Golden Retriever: Symbol Of Loyalty and Friendship
The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in America with an estimated number between half a million to a million followed by Labrador Retriever. Golden Retrievers was the third most popular dog breed in the United States in 2021-2022. In Canada and the United Kingdom, Golden Retriever is the most popular dog breed.
Golden Retriever was originated in Scotland in the 19th century. It was brought to England and later to America in the early 20th century. At that time, Blind people used it as a guide dog. Later it was used in World War ll as a search and rescue dog. In the 1990s Golden Retriever became one of the most popular dog breeds in America.
Details about Golden Retriever :
A large Dog breed.
Height: Male Dog: 23-24 inches and
Female Dog: 21.5-22.5 inches.
Weight: Male Dog: 65-75 pounds.
Female Dog: 55-65 pounds.
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
Golden Retriever puppy price: $1,000 to $3,000
Coat: Double coat, medium to long.
Color: Light cream to Rich gold.
Temperament: Known for being friendly, gentle, playful, outgoing, and intelligent dogs.
Training: Golden Retrievers are highly intelligent dogs and can be easily trained. However, the owners should be patient and consistent if the dog is stubborn.
Grooming: Golden Retrievers require regular grooming and exercise. They should be brushed and bathed every week. They also need a lot of exercise, at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise each day.
Top 5 states in America with the most estimated number of Golden retrievers:
New York: 91,300
These states all have warm weather and plenty of outdoor space which is good for a pet.
Golden Retriever Food:
Some safe food items:
Protein: The first ingredient in protein-containing food should be real meat, such as chicken, beef, lamb, or turkey which is good for supporting muscle mass.
Grains: Brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, and oats are good sources of fiber and other nutrients.
Vegetables and fruits: Carrots, peas, blueberries, and apples are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to protect cells from damage and support overall health.
Omega fatty acids: food that contains omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA are good for healthy skin and coat.
Glucosamine and chondroitin: Glucosamine and chondroitin are important for joint health.
Probiotics: Probiotics can help to support gut health and immune function.
Some Avoidable foods:
Chocolate, Grapes and raisins, Macadamia nuts, Onions and garlic, Avocado, Milk and dairy products, and salty foods.
Average annual spending on a Golden Retriever :
Average annual spending by the owner is around $1200 to $2000 of which-
Food Cost: $700
Vet Care: $500
Grooming & Training Cost: $200
Other Expenses: $200
Interesting facts about Golden Retriever :
• Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century as hunting dogs.
• They are considered to be one of the smartest and favorite dog breeds for learning tricks.
• They are known for their friendly, gentle temperament, slobbery kisses, and golden smile.
• They have the softest mouth in the animal kingdom.
• They are often used as therapy dogs, watchdogs, search and rescue dogs, and guide dogs for the blind.
• They enjoy playing fetch and swimming.
• President Ford’s dog-Liberty and President Reagan’s dog-Victory are popular golden retrievers.
Pros and Cons of owning a Golden Retriever:
• Friendly and gentle
• Intelligent and easy to train
• Good with children and other pets
• Loves to play and be active
• Good watchdogs (but not guard dogs)
• Generally healthy breed
• High energy level
• Sheds a lot
• Can be expensive to care for
• Prone to certain health conditions – hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cancer, etc.
• Not good guard dogs.
The best thing about Golden Retrievers is their loyalty and their loving nature. Anyone, who is prepared to provide them with the care they need, will make a loyal and loving companion for many years to come.
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