The Gorgeous Golden Retriever – The Right Dog for You

Some interesting facts about the dog breed – Golden Retriever.

The Gorgeous Golden Retriever – The Right Dog for You

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The Golden Retriever originated in Scotland in 1800s. Lord Tweedmouth developed the first litter by crossing a male yellow-colored Retriever with the now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel dog. It was first called the Golden Flat-Coat but later on  given the name Golden Retriever. Originally, the breed was used as gundogs in retrieving shot waterfowls during shooting parties. The first golden Retriever Club was founded in  1913. In 1925, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Aside from a good family companion, Golden Retriever serves as a bird dog, a therapy dog, a drug-snipping dog, and a service dog for the blind.

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The Golden Retriever is an active, medium-sized dog. As its name implies, the water-resistant coat comes in cream to dark gold in color. The inner coat is dense while the outer coat is sleek and water-resistant. This sturdy dog has broad head, straight muzzle, black or brownish nose, and medium to large brown eyes. Males average between 56-61cm while bitches  around 51-56cm. Males weigh between 27-36kg and bitches between 25-32kg.

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Golden Retrievers are known to be intelligent, well-mannered loyal, gentle and confident dogs. They are highly trainable and can learn tricks easily. Their playful and friendly nature, get them along well with people, other dogs and cats. Inter-actions with people who show leadership makes a golden Retriever happy. At times, it tends to make behavioral issues like being destructive, and/or over-excited if not given regular exercises. Though not a good watchdog, it barks loudly to signal a stranger’s approach.

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A medium-maintenance dog, a once-a week grooming is required, and daily grooming during heavy shedding. The smooth, dense coat needs to be comb and brush regularly. Bathe only when necessary. Also, ears must be regularly clean to avoid infections. Golden Retriever is an average shedder. This breed can do along well in an apartment.

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Golden Retrievers can live between 11 to 11½ years, but are prone to specific ailments. The breed’s common diseases include: Cancer, Hip and elbow dysphasia, Heart disease and Eye diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma,  progressive retinal atrophy, heart disease, and joint diseases.

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  1. Dreamy777

    On August 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Golden’s are awesome dogs. Wonderful article

  2. Christine Ramsay

    On August 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    It is good to learn more about this beautiful dog. Well done, Papaleng.

  3. Brenda Nelson

    On August 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Goldens are generally good family dogs, they have a soft bite so tend to be more gentle.

  4. James Henry Abrina

    On August 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    So cuuuuuute Papaleng!!!

    I’m a bit stringent normally but when it comes to dog, I’m all out a pussy. Kaso ang mahal kahit walang papers.

  5. webseowriters

    On August 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    cute dog

  6. ysabella

    On August 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    nice. I always wanted big doggies… :) )

  7. lapasan

    On August 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I am not yet familiar with this breed of dog. It is a good dog based on your account. I wish I could find puppy here in my place so that I could pet it.

  8. Raj the Tora

    On August 11, 2011 at 1:37 am

    good information on this sweet breed

  9. lonelyplanet

    On August 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

    A good post with nice images.

  10. Lady Sunshine

    On August 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Love the way they “smile” – like the golden in the first pic. How can you not smile back?

  11. AngelaFaith

    On August 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!!

  12. Marlene Taylor

    On August 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    What a beautiful doggie. Very well done article!

  13. PR Mace

    On August 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    They are wonderful dogs. I have a friend who has two of them and I think the grooming would be too much for me. I like my dogs with short hair.

  14. Mark Gordon Brown

    On August 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    They do look like sweet dogs, thanks for sharing the tips and advice on them.

  15. Joe Ram

    On August 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    very cute dogs.

  16. The Bling

    On August 12, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I had one when I was a kid. They are really lovable dogs.

  17. Totton

    On August 12, 2011 at 3:45 am

    nice one , like it

  18. kate smedley

    On August 12, 2011 at 3:55 am

    They are so adorable aren’t they, lovely pictures to go with this article.

  19. addjusting

    On August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    wow cute naman nga mga dogs. Free ba yan?

  20. juliachild

    On August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Good share.

  21. Ruby Hawk

    On August 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    He’s a beauty, papa, my favorite kind of dog.

  22. Tulan

    On August 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    he’s lovely, we used to have one just like him, named sandy.

  23. reiny

    On August 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    what a cute dog.. :) thanks for share

  24. LCM Linda

    On August 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Really want to give this lovely dog a big hug and play with it.

  25. Phoenix Montoya

    On August 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

    A beautiful breed, but I like little dogs, much cuter :)

  26. bolive

    On August 13, 2011 at 1:47 am

    VERY CHARMING DOG! LIKE TO HAVE ONE! :D :D :D

  27. PartizAnka

    On August 13, 2011 at 3:59 am

    i like them, it’s very kind and smart dog. Brilliant article.

  28. K Kristie

    On August 13, 2011 at 4:57 am

    One of my dream dogs, absolutely beautiful.

  29. pruelpo

    On August 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

    They are cute and beautiful but I like dogs on short hairs.

  30. gaby7

    On August 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  31. CHAN LEE PENG

    On August 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Cute and cool dog pics. Thanks.

  32. Joe Ram

    On August 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Very cute!

  33. FX777222999

    On August 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Liked these pictures…really amazing!

  34. FX777222999

    On October 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Revisiting this dog breeding.

  35. Kaye TM

    On January 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

    nice pictures!

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