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Thread: Seeking a Golden Retriever Breeder in Victoria

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    IMO the most responsible thing to do is get the dog you really want, if you want a puppy from a good breeder then that is fine. If you wanted to help the situation though for rescues you could try fostering, to actually take on a dog is a huge commitment which is why it should be done in a way which suits you.


    The only thing which came to my mind was that your first puppy is now 6 months which I'm guessing is past the 'really cute' stage and now you are getting another. It's good to think things over beforehand just to be 100 percent sure that the puppy stage isn't having an effect on your decision to get another.


    Golden Retriever Puppies for Sale from Golden Retriever breeders, Australia.

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    It wouldn't hurt to just check out the older dogs too which are listed. They often come from good breeders as well.
    Good Luck finding your dog/puppy
    Last edited by Julieanne; 03-02-2013 at 04:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    Definitely not but some rescue dogs are suitable for anybody, especially puppies that were born in shelters etc. it was the "I wouldn't trust any of them as far as I could throw them" comment that got me. But reading it back now, the OP might have just meant their friend's dogs and not every rescue dog (which I thought the first time I read it).
    I have no doubt that I could find a rescue dog that would be suitable for me but as much as I admire people who adopt older dogs, that's not my thing. I wasn't having a go at you btw, just putting another opinion into the mix. For me, a dog is a long term commitment and I want to enjoy the puppy stage and all other stages of my dogs life, I also want a dog that is bred well and for the right reasons. Each to their own of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I have no doubt that I could find a rescue dog that would be suitable for me but as much as I admire people who adopt older dogs, that's not my thing. I wasn't having a go at you btw, just putting another opinion into the mix. For me, a dog is a long term commitment and I want to enjoy the puppy stage and all other stages of my dogs life, I also want a dog that is bred well and for the right reasons. Each to their own of course!
    I knew you weren't having a go at me there is just something about an adult dog in a shelter with those sad eyes that pulls at my heart strings and makes me want to bring them home That's why we got a rescue kitten... So I could have my baby animal fix

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    After everything and lots of consideration we've actually decided to look at rescue Golden Retrievers. We thought about all the pros and cons of both sides (thank you all for great opinions and insights) and we want to find a dog that's aged 7 or under so that Loki wont be too much excitement. If we can't find one by the end of the year then we can always look for a puppy after that since Loki is only 7 months now.

    I've found a few older dogs up for rescue or sale and have put the feelers out & applied with the rescue places. If you guys hear of any adult retrievers needing a home in VIC please let me know, I will travel anywhere in VIC for the right dog.

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    Have you actually phoned any of the GR club breeders?
    GRCV Noticeboard

    They are the most likely to know of any unwanted GR in your area, or any mature dogs that are available (sometimes breeders get retired for various reasons), or even puppies. And they would also be the best people to ask about how to look after a GR and keep them amused (and less destructive). Looks like they have quite a good training program too.

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    Yep I spoke to the rescue coordination lady from there and she took all my details down. She said that she can go weeks not hearing about anything and then all of a sudden get a few at once. I might start calling individual breeders as well to ask if they have or know of any older dogs that need a new home.

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