Learn About The Gorgeous Galumphing Golden Retriever

Everything about the Golden Retriever poochonifies exuberance and charm, with the dial turned up to 11!

Golden Retrievers Belong To The Sporting Group:

 They Are Biddable, Relaxed, Friendly & Responsive

“Goldies tackle everything with a passion. This is a mega-dog. ‘lots of hair , lots of energy , lots of love. And lots of food.“

Chris Walcowicz- the Perfect Match

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Temperament It is no wonder these dogs are the third most popular breed in the USA today They are affectionate, loving, loyal, and try hard to please their people. Aggression in well bred ‘Goldies’ is very rare. Their high intelligence makes them quick learners and they excel in obedience training

These dogs are people lovers who prefer to have as much human contact as possible and can tend to get themselves into trouble if they are frequently left alone.

Being forced from their family members for long periods can result in a very unhappy Retriever that could develop separation anxiety or other behavioral problems..

Their friendly and affectionate personalities also make them ideal visitors for retirement homes and allow them to be effective therapy dogs. Goldies are also considered to be an  ideal first dog for novice owners

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Although Goldens are an inherently active breed, they are also versatile and can adapt to most lifestyles their owners lead. They will also tolerate apartment living as long as their exercise needs are catered for.

 

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Children: An outgoing and social breed. Golden Retrievers make one of the best family pets you could ask for. They have a patient and ever tolerant easy going manner which makes them ideal for families with children.

There is a problem with some breed lines being more ‘bitey’ than others so ensure you research your breeder properly and get that biting instinct trained out of them at the earliest opportunity.

Athough goldies are patient and gentle with children, Puppies can be extremely boisterous and may knock over toddlers.

golden retriever
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Health: Golden Retrievers are generally healthy – but with all that activity, they are prone to hip dysplasia, which is a joint disorder common to many large breeds. There have also been problems with  certain cancers such as lymphosarcoma in some breed lines so make sure you research your chosen breeder carefully.

golden retriever
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Grooming: Goldies have a heavy two layered coat which requires plenty of brushing and attention to keep it tangle free and looking good

Training: Their high level of intelligence and biddable, eager to please nature means Golden Retrievers are one of the easiest breeds to train. They excel in obedience training and are often trained and used as service dogs to the blind and disabled.

 

Active, affectionate, sociable and enjoys energetic walks, the ‘Goldie’ loves playing and training with the family.

As always if you like this breed, please do the research  and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle.  For more information, why not visit this breeds national club

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The Golden Retriever was largely developed by a certain Lord Tweedmouth during the late 1880s who wanted to develop the ideal hunting retriever. Lord Tweedmouth initially bred a Yellow Wavy coated Retriever called Nous with a Tweed Water Spaniel called Belle and between them they produced 4 puppies. Subsequent crosses with black retrievers, setters, even more Spaniels and even the odd Bloodhound eventually produced the recognisable ancestor of the modern day breed. A breed which was recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club in 1912.

Golden Retrievers soon became highly prized as hunting dogs. A few specimens made their way to America where they were recognized by the AKC in 1927. This breed’s all round versatility and general amazingness makes the Golden Retriever the third most popular dog breed.

Golden Retrievers Belong To The Sporting Group:

 They Are Biddable, Relaxed, Friendly & Responsive

“Goldies tackle everything with a passion. This is a mega-dog. ‘lots of hair , lots of energy , lots of love. And lots of food.“

Chris Walcowicz- the Perfect Match

Play Video
© animalplanet.com

golden retriever
Image by Agata Nyga from Pixabay

Temperament It is no wonder these dogs are the third most popular breed in the USA today They are affectionate, loving, loyal, and try hard to please their people. Aggression in well bred ‘Goldies’ is very rare. Their high intelligence makes them quick learners and they excel in obedience training

These dogs are people lovers who prefer to have as much human contact as possible and can tend to get themselves into trouble if they are frequently left alone.

Being forced from their family members for long periods can result in a very unhappy Retriever that could develop separation anxiety or other behavioral problems..

Their friendly and affectionate personalities also make them ideal visitors for retirement homes and allow them to be effective therapy dogs. Goldies are also considered to be an  ideal first dog for novice owners

golden retriever
Image by Thomas B. from Pixabay

Although Goldens are an inherently active breed, they are also versatile and can adapt to most lifestyles their owners lead. They will also tolerate apartment living as long as their exercise needs are catered for.

 

Image by Kirill Lyadvinsky from Pixabay

Children: An outgoing and social breed. Golden Retrievers make one of the best family pets you could ask for. They have a patient and ever tolerant easy going manner which makes them ideal for families with children.

There is a problem with some breed lines being more ‘bitey’ than others so ensure you research your breeder properly and get that biting instinct trained out of them at the earliest opportunity.

Athough goldies are patient and gentle with children, Puppies can be extremely boisterous and may knock over toddlers.

golden retriever
Image by JacLou DL from Pixabay

Health: Golden Retrievers are generally healthy – but with all that activity, they are prone to hip dysplasia, which is a joint disorder common to many large breeds. There have also been problems with  certain cancers such as lymphosarcoma in some breed lines so make sure you research your chosen breeder carefully.

golden retriever
Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Grooming: Goldies have a heavy two layered coat which requires plenty of brushing and attention to keep it tangle free and looking good

Training: Their high level of intelligence and biddable, eager to please nature means Golden Retrievers are one of the easiest breeds to train. They excel in obedience training and are often trained and used as service dogs to the blind and disabled.

 

Active, affectionate, sociable and enjoys energetic walks, the ‘Goldie’ loves playing and training with the family.

As always if you like this breed, please do the research  and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle.  For more information, why not visit this breeds national club

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

The Golden Retriever was largely developed by a certain Lord Tweedmouth during the late 1880s who wanted to develop the ideal hunting retriever. Lord Tweedmouth initially bred a Yellow Wavy coated Retriever called Nous with a Tweed Water Spaniel called Belle and between them they produced 4 puppies. Subsequent crosses with black retrievers, setters, even more Spaniels and even the odd Bloodhound eventually produced the recognisable ancestor of the modern day breed. A breed which was recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club in 1912.

Golden Retrievers soon became highly prized as hunting dogs. A few specimens made their way to America where they were recognized by the AKC in 1927. This breed’s all round versatility and general amazingness makes the Golden Retriever the third most popular dog breed.

Breed Characteristics

Popularity
Very Popular
Life Span
10-13 Years
Breed Size
Large
Breed Health
Health concerns
Novice Owners?
Easy To Train?
Children Friendly?
Affectionate?
Low Maintenance?
Shedding Amount
Apartment Living?
Hypoallergenic?
Dog Friendly?
Good Watch Dog?
High Prey Drive?
Good Guard Dog?
Active Lifestyle?

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