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Golden Retriever Puppies
Description: Golden Retrievers are among the most popular breeds in America, and for good reason. They are powerful, active dogs, sound and well balanced. Golden Retrievers possess a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. A Golden Retriever is an ideal sportsman's companion, family pet, gundog, guide or service dog. Gentle with children, they enjoy the endless attention that children provide, as well as a high tolerance for children who are not so well-behaved.. Golden Retrievers love to swim and should be allowed to do so whenever possible. Though they will adapt well to a kennel environment, they prefer human companionship and are not happy in solitude. Golden Retrievers delight in learning and in pleasing their owners, and are known to have an incredibly affable personality. They do not do well as guard dogs, however large they are, because they are more likely to wag a tail than bare any teeth. Golden Retrievers are trustworthy, reliable dogs that have been bred for several different specific reasons, resulting in several lines of dogs meant for their specific duty. Some of these lines are bred for either retrieving and field skills, guides for the blind, or show dogs with family personalities. All are developed for their specific characteristics. Golden Retrievers are large dogs, from light pale yellow to burning golden sunset colors. They have generally flat or wavy fur that is medium length, furnishing featherings on the legs, chest, and underbelly. They are handsome dogs not only in appearance, but in personality alike.
Type: Gun Dog
Other Names: Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
Females: 20 - 22 inches; Males: 22 - 24 inches.
Any shades of golden or cream; from pale yellow to burning
orange-gold. But neither red nor mahogany.
Golden Retrievers are responsive, alert, well-mannered, and very playful.
They do very well with children and offer a high tolerance of them.
They are rarely ever snappy, although some lines of Goldens may be snappy
due to poor breeding. Always check the pedigree and the parents of the
Golden Retriever you are considering purchasing. Golden Retrievers are
also kind, affectionate and love to be in your attention. They are easily
trained, very intelligent, and easygoing. They make pleasant indoor
or outdoor pets. They have quick reflexes, an intense desire to please,
but are not good guard dogs. They do well with other pets, and get along
Care and Training:
Golden Retrievers shed a fair amount and should be groomed
weekly with a firm bristle brush or comb. They should receive a few
grooming sessions in the Spring, as that is their time to shed. Bathe
as needed. Golden Retrievers need long daily walks and the opportunity
to run freely, as they tend to become pudgy if not well exercised. They
are eager to attend any activity you may have for them. They train easily,
as they are eager to please.
- High. Inside they can be calm and relaxed, outside they can become
active and very playful.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, hereditary cataracts, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), and epilepsy. Due to the popularity of the breed, some have been inbred and have increased the risk of inherited diseases such as skin diseases, cancer, ectropion (extroverted eyelids), entropion (inverted eyelids), and heart disease.
Life Span: 10 -
Country of Origin:
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