Things You Didn’t Know About Golden Retrievers!

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Golden Retriever’s History.

They were first bred from Scotland during the late 19th century. This breed crossed with the Water Spaniel to make the Golden Retriever breed. Sometimes known as gun dogs or hunting dogs because they retrieve shot waterfowl during hunting and shooting parties – hence the name ‘retriever’.

 

Golden Retrievers are clever.

They are an intelligent breed of dogs, playful, compassionate and eager to please which why they respond so well to training. They just love hanging out with the kids and very protective of their humans.  If you want to adopt a loyal, loving, and clever buddy, consider a Golden Retriever into your pack!

 

Golden Retrievers are great in the water and loves to play outside.

They are also incredible swimmers, outgoing, and enjoy outdoor activities.

 

Golden Retrievers are one of the smartest dog breeds in the world.

They are considered to be the 4th smartest dog breed with just the Border Collie, Poodle and German Shepherd beating them to the top spots. Their average life span is between 10-12 years. This breed has 2 layers of fur. The inner layer is to keep warm and the outer layer is waterproof.

 

Golden Retrievers are easy to train.

They often used in police units as drug detection dogs because of their keen sense of smell and tracking abilities. Hunting dogs like the Golden Retriever tend to be easier to train than some other breeds because they have been bred for generations to work cooperatively with their owners. They are often used as guide dogs due to their friendliness towards people, eagerness to learn/please and their gentleness.

 

Golden Retrievers are simply lovely and good-looking!

They are always among the most popular of family pets. Combine an impressive build with a glossy coat in all shades of gold, a well-groomed Golden is a sight to behold.

 

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