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  1. Help Finding a Responsible Breeder in the NH/New England Area?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Looking to find a Golden Retriever breeder in the NH/New England area. So far I've found a bunch of different breeders and ruled out most of them for various reasons. At the moment I'm looking the following: Highland Goldens in Barnstead, NH Talent Hill Goldens in Concord, NH Starquest Golden...
  2. Breeder recommendation for first-time puppy owners in Chicago, IL area (happily willing to travel 2/3 hours!)

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Good morning! Our family is looking at bringing home our first puppy. My fiancé and I both had dogs growing up, but this would be our first as adults. We carefully looked at different breeds to make sure we felt confident in being able to meet the needs of the puppy we’ll bring home, and...
  3. Looking For Breeder Advice [New England]

    Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! After months of weighing the decision, my girlfriend and I have recently decided that we are ready to bring a new four legged friend into our lives. We have raised and been around dogs our entire lives, but this is our first go with breeders and all the factors associated. We came...
  4. Looking For Breeder Advice [New England]

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi everyone! After months of weighing the decision, my girlfriend and I have recently decided that we are ready to bring a new four legged friend into our lives. We have raised and been around dogs our entire lives, but this is our first go with breeders and all the factors associated. We came...
  5. First time adopting

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi, My name is Devangi and I am from Singapore. I live with my husband, 2 year old son and a helper. My husband and I have always wanted to adopt a Golden Retriever. We've never had pets. Our 2 year old boy is great with dogs (actually all animals) too. We've come across someone who has just...
  6. First time dog owner! :)

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, wonderful people! I have been reading your posts on this forum for the last few weeks and I cannot tell you how helpful it has been! My boyfriend and I are picking up our first puppy in two weeks - her name is currently "Peanut," but we aren't too sure what to name her yet. Hoping her...
  7. New puppy mommy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all. I'll be picking up Gidget the end of next month. I'm a first time dog owner so I have lots of questions. Does anyone have a list of puppy items I should get? I probably have last pick of the litter but what should I tell the breeder I'm looking for? Thanks.
  8. First-time puppy owner looking for food advice

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello everyone! (sorry in advance for the novel :uhoh:) I have browsed a few threads here in the process of getting ready for my golden to come home sometime in early June. I have a bit more specific of a question, now. One thing I am stuck on is how/what to feed my pup. The breeder currently...
  9. Preparing for new puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My husband and I are very excited to bring home our new puppy in the middle of November; however, neither of us have trained/raised a puppy before. I am hoping to collect some suggestions and tips for training and raising a well behaved puppy. Also, any product suggestions would be...
  10. Puppy walks

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Grace is now 17 weeks old (growing up so fast!), I was wondering... How far and/or for how much time should I be walking her, what would you recommend? Sometimes I take her out for a longer walk, we go to a park and let her walk/run around the grass. Sometimes we go on shorter walks just...
  11. first time golden owner

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello all! I am a first time golden mommy. We found our little guy at a nice breeder in S. Illinois and fell in love. We had decided to add a golden to our families because of the research we had done on breeds. We had participated in bully breed rescue for years and had recently lost a dog we...
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