Golden Retriever Traits
By Fran Black
A cheerful, intelligent dog, the golden
retriever makes a wonderful pet . Many of the top obedience
competition dogs in the country are Golden retrievers.
Golden Retriever, as the name suggests,
is available in various shades of gold or may be sometimes
in cream color too. Golden retrievers also benefit from
regular brushing, once daily if possible.
In general, the golden retriever is a
healthy dog with few medical concerns. There are additional
topics such as hypothyroidism, seizure disorders and
other orthopedic disorders for which routine screening
of Golden Retrievers is not performed. The golden retriever
is a strong, medium size dog with a moderately round
skull and medium to dark brown eyes. If not for the
dog's size, golden retrievers would be welcome lapdogs.
The golden retriever is an excellent family
pet that is good with children and other pets. It is
active, loving and an outstanding family dog. Golden
Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters, so obedience
training can be fun. The golden retriever is a playful,
affectionate companion with an amiable personality.
Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden
Retriever has very little, if any, guarding instincts.
The Golden Retriever needs daily exercise,
but likes to retrieve balls and other toys, so exercising
is fairly easy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally
bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly
trainable. A dog of great endurance, the golden retriever
was originally developed as a retriever of waterfowl.
The Golden Retriever is a pleasure to own: very adaptable
and very easy to train.
Today not only is the Golden Retriever
a superb sporting animal, but he is also a companion
dog par excellence.
About the Author
Francesca Black works in marketing for Dog Pound http://www.dog-pound.net
and Horse Stall http://www.horse-stall.net
leading portals for pet management.