What About Golden Retrievers

What About Golden Retrievers

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How long do Golden Retrievers live? How much does it cost to keep a Golden? What kind of training do Goldens need to become good pets? That little Golden Retriever puppy is so adorable-but is he the right dog for you? Many prospective dog owners don't ask the questions they should when deciding to bring a new puppy home. Now, the What About? series is here to help you understand the real-life implications of your decision, saving you time, money, and potential heartache-and protecting you and the dog from the consequences of an inappropriate choice. Drawing upon the expertise of Golden Retriever breeders, owners, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and trainers, What About Golden Retrievers? provides honest, reliable advice on what it's really like to own and raise a Golden-no punches pulled. In a friendly, easy-to-follow QaA format, veterinarian dan Rice offers solid, proven guidance in choosing and raising a Golden, including: Breed characteristics ? Behavior ? Costs of ownership ? Development in all life stages ? Diet ? Exercise requirements ? Genetics and why it's important ? Health and general care ? Temperament ? Training requirements ? Working with behaviorists, trainers, and veterinarians ? And more Don't be taken by surprise. Get the answers you need now-before you get that Golden Retriever puppy-and make a smart, informed decision.A five- to six-month-old Golden is a typical gangly teenager with largish feet and is often slimmer than you expect him to be. ... his fetching lessons more seriously, can swim for hours, and nearly always remembers to return his retrieving dummy to your feet and release it when he arrives. ... How. fast. will. he. grow? A Golden ordinarily grows in spurts. He shoots up suddenly, then coasts for a week or so.

Title:What About Golden Retrievers
Author:Daniel Rice, DVM
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2003-11-20


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