How To Find The PERFECT BREEDER For A GOLDEN RETRIEVER

How To Find The PERFECT BREEDER For A GOLDEN RETRIEVER

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When looking into getting any puppy or dog, there are several factors that you should consider. Most of what I will be mentioning in this video can be applied to all dog breeders, but there are particular elements to be aware of regarding the health and well-being of your Golden Retriever pup.  The Golden Retriever is an extremely popular dog – among the top 10 in the world – meaning that well-bred puppies are rather expensive. When looking for the best breeder to purchase your Golden pup from, you need to be very aware of online scams and being able to avoid them. There are many online adverts for Golden Retriever puppies for sale at very low prices, but the sellers will ask the buyers for an upfront deposit before agreeing to deliver your new puppy to your home. Firstly, you should never buy a puppy that you have not seen face to face as you have no idea of the conditions it’s in or whether it even exists. Secondly, you should never pay a deposit or any other costs online to a seller. Always be sure to visit the puppies at the seller’s home in order to confirm that they are genuine breeders and keep note of their address. Being a very popular breed, well-bred Golden Retrievers can be very expensive – particularly if they are of a working line. A downfall to this breed being so popular is that there are many amateur breeders that breed the Golden Retriever much too often in order to make a fast profit off them without actually caring for the puppies or mothers’ welfare, or the breed in general. This can be incredibly damaging for the dogs. Under Kennel Club rules a female dog can only produce four litters and must be between a certain age to do so. So, it is extremely important to be careful when buying your dog as you should always be sure to ask for the relevant paperwork regarding the Golden’s line, vaccinations and microchipping. Leading on from this, a good breeder is one that will be happy for you to see the puppies personally. Transparency and trust between you and your breeder are significantly important, especially as this puppy is to be part of your family for at least the next 10 years of your life. There are two very different types of breeders that you could purchase your puppy from: an enthusiastic and hobby breeder or a professional, expert breeder. Now, which breeder you go for depends mostly on the kind of dog that you are after. Professional breeders tend to breed dogs of the working line, the dogs tend to be extremely capable dogs. A breeder that is enthusiastic about the breed and breeds the dogs as a hobby is also a good place to go, particularly if you are after a puppy to join your family. Hobby breeder puppies tend to be bred in the breeder’s normal home environment in close proximity with all the daily goings-on of their family. If the breeder has children in the setting then the puppies will be socialised from a very young age and the transition from the breeder’s home to yours will be very smooth, especially if you have young children. The more professional and expert breeders will also be socialising the puppies as they know the significance of this element in a puppy’s life in order to be a well-balanced and good-tempered dog. Some professional breeders will not breed the dogs in their home, but in a separate building outside of the home situation. As a professional breeder, they are experts in their field and know all there is to know about the breed which, as an owner, is extremely helpful. You should be able to ask your breeder any questions you have, and they will be happy to help you – they want the best for the puppies that they are selling.  Which leads us to the next point – be sure that you can visit the puppies place of birth, meet the breeders face to face, check out the breeding facilities, meet the mother of the litter and definitely ask for all the relevant papers and health certificates regarding the breed. Good breeders will be sure to have the relevant health checks as they are after the best dogs that are well-balanced in temperament and that they are not breeding any with extreme health conditions. Its super important to use your intuition when deciding on whether this the is breeder to purchase your puppy from. If you get along really well with them, you feel comfortable with them and the way they care for their dogs then they are most likely a very good breeder. They are people that know the breed extremely well and will most likely ask you a lot of questions which can seem personal, but it is proof that this breeder wants the best home for their puppies. Finding a good breeder doesn’t have to be a daunting experience and there are many ways you can find the best breeder for you. Be sure to check up on their reputation and credibility as breeders to make sure that they are a legitimate breeder that is officially registered, and will give you pedigree for your puppy and all registration papers in your name. The perfect breeder is proud of their dogs; they will have an excellent reputation and will be honoured to tell you all about their dog’s successes in canine competitions.

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