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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Fadi alsahouri, Oct 27, 2020.
the first picture is my puppy’s mother do you think its mix with irish setter?
Looks like a nice fox red goldie to me.
Most likely she is a working bred golden who are darker golds then the show bred ones. They are also slighter in build and have a silkier less profuse coats.
When golden retrievers were first being developed in the mid 1800’s a number of different breeds were used including Irish red and white setters and flatcoat retrievers.
I presume you are asking this question as the bitch is not KC registered and you haven’t seen her pedigree.
I do need to ask this next question, is she and the sire of the puppies health tested? This doesn’t mean a health check with the vets, but specific tests for hereditary diseases that golden retrievers can suffer. The main tests are hip and elbow scoring which is done by X-ray and an experienced panel who are able to judge the state of the hips and elbows, and specific eye tests for cataracts one which needs to done annually. There are also a number of dna tests that can be performed. Poor results from these tests mean that the dogs shouldn’t be bred.
The reason for this is that goldens can suffer badly from hip dysplasia and elbow disease both of which a life long debilitating conditions that can be very expensive to manage. Make sure that you get yourself a good lifetime insurance policy for your puppy.