Golden Retriever Dog Forums banner


  1. How long for hair on head to grow back?

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    My golden retriever has an oozing/bleeding hot spot on the side of his head. I put a cone on him and I am bringing him tot he vet tomorrow. When they shave the area, how long might it take to grow back to normal?
  2. Golden retriever hair loss. Will it grow back?

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    My Golden Retriever turned 1 year old on January 13th, 2020. I left for my 2 week honeymoon on January 26, 2020. While we were gone we left him with my mother-in-law who he has stayed with for a couple weekends here and there. While we were gone he did not eat for the first several days and she...
  3. Feathering?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I am the proud owner of a craaaazy 7 month old golden girl. I was wondering when others started to see the feathering and their pup's adult coats start to fill out? Right now the most feathering she has in is between her toes! Just curious if this is about all she'll get or if it will...
  4. When does the "puppy fuzz" go away?

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hi all, Diesel is 10 weeks old and just a ball of FUZZ! I've been combing and brushing him to get him used to it (better start now so he can be familiar with the idea, I think!), and there's really never fur coming out on the comb! He truly is just so FLUFFY, and I'm wondering when I can expect...
  5. Short coat on 7 month old?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey fam! I'm just wondering about my golden retriever's coat. I'm used to retrievers being rather hairy with a thick undercoat. My new guy is currently 7-8months old and he barely has an undercoat! He has some feathering but not much else. He barely sheds when I brush him. Does it usually...
  6. Help! with (SO MUCH) Shedding

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Ziggy is shedding a ton - do older puppies lose their coat or is this a normal, yearly type of thing? (eek!) Anyways, we were hoping to cut down on the shedding. We bought a Furminator from our vet but our handler friend told us it's bad for their coat. Is this true - does the Furminator...
  7. Please Help!!! I'm Confused

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My golden retriever, Ringo, is 8 months right now. Everybody keeps telling me theres no way he;s a purebred golden retriever because of the length of his hair. Im hoping that its not true but Im not 100% sure on what to think. Help? Is he a mix or pure? This is him.
  8. Thin Coat Comment

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All! So I am feeling pretty frustrated. This is my first golden retriever, but I take great pride in taking the best care of him that I can. He has been on Fromm 4-star food since he was a 8weeks, and he is 14 months now. I recently made a switch (within the past week) to Acana Duck and Pear...
  9. Coat question

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi guys, So, I just want to say that I have never had a dog before (I was a cat person). Henry is our first and we've had him for about 2 months now. Both of his parents are Golden Retrievers but he is not certified or anything. He is 5 months old at the moment, and is just a great dog. Good...
  10. Wrongfully shaved, quicken grow-in

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    My beautiful golden of 4-years old was shaved by my groomer without permission. I want to speed up the grow in as fast as possible. Are there any tips or products anyone is aware of? I've seen dogzymes, but worried about feeding her anything that may be detrimental to her health now or later...
  11. Overcoat shedding? Is this normal?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Our Golden retriever has been losing her overcoat for the past week. It originally started by her shoulder blades like in the photo but has been spreading. Her short brown undercoat is all that seen in those spots. In general her overcoat seems dry? Any information on this would be amazing...
  12. Adoption After Pregnancy

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    We're planning on getting a Golden Retriever that we absolutely love. She's well mannered and has basic training. What we aren't sure about is her coat and nipples. She was from a breeder and has been with the foster home for a month or so. Being from a breeder she's had a litter, no details on...
  13. How's your puppy's coat during winter?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I dunno if it's the cold winter here in northern California, the dog food (Fromm), her growing up, or the shampoo (Earth Bath) but lately my baby's coat seems dryer. It's not as soft. Also, she sometimes gets static electricty/cling. Wondering if this is normal and anyway to help it?
  14. Thick, curly hair around neck and haunches

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 6 1/2 year old golden, Maddy, was diagnosed with thyroid issues last November. She was losing hair, had dry skin and had gained weight. She is back to normal now that she's been taking a thyrotab every 12 hours for the last four months, but just in the last month she's grown a thick, curly...
  15. My Golden Smells...Help!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello, I have been raising golden retrievers for about fourteen years now, but just recently my 6-year-old, Nutmeg, has had this awful smell. It just showed up about two months ago. I have tried giving her a bath, but that only lasts for a few days, then she smells bad again. I took her to the...
  16. Bella's First Coat

    Bella's First Coat

    Bella in her first winter coat