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Golden Retriever

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Weight
Male: 65-75; Female: 55-65 lbs
Height
Male: 23-24; Female: 21.5-22.5 inches
Color(s)
various shades of gold
Overview
The Golden Retriever was developed in Britain during the 1800's. The man responsible for this illustrious breed, Lord Tweedmouth, wanted a dog that was loyal, kind, spirited, and energetic. He also wanted a dog with a love for water and the ability to retrieve. Golden Retrievers are the embodiment of beauty and brains.
Character
The Golden Retriever is a gorgeous, large, and energetic breed. They are the world's foremost family pet and companion. They are sturdy, well proportioned, and are well known for their hunting capabilities on land and in the water. The Golden is perceptive and agile.
Temperament
Golden Retrievers are loveable, polite, and highly intelligent. They exude charm and confidence. They are sweet, eager to please, and devoted family companions. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or they will become mischievous and destructive. They have a tendency to be overly exuberant and distractible. They are always gentle and patient with children. They are friendly with other pets. In fact, they are friendly with everyone. They tend to bark as a form of greeting. The Golden Retriever is not well suited for a two career family as they require an inordinate amount of human interaction and companionship.
Care
The Golden Retriever requires daily and thorough brushing with a firm bristle brush. They should be dry shampooed regularly, and bathed only when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo. They are prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, and skin allergies. It is important to not over feed the Golden Retriever, as they have a tendency to gain weight.
Coat
The Golden Retriever has a double coat that is water repellent and weather resistant. The outer coat is firm, resilient, and can be wavy or straight. The tail and legs are feathered with longer hair. The under coat is dense and soft in texture. The coat color is rich, lustrous, and varies in shades of cream to gold. The Golden is a heavy shedder.
Training
The Golden Retriever is one of the easiest breeds to train. They excel in obedience and are popular therapy and service dogs. They have many talents including competitive obedience, narcotic detection, agility, and performing tricks.
Activity
The Golden Retriever requires daily exercise. They enjoy play sessions with their family, retrieving balls and other toys. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised. Golden Retrievers are moderately active indoors and does best with a medium to large sized securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Golden Retriever puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Rosehill Imports English Cream Golden Retrievers
Member Since: December 2009
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
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Rosehill's goal is to bring the foundation type English Golden to American Families, We have imported our breeding dogs from Ireland, Wales and the UK. Traditional English breeding and Superb English Type with many UK and Irish champions in their lineage. Small boutique type kennel our 6 dogs are h...

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Anonymous asked:

1/23/2015 1:20:45 PM

1/23/2015 1:20:45 PM

How often do Golden Retriever's go into heat?

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Adult dogs will go into heat an average of 2 times a year, about 6 months apart. However, giant breed dogs average a year every 6 - 10 months apart.
1/23/2015 6:11:00 PM

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1/7/2015 9:32:03 PM

1/7/2015 9:32:03 PM

Golden Retriever Size Are there larger breeds of Golden Retriever dogs other than the average 25 inch 75 lb. size?

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There are several different lineages of the Golden Retriever breed. Including the English and American Golden Retriever. Size can be different in each pedigree, but of course, most breeder's strive for their dogs to be within the standard of the breed itself. However, larger Golden's have been known to come about. I personally grew up with a male Golden Retriever that weighed in at 87 lbs as as adult. But, again, it all depends on the pedigree of the dog. If you are looking for a dog that is like a Golden but larger, I would suggest the Newfoundland. They are an amazing breed of dog, loyal, friendly and courageous. A beautiful family dog.
1/8/2015 12:08:37 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/3/2015 9:14:40 AM

1/3/2015 9:14:40 AM

Is a golden retriever a dog for racing Is a golden retriever a dog for racing?

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Your question is hard to understand, so I will answer twice depending on your choice of the word 'racing'. First, the Golden Retriever was not bred for running flat out for long periods of time. Unlike the Greyhound or the Afghan Hound, the Golden Retriever was bred to be able to go hunting all day, which means that they have good stamina, but are not as quick as other sight hound breeds. Secondly, if you are looking for a running partner, the Golden Retriever could work out depending on your running habits. As an adult, a Golden could easily do a light trot/jog for 2 hours, up to three without issues as long as the dog is healthy and has been trained.
1/3/2015 3:53:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/8/2014 10:17:54 PM

9/8/2014 10:17:54 PM

How long does a Golden Retriever live?

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The average life-span of the Golden Retriever breed is 10 - 11 years. However, it all depends on breeding. Getting your puppy/dog from a reputable, qualified and knowledgeable breeder will help you make the best choices to help your Golden live a long and happy life. Please note that this breed is known to be susceptible to certain ailments that can shorten their life-span such as hip and elbow dysplasia, cancer, and they may suffer from heart disease, especially subvalvular aortic stenosis, and cardiomyopathy.
9/9/2014 9:15:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/4/2014 5:38:35 PM

9/4/2014 5:38:35 PM

How much do Golden Retrievers shed hair How much hair do Golden Retrievers shed

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Golden Retriever's are considered a moderate to a high shedder. Meaning, that yes, your Golden will shed. You will find little doggy fur-bunnies about your home. However, there are things you can do to minimalism the amount your dog will shed. It starts with food, a grain-free, high quality dog food will keep your dog healthy, including the coat. Brushing your dog every day will also reduce shedding. Taking 10 minutes every evening before bed to brush your dog will do wonder's for your dog's coat, as well, it is bonding time for yourself and your dog. You can also check for lumps, bumps, bruises and cuts that may have happened throughout the day. But don't let the fear of fur deter you from getting a Golden, they are a very loyal and loving dog and will make a great addition to your family.
9/5/2014 10:02:26 AM

#doggie asked:

6/16/2014 10:18:30 PM

6/16/2014 10:18:30 PM

is a golden retriver a quick learner I am planning on getting a golden retriever soon , but I want to know more about this dog.

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The best way to learn about a breed of dog is to interact with you. If you have friends, or family with the breed, spend some time with the dog. If not, going to dog shows and/or other dog related trails in your area and talking to the people there that have the breed is the second best thing you can do. Golden Retriever's are great dogs and are high on the intelligence scale for training, at a 8.5-9/10. Meaning that they learn new commands quite easily and remember them for a long time. But this does not mean your dog will be as easy as pie. Every dog is different, it all depends on the linage of the puppy, how the puppy is raised, how much socialization a puppy gets, and what type of training methods you use. Positive reinforcement training is the safest, most effective and most fun training method. Find a P.R trainer in your area and ask them about puppy classes and basic obedience for your new fur-baby.
6/17/2014 2:08:21 PM

Anonymous

Golden Retrivers are playable type on YouTube air bud and that dog is a golden retriever
6/21/2014 12:49:48 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/25/2013 4:56:15 PM

8/25/2013 4:56:15 PM

I am looking for a red retriever to buy. Is this the correct name? I saw one with shorter red hair & looks like an smaller lab.

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Red Retriever is not a breed. However, Golden retrievers come in shades of red as well. They are typically from "field lines" and not show lines. We currently have a litter of Golden retrievers which will have some red to them.
3/2/2014 6:22:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/17/2013 2:47:25 PM

6/17/2013 2:47:25 PM

How to become besties with your best Golden Retriever Buddy?

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You need to spend a fair amount of time with your Retriever and think of fun places and things to do. Running, playing catch or simply walking in the park are great ideas!
6/20/2013 2:17:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/18/2013 10:43:47 AM

5/18/2013 10:43:47 AM

Breeding in-line is good up to how many generations in Golden Retrievers? Is it good to breed puppies two generations back in Golden Retrievers?

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There is a great book on genetics that can be ordered online. Google ABC's of Dog Breeding and you will find it. Line breeding is acceptable but often times the recessive genes will come out that you might not otherwise have found in the offspring.....
10/25/2013 11:23:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/2/2013 6:05:35 AM

4/2/2013 6:05:35 AM

What should be the weight of a 3.5 month male golden retriever pup?

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Anonymous asked:

3/30/2013 9:28:06 PM

3/30/2013 9:28:06 PM

grooming for golden retriever

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Anonymous asked:

2/23/2013 2:31:14 PM

2/23/2013 2:31:14 PM

How old do Golden Retriever's usually live

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The average in the US for a Golden is around 12 years. Cancer is the leading cause of death. It is not uncommon for a Golden to live until 14 though. Genetics and environmental factors mainly determine longevity. When selecting a Golden make sure that the very least your breeder is doing for you is giving you copies of the health certifications of the parents. The Morris Foundation is doing a major study on Golden Retrievers during their lifetime that you can be a part of with your Golden. This is a wonderful breed that is very versatile and giving of their heart.
4/2/2013 1:58:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 5:40:37 PM

2/21/2013 5:40:37 PM

Cancer in golden Retrievers Are goldens prone to cancer. I have 3 and my 4 year old lost a hind leg to cancer.

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Yes. It is a major concern for the breed. Any cancer that is prior to age 8 is early onset in the breed. Since cancer is a multifaceted disease determined by both genetic and environmental factors, it is a major focus of a study with the Morris Foundation. This study follows Goldens throughout their lifetime to tract the incidence of diseases and possible causes. These results will certainly benefit people as well, and you are invited to join the study if you have a young Golden. There is also a Scientifically reported lower incidence of cancer in some European lines of Goldens. That is a reason we have imported and are combining these lines with our lines in the US. I am sorry to hear about your heartbreak with your Golden. There is nothing like going through cancer diagnosis whether it is with a human or furry friend.
4/2/2013 2:07:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/9/2013 10:59:16 AM

2/9/2013 10:59:16 AM

what dogs don't shed their fur

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Anonymous

yorkshire terriers just grow hair so they dont shed fur
2/11/2013 4:34:06 PM

Anonymous

Poodles and some doodles, usually Australian golden or labradoodles.
6/24/2013 9:10:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/2/2013 9:19:14 AM

2/2/2013 9:19:14 AM

my 8 year old female golden, her teats are turning dark purple?

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Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 6:31:25 PM

1/25/2013 6:31:25 PM

My golden is alway's hungry and can eat any thing. He is very healthy and has no parasites. So why does he always want something to eat? He is considered overweight.

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Anonymous

DO NOT FREEfeed a Golden. They are born moochers. I have two and feed each one cup of dry food in the morning and one in the afternoon. I always have fresh water for them but try, try, try to keep other food away. It is easy to get a fat Golden and they have a lot of hip displaysia in the breed.
4/1/2013 3:39:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/2/2013 6:51:36 AM

1/2/2013 6:51:36 AM

How long of a Life span for Golden Retriever How long of a Life span for Golden Retriever

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Anonymous

about 12 years, depending on the health
1/2/2013 7:24:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/30/2012 2:02:32 PM

12/30/2012 2:02:32 PM

How serious is a tumor in GT hind leg? My Golden Retriever was diagnosed with a tumor in her hind leg. Everyone says "this is very common in golden Retrievers". Is it serious?

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Tumors are a concern for Golden Retrievers. If your dog was diagnosed then your vet will know if it is serious or not. Hopefully a biospy was completed to determine if it is benign or malignant. The type of tumor also is a big factor. It is important to watch it and make sure that it does not cause her discomfort from rubbing and such if it is benign. Sorry to hear about your Golden. I would suggest just having a good plan long term to monitor it with your vet.
4/2/2013 2:54:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/24/2012 8:45:54 AM

12/24/2012 8:45:54 AM

Why doesnt my golden retriver labrador age 7 bark My Golden is 7 and a half years old...I received him a few months ago....I was wondering why he NEVER barks.....??!!

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I have two Golden's that I have had from birth. Neither one would bite under any circumstance. One of them barks (I think she thinks its her job to protect me). The other one is almost 5 years old and she has never barked.
4/1/2013 3:37:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/12/2012 11:47:02 AM

12/12/2012 11:47:02 AM

what do you use to clean dirt from inside ears

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Think of the ears as your own when you clean them. Use care and be gentle. You can either use a qtip or cotton ball to clean around the outer folds of the ear. Never go into the ear canal- clean it like your own. If your dog has dirt in the ears, water will wash it off. One thing to watch for is that Golden are prone to yeasty ears, especially if they are swimmers. If you think your Golden may have yeasty ears it is good to take him or her to the vet to get some good ear wash. Also your vet will be able to make sure that it is not earmites and you are in fact seeing their dirt. If your dog is shaking his ears... this is when one of the two above may be at play. A quick trip into your vet is a good way to go....plus as an added bonus I'm sure the Dr will be happy to show you how to clean the ears in person and even do it for you the first time.
4/2/2013 2:13:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2012 12:39:39 PM

12/8/2012 12:39:39 PM

PTSD Do Golden Retrievers make good service dogs for ptsd?

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Most of the veterans I know, myself included, have goldens for service dogs for PTSD. I would never use any other type of breed.
12/19/2012 9:10:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/5/2012 9:14:13 AM

12/5/2012 9:14:13 AM

Curiosity question At what age can a Golden Retriever breed??

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Can and should are very different questions. A female can get pregnant when she is in season and can happen as early as 6 months. Male dogs are able to breed early. In general NO dog should EVER be bred before they are sexually mature and both mentally capable...this happens after 2 years of age. If you are breeding dogs, you need to at the VERY LEAST do OFA hips on the parents. There are many things to consider when breeding. Just because two parents are capable to producing offspring should not mean they should. It is our job as caretakers of dogs and the breeds to make sure to be a guardian of them. Every puppy you produce is a result of something you did. The very best thing is to spay or neuter. It is best to talk to your vet. I honestly would suggest fixing your dog- you will get a lot more enjoyment as a pet from him or her and also not have to deal with bleeding, marking, disobedience and all the problems and responsibility that goes along with breeding.
4/2/2013 2:42:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/4/2012 11:46:08 AM

12/4/2012 11:46:08 AM

are golden retrievers protective

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We have owned 4 golden retrievers only 1 was very protective, our first. He would have given his life for anyone one of the family. He was a fighter, he never started a fight but he always ended them until he was 10+ years old and had cancer. The other 3 were not protective as far as against people, but when i fell from a ladder the last 1 of them came to my rescue and layed done with his head across my neck making sure i was o.k.
12/13/2012 8:53:11 PM

Anonymous

Goldens are the most people oriented dogs I have ever had. When you find one that is protective of his/her master it is usually the fault of the trainer, making the dog think he/she is supposed to protect you. My two Goldens go to the dog park and look for pats from the people, they could care less about other dogs.
4/1/2013 3:34:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/26/2012 5:09:12 PM

11/26/2012 5:09:12 PM

golden retriever was named after what What was the golden retriever breed named after?

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Anonymous asked:

11/19/2012 2:52:49 AM

11/19/2012 2:52:49 AM

what height it will reach in 3 months old At what height will a golden retriever reach at 3 months old?

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Anonymous asked:

10/29/2012 5:48:31 PM

10/29/2012 5:48:31 PM

Does the Golden Retriever dog get along with cats?????

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Anonymous

No most goldens love to be around other animals especially cats.
11/9/2012 9:32:11 AM

Anonymous

Bet on the cat if a fight breaks out. I have two Goldens who were raised with a cat and they ignore each other for the most part.
4/1/2013 3:42:01 PM

Anonymous

We had 2 alley cats and a golden. The Golden would protect the alley cats when he saw them and they were threatened by other dogs. At home they ignored each other.
1/27/2014 7:39:39 AM

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10/26/2012 10:10:50 AM

10/26/2012 10:10:50 AM

My female Golden Retriever just had a litter of 8 puppies. This is my first litter and might I... My female Golden Retriever just had a litter of 8 puppies. This is my first litter and might I say everything went very good. I have one puppy who is the runt and the 2nd day after he was born I found him sounding very congested, he does eat very aggresivly and sometimes you can see the milk come out his nose just a little. Of course I called my vet and I was told that he probably just is drinking to fast and asperated milk. Well of course this went on for a week and I couldn't take it anymore and insisted that I bring him in to be checked. Vet said that lungs sounded fine and puppy does not have cleft pallet, also put him on antibiotic for possible infection. Puppy is now 5 wks old but is still congested sounding. He is active and continues to eat & gain atleast a 1/2 pd a wk. Could someone please let me know if they have ever experienced this w/a puppy. Please if you don't have anything positive to say please do not respond.

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Anonymous asked:

10/25/2012 9:48:03 AM

10/25/2012 9:48:03 AM

When do puppies start eating puppy chow

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You can wean them off their mother at about 4-6 weeks old. The pups may eat both the puppy food and still feed off their mother, but that's ok.
2/21/2014 8:08:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/22/2012 10:18:50 PM

10/22/2012 10:18:50 PM

How many puppies can a golden retriever have for her first pregnancy?

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Anonymous

My golden just had 8 and she is a wonderful mother.
10/26/2012 9:45:04 AM

Anonymous

As many as attach to her uterine horns. Some times a first pregnancy has the most puppies, other times just a few. It depends on also the timing of the breeding with her ovulating and the vitality of the sperm present, and also her care and stress over the months. A typical Golden has a litter around 7 puppies give or take 2. I have had litters as big as 13. It is important if you are concerned about how many are in there and do not know how to palpate a dog to make sure all are delivered to take her in for an x-ray either days prior to whelping to count the puppies or after whelping to make sure none are retained. X rays are not expensive in caparison to not knowing if all the puppies are delivered. Plus, the first puppy (because of size) and last puppy out (because of exhaustion) are usually the hardest to deliver.
4/2/2013 2:59:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2012 1:51:30 AM

10/15/2012 1:51:30 AM

Do golden retrievers smells bad ??

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Anonymous

It just depends on how you treat the golden retrievers. If you don't regularly wash them they might start to stink. So you should probably wash them.
11/9/2012 9:34:45 AM

Anonymous

Sometimes it depends upon the dog food you give them. Ours had a lower degree of meat in it and it smelled awful!
12/10/2012 9:14:40 AM

Anonymous

I have two Goldens. The only time I have bathed them is when they get groomed. They will stomp in a mud puddle but its easy to wash them off. I feed them Blue Buffalo dog food and when they were young I could not detect any mouth odor. Now their teeth are getting a little tartar and I can smell their breath, not bad but noticeable.
4/1/2013 3:45:58 PM

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