Golden retrievers are wonderful dogs. My fav dog that died right before I moved here was a golden.
I personally do find it a crime to bring more dogs into a world when thousands are sitting in a shelter.
There are many other great dogs out there.
My family always had Dobermans, loved them but unfortunately most African Americans had this fear of Dobes and GSD's instilled from movies, books and police actions of the 50'sd-60's In school many of my contemporaries flat out refused to come to my house because of the dogs, thought I might have to resort to the old "porkchop around the neck" thing to get even the dogs to play with me
OP how does your Golden deal with the heat here? I was planning on bringing mine until he died but always thought he would be really hot!
I am glad there aren't many Golden's here because I feel sick to my stomach every time I see one. My one eye Golden was my best friend.
AE I have a fear of only Doberman's and have no idea why! Maybe because I've never really known one?! It's odd though.
There are plenty of horny local dogs that would produce a beautiful Golden Lata.
Why does it have to be a Golden Retriever?
It just breaks my heart reading these threads.
What's bad for any breed is folks that will breed indiscriminately without any health testing first of both the sire and bitch. Goldens are prone to hip dysplasia, heart problems and congenital eye defects. That's irresponsible breeding, just as bad as any puppy mill and basically the same.