Golden Retriever pups
After learning a lot about what to look for in a responsible breeder I am about to do something risky and would like some tips or maybe just some shared experience.
My daughter who will turn 25 this month just moved back home after ending a very emotionally abusive relationship with a man who ha been isolating her from family and friends and making her feel bad about herself.
. She is very wounded inside and I am just thankful she found the courage to end things and come back to family.
She is getting a Golden Retriever puppy that will be ready for it' new home on Oct 26 at either 7 or 8 weeks of age. She visited the breeder last week, chose her pup from a litter of 10 and put down a $200 deposit and will pay the remaining $600 when we visit tomorrow.
I had told her about what to look for in a good hobby breeder and told her that the fact that she found this breeder in the classified does not bode well even though the pups are AKC . She did see both parents, The sire is 7 healthy, very playful and friendly. The mom is only 2 ( hopefully close to three and petite. They do ot have other pups on the ground and also breed goats.
My daughter will get a crate but insists the pup will sleep with her. I know, that although she has always wanted a GR she is just getting this pup without really thinking ahead. She works part time and goes to college fulltime and now that she is re connecting with friends will probably have a healthy social life. She can afford the cost of the pup but may soon not have time to be a good pet owner.
I am allowing this because I would rather she rebound to a dog than
another bad relationship and know how healing a relationship with a dog can be. I am also willing to take over the training and companionship the dog needs is she no longer does. I had planned on getting a GSD pup soon so will put that off as long as she and the pup (Kenobi) are here.
Benny is 4 1/2, not fixed, my husbands Borzoi is fixed and almost 4 and our sons female Pit bull is fixed and also 4 1/2. They all get along great as a pack. Benny is the alpha of the pack. When people comment on how many dogs we own I just say We do not have three dogs, soon to be 4 dogs. We each have one! This is basically true as we each care for our own.
Anyone have experiences with Goldens or this type of situation.