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Golden Retriever

All Dog Breeds October 11, 2017

Labrador Retriever

Overview

The Golden Retriever’s most distinctive feature is its rich, shiny golden colored coat. Golden Retriever is medium sized, well built, with small drop ears and a natural tail with a slight upward curve. The length to height ratio is 12:11. Golden Retrievers another distinctive feature is its temperament. Golder Retriever is calm, friendly and social with other people and dogs. They are highly eager to learn.

Originated in Scottish highlands in the late 1800s. Golden Retriever was developed by Lord Tweedmouth, by crossing the yellow Flat-Coated Retrieve (Original) with various breeds including Tweed Water Spanier (now extinct), Bloodhound, Irish Setter and more. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds today. It also very suitable for obedience competitions, hunting and tracking, a bird-dog on both land and water, narcotics detection, as a service dog for the physically Challenged, as a guide for the blind and as a therapy dog

Breed Information

NameGolden Retriever
Other NamesYellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
OriginUK
SizeMedium to Large
TypePurebred
Life Span10-12 years
TemperamentConfident, Friendly, Intelligent, Kind, Reliable, Trustworthy
HeightMale: 22-24 inches (56-61cm)
Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
WeightMale: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg)
Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
ColorsGolden, Dark Golden, Light Golden
Litter Size5-10 puppies

Breed Characteristics

Child FriendlyGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog FriendlyGood with other dogs
Exercise NeedsThey like to retrieve balls and other toys. Be sure to exercise this dog well
GroomingModerate Maintenance: Need the occasional bath to keep them clean and good looking. Nails should be trimmed regularly as the grow fast. Ears should be checked regularly and Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Health IssuesGolden Retrievers are known to have genetic disorders and other diseases. Hip dysplasia is common in the breed; when buying a puppy, make sure to get it examined for hip disease. Obesity is also common in because they love to eat.
IntelligenceHighly intelligent
Shedding LevelModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
TrainabilityEasy Training: The Golden Retriever is easy to train. They are quite sensitive, so extreme strictness is not suggested. They learn very quickly and are extremely flexible, perfect for therapy or service jobs. Golden Retrievers will remember the tricks taught for rest of their lives. Obedience classes are suggested.
Watchdog AbilityAverage

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