Please check out the Puppies button as well. We have info about finding a well bred pup and info you should ask for.. REMEMBER-
-Dogs Must be at least 2 years of age before they are bred!
-Anything younger DO NOT HAVE CLEARANCES!
-Eyes are cleared yearly, no excuses!
-Has the breeder told you the good, bad and the ugly about Goldens? if they spend time just selling, re think who you are buying from!
-Will that breeder be there in the future?
-Anyone who says their dogs have no health issues, run EVERYONE who has been breeding for anytime has had something!
-Goldens are wonderful dogs but they are not for everyone..
Here are a few things about Goldens..
YOUR TIME AND COMPANIONSHIP
Goldens are outgoing “people” dogs. They need to be with, around, near, on the lap, or underfoot of humans, because they thrive on love and attention. Consider your life-style and household schedule—do you travel a lot, do you work long hours, are you busy with your children’s activities? In other words, do you have time to give the love and attention a Golden needs?
Goldens need to have hard, consistent exercise daily (20-30 minutes twice a day) or they may have trouble adjusting to the calm house-pet role expected by most owners. Dogs will not exercise by themselves. Their owners must interact with them. Goldens that do not get enough exercise can exhibit behavior problemssuch as inappropriate chewing, excessive barking, unruly behavior, and digging. Fenced areas for safe exercise are a must! Senior Goldens also require daily walks and play-time in order to stay healthy.
Goldens should be brushed every other day and professional grooming costs $30 to $50 every 6–8 weeks. Goldens need to have their toenails cut regularly and most Goldens need to have their ears cleaned frequently; both tasks are simple for the dog owner to learn to do.
FOOD AND VETERINARY CARE
Feeding one medium-sized dog for a year will cost about $300–400. Routine veterinary expenses run between $200– 300 a year. Goldens, like all breeds, have certain hereditary conditions. They areprone to skin allergies, hot spots, and ear infections, and occasionally have hypothyroidism (underproduction by the thyroid gland which is easily treated with daily oral medication) or hip and eye problems. Though many expenses are hidden in the grocery bill (food, dishes, leashes, collars, brushes, shampoos, toys, etc.), they do affect the family budget!
Extremely tolerant of children but, like any other dog, teased, frustrated, or physically harmed, Goldens will growl and can bite. Goldens can be good family dogs but no dog should be left alone with young children.
Medium to large-sized dogs. The breed standard is 23"–24" in height for males, 21 1/2"–22 1/2" in height for females,and weight 65–75 pounds for males, and 55–65 pounds for females. In our experience with Rescue Goldens, males can range between 23"–26" at the shoulder and weigh between 75–105 pounds. Females can stand between 21"–23" and weigh between 55–85 pounds.
Goldens have an average life span of eight to Twelve years..Consider what your plans might be in five to twelve years. Will you still welcome the responsibility of a highly social dog when you have a family, go back to work, have an “empty nest” when the kids go to college or when you retire and want to travel?
Don’t Get a Golden if:
You want a fastidiously kept home. Goldens are a long, double-coated breed and they shed constantly. You will always find some dog hair around, especially on rugs, furniture, nicest clothes, and, oh yes, occasionally in your food. Like any other dog, Goldens can get ticks and fleas and their paws will track dirt, mud, and snow into the house. Goldens possess active tails, making clean sweeps of coffee tables.
You object to a dog having your personal or household articles in his mouth. Goldens are retrievers—genetically programmed to carry laundry, shoes, kids’ toys, etc. in their mouths!
You want a guard dog. Though they may bark and growl defensively, when it comes to brass tacks, they'd just as soon kiss the intruder and show him to the silver.
If we can help i n your search, please call or email!
Honeylake Goldens Has an adult male available please call
He is a great boy and gets along with other dogs and loves kids!!
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Honeylake Goldens takes great pride in how we raise our puppies! Here is a little info about what goes on in the first 7 weeks of a puppies life.. We also play Cds that have sounds that most dogs never hear or only hear when they go to their new homes! For more info go check them out...
Weeks 1 and 2
While her newborn puppies spend 90 percent of their time sleeping, their mother's instincts tell her to keep her pups huddled together for warmth: A chill cankill them. Although the puppies can't see or hear at first, their senses of smell and touch guide them to mom's nipples. During the first few days, her milk will provide them with antibodiesthat will help them fend off germs for 6 to 10 weeks. The mom also licks her new pups anogenital area (under the tail and around the groin) to help them urinate and defecate.
A tiny newborn pup's legs are so weak that he may be barely able to wriggle his way to a nearby nipple or make his way to the warmth, safety, and comfort of being near his siblings. Mom helps, of course, but in addition, twitching movements of the pup's limbs during activated sleep help strengthen his muscles.
If the mother permits, the breeder or other caretaker can begin to pick up each pup several times a day. This early, gentle human contact will help the dog bond with people later on.
During the third week of life, puppies' senses become fully functional. At this stage, your pup can detect light, dark, and movement and begins to respond to sudden or loud sounds. As he paws and mouths his littermates, he builds early social skills. He can relieve himself on his own now. Although he is not ready to be weaned, you might want to introduce him to a taste of veterinarian-prescribed puppy gruel. By the end of this week,your puppy should be able to crawl and he begins to wag his tail.
Weeks 4 and 5
Quickly gaining strength and coordination, the pup begins to respond to his environment. Now he can bark, stand, walk, run, and even pounce. His mother teaches him to eliminate away from his sleeping area.
He learns to play by wrestling with his littermates. When he's nipped too hard or is batted back by a defensive sibling, he learns the difference between hard and soft biting. At this point, puppies are forever testing their limits and take turns sleeping at the top and bottom of the sibling pile. Hunting and chasing instincts kick in, so this is a good time to introduce your pup to toys.
The mother dog referees when playtime gets too rough. She may nudge or restrain an errant pup, or she may growl at him, teaching the puppy discipline and acclimating him to the process of training. If they're not properly socialized, orphaned dogs raised without a mother and littermates may have a hard time relating to their human leaders, and to other dogs, as well.
Toward the end of this period, it's time for the caretaker's family to become more involved with the young dog. This familiarizes him with the everyday smells and sounds of a modern household, including appliances, children, and assorted adults.
Since he's cutting his first teeth at this stage, his mother begins to wean him. She might chew her food and then regurgitate it for her puppies to eat.
Weeks 6 and 7
At this point, the puppy's muzzle will lengthen and he'll begin to look more like the adults of his breed. His emotions will become apparent, too: He'll whine to show fear, whimper when hurt, and bark when he's excited or wants attention.
The mother's role evolves to that of pack leader as her brood matures. Her pups are weaned now, since they have teeth and can eat solid food. She is affectionate and playful with them, teasing them with toys and showing them when to bite and when to back off. She lets them know she's the dominant dog and corrects them sharply if they misbehave.
Your puppy's appetite for exploring his environment and learning new things will benefit tremendously if he is given a variety of simple toys to investigate at this stage. He will also play rough and tumble with his littermates, stealing and sharing toys. By this point, he should be spending a short time each day alone with a human, playing gently and learning to relate one-on-one in a safe, trusting situation.
By this age, your puppy can remember which behaviors are allowed and where and when he is fed. He can even begin house-training and start becoming used to being groomed. Now he is ready to leave his mother and littermates and go home with you, fully capable of taking his place in the family.