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What Are The Characteristics Of Golden Retrievers?

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What Are The Characteristics Of Golden Retrievers?

Life Span: 10-13 years
Special Skills: Known for ability as water and land retrieval
Suitability with Children: Yes
Suitability with Other Pets: Yes
Living Conditions: Although they will require regular exercise, Goldens are adaptable to nearly any living condition.
Trainability: Will do well as a family pet or hunting and retrieving dog as they are extremely easy to train
Intelligence: Highly intelligent coupled with good instincts
Exercise Required: Medium to High
Cost of Maintenance: Low to Medium
Common Ailments: Prone to skin allergies which may require long-term care. Most notably prone to hip dysplasia as well as eye problems, such as genital eye defect that can result in the loss of vision.
Breed Characteristics: Just an absolutely delightful family dog that seems to always be wagging his tail and romping around with a satisfied expression. His entire demeanor appears happy, with a beautiful long and feathered light yellow to dark golden coat, floppy ears that frame the face and a long distinct muzzle. The long coat will require regular brushing, although Goldens to not shed excessively. The Golden Retriever has a well-proportioned body with a beautiful stance, weighing an average of 70-80 pounds and standing 22-24 inches tall.

Keep in mind that while the Golden Retriever is a large dog, he absolutely does not care to guard or watch the home. He will bark at strangers, but is happiest when they pet him and just wants to be part of the family. A very intelligent dog, he loves to please his owners, is extremely easy to train without a great deal of reinforcement, but may get greedy and only do tricks for treats. This is a perfect dog for owners looking to purchase a large dog that will be absolutely trustworthy around children. Although Golden Retrievers do not beg for exercise, they do enjoy fetching and regular walks.