Why a Golden Retriever Could be the ideal Dog for your Family

Selecting the right dog for you and your family is something you should never take lightly.

There are over a hundred dog breeds from different countries around the world and the pet dog you choose for your family is very important.

At Bridge Farm we breed top quality Golden Retrievers and we'd like to tell you why we believe they make excellent family dogs.

The Kennel Club categorises dog breeds into groups and each breed group has similar distinguishing characteristics.

The Golden Retriever is in the Gun Dog Group and the Gun Dog Group contains some of the oldest and most popular dog breeds.

Many of the dogs in this category were traditionally bred for hunting, but today most people who own gun dogs simply keep them as family pets.

Those hunting & retrieving traits, can though, contribute to some of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a gun dog type.

Goldens are natural retrievers, they enjoy fetching a tennis ball as much a…
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A Healthy Golden Retriever

Dog owners should take these few small but essential steps to ensure their healthy Golden Retriever enjoys a long life. Providing proper daily care is key as is being able to recognise the signs of trouble early. Healthy Golden Retrievers aren't just well loved family pets, they're also extraordinary working dogs, which is why keeping them healthy should be the main goal of any responsible Golden dog owner. And while this gun dog breed has its fair share of common doggy ailments, a healthy Golden retriever doesn't have to succumb to them. By following these few simple health tips, Golden Retriever owners can ensure their dog stays happy, healthy and disease free. Regularly Check Your Golden Retriever for Skin Problems

Checking a Golden Retrievers skin regularly is a must, as skin problems and conditions are common in Goldens. Although skin checks should be a routine part of any vet exam, owners should also be on the lookout for anything new and unusual. Lu…

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Bridge Farm Summer 2013 – Bringing in the Hay & Puppies

Summer 2013 ... where do the days go? Phew!! it's been hot, hard work and tiring but so far, Summer 2013 at Bridge Farm has been great fun. Aside from the great updates from new happy Connemara pony owners like Tina, Susie, Rebecca and Johanna ... Comet arrived Thursday, and has settled in very well and it’s like he’s been with us forever already, and everyone at the yard is making a fuss of him. I can honestly say that buying Comet has been a great experience Belinda has been fantastic phoning me all the time keeping me informed of Comets progress and letting me text her all the time with my many questions ... Rebecca Very pleased with the vetting, vet couldn’t fault him at all! No-one is more excited then Emily about bringing Sky home on Friday … she is so happy, she really did love him to ride. Think that bond is forming already  ... Joanna ... We've also had a great hay crop, which should see us through the winter. there's nothing as pleasing as seeing a barn full of…
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Fox Red Puppies, Puppies, Puppies at Bridge Farm

New Fox Red Puppies at Bridge Farm. Just in time to make everyone happy at Christmas Bridge Farm has some new arrivals. A bunch of energetic, bouncy, fluffballs that are adding great big Christmas smiles to everyone's days. These are our first ever Fox Red retrievers and they're reputed to be highly intelligent. We're hoping they'll make great working dogs with excellent retrieving skills. So far they seem to love us humans, and their fun personalities are proving they are rare and special. Everyone loves puppies, so we thought you'd all enjoy a few photos of the new puppies running around. Belinda & Richard Fox Red Labrador Retrievers have the darkest yellow Labrador retriever colouring. It is a really dark reddish colour and makes our Fox Red puppies a unique type of Labrador retriever.
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