Monday, January 25, 2010

Golden Retriever Puppy

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!!!


  1. Can't wait to see who you end up getting!!! There is nothing quite like Goldens!!

  2. Woof! Woof! GOLDENs are GREAT!!! Just wondering ... co-owning a dog ... not familiar with that at all. My family and I are curious to know more about it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Congratulations. I have two goldens. They are the absolute best. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses for you!

  4. Why? Why not a rescue puppy from a Golden rescue? Why a new litter? I admit, puppies are fun - I got one this past summer - when I got her, she was about 9-10 weeks old; we think wire Doxie/Beagle mix. She was found in a closed dumpster. Her cries got her found by a very compassionate woman. So, I understand the appeal of puppies; I don't understand the need for breeding puppies...

  5. Good luck! I hope you have fun and success... keep me posted!!!