Fri 27 Jul, 2012 05:49 am
I was wondering if golden retrievers have any health concerns. Like in the legs or something? I have this book that says general care and about worms and stuff, but it doesn`t say anything about health concerns.
I hear that golden retrievers are possibly susceptible to Hip Dysplasia especially if you got the dog who came from one of those infamous puppy mills/factories.
The more popular the breed the more puppy mills try to knock out as many pups as possible. Bad breeding practices lead to higher rates of genetic diseases.
Here's a link to the basic genetic diseases that are often associated with the breed: