Golden Retrievers are known for being extremely loyal and loving. Since they are very active as well as alert, they are easy to train. They love playing endlessly and socializing with everyone. They also want to please you to the highest extent and this is why they make for the best companions for families. They don’t mind being outdoors or indoors but they will be the happiest when you spend time with them.
This is an extremely beautiful, popular and favorite breed all across the globe. They are sweet and gentle and good tempered. This is why this breed has a soft spot in everyone’s heart. Since they are so friendly and lovable, children simply adore them.
If there are other Goldens or pets in the house too, they socialize with them and become their pals too. They simply love company. The downside of this behavior however, is that they don’t qualify as good guard dogs. They can be watchdogs though.
They will signal to you loudly when a stranger comes close. Those who adopt or own a Golden Retriever once are sure to adopt another in the future. Many Golden owners prefer to stick to the breed and keep adopting them.
Golden Retrievers are extremely energetic as puppies. You will be taken aback by the amount of energy in your Golden puppy. They will dig, bark, jump around and do all kinds of things as puppies. If your Golden Retriever is ill mannered or has a few behavioral issues, you don’t need to worry. It is very easy to bring Goldens back on track with obedience training. They respond extremely well to training because they are always up to impress you.
Golden Retrievers are the perfect sport and show dogs. By nature they are loyal, active and extremely hardworking. They weigh around 65 to 75 pounds and are quite strong. Their average height at the shoulders is around 24 inches.
They have been known through the years for their exceptional sense of smell and their natural retrieving aptitude which make them great hunters, helping dogs for the blind and police dogs. You will need to keep reminding them who the boss is otherwise, it won’t take long for them to try to outsmart you. These dogs can also perform a number of dog tricks that will surely keep you entertained.
They have great fun swimming and will want to tag along with you everywhere. They are extremely attention seeking and need it plentiful. Additionally, these are extremely energetic dogs and if you don’t channelize this energy properly through training, they could get extremely destructive. You have to be more careful about this with puppies.
If you have a Golden Retriever, make sure he gets a lot of exercise. Walk him at least twice a day for at least 20 minutes minimum every time. Before adopting a Golden Retriever, make sure you carry out a complete research about the breed so that you know what is needed and how much commitment is required from your side. These dogs have a life span of about live 10-12 years.