knowledge center

Texas Pet

Costs of Breeding Golden Retrievers – Something to Consider Before You Start Breeding

by | Jan 10, 2021 | KC: Puppies, Knowledge Center

Breeding Golden Retrievers is much more complicated than most people think. Moreover, it is much more expensive than most people think. If you suppose that breeders earn lots of money by selling puppies then you’ll be surprised to learn the truth – they barely “break-even”. If you want to make some quick money by selling puppies – better find another opportunity. So what’s so difficult and expensive about breeding Golden Retrievers?

golden retriever puppies

Time and Effort

A reputable breeder is a person whose goal is to preserve or develop some qualities of a breed according to breed standards. It takes an enormous amount of time and effort studying the breed, reading books, studying pedigrees, visiting shows and communicating with other breeders. If you are really serious about breeding Golden Retrievers be ready to dedicate lots of time to this business.

The Foundation Bitch

To start breeding the right way you need to have a dog of proper quality. It might take up to one year to research pedigrees, find a proper breeder and adopt a puppy. Expect to spend from $800 to $1500 on your foundation bitch. It’s not the right moment to try to save some money.

Raising Your Dog

You can not start breeding until your dog is at least 2 years old. Here costs will include everything related to puppy rising like vaccinations, food, toys, training, etc. You’ll also want her to participate in shows and trails to see how she stands up to breed standards. Here your costs will be show entry fees, grooming supplies, maybe the cost of a professional handler and of course travel expenses.

Medical Screening

You need to make sure your dog is healthy and won’t pass any genetic diseases to her offspring. Most of the medical tests can not be conducted until a dog is 2 years old. You need to check elbows and hips for signs of dysplasia and obtain OFA certificates. Within 12 months prior to breeding, you must have your dog’s eyes checked by a broad-certified veterinary ophthalmologist for signs of eye-diseases. A heart clearance test should be done to confirm the dog possesses no hereditary heart disorders. The general cost of all procedures should be about $320. Finally, the general health of the dog should be examined.

Finding a Stud Dog

If your dog proved to be worth breeding after shows and medical tests it’s time to find a stud dog for your bitch. You’ll need money for travel expenses to visit shows and trails to view dogs and meet breeders, you’ll need to make long-distance calls and spend many hours researching pedigrees.

Cost of Breeding

If you are going to breed in a natural way you’ll have to cover shipment of your bitch to the stud dog’s kennel plus extra board. If you’ll choose Artificial Insemination you’ll need to pay for the collection, preparation and shipment of semen. Don’t forget about the stud fee paid to the owner of the dog which normally is between $700 and $900.

The Birth

You have to be ready to use vet help in case it is needed. And a lot of things can go wrong. A price of a C-section may vary from $300 to $1000 depending on the case

Rising Puppies to 8 Weeks

Vet bills, food, vaccinations, worming, registration of puppies with Kennel Club, microchipping or tattooing and the amount of time required to socialize your puppies, take care of them and find them a new home.

photo 1623945609467 92e853e83159

What if you own a stud dog?

It doesn’t make the whole procedure much easier. In fact, stud dog owner shares the responsibility and also needs to check dog’s health and be willing to take care of the litter in case bitch owner can not go on for some reason.

As you see breeding Golden Retrievers is far from being cheap and easy. Whether it’s worth it or not is up to you to decide.

Source by Archie Right

Golden Retriever Fan Favorites

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1797485547&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en USir?t=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en US&l=li2&o=1&a=1797485547
q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1593786867&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en USir?t=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en US&l=li2&o=1&a=1593786867
q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00CKEE852&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en USir?t=texaspetcom0e 20&language=en US&l=li2&o=1&a=B00CKEE852

You may also like these articles…

Texas Pet Company Buy now amazon

Blog Categories


April 2024

Follow Texas Pet Company...


Advertising and Affiliate Disclosure
Texas Pet Company puts a lot of effort into all of the content on this blog. We are able to provide this content for free because we earn a commission for advertisements on this site. We also earn small commissions for sales generated via our affiliate links. These commissions do not cost our readers anything additional. Clicking on our ads or links helps support our staff and we sincerely appreciate your support.

These Articles May Interest You...

Dogs And Peanut Butter: A Nutty Love Affair

Most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation, it can be an excellent treat for our furry friends. Here are some reasons why dogs might enjoy dog peanut butter: Protein and Healthy Fats: Peanut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats,...

read more
Sympathy Gift Ideas For Loss Of Dog

Sympathy Gift Ideas For Loss Of Dog

Losing a dog can be a devastating experience as they are often seen as a part of the family. Healing takes time, and it is important to remember that it is okay to grieve and to take the time needed to process the loss.

read more
Natural Dewormer For Dogs

Natural Dewormer For Dogs

There are options when looking for a natural dewormer for dogs. The best natural dewormer for dogs is a balanced healthy diet. A good diet for dogs will help build a strong immune system. Your dog’s IgE antibodies can destroy parasitic worms on their own, so it is...

read more
Pride Month Includes Pets Too

Pride Month Includes Pets Too

Texas Pet Company supports the LGBTQ Community. In the spirit of giving during Pride Month, we partnered with the Thrive Youth Center to outfit individuals in their organization who were dog owners.

read more
Coatimundis: Top 10 Questions About The Coatimundi Answered

Coatimundis: Top 10 Questions About The Coatimundi Answered

Coatimundis, also known as coati, are omnivorous mammals native to South and Central America. There are four recognized species: the white-nosed coati, the South American coati, the eastern mountain coati, and the western mountain coati. Coatimundis are known for their long noses and ringed tails, and they are typically found in tropical rainforests. They are social animals and can often be found in large groups. Coatimundis have a lifespan of 7-10 years in the wild, and up to 20 years in captivity. They are not currently considered endangered, but they do face some threats such as habitat loss, hunting, and disease. The word “coatimundi” is derived from the Tupi-Guarani language and means “one who digs with the nose.”

read more

Visit Our Shop

Texas Pet Co Dog Treat Email Sign Up Form



Become a VIP and subscribe to our email list & stay up to date with the latest products, sales, coupons & more!

You have subscribed successfully! Check your email for your VIP Promo Code.