It is important to do as much research as possible before considering the purchase of a Golden Retriever. There are many tools available on the Breed that provides insightful information that will help you make the right decision for your family and household. One of the best resources is to talk to breeders, owners and handlers of the breed you are considering. You will find that most of these people are happy to discuss all of the implications and responsibilities involved in making the Golden Retriever a member of your family.
K9data - a Golden Retriever database
OFA - Get all hip, elbow, heart and eye certifications on this website