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ACQUIRING A
GOLDEN RETRIEVER

Excerpted from

AN INTRODUCTION TO
THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER

by The Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc.
Education Committee*

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

BREED STANDARD

WHAT IS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER?

CHOOSING A GOLDEN RETRIEVER

    . . . Purpose . . . Price . . . Sex

CHOOSING A REPUTABLE BREEDER

    . . . Pet shop or dealer . . . Backyard breeder . . . Serious hobby breeder

PICKING YOUR PUPPY

CONSIDERING THE OLDER DOG

HEREDITARY PROBLEMS

. . . Hip dysplasia . . . Elbow dysplasia . . . Eye disease . . . Heart disease . . . Others

BREEDING YOUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER

    . . . Your motives . . . Your resources . . . Your dog's quality . . . The stud dog

THE CASE FOR SPAYING AND NEUTERING

Appendix A. Code of Ethics

Appendix B. Suggested Reading

Appendix C. Addresses of Interest

Appendix D. Symbol Legend for Reading a Pedigree

Appendix E. Golden Retriever Foundation

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* AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER booklet was:

WRITTEN BY: Michele Biglen, Linda Copti, Marcia Schlehr

EDITED BY: Sharon Bolton, Barbara Branstad, Melissa Goodman, Joyce Kinghorn

ILLUSTRATED BY: Marcia Schlehr

With thanks to:

Cynthia Morse and the Bull Terrier Club of America, the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, and several GRCA member clubs for some of their ideas and material.

© GRCA, INC. 1985, 1992, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2010 August, 1985. Reprinted February, 1988 Revised, Reprinted October, 1992 Revised, Reprinted March, 1998 Revised, Reprinted September, 2003 Revised, Reprinted May, 2006 Revised, Reprinted April, 2010

 

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