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  1. Thinking of getting a GR puppy??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Not sure if this is the correct thread, but I’m gonna try anyways. I’m a 23 year old pre nursing student that works in a hospital, also living with my dad to lessen cost of living (live in a city where rents pretty expensive). I am at a stage in my life where I am wanting to get a dog, yes a...
  2. Feeling discouraged - do I have a chance of getting on a waitlist?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello everyone! This is my first post here, so I apologize in advance if this is kind of long. I appreciate anyone taking the time to read this and possibly offer some advice! My situation: I'm currently a senior in college (undergraduate), and after this year, I move on to graduate school. I...
  3. Moving home with a puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I have recently bought a house that should be completing in a month which is when i will be taking my new golden retriever puppy home - pretty much around the same date. Until my house is ready i am at my mums and once i get the keys I'll have do a bit of work to it and move in...
  4. Puppy Suddenly Acting Different - 9 months

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! I joined this forum to ask these questions, thank you so much in advance for your help and knowledge. My sweet boy, Uchi, just turned 9 months old last week and is suddenly acting differently regarding a few things. 1. He seems to be getting mopey throughout the day if we are...
  5. How did you know you were ready to adopt? I found an adult golden in a nearby shelter

    General Golden Retriever Rescue Forum
    Hi guys, How did you all know you were ready for the responsibility of a dog, and were ready to adopt? How were you able to determine if you are financially stable for one? I found an adult golden in a nearby city shelter, and I am questioning everything. Quick facts about me: I am a 22 yr...
  6. Help! Hopeful new owner dealing w/ confusing International flight details for new pup

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I copied and pasted it from my post in the general main discussion forum, hopefully thats ok! (Long story short, I have been looking for a dog for a while now and my aunt happened to get a new golden litter and offered me one. Problem is, she lives in Central America and I am unsure how to book...
  7. Washington Breeder for healthy pups

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Could anyone help me choose a breeder in Washington state? I want a breeder that will give me the best chance of having a healthy, well adjusted dog. To my inexperienced eye, this breeder looks good and has a litter on the way with Journey and Dutch: Our Dogs Thanks so much for any advice!
  8. Rescuing a Golden with Terminal Cancer

    Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hello, everyone! My name is Emily, and I have found myself in a unique situation: At 23 years old, I have decided to adopt a terminally ill (ex-service) Golden Retriever, Annie, who was abandoned after her grim cancer diagnosis at the age of 10 years old. If anyone has experience with caring...
  9. Hello from Gainesville, FL

    Member Introductions
    Hello! I am hoping to get a Golden this October-December. I am looking for all of the advice and wisdom I can get. I had two dogs growing up, both lab mixes and my boyfriend has a German Shepherd so I am familiar with training but I know Goldens will be different! I am excited for the challenge...
  10. Help choosing a puppy

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi there, my husband and I recently put down a deposit on a puppy. We want a female and there were two in the litter. The breeders said they are going to keep their first pick and we can have the second pick. At first, they said they were going to keep the lighter color because she was bigger...
  11. How did you get your dog to sleep with you?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone! Duke just turned 1 and for the last month or so I've been letting him sleep out of his crate. He is confined to my bedroom only because I don't trust him 100% yet unsupervised for that period of time. Right now when I bring him in my room he will fuss a bit and then eventually...
  12. Need diet advice - please help!

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, My golden's name is Duke and he turned 1 last week. He weighs around 90lbs, but recently has been losing a bit of weight. He is from Chrys-Haefen Kennels in Ontario, Canada. When I got Duke at 8 weeks old he was very interested in his kibble, this lasted until about 6 months old...
  13. Advice for My New Puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone, I brought my new puppy Sherlock home yesterday, he is 52 days old. I just wanted your advice on some subjects. First of all, when should I start potty training? Right now, he is using a corner of a room as a toilet, and the corner is covered with newspapers and puppy pads. I...
  14. Pros & Cons of Rescuing YA vs Getting a Puppy

    General Golden Retriever Rescue Forum
    Hi everyone, I am having a really hard time deciding on whether I want to adopt a young adult female or wait to buy a female puppy from a reputable breeder. This will be my first Golden Retriever but it won't be my first dog. I am 25 years old and I currently live with my parents. We already...
  15. 8 Week Puppy Housebreaking

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! I've been a ghost on this forum for a while but finally have reason to post.. I just got my puppy (Sami) yesterday and he's 8 weeks old. I was wondering how long puppies take to housebreak? I understand that accidents will happen for the first few weeks but it just seems to be more...
  16. Itchy Ears - Need Advice!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! (or, anyone reading this - hopefully someone!) - I am looking for some alternative advice on how I can treat my dog's ear irritation; I have a happy, healthy, energetic 6 month old female Golden who is totally perfect, except for one concern - her ears are bugging her. She seems...
  17. Should I get another dog as a companion for my 10 month old Golden?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Here is a imgur link to a few images of Sadie :) I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and work 40 hours a week. My current pup Sadie has adjusted very well to the life style. She gets plenty of exercise and a ton of attention, but I wish she had a buddy she could play with / grow old with. She is a...
  18. International Adoption

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Very recently my beloved golden retriever had to be put to sleep. I'm now looking at procuring a puppy from outside of Israel for great gene pool variation. I live in Israel, so looking for advice and thoughts.
  19. He Has Peed in the House 6 Times Today!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I'm overly fed up today. My 8 week old puppy Duke, has peed in the house 6 times or more today. We have puppy pads around the house and he continues to pee either away or directly in front of them. I take him out and about 10 minutes later he pees in the house. At this point I'm fustrated...
  20. Tips on Raising a Male Golden Puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, my name is Tiffany. I joined Golden Retriever Forum in achieving guidance for my first ever Golden Retriever. On November 30th my significant other(Zack) and I purchased a male Golden Retriever/Yellow Labrador mix puppy. He was almost 7 weeks old. He was born on October 11, 2015 and is...