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Golden Retriever Breed Information

The Golden Retriever is a breed of dog. They were historically developed as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland games birds during hunting and shooting parties.[ As such they were bred to have a soft mouth to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water. The golden retriever has a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek and water repellent, and lays flat against the body. The official color of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen.

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. Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanor, and are the fourth most popular family dog breeds in the United States. 

Golden Retrievers need to be with people. They love to be with the family and be involved with what is going on. They want to be part of the family. If you are looking for a dog to leave outside in a kennel, or dog house, or down in the basement away from the family, the Golden Retriever is definitely the wrong dog.

Golden Retriever Temperament

The Golden Retriever is a happy-go-lucky clown. He's reliable, trustworthy, calm, friendly, gentle and confident. He's very eager to please you. He isn't a one-man dog because he loves everybody. He's friendly with all dogs and strangers. He's highly intelligent and trainable. He's very active and energetic. He loves to romp, run and play outdoors and he loves to swim. He's gentle and patient with kids. He loves to play games and have fun. He's athletic, agile and fast on his feet.

Golden Retriever Training

The Golden Retriever is the most intelligent and easiest to train of all dog breeds! He learns new commands quicker than any other breed, which makes him very easy to train.

Golden Retriever Shedding

The Golden Retriever is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You'll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You'll probably even find it in the butter!

Golden Retriever Grooming

The medium-length coat of the Golden Retriever only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)

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