Who doesn’t love dogs?
There are innumerable dog breeds out there and each of them is unique with its features and history.
Let’s put a spotlight on one of the cutest dog breeds – English Golden Retrievers. This four-legged gentle and well-groomed companion is a favorite pet for all ages.
• Golden Retriever is a Crossbreed
This breed is originated from a Water Spaniel, which is wiped out these days. The offspring were mixed with Bloodhound, a Yellow Flat-Coated Retriever, and many other retrievers, and then only Golden Retriever came into existence.
• Types of English Golden Retriever
Golden retrievers although look very similar but the breed veritably has three colors golden, light golden, and dark golden, moreover three different types Canadian, American, and English. They fall under the same breed but slightly differ from each other. You can differentiate on the basis of build and color. Canadian and American Golden retrievers likely to have the same kind of build, but Canadian retrievers possess thin coat than the Americans. Whereas, when we talk about English golden retrievers, they have sturdy build than others and also likely to have light golden to white color. Doesn’t matter which Golden retriever you have, they’ll have a pleasant temperament and are famous for their calm and friendly nature.
• Bred for Hunting Wildfowl
Since the Golden retriever possesses a sturdy build, they have high pain tolerance and endurance. They are often bred for hunting purposes that could traverse both land and water.
• Excellent Scent Ability
Retrievers name suggests they were meant to be hunting dogs to retrieve felled game in the field. Hence they have an amazingly powerful sense of smell. Nowadays, these days are rarely used for hunting purposes but mostly working as bomb sniffers, and are helping in search and rescue purposes.
• One of the Smartest Dogs
The golden retriever is the best example of beauty and brains. These dogs certainly have it all. These friendly dogs are also very quick-witted and intelligent. They are considered to be the fourth smartest breed of dogs.
The golden retrievers entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the loudest bark, measured at 113.1 decibels i.e. 3 decibels louder than a buzzing chainsaw. There is one record for holding most tennis balls in the mouth that is held by a golden retriever.
• A Presidential Favorite
While in office, US President Ford and President Reagan liked Golden retrievers to be around. “Victory” was one of the dogs President Reagan owned in the White House. “Liberty” was patriotically named and belonged to President Gerald Ford. She even gave birth to puppies in the White House.
• Obedient Nature
This breed has an intrinsic need to give pleasure to their owners to grow love, affection, acceptance, and appreciation. The golden retriever is a great choice if you’re seeking an obedient pet. You’ll find many golden retrievers possess stronger work ethics than human beings. Additionally, they are easy to train, and they are reliable and consistent.
English Cream Golden Retrievers are recognized for their golden good looks and their affectionate temperament. Nowadays, golden retrievers are not only good family pets, but they are also popular as assistance dogs for the blind and disabled. They are hardworking, compliant, and easy to train, and are good swimmers. Still thinking if you should go for a Golden Retriever? Get one home already!