Please visit the website link here for information regarding the health of the Golden Retriever.
Be an informed buyer, owner or breeder: http://www.grca.org/health/index.html
Ask your breeder questions about their dogs health checks. Ask to see the clearances.
You can also look up clearances at OFA for any dog that has clearances if the breeder has submitted them (all should be submitted) : http://www.offa.org/results.html#results
As a breeder, I am working hard to be sure all the puppies I produce come from parents
who are clear of inherited health issues. That they come from lines with good longevity and that they will have the true Golden temperment for which the breed is known.