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Question by hot_chick_182
Submitted on 7/18/2003
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My Golden Retriever has just had a litter of puppies by her brother.Today when they was delivered we noticed that they were black.Not even a spot of yellow,white,or gold.We know their full breed golden retriever because she lives in the house and only allowed to go outside to use the bathroom and under our supervision.Anyway my question is how do golden retrievers produce black golden retrievers her brother and only getsoutside to use the bathroom.Anyway my question is how do two full breed Golden Retrievers produce black puppies?



Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 7/18/2003
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I have no idea why the puppies would be black.  Do you know the complete ancestry of the brother and sister?  Are they full goldens?

It is not a good idea to mate a brother and sister together.  That's really asking for trouble.  It's highly likely these puppies are going to have temperament problems.  Are you against spaying and neutering for a reason?  It's just that there are enough unwanted puppies and dogs already why make more.

On top of all that, have your dogs' hips and elbows been certified?  Eyes, thyroid, heart checked?  Why did you breed them?  Are they from champion bloodlines?

I don't mean to sound judgmental, but I love this breed and it really bothers me when others don't take proper care when they breed their dogs.  Breeding is something to take very seriously.  Please have your dogs altered before they mate again.

 

Answer by Goldee
Submitted on 7/24/2003
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There is a possibility that the black trait in your dogs is a recessive trait. Mating siblings which have the recessive gene could result in the recessive trait showing up.I agree with Jen that mating siblings is to be avoided. All kinds of undesired characteristics could emerge from such mating.

 

Answer by betty_bj
Submitted on 9/27/2003
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I would like to know if you still have these puppies, and where are you located?

 

Answer by kaitlyn
Submitted on 3/28/2004
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your puppies are black because there parents were brothers and sisters.

 

Answer by slyguyfyi
Submitted on 4/1/2004
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Please answer with correct spelling and english damn you all go back to school


 

Answer by Amateur
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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Goldens are descended from Flat Coated retrievers. Flat Coated Retrievers are gun dogs with black fur, but sometimes yellow puppies appear in a litter. Traditionally, these unwanted pups are/were disposed of. In the 1800's, one yellow Flat-coated Retriever puppy, named Nous (Sorry, I don't remember the spelling) was not killed and was acquired by Lord Tweedmouth, an Englishman who was trying to create a gun dog with a soft mouth and a good temperament. He bred this puppy to a liver coated... ummm... I forgot. Maybe some kind of hound or something? Four yellow puppies, all female, were produced, and were subsequently bred to other, choice male dogs. Interestingly, Bloodhounds, Irish Setters, and Newfoundlands are all included in what is now the Golden Retriever.
     Anyway, long history for what could be a short answer. Perhaps because of the brother-sister inbreeding, a recessive gene for black coats (b/c of the Flat coated Retrievers) was hit upon. Still, that is very odd.

 

Answer by NICK
Submitted on 4/18/2004
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MY GRANDMAS NEIGHBOR HAS A BLACK GOLDEN RETIEVER WICH CAME FROM 2 REGULAR GOLDEN PARENTS AND IT BRED WITH MY GRANDMAS REGULAR GOLDEN RETRIEVER AND PRODUCED 6 BLACK AND 5 GOLD

 

Answer by cloash
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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i have a female golden retriever who is about 3 years old she has recently come on heat. we have tried breeding her a few times with another retriever but it just wont happen they really don't like each other its like our dog gets jealous if we bring the male around could anyone tell me why this is happening will my dog be able to breed?

 

Answer by Berta
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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Well My parents "Golden Lab", Had just had puppies from a black lab 5 days ago. She had a litter of 11 pups. The Puppies are all "Yellow, Light Cream". Do you think that if she mated with a black lab, some of them should be black?, One of them is premature and not feeding from her mother, My dad has been feeding him with an eye dropper?.. Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Answer by emily
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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My Sisters Dog Tasha, is a miniture toy poodle. She just got pregnate with my black miniture toy poodle! I swear we didn't know she was pregnate. My dad was in the basement when she acted strange. anyway, she'll try to bite me if i go near them, but she has to be fed. When will I be able to take the puppies out of her cage?

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 6/2/2004
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I have a 7th month old male golden retriever, and I want to stud him out, but I don't know what age he has to be of.Anyone know???

 

Answer by tasha
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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we have a 5yo golden retriever, he's well trained and has an excellent temprement, i was wondering how we get to put him up for stud, are there any requirements? thanx

 

Answer by Silvia
Submitted on 7/7/2004
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i have a question i was hoping that someone might be able to answer it. I have a 2 year old Beagle and she had just began to go into another one of her heat cycles. I also have a male St bernard. He is not neutered. He keeps trying to mount my beagle. The other day i came home and they were  mating. she is know pregnant how can i stop this from happening in the future.

 

Answer by cassandra
Submitted on 7/7/2004
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i have two dalmations. Brothers and sisters. they are both 2 years old and when i arrived home from work one afternoon they were mating in my backyard. She had her puppies about 1 week ago and two of the puppies are all black. Does anybody know why this is?

 

Answer by heather
Submitted on 7/7/2004
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i have a golden retriever and i bred her with a golden lab. The puppies were born about 2 weeks ago and she had 10 puppies, they are all golden coloured except one which is a choclate colour can anybody tell me why this is

 

Answer by Bubba
Submitted on 7/10/2004
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I gots two golden retreevers, a white female and her daddy is black.  THey got it on and had two zebras and a two-headed skunk.  and then i heared that we shonudn't of done that.

 

Answer by jill
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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ya bubba you are right you shouldnt have let them breed. There can be a lot of inbreeding probalem sthat come from breeding dogs within the saem family but having a zebra is a little out of the ordinary. I would get the mother dog checked out. There is oviuosly a problem!!!

 

Answer by Gavin
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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We have a four-month-old male Golden Retriever puppy.  Our breeder told us we should wait until hes 18 months old to neuter him since neutering him earlier will hinder proper hormonal growth (leading to possible hip dysplasia other developmental problems).  But,  every Internet search weve conducted says to have the dog neutered between 9 12 months old.  Which is correct?

 

Answer by mullet
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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There is a special place in the movie Deliverence for all you wakkos who are inbreeding your dogs and not thinking anything of it.  I am shocked at all the inbreeding of your dog responses that are on this listserve.  In case you have somehow missed that lecture, animals who inbreed produce messed up offspring.  Come on now, just cause it might go on in your family doesn't mean you have to bring the animals into it.

 

Answer by betty boop
Submitted on 9/12/2004
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do it between 9 and 12 weeks i did it and my dog is fine and very well tepered. And he is in perfect condition

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 10/15/2004
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why do golden retriever's  bite

 

Answer by hey.ppl
Submitted on 12/8/2004
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Neutering earlier is always better is what I've heard, but I don't know if it can cause developmental problems...

 

Answer by liz
Submitted on 12/26/2004
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What is the largest litter a small golden can have?

 

Answer by kkay
Submitted on 1/1/2005
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I'll bet you screw your sibling too!  You complete idiot.

 

Answer by Scout
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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I have a black-golden retriever also.  My parents bred their golden (female) to another golden and they had black puppies (one of which is my dog, scout).  I didn't really care about papers, so I just figured that maybe another dog had somehow gotten to her (even though she was inside).  Anyway, i dismissed it, until the owners of the male golden said that he has produced black puppies AGAIN!  :)  So, now I'm interested because my dog, Scout, looks and acts exactly like a golden retriever.  She's just black.  She has the same face, bump on head, crimpy hair and the tail of a golden.  
Has anyone heard of this being a rare trait?
Or is my doggie really just a mutt?  :)

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 1/31/2005
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I think that breeding dogs is a great thing but you just have to know how to take care of them the right way. My golden had puppies 9 of them they were so cute all of them where lightly colored and the father was darker. I think that the black color has to do with the Tweed water spaniel that was mated to make the golden retrievers. Most tweed water spaniels are black my guess is that the ancestory of the generations came along with the black.

 

Answer by DH
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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For Golden Retriever question including breeding a good site with lots of info is
http://www.topgoldenretrieversites.net/forums/index.php

Breeding any dog without knowing what you are doing is very risky and can cause health problems, unwanted puppies and lot of bad things.  If you love dogs, (and you should if you have them) PLEASE be careful and do your research first!  Good luck.

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 2/13/2005
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Bubba. I do not know why you did that. That was very dumb. That is just like someone having a kid with their dad. NASTY!!!!!!
As far as the zebra puppy goes, I would have to go with Jill on that. Get the parents checked out. It could get VERY serious.

 

Answer by lindz
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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there are such things as a black golden retirver do you guys not watch the westminister dog show they always have a black golden it's a very rare breed to find

 

Answer by MANDY
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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MY DOG HAS BEEN TRYING TO MATE FOR A FEW DAYS, BUT THEY HAVE NOT LOCKED, CAN SHE STILL GET PREGNANT.

 

Answer by Liz
Submitted on 2/27/2005
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I'm planning to breed my golden retriever when she reaches the age of 3. I live in a large 3 bed room apartment with my 2 golden retrievers. do you think its bad to  breed in an apartment?

 

Answer by pj
Submitted on 3/5/2005
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All of you need to go back to english class. Were your parents brother and sister as well?

 

Answer by Shocked and Amazed
Submitted on 3/11/2005
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SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE???
THEIR SERIOUSLY CAN'T BE THAT MANY PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND LETTING THEIR DOGS GO UNFIXED AND MATING LIKE CRAZY! I AM ASHAMED OF THE PARENTS OF THE KIDS POSTING ON HERE!
There isn't anything wrong with responsible breeding of purebreds but most of the people that have posted on here are breeding two different breeds or worse - siblings or fathers!  PLEASE if you aren't going to be a responsible breeder and take care of your dogs than get them fixed! You can't let any unfixed MALE or FEMALE run loose or be around another unfixed dog without getting puppies out of it. Where do more than half of the unplanned puppies wind up? In the pound being put to sleep/death. It's not neccesary. Get your dog spayed/nuetered as soon as the vet gives you the okay!  The deformities and health problems that mixed puppies and ESPECIALLY inbred (not line) puppies could end up with isn't fair to them!

 

Answer by Milanium58
Submitted on 3/29/2005
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I have a dog who has had 5 litters. is this too many?There was:
1st litter:6
2nd litter:3
3rd litter:5
4th litter:4
5th litter:7
puppies in these litters is this too many for her to have and will she get a disease or something?please if u have any answers at all help me!thanks ☺

 

Answer by steven young www.youngsuyun@aol.com
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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if any 1 wants 2 breed there golden retriever my mum has the best golden retriever u cud ever want his parents r gun dog champs cruffs champs and is frm the same litter as the blue peter dog pluss we have the proof if 1 wud not beleve it if u want 2 ring my mum on 01422 241 293

 

Answer by steven young www.youngsuyun@aol.com
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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if any 1 wants 2 breed there golden retever my mum has the best golden retrver u cud ever want his parents r gun dog champs cruffs champs and is frm the same litter as the blue peter dog pluss we have the proof if 1 wud not beleve it if u want 2 ring my mum on 01422 241 293 pluss we have is pup who is female en is also redy 2 breed if intrested ring up the num above

 

Answer by nik
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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well I'm wondering i am about to buy a golden retriever boy should i get him neutered as i am not wanting to stud him

 

Answer by pollydolly
Submitted on 6/16/2005
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if i mated my black poodle with a white poodle what colour would they be

 

Answer by teebee
Submitted on 6/26/2005
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Bubba,

You shouldn't be breeding either....

 

Answer by NIchelle
Submitted on 6/29/2005
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I want to mate my to puppies. They are golden retriver/beagle mix. What would the puppies look like?

 

Answer by Matt
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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What you have there is a trait from way earlier in youre dogs heritige where one of its great grand parents more than likely mated with a flat coated retriever.. look up one online and compare them to youre pup.

 

Answer by mick's mom
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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talk to your vet about when the correct time to neuter or spay is, they will know a heck of a lot better than the internet or the breeder, since they do it for a living.

 

Answer by help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted on 9/3/2005
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um hello i am in my house right now and i found my dog in the back of my yard laying in the bushes and everyone thinks shes nesting and she wouldn't come out now shes up in my closet and she seems fine but everyone else says shes pregnant but its not even the season help ME
pleaseeeeeeeeee

                    thank you

 

Answer by Leslie
Submitted on 9/11/2005
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I have a 2 yr. old championship bloodline very light blonde female Golden and recently bought a male pup of the same quality.  (Now 4 mo.)  We intended to breed them a couple of times mostly for our kids to see and learn.  The female just had 9 black / black & white pups.  She was kenneled the entire time of heat and the pup obviously isn't the stud.  Two questions:  How soon can we breed the two Goldens?  Next heat cycle or wait?  Also, any idea of what breed she could have bred with?  A 5 month old Austraillian Shepard is next door.  Thanks for any info.  Leslie

 

Answer by Stacy
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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I have a Golden Retriever that has just gone through her first heat cycle. A little over halfway into it, she ran off while I had her out to potty. She was only gone for a couple of minutes before I found her but and when I did she was at our neighbor's yard where they had a very small breed dog outside. Is it possible that this very small dog could have impregnated my Golden?

 

Answer by Shannen
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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Your black puppies could result the recessive black gene of a dog and do you no all the history of these dogs? It will be easier to find out because the dogs you bred are sibling s with the same genes. look it up and you might get a nice answer to your question!

 

Answer by Concerned citizen
Submitted on 11/25/2005
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OMG, it must be true!?!?
The world is full of idiots!

 

Answer by cool_chick
Submitted on 12/27/2005
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I have a question. If a golden retriever and a black lab have puppy's  will there puppy's be brown?

 

Answer by ellys mom
Submitted on 1/13/2006
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I have a 6 month old female golden and she has just recently tried to attach herself to my sons leg....if you know what I mean. We have decided we want to breed her just once before we get her fixed. I know seven people(family members and friends) who are anxiously waiting for this event to get a puppy of their own so I am not going to contribute to the overly populated dog problem, as all puppies born in the litter will have a home. What age does she need to be to breed?

 

Answer by Missy
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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I have a male german shepherd he jumped on me one day after he was neutered and started humping me. So i got naother male german shepherd about 6 monthsd old the new one is and my neutered germa shepherd mounted him the other day. after my 6 month old was 1 year i got a female golden retriever and emediatly he punced on her and started mating cigorisly why did he do it he f=got neutered 2 days before i brought the retriever home

 

Answer by JESS
Submitted on 2/12/2006
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PEOPLE WHO ALLOW THEIR DOGS TO INBREED SHOULD NOT BE OWNING THEM - SO IGNORANT! AND FOR THE OWNERS OF THE BLACK RETRIEVER PUPPIES: YOUR CONCERN IS THE COLOR??!!

 

Answer by Inu
Submitted on 3/11/2006
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There is a website that explains the phenomenon of black or black marked Goldens. I came across this thread, I guess, in my quest to learn more about strange and unusual coat patterns for purebred dogs. I can't find the page and I'm in a bad mood and tired from staring at the same thing for about two hours straight, but I have heard that a Golden's genes are actually a diluted black and that this can happen sometimes. To by jill: I think he meant he had a zebra striped looking pup and a two headed with skunk markings, although his bad grammar makes me unsure. To Gavin: It's 9-12 months old. Your breeder is full of superstition. Never in my life of dogs have I heard of neutering younger than eighteen months causing hip dysplasia or any developmental problems. Your dog will be healthier and more well-behaved, as well as happier, if you neuter it at an earlier age, as I had one that became aggressive with the other dogs over time because we didn't neuter him. - Inu

 

Answer by Inu
Submitted on 3/11/2006
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AFTER I post I find that damn page. Frickin... Here: http://www.ashgi.org/color/Aussie_somatic_mutations.html

I'm in a worse mood now for an odd reason, probably because it's gettting late and I didn't get much sleep last night.

 

Answer by Annie Pickering
Submitted on 3/13/2006
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i was wondering do golden  reterivers bit?

 

Answer by kevin
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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I have two full Golden Retrievers.one is male and the other female.They are all yellow.But I'm so surprised that their 9 children are all in black.

 

Answer by phishgrl69
Submitted on 4/26/2006
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That was my question as well concerning when to neuter my golden retriever.  He's about 5 months old right now and I would like him to reach his maximum size capacity.  I've heard neutering dogs too early will keep them smaller, is that true?

 

Answer by Joanne
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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there are enough unwanted dogs in this world so my advice to all these ppl that like to inbreed dogs.....get your dogs fixed. sorry but its obvious you dont have a clue!

 

Answer by oscsw2000
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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"black" golden retriever-  While stationed in Iceland, I acquired one of these amazing dogs.  I was told that he too was a purebreed and that this is common in Europe. After some further research, I discovered that ALL retrievers natural resessive trait is black.  It wasnt until either 1700's/1800's that sibling breeding had produced a golden colored retriever. (normally they were killed at birth much like the black ones in the U.S. are today) However, a Lord in England had a child who adored the golden one and once matured the father acquired another golden retriever and thus breed the two with a dominate gold color.  The breed expanded rapidly.  Now if there is "bad breeding" the results are back to the resessive trait of being black.  My dog is 5 years old, very intelligent and docile.  Wouldnt have any other dog.

 

Answer by Lindz
Submitted on 6/13/2006
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i have a black golden retriever, except one of her parents had a little terrier in it.  yet, neither of the dogs had any black whatsoever.  i dont get it either.

 

Answer by golden owner
Submitted on 6/18/2006
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to OP that mated brother and sister:

You disgust me that you would even do that. You are what people talk about when they refer to "puppy mill". You should br ashamed of yourself. I pray that you will not do that again and hope that you are not AKC.

 

Answer by Dawn .J.
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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   I have an almost six year old golden. I want to breed him but I cant find a female. What should I do?

 

Answer by Brenda
Submitted on 7/3/2006
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Most of you guys are all idiots and need to get your dogs spayed or neutered. You have two unaltered dogs in the house (let alone siblings) and you wonder why they are mating. Hello!?

Unbelievable! You should NOT be breeding anything in your house unless you have had your dog's eyes, hips, shoulders, elbows, heart, etc. certified by a licensed veterinarian (and that includes the dog you are breeding too). You are contributing to over pet population!!

 

Answer by Lara
Submitted on 7/10/2006
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I am interested in speaking with you about mating our dogs.  We have a beautiful blond retriever. I don't think he is to young.

 

Answer by mellymo
Submitted on 7/24/2006
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I Have a 2 year old male Golden Retriever with Champion Bloodlines and i want to breed him.
I was asked by another golden owner if i wanted to breed him with her dog but she is only 8 months and the dog is from pjs pet store so i am concerned about that because of where they get there puppies and i dont want the health problems of her dog to be passed on to the puppies.still to young tho

 

Answer by Drew
Submitted on 7/28/2006
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How long after my Golden Retriver goes in heat can she get pregant?

 

Answer by Leanne
Submitted on 8/21/2006
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I have a golden retriever called Jess we took her to the pdsa today because shes lost a lot of fur but the vet said it might be because its breeding season and she has this biggish barrel belly i dont know if shes pregnant or not we had her off a friend and he brought her and her son winter from the dogs home but he only wanted winter so jess had to come here and we have had her now for about 3 months and the vet reconded she was about 6 years old my question is is how long does dog pregnancy last 4?shes had a belly like that since we had her do u think shes preg?

 

Answer by shelby
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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well i myself just got a black golden retriever puppy. it has to do with the genetics

 

Answer by Mellymo
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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I want to get another golden when we got symbah<3 the breeder told us to wait until he was at least 2 years old if we wanted to get a new one, and symbah just turned 2 years in august and now hes 2 yrs 1 month
i wanted to get a girl but i kinda want a guy which is better to get would both guys fight when they are older because my golden that i have now is not fixed and i don't plan on getting him done.

 

Answer by Ella
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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How do  I tell if my dog is pregnat she has a little belly ?

 

Answer by Ella
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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Do you think thier heathly

 

Answer by SquirrelFlight
Submitted on 10/22/2006
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Well, I definitely think that inbreeding is horrible for both the puppies and the parents. As for the neutering I was always told wait till around 8 or 9 months, but definitely not 18. I would ask your vet for an opinion.

 

Answer by dog wisperier #2
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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I have a full breed golden retriever she is solid black.Also 2 years old I bought her from a lady with two full breed golden retrievers that are pure golden her litter mates where also golden. It is very hard to tell why some breeds strange colors but she's perfectly healthy smart and strong .

 

Answer by mark
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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With what little I know about genetices. it's unusual. But nature likes diversity... and by luck it reached back about 100 years in the gene pool to pull out the dark color.  I bet they will be very nice pets.  Let me know where you're at. if you're near by. next time you can use my golden. he's AKC registered. pedigreed and a very nice speciman.

 

Answer by duh.
Submitted on 12/10/2006
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if your dogs are breeding/ mating/ "getting it on" and you don't know how to prevent it, take THEM to a VET and have the dogs NEUTERED/ SPAYED [yes, between 9-12 months], and then go get yourself fixed to spare the human gene pool.  sheesh. if you have to post a question about breeding your dogs then you probably shouldn't be breeding them in the first place. Do some research FIRST.

 

Answer by from the north
Submitted on 12/24/2006
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LET ME GUESS?  THIS WEBSITE IS FOR SOUTHERNERS?

CAN'T SPELL
BAD ENGLISH
OVER-BREEDING OF ANIMALS

 

Answer by theman2259
Submitted on 12/27/2006
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1 am thinking about mating my pure bread golden she has a 5 generation champ bloodline i need a stud of smiler origin any1 got a good stud stud gets pick  of litter and 100 dollars

 

Answer by Wow
Submitted on 1/7/2007
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None of you should be breeding dogs!  Get them spayed/neutered!!!!!

 

Answer by cronky
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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You know, I don't mean to sound rude or anything, but I don't think that it's right to mate a brother and sister. Just imagine in "People-Terms", think about you having a child with one of your siblings. May be the puppies are somewhat deformed because they were bred with their sibling.

 

Answer by Kiggz
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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I also have a black golden retriever. He has a very mild temperament. Is this exclusively an inbreeding issue or does it just happen. He seems to be extremely smart. He can already sit on command, fetch, for the most part potty trained. He is only a little over 3 months old. The only time i hear him bark is if he has to go out. STRANGE

 

Answer by Kiggz
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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I also have a black golden retriever. He has a very mild temperment. Is this exclusively an inbreeding issue or does it just happen. He seems to be extremely smart. He can already sit on command, fetch, for the most part potty trained. He is only a little over 3 months old. The only time i hear him bark is if he has to go out. STRANGE

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 3/19/2007
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heather u obviously had a chocolae puppy because u bread it with a lab. duh they cum in al colours! use ur comon sence gurl

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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I just got a 4 year old Golden from a friend of mine who was a breeder and she has never had any luck with breeding Amber and now that I have her she is lactating? any one have any answers she was last bread about a month ago or longer ? HELP I THINK THAT SHE IS PREGNANT

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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i think its because they originally came from the lab and labs can be chocolate, yellow(golden), and black. so may be since they came from the same parents the parents might not be pure Golden's and your 2 dogs have a recessive trait that has to do with labs. usually if 2 yellow labs mate they have black labs so if 1 yellow and 1 black lab mate they have mostly yellow pups. plus i think its a bad idea to mate brothers and sisters. because if 1 dog has a problem the other 1 wont which means not all the dogs will have problems but if both dogs have problems then just about all the dogs will have problems( unless 1 good trait is more dominant than the other)

 

Answer by proudarmywife
Submitted on 4/17/2007
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I have an 18 mo old female Golden Retriever.  I don't plan to breed her for another year, but in the mean time, where is a good place to find a stud.  I don't want to find one in the newspaper.  Any suggestions?

 

Answer by jacky
Submitted on 4/18/2007
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I have a gorgeous golden retriever who i would like to put out as a stud. He is four years old and i am located in fresno california. please reply if you are interested.

 

Answer by puzzled chiccy...
Submitted on 4/20/2007
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Hi,
i was just wondering if any of you breeders out there know when and if my Jack Russell's litter can go into the garden?  i know that they cannot go out on the streets, does the same apply to the back yard if they have no vaccs?
Please reply as the pups are ruining my carpet!
Thanks.

 

Answer by chumpi
Submitted on 4/29/2007
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we have a pair of golden retrievers bought from different breeders, they have a certification for authenticity. But last feb. 22, 2007 when the female gave birth,(her first) it was 2 golden, (a light colored and mahogany) then we were shocked after, it was 5 black puppies, (4 with some white spots, 1 pure black resembles like a black labrador.)

 

Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 6/2/2007
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I recently learn in my science class that if two animals with unique genes mate then new characteristics can be formed.For example, if you take two red rose and put them together you will often get another red rose. However in some cases, they newly grown rose will be white or pink. It is usually the stronger gene that will give you your characteristic, but if there is two unique and equally strong genes, you many get a new characteristic all together.It also does not help that the two dogs are brother and sister.

Please look into getting your dogs altered. It may cost time and money but it will cost less then taking care of 11 puppies.

 

Answer by carboman
Submitted on 7/17/2007
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It is quite possible. You see I own a black golden retriever. and I was just playing around and punched it in and here you are.  This dog of mine (Oggie) is probably one of the smartest I've ever owned  He soft-mouths everything.  Everyone that has seen him just gets a kick out the fact he is a Black golden retriever.  I can see as he ages more gold high-lights appear on his coat in the sun.  I did not fix him.  I will def. breed him.

 

Answer by Wolfie
Submitted on 7/18/2007
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I have a husky/alsation pup and she is cream with one brown stripe down the middle of her back and her mother was a pure white alsation and her dad was a black and white siberian Husky. Does anyone know why?

 

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