We’re going to talk about the 3rd most popular dog breed in the United States. Yes, that’s right; we are talking about the lovely Golden Retriever. First bred in Scotland in the 1800s by a reputable Lord Tweedmouth, Golden Retrievers are cute, cuddly, and oh so beautiful.
So we are going to celebrate this dog breed with our list of 10 amazing facts about Golden Retrievers. The perfect medium-sized dog, Goldies are a mixture between Wavy-Coated Retrievers and English Water Spaniels. Let’s learn more about these lovable and loving doggies. Be sure to read on for an excellent list about these pups!
Golden Retrievers – Fun Facts
1 Agile Athletes
Golden Retrievers make great competitors in agility dog competitions.
2 A Versatile Breed
Golden Retrievers are used as therapy dogs, hunting dogs, and track and sniff dogs.
3 A Golden Retriever’s Lifespan
These dogs live about 10 to 15 years (or 91 dog years.)
4 Run, Run, Run!
Golden Retriever owners need a large yard so the dog can run and play.
5 Goldies Aren’t Guard Dogs
Due to their friendly demeanor, this dog breed doesn’t make a good guard dog.
6 They’re Strong Swimmers
Don’t be surprised if your Golden Retriever jumps into the pool!
7 The Ideal Family Dog
This dog breed is great with families, kids, and the elderly.
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8 Super Shedders
Pet owners take note: Golden Retrievers shed a lot of hair.
9 Top of the Class
This dog breed is among the top 4 most intelligent dog breeds ever.
10 Gentle Giants
Golden Retrievers were bred to have soft mouths so they could retrieve fragile objects.
11 They are sensitive
Let’s keep going with more bonus tidbits about Golden Retrievers. These dogs are extremely sensitive and seem to feel their owner’s emotions. They also get separation anxiety, so don’t go away for too long!
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