The Golden Retriever is one of Britain’s most popular dogs, where they’re loved as a family pet and a Gundog. Back in the nineteenth century, a yellow wavy-coated Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel produced a litter of four yellow adorable puppies. We know these puppies to be the ancestors of all the Golden Retriever we have today.
In fact, Lord Tweedmouth is the one that introduced Goldens as a definite breed. They use this breed to fetch games in the shooting field but can adapt to many roles, including dog work, drug, explosive detection, tracking, and obedience.
The Golden Retriever has a flat or wavy coat with good feathering with a dense water-resisting undercoat, the color any shade of gold or cream but not red or mahogany. The Golden is an active, powerful breed. It is both obedient and intelligent and has a natural affinity for hard work. The Golden is kind, friendly, and confident; it is one of the world’s most popular dogs.
Golden Retriever Breed Facts
|Friendliness toward dogs
|Friendliness toward other pets
|Friendliness toward strangers
|Ease of training
TEMPERAMENT: The Golden Retriever is a highly intelligent breed. In fact, Three of the first dogs to earn AKC Obedience Champion titles were Golden Retrievers. These dogs are extremely people-oriented, friendly, affable, and reliable. They’re very tolerant of other dogs and pets. Temperaments among individual dogs range from mellow to challenging.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Elevated. A Golden Retriever can do just fine with 30 minutes of walking, running, or playing twice daily; they also enjoy hiking. Swimming and sports activities such as agility and obedience are also among the favorite activities of this breed. However, it is important to abstain from allowing Golden’s under 2 years old from attempting strenuous, high-impact exercises.
GROOMING: We recommend a weekly brushing. They also require regular trimming.
COLOR: Golden’s come in rich and radiant shades of gold
SIZE: Males—23–24 inches, 65–75 pounds; females—21–22 inches, 55–65 pounds
COAT: This breed possesses a water-repellent double coat. The outer coat is straight or wavy; the undercoat is dense. There’s extensive feathering on the back of the legs, the stomach, the neck, and the tail. The head, the feet, and the fronts of the legs have a smaller coat.
GROUP: we recognize The Golden Receiver as a member of the AKC Sporting Group and the UK Gundog Group.
This is a dog where you will need to contact a serious hobby breeder to purchase a puppy. The breeder you choose should be a member of some Golden Retriever club or all-breed dog club and involved in some capacity of the dog sport. And they should allow you to see the puppy’s living atmosphere and meet the puppy’s mother and show you all the puppy’s health records and papers of the father and mother’s health-testing results.