Want A Puppy?

Making a well thought out decision is important when deciding to bring a dog in to your home, A Golden Retriever will be hopefully living with you for the next 10 to 15 years, so take some time to find a registered breeder who cares about selling you a healthy and happy puppy. Look for a responsible breeder, who has the interest of the breed uppermost in their mind. Such a breeder will be as interested in you as a potential owner of one of their puppies, as you are in them. The breeder should display a good knowledge of Golden Retrievers and be willing to discuss freely all aspects of the breed. Such a breeder’s aim is to produce and raise puppies only to uphold and improve the breed's quality and temperament. 

The Golden Retriever is a popular breed and some people, hoping to make a profit may breed with their Golden Retriever without thought to maintaining the breed’s excellent temperament and attributes.  There are unethical breeders in the market. Learn about the Golden Retriever. You need to be sure that a Golden Retriever will be the right breed for your family. See  factsheet on Golden Retrievers.

All prospective puppy buyers want their new puppy to have the best possible chance for a long and healthy life, and regular veterinary care is important toward achieving that goal. But in addition, the risks for many significant health issues can be greatly reduced through careful breeding practices, beginning with certain screening examinations of the parents of a litter. Each breed (and mixed-bred dogs too) has its own particular hereditary problems and Golden Retrievers are no exception. Failure to screen for these conditions before breeding results in taking unnecessary risks for genetic disease and frequently leads to distress for the buyer and dog alike. Below are links to factsheets of important diseases for which the GRCWA Code of Ethics recommends pre-breeding health testing. Reputable breeders are expected to conduct screening examinations for these diseases on the parents of a litter, and to disclose the results to prospective puppy buyers.

 

Hip Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia

Eye Diseases

Heart Disease

A well-bred, well-trained Golden can be a joy for its lifetime – and if this is the right breed for you, we are very happy to help you connect with reputable breeders. Contact registered breeders on our Breeders Directory to get started!