Golden Retriever dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Scotland
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: Females: 25-32kg; Males: 30-34kg
- Height: Females: 51-56cm; Males: 56-61cm
- Colors: Golden, light-Golden, dark-Golden, Cream
- Training: intelligent and very trainable
- Grooming: requires regular brushing
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 7 - 13 puppies
- Lifespan: 9 - 12 years
- Other names: Goldie, Golden Retriever dog
The first historical registration on Golden Retriever dog dates back to the early nineteenth century, when it was a hunting dog breed popular in Scotland.
The breed was created in British peninsulas, most likely after crossing a retriever dog with long hair, beige, with a Tweed Water Spaniel with short hair, or other spaniels, setters or even Newfoundland with Bloodhund site.
This dog made his first appearance in an exhibition of dogs, Golden Flat-Coat. As a medium sized dog, robust breed was prized for its ability to hunt both on land and in water.
Hunters admire his athleticism and diligence, while family members appreciated his friendly and gentle character of this dog. The late nineteenth century, the Golden Retriever was well known in North America and has been registered in the American Kennel Club in 1925.
Over the years Golden Retriever dogs and have become useful as guide dogs for the blind, deaf and other people with different disabilities due to intelligence, discipline and their balanced temperament and because of their ability to understand people wonder.
They are trained as therapy dogs and bring relief to hospitalized persons in nursing homes / hospitals. Golden Retriever dogs in group hunting or sports "Entertainment" (AKC).
The breed is recognized by the following organizations and international offices: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR.
Food Golden Retriever
When it comes to feeding your dog should make sure that he provide the necessary nutritional foods.
If you take the whole bags of food from the supermarket for quantity and low price might the animal is not very excited primarily because much of that food risking to break down over time and might not be having he needed.
This can be seen when the dog has a shiny fur and bones and strong muscles.
The best food is a combination of raw food and / or cooked with a balanced nutrition throughout the day. There are many books and recipes that can help you find the optimal diet for your dog.
It is good food to be recommended or confirmed by a veterinary MEDIVA. This can extend the dog's life.
There have been studies that have shown that there is a link between diet, longevity and health of the dog. Dogs have a healthy diet lived an average two years longer.
Description Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever is a medium sized dog, robust, well proportioned, with a relatively round head, more than long and wide eyes in shades of cream and gold, with dark eyelashes.
BOT is conical, but wider, fitted with a black nose. Front arrest is obvious. The ears are medium sized, triangular and pendulous, falling to approximately the jaw.
Neck and thighs are muscular. The chest is deep. The tail is long, but never curled, covered with a heavy coat, which gives the appearance of a flag.
Waterproof outer hair is thick, dense and soft, though not too silky. Fluff is relatively dense fur. As the name suggests breed, coat color is golden or a golden shade close by.
Longer hair a lighter shade, known as the ridge is present on the back of the forelegs and thigh, abdomen, neck and anterior half of the bottom (top) of the tail.
Reddish fur is considered to be an anomaly. Golden Retriever adult has a height at the withers of 56-61 cm and 51-56 cm from male to female and weighs 27-36 kg and 25-32 kg male to female.
Behavior Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever is a popular hunting breed in Scotland. Golden Retriever have hit consistently tops the list of the most beloved pet dogs for families.
Often associated with children and suburban life, and their love of the water and the innate ability rescuers recovered, Golden Retriever are also excellent partners in the hunting. Golden retriever was one of the top races in 2005.
Golden Retriever is a lively and affectionate companion with a personality calina. If it were not for medium sized Golden Retriever as "lap dogs".
Although generally not a noisy dog, this pet announces the arrival of visitors. Very easily trained and trained, Golden Retriever is always patient and gentle with children. They are loyal, cute and always willing to do to please its master.
Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, Golden Retriever dog has diminished protective instincts. Although unlikely to attack the Golden is a good watchdog, barking sound when any stranger approaching.
This dog must always be the center of attention of men to be completely happy. If people isolated or left alone for long periods, the Golden can become mischievous and disobedient. Can be exuberant and destructive when bored.
Among Golden Retriever talents include: hunting, taking all, recovery of various items, narcotics detection, guidance of persons with disabilities (blind, deaf, etc.), agility and acumen.
Dogs are very good swimmers.
Training Golden Retriever
Golden Retreiver site is an intelligent and very trainable. Besides the fact that they are excellent hunters, this breed was trained to accompany disabled persons (guide dogs for the blind).
Golden Retriever are also used for drug detection and search and rescue actions.
Golden Retriever is an excellent companion dog for families with children or other pets. This dog is a choice for those who have first demonstrating that a pet owner is able to care for a dog the size and strength to.
Will be happy to live in an apartment, it will be given enough time to move. They are relatively active indoors and can settle at least a medium sized yard.
Characteristics Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever hunting on land and who are allowed to swim require special attention. Running through the woods can cause small foreign bodies such as thistles and other plants under the eyelids or ears.
Surface of the eye or ear can become irritated and inflamed dog.
Golden Retriever should also benefit from regular brushing with bristles brush once a day if possible, paying particular attention fluff deep often.
Brushing helps maintain a healthy and shiny fur of the dog and diminish hair loss. This is also an opportune moment to reveal any bribes hair can be unpleasant for your dog companion.
Late that is safer long dog fur should be removed by a professional groomer or veterinarian. In periods of shedding hair should be brushed often.
Grooming coat will be dry or bathing with soap only when necessary. Golden Retriever requires daily exercise worshiping retrieve balls or other toys.
Thus, the movement required is very easy to provide. This dog should be walked enough, but not fed in excess, as it has a tendency to overweight.
Health Golden Retriever
In general, the Golden Retriever is a dog with reduced health risks.
However, the following diseases or disorders have been reported: torsion (dilation) stomach, a condition suddenly threatening the dog's life, associated filling your stomach with air and twist its hip dysplasia, a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis, herewith epilepsy, a disorder of the nervous system that can evolve at the age of 2-5 years.
Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can lead to vision loss over time. Diabetes is a condition associated with an insufficient pancreatic insulin.
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid inward rolling of the edge off them. Genes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball, which can lead to more serious problems. Other diseases that are predisposed cancer, Von Willebrand disease, heart problems and birth defects of the eye.
Can make various skin allergies and are prone to obesity if not fed properly.
When the puppy comes from a line in which both parents were rated as having no problems hip dysplasia or eye problems, then the possibility the animal to suffer from hip dysplasia and eye problems is largely reduced.
Average life OF THE Golden Retriever is 9-15 years.
They reach an average age of 12 years although it happens to live to the age of 16-17 years old.