A breeder is a term for anyone who successfully undertakes the breeding of two Golden Retrievers.
It does not matter if this person has plans covering years of time, encompassing multiple breeding attempts, or is one who plans to breed but a single litter.
Many people who breed Golden Retrievers recognize their obligations. They are perfectly willing to accept the responsibilities assumed when bringing new life into the world.
These people offer their brood matron superior prenatal and postnatal care. They carefully research the pedigrees of the Golden Retrievers they have brought to a breeding.
Conscientiously, they ensure the sire and dam are X-rayed (hips and elbows), along with being checked for other problems that may afflict their breed.
These breeders carefully select the homes in which the puppies are placed. Once a sale has been made, they provide detailed instructions for feeding and follow-up veterinary care.
These dedicated people maintain a follow-up program, staying in touch with their puppy buyers. They ensure that puppies and grown Golden Retrievers have optimum emotional as well as physical care.
These responsible breeders are also prepared to take back or help to relocate at any age a Golden Retriever of their breeding should the owners be incapable of keeping the animal.
There is nothing wrong with breeding and being a breeder for most people. Education is, however, the key word for every person who contemplates this activity.
It does not matter if this is for a single litter or for an entire breeding program encompassing years of forethought.
People who sell puppies must be aware of those prospective buyers who, during the interview process, disclose that they do not want to show, they only want to breed Golden Retrievers.
Golden Retriever shows are, by their very definition, the place where the quality of a breeding program is proven.
All prospective puppy owners require adequate education.
They need to be clearly informed that it is far easier to place a puppy from champion parents, or parents that are working successfully on their titles, than it is to sell a puppy from untitled parents.
A breeder should keep the entire breed's welfare in mind when making puppy placements. When confronted by the type of purchaser who insists upon breeding alone, it is best not to make the sale.
Most breeders carefully place their puppies in responsible homes with responsible people.
Sales of pet-quality puppies without restrictions on breeding them is a real crime perpetrated on the overpopulated canine world.
Some people "reason" that since nature provided their pet with the means of reproduction, they should take advantage of this regardless of the animal's quality.
Golden Retrievers do not have the same libido as people. It is not necessary every Golden Retriever be bred, nor is it imperative for each champion to reproduce.
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