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I have a wonderful litter picked out and deposit is down. I am VERY happy with my pick. All Clearances - great backgrounds - I did my homework.

BUT I hesitate to tell people my pick because it seems everyone has an opinion and second guesses every decision.

You can't tell your rescue friends you are going to a breeder! Heaven forbid!

But you also get grief from your Golden friends who are sure they know of a 'better' litter for you. Really - did you have a gazillion emails with the breeder? Do you even know these dogs?

Oh well - I guess this all comes with the territory. I really don't care as I'm happy but geez can't others just be happy for you too?

Sorry to vent and thanks for listening.

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You can't tell your rescue friends you are going to a breeder!
Congrats on your new pup! I've been guilty of the above, my good friend & die hard rescue advocate purchased a pup--but thanks to her, I was able to put hands on what a well-bred golden is (and should be). And due to the golden's breeding, she had a rock solid dog that serves as a great support for rescues passing through her house.
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Congrats on your new pup<:

Remember - you are the one living with the dog and training the dog and will be spending the next 13-15 God willing years with that dog.

Pick the dog you want. And show that dog off in every way to prove you were right.

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congrats on the puppy

i agree with Megora, this is your puppy and as long as your happy thats all that matters
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A dog is the only family member that you truly get to chose. If you are happy with your choice, that is all that matters!! Your friends should be happy for you and if they are not, then they really aren't your friends.

We all have different things we are looking for in a puppy and a breeder. All the best with your new family member!!

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Welcome to the politics of the dog world! If you can, follow the advise listed above. You did your homework, you are comfortable with your breeder and the temperment/looks of the parents then go forward. It is a shame that people feel they need to tell you something different instead of just sharing in your joy. Try to close your ears to them and know in your heart you did the right thing for you and your family. You did good!

There will always be the "favorite" kennel, the dog of the month and people will always want to associate with them. It is normal to want to be with the more IN dogs/kennel. It will change the next year, the next champion, the next move to what the public thinks they want. Again, you did right. Be excited with your choice and show us pictures when you get them.

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People give me grief over the dogs i get period, rescue or not, if I couldn't handle them or afford them I wouldn't get them. I Just ignore their comments (and these come from my own parents) because it doesn't affect them.

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If you're happy, that is all that matters. You have to have thick skin for the first week or so! at least with those that are into dogs and will have an opinion!


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You know to be truely fair many of my friends are very happy for me. There are just always a select few that just always think they know better. It just irritates me I guess. I struggle to know the right comeback remark....any good ones out there I can use? :-)

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I would just say "Thank you (with a sarcastic emphasis added to the thank you if you want) for your opinion, but I could not be happier with the puppy I (emphasis added on the I if you want) chose."

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