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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swack View Post
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    Right or wrong, I included the geographic limits because I thought the prospective puppy buyers would be well served to visit several breeders and see their dogs in person. They aren't well versed in performance bred retrievers and I thought the exposure to different breeders and their dogs would be educational and help them to determine which breeder would produce a dog that best meets their needs.

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    I get it. Good idea showing them some well bred dogs and what they can do.

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    Tom Lane at Thistlerock in MN produces some very nice litters. http://www.thistlerockgoldens.com

    field background dogs with titles in both hunt tests and derby and qual placements.
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    Diane Baker in Utica, Ill. at Paws Here LLC (boarding/grooming facility) She's a former pro show handler and occasionally has Golden litters. Her dogs are nice, you'd have to ask her how they'd do hunting but I know her Chesapeakes do both. Though her dogs are show lines, they're not overdone as she's a big believer in moderation and dogs (of all breeds) being able to do the job they were bred for. Very knowledgeable and wonderful to deal with, too.
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    Having had and currently have a field trial golden look for the line that gives you the best chances for the major health clearances and guarantees. Nothing is absolute so put all that you can in your favor. Gerry Clinchy and our family of merrymaversters ( yahoo group ) will give you an idea of support when you buy a puppy from her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundown49 aka Otey B View Post
    Smokin Gold in the St louis area https://sites.google.com/site/smokin...ievers/puppies Jeannie's female Bang is one of the nicest dogs I have judged. Great working dog and laid back when its time to relax..
    I have Bangs sister from the following repeat breeding. I can say my dog has an incredible work ethic, gives 300% every time I take her out. We do hunt tests, agility and obedience. Her daddy is a High Times dog. She is an incredible dog.

    That being said, my dog is crazy!!! She is all go non stop. But I wouldn't trade her for nothing. Unless they want to work work work, they need to be honest with the breeder on what they want drive and energy wise. You can get a lower key field bred dog. High Times, Firemark, Top Brass, all that's names are known for good octane in the dogs tank. I'm just adding this to say be careful what you wish for
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    The nicest golden I`ve had here lately came from Bev Burns,she frequents this sight......Where you at Bev?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6400 View Post
    The nicest golden I`ve had here lately came from Bev Burns,she frequents this sight......Where you at Bev?????
    Tully, 30 derby points and she didn't even run him the last five weeks before he aged out, plus he got second in a Q five weeks before age two. I brag because he's out of her wonderful Pixie by my Gus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    Tully, 30 derby points and she didn't even run him the last five weeks before he aged out, plus he got second in a Q five weeks before age two. I brag because he's out of her wonderful Pixie by my Gus.
    John, I dont get many here but this pup was a dream to work with.Despite his handler and lack of goals for the animal it has far exceded his expectations.He is a marking machine. Jim
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    I'm here and thank you Jim. I only have a male right now, "Tully". Many good choices out there for what you are after. Clearances are a consideration but not a be all and end all. It's hard to find a dog with all clearances who can mark, swim, has drive, bottom, be a team player and on and on....and has longevity. Pick one, roll the dice, and love them to death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6400 View Post
    John, I dont get many here but this pup was a dream to work with.Despite his handler and lack of goals for the animal it has far exceded his expectations.He is a marking machine. Jim
    Oh, that would be Tully's brother Pic. Bev kept Tully and as an owner-trainer-handler, she has definate goals. I think Bob T. owns the pup you are talking about.

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