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Just thought I'd say hello as I've just joined the forum.

Me and my fiance are hoping to welcome a new retriever pup into our home round about February. Been in touch with a respected breeder and things are looking good. I'm now doing my homework in the hope of getting a head start on training etc as this will be our first dog.

Is it normal for a grown man to be this excited? :D

p.s. Great website, doesn't appear to be anything like this in the UK as far as I can see.

Brian.
 

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Welcome to the best Golden site ever. You will find lots of experts on Goldens and how to train them. Good luck on your new golden.
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HI and Welcome!! Yes it is normal for a grown man to be excited when getting a golden puppy!! They are wonderful, fantastic dogs!! You will be so happy!!
Oh and you found the best site ever for talking and learning aobut goldens!! :D
 

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Welcome to the forum! I have been addicted to this site from the beginning. You will find some wonderful advice and even better people, enjoy!
 

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Welcome! I have to agree, great site!
 

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Welcome to GRF. Please make yourself at home here and be sure to post lots of pictures once you bring your new puppy home.

I think it is completely normal for a grown man to be excited about bringing a new golden puppy home.
 

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Welcome to the forum,
We have a social group on the forum for the UK members taht alot of people post there. It is listed under communities. It is very normal for a grown man to be excited for the new puppy.
 

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Welcome, Brian! Yes, it's completely normal for you to be this excited :D If you don't believe me, I'd be happy to refer you to my husband who is practically giggly with anticipation of our second Golden puppy coming home in a few days!

This is a fantastic website; I have yet to come across one of this caliber for any other breed. From what I can tell, there's always high traffic and lots of very knowledgeable people.

Congratulations on your soon to be new addition! Be sure to post pictures.
 

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wow, Scotland!!

i met someone yesterday who has spent time there - asked them if there were alot of Goldens, they said Border Collies seemed to be th dog of choice
 

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Border Collies are very common, but most of them are working dogs (I think my neighbours 2 collies think Brodie is a big sheep rather than a dog!!). For out and out pets, I'd say the most popular is Labs. Spaniels are also very popular here as well (King Charles or Cocker etc).
 

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Hello and Welcome to the Forum. You've chosen a very special breed for your first dog. And yes, it's perfectly normal for a grown man to be so excited. :) Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures of your new Golden pup when February rolls around.

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Welcome! I joined this past week and my husband thinks I need an intervention already. Goldens are the sweetest dogs! Training is essential because they are so smart and need to be challenged. We talked to a few rescues before going to a breeder. Most dogs in rescues are because people don't take the time to interact with their Golden. Just getting a dog and putting it in the backyard is a disgrace and a disaster waiting to happen. That said; we had to put up physical barriers to keep Sully for eating trees. If left unsupervised for more than 15 minutes, she finds new ways to rearrange the landscaping. Short attention span.
 

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We are just south of Aberdeen. There are a lot of Goldens in Scotland. I've always loved the breed but ever since finally making the decision to own a Golden I've seen nothing but Goldens with their owners!!

I'll be sure to post plenty pics when we finally bring the pup home. February can't come quick enough!
 

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Hi there I am from Aberdeen too, although we're living in Brazil at the moment!

I bet you're really excited about your pup & you'll have plenty of great places for walking!
 

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Hello and welcome. The people on GRF are great, knowledgeable and caring. I hope you post all kind of pictures and enjoy the forum.
 

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Hello and welcome to GRF!! Glad that you stumbled upon us here. I love hearing about men being excited about puppies! haha

I think there are a couple of other members from Scotland/Ireland, and quite a few others around the UK that are on here too.

February is a LONG wait, but hopefully you will get a good e nough fix from the pictures on here to help pass the time! :D
 

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Hi

I'm from Scotland too (west coast) and only recently joined. I think you are right in that there isn't a forum like this in the UK.

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Great to know more Scots are joining

Hi -I am just North of Aberdeen on the North esat- just bought our new retriever in August from a great breeder in Aberdeenshire. Enjoy the site and be prepared to get hooked
It's great to know I am not the only one living inScotland and posting occasionally - not as much as I would like.
 

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Hi Ladybank. We're not too far apart at all. I'm already hooked on this site!

My fiance and I are having problems finding a reputable breeder in our area. Seem to be a lot in England but not so many in Scotland. Think the one we had sorted out has fallen through!

Any chance you could share the breeders details you used through a PM? Really want to find a reputable breeder with great quality dogs as I will never buy from a puppy farm.

Thanks. Brian.
 
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