It's been more than two years since I decided to get a Golden Retriever puppy, and as you know, I still don't have the puppy. I'm grateful I did not get a puppy when I first started looking, because I don't think I really knew what I was looking for, and I'm embarrassed about some of the breeders I considered at the time (one with recorded hip dysplasia in the lines! but I didn't know that!). I now have a firm grasp as to what to look for when selecting a reputable breeder.
Well, after a bit of a pause for various reasons, the search for the right breeder and litter is back on!!! I am so excited to start looking, but I'm willing to wait for THE LITTER! This puppy will hopefully become my first show dog!
I want another Golden Retriever, and a female puppy. Because I'm a newbie to showing I will probably need to co-own the puppy with the breeder, and I'll also need a mentor. Co-owning has risks, but it also has the potential to be GREAT! If I find the right breeder, co-owning will provide me with a wonderful opportunity to be mentored, and this will help ensure I don't make common dog show novice mistakes.
I just wanted to let you all know the search is back on!!!