golden retriever

Golden Retriever

General Description


The Golden Retriever is a well-balanced, symmetrical dog with an active, powerful appearance. They possess an alert, self-confident demeanor and a friendly, intelligent expression. The breed’s body is short coupled and the chest is wide and well-developed. Their neck is comparatively long, and it merges gradually into their well laid-back shoulders. Their back is strong and level from the withers and it slopes gently at the croup. They have long, well-sprung ribs that extend towards the hindquarters and a short, muscular loin with very little tuck up. Their long tail is thick at its muscular base, and it is never curled or carried between the dog’s legs. The limbs are straight and well-boned, and the pasterns are short, strong, and slightly sloping. Their compact feet are medium-sized, round, and thickly padded. They have a broad, slightly arched skull and a well-defined stop. The muzzle is straight, wide, and tapered, and it blends smoothly into the dog’s skull. The eyes of the Golden Retriever are relatively large-sized and brown in color, and the ears are medium-sized and pendant. They have a dark nose and their teeth close in a scissors bite. The breed’s medium length coat is dense, water-repellent, and feathered. Coat colors for this breed include a variety of rich, lustrous golden shades.

They are great with cats, kids and and other human or animal.

Golden Retriever have long hair which have to be combed.They are friendly with children ,adults and other pets in the house.

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Character


The Golden Retriever is an intelligent, well-mannered breed with a charming, affectionate personality. Because of their patience and gentleness, they are outstanding with children. They are loyal, self-assured, and they constantly aim to please. They make terrific family companions. They get along well with everyone, including strangers, and they have very few natural guarding instincts. While they won’t attack an intruder, they will bark loudly if they detect a threat. This breed needs to be in the company of people in order to be happy. If left alone for extended periods of time, they may become mischievous or distractible. Golden Retrievers also love to swim.

Golden Retrievers have webbed toes making it easy to swim.

Golden Retrievers have intelligents and are very lovable. but keep in mind of their size and weight. they will not attack intruders, but will bark loudly. which is probably not ideal if you want one for protection but is for lovabilty and intelligence.

Golden Retrievers are excellent pets. They are very kind to children and adults, and keep in mind they won’t attack intruders.

Size


20 – 24 inches

22-24 inches

Weight


55 – 80 pounds

60-90 pounds

60 – 110 pounds

General Health


Like many other large dog breeds, the Golden Retriever is prone to hip dysplasia. Potential owners of this breed should ensure that the specimen’s parents are OFA and CERF certified. These dogs should also be checked for heart problems and Von Willebrand’s disease. Other health concerns for this breed include congenital eye defects and skin allergies. The Golden Retriever typically lives for 10 to 12 years.

History


The Golden Retriever was initially developed in the British Isles. It’s likely that the breed is the result of crosses between a yellow, Flat-Coated Retriever, light-coated Tweed Water Spaniels, other varieties of spaniels, the Newfoundland, and possibly the Bloodhound. Not only is the Golden Retriever a highly coveted family companion, but it is a highly talented bird and hunting dog. They have a fine nose and have been used for tracking and narcotics detection. They also serve as guides for the blind, therapy dogs, and service dogs for the disabled.

These dogs were initially developed in British Isles and England to be promoted as show and field dogs otherwise field as in hunting and farming dogs.

Maintenance


The medium-length, smooth, double coat of the Golden Retriever is easy to groom and care for. It should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush, and extra attention should be given to the dense undercoat. This breed should be dry shampooed on a regular basis, but they should only be bathed as necessary. The Golden Retriever is an average shedder.

if you keep this dog in the house you better have good maintenance because it can shed considerably and is very hard to groom with its medium-sized hair that can get knots in it.

Be sure to excercise and keep them active. They can become very destructive at times when left alon too long. Golden Retrievers are not for people who are going to be gone over 8 hours a day. Also, they eat a lot of food, so be prepared. Amazing dogs. Well known for their grace, confidence, kindness, and forgivness with children. You will hardly ever meeet a Golden who would try to attack some one. If anything, they will attack them with kisses.

Ideal Environment


The Golden Retriever is content to live in a small household or apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are a moderately active breed indoors, and they are happiest with at least a medium- to large-sized yard. They should receive a good amount of daily physical activity.

if you own a small property you should probably have a good-sized yard or at least have some acreage for this dog. this dog and the labrador are very much alike and require alot of exercise daily.

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