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I was given the K9 pedigree chart for my new puppy coming home to my family in few weeks. I tried to decipher it but I am so lost and confused. Can any one please help me decipher it or tell me whether my puppy pedigree is good? Thanks so much!

Pedigree: Halle x Brui
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I was given the K9 pedigree chart for my new puppy coming home to my family in few weeks. I tried to decipher it but I am so lost and confused. Can any one please help me decipher it or tell me whether my puppy pedigree is good? Thanks so much!

Pedigree: Halle x Brui
Im a novice so take what I say with a grain of salt! The only thing that I noticed at first glance is the Dam and Sire both do not have current OFA eye test reported. Maybe check with Breeder and see if they have current test that just haven't been updated? Looking thru the pedigree pics, it looks like your pup has some beautiful Goldens in their line! Im sure others here that know more will give you some good feedback and insight. Congratulations on your new pup!!! 馃挄
 

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This is a show pedigree. Not a lot of other title types other than show in this pedigree. It doesn't mean that the pups from this litter couldn't go on to do other work than be a show dog. It just means that the breeders were mainly breeding for show. A lot depends on your plans for this pup. I don't see anything wrong. Personally I would not buy this pup. The coat will be a show coat, I prefer a shorter care free field coat. I also prefer a pup with a solid field/obedience titled pedigree. When I look sideways at this pedigree (siblings of parents and grandparents) I find little more than the occasional CD. I've owned a variety of pups from show to field trial. The most cuddly and easiest to train have been field pups.
 

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This is a show pedigree. Not a lot of other title types other than show in this pedigree. It doesn't mean that the pups from this litter couldn't go on to do other work than be a show dog. It just means that the breeders were mainly breeding for show. A lot depends on your plans for this pup. I don't see anything wrong. Personally I would not buy this pup. The coat will be a show coat, I prefer a shorter care free field coat. I also prefer a pup with a solid field/obedience titled pedigree. When I look sideways at this pedigree (siblings of parents and grandparents) I find little more than the occasional CD. I've owned a variety of pups from show to field trial. The most cuddly and easiest to train have been field pups.
Thank you for taking the time to look at the pedigree. It鈥檚 our first family pet so we just want a nice family GR that is good with my kids. Obviously an east to train one is best. May I ask why you would not get a litter from this batch?
 

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I'm looking for a super easy to train pup. I have specific field/performance pedigrees I look to purchase from, because of the activities I do. Everyone is different in what they need. I'm sure this pup will be fine.
 
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Two questions I would ask - do the sire and dam have an updated eye clearance (it's not on OFA, but would hope this was done). Eye clearances should be done annually, particularly in dogs being used for breeding. Has the sire been tested for ICH-2 and is he clear? While I would not suspect it in the sire's pedigree, I am not certain we know enough about it at this point to definitively rule it out.

It's a nice pedigree and it is conformation-focused. That simply means that the lines were bred with an emphasis on structure. I, too, prefer to see mid-high level performance titles in the pedigrees, but that is because I spend a great deal of time training my golden and I like to see some evidence of trainability. That is not necessarily something that is a priority for everyone.
 

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Excellent point about ICH 2. In any show pedigree I鈥檇 be looking for a test for it.
 

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Ok, please help me understand this. The planned litter I am looking at is most definitely from a show line pedigree with tons of championships. One of the reasons I have been focusing on a show line is because I was under the impression that they would be easier to train and less energetic than a field bred golden. From the way I am interpreting this thread, it sound like its the total opposite. Educate me please! 馃
 

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I would say a well-bred show Golden should not be considered a lazy dog. They are still a sporting breed with exercise requirements. The breed itself is pretty easy to train.
A field dog will almost certainly have a higher threshold for exercise, which may manifest in a variety of ways. They are bred to work and work and work. This does not, however, mean they are any easier or harder to train. I think that depends on who is training the dog and what they want to achieve with the dog.

Some people do breed lazy dogs but that is not correct and I would not go into the breed expecting a low energy dog.
 

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I would say a well-bred show Golden should not be considered a lazy dog. They are still a sporting breed with exercise requirements. The breed itself is pretty easy to train.
A field dog will almost certainly have a higher threshold for exercise, which may manifest in a variety of ways. They are bred to work and work and work. This does not, however, mean they are any easier or harder to train. I think that depends on who is training the dog and what they want to achieve with the dog.

Some people do breed lazy dogs but that is not correct and I would not go into the breed expecting a low energy dog.
Thanks for all of that info and feedback. This will be our 3rd Golden over the past 26 years. While I realize that Goldens are considered a high energy breed, our experience with our past 2 might not be the experience of most Golden owners. I read post about Goldens requiring 2-3 hours of exercise a day. Both of our boys were fine with a daily 30-45 minute walk, some tug-a-war playtime and some training exercises. I'm not sure what to make of it. Being that we are now a 61 & 65 year old couple I must admit that I have experienced some anxiety over the decision to get another Golden due to the fear that maybe we won't have the energy level to give it the life that it deserves. Neither of our past 2 Goldens came from any pedigrees to brag about and were not bred for field, show, etc.... They were just great companions. The thought of living out the rest of my life without sharing it with another Golden is beyond sad!
 

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I was given the K9 pedigree chart for my new puppy coming home to my family in few weeks. I tried to decipher it but I am so lost and confused. Can any one please help me decipher it or tell me whether my puppy pedigree is good? Thanks so much!

Pedigree: Halle x Brui
To the OP: I've met a couple of Ambertru pups and they are super nice golden retrievers, good all-rounders and very trainable. I think you'll be more than happy. Congrats on your new puppy!
 

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I would say a well-bred show Golden should not be considered a lazy dog. They are still a sporting breed with exercise requirements. The breed itself is pretty easy to train.
A field dog will almost certainly have a higher threshold for exercise, which may manifest in a variety of ways. They are bred to work and work and work. This does not, however, mean they are any easier or harder to train. I think that depends on who is training the dog and what they want to achieve with the dog.

Some people do breed lazy dogs but that is not correct and I would not go into the breed expecting a low energy dog.
I can only speak for Logan and although he is not as thin (he鈥檚 67lbs) as most field Goldens I鈥檝e met, he has tons of energy. He may have less energy than a field dog overall 鈥 I鈥檝e never owned one 鈥 but he can run like the wind and is very able to go, go, go if we are out and about exercising. Thankfully, he settles in the house. Lazy would never enter my mind as a way to describe him.
 

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To the OP: I've met a couple of Ambertru pups and they are super nice golden retrievers, good all-rounders and very trainable. I think you'll be more than happy. Congrats on your new puppy!
Thank you :)
Ambertru is reputable from those I spoke to and have seen on this forum so my family and I are honoured Connie chose use to have one of her sweet pups :)
 
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