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Disadvantages of owning a Golden Retriever

Thinking of getting a Golden Retriever?? Well the photos are cute, the dogs look adorable, but Golden Retrievers are definitely not for everyone. Before you decide to adopt or purchase a golden, please consider the following: SIZE: Golden Retrievers are medium-sized dogs. Male golden retrievers are usually 23-24 inches in height at the withers, while females […]

Mast Cell Cancer – Matt and Maggie’s Experience

After reading about Winger’s experience and death due to mast cell cancer, Matt wrote me a similar heart-wrenching story about his special dog Maggie. Here is his email: Lisa, I read your article today about your dog Winger, and I am sad to say that I read it because I had to put my 11 year old […]

Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)

The Canine Good Neighbour program was developed by the Canadian Kennel Club to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their canine partners throughout Canada. The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog’s relationship, together with the handler’s ability to control the […]

Rescue Organizations

Not every family is suited for a puppy. There are many adult Golden Retrievers that are already house trained, have learned some obedience, and are ready for a new home! Rescue organizations rescue, evaluate, and re-home Golden Retrievers. They can be an excellent alternative to purchasing a puppy from a breeder. Rescue organizations evaluate the […]

Hip Displasia

My Golden Retriever, Winger, had hip displasia. I have read a lot to deal with his condition. Here is some important information worth sharing. What is Hip Displasia? Hip displasia can be a terrible, painful, degenerative disease. A dog can be affected in one hip or both. Basically, hip displasia means a disfigurement of the […]

How a WCI is Judged

Woo Hoo! You’ve passed your very first Working Certificate (WC) test, you are now the proud owner of “Toller WC”, ah what a day that was, watching him retrieve those birds on land and in the water. He has such fun when you are training him and the day at the test was a blast, […]

Thinking of Breeding?

Thinking of breeding your golden? There are so many things to consider, I’d like to take the opportunity to answer some of the common breeding questions here on this page. Please consider the following: WHY SHOULD I BREED?: Serious breeders breed dogs in order to maintain and/or improve a breed’s characteristics. Breeding is serious, and it […]

Hot Spots

My first two Golden Retrievers have had more than their fair share of Hot Spots. Hopefully you are luckily enough to have a Golden Retriever who has never had own of these awful things, but if you do have a dog that is prone to them, or if you think your dog might have a […]

Flying with your Dog

Whether you are picking up a new puppy, moving across the country, going on vacation, or heading off the National Speciality show, you just may have to fly with your dog. Here are some pointers and tips: Flying with your New Puppy I flew to pick up my new puppy, Monty, in December of 2005. […]

Temperament Testing

A Temperament Test consists of 10 tests which evaluate your dog’s reaction to a variety of stimuli. They include approaching strangers, walking around in a crowd, having the crowd close in, loud unfamiliar noises, a surprising visual stimulus, uneven footing, and an unfriendly stranger. Unlike an obedience test or the Canine Good Citizen certificate where […]

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