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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have selected some of the most frequently asked questions.

1. How much does a golden retriever cost? 
A: On average we can find puppies from reliable kennels, with disease control and good genetic quality between R$2500.00 and R$5500.00, also see our article "
  the difference between a R$1500.00 puppy and a R$500.00 puppy "

2. Why is it so expensive? 
R: The cost of an ethical breeding, with good specimens, control of genetic diseases and respect for animals is expensive, practically no profit is obtained in honest breeding, we advise you to read the article "
how much does a golden retriever cost " to see the calculations of spending.

3. Where can I buy a puppy?
A: In our kennel! We have sporadic litters but of high genetic quality and with control of hereditary diseases! Enter in
  contact  to schedule a visit, add us on social media to hear about the next puppies.

4. How long should I wait to get a puppy?
A: When looking for a quality kennel, which seeks to improve the breed, beautiful, healthy dogs with excellent temperament, know that there will not always be litters available, as these breeders respect the heat interval of their females, and only mate their females. after 3 heat and every litter has a goal, it's not just a puppy mill, it's not a trade. Here we have one or two litters a year, so the wait for a puppy is on average 6 months.

5. What kind of guarantee can I have?
A: You receive a purchase and sale contract, it contains all the information about the puppy, you receive a puppy from 60 days, with the relevant imported vaccines for age, microchipped, dewormed, with CBKC pedigree, you receive a puppy care and the guarantee that your puppy will be purebred, contact
  contact  if you would like to read our contract. 

6. What is a specialist breeder?
A: Specialized breeder is one that is dedicated exclusively to one breed, at most two. He is the person who dedicates himself entirely and studying about the breed, pedigrees, genetics, breed standard, is a work of years, and with many breeds it is impossible to get this job done correctly.

7. How does the golden look? Is he a big dog?
A: The golden is a large dog, animals with good genetic quality weigh 30-45 kg, are robust, with abundant and abundant fur.

8. The golden drool?
A: No, golden don't drool like the bernardos, for example, but they have a reasonable production of drool, especially when they collect balls and toys and take all the ruffles to our lap, but no, goldens don't drool!

9. Does he shed a lot of hair?
A: Long-haired dogs shed less hair around the house than short-haired dogs, with weekly brushing the shedding is very reduced. In general, goldens shed once a year, for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. In the case of females, the shedding is twice a year, during the period of estrus.

10. Is it easy to train a golden? They are smart?
A: Yes. The golden was ranked as the fourth most intelligent and trainable breed by an American survey. Goldens love to please their owners and will easily do whatever they can to receive a pet, a treat, or you to throw a ball for them to fetch. They adapt easily to the routine of the house, they are excellent in canine sports, such as agility, or obedience tests. The Golden is definitely a very smart dog, don't be surprised if your golden brings you your flip-flops in the morning, or brings your cell phone in his mouth when he rings.

11. What is the temperament of a golden retriever like?
A: The Golden Retriever is a family dog, docile, obedient and calm. When puppies are more agitated and tend to get more ready, but as adults they are perfect dogs for any family, calm, obedient and extremely companions. It is important to remember that they are dogs that love water, if you can provide a pool or a lake, or even a bathtub, they will love it! When puppies usually sleep on their water bowls, or even dive, literally in them.

12. Do goldens get along well with children?
A: I usually say that goldens were made for socializing with children, they are very docile, they tolerate any kind of play without any trace of aggression. It is worth remembering that you have to be careful with very small children, the golden for being a big dog can easily knock a child down, but as soon as he hears a cry, he will run to lick and calm the child. Goldens love children!

13. Do they get along well with other animals?
A: Very good! Golden live easily with all kinds of animals, cats, chinchillas, birds, large and small dogs, since socialized since childhood, the golden will be a companion of the family and all the members it has!

14. How long does a golden live?
A: The golden lives an average of 10-12 years, as it is a large dog, its life expectancy is shorter. At about 8 years old, many goldens already have a face covered with white hair, indicating that they are old enough.

15. What are the most common health problems for the breed?
A: The Golden Retriever suffers from joint problems compatible with dogs of its size, such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia, both diseases must be tested before mating your golden. Progressive retinal atrophy and heart disease affect the golden in a smaller percentage. Read our article about
  hip dysplasia and elbows  to understand how these diseases affect our dogs.

16. What care should I take to raise a golden? What kind of activities can you do with your golden?
To avoid joint problems, we advise raising your golden on a non-slippery floor and limiting impact exercises up to one year of age. For more information read our article on
  Exercises  and agility.  Agility and obedience tests, frisbe, freestyle (dancing with dogs - see our  videos) , swimming, hiking, hiking your golden will be an excellent companion for any of these activities!


17. Can the golden live in an apartment?

Yes, the golden adapts to small spaces, but it is important to remember that it is a large dog and that it will take 15 minutes of daily walks and lots of toys and attention, if you can opt for a day care twice a week it would be ideal . Remember, you are adding a new member to the family!

Source:Veterinarian Isabella Calli




Golden Calli

Specializing in Golden Retrievers

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