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Why its so hard to buy a Golden Retriever Puppy?

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Lumi   

 

I’ve been looking for a Golden Retriever puppy for at least 3 months.  All puppies are either spoken for or waiting list is full or no interstate applications.   I refresh the website everyday but no puppies I could buy.  

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Lumi   

the puppies for sale page.  anywhere I could buy a puppy? Thanks

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Tassie   

You're likely gong to have to wait for a good puppy.   Have a look at the Golden Retriever breeders page on here . pull down the Dogzonline Pages tab up the top tp gp tp the breeders' page.   Just having a quick look at Queensland was interesting .. but I notice there is one breeder with some nice looking dogs, who  is planning a litter in mid 2018.

 

The Golden Retriever Clubs in the different states usually have some suggestions or puppy listings.

 

It helps if you can be specific when trying to contact breeders .. so to help you do that, make a list in advance  ... things like ..... what would your plans be for  the puppy .. e.g. show, performance, pet or all of the above.  It's often good to be able to say briefly what makes you choose the breed, and your experience with them, as well as your home/family/work circumstances, and  whether you have a mentor in the breed.

 

Often breeders will have a detailed questionnaire for prospective puppy buyers to fill in.

You should also be researching what genetic health concerns are in the breed, and whether there are tests available to help limit the likelihood of those problems arising..... e.g. hip X Rays, Elbow X rays (family histories are also useful information there), mature eye tests on the parents (e.g. for star cataract).  Then you would expect the breeder to supply you with the results for the parents.

 

Hope that helps a bit.     (My second favourite breed .. had an aunt and uncle who bred some beautiful GRs many years ago.)

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I don’t breed Goldens but my puppies are sold before my girl is even in season. Given that I breed every few years - because it’s expensive, time consuming and I have a life - people who want one of my pups just have to wait. 

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Dogsfevr   

3 months is nothing ,it takes 4 months from start to finish of producing a litter .you don’t just decide tomorrow and expect to get a puppy .now .

Talk with some breeders whose dogs you like,who health tests and will offer you the support you will need .

A wait is nothing compared to making sure the right pup is chosen for the next 12 yrs of commitment 

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juice   

Goldies are not that common anymore.

I would start by looking at breeders dogs you like, see what health tests should be done on the breed, then contact the breeders whose dogs you like the look of and ask if they have any future litters planned?

Alot never make the for sale page as they get sold like this, people asking before and going on the list.

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gillybob   

I waited 4 years for my Fauve!

You need to read up about Golden's, maybe go to a show or the specialty Golden show in your state. Meet people who breed, intro yourself and talk to them about their dogs.

As its been said above because there arnt many bred you will have to wait.

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