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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all! A few days ago, my 9 month old golden was playing fetch and out of nowhere started running with both back legs at the same time. While playing fetch he and another dog collided pretty hard and both went tumbling but got right back up and started playing again. I didn't notice if the...
  2. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi - we are looking for a golden puppy and I am so confused by what to look for in a breeder. From previous posts, I sense that I should not go for European Cream breeders specifically, and that hips are very important, and that dogs should not be bred until they are 2 years old. Any help you...
  3. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Last week I took Cooper to get his third set of puppy vaccinations, and the vet did a fairly thorough check on him to make sure everything was going OK. She noticed that his right hip felt loose, and proceeded to tell me that we will see what it's like at his 4 month visit, and from there we can...
  4. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Have a two year old golden retriever who I would like to start taking he on jogs with me. Have done some shorter runs with her 1-2 miles. Want to go a bit longer, but I don't want to push her beyond what is safe for her breed. Of course I run at her pace, when the weather conditions are a bit...
  5. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Late last night Fender was trying to make his way up the stairs but his 2 back legs kept giving out and he couldn't do it. He had To eventually be picked up and brought to his bed. He has yet to Get up and out of bed just yet, but we are hoping that its not his Hips like everyone warned us...
  6. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, This is my first time posting anything online here, and though i read most of the posts, I did not find an answer. So first a little history: I have had dogs my whole life, but they have always been small breeds, Griffons, poodles, Dachshunds, Pappillons, Westies.. the list goes...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Madison is 6 months old... We live in downtown Chicago, and obviously the weather has really cooled down here. We've been single digits the last few days, and today was a warmup to 25ish but pretty damp. There's snow and salt on the ground, and we have to walk on the sidewalk to get to a snowy...
  8. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I've been watching Madison's hips the last month or so, and wanted to know if there was any cause for concern. She seems to walk with a bit of a swagger, and when she runs she sometimes runs with her back legs hitting at the same time (apparently a sign of dysplasia) but once she loosens up she...
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