The top of the line pedigree would be $2500 to $3000. I have seen some nice litters for less though around $1500 to $2000. Remember the initial cost of a puppy is very cheap compared to the total lifetime cost. There is a big difference in Show and Field bred. Ive seen alot of slow non-watery Goldens in my life. Before you make a decision I would talk to a few few trial Golden breeders on their thoughts. That is the route you would want to go. My 8 month pup was $2500 and she is what she was bred to do. Super fast, great maker and loves the water.