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Ginger

Golden Retriever

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

3/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

2/5

Ginger

By

United States

Posted April 20, 2016

My family got Ginger when I was 17. She was a puppy. I don't know if we got her from a professional breeder or not, but she was a full golden retriever. She was really quiet at first, but that changed quickly. Ginger was a really rambunctious dog. She was great for my little brothers who were around 10 at the time. She had tons of energy. She loved walks. We would take her to the local nature trails and let her run loose. She loved it.
I was the one who took her to obedience school. I didn't really work. She was never going to be one of those mild mannered relaxed dogs. I don't know if it was her or the fact I was a lousy trainer. Maybe both. She had a habit of stealing food right off your plate at dinner if you weren't careful. Not good, but it made for some hilarious dinner times.
Ginger was pretty easy to groom. She would shed, but with regular brushing it wasn't too bad.
I don't know if it was a Golden Retriever trait or if it was just her, but she could be a handful. She like interaction. If you're a single person looking for a mild mannered dog, a golden like Ginger may not be the way to go. If you're a family with kids a Golden just might be perfect.

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