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Have you given enough thought to your choice? Do you really want a purebred Golden Retriever puppy? Will it be the right selection for your family and where can you find a good breeder of these magnificent dogs?


Let’s examine how to evaluate a dog breeder, and how to select your purebred Golden pup.


Golden Retriever Puppies


We can take it for granted that you can find your new best friend at a local humane society, a rescue league, or the newspaper. But when you selection buying from a breeder you’re getting it from someone who takes patience, time, and a very big heart. You and your puppy gain these advantages.


Dog breeders are a special group of people – they don’t simply sell you an animal. They know owning a dog is a privilege and a wonderful experience. Matching up their pups with an owner is a personal endeavor – it must be a companionship made in heaven.


Get to know your breeder and don’t be afraid to ask question. Unlike a pet shop, they will take the time to make your comfortable with your pick of the litter. And – a good breeder will get to know you also, and that ensures you come home with a healthy, happy friend for life.


After selecting a convenient breeder, let’s make sure that all of the following statements are true:

  • Puppies for sale are born on the premises - not shipped in

  • Breeder does not sell their pups to wholesales, brokers, or retail shops

  • Sire and dam of the litter are at least 3 years old and were tested for genetic health before the breeding (very important)

  • Breeder is available as a resource for advice and support for the life of the puppy

  • Breeder provides a contract for your review and goes over it with you

  • Breeder is a member of a breed club

  • Breeder's primary concern is finding a good home for the puppy, rather than getting paid

  • Breeder asked you lots of questions regarding your lifestyle, family, experience with dogs and other pets, and why are you looking for a dog

  • Breeder made you feel comfortable asking all of your questions

  • Breeder acknowledges that they are familiar with "code of ethics" for and will be bound by its standard of behavior


Next we ought to decide what you should get with your puppy:


Importantly, a properly executed Registration Certificate should be given to the buyer, and a three-generation pedigree in writing. Health records are important and should include a diet, inoculation and parasite control record… this would result in a health guarantee.


Basic diet and care information is desirable, but not mandatory… likewise a time frame during which the puppy may be examined by a licensed vet (at buyer’s expense), and, upon written recommendation for specific reasons, the puppy or dog may be returned to the seller for a full refund of all money paid.


When all is said and done, your own good judgment is what counts most.


Esther Smith, author

Smith’s research of good breeders revealed many to choose from – so in the end it boils down to a location that is as local as possible since you may find that many trips there is necessary. For more information on Goldens go to: