well , i read about the hybrid or mixed breeds on line then , i went to the dog park and lots of people refer to the gooldendoole as a new breed or hybrid. so i thought it was the new thing. i went on a website and came across a GoldenIrish. Then i came on here to see if any one had anymore information about them. no one did. but i got yelling at and told that they are mixes.fine they are mixes. and after all of this,all i want is a water dog so im probably just going to get a golden . ok. and about the wolf, i was just kidding. there is a breed that has wolf in them.
Saarloos wolfhound-this breed is in one of my books.
<< i dont want a dog from a shelter or pound. i wont know the breed and im looking for certain things about the breeds >>
Okay, start off with the health issues. Goldens are at high risk for Hip Dysplasia and Cardiac problems. So you need to make sure the Golden parent has been either OFA certfied for Hips or PennHip evaluated. A responsible breeder will show you the health certifications from either of these tests before demanding money. You can easily plug in the dog's AKC registered name into www.offa.org to see if anything shows up. If there have been no hip testing results, then run as far as you can.
Cardiac testing should be done by a Board Certified Cardiologist. They should have an Echocardiogram done by a Cardiologist, at the very least. A responsible breeder will show you the health testing done by a cardiologist. These results can also be registerd publicly with OFA at www.offa.org.
Off the top of my head, these are 2 worse issues with Goldens. But it is not my breed so they may have other health issues. Contact the National breed club and find out more.
Irish Setters have their own health issues which include: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Hip Dysplasia, and thyroid problems. I would guess the PRA needs to be checked by a Board Certified Opthomologist. Again this is not my breed, though a close friend has them. A responsible breeder will show the health testing results done for all 3 of these issues (there may be others), before demanding money or other committments from you. If there have been no health testing results, then run as far as you can.
Now, neither club will support mixing the breeds. Such a resulting pup would be a mixed breed and no better. However, knowledge is power. Since you said you want to know what is behind your future pup, here is your window to look through.
well i thought about it a lot and i think i just want to adopt . do you know any websites that i could adopt them from? and i said before that i changed my mind about getting a mixed golden irish , i think i will adopt from a rescue , it is easy and plus i dont have house train them. Golden Retriever dog. my family adopted my last golden(8years old golden) an d he was the best dog i could ever have.dark golden( people always asked if he was a Irish setter) that was so sweat.we just put him down on January 10, 2008. he lived to be 13.
You may still have to house train a shelter dog. Actually it may even be harder to house train a shelter dog. If it wasn't from someone's home that gave them up,and is an adult already from the streets,house training will be harder,but it is possible!
Please don't be rude to me because I know that a lot of you can get really worked up about things because you are so passionate about what you love.Be patient with me :) thanks, Chelsea