Let’s start by saying if you’re not sure what dog to get, Golden Retrievers are the best choice for almost every person. They are extremely good at hunting, tracking, and sniffing something. Their intelligent nature makes them sporty dogs as well. These dogs are loving and lively. If you want a healthy yet playful dog, you can consider this breed. 

How to find-

1. Educate Yourself About the Breed 

If you are thinking of adopting a Golden Retriever, learn everything about them first. You can consider his-

  • Size, color, and coat
  • Health Illness
  • Life span
  • Temperament 
  • His ability to stay in unfavorable conditions
  • How they interact with your family and strangers as well

2. Finding a Good and Reputable Breeder 

There are two main factors for adopting a quality dog: ‘a good breeder’ and ‘a quality dog pedigree.’ A good breeder will help you with a good trait dog. They know the dog’s parents, grandparents, and the diseases their ancestors might have. They know everything about their traits, nature, health, and temperaments, so they can help you select one according to your requirements. 

Only a good breeder will help you with the information. So selecting a good breeder is as crucial as choosing a good quality breed. The dog owners who have good quality dogs can also recommend some good breeders; ask them for help if you want to.

  • Then, decide whether you want to adopt a dog from a rescue or purchase it from a dog breeder. It makes a huge difference in your dog’s quality.

3. Decide if You Want an Adult or Puppy.

If you have decided to pick an adult dog, You can go for rescued dogs. You can luckily get a pure breed there. How these dogs behave with you when you play with them makes a huge difference. So, spend some time with dogs then, decide which dog you like the most. 

  • If you decide to adopt a puppy, go for reputable dog breeding shelters.

4. Ask the List of Questions.

You need to prepare a list of questions you need to ask breeders. Ask them about their origin, health, parents, and care. 

Some other examples of questions you don’t mind asking your breeder-

  • Where do they sleep and play?
  • What do they eat daily?
  • What shouldn’t they give them to eat?
  • How are puppies handled? What are their methods to tackle them?
  • Can I see the health clearance reports?
  • What’s the age of the puppy?
  • Is he allergic to anything?

5. Go and Spend Some Time with Your Dogs

To choose a dog, you need to visit several breeding centers and spend some time with dogs. Observe them closely, how they play, behave, cuddle, and see what you need in your future dog. When you spend some time with the dogs, you would most likely choose one for yourself. Check their ears, eyes, coat, and legs properly; they must be good. Throw a toy towards them and see if they reacted to that toy or not. All these steps will help you to choose a quality dog for yourself.

6. Price for Golden Retrievers 

The cost of any dog can vary due to its location, breeding quality, age, size, and color.  

In the USA:-

It is the most popular breed in the United States. Their popularity makes them a bit pricier than others. The price of a Golden Retriever in the USA is between $500 to $3000. 

In the UK:-

The price of a Golden Retriever in the UK is between $1385 to $5543.

In Canada:-

It ranges between $500 to $4000 in Canada. 

In Australia:-

The cost of a Golden Retriever can pay anywhere between $500 to $3500 in Australia. 

In India:-

Golden Retriever price in India is between $269 to $538. You can find them at lower prices from the local breeders or pet shops easily but, there is the possibility that you might bring a dog with the wrong traits and genetic issues.