The Golden Retriever Club
of San Diego County, Inc.

Looking for a Puppy?

Buying a Golden Retriever is a lifelong commitment and not an impulse decision. Puppies are cute, cuddly and full of antics. Hopefully, that helps carry you both through the period when puppies pee in the house, surf kitchen counters, dig holes, jump up on people, chew your favorite possessions, run away and other annoying puppy habits!  Puppies need a substantial investment of time and training for their first two years to become happy, well-adjusted adults. If you have the time to devote to raising a puppy, this can be a joyful and bonding experience.  We suggest you begin your search by reading the following articles:

  • Finding a Golden Retriever Puppy From a Responsible Breeder 
  • So You Want a Golden Retriever Puppy?
  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Get a Golden Retriever
  • Disadvantages of Owning a Golden Retriever
  • Questions to Ask Yourself - Are You Prepared To...

    Once you have decided that you are ready for a golden puppy, the following articles will assist you in evaluating and selecting a breeder:

  • How to Select a Breeder
  • Twenty-Five Questions for Puppy Buyers to Ask Breeders Before They Buy!
    Once you bring home your golden bundle of fluff, the following articles will provide important information on raising a healthy and happy puppy:

  • Deciding Whether and When to Neuter Your Golden
  • Slow Grow Plan
  • Kids and Dogs
  • Health Issues
    The GRCSDC offers a puppy/litter referral service - see the Puppy Referral section for details.