How to choose a golden retriever puppy? Recommendations of a specialist!
If you are sure that you need a dog, and a golden retriever, it's time to choose a puppy. How to choose a golden retriever puppy and not regret it later?
It is important that the puppy is at least 8 weeks old. If the puppy is weaned too early, it will be weak and painful and will not be able to form important skills.
Examine the pedigrees of the parents, ask them to show documents that indicate the vaccinations made and a mark on the processing of worms. Ask the breeder questions about the nature of the babies, what they eat and what daily routines they’re used to.
It is important to choose a healthy Golden Retriever puppy. The baby's coat should be clean and shiny, the skin - without redness and sores, the tummy - not swollen, the ears, eyes and nose - without secretions, gums - pink.
Who to choose: a bitch or a dog? Golden retriever bitches are more obedient and balanced, easier to control. However, twice a year the bitch has estrus, and this must be taken into account. If you are going to hunt with a dog, it is better to take a dog that will feel great in a swamp or in the forest, and you will not have to take breaks during the dog’s heat. However, keep in mind that Golden Retriever dogs are prone to vagrancy.
However, the puppy of which gender you choose is a matter of personal preference. In any case, the most important thing is upbringing and training.