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Smile Hello from Connecticut!

Hi! I'm new to the world of Goldens, as I am now searching for the perfect puppy to bring into my family this spring. I've e-mailed several breeders in my area, and have a list of a dozen or so more breeders to contact.

While this will be my family's first dog, I have wanted one for over 10 years, ever since my husband and I bought our first house. But at the time we were both working long hours and travelling a lot. Several moves and a couple of kids later, I now feel like I have enough time to devote to a puppy, and I'm really looking forward to having a Golden in my home. I've read a lot of this forum and countless books about choosing, buying, training, and caring for dogs. But I'd love to hear any advice anyone can give me as I make my way through the Golden puppy search adventure.
Does anyone have recommendations for breeders in the CT area? Know of a good vet in or near Fairfield?

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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure some others will chime in shortly with some suggestions. New England has loads of top GR breeders.
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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have your join us. You won't regret your decision to get a golden (OK there will be days but they are few and far between ) I'm sure some of our CT members can help you with suggestions for a breeder and vet. Good luck with your search.



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Welcome to the forum. As you can see, I'm far from the East Coast, but wish you well in your search for a pup. Goldens are just the best........... you're in for a real treat !!!!! In the meantime, enjoy the forum..jump in and join the discussions and ask any questions you may have.



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Hi and welcome. I'm in CT and would highly recommend our breeder. If you're interested let me know and i can PM you her info. I'm a first time Golden owner too (had other breeds) and I have to say I think they are the best family dog, but I could be a little biased already. Looking forward to hearing more about your search and eventual new pup.

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Hi,

I live here in Hamden. One of our GR's came from the puppy referral person on the Golden Retriever Club of America's web site. They're located in Middlebury. We bring Tucker back to see them for a visit ever now and then.


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Hello and welcome, I am in Milford and we got our Phoebe from the same breeder that Kimm mentioned in Middlebury...they were first our contact with the Golden Retriever club...I would highly recommend them....I assembled a list from the clubs list....I did talk to at least 10 or more breeders in CT an one in MA...I still have all my information on my work computer so if you are interested I would be happy to forward it to you...you will find lots of helpful people here with vast knowledge....also we have a wonderful Golden retriever rescue based here in CT and a number of members here are involved in it....check it out it is a wonderful site and rescuing is so very rewarding, my Bogart is a rescue from Sunshine, I could talk about him all day...here is the site.... http://sunshinegoldenrescue.com

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Hi and welcome!! I am too from CT.

I use Countryside Vet in Shelton, if you are still looking for recommendations around Fairfield maybe you could call them?

Good luck in your search for a puppy. The people here on the forum have great contacts, hope they can help you out.

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