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Breed Group: Sporting
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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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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Anonymous

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

Anonymous asked:

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

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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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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