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Are you looking for a new dog for your pack who is playful and friendly?
Are you looking for a new dog who is easy-to-train?
Or are you looking for a good and kind service dog?
Well then, look no further cause Golden Retriever puppies will the perfect choice for your need. Gol love everyone and can get along with new people as well as other pets easily. They would be very happy to play with you and other hairy friends all day long.
Moreover, they are known as one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world with an instinct to hunt. They are active dogs who excel at retrieving game for hunters, tracking and sniffing, therefore people usually train them to be hunting dogs, detection dogs or search and rescue participants. Thanks to their well-known intelligence, you can train them easily without putting much effort.
Because of their tolerant attitude and intelligence, Golden retrievers are suitable to be disability assistance dog, such as guide dogs for the blind and a hearing dogs for the deaf.
They are such amazing dogs with wonderful personality. If you are down and want to know more about them, the following writing will give you further information of this dog breed.
What is Golden Retriever puppies’ background?
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Golden Retriever was first introduced as the Golden Flat-Coat. For many years, Golden Retrievers were said to be the descendants of Russian sheepdogs bought from a circus. In fact, they originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century at the highland estate of Sir Dudley Majoribanks, later known as Lord Tweedmouth.
Wildfowl hunting was a popular sport for the wealthy Scottish elite at that time, however, the existing retriever breeds were inadequate for retrieving downed game from both water and land. Therefore, Tweedmouth decided to mix the best water with the existing retrievers, which resulted in the establishment of the breed today known as the Golden Retriever.
Like many other men at that time, Tweedmouth wanted to perfect different breeds. From 1835 to 1890, he was aiming for a Golden with exceptional characteristics: a talented retriever with a superb nose, loyalty and even- temper in the home.
Tweedmouth bred Nous- a yellow-colored retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel female dog named Belle. Although Tweed Water Spaniels has become extinct nowadays, they were common in the border country at that time. They were amazingly kind and friendly dog, known for being eager retrievers in the hunting field, and super calm and loyal — characteristics you’ll find in today’s Golden Retrievers.
Later on, Nous and Belle’s descendants were bred with a wavy-coated retriever, another Tweed Water Spaniel, and a red setter. Tweedmouth kept mostly the yellow puppies to continue his breeding program, and gave others away to friends and relatives. The ancestry of the Golden Retriever is all sporting dog, therefore, Golden Retriever is active and powerful and has a gentle mouth for retrieving games while on hunts.
In the United Kingdom
The Kennel Club first accepted Golden Retrievers for registration as Flat Coats – Golden in 1903. They were first exhibited in 1908, and in 1911 were recognized as a distinct breed. It was not until 1920 that the breed had an official name: Golden Retriever.
In the United States
The breed was finally recognized in America by the American Kennel Club in 1925. Today, the Golden Retriever is the second most popular breed in the U.S. According to the purebred dog guide recognized by the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are judged based on a variety of traits: color, coat, ears, feet, nose, body,…
The breed was first registered in Canada in 1927, and the Golden Retriever Club of Ontario (GRCO) was formed in 1958. Later, the GCRO expanded to become the Golden Retriever Club of Canada.
How About Their Physical Traits?
The Golden Retriever is a medium-large dog breed with a healthy, balanced body and water-proof wavy hair. They have a large head and a little snout with a wide, strong jaw and sharp teeth. The neck is long, strong and muscular. Also, they have a long and straight tail.
Due to the widespread popularity in the history, some regional variations have emerged in the breed, resulting in three subtypes: British, American and Canadian Golden Retriever. The subtypes remain typical traits of the breed but they have slightly differences in dimensions and coat.
The Golden Retriever was first bred in Scotland. Generally, British-type golden retrievers are more muscular than North American ones and they also have thicker coats and heavier weights.
British-type retrievers have broader skulls than those of other types and their muzzle is balanced and well-defined. They usually have round and dark eyes. The coat is generally lighter in color than in the American types. They can have a coat colour ranging from gold to cream; red or mahogany are not recognized. Originally, cream was an unacceptable colour in the UK standard, but the standard was changed in 1936 to include cream.
Size: males are between 22 to 24 inches in height; females are between 20 to 22 inches.
American types are slimmer and less muscular than other types.
They have darker coat color with various shades of shining gold with moderate feathering. American import British-type Golden Retrievers to take advantage of the temperament and appearance of them.
Size: males stand between 23 and 24 inches in height; females are 21.5 to 22.5 inches.
The Canadian Golden Retrievers have thinner and darker coat. They are also known as being taller than their counterparts in other regions.
Size: males stand 23 and 24 inches in height; and females are 21.5 to 22.5 inches
males is between 29–34 kg (65-75 lb) in weight; and females are between 27–32 kg (60-70 lb).
Coat and colour
They have a coat color ranging from light golden to dark golden colors. The coat is composed of a wavy water-proof outer layer and a thick fine undercoat. The undercoat is in charge of cool down the retrievers in the summer and keep them warm in the winter. Their coat sheds in small amounts throughout the year.
Golden Retrievers have mild feathering on the backs of their fore legs and heavier feathering on the fronts of their necks, backs of their thighs and the bottoms of their tails.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), a standard coat is a “rich, lustrous golden of various shades”, any extremely light or extremely dark coats are not permitted. Therefore, white golden retriever, red golden retriever or black golden retriever are unacceptable. However English cream golden retrievers are still recognized as golden retrievers despite the light coat color by English and Canadian authorities.
Adult golden retriever puppies have lighter coats than those of adults.
What is the golden retriever dog like?
A sweet, calm nature is the hallmark of the breed. The Golden was bred to work with people and is eager to please his owner.
The Golden Retrievers are extremely sensitive. They have the ability to smell and track the traces of wild animals, making them become effective assistants for hunters when hunting forest. Being aware of their superb nose, people today train them to become dogs that serve the security forces. This dog breed has also contributed a lot to drug line investigations.
They love their owners and have a desire to be around their human mummy or daddy all the time. They are also very obedient and are willing to do every of your commands.
The Golden dog is really gentle and friendly. He likes to play with children, so you can let your children play fetching game with them. Therefore, any households with children which are considering to have a dog pet should pick golden retriever puppies. The golden dogs are also very sociable with other dogs and animals too.
Golden Retriever is extremely smart, therefore, they always know how to adjust their behavior to best suit different circumstances unlike other hunting dogs who are often stubborn and cannot control anger.
These golden guys are also extremely very loyal. They can understand your emotions and are willing to do anything to make you happy.
Golden Retriever dogs are quite nimble and prefer outdoor activities. Although their ancestor were the hunting dogs, these dogs are sociable and affectionate with humans and other pets. As long as no one threatens or harms them, they will never harm anyone.
Health problems they may have
Golden Retriever dogs can live up to 10-12 years. They are generally known as healthy dogs, however, they could have some inherited diseases or common diseases that dogs encounter. Following are some health problems that your dog might have:
Cancer is the breed’s biggest killer, causing 61.4% of American Golden deaths according to a 1998 health study conducted by the Golden Retriever Club of America.
Congenital eye diseases can threaten Golden Dog vision. If only mildly they will often have tears and poor vision. Severe cases will make them blind.
Diseases of the joints such as hip dysplasia, dislocations of the elbows can also threaten the health of Golden dogs. Golden dog encountered this condition due to an accident, injury during exercise.
Make sure that Golden dogs have been fully vaccinated to ensure their health.
Nowadays many people choose to have a golden retriever mix because it has the strengths of two breeds and usually healthier. Some studies suggest that purebred dogs are more likely to experience certain health conditions than mixed breed dogs. They suggest mixing dog breeds increases the genetic diversity of the gene pool.
How to take care of your golden?
Golden Retriever dogs were originally bred for the physically demanding job of retrieving ducks and other fowl for hunters, the Golden needs daily exercise: a walk or jog, free time in the yard, a run at the beach or lake (Goldens love water), or a game of fetch.
You should also include him in your family activities besides outdoor activities because the Golden always needs to be with his “pack”. Playing with your dog can not only nurture the relationship between you and your pet but also make him feel happier and release stress.
Since Goldens are active dogs and love playing around, their fur can get dirty easily. Because of that, you should bath your dog once a month to help him avoid harmful bacteria sticking to his fur.
Daily brushing is recommended to prevent tangling since they have pretty long hair.
Maintaining personal hygiene for Golden dogs is really necessary that you need to do for them. Remember to brush their teeth every day or at least twice a week to keep their teeth clean. You can combine brushing and washing their teeth to save time.
Diet for your pup
If you feed Goldens with dry food, the daily amount should be2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
You can also feed your dogs with fresh food but remember to give priority to meat, fish and milk in their daily diet. When it comes to meat, lean meat is better for your dogs than fatty meat. Fish contain high level of vitamins, fats and proteins. Let your dog eat fish regularly can help the dog’s coat become much smoother.
You’ll need to take special care if you’re raising a mini Golden Retriever dog. These miniature golden retrieves grow very quickly between the age of four and seven months, making them susceptible to bone disorders. Make sure to feed them with a high-quality, low-calorie diet that keeps them from growing too fast. Don’t forget to feed your golden retriever puppies with milk, especially when they are 2 and 4 months of age.