Where To Get Your Golden Retriever Pup

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Where can i best get my golden retriever pup?

Often it is good practise to look around in your area for a serious hobby breeder with heart for the breed.  Of course you can also look for a professional breeder, but be careful. Try to find out if he only breeds retrievers. If he does, he probably likes the breed and does not only see them as a source of income.

Look for example on Breeders.net to find a local breeder.  Be sure to investigate a little, ask if the breeder breeds golden retrievers only, and if they do, visit them and have a look around to see how they are raised and treated. If the dogs have a happy demeanor, look healthy and have lots of space to run around and play, they probably are treated well.


Visit Breeders.net for a local search of breeders. just type in a postcode and you will get a list of breeders near you.

Another good source for a list of breeders is the golden retriever club of america.

When the breeder has no pups available they will help you out and problably ask you some questions to determine if you are a suitable owner to own one of their dogs.

Dont go too fast

The point i am trying to make is don’t go too fast when you are buying a puppy. Do the research , get the information, ask around and talk with the breeders to consequently get the healthiest pup you can. Make sure your pup has no illnesses or a genetic birth defect such as hip dysplasia. You will potentially save a lot of money if you select your pup carefully with the proper research done.

Take care to buy from a well reputed breeder. You wouldn’t want to be arbitrary in selecting a new additional family member would you?

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9 Reasons Why You Love Your Golden Retriever

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  1. Your golden retriever is essentially a pal for everybody, quite friendly and often curious towards other people and dogs.  They don’t get in too much trouble or behave aggressively.
  2. Due to its non threatening attitude your dog is a big success amongst small children and seniors.
  3. To get a golden retriever to fully develop you want to make it an important part of your household.  Yes, it must be an additional member of the family if you wish it to become the ideal family dog.  As long as you make this happen the retriever can be an extremely faithful companion, the perfect friend as well as your ideal animal buddy.
  4. In addition to being a great family dog, the retriever is capable of an abundance of other abilities you can teach it. Several of these are usually:  hunting, retrieving (oh really? :), dog racing, or police dog training / locating drugs
  5. Dog obedience training is really a beneficial training for any kind of dog and is particularly beneficial if the owners would like to ensure that the dog listens to every family member. As retrievers are usually eager to please their owner their training should not be difficult.
  6. The golden retriever is really a well-balanced, sociable, intelligent and playful dog that is going to provide you, as well as your family members much energy and pleasure.
  7. It has an intelligent, and confident personality and is very well fitted to perform a variety of tasks.
  8. The golden retriever does well in various living scenarios therefore possessing a big backyard isn’t really a requirement. If you do possess a big backyard however, it is certainly  the better option, so that you can enable it to get exercise simply by actively playing and running around.
  9. The retriever is definitely a high energy dog and is an active person’s ideal walking/fast walking companion.

    Concluding: These are some of the reasons you may want to consider when you decide to get a dog for your family and why the golden retriever would make a good choice.

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    Does Your Golden Retriever Have Kidney Failure?

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    Kidney disease is a disease that is known to exist among all dogbreeds but among certain breeds it is more prone to happen.

    The Golden Retriever is one of these, as well as: Schnauzers, Bull Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Beagles,  Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds,  Chows, Golden Retrievers, Poodles  Rottweilers etcetera.

    When your golden retriever gets ill, you need to determine what is affecting your pet dog. With kidney illness being a common and relatively high cause of death among mature dogs, you, as an owner want to stay vigilant and well aware of the symptoms that are prevalent in kidney disease so that a diagnose of this illness can be made as soon as possible. As with any illness, the sooner it is determined, the better it can be treated.

    Several symtoms of kidney disease to be aware of especially when 2 or more of these happen over a extended period of time.

    • Increased water comsumption
    • diluted urine,difficulty urinating
    • lethargic or tired behaviour
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea

    If these 2 or more of these symptoms persist over a period of 2 weeks or longer, your pet may have disease or infection of the kidneys.  In both cases it is advisable to contact a veterinarian and have your dog checked.

    What can you feed your dog with kidney disease?

    In general, make sure that the foods you give your retriever are low in protein, salt and minerals. Check with your pet shop for the proper food and ask a veterinarian for specialized advice.

    • Always make sure your dog has enough water.
    • Use dog food brands that are specialized toward dogs that have certain illness.
    • Avoid low quality food as well as grain based food. Also no dairy product and organ meat.
    • Go to a veterinarian to get urine analysis and bloodwork for a precise prediction of your retrievers’ kidney disease.
    • Give multivitamin supplements with B-complex and Vitamin c to replenish the vitamin and mineral deficits.Always ask your veterinarian for his/her opinion on the matter.
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