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Hi there, new here

Hey there,

I am currently searching for a Golden Retriever Puppy but having a little trouble. And in learning more about training a GR I found this website so I thought I would join up and say hi while searching for more information.

My name is Tyler I am one of those outdoors guys that prefers to be outside in the rain then inside on a couch.

I am a college student majoring in Pastoral Ministries at a Bible University.

Um, this will be my first GR, I have had through out my life quite a bit of different dogs:
Gordon Setter: Tartan
Huskey: Windsor
Beagle: Dude
Lab / Collie: Babe

But I recently moved out on my own and wanted a pup of my own, so that brings me back to how I got here. Now you know more than you ever wanted to know, haha.
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Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of info here on how to choose the best breeder for your future pup. Goldens are a fantastic breed and just a blast to have around. If you like doing fun stuff outside this breed will be right there by your side.



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Welcome to the forum. You'll find a great bunch of people on here.
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Welcome Tyler! You aren't going to find anyone to disagree with you here about how great goldens are. Once you have one, it's very hard to consider ever having a different breed! What problems are you having in your search?
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Welcome good luck with your search for a Golden Puppy. There are some breeders on here! Maybe someone could point you in the right direction.
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What problems are you having in your search?
Finding a breeder within 2 hours of where I live. Many that I talked to offered to deliver the pups, but after reading I decided that I wanted to go see the pups, its brothers and sisters and its parents.
Also $300 is okay, but the closest breeders are in the $500-$1500 range. I am a college student so funding is a little tight for a big investment at one time.

Food wise, I am set with having funds for that, I have a crate since we weened our Beagle off his. I have toys, and have a parent who plays tennis so there are always fetch balls laying around.

The only hard part is finding a breeder close to Yardley, PA (19067).

On a funny note. Babe just went to lick my arm and received a nice zap... oh how I love winter haha. Thank you all for the warm welcome and for the help.
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Hello and welcome to the forum

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Welcome to you and Babe,
Goldens are a great breed and I dont think I will ever own any other type of dog. If it is hard to find a puppy maybe a rescue will have a young dog or pup for you. I know most good breeders will charge higher prices. Here is a rescue in PA Delaware Valley Golden Rescue that has some puppies. Good luck with your search. http://www.dvgrr.org/RP_Adoptable.asp?cid=All




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Welcome to the board.
Good luck with your search for a good pup. Being from PA (as I am) just watch for breeders in the Lancaster County area. As you may already know that is a heavy puppy mill area and they do sell bad bred dogs in, or about, the price range you mentioned. I do not know of any breeders for you but I hope you find that good pup you are looking for.
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