Cart
Checkout Secure

 

Multiple Items, One Low Shipping Fee  

Have a question? Contact us

customer-service@for-dogs-sake.com

Golden Retriever Information

Description

This medium to large sized dog is dark cream to golden in color and may have wavy or straight medium length hair over the body. The tail is very well feathered and is held straight out from the body, and seems to constantly be  wagging. The head is square and broad with a strong square shaped muzzle and pendulous ears that fold over to just even with the lower jaw. The eyes are dark to medium brown, proportionally large, and are said to have an overall kind and happy expression. The Golden Retriever is very muscular and is a natural swimmer that lovers to run and play with the family.

Temperament

A patient, kind and loyal dog, the Golden Retriever is an excellent dog for families this kids of all ages. Very gentle by nature, the Golden Retriever will bark when strangers approach but just as quickly makes friends, so they are not effective as guard dogs. They are naturally very intelligent and considered to be one of the easiest dogs to train. Most Golden Retrievers love to be in constant sight of their families, and tend to want to be in the same room with their owners. Typically a Golden Retriever will get along well with all other dogs and various types of pets including cats. They can do well as outside dogs provided they have lots of attention and interaction with people. These dogs love to play fetch, and are always up for whatever activities the family may have planned. They may become somewhat over demonstrative when left alone for long periods of time.

Grooming & Shedding

As with most hunting breeds the coat is relatively easy to care for, requiring weekly brushing to remove mats or knots from the thick undercoat. The breed is an average shedder but with regular grooming hair loss is minimized. The breed should not be bathed unless absolutely necessary to prevent drying the coat and skin.

History

The breed was originally developed by Lord Tweedmouth in the early 1800's by crossing various flat coated retrievers with Tweed Water Spaniels, a breed that is now extinct. In addition it is believed that other setters, spaniels and possibly even a small Newfoundland breed was used in the development of what is now the Golden Retriever. They are currently used as Upland game bird dogs, water dogs, narcotics dogs, obedience trials and therapy dogs.

Health Issues

  • Major Concerns: cataracts, elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Minor Concerns: entropion, OCD, von Willebrand's disease distchiasis, trichiasis, cataract, pyotraumaticdermatitis, subvalvular aortic stenosis, allergies, cardiomyopathy
  • Occasionally seen: epilepsy, gastric torsion, osteosarcoma, CPRA
  • Suggested tests: eye, blood, hip, elbow, heart

 

Characteristics

Height

Males 22-24 inches (56-61cm)

Females 20-22 inches (51-56cm)

Weight

Males 60-80 pounds (27-36kg)

Females 55-70 pounds (25-32kg)

Lifespan

10-12 years

Exercise

Medium to high

Apartment

No

Families

Yes

Young Children

Yes

Need exercise space

Yes

Added to cart!
Multiple Items, One Low Shipping Fee Free shipping when you order over XX You Have Qualified for Free Shipping PLEASE NOTE: The Christmas order cutoff has now passed. Orders placed after 8pm on Sunday the 16th December will NOT be dispatched until Monday the 7th January. You Have Achieved Free Shipping Buy 2 or More Signs & Get 50% Off Back Off Sign Multiple Items, One Low Shipping Fee You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping