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Are Goldens good with other dogs?

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Priya

Princess Priya
 
 
Barked: Fri Jun 5, '09 7:42pm PST 
Sorry, I didn't see another topic like this. My family is thinking about a Golden Retriever but we have one other dog. Would a Golden be tolerent of another dog in the house? The dog i have now, loves other dogs, so we theres not a problem with her smile I am really sorry if this question has been asked before.
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Goldiva's- Tangled Up- In Blue

Tally-true best- friend
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 6, '09 7:44am PST 
In the golden retriever's AKC standard, a wonderful disposition with people and other dogs is specified as a hallmark of the breed. That being said, it is important to find a well-bred puppy from a caring breeder, a breeder who does all health clearances and socializes each litter lovingly. K9data.com is a good resource for checking on specific dogs and breeders. The Golden Retriever Club Of America can refer you to a good breeder. Do not be fooled by people advertising "rare white goldens"etc, for there is no such thing and it is a marketing ploy of the puppymills and the unethical. A "field" bred golden has much more "ricket fuel" than a conformation bred golden, sometimes too much for a pet owner. All in all, a wellbred, well-socialized golden puppy is a gentle, funny friend who gets along with all creatures great and small.

Edited by author Sat Jun 6, '09 7:46am PST

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Priya

Princess Priya
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 6, '09 5:24pm PST 
Thank you so much for your response. I will deffenitly go to a breeder. smile I am not sure if there are many near me though, but I hope I can find one.
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