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My puppy was born today...
and, it's not a Golden.
I hadn't picked a litter yet, but I was on a few approved lists and trying to figure out the best one for me. Honestly, there are so many wonderful Golden breeders and litters out there! While I was considering breeders and litters, someone tipped me off to a Lab breeder who had just bred her bitch. The bitch was exactly what I was looking for, but didn't know who the sire was.
Now, I had reached out to this breeder multiple times over the past couple of years and never received a reply. So, assumed she wasn't breeding or had more buyers than she knew what to do with, so wasn't getting back to me. I know a few people with her pups and reached out to them and they reached out to her to respond to me. And, she did.
It took awhile, but we connected, I got the sire's information and he is wonderful. I reached out to the sire's owner as well as the person who gives them obedience lessons as she is on my Facebook page. And, I decided! So, the only think left was to wait to see if there were enough puppies.
Nine born today. Six boys and three girls. All yellow. I was hoping for a girl, but a boy is great, too. They'll be raised, evaluated and placed using Avidog. Mom is a bred to standard MH22 with some lower level obedience titles. The breeder only does hunt tests, but will enter her dogs in obedience when the nationals are in her neck of the woods. So, this girl got her CD in three tried, all high 190s, no training. Nice girl, easy to live with, excellent temperament, with lots of talented siblings and offspring. The boy is GCH, MH, UDX Labrador, halfway to his OTCH. Already has all of his wins, just needs points. Gorgeous boy. Also easy to live with, excellent temperament.
I believe my next dog will be a Golden and for a bit, I was a little disappointed that I wasn't getting a Golden, to be honest! But I could not pass up this litter. The good news is that this new puppy will allow me some time to get to know some more Goldens, learn about the lines, etc. before my next puppy.
Meanwhile, anyone got a good boy dog name?