LOOKING FOR A PUPPY
If you have decided that a Golden Retriever is the dog for you, have patience. Don't purchase impulsively - all puppies are cute and adorable, but not all are necessarily the best choice. Take the time to read our articles about the Golden Retriever, choosing a breeder and choosing a puppy before you visit The Puppy List.
The Golden Retriever you choose will be living with you for the next 10 – 15 years, so take some time to find a registered breeder who cares about selling you a healthy and happy puppy. Look for a responsible breeder, who has the interest of the breed uppermost in their mind. Such a breeder will be as interested in you as a potential owner of one of their puppies, as you are in them. The breeder should display a good knowledge of Golden Retrievers and be willing to discuss freely all aspects of the breed. Such a breeder’s aim is to produce and raise puppies only to uphold and improve the breed's quality and temperament.
Because of his kind, easy-going nature, the Golden Retriever is a popular breed and many people, hoping to make a profit from this, breed with their Golden Retriever without thought to maintaining the breed’s excellent temperament and attributes. Only dogs with excellent temperament and qualities should be bred. There are unethical breeders in the market so it is important to only buy a puppy from a breeder who is a member of DOGS Victoria and their state's Golden Retriever Club make sure your puppy’s parents have all the required hereditary certificates.
You should expect to pay $1800 to $2000 for a Golden Retriever puppy. (June 2016)
Please read our information on looking for a puppy including our Puppy Check List, Why Choose a Golden Retriever and The Golden Retriever.
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