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Golden Retrievers for Dummies

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For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever's personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times d ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 6th 2000 by For Dummies
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Rachel Blom
Great, informative read with everything you need to know about Golden retrievers. I read it cover to cover before our puppy Chewy arrived and I was glad I did, because it helped me prepare well for him.
Karen Melnyk
This was a good basic dog training book. Lots of good information. Easy to read.
Nikki Nielsen
I read this book cover to cover before we bought our golden retriever 'Gidget' for Jorden's fourth birthday. At the time, my doctor was telling me I could possibly have a brain tumor but it turned out to be a ball of infection. Kind of gross, but I thought I was going to die and I wanted my kids to have an animal to help them get through it. These books are really good if you want to learn about a breed. We just had to have Gidget put to sleep and we miss her every day. Goldens are a fabulous fa ...more
I have enjoyed reading this in preparation for our new puppy and after checking it out from the library decided to buy a copy to have on hand as a reference. Looking forward to using all I have learned and hoping that the information will be helpful in practice.

The author seems to genuinely love her many golden retrievers and has a lot to share from her personal experience.
A brilliant book. I have finished this book and we soon pick up our new golden retriever puppy. I am sure I shall use this book for continuous reference throughout our dogs life. A great read.
Another good read for the road trip before we got Copper. She really understands goldens. We're not sure about the no tug-of-war rule - it's always been our dogs' favorite game! But other games are good. Like new parenting books, good to have someone holding your hand at first.
This is a great book, for when you are adopting, or buying goldens. It gives you lots of info on how to prepare, how you golden will act, and what to do about it.
Apr 29, 2009 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Best book to have around for reference on health problems and human pain bill dosage. it has some great stuff in it. Must get
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