ID Collars to Keep Track a Litter of Puppies

10 Aug No Comments timbearden Breeder Education

Every litter of puppies we have we track multiple ways.  Between 4-5 weeks of age we microchip all our puppies.  However before then we place ID collars to keep track a litter of puppies.  We use multiple collar types.  Not every breeder takes photos each week or track individual weights like

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When to Wean Puppies

6 Aug No Comments timbearden Breeder Education

Many breeders and veterinarians differ slightly on when to wean puppies. A general consensus is to begin weaning a puppy to solid food at 3 to 4 weeks of age.  We personally begin weaning our golden retrievers after they are 3 weeks of age, and their first set of teeth

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What Is the Average Size of a Golden Retriever

30 Jul No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

Golden Retrievers are one of the best pets and companions in the world.  For some a golden retriever may be too big, but for many of us they are just right.  A golden retriever is considered a large breed.  Often many people ask about the size of a golden retriever

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The Best Whelping Box

11 Jul 1 Comment timbearden Breeder Education

There are dozens if not hundreds of whelping boxes out there. I’ve personally used a couple different ones. Each have their upsides and downsides. I’ve previously discussed different boxes on our tips for delivering puppies post, however I feel it’s important go into it further in depth.  This post is

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Healthy Coconut and Salmon Oil Dog Treats

17 Jun 4 Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Recommendations

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to spoil our dogs.  I wanted to create a great way to give my dogs something healthy, but also a treat.  I had a silicon Ticent Dog Treat Baking Mold laying around that I had planned for other projects.  A couple of

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Dog Food Storage

1 Jun 3 Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Recommendations

So this post is a bit off topic, but still some might find it useful.  I used to be a bit lazy with our dog food and especially cat food.  I’d open the bag, give my dogs food, and tuck the top to keep it fresh.  Well in reality it

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

28 May No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

We firmly believe in vaccinating our goldens. Jolene is a nurse, and I also have experience in the medical field. So it would be a little hypocritical to not support vaccines. Now, that doesn’t mean we believe in over vaccinating. Many veterinarians over vaccinate because it brings in extra office

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OFA Specialists in Southern California

3 May 1 Comment timbearden Breeder Education

Recently I’ve been asked many times where we get our OFA certifications done.  This post is geared to breeders who need to finish all their certifications before they breed and live in the Southern California area.  So if you have no plans to breed, then this post is probably not

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NuVet Nutritional Supplements

28 Apr No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Recommendations

I’m not always a big fan of supplements. If you feed your dog high quality foods generally the food has the necessary nutritional requirements to have a healthy dog. Here at The Bearden Pack we rotate foods and also have regimen of raw foods that we give our dogs. I’m

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What is the Average Lifespan of a Golden Retriever

21 Apr No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

You are visiting here most likely because you have the simple question of: what is the average lifespan of a golden retriever? The quick answer is 11-12 years old. However, the answer is not so simple. 11-12 years doesn’t mean that your dog won’t live a long life of 17

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