Golden Retriever Characteristics and Care

Golden Retriever Characteristics and Care

The Golden Retriever attracts all eyes with its cuteness, friendliness and playfulness. This adorable medium-sized breed wins hearts with its soft and eye-catching body in light brown and cream tones. It has an athletic and strong structure. With its strong front and hind legs, it has the ability to move and hunt in water as well as on land. It has smooth or wavy fluffy fur. The friendly Golden Retriever becomes one of your family in a short time. Since they are smart and can follow commands, the training process can be completed in a short time depending on the order shown. They enjoy spending time with family members and are eager to please their owner. Golden Retrievers love to be loved and show their love.

Personality and Character Traits

Golden Retrievers, whether male or female, have a muscular, athletic body under their fur. They have a calm, sweet, gentle and playful temperament. It is a complete family dog with its brown eyes that look around lovingly. They get along well with people, children and other pets. Gentle and affectionate, Goldens are ideal companions for all family members and children. They do not have a perfect guarding and high protective instinct. However, as they are loyal companions, they have the instinct to protect their owners in case of danger.

Since they are a harmonious breed, their training and care do not cause much difficulty for their owners. Being easy to train and care for shortens the time it takes for both the family and the Golden to get used to each other. It can be more encouraging for your dog if the training is shaped according to your dog’s interest and interest from time to time and progresses with a reward system. The Golden Retriever is a dog that loves to be loved and can show its love to its owner. For this reason, it is observed that he tries to successfully return to his owner’s training and to please him.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers do not make much noise or bark in the home environment. Generally, howling and barking situations are seen at a minimum level and in certain situations, which we can call as a warning. The Golden Retriever, which can sleep between 10 and 12 hours a day, is a species that is suitable for weight gain. Therefore, their nutrition and activities should be given the necessary importance.

It is necessary to allocate a certain period of time to walk and play games with the Golden Retriever during the day. You can socialize your dog by visiting dog parks during these activities. In addition to the training you will provide, interacting with dogs and animals of different breeds under your supervision should also be part of the training. In general, Golden Retrievers are good at communicating with other pets and dogs, and in this way they can develop good habits.

Golden Retrievers approach activities such as accompanying on bike rides, catching an item and bringing it back with excitement. Golden Retrievers like to carry things from one place to another. For example, a ball, socks, slippers, soft toys, etc. These interactions determine your dog’s personality. Being a sports breed, Golden Retrievers love to move. For this reason, you should spend at least 1 hour a day with him and let him take a walk on the grass in the open area.

Golden Retriever

Loyal, playful, playful, well-mannered and obedient, the Golden Retriever can make friends for many years with a loving family and become a part of that family.

History of the Golden Retriever

There is more than one rumor about the lineage of the Golden Retriever. The most well-known of these is that the Golden Retriever descended from a Russian shepherd dog taken from the circus. In reality, the Golden Retriever breed was developed by Sir Dudley Majoribanks, known as Lord Tweedmouth. Lord Tweedmouth, who lived on the banks of the River Tweed in Scotland, is responsible for the Golden Retriever breed. Lord Tweedmounth bred animals of different breeds. He worked on these animals to perfect their breeds.

Golden Retriever

Lord Tweedmounth recorded his breeding work from 1835 to 1890. Information about the development of the Golden Retriever breed was also found among these notes. This information was shared by Lord Tweedmouth’s nephew in 1952 when he shared the recorded notes, which helped him to reach the facts from rumors.

Lord Tweedmount wanted a dog that could do well in the water, was skilled in hunting, and at the same time was loyal and could be kept at home. Between 1868 and 1872, Majoribanks bred a dog named Nous, a dog with a yellow coat, with a now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel named Belle. Nous and Belle had 4 known puppies. The puppies were then bred to different breeds.

Golden Retriever

For 50 years, Lord Tweedmouth worked to create a dog breed that was capable of hunting, loved water, was loyal and had a yellow coat that could live at home. He gave puppies with different coat colors to people around him and continued to work only on yellow-haired puppies.

Eventually, these efforts paid off. He created this Golden Retriever breed, which had the fluffy yellow hair he wanted, had the ability to hunt, had high olfactory skills, instinctively loved water, was good-natured and loyal. The Golden Retriever breed was officially recognized by The Kennel Club of England in 1920.

Golden Retriever

Starting in Scotland, the Golden Retriever has become a breed that is loved and popular all over the world for its great beauty. There are 3 subspecies of the breed, Canadian, British and American, which got this name because of their shiny, fluffy golden feathers.

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