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Golden Retriever


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Golden Retriever
The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described in the standard as kindly, friendly and confident. They are not one man dogs and are generally equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. Their trusting, gentle disposition therefore makes them a poor guard dog.

Any form of unprovoked aggression or hostility towards either people, dogs or other animals, whether in the show ring or community, is completely unacceptable in a Golden Retriever and is not in keeping with the character of the breed and as such is considered a serious fault. Nor should a Golden Retriever be unduly timid or nervous.

The typical Golden Retriever is calm, naturally intelligent and biddable, with an exceptional eagerness to please. They love pleasing their owners as well as getting along with strangers.


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nina maunder

"i love dogs :p"

sarah

"I love Goldens! They are cute!"

carman

"I LOVE GOLDEN retriver they are the best dogs ever and there my favorite animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Golden Retriever Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Golden Retriever
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
61cm (24in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
34kg (75lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Gun Dog