccentric, in a mad dog lady way. Our pup, Daphne, was well-loved, affectionate and socialised when we picked her up - that couldn't have been replicated by someone who was simply in it to make money. Compared to other breeders, it wasn't as polished experience but Daphne has been an absolute affectionate, intelligent sweetheart without any health difficulties - she's 18 mo now so hopefully too early to say! Suggest texting and phone calls as best way to contact. Her mother was Teaser and think that was her last litter.
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Joanne is an ER nurse in real life and echoing some of the comments here, she struck us as being somewhat erratic but she did care very much about our pup and has been there for us by text for months after. Similarly, I was nervous since her site was so out of date but she struck us as being old school - arguably eccentric, in a mad dog lady way. Our pup, Daphne, was well-loved, affectionate and socialised when we picked her up - that couldn't have been replicated by someone who was simply in it to make money. Compared to other breeders, it wasn't as polished experience but Daphne has been an absolute affectionate, intelligent sweetheart without any health difficulties - she's 18 mo now so hopefully too early to say! Suggest texting and phone calls as best way to contact. Her mother was Teaser and think that was her last litter. View attachment 878468
Hi..when was your puppy born? Timing seems pretty close to when we were dealing with her. Thanks!
 
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