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Old 10-14-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default Is a golden retriever for me?

Ive been thinking about getting a golden retriever, but I have a feeling my mum will say no because I was supposed to get a pugalier but being here has turned me off designer breeds!

And made me realise I dont want a small dog I think I want a golden retriever!

I dont no how to tell my mum!

Im going to talk to her when she gets off the phone and then Ill say what she said.

All golden retriever owners help me it would be an inside dog how would I convince my mum to let me keep a golden retriever INSIDE!

Oh and golden retriever owners Ive been reading about them, but from all of yous point of veiw what are they like?
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Ozzy thinks that's a great idea! Goldens make great family dogs. They're happiest when they're included in all aspects of family life. I think that's a great breed choice for you.

Do you need links to sites to learn more about the breed?

http://www.akc.org/breeds/golden_retriever/index.cfm

http://www.grca.org/

You can learn about Goldens on these sites.
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Ive been thinking about getting a golden retriever, but I have a feeling my mum will say no because I was supposed to get a pugalier but being here has turned me off designer breeds!

And made me realise I dont want a small dog I think I want a golden retriever!

I dont no how to tell my mum!

Im going to talk to her when she gets off the phone and then Ill say what she said.

All golden retriever owners help me it would be an inside dog how would I convince my mum to let me keep a golden retriever INSIDE!

Oh and golden retriever owners Ive been reading about them, but from all of yous point of veiw what are they like?
What are your expectations for a pup that make you think a Golden would make a better dog for you than the pup you've been promised?
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the sites katz

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I like that they are good in families and they need heaps of exercise because Im always running about and that they are loyal... And that they dont attack anyone ever unless there family is in danger.


Oh and also update from my mum: No for a house dog because they are huge.

Ill talk to her more tho.
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What about one of the smaller sporting dog breeds? small herding breeds? small terriers?
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:23 AM   #6
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Yeah probley.
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Border collies are amazing family pets as well, and do not grow to be that large. Very highly intelligent and loyal. Another breed to consider I guess.

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Ive owned a bordie collie before we had to put him down tho.

Im now looking for a small breed tho
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Update: No on the golden... Im going to tell the pugalier breeder I will be looking in rescues and looking around before I can just say I wont a pugalier.

I also think I would like a rescue over a designer breed anyday!
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good for you, a rescue dog is a brilliant choice.
My chewie is a rescue dog and he is wonderful, plus their are always dogs that need loving homes, I dont think I would ever buy from a breeder unless I had lots of land and space so I could have a golden lab.
Make regular trips to the rescue home, where we went te dogs changed so quickly it took a couple of visits before the right dog jumped up at us, lol
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