Southern Goldens

Life With Goldens

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Many people would say that having a Golden Retriever as a pet is a welcomed addition to the family.  They provide companionship at home both to parents and the kids!  With basic training, these Goldens become gentle friends in the home not only to your own family but especially to friends.  Many owners would say their Golden is "intelligent, friendly, & devoted!"  See what the American Kennel Club has to say about Golden Retrievers.

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It's important to feel comfortable and safe when bringing a companion into your home and Golden's are proven to have an very gentle demeanor.  If you're home with kids Golden's are very peaceful and easy to be around especially with young children.  We have a 1 year old and she loves crawling up to Haven to give her a good snuggle.  Women want beauty, safety, protection, and peace in a home and that's what an English Golden Retriever will provide.

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If you enjoy the outdoors and exploring then Golden Retrievers are a great companion.  The history of the Golden as cited by the AKC notes that "in the early 1800s, game was plentiful in England and Scotland, and hunting was both a sport and a practical way of obtaining food. Retrievers came into prominence because of the desire for a medium-sized dog that would do well in wild-fowling, both upland game and waterfowl."  Hunting, hiking, swimming, or riding in the back of the truck, Golden's can do it all.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the puppy come with?

  • Dewormed

  • Vaccinations given at 6 weeks

  • A bag of food to transition the puppies diet

  • AKC registration papers

  • A complete examination performed by our vet

What do I need for my new puppy?

  • Food and water bowls

  • An old towel for the drive home

  • Paper towels and or baby wipes

  • Chew toys. (no rawhides)

  • Moisturizing puppy shampoo and conditioner

  • A Lifestages Crate. Be sure to get the divider so the crate can grow with your puppy

  • A leash and collar

How should I care for my Golden Retriever?

  • You should take your dog to the vet annually for a wellness checkup and shots

  • Your Golden Retriever needs to be on flea, tick, & heart worm preventative

  • They need exercise daily

  • Goldens need to be brushed weekly

  • Clean their ears regularly

  • When your Golden is young, they need to be given proper items to chew