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Golden Retriever Dog Breed Profile

Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever's ancestors were Spanish water dogs and Bloodhounds.

Other Names:
Yellow Retriever, Goldie

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Origin: Great Britain

Breed Purpose: The Golden Retriever was bred to retrieve gaming birds and other animals on land and in water.

Kennel Club Dog Group: Gundog

Height: Bitch 51-56cm., Dog 56-61cm.

Weight: Bitch 27-32kg., Dog 30-34kg.

Lifespan: 9-15 years

Exercise Needs: The Golden Retriever is a high energy, inexhaustible dog that needs long daily walks combined with lots of play. They can easily adapt to city life as long as their exercise needs are met.

Feeding Needs: Golden Retrievers can be obsessive scavengers. They are sometimes greedy over food and can become expert beggars if allowed. Care must be taken not to over feed this dog to prevent obesity. Overweight dogs can develop serious health problems.

Common Ailments: The breed is prone to hip dysplasia and eye problems. This can be avoided by choosing puppies that have been hip-scored and eye tested.

Physical Description: The Golden retriever is an exceptionally beautiful dog that is well proportioned and powerful. The head is large with a wide muzzle, strong jaws and a perfect bite. The eyes are well spaced, brown in colour and have a gentle expression. The neck is muscular going down to a well balanced body, a deep chest, and a straight topline. The tail is carried level with the back sloping down to the hocks. The coat is either flat or wavy with feathering. Coat colours range from any shade of gold to cream. Overall this is a strong-looking dog whose appearance is calm and friendly.

Golden Retriever K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

This dog is hugely popular as a family pet due to its gentle disposition and its docile nature.

The Goldie just loves everyone so do not expect him to guard the home! This intelligent, energetic dog oozes love and affection and is well suited to family life.

Training must begin early and needs to be consistent as this dog’s intelligence enables him to spot indecision and confusion.

Make sure that the whole family know the verbal commands to avoid contradiction. Using treats as reward training should be avoided so as not to reinforce the Golden Retriever's appetite. Use verbal praise or a toy instead.

The Golden Retriever has an immense capacity for learning and the owner should make use of this by teaching the dog to perform a variety of tasks to satisfy the dog’s working instincts.

The Golden Retriever can be the perfect family pet, kind and totally devoted to its human friends and any other household pets.
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