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  1. Dam passed away after birth of puppies

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    The litter that I am supposed to get a puppy from was born via planned c-section yesterday. Unfortunately, afterwards the dam passed away from a bad reaction to medication. We were told all 10 of the puppies are healthy. After doing all the research and trying to be prepared this was unexpected...
  2. Best Way To Keep Newborn Puppies Warm? Heating pad temperature?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My girl will deliver puppies next week. I read that they can't regulate their body heat in the first few days to week, and need extra warmth, and ideal room temperature is in the 80s which is too hot for me. A covered heating pad that does not take space in the entire whelping box sounds safer...
  3. Bleeding six weeks after birth

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Bitch 3.5 yrs old Had pups six weeks ago. Last few days has started bleeding a bit. Red colour and looks like it might be bits of the puppies birth sack as I found a very thin membrane in the blood this morning. Vet immeditely suspects pyometra, but she doesn't have any of the other symptoms...
  4. Puppy having puppies?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi, everyone. My baby is 9 months old and came into heat for the first time at seven months. I am starting to worry that she may be pregnant. She is sleeping all the time, shedding her belly hair and her teats have become very prominent in the last week or so. She got out a few times during her...
  5. Golden in London UK expecting pups

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Dear List members, I am Richard Davis from London UK. My Golden Retriever, Daisy, is 3.5 yrs old and is expecting pups on 16th Feb 2015. I have read the "Book of the Bitch", which seems a fantastic resource, but does anyone else have any words of wisdom for both my and my dogs first litter? Many...
  6. Puppies are here!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello All, We have a beautiful 2yo girl (14 days off 2 yo actually) and my darling teenage daughter has had a gf who has a male retriever around for the afternoon today. When I got home she told me he was mounting our girl and they got "stuck together", lol. She knew our Phoebe was bleeding...
  7. Suggestions for bedding in whelping box?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am expecting a litter of puppies at the end of July and this is my first time whelping. We bought an enormous Durawhelp box for my female and I was hoping to get some suggestions for bedding. What stages should I change the type of bedding (ie-whelping bedding then puppy potty bedding)? I...
  8. 1st Time Breeder...

    Member Introductions
    Hello All, I am a first time breeder and happy to take on the wonderful adventure of whelping puppies. I own both the male and female. I have a lot of questions so I registered for this site hoping to get some helpful information. I am excited to be a member to this golden retriever community!
  9. Whelping and Raising a litter for another Breeder

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello All, I have been asked by a very good friend to whelp and raise her litter of pups because she is unwell. She has asked me what I would charge for that. Has anyone done this type of thing before and what was your arrangement? I want to be fair, but I am a breeder and I know how much work...