Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Early History
Chapter 2 Fascinating Features & Care
Chapter 3 Amazing Golden Retriever facts
Conclusion A Family's best friend
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"A dog is man's best friend, and vice versa."
Golden Retrievers are considered 'the perfect family pet.' They are charming, warm, tolerant, versatile, intelligent and very friendly. A large size dog breed, they were originally bred as gun dogs and used during hunting to help "retrieve" game like ducks and waterfowl.
As the name indicates, "retrievers" were used to "retrieve" things but their athletic skills go beyond hunting. For one thing, Retrievers love the water. It is almost instinctive to them and they will not hesitate to get wet.
They thrive on activities that give them something to do. It can be a nice game of fetch, some fun at the beach, running around the yard or racing across an open field.
Although bred as a part of working dogs, Golden retrievers are one of the top ten most popular dog breeds today. They are also well known for their participation in conformation shows. And this versatile nature extends beyond dog shows and into the home.
For example, Golden Retrievers are used as guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for those who are impaired. Their skills include search and rescue and detection dogs.
They love to play but this does not mean they are not trainable. Retrievers love to learn new things, so training your dog to accept new commands is a breeze!
When it comes to relationships, the Retriever's gentle and patient demeanor makes them an excellent companion for children, and their affectionate nature will endear them to the entire family.
Although exercise is required for this breed, it can enjoy calm indoor activities as well. And its tranquil nature makes it a delight no matter where you may be.
For these reasons and many more, Golden Retrievers are highly recommended as a loyal and faithful companion. Their steadfast obedient and loyal nature is not only deserving of the title "man's best friend" but also... "Best family friend!"
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