Get The Scoop On Golden Retrievers

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Considering a Golden Retriever? While every dog is an individual, it can’t hurt to know a few things about the breed’s reputation before deciding to make one part of your family. For the Golden in a nutshell, check out our list of highlights below. And for an-depth look at the history and personality of this type of dog, take a look at our Golden Retriever breed profile.

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Goldens… the good stuff

  • These dogs are exceptionally affectionate and people oriented. Typically, they want nothing more than to hang out with their human family.
  • Great with kids and friendly toward strangers and other dogs, Goldens are a good choice for first-time dog owners.
  • Golden Retrievers are intelligent and like to please, making them relatively easy to train.
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    (Picture Credit: Getty Images)

Goldens… don’t say we didn’t warn you

  • Some Goldens don’t do well with long stretches by themselves and should not be left alone for hours on end.
  • Golden Retrievers are highly energetic and quite playful. They require a lot of exercise to be kept happy (not to mention, manageable).
  • Goldens can be mouthy. Start training bite inhibition early.
  • Did we mention there may be some drooling issues?

There are Golden Retriever rescue groups across the country who would love to help you find the right dog for you!

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue

Golden Retriever Rescue Of Central New York