The Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog that was used as a retrieving dog while hunting wild fowl in the past. Due to its friendly nature, Golden Retrievers are not good watchdogs. Golden Retrievers are athletic dogs that are well balanced.
Golden Retrievers have an outgoing temperament with a very luxurious coat. Golden Retrievers do not have hard, silky, or wool-like hair. This breed of dog is quite active, but also very patient. Retrievers are affectionate towards people and are often used as therapy dogs because of this. Golden Retrievers also enjoy retrieving anything, from tennis balls to frisbees.
Golden Retrievers were grown in Scotland and come from a cross of a yellow dog, Nous and a Tweed Water Spaniel named Belle.
Retrievers were the prime pick because hunters needed a medium sized dog that could catch birds. During the 19th century, gamekeepers at Lord Tweedmouth’s Scottish estate kept records of the development of Golden Retrievers.
Tweedmouth bred his original dog “Nous” to “Belle,” a Tweed Water Spaniel, to produce four yellow pups! Golden Retrievers are strong and beautiful dogs with smooth, medium-length golden fur. Male Retrievers are usually about 22-24 inches in height and female Retrievers are 20 to 22 inches.
Golden Retrievers are known for their charm and well-mannered temperament. Although Goldens are great dogs, they do have some tendency toward certain health problems. Golden Retrievers easily put on weight so they must exercise regularly and not over eat.
If you choose to have a Golden Retriever as your pet, you will receive love, appreciation, and affection in return.
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