This is Lexi. Lexi is a 16 month old purebred English Cream Golden retriever. Lexi was purchased from Serbia for us to use in our breeding program, however, Lexi is being removed from our breeding program as she developed OCD in her left shoulder joint. Lexi has had 2 surgeries on her shoulder and is recovering well. According to the surgeon, the second surgery was successful and her shoulder should cause her no further trouble. They told us she should be able to live a long, active, healthy life with no activity restrictions once her recovery period is passed (up to 6 months). Her other shoulder was CT scanned and is normal. I am happy to share contact information for all her doctors so she can receive continuity of care and you can ask any questions you have. She is microchipped and will be able to keep her Trupanion coverage which we started as a puppy so has a reasonable premium and no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
She will make a perfect companion dog for someone. She is so sweet and loves everyone.
Lexi has had initial obedience training, is indoor potty trained, kennel trained, and is an absolute love bug. She cries with happiness every time she sees you, always wants a belly scratch, and to sit on your lap. She absolutely loves people, is full of smiles and kisses to light up your day. She has had very little exposure to tiny people but what exposure she has had she has done well overall. She does knock down really little people in her enthusiasm to give them face kisses.
No apartments and she will need a fenced yard to run around in. She is used to being able to come in and go out throughout the day. She is highly social and needs a home where she will be a part of a family with lots of love and interaction. She is not a dog who will do well being left outside all the time.
Lexi has lived on a farm and has had lots of space to run and play with our other goldens and dogs that have come over. She has never been a city dog, so has had limited experience leash walking. Her first 9 months of life she went to doggy daycare 1 day a week and had exposure to lots of other dogs. She loves to play with other dogs one on one but does get over-stimulated quite easily, starts to play too rough. She needs her play supervised.
She resource guards high value items so you will need to be prepared to continue working with that issue.
Lexi has a relatively high prey drive. She is not to be trusted with chickens. She has killed a few and would happily do so again. She does respond to a leave it command with the cats but has to be monitored with them. I think over time and with patience she can be acclimated to leaving cats alone. Our cats have learned to avoid her and scratch if she gets too close, but that does not completely stop her if she gets over excited.
Lexi loves to play fetch, be outside, and loves water, especially if you are in it with her.
Lexi will be selling on a no breeding and right of first return contract. She will need to be spayed when she turns 2. Once you provide me proof of spay I will provide limited AKC registration. Normally I would spay before she went to her new home but since she is still recovering from two other surgeries I have made the decision to try to rehome her before her spay this time. This way she can get comfortable in her new space before her surgery. Given this, her new owner would have to commit to spaying in a few months as delineated out in the Limited Registration Pet Owner Contract. Most vets are recommending spaying Golden Retrievers at around 24 months anyway, so that should give her time to fully heal and acclimate to her new home.
Lexi will come with updated vaccines, worming, a kennel and her blanket and a stuffy. She will also come with a few favorite toys and some bones, her leash and harness.
If you think Lexi would fit into your household, please fill out an application and indicate you are interested in Lexi. I am screening applicants and looking for the perfect fur-ever home for her. Re-homing fee will apply.