WHY A GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPY?

If you are looking for a medium-sized breed of a dog consider the Golden Retriever one of the most popular dog breeds in the US and some of the most gentle, kind, and affectionate as well. The Golden is also one of the most giving and sweetest dogs on earth. They work as therapy, service, search and rescue dogs and provide unmatched loyalty and companionship to children and adults alike. And as most people know Golden Retrievers have a wagging and a smile tail for just about everyone they meet.

The breed s intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets as they make great companion dogs and possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanor!

Golden Retrievers are among the most popular family pets in the United States. Even though they were originally bred as hunting dogs, but quickly gained a reputation for being a great family dog because of their gentle and easy going temperament. They also make great service dogs and are often used as narcotics dogs. Dr. Bonita Bergin, the man behind the idea of a "service dog" reports that Golden Retrievers are the best suited breed for the work because of their combination of gentle disposition, great intelligence, and strength.

The general appearance of a Golden is that of a strong, active dog, sound and put together well, not clumsy nor too long in the leg, displaying a good expression with a personality that is eager, alert and self confident. Its overall appearance, balance, gait and purpose are to be given more emphasis than any of its component parts. In size, a male Golden Retriever should stand 23 to 24 inches at the withers, or shoulder and weighs 65 to 75 pounds, with the typical females standing 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches weighing 55 to 65 pounds. They have a dense inner coat for adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek, lies flat against the body and is water repellent. The official color of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen.

Another distinctive facet of the Goldens temperament is versatility. Goldens can work hard in the field one hour and be the perfect Childs companion the next. Because the Golden is such a friendly and forgiving dog, the breed is well known among those who provide pet assisted therapy to patients in nursing homes, hospitals or other institutions, because Goldens have a natural love of people many of them seem to thrive in this environment.

The golden retriever was breed for Hunting, Family Pet, Sports; its lifestyle is Happy to do anything, especially with family. The golden retriever is a dog with excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the golden retriever is Excellent. Do your research and find a quality golden retriever puppy to adopt as part of your family this year!

Also visit the AKC Golden Retriever page

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