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“Having been a golden breeder for 40 years I bought several copies to keep on hand to pass out to puppy buyers, but I now realize I need to buy more copies… This book is ideal for first time (and even experienced) golden owners, people who foster goldens & new golden breeders or exhibitors,” HELEN DORRANCE, AKC BREEDER OF MERIT, TEXAS, USA

“Superb handbook. A must-buy for any ‘Goldie’ owner – new or experienced.  Contains everything you need to know, & some more, for the care & health of your Golden Retriever,” NICHOLAS LOCK, KC ASSURED BREEDER, BONSAVIOUR RETRIEVERS, UK

Packed full of insider tips, the big FULL COLOUR Complete Golden Retriever Handbook is the only reference book you’ll ever need & essential reading for anyone getting a Golden puppy, adult or rescue dog. With easy-to-read pages and over 100 beautiful colour photos It guides you from Day 1 right through to caring for your dog in old age.

British canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with 21 leading accredited Golden Retriever experts to answer the dozens of questions every new & potential owner has. Together they provide a blueprint for a rewarding lifelong partnership between you & your new Golden.

Puppies - Learn:

Getting Through the First Few Days & Nights
Where Should Puppy Sleep?
Typical Temperament
Understanding Your Puppy & Building a Bond
Crate Training & Housetraining
Obedience Training, incl. Sit, Stay, Recall, Lead & Clicker Training
Dealing with Unwanted Behaviour
How to Deal with Issues like Puppy Biting
How Often to Bathe & Groom Your Golden
Feeding a Puppy, Adult & Senior Dog
Exercise – How Often & How Much?

If you haven’t got your puppy yet, save money & potential heartache by following our guidelines:

Where NOT to Buy a Golden From
How to Spot a Poorly-Bred Pup
How to Find a Good Breeder & Questions to Ask
How to Pick a Healthy Pup or Adult Dog
Choosing the Right Temperament
Male or Female?
Golden-Proofing Your Home
Finding & Caring for Rescue Goldens

Golden Health is covered in depth, including Ailments which can Affect Goldens, Allergies, Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming & De-Fleaing. Recognizing symptoms of ill health early on can prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vets’ bills.


This is an excellent book for the first time dog owner considering purchasing a Golden Retriever puppy. I wish that there had been such an informative book available when I purchased my first Goldie 35 years ago. I like the fact that it touches on all aspects of owning a Golden Retriever from the puppy stage right through to old age…I would definitely recommend this book.”  MRS SUSAN A. PAGE, SURREY, UK

“All Golden Retriever owners should have this book on their bookshelf! This will be your compete Golden Retriever care & training manual. I love it & highly recommend it!”  D. CROCKETT, USA

“As a previous owner of Golden Retrievers & now with a 7 month old bundle of energy, this book is the ideal handbook... Is this book useful? The honest answer is a resounding Yes,” MR D. WELLER, UK

 “The book covers a huge range of topics. As a veterinary student & golden retriever owner I found this book extremely useful & easy to understand. The golden is a fantastic breed & this book really provides you with all of the information you need to have a healthy, happy dog…you really will learn something new!” HANNAH GARNER, UK

Lifestyle & Home
May 3
The Canine Handbooks
Linda Whitwam

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