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Thread: Can you recommend good Golden Breeders in the Midwest?

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    Default Can you recommend good Golden Breeders in the Midwest?

    I received a call from a former puppy buyer today. It's time for his family to acquire a new puppy, but this time it's his wife's turn to choose the breed. He'd rather have another Lab, but his wife wants a Golden. They live in the Chicago area and would like to know of any good breeders within a reasonable drive (maybe 5 hours or less?).

    They're leaning toward a dog from a field background (smaller size and maybe smarter and easier to train), but they may consider a moderate show golden. They're looking primarily for a companion dog and don't intend to run any performance events, but he hasn't ruled out hunting. I believe they're looking for a sound, healthy, long-lived, dog with a good temperament.

    Being a Lab guy, I don't know who might be producing Golden retrievers that might meet their needs, but I knew I'd get some good input from the RTF gang.

    Also, what health clearances are appropriate for Goldens? I'm assuming hips, elbows, and eyes, but I'm unsure of the genetic diseases that can be screened for in Goldens. Any input on this subject would also be appreciated!

    Thanks for your input!

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    I would check out Countryside Retrievers in Watertown, WI. I don't have one of the pups but I have spent some time with them and they are great dogs.

    http://www.countrysideretrievers.com/

    And all of them are from hunt test and field trial lines.

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    Micky Strandberg, Mioak's Retrievers, Dousman WI 262-965-3247.. One Of The Best On The Business.. Best In WI..

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    Miners are in the Chicago area
    http://www.minerskennel.com/index.htm

    High rollers in NW Indiana
    http://www.highrollergoldens.net/index.html

    Smokin Gold in the St louis area
    https://sites.google.com/site/smokin...ievers/puppies

    These are the ones I could think of in the Chicago area, don't know if they have any pups avail.

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    Interested only in the Mid-West?
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    On addition to what's been given ... Webshire kennels in Larsen WI. http://www.webshirekennels.com/

    It's interesting to look at pedigrees. Much of the "High Rollers" stuff goes back to John and Nancy Miner (High Times) of the other reference. Also, a couple of dogs have Pinerun in them .... Gerry Clinchy who visits here often. Small world.
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    Top Brass Goldens - Jackie still ships some litters out of Illinois.
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    Not the mid-west but Carol Lanteigne @ Adirondac Golden Retrievers in Mexico, NY
    www.dakotacreekretrievers.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Snows View Post
    Not the mid-west but Carol Lanteigne @ Adirondac Golden Retrievers in Mexico, NY
    I think Carol has a litter at this time as well.
    Good luck ~~

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    To answer your other question, hip, elbows, heart, eyes, prcd-PRA and ichthyosis. Also good to have thyroid and PRA-GR1.

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