Cute, cute, loveable puppies to affectionate, friendly, loyal and intelligent companions; the love affair that individuals have had with dogs is never more deserved and understandable then with the Golden Retriever. There are many interesting facts about this specific breed of dog. To begin with, the Golden Retriever was developed from the British Isles to be a hunting dog and they have a unique capability for detection and assist work.
There are several types of retrievers; the Golden is a type of gun dog and it is the most popular breed in the world.
The strain is widely used and sought-after for various service-related works. They have an intelligence and temperament that make them the best candidates for almost all the services that people need. They have been trained for detective work and police help. They’ve been taught rescue and search and arson detection skills. They’re used for therapy and as guide dogs for blind men and women. Handicapped people also enjoy the assistance they give.
They are good natured, affable, affectionate, lively, highly intelligent and very gentle dogs. They respond well to positive reinforcement and praise and are oriented on fun and food. They are dependable and obedient when trained and they are the most multi-talented breed on the planet. The Golden Retriever is quite sociable; they were especially bred in order to be friends and companions for humans. Because they are cuddly, cute, sweet and good-natured they make excellent companions for the elderly and are an ideal choice in pets for families with little children.
Together with these details about the Golden Retriever, there are also some fun facts and trivia about the breed. Golden Retrievers have a mouth that is extremely soft; they could retrieve many different things unharmed and undamaged, including living things. They’ve a love of water that’s instinctual which you will not find true of different breeds of dogs. Thought their love of the water makes them easier to wash, the Golden’s fur is actually quite resistant to water and this can make the task more of a challenge.
Since Golden Retrievers were bred specifically to be human companions, a Golden that’s deprived of the companionship will act out, become hyperactive or stressed. A companion dog, such as another golden retriever, may alleviate some of the impacts of loneliness, but retrievers were made for human companionship and they thrive on it. Aside from human companionship, they also require a whole lot of exercise. They are highly active and energetic dogs and, if not given a proper quantity of exercises daily, may become ill. The favorite game of the Golden Retriever is”catch;” simply toss something far away and allow them to chase down it, retrieve it and bring it back to you for a reward of lots of praise.
A couple final interesting facts about the Golden Retriever; they have a greater tolerance for pain that many other breeds and The USA’s 38th President, Gerald Ford, owned a Golden Retriever named Liberty.