activ golden puppies
activ golden puppy
When buying a Activ Golden retriever you have confidence that you are purchasing a 100% UK Field Golden Retriever that is highly intelligent, has great energy, is extremely trainable and most of all, an amazing dog...
I am a members of Dogs Queensland (No. 4100204481)
Queensland Dog Breeder registration No is BIN0002482090917
As a breeder we are "Care Takers" of the breed, this is a big responsibly and something we take extremally seriously at Activ Goldens, our goal is to improve the breed as a whole.
$6,600 (GST included)– Sold on a Limited Register. (NO Breeding or Export Rights)
You will be required to sign a No Breeding contract prior to receiving your puppy.
If your application is approved a $600 deposit is required to confirm your puppy.
As a breeder, my goal is to place the best suited puppy in their “forever” home.
Please put as much information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog so I can match the best suited puppy to your family. We choose the puppy best suited to their individual family based on the below information and during a phone call.
ActivGoldens - Bringing the Best UK Bloodlines to Australia
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between the common show Golden Retriever and a Field Golden Retriever?
The field Golden retriever is a very different dog to the more common Show golden Retriever that you see in Australia. Field Goldens are used for the original purpose with the goal in breeders’ programs to bred a very intelligent calm dog to take out shooting in the forests. I was told by breeders over in the UK, hundred of years the Lords had their breeding dogs and they saw the light or crème retrievers as undesirable and would give them to the kennels to the kennel maids to sell off in the villages. From there the common strain was developed and breeders stopped breeding for the characteristics the lords desired, and they breed for a certain look which you can see Evolution of the common show Golden Retrievers. Typically, the common retriever has a long coat, is white or crème in color and larger than field golden retrievers. Field golden coats are a rich dark red color, they have shorter coat with a very athletic look. They shed 1/10 as much as a common retriever. From my experience they are far more intelligent and easier to train. I put this down to the breeding focus for field retrievers on intelligence and temperament.
2. What are the best Clubs and social media groups to join?
There are many clubs and social media groups floating around, in my experience they are usually they are run by Breeders that interest is to promote their own puppies, they use the club or social media group to gain credibility, my suggestion is to do your homework. Ask people that have bought from a particular breeder their experience and how the dogs are. The Clubs and Groups try to stop this as much as possible.
3. Can my puppy be a therapy dog?
YES, Delta Therapy dogs have a great program where they train you to enter hospitals and nursing homes to give much joy to residents and patients. It is immensely enjoyable and rewarding and a lot of fun. Drummer has been doing it for the last year, he is totally amazing at it, he knows the dementia patients and pushes into them to get his cuddles. He gets as many or more cuddles from the staff and we regularly go over the prescribed time letting the staff give him cuddles.
4. Can my Puppy be an Obedience dog and compete in competitions?
Yes and you will have an advantage to people competing with the other breeds. My friends believe I am cheating as the field golden retrievers are so intelligent.
** Flights must be a direct flight, include pick from Activ Goldens and at purchases expense.
Vaccination Schedules for Puppies and Dogs
The following dog vaccination schedule is based on the recommendation of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).
Puppy Vaccination Schedule
1st puppy vaccination: C3 at 6 to 8 weeks
2nd puppy vaccination: C5 at 12 weeks
3rd puppy vaccination: C3 booster at 16 weeks
(Some vaccines are registered for completion in puppies at 10 weeks, meaning a 3rd vaccination would not be required. But this should be up to your vet to guide you through the process.)
1st annual dog vaccination at 16 months
Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule
Annual Canine Cough vaccination
C3 vaccination every 3 years
Your vet may also recommend an annual C5 booster vaccination
Dog and Puppy Vaccinations Explained
The recommended puppy and dog vaccinations will help protect your dog against a number of very serious diseases. Below we outline some of the more common diseases and how vaccinations help prevent them.
Parvovirus -This is the one to be concerned about.
The parvovirus is one of the hardiest viruses. It can survive in the environment for 12 months or more and can only be killed with hospital grade disinfectant. The virus is highly contagious and is usually passed on through contact with contaminated faeces or soil.
Examples of such contaminated areas are parks, nature strips, show grounds and kennels.
Direct contact with another dog is not required to spread the disease.
The virus moves very quickly and symptoms often develop within a matter of hours after infection. Symptoms include:
Diarrhoea containing blood
Severe abdominal pain
The parvovirus has a very high mortality rate and most dogs will succumb to the infection within a matter of days.
Vaccinating your dog will help prevent the infection and spread of the disease. If you are in doubt, it is best to carry your dog (using a handbag, stroller etc.).
Chances of survival are dependent on how quickly your dog receives medical treatment. Usually, treatment involves several days of intensive care at a vet hospital.
What is Kennel Cough?
Kennel Cough or infectious tracheobronchitis is a common infection mainly caused by two bacteria: namly, bordetella bronchiseptica and the parainfluenza virus, which target the animal’s respiratory system.
Kennel Cough is highly contagious and effects dog usually where they socialise, such as dog shows, dog training classes, parks and kennels. Kennel Cough got its name because most kennelled dogs are susceptible to the disease because they have been exposed enclosed areas together with other dogs like boarding kennels and pounds.
Kennel cough can be very easily spread, through airborne droplets produced by sneezing and coughing. It is not only spread by direct contact between the animals but also contact with contaminated surfaces including your hands and clothes.
Kennel Cough Symptoms
The common sign of Kennel Cough is a harsh hacking cough that often finishes with gagging.
Exercise, pressure on the throat (like pulling on the leash when wearing a collar) and excitement tend to make it worse.
Severe cases can lead to fever, lethargy and a reduced appetite.
Most dogs recover within 3 weeks, however depending on their health. If your dog is older, recovery can take up to 6 weeks.
Kennel Cough can lead to pneumonia, which is a serious condition and be sure to consult your vet immediately if your dog doesn’t improve within the expected time frame. If your dog shows any symptoms of rapid breathing, not eating, or listlessness, these could be signs of a more serious condition so it is very important to contact your vet right away.
Kennel Cough Prevention
Sticking to the recommended dog vaccination schedule will help prevent the infection and spread of this disease.
Keep in mind, infectious tracheobronchitis can be caused by many bacteria and viruses and therefore vaccinating your dog will help prevent infection with the two major organisms. There is still a chance your dog may catch some other virus causing Kennel Cough.
Kennel Cough is not covered under Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance.
Kennel Cough Treatment
Most cases of Kennel Cough will resolve without treatment, however antibiotics and cough medicines can help to reduce the symptoms. It is advisable to use a harness instead of a collar until your dog is better. You should also make sure your rooms are well humidified.
And one more: Heartworm
Heartworms are parasitic worms that are spread by mosquitos, and this disease can be devastating. When the worms enter the dog’s body, they find their way to the heart and lungs and grow and multiply until the organs become clogged and eventually fail.
Heartworm prevention medication can be administered as an injection between the ages of 12 and 16 weeks with an annual booster. Alternatively, the medication can be given as a tablet, which is very common, with most of them being given monthly or bi-monthly.
Worried about ‘over-vaccinating’? Titre testing may be an option for you.
Over the last decade there has been increasing debate about the over-vaccination of pets. Depending on the vaccine used and the individual animal, immunity can last significantly longer than 12 months. Some pet owners worry about vaccinating their pet whilst its immunisation is still sufficient.
If you are concerned about this, and would like to test if your dog’s immunisation is still sufficient, an antibody titre test may be an option to consider. In this process, a small amount of blood is taken from your pet and a laboratory test is used to determine the level of antibodies in your dog’s body.
Titre testing will test the antibodies for the 3 core diseases of dogs:
Infectious Hepatitis (ICH)
Your vet will then be able to recommend if your dog will need to be re-vaccinated or not.
Toxic plants for dogs
A number of plants are poisonous to dogs. Consumption of these plants can cause a range of symptoms from vomiting to serious illness and even death in some cases.
Generally, dogs will stay away from plants that will harm them but sometimes curiosity and boredom get the better of them and they might nibble on your plants.
If you suspect that your dog has ingested a toxic plant, take it to a vet immediately. If you can, bring a piece of the suspected plant with you to the vet.
A list of the more common household plants that are toxic to dogs:
cherries (wild and cultivated)
Dieffenbachia (dumb cane)
jack in the pulpit
jimson weed (thorn apple)
Lantana camara (red sage)
lily of the valley
star of bethlehem