Golden Retriever dog breed

Golden Retriever breed standard

Golden Retriever are hunting dogs. Retrievers belongs in the sporting-gundog group. The word retrieve is defined as "to find something and carry it back, to fetch", hence the name of the breed.

The golden retriever is often portrayed as one of the most intelligent breeds. Mental stimulation is important.

Golden Retrievers sheds, and like most other breeds need regular grooming. Although frequent care of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Golden Retriever responds well at obedience training, and are often fairly easy to exercise with. Certainly, there is considerable variation between individual dogs, and more so than than the variation between one breed type to the other. Golden Retriever is a vigilant breed type, and responds well to dog training. A breed type thrive in the woods, or on long air trips and is often a good companion. The dog breed have a great need for training, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

The breed appears to be fairly affectionate, and rarely show aggressive behavior above unfamiliar people. They are usually affectionate with other dogs. The dog breed referred to as child-friendly, but remember: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! Although this dog breed can be gentle, one should never forget that they are animals after all. This breed type tends to bite and nip at puppyhood, and if this occurs, one should address the problem as early as possible.

This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs!

The dog breed's physical features: A golden retriever is a midsize breed type, medium-length coat, with an average body shape, hanging ears, short hanging tail, and some would add: The world's cutest dog breed.

Diseases: The health problems for golden retrievers is not specific to the breed and can vary between individuals. Reported health issues are hip dysplasia, PRA, Skin problems, epilepsy, cataracts, heart disease, hypothyroidism, eye problems, different illnesses in canines and other diseases and health problems.

Other info about the dog breed: The golden retriever comes from United Kingdom. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 10 to 12 years is within expectations. The price of a golden retriever puppy varies, but they have been sold for as much as 1700 dollars. The dog breed is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Golden Retrievers were initially bred for game retrieving (retrieve waterfowl).

Grouping: American Kennel Club places the dog breed in the group «sporting dogs». United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «gun dog». Golden Retriever has been included in FCI in their dog breed database as #111 in section «retrievers» (8.1) in the group «retrievers, flushing dogs, water dogs» (registered 1987-06-24). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «sporting dogs».

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