Tips for Delivering Puppies

22 Mar 1 Comment timbearden Breeder Education

You may have came here by accident or maybe you were looking for information. This post is different than than my previous posts and is geared more to other breeders or people inexperienced with delivering puppies. About 10 years ago we got into breeding dogs. In the past few years we

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Puppy Development in the Womb

10 Dec No Comments timbearden Breeder Education

For many a puppy’s development and birth can be as exciting as the birth of their own child. For those curious to know the development of a puppy week by week, feel free to look below. I’ll also be posting an article on the changes of the mother during her

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Giardia and Coccidia

14 Oct No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

It’s very common for a puppy or even an adult to have diarrhea. Often stress or just a simple upset stomach can be the cause. Sometimes, if it doesn’t go away the usual culprits are giardia and coccidia. To those unfamiliar with the parasites it can be scary when a

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Annual Cost of Owning a Golden Retriever

31 Aug 1 Comment timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

Annual Costs I received an e-mail today in regards to the estimates of the annual cost of owning a golden retriever. People are often occupied with how much a puppy may cost initially and they forget the actual costs that occur over time. I appreciated the e-mail asking me for

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Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

22 Apr No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

Hip and elbow dysplasia can be one of the worse things to happen to a dog. Cases can extend from mild to severe. In mild cases pain killers may be a sufficient treatment. In sever cases the only thing that may help is surgery. I’ve heard of too many stories

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When to Neuter or Spay Your Golden Retriever

23 Nov No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

One of the questions I’m always asked is when to have your golden retriever neutered or spayed. For so long, in the breeder community and beyond, the answer was as soon as possible. Mostly this answer stems from shelters trying to prevent overpopulation and euthanization. Recent studies suggest a different

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Golden Retriever Snow Nose

12 Oct No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

Recently I had a puppy parent contact me about their puppy’s nose turning pink. So I thought I would write some information regarding “snow nose” or “winter nose”. This is something golden retrievers and many other breeds, like labrador retrievers, do experience. So what is snow nose? Snow nose occurs

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The Debate of Dewclaw Removal

26 Sep No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

As I sit here next my dog Tina who now wears the cone of shame I’m reminded of the debate about dewclaw removal. For many years I’ve seen it somewhat inhumane to remove them.  Now, I’m a little more open to the idea. For goldens I do see them use

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Microchipped Puppies

21 Jul No Comments timbearden Breeder Education, Puppy Education

Since our puppies are old enough to be microchipped, I thought I would discuss about microchips. All of our puppies are all microchipped. Originally I use to think all microchips were created equal. All our dogs, and cats have been microchipped by AVID. Recently though I found out that they

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Average Golden Retriever Litter Size

12 Jun 4 Comments timbearden Breeder Education

Just like any animal or dog breed, litter size can vary. There are a range of factors that contribute to the overall litter size. Often genetics play an important role in the size of the litter. The size of the breed as well as the overall health of parents effect

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