Golden Retriever

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
Weight
Male: 65-75; Female: 55-65 lbs
Height
Male: 23-24; Female: 21.5-22.5 inches
Color(s)
various shades of gold
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Golden Retriever puppies.

How much do Golden Retriever puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Golden Retriever varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Golden Retriever puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Golden Retrievers sold is $862.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Golden Retriever with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,100 upwards to $7,900 or even more for a Golden Retriever with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Golden Retrievers sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $862.50
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,100.00 to $7,900.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 21489 Golden Retriever puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Golden Retriever puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Golden Retrievers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Golden Retriever Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 21489 Golden Retriever dogs.
  • 1. Max
  • 2. Daisy
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Buddy
  • 5. Ranger
  • 6. Hunter
  • 7. Rex
  • 8. Champ
  • 9. Duke
  • 10. Princess
  • 11. Harley
  • 12. Rosie
  • 13. Benji
  • 14. Goldie
  • 15. Angel
  • 16. Honey
  • 17. Molly
  • 18. Ginger
  • 19. Prince
  • 20. Parker

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Location: Inland Empire, California
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Breed Q & A

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Anonymous asked:
Is it likely that a Golden Retriever will raise an alarm or otherwise protect kids in the yard if a bear is near? Would a Labrador behave differently? Serious question from Alaska.

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Both the Golden Retriever and the Labrador are great family pets. They are naturally gentle with children and enjoy being around their families. Both breeds have a loyalty streak that you can count on. Both will most likely react the same, so neither one is better than the other when it comes to protection and alerting to a bear. But understand that every dog is different, and if you have a shy or reserved dog, they might not feel confident enough to raise an alarm or protect the way you want him/her too.

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Are Golden Retrievers good farm dogs?

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That would all depend as to what you are thinking is a farm dog. The Golden Retriever is a great breed to live on a farm, as long as the dog is still a part of the family and gets social interactions, exercise and attention. They do not have herding instincts, they would not do as a working farm dog. But an all around great companion on the farm, yes this breed would do very well.

Anonymous asked:
How old will a Golden Retriever be when he attains is adult size?

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A Golden Retriever matures to his/her full adult size at a year and a half (18 months) of age.

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Are Golden Retriever's good with kids?

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The Golden Retriever is known to be in the top 5 for dog breeds that are good with children. The breed is calm, loyal and easy going. Passive, but playful with children. But remember, that a dog is a dog and a dog deserves respect. So all interactions between a child and a dog/puppy should be supervised at all times. As well; a child should learn from an early stage that the dog is not something to tug on, tease or get rough with.

Anonymous asked:
Can a golden retriever and a black lab produce a brindle coat offspring?

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The Golden Retriever breed can only be light gold, to golden to dark gold or red. While the Labrador can only be yellow, black, red, chocolate and blue (a lighter version of the black lab). The brindle coat coloration is not allowed in either breed, so an offspring of a Golden Retriever and a Black Labrador can not have a brindle coat.

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The Golden Retriever can also be cream color or white. Color makes no difference in the breed. They all have the same temperament.

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Updated: 10/21/2017