Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted January 6, 2014
Whenever I hear the name "Golden retreiver" a bunch of pictures go through my head at the same time. There are no words to describe how loyeal this breed is. I have trained 2 dogs of this breed a long time ago when I was a teen and got interested in dog´s behaviour. Let me tell you, from my experience the golden retreiver is an amazing dog who will always be ready to play with you.
This breed has a great gift to play with children and to take care of them. If you have kids at home and you want a big playfull dog, this might be a good choice.
You do have to remember some things... First of all Golden Retreivers unlike Labrador Retreivers tend to have more energy and do not seem to adapt well to stay indoors most of the time. They need a lot of exercise. Also I must warn you!!!! It is in their instict to jump and jump and jump and jump... and jump. So if you are looking for a dog to stay home with you all day long, I would not recommend this breed, instead take a look at the lab.
Golden Retreivers tend to learn really fast, they are always pleased to learn something new, they want to make you happy, they want you to play with them and as you might guess by the name of the breed: They love to retreive objects. This is a great idea if you wanna teach tricks to your golden, try teaching them to pick up things around the house and to bring them back to you. Also you might notice at some point that whenever they are happy they pick up whatever is on the floor and start jumping around with it.
Great dog, great friend but not recommended for indoors or to stay alone a long period of time.