Golden Retrievers are well known for being kind, intelligent, friendly toward both humans and other animals, and great athletes that are extremely easy to train. They are also well known for their long, silky, golden fur. They are playful and quick to forgive their masters' faults. They are well-loved pets and one of the most popular breeds, as they are great with children and strangers.Continue Reading
Golden Retrievers possess all of the positive characteristics listed above, but they also possess a few undesirable qualities. These characteristics include heavy shedding, excessive chewing and jumping (especially when they are young), and numerous long-term health issues, such as cancer and joint problems.
Golden Retrievers also require ample exercise and attention because they love both people and vigorous activity. The best situation for a Golden Retriever is for them to get two brisk walks and a game of fetch every day. They also prefer to be with people constantly, which means that they aren't nearly as happy if their owner is gone most of the time.
Many of the negative traits of Golden Retrievers can be avoided by choosing a good breeder. Proper research on the lineage of a Golden Retriever allows for a healthier, friendlier and more easily trained dog.Learn more about Dogs
Golden retrievers were developed in the 1800s by Baron Tweedmouth in Scotland but were not officially recognized as a breed until 1925. Since then, golden retrievers have enjoyed an extraordinary amount of fame in the United sates and have become the third-most-popular dog breed as of 2014.Full Answer >
Golden retrievers live about 10 to 12 years. Golden retrievers are gentle with children, obedient, intelligent and devoted, and they are considered one of the most desirable breeds of dog.Full Answer >
The Great Pyrenees has a temperament suitable for protecting humans and other animals. They stand guard regardless of landscape and weather conditions because their coats are thick and resistant to weather.Full Answer >
Small Labrador Retrievers were originally bred as a friendly companion and a working dog. These dogs were originally used as helpers for fishermen in the North Atlantic. Their descendents, the small Labrador Retrievers now bred as pets, are just as loyal and hard-working as their ancestors.Full Answer >