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Stormy Point Goldens, Nancy Cameron

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Well, if you read my other post, the update is that we decided to find another dog. My husband really feels strongly about getting a male. Anyway, I've actually had MUCH more luck this time then I did when I found my initial litter in November. We have what looks like 2 good options, both have boys who would be coming home Jan. 23ish. (Funny thing is that the 24th is my b-day.)

The first is Stormy Point Goldens out of Fredericksburg, VA: http://stormypointgoldens.com/index.html. We would be getting in Teddy/Kathy boy. She was recommended by a breeder in NC.

The other one doesn't have a website or anything because she only breeds every few years. The K9data for the litter is: http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=350821.She said she has more 'field type dogs'. Mom is a deep red and dad is very light. She was recommended by the Potomac Valley GRC.

What we are looking for: a family pet who might be good at agility and obedience-something I'd like to pursue more with this dog. We like the big boned, big, blocky head look with a good, thick coat. However, our #1 and 2 issues are health and temperament.

Thoughts? We go to visit both on Friday. Thanks!!!
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Trooper is a very nice dog--excellent working, yet calm and tractable as well. He is on the smaller end of the size range for males though, and while his head is very correct it is not big and blocky. He has a correct, easily managed coat as well. I'm a bit of a fan. ;)

I know dogs from the dam's line as well. The Adirondac dogs are not heavily boned, although Drake (Tidewaters Weekend Gladiator) does have some substance to him.

So in all, you've got a good history of health and clearances behind both parents, but it is not likely that the pups would have that larger bone. For me, for a pet, health trumps.
 

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Hank is right about this. I have met some show-bred dogs that were absolute spinning idiots, and some field dogs who were wonderfully sensible. You really need to look at the parents and meet them to get an idea of the probable temperament.
And yes not every breeder submits the eye and heart reports to get a number. While I do because I think it is important for people to be able to verify the information independently, and for pedigree research, it is actually quite common for people to simply show the examination report and provide a copy of it in their puppy package.
http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=89208
 
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