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  1. Should I contact the breeder to confirm a pregnancy?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I am very anxious to get my puppy! Unfortunately he/she won't be ready to come home until mid-December. At the beginning of August, I contacted a breeder (I got a puppy from her three years ago and he is the goodest boy!) inquiring about future litters. After some back and forth, I put down a...
  2. Is it my golden retriever pure?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    So I've adopted a golden retriever in December last year, but I'm starting to doubt if she's a pure golden retriever because of how she looks🥺🥺 can you guys help me please? And
  3. Too old to breed?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    There is a breeder in Washington state that has many concerning breeding habits, one that has bothered me as of late is the age of their main sire. He turned 11 a few months ago and they continue to breed him. They’ve stated he has been “retiring soon” for the last 4 years, yet continue to use...
  4. Breeding, What's the Usual, New Dog Owner

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Boomer is a soon-to-be 9 month old pup, and the whole neutering question keeps rearing its head. I'm not naturally inclined to neuter right now as it's so final. But, I have some questions about breeding? Are there owners with bitches that are looking for a male (sire?). What's the policy, how...
  5. Stud question

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, I'm new to this forum, so I'm not sure where to post this but anyways. I was wanting to stud out my beautiful golden retriever, his mom was a beautiful cream golden and his dad was a beautiful dark golden (Show quality), so he is more on the lighter side. before I start studying him out I...
  6. Puppies are here!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello All, We have a beautiful 2yo girl (14 days off 2 yo actually) and my darling teenage daughter has had a gf who has a male retriever around for the afternoon today. When I got home she told me he was mounting our girl and they got "stuck together", lol. She knew our Phoebe was bleeding...
  7. Surgical AI

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi to everyone out there in Golden world. Just wondering if anyone had any advice or stories regarding surgical AI. I am considering this method for my female because the male has passed away and the specimen is frozen. Please share anything that you feel might be important. Thank you, Kate
  8. Breeding Question of Color.

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I have a seven year old male Golden that is pretty red in color named "Cheese". Cheese has an amazing disposition and is as close to clairvoyant as a dog can be. I just rescued a one year old female English Cream Golden last week that is quickly coming into her own now that she is in a loving...
  9. To breed or not to breed

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So I have a male English golden retriever & my sister has a female goldendoodle. She wants to breed them but I'm unsure if I should breed Gus or not. Does the personality of the stud change after breeding? Now Gus is 6months & Tomorrow he has an appointment for a neuter, I scheduled it because...
  10. Looking for advice

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello, Ryan from Maine here. My wife and I are interested in taking on the imense responsibility of breeding Golden Retrievers. We do not want to become known as a "Back Yard Breeder." We both have moderate experiance with "pet" dogs, but neither of us have breeding experiance or confomration...
  11. First Time Stud

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    My husband and I are interested in breeding our 7.5 year old Golden Retriever, Frank. He is AKC registered and negative for any hip/health problems. He is the love of our life with a calm temperament and excellent personality. This would be his first time breeding and we are unsure if it is the...
  12. newbie learning

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi All, I am quite new to the forum and have been reading threads alot getting info and having people give me critiques and advice on my new pup, Callie. I just read the thread, "Going to get clearances", and I'm more scared and nervous now than before regarding such angry responses. See, I've...
  13. Howdy!!

    Member Introductions
    Hi all!!! My name it Tori and I am the proud owner of an amazing male golden. Sanson is just about 2 years old and he is just the most beautiful and loving dorks around. I joined mostly to get more and more familiar with the breed and perhaps get some tips. I want to stud him and I have NO...
  14. Field vs. Conformation Dog

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi. I'm new to this forum and the greater world of GRs... but have had working breeds for years and have competed in conformation, herding and obedience. We recently lost our GR girl of 15 years and are considering a new puppy. My first question is... is there a great difference between a GR...
  15. Breeding question

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I am a new member. I have the sweetest 2 1/2 year old golden. I would like to breed her and have looked on the internet for stud services in the area and have found a couple. She is not a show dog, she is just a great family dog and other than needing the male to be AKC certified (she is as...
  16. Calling all breeders: Cancer in lines?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    First of all, I would like to say hello to the forum from MI, I have been a lurker for a while now, learning and observing. My wife and I will be getting a Golden puppy in a few months. We have done a lot of research and have met and talked with breeders in our area. We have chosen a breeder...
  17. To breed or not to breed!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    My dog Snowy is almost 3. Everytime she goes into heat she goes through a depression afterwards that the vet says is her mourning the litter she didn't produce. She carries around a stuffed animal in her mouth for a week and whines. When I rescued a 3wk old kitten and fed it with an eye dropper...