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Hi all!!! My name it Tori and I am the proud owner of an amazing male golden. Sanson is just about 2 years old and he is just the most beautiful and loving dorks around.

I joined mostly to get more and more familiar with the breed and perhaps get some tips.

I want to stud him and I have NO IDEA where to start. There are no local clubs or breeders in my area.

Thoughts???

Can't wait to get to know you guys!:wavey:
 

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welcome to the forum.Feel free to ask any questions,and do please post pictures .We love them a LOT!!!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum,

The first thing I would do is to look at the Golden Retriever Club of America http://grca.org/ and read everything you can on what it takes to be a stud parent. It is a very big responsibility. You have to have clearances on your dogs, and the parents of your pup have to have clearances, do some type of events like conformation, agility, obediences, field. And they will have some club information in your area. A good breeder will want your dog to have all that the minimum.
 

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Know the requirements...no idea how to get started finding the gal

I am aware of the requirements. I have all the forms for the vet for all the health certifications and he has been doing obedience. I want to do agility with him, but my time is the issue - not his. This makes him sad :(

I am more concerned on how to find a female - since there is no club up here. And I have no idea where to start.

I will try to get more pics but i just don't have a whole lot of him standing still - LOL!
 

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Start here by finding a mentor.
Then get clearances done on your boy through OFA (hips and elbows), eyes done by CERF, and heart by a cardiologist. If these are all achieved with passing ratings and he exemplifies the golden temperament, perhaps your newly found mentor can help you find a female. However, most reputable breeders want to have a stud with an AKC Championship.

Please stick around, learn, and share photos of your boy!

ARIZONA Palo Verde GRC
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-They have an upcoming meeting--- You should attend!
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The PVCC is located on 40th street just north of Bell Rd.
 

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Hi and welcome!

What requirements does he have? A pretty dog doesn't mean a dog with all of his clearances. I am concerned that you aren't aware of what a reputable breeder goes through in order to breed a litter. What do you know about clearances?
 

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I have never had a pure breed before which is why I am seeking advice. I have talked to my vet and to the breeder where I purchased him as well as LOTS of online research, including the GRCA. I already have the forms for the osteo exam and need to go about finding out how and where to so the eye exam, and cardio exams.

I have his pedigree. Not sure how to go about checking for championships.

My vet is encouraging me to get him his certs because she said it would be a shame not to stud him if he meets the medical requirements. She said he has an amazing golden temperament and she also examined his physical features, and notes thinks like posture, color and a nice broad head.

This is something I have always wanted to do and I was very careful when I bought him. Growing up one of our neighbors bred goldens and I do not what she went through. I want to do it right - which is why I turned here for help. I am sure I could find a local golden owner and just breed him - but that is not my goal.

Pointgold: If you are serious, please contact me. I am just getting started, we can talk and once he passes all medical we can talk about details like that. I know the going rates, but have not set any figure yet. I tried to send you a private message, but I can't so feel free to private message me :)
 

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Good for you for pursuing all medical clearances - hips, elbows, thyroid, cardiac and CERF.

In the meantime, the best route, as others have said, is find a mentor. You've got a LOT to learn! :)

And lastly, really think long and hard about why you want to consider breeding him. There are LOTS of awesome Goldens out there. I personally don't understand the desire to breed your own dog just b/c you love him and think he's the bomb! I feel the same way about my boy and he's a VERY accomplished performance dog (obedience, agility, field, dock jumping, working trials). Lots of people have said they'd like a puppy out of him, but I chose to let the breeder do the breeding and b/c she's not local to me, I neutered my boy.

I want to just focus on enjoying my dog -- not worrying about the moral and ethical responsibility that comes with bring more lives into this world.
 

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I have never had a pure breed before which is why I am seeking advice. I have talked to my vet and to the breeder where I purchased him as well as LOTS of online research, including the GRCA. I already have the forms for the osteo exam and need to go about finding out how and where to so the eye exam, and cardio exams.

I have his pedigree. Not sure how to go about checking for championships.

My vet is encouraging me to get him his certs because she said it would be a shame not to stud him if he meets the medical requirements. She said he has an amazing golden temperament and she also examined his physical features, and notes thinks like posture, color and a nice broad head.

This is something I have always wanted to do and I was very careful when I bought him. Growing up one of our neighbors bred goldens and I do not what she went through. I want to do it right - which is why I turned here for help. I am sure I could find a local golden owner and just breed him - but that is not my goal.

Pointgold: If you are serious, please contact me. I am just getting started, we can talk and once he passes all medical we can talk about details like that. I know the going rates, but have not set any figure yet. I tried to send you a private message, but I can't so feel free to private message me :)

Do you have a set up that would allow you to safely house and care for a female in season for a week? Will you be attaining any sort of titles or at least a CCA?
 

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I have never had a pure breed before which is why I am seeking advice. I have talked to my vet and to the breeder where I purchased him as well as LOTS of online research, including the GRCA. I already have the forms for the osteo exam and need to go about finding out how and where to so the eye exam, and cardio exams.

I have his pedigree. Not sure how to go about checking for championships.

My vet is encouraging me to get him his certs because she said it would be a shame not to stud him if he meets the medical requirements. She said he has an amazing golden temperament and she also examined his physical features, and notes thinks like posture, color and a nice broad head.

This is something I have always wanted to do and I was very careful when I bought him. Growing up one of our neighbors bred goldens and I do not what she went through. I want to do it right - which is why I turned here for help. I am sure I could find a local golden owner and just breed him - but that is not my goal.

Pointgold: If you are serious, please contact me. I am just getting started, we can talk and once he passes all medical we can talk about details like that. I know the going rates, but have not set any figure yet. I tried to send you a private message, but I can't so feel free to private message me :)
One thing you'll want to do once you've found a mentor is have them review the pedigree of your dog with you. There are a lot of things a responsible breeder will be able to tell you about your dog based on the pedigree, and give you ideas of whether or not his lineage is something that should be continued. And if so, what lines would compliment him.

If you haven't already, you should start getting some titles on your dog in at least one venue - whether it be agility, conformation, obedience, hunting, etc.

As you've said in your posts, you want to do this right, and I admire that. There will be tons to learn, my goal is to one day be knowledgeable enough to breed, but I know I have a ton to learn. By not just breeding to any bitch in heat, and doing this correctly, you need to make your boy appealing to bitch owners. Titles go a long way in helping that.

You'll also want to have your dog assessed by someone knowledgeable about the breed and breed standard. Vets are not breed specialists, and a lot of vets do not know the ins and outs of every breed. There may be things about your boy that make him not breeding quality, like his size may be out of the standard. A vet would most likely not know the breed standard of every breed, so this is where it's important to have others judge your dog. A CCA is a good way to do this, and that will be a valuable thing to help you prove to bitch owners that your dog is worthwhile to breed, and will show potential mentors you are serious about learning.

If you aren't already a member of the GRCA, I recommend joining. One of the best member perks is a subscription to the GRCA's magazine, GR News, which is a glossy paged amazing resource published bi-monthly. Looking through this, and the many materials on the breed standard a membership includes, will help you understand the breed better. This knowledge will really aid you in learning more about the breed, which is key if you are serious about breeding the "right way". It will also open your eyes to the many venues Golden Retrievers compete in, and the incredible pictures of the dogs in action will help you know what breeding quality goldens tend to look like.

Just so you know, I am not a breeder. I would love to one day know enough to breed responsibly, but I know that I don't yet know enough... and, won't for a looooong time.
 

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Do you have a set up that would allow you to safely house and care for a female in season for a week? Will you be attaining any sort of titles or at least a CCA?

So you know more about CCA check out this link with quotes straight from the GRCA http://landofpuregold.com/cca.htm. A lot of people starting out won't know all of the abbreviations being used in the breed and on this forum, and Pointgold has provided you with excellent advise, and questions to ask yourself. She is a very knowlegable and well respected breeder, as are many others on this forum, that know all of the ins and outs to breeding, and the risks involved. You're lucky to have found this forum, as there is a ton to learn from the experts on the GRF!
 
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