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The Golden retriever dog breed or just the Golden, one of the most popular dog breeds in America. He is among the four most intelligent dog breeds. The breed was named retriever because of the ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

Origin of the Golden Retriever dog breed

  • The history of the Golden Retriever began in Scotland, during the nineteenth century, they were bred by Lord Tweedmouth.
  • Goldens are across between the English Water Spaniel and the Wavy-Coated Retriever.

Appearance:

  • The general appearance of the Golden Retriever dog breed must be symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful. The expression is that of a thoughtful and kind dog.
  • The head is proportionate and well chiseled.
  • The skull is wide but not rude. The muzzle is powerful, broad and deep.
  • Eyes should be dark brown, well apart, with dark eyelids.
  • Ears, of a moderate size, are attached approximately to eye level.
  • The limbs are straight and have a good bone structure, well positioned under the trunk.
  • The tail is attached and carried to the height of the back, it reaches the hock, without ever curving at the end.
  • The limbs are straight and have a good bone structure, well positioned under the trunk.
  • Male has a height of 22 to 24 inches and weight of 60 to 80 pounds.
  • Female has a height of 20 to 22 inches and weight of 55 to 70 pounds.
  •  Double coated breed.
  • The top coat is water-resistance and slightly wavy, however, the undercoat is soft.
  • The average lifespan for a golden retriever is about 11 to 12 years.

Personality

  • Golden retrievers are great pets, they are amazingly loyal. They are sweet, gentle and easy going
  • The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes him a great family member and companion
  • One of the most beloved of all.
  • He is obedient, playful, intelligent, well-mannered dog.
  • Goldens are good with children, and kind to strangers.
  • Good as watchdogs, but they don’t make good as guard dogs as they love humans.
  • known to take care of other animals, even cats.
  • Experts say Golden retriever shouldn’t be left alone for than seven-hour.
  • They are known to become sad and even depressed when left alone for a long time.

Training:

  • Golden Retrievers instinctively love to swim, they are always ready for a game of fetch and they love to retrieve things for you.
  • Often used on search and rescue teams due to their keen sense of smell.
  • They are easy to train.
  • His intelligence makes him a highly capable working dog.
  • Excellent therapy and service dogs. Golden retrievers are naturally born athletes and do great in sports game such as agility and competitive obedience.
  • Golden retriever puppy training starts the moment you bring him home.

 

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