I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for saying thisI will be the guy to post this, even though this may be taken the wrong way. I am not coming at you so to speak, but coming on here asking for what you are asking the way you are asking it leads me to post this. It's really meant to be educational as it sounds like you are really unaware of the Golden Retriever as a breed and unlike many other breeds you shouldn't be just breeding 2 dogs together.
You don't just breed Goldens on a whim. There are A LOT of health issues in Golden Retrievers and need to do health clearances (4 of them) at a MINIMUM and should be doing a DNA panel roughly 5 different things. Plus you need to have AKC information so you can research the health of the dogs behind the dog you wish to breed. This will let you know if there are serious health issues like NCL, Hip, Elbow, Heart and eye issues.
Reputable breeders, because of this, will never just let anyone have a dog from them that is intact with full AKC registration so that any puppies would be able to be registered unless that breeder agreed to co-own the dog with you or you're a known reputable breeder.
Point being, you just shouldn't be getting a Golden to maybe on a whim decide to breed down the road. Randomly back yard breeding Goldens is a sure way to hurt the breed long term if people just breed just because. A lot of these breeders have bred for decades to produce healthy puppies/dogs and have takesn decades to learn how to know what dogs will help the lines and help correct faults in structure.
All of this experience is great, but your dogs need to be OFA tested. They need all of their health clearances, etc. and even then, I would not breed them. There are so many responsible breeders that have worked very hard to earn their titles. Just looking for any female Golden seems irresponsible to me. Most responsible breeders will not sell you an adult dog that is not spayed as well. There are so many goldens out there, and I don’t see the need for more from someone who just wants puppies from their dog. I don’t mean any disrespect with this, I just notice this problem a lot.I get what you are saying let me expound. I have been around all sorts of animals since I was old enough to walk. I have seen breedings helped deliver babies of multiple animals (dogs, cows, horses, etc.). I currently have a Golden that is a Service Animal I trained him and got him registered myself. My Aunt and Uncle have been breeding dogs since I was old enough to remember. My mom has bred dogs for years before she had kids. I have deeply researched Goldens especially before buying them. I know of the diseases that they are prone to and the cancers. Thats why if I did infact breed Goldens I would have them screened for health problems, cleared by a vet, and DNA tested. I wouldn't and am not just breeding on a whim. I love animals especially Goldens. I would make sure that I was bettering the breed and if I wasn't then I wouldn't even consider breeding. Also I am trying to find an adult to adopt before I find a puppy so that i could offer a dog a great life that might not have one before I would buy a puppy who anybody is willing to buy. Sidenote I'm only 14 but I have trained dogs, helped breed and deliver dogs, broken horses, been taught to ride horses by a jockey, my grandpa raises cows and I have delivered 3 or 4 calves. I feel like I am very experienced with animals. Even breeding them, so it wouldn't be on a whim.
I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for saying this
All of this experience is great, but your dogs need to be OFA tested. They need all of their health clearances, etc. and even then, I would not breed them. There are so many responsible breeders that have worked very hard to earn their titles. Just looking for any female Golden seems irresponsible to me. Most responsible breeders will not sell you an adult dog that is not spayed as well. There are so many goldens out there, and I don’t see the need for more from someone who just wants puppies from their dog. I don’t mean any disrespect with this, I just notice this problem a lot.
Also, I wanted to add, I believe in rescuing dogs or getting them from very responsible and reputable breeders. In my opinion, there should be no in between. That is where the problems come from with pet overpopulation and health issues come from, people who have no business breeding. Our golden is from a very reputable breeder who meets and exceeds all health testing. Their dogs are very successful in conformation and therapy work. Their dogs have placed in Westminster, won the akc national championship in the sporting group, and so on. They are committed to preserving and bettering the breed. I have also rescued dogs before. Please consider what everyone is saying before you make an unwise decision. We don’t mean any disrespect, we just care about what’s best for the dog and breed preservation.Looking for a Female Golden at least a year old and unspayed anybody know of one?
Would you mind me asking where you got your boy from? Does that breeder test her dogs hips, elbows, eyes, hearts, etc. before breeding and so on?I actually have been looking into being mentored by a breeder near where I live. I actually train dogs in a variety of things especially service, emotional, and therapy training, as well as obedience. I was just looking into breeding because I have had a lot of people including a couple with 3 Goldens ask me if i was ever going to breed him because they would be interested. I actually have been talking to the breeder I got my boy from. There are several puppies out there that have lined up from reputable breeders with breeding rights. I greatly appreciate all of your advice. I am by no means trying to be a backyard breeder. I love Goldens thats why I would never want to defect the breed only better it. By the way I wasn't trying to brag about all that I have done with animals earlier I just wanted to make sure you didn't think I am trying to be a backyard breeder. If I would ever breed I would for sure have every test done to insure that the pups would be great dogs