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  1. Hello from Gainesville, FL

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    Hello! I am hoping to get a Golden this October-December. I am looking for all of the advice and wisdom I can get. I had two dogs growing up, both lab mixes and my boyfriend has a German Shepherd so I am familiar with training but I know Goldens will be different! I am excited for the challenge...
  2. Tell Me Everything!!!!

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    Hey guys! My name is Ryan, I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama and have been wanting a golden retriever for a while now. I am finally in a position to think about getting one, but I don't want to rush into anything. I want to do some research and make sure that I can offer the best...
  3. Happy to have found this wonderful community

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    I am new here, but have been lurking the past two days as my boy Cooper has been snoring a lot lately, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I've found out a lot of goldens do snore, so that has calmed my nerves. Went to the vet, and they said he has an elongated soft palate, which is common in...
  4. 8 week old puppy: I have some questions

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I recently got an 8 week old puppy and I have a few questions. The first question being, is it okay for my puppy to lay down... frog style? I know that GR's are prone to hip dysplasia so him laying down this way makes me worry. The breeder I got Koda from said neither of his parents have hip...
  5. New Golden owner

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    Hi all :) I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. My Name is Hasan, Family of 4 (2 kids 5,7) Have 2 cats :wavey: I got my 1st Golden yesterday (1st Dog), He's 18 months old, got it from a family moving back to UK (I'm in Saudi) what I'm looking for is the main DOs and DON'Ts for dogs...
  6. Is my backyard big enough for a golden retriever?

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    I don't know how to write text under photos, so I'll try my best to explain each photo. 1st photo - I call this the "Ground Level" of the backyard. There's quite a bit of pavement. That should be okay for a dog, right? 2nd photo - View from the top of the stairs of the retaining wall (as seen...
  7. Golden Retriever vs. Labrador Retriever?

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    Hi all, I'm new to this forum so this is my first post! Small introduction: I'm Monique from Queensland, Australia. Turning 21 this year and graduating university in a month. After years and years of begging, I'm finally allowed to own a dog now that I'll have more time on my hands! I've...
  8. New Golden Owner

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    Hello, New to this site. New to being a Golden Retriever owner! We brought our 7 week old baby Luna home this weekend. She is the absolute sweetest thing ever. The first day with her she immediately took to us, and followed us around. She had quite a few accidents (luckily only potty!) but with...
  9. Lola Butterbean

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    Hi all, :wavey: I just adopted a sweetie girl who we call Lola. Her foster name was Butterbean which I've decided to keep since it's a cute nickname ;) We think she is mostly Golden, but may have some Shepherd? It's hard to know! All I know for sure is she is the best thing that's come in to...
  10. Choosing a puppy - How to

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi All My name is Sam, I am the new kid, I have been reading your posts since before my Golden was born, and so decided to join to share my first golden experience, and all those to come as well. So the very exciting step and choosing my little boy is coming up this Weekend. I have 2nd choice...
  11. Charlie is HOME!

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    Hi everyone, My husband and I just got married on December 22,2012 and got our first golden - Charlie! We have been talking about getting one for years and we can't believe the time is finally here. He is 8 weeks old and doing very well (we, on the other hand are a little sleep deprived, as to...
  12. Looking for a golden retriever in or near Toronto, ON.

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi Guys! This is my first post. So, I would start of by telling something about myself: I am a final year student, pursuing CA. I live with my boyfriend and a roommate. After years of research I have finally decided to adopt a golden retriever puppy. Me and my boyfriend understand that this...
  13. Suggestions on Reputable Breeders, Looking to Get a Golden

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hey guys, I'm totally new here and was just wondering if you all had a list of reputable breeders. By "reputable" I mean breeders who don't force any dogs to have large numbers of litters, have a reputable track record in field and show disciplines, and have performed all the appropriate eye...
  14. Hello Everybody!

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    Let me start off by saying that my name is Bader and i'm 19 years old. I am addicted and in love with dogs, at least the cute one, and i'm getting my first dog ever in 2 weeks; i'm getting a male puppy golden retriever named Jesse! Is that cute or what?! My breeder is Judy Inman from A Promise...
  15. Not that I am counting...but now 20 more hours till we bring home Tulo!!!!!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    It has been hard to work today, as ALL I can think about is Tulo, and that cute lil face of his, and that puppy breath! Tomorrow my husband and I will be bringing home our puppy, and will have him in our arms at 8:30AM! Tonight we are planning on doing the final things to get the home ready...
  16. About to bring home our 1st puppy! Need Advice!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! This is my 1st post on this forum, as I have just found this site today, and find it to be very helpful! My husband and I are about to bring home our golden retriever puppy on November 13th, and I have been reading up and doing research on everything from preparing the home, to feeding...
  17. New Large Dog Owner- Could really use some advise!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My family just adopted three-year-old "Koli" from the GR Rescue in Northern California and we are so glad to have him here in his forever home. I've only had small dogs in the past, so I would like a recommendation for a good quality large breed dog food that won't kill my monthly budget...
  18. Hi! I'm a first time golden owner :)

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    Hi everybody, My name is Jason, I currently reside in Ottumwa, IA, USA. I'm originally from the Iowa City, IA area but moved to Ottumwa last July for a job promotion. I've been married for about 2.5 years, my wife's name is Jolanda, she's an immigrant from the Netherlands, she moved here to...
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