Golden Retriever Puppies!
Whether this is your first time or you’ve had many dogs in your life, searching for the right puppy for your home can be daunting. The choice to buy, or rescue, from where and when are all choices you must wade through. At Commonwealth Golden Retriever Puppies, we assume you have made that choice to buy and you’ve decided to buy a Golden Retriever puppy. You have made a great choice!
In the search to find the puppy best suited for you and your family, Commonwealth Golden Retriever Puppies seeks to best educate you as your top resource to help:
Understand why health matters for Golden Retrievers!
Identify the breeding standards for Golden Retriever Puppies!
Find Golden Retriever Puppies for sale!
Check out below this month's NEW Book Review for March 2021. Also
be sure to check out our most recent Golden Retriever Book Review page for last month's review about Golden Retrievers!
NEW! MARCH 2021 BOOK REVIEW:
Asia Moore’s “The Happy Golden Retriever: Raise Your Puppy to a Happy, Well-Mannered Dog” (2019)
Now here’s an authoritative and pleasant- to-read book on golden retrievers! Asia Moore, dog behavior expert and an acclaimed author has written the 15 chapter book “The Happy Golden Retriever: Raise Your Puppy to a Happy, Well-Mannered Dog” (2019). If you’re a soon-to-be owner of a golden retriever puppy, it’s most definitely worth a read!
Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 1 (you’ll have to buy the book to read more!):
“Within the pages of this book you will find information to help you choose wisely by providing you with a clear understanding concerning whether or not YOU have what it takes to be the right match for raising a happy and well-mannered Golden Retriever.
In addition, this book describes in detail what the human guardian needs to keep in mind and commit to doing on a daily basis in order to match the Golden Retriever’s needs, so that they can raise a happy, healthy and well-behaved dog that never has to experience behavioral issues.
All the information, suggestions, tips and advice given in this publication is the result or more than 40 years experience helping humans positively and effectively interact with the canine world.
If you take all that is written on these pages to heart, and regularly and consistently apply them, your Golden will be a happy family member that will not have to suffer from any behavioral problems. In other words, the focus is placed on prevention, rather than trying to correct any issues after they have surfaced.
Every chapter of this book contains valuable information that will provide you with a solid understanding of the breed and the steps you need to take to raise a happy and well-behaved Golden Retriever.
For instance, in Chapter 2, - “Asia’s Happiness Tips” sets out a summary of what she personally believes makes for a happy Golden Retriever and encourages you to ask yourself what YOU think will make a Golden Retriever happy.
Chapter 3 – “Overview of the Happy Golden Retriever” will outline vital statistics, coat colors and common features, intelligence, temperament and interesting secrets and facts that may not be commonly known. In order to raise a contented Golden Retriever, you need to be able to comprehend their needs, and in order to do this, you need to have some basic knowledge of the breed.
Chapter 4 – “Healthy Golden Retriever = Happy Dog” is where you will find out what you need to know about medical care, safety and health issues that may affect the Golden Retriever breed, including common diseases and viruses, allergies and canine CPR procedures that could save a life. Needless to say, if your dog is not physically healthy, he or she will not be a happy canine companion for very long, because suffering from health related issues will undoubtedly create a miserable and ill-mannered dog.”
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Get Ready for Puppies!
Puppies are adorable, loving, and sweet. Puppies are also work…lots of work. You may already know this as a current dog owner looking for a new puppy or you may know nothing of this. In either case, puppies can be a daunting challenge and the learning curve can be steep. We’re here as your resource to help you consider the demands puppy ownership; and, when you decide you’re ready, to give you the tools you need to bring that puppy (or puppies, since the more the merrier!) home forever.
Regardless of your stage of life, puppies bring new challenges from your daily routine to your long term plans. All puppies need your time, attention, training, and patience to adapt successfully to their new home. Do you have time for them? All puppies will demand your energy and affection to help them adjust, adapt and overcome their own challenges successfully. Do you have that energy, or do other priorities (like small children, demanding jobs) take that energy? All puppies require adequate medical care and proper nutrition. Do you have the financial resources not just to purchase the puppy, but provide vaccinations, checkups and the inevitable unanticipated illnesses or injuries?
Yes, you say? Wonderful, Golden Retriever puppies await!
Unlike Labrador Retrievers the colors of golden retrievers are not random. What I mean is you can get a chocolate lab from two black labs, or a black lab from two chocolate labs. For Golden Retrievers it depends on the type of retriever. For example, the lightest golden retriever which appears almost white is actually called in English or British Golden Retriever.
Though the same breed there are three types of Golden Retriever: American Golden Retriever, English (British) Golden Retriever and the Canadian Golden Retriever. Each of these has a different shade of color.
In this article I'll discuss just some differences between the types of Golden Retrievers but there are more and what will talk about. Of the three types of Golden Retriever, American Golden Retrievers are those that we are most familiar with in the United States. The American Golden Retriever is the quintessential family friendly, gentle, loyal Golden Retriever we all know and love. The American is smaller than the English and Canadian Golden retrievers. The American Golden Retriever has a darker coat and in terms of size they are smaller and unless muscular than the Canadian and English Golden Retriever. The standards for the American gold retriever are defined by the American Kennel Club. For more information on the specifics for the size head and body please refer American Kennel Club publications.
The English golden retrievers are very much the same as the American Golden Retriever with a few exceptions. The English Golden Retriever is also known as the English cream Golden Retriever. These Retrievers have a lighter coat color, almost white, but not fully white. There are other physical characteristics regarding the head and the eyes which set the English Golden Retriever apart.
Of the three types of Golden Retrievers, the Canadian Golden Retriever is most different. Canadian Golden Retrievers tend to be more physically robust and they are taller than both the American and the English Golden Retriever. In terms of their coat the Canadian Golden Retrievers’ hair is shorter and thinner compared to the other two types of Golden Retriever.
If you're looking for a lighter colored Golden Retriever, the English cream golden retriever has the lightest shade of the three. You may have seen these walking in your neighborhood, their coat appears white but it's actually off white. On the other end of the color spectrum for Golden Retrievers is a dark golden, with almost a red hue. In any case weather lighter or darker all Golden Retrievers have beautiful coats and will require a good deal grooming and care.
In summary you can consider the following to be a dependable generalization of the coat colors associated with each type of golden retriever. English golden retrievers are the lightest of the three American golden retrievers darker then both the English in the Canadian Golden Retrievers. The Canadian golden retrievers have the thinnest hair but the densest coat of all of them. Good luck as you search for your Golden Retriever puppy and whatever color you choose, they will no doubt be the most handsome dogs in your neighborhood, especially after a good brushing!
Golden Retriever Pros and Cons
According to the American Kennel Club (AKS), Golden Retrievers were the fourth most popular canine breed in 2020. However, as you consider the "pros", there are some things to consider which may be considered "cons". Let's look at both sides, though certainly not a comprehensive list...