Golden Retriever

General Facts :

The Golden Retriever is a sturdy and beautiful dog with a well-proportioned body and a golden-colored coat. The dog’s outer coat is water-repellent and the undercoat is dense. The Golden Retriever’s head is broad with a wide and powerful tapering muzzle. The dog has a scissors bite and a clear frontal stop. The nose is black-colored and the brown with dark rims eyes have a kind expression. It has a long tail that is never curled. The Golden Retriever has medium-sized ears that are pendant and muscular thighs just like the neck.

These dogs are very well-mannered, lovable and they have a great charm. They are known for their intelligence which allows owners to train them quite easily. Very gentle and patient with children, eager to please the master. The Golden Retriever enjoys pleasing its master, a very loyal and confident dog that all people like having around. They also are known to exceed in obedience competitions but they haven’t got any guarding instincts.

Origin :

The Golden Retriever was first developed in the British Isles by mixing a yellow Flat-Coated Retriever, a light-coated Tweed Water Spaniel, a Bloodhound, the Newfoundland and other spaniels. When it first appeared, the Golden Retriever was known as the Golden Flat-Coat and got famous thanks to its bird hunting abilities.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 22 and 24 inches ( approximately 56 to 61 centimeters )
Weight : Between 60 an 80 pounds ( approximately 27 to 36 kilos )

Additional Information :

These dogs are friendly with everyone, including other pets and make very good watchdogs because they loudly signal when a stranger is approaching. They need to be around people in order to be happy and if isolated from any human contact or left alone for a longer period of time, they have the tendency to become mischievous. They will do just fine living in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. Their medium-haired smooth double coat is easy to groom.

The Golden Retriever has many talents: hunting, receiving, tracking, agility, narcotics detection and competitive obedience. They have very good swimming abilities and love playing and swimming in water. Regarding their health problems, they are prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects. Some of these dogs might have skin allergies that is why veterinary attention is required. Their life expectancy is around 11 years.

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