ALL ABOUT GOLDENS
The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) was established in 1938 to protect and advance the interests of this breed in the United States. We hope you will learn enough, through reading this website, to be an informed consumer prior to buying a Golden Retriever puppy.
Your puppy's purchase price may be a smidgen of what you spend over its lifetime. Think ahead to 10-12 years of veterinary bills and the importance of choosing a puppy whose ancestors have been screened for common health issues which have a genetic basis.
AKC registration simply means the sire and dam of your Golden Retriever are the same breed. It does NOT guarantee health, temperament, structural soundess or breeding quality.
The best source of a healthy, well-socialized puppy is a conscientious breeder with a long-term commitment to the breed and a reputation to uphold.