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  1. Golden doodle neutering

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, a friend of mine bought a new 8-weeks old golden doodle puppy from a pet store. But, the store got it neutered today (at 8 weeks old!). Is that recommended? Will the dog be safe? Will there be any drastic negative consequences from low hormone, like low bone density, stunted growth, etc.?
  2. How to find a family puppy, not an expensive show dog puppy

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    We are looking for another Golden puppy after our beloved Golden died last year after 14 years. Things have really changed in the puppy finding process, and I'm amazed at how much the prices have gone up since we got our last one! All prices I'm finding for my "reputable Golden breeder"...
  3. Intact Male smitten by a female in the neighborhood!

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi all, my 2.5 year old intact male golden while on leash ran after a female dog today and I need some guidance. My dog is normally well behaved, decent recall, gets a ton of exercise, no behavior issues so far. This weekend (Saturday) while walking on leash, he suddenly started pulling me and...
  4. Health concern and opinions on neutering

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My family and I have been deciding on whether to neuter our 2 golden retrievers who are 1 year 3 months old. Does neutering help them to be less aggressive and would they stop thinking about 'those things' when they see a female dog? I did a little bit of research and found out that there are...
  5. To Neuter or not..

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All Long time lurker, first time poster! I've spent a fair bit of time going through the forums and associated studies, two good ones I found from this forum were: https://fall2018.iaabcjournal.org/2018/10/31/spay-and-neuter-surgery-effects-on-dogs/...
  6. 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...
  7. Neutering etc.

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    As I have read the many posts on neutering along with the many articles on neutering I'm still in a quandary as to proceeding, as the process is so permanent. Woven throughout the many articles I have read is the social responsibility that goes with neutering (and of course, spaying). Boomer's...
  8. 8 m.o. Male Puppy Marking & Occasionally Lifting Leg

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our 8 month-old intact puppy, Louie, has been marking while on walks for a few months now. We initially thought it was UTI-related, which he has suffered from in the past, however, it is very obvious marking now. He also, just this week, has been lifting his leg on occasion. This is all...
  9. When To Neuter?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    As I can see, there is high debate on neutering or spaying at a specific age. Zack and I have been doing a lot of research on when to neuter Duke. He is 8 weeks old right now, so of course it comes into question being we live in the city and do not want him roaming or going off when older...
  10. Neutering my Golden

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, My male golden is 5 1/2 months old. My vet suggested I get him neutered at around 6 months. I was told by his "puppy school" trainer that I should wait at least a year before neutering him, this way he fully develops. I was curious to hear people's thoughts and past experiences with...
  11. Negotiating Contract w Breeder re: Neutering

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    I'm hoping someone out there can help me... I finally found a reputable breeder with a sire and dam being bred this spring with great pedigrees, so I got on the waiting list. yay! However, after looking over the contract, it states that the puppy must be neutered by 6 months of age and that the...
  12. Zeuterin - Non Surgical Sterilization for Males

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Recently I have been looking into alternatives for the traditional neutering procedure and came across a new way to neuter male dogs called "Zeuterin". So my first instinct was to come to this forum to read some reviews and get some feedback. Zeuterin is a virtually painless, non-surgical...
  13. To snip, or not to snip, that is the question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Lucky is coming up 6 months now and I had been planning to take him for a snip (neuter). However, I met someone at the dog park (not exactly the best place to get expert opinion), who told me that neutered males almost always become vulnerable to non-neutered males wanting sex with them. I've...
  14. Will neutering change aggressive behavior?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    We have a 15-month-old intact purebred who has been wonderful. However, lately he has become aggressive with a few other dogs for no apparent reason. At first we thought it might be the other dog instigating, but lately it's pretty clear that it's our dog who is starting it. He has never hurt...
  15. Neutering

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! This is Molson! :wave: He's 15 weeks and the vet said they can do his last set of shots at 16 weeks and neuter him at the same time. The first visit I took him she said between 4-6 months is the normal time? I feel like he's so young to do it- is it good to do it when he's younger? Is it...
  16. Neuter/Spay Question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    At what age do you spay/neuter your puppy? Our lab was a year old and still intact. We had him neutered within a couple of weeks of adopting him. I hated to do that on an adult dog. I would imagine the older they are the harder the surgery is for them. Since I'm getting my very first...
  17. Common Practice?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am in the process of searching for a third dog to add to my household. I've been keeping an eye on local rescues, and have found a puppy that (on the surface, at least) seems to be the perfect match. My one concern is this...he is only 10 weeks old, and has already been neutered. Is this...
  18. Neutering with an undecended testicle

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My puppy has an undecended testicle. He is now 3 and a half months old. Everything I hear is that it is best to wait at least a year to have your puppy neutered, but should I have it done sooner since he has an undecended testicle? I would like to wait as long as possible, however if the health...
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