There is no doubt that the Golden Retriever is a wonderful breed of dog,
friendly, loyal, devoted, and trusting. A versatile breed, with affection,
talent and intelligence, it is no surprise that the Golden Retriever is so
popular. A Golden Retriever is an ideal sportsman's companion, family pet and
gundog, guide or service dog. The Golden Retriever is a receptive, confident,
committed and obedient dog.
The Golden Retriever is one of the easiest breeds to train. If you begin to
apply rules when your golden retriever is young, he will easily fit into the
routine and the rules that you?d like him to follow. Of course when training
your dog it doesn't all have to be all work and no play. Golden Retrievers enjoy
pleasing their masters, so obedience training can be fun. This breed is known
for its obedience and eagerness, again making them ideal for training and for
family pets. Training them to fetch is almost automatic, but they can also be
taught easily to sit, stay, roll over and more. You must remember their
sensitivity when training your Golden; you should never be overly harsh with
this loving creature.
The Golden is one of the world's premier family companion dogs. They are the
world's foremost family pet and playmate. They enjoy play sessions with their
family, retrieving balls and other toys and the ideal environment for this dog
is a family home with plenty of company and plenty of space. The Golden
Retriever is not well suited for a two-career family, as they require an
inordinate amount of human interaction and companionship and need plenty of
attention from its owners and family. Goldens love to be loved, love to learn,
are eager to please, and want to be a part of the family.
All dog breeds require a certain amount of grooming and care necessary to
keep dogs and puppies looking at their best. Because the Golden Retriever sheds
a fair amount he requires thorough brushing with a firm bristle brush daily.
Goldens trust you to take good care of them and require regular training, daily
exercise, grooming, a balanced diet and veterinary care. The Golden Retriever
can live between 10 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and
excellent living conditions.
Every breed of dog has their share of health problems, and although for the
most part they are healthy, sound, beautiful dogs the Golden Retriever is no
exception. In short the Golden Retriever whilst usually a healthy and long-lived
breed is not a cheap option where vet's bills are concerned and keeping your
golden healthy is as important as keeping yourself healthy. Like most dogs,
there are shots, annual check-ups, flea protection and heartworm protection
The Golden Retriever is quite possibly one of the friendliest animals on the
planet when it comes to dog breeds. The beautiful Golden Retriever is a great
family pet; they are friendly for children and very obedient. The Golden
Retriever is, to sum it up, a robust but elegant dog, which combines very well
the characteristics of both a hunter and a show dog. A perfect family dog the
Golden Retriever is a playful, fun loving dog that is full of energy.
Written John Philips