Adopting a puppy is a huge responsibility. It is a lifelong commitment to a living creature. Golden Retriever puppies adoption may prove to be the best thing you have ever done for yourself and your family. The goal is to find the right puppy. Choosing a Golden Retriever puppy is not different than choosing any other breed or mixed breed puppy. You need to do your homework.
Finding the right breeder is the first step in a Golden Retriever puppies adoption. A responsible breeder does not:
- Sell puppies at flea markets or yard sales
- Keep their animals caged most of the time
- Sell their puppies for $50
- Breed dogs with known health problems
A responsible Breeder will:
- Have both the parents on the premises
- Will have a clean well kept area to keep the puppies enclosed
- Will have clearances for heart, eyes and hips available for your inspection
- Will feel free to explain the responsibilities of owning an active puppy
- Allow you to see all of the puppies in the litter
- Usually show their dogs in conformation or other types of shows
There are those who breed for greed. They do not pay attention to the flaws of the parents and may well breed an entire litter with hip dysplasia. This will ensure that you will have a lot of veterinary bills during the life of the dog. Be certain that the parents have the clearances that will improve the chance of you having a good experience with your Golden Retriever puppies adoption. golden retriever puppies colorado
Know what to look for in the puppies. Pay attention to how the puppies interact with each other. The right puppy may not be the one that comes to you right away. How does that puppy play with its littermates? After a few minutes of smelling, licking and playing with you, the pup should return to the group and join in the fun.
Puppies that do not interact with each other may not be the best choice for your Golden Retriever puppies adoption. Puppies that are seven weeks and older will be very curious, trusting and friendly. They will get into your lap, tug on your clothing and check you out from head to toe. Eventually their brief attention span will guide them back to their friends. Pay attention to how they play with the other pups in the litter.
Which of the puppies seems submissive? Which one is the instigator and starts the tug and takes over the room? Is one of the puppies a shrinking violet? Shyness is not a good quality in a puppy.