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Afternoon, 

 

Just wondering if anyone uses or has seen goldies working? I guess it's the coat that puts people off. We've decided to get a pup, will be a pet but I'd like to at least try getting her out in the hide with me. Cheers.

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Chap on here lee kingsman works a few 

no reason not too have a golden retriever although you should do a bit of research into a working line 

all the best 

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Think there are some working lines up Scotland and the odd one scattered about. 

Imagine they will have waiting lists so speak to breeders now and get your name down. 

Dont go for non working lines just because they’re easier to find. 

 

Theyre supposedly slower to mature than labs but if you take your time you’ll have great hide dog 👍🏻

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5 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

Think there are some working lines up Scotland and the odd one scattered about. 

Imagine they will have waiting lists so speak to breeders now and get your name down. 

Dont go for non working lines just because they’re easier to find. 

 

Theyre supposedly slower to mature than labs but if you take your time you’ll have great hide dog 👍🏻

You can say that again. Mine is 3 and a half years old and still behaves like a baby. He might be my best friend - actually, he is - but I wouldn't dream of trying to train him for the field. Guaranteed disaster waiting to happen. They really are great companions but unless from a working line (quite rare I believe) they are best as pets only. 

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If from working lines they can be very good. A couple of guys I pick up with work them and they do a good job. A minor breed these days but great to see good ones out in the field.

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Cheers for all the relies chaps. 

 

@Old farrier some lovely looking dogs there, such a wonderful colour, really live up to their name.

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11 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

Think there are some working lines up Scotland and the odd one scattered about. 

Imagine they will have waiting lists so speak to breeders now and get your name down. 

Dont go for non working lines just because they’re easier to find. 

 

Theyre supposedly slower to mature than labs but if you take your time you’ll have great hide dog 👍🏻

Yep two of my mates breed here in Dumfries

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For me personally, there is no more dog more elegant to watch work, than a goldie.

We're thinking about one in a few years time.

Anyone who's shot shep whites on the wash, will have bumped into the marsh warden with his goldies

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I had one year's ago but sadly had to be put to sleep at 2 and half years old he was the gentlest dog I've ever known. 

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There were three working on the shoot this year, two picking up one beating, nice looking dogs.

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2 hours ago, harkom said:

Fallowfen Goldens, not far from you.

Great! Thank you, will get in touch with them. 

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