Cute, adorable, loveable puppies to affectionate, friendly, loyal and intelligent companions; the romance that humans have had with dogs is never more deserved and understandable then with the Golden Retriever. There are many interesting facts about this particular breed of dog. For one thing, the Golden Retriever was developed in the British Isles to be a hunting dog and they have a special capability for detection and assistance work.
There are lots of types of retrievers; the Golden is a type of gun dog and it is the most popular breed in the world.
They have an intellect and temperament that make them the best candidates for nearly all of the services that people need. They have been trained for detective work and police assistance. They’ve been taught rescue and search and arson detection abilities. They are used for treatment and as guide dogs for blind people. Handicapped people also enjoy the assistance they give.
They are dependable and obedient when educated and they’re the most multi-talented breed in the world. The Golden Retriever is very social; they were especially bred in order to be friends and companions for humans. Since they’re cuddly, cute, sweet and good-natured they make excellent companions for the elderly and are the perfect choice in pets for families with little children.
Together with these details about the Golden Retriever, there are also some interesting facts and trivia about the breed. Golden Retrievers have a mouth that is very soft; they could retrieve many different things unharmed and undamaged, including living things. They have a love of water that is instinctual which you won’t 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, which can make the task more of a challenge.
Since Golden Retrievers were bred specifically to be human companions, a Golden that is deprived of this companionship will act out, become hyperactive or worried. A companion dog, like another golden retriever, may alleviate some of the affects of loneliness, but retrievers were created for human companionship and they thrive on it. Besides human companionship, they also need a great deal of exercise. They are highly active and energetic dogs and, if not given a proper quantity of exercises daily, may become ill. The favourite 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 intriguing facts about the Golden Retriever; they have a much higher tolerance for pain that many different breeds and The USA’s 38th President, Gerald Ford, owned a Golden Retriever named Liberty.