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A close look at Golden Retriever

Are you thinking about taking a Golden Retriever into your care, but you don’t know if this breed is right for you? In this entry, I try to bring the characteristics of this breed a bit closer. I focus on the appearance of these dogs and their character and disposition. I hope this helps you make the right decision.

Golden Retriever

There is no denying that the Golden Retriever is one of the most beautiful dog breeds. His shiny coat with a Golden shade makes it impossible to pass by this dog indifferently. However, what is a Golden Retriever like, what are its typical character traits, and what is the visual pattern of this breed? If you want to know the answer to this question, I have prepared the most important information about this breed, especially for you.

Why is it worth researching the selected breed before we decide to take care of a pet? First, you should be sure that this is the right breed for you. Pay special attention to the character of the dog.

Unfortunately, many future dog owners choose a dog breed because of the appearance of the quadruped. That is a big mistake because we should mainly focus on the pet’s temperament and needs. It may turn out that the dog we liked so much is a very demanding breed, and we cannot provide him with what he needs.

Characteristics of the Golden Retriever’s appearance

We can undoubtedly include Golden Retrievers in the group of larger dogs. Dogs of this breed reach a height at the withers between 50 and 60 cm, depending on whether they are a male or a female. Their weight varies between 25 and 35 kg in an adult dog.

First, I think it is worth mentioning that the Golden Retriever is a breed similar in appearance and character to the Labrador breed. A similar structure and personification characterize dogs.

A characteristic feature of Golden is a beautiful, longer, shiny coat with a golden shade. Hence the name of this breed. The fur is incredibly soft and pleasant to the touch. Dogs of this breed have floppy ears adjacent to the head, which has a somewhat oblong shape.

An important symmetry of their figure characterizes dogs of this breed. The length of the paws is proportional to the body. Golden tails are long and fluffy. Dark, large eyes make dogs of this breed look lovely and friendly.

What is the nature of the Golden Retriever?

First, it is worth emphasizing that Golden Retrievers are considered amiable dogs. They have a very gentle personality, making them a dog breed that will work well in a home where children grow up. In the entry, which you can find HERE, I also talk about other species that get along well with children.

Goldens love company. They feel good among people. Therefore, if guests often come to your home, this will be the right breed for you. They find themselves well even among newly met people. Human contact is significant to them, so the dog will try to attract attention by inviting them to play together or stroke.

That is a breed of dog that is very attached to his owners. Spending time with his family is very important to him. Therefore, when choosing a Golden, consider how much time you can spend with him during the day.

Dogs of this breed feel calm and safe when their guardian is with them at home. They don’t expect constant attention but need to feel your presence right next to them. Therefore, your Golden will feel comfortable and good if you have a remote job.

The Golden Retriever is a dog breed that likes sports and outdoor activities. It is a way to use the energy latent in him. These dogs especially like swimming, so as soon as they are near a body of water, they will try to convince you that playing together in the water is a great idea.

If you like sports and spending time actively, the Golden Retriever will be a good breed for you. He will be happy to spend time with you during physical exertion. Have you been thinking about a morning jog for some time? Running with your dog is a great thing.

Golden Retriever breed health and care

Due to their beautiful, lush, bright coat, Goldens will require regular care. First of all, it is essential to brush your dog systematically, at least once a week. Otherwise, the dog’s fur may tangle, which can cause pain and discomfort when trying to comb it later.

The right choice of care cosmetics plays an important role. To keep the dog’s coat shiny and soft, we should equip ourselves with a washing shampoo and conditioners designed to care for this type of hair.

Golden Retrievers are not sickly dogs. Due to the love of dogs for spending time actively, as a result of too much physical activity, they may have problems with the hip or elbow joint. That is why it is crucial to ensure that your dog has a healthy balance between sport and recovery after exercise.

In the case of this breed, it is also good to have your dog’s eyes under constant control. Unfortunately, there is a risk of cataracts or problems with the retina in Golden Retrievers.

What accessories to choose for a Golden Retriever

As I mentioned before, Goldens love to spend time actively. Therefore, you need to make sure that your dog has all kinds of toys at his disposal. I recommend those with a rustling refill that will undoubtedly interest your Golden.

The REX dog toy from Bowl&Bone Republic is a mascot perfect for independent play and time together that you can spend with your pet.

After an active day, your Golden Retriever will need sleep to recuperate fully. Therefore, it is crucial to provide the dog with a comfortable and comfortable bed. How to choose a bed that will meet your dog’s needs and requirements? I refer you to the post where I tell you how to choose the best bed for your dog. You can find it HERE.

If you want to be sure that your canine will fully rest after an active day, I recommend choosing an exceptionally comfortable URBAN bed from Bowl&Bone Republic. It is already a cult product of this brand, available in many colours.

A perfect solution is to choose a bed and pillow set from the same line. As for my dog, this solution works very well. In the bedroom, there is an URBAN bed in graphite colour, and in the living room, there is a pillow from this line in the same shade.

For me, the functionality of my pet’s accessories plays a vital role and their appearance.

Golden Retriever is a cute dog

There is no denying that Goldens are amiable and cheerful dogs. No dog lover will be indifferent when meeting a quadruped of this breed on his way.

Goldens are not only beautiful but also very intelligent. That breed is best for work as a guide dog precisely because of its ease of acquiring knowledge and friendly attitude towards people and other animals.

What’s your Golden Retriever like? Maybe you are just thinking about choosing this breed? Let me know in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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