WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING TRAITS
OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREED:
ARE YOU AWARE THAT…
Golden Retrievers need lots of exercise to keep them happy?
Goldens shed copious amounts of hair twice a year and smaller amounts throughout the year?
Goldens require regular brushing to keep the shedding and tangles under control?
Goldens need periodic grooming to prevent matting and hot spots, as well as ear infections?
Even with regular grooming, you will always have a bit of dog hair on your clothing and/or furniture?
Goldens mature slowly and some Goldens are forever puppies in attitude?
Golden Retriever puppies have a lot of energy and unless that energy is discharged through activity and interaction they can become destructive?
Goldens require a great deal of your time and attention daily?
Goldens have a real need and desire to carry things in their mouths; therefore, they will carry/chew and/or swallow whatever you leave on the floor?
They need the company and companionship of people and are happiest when they are with people? They were developed as a breed to have this characteristic.
Even though the breed is noted for being good with children, they should not be left unsupervised with small children?
Even though the breed is noted for being calm, easygoing, people-loving dogs, they are still dogs and behave like dogs?
Even though the breed is known for being well behaved and intelligent, good behavior from a Golden requires training on your part?
Some Goldens believe that they are more intelligent than their owners and can be quite stubborn?
Goldens do not come fully trained?
Goldens do not think like human beings?
Goldens learn by repetition so it is very important to be consistent when training?