Dog Overview

The golden retriever is from United Kingdom, more specifically Scotland . Born around 1850 with the search for a hunting dog that was able to not hurt the dam. For this reason we see him hunting and tracking skills. Also it is known as golden retriever.

Because of its versatility and intelligence is one of the breeds most popular worldwide . Currently, besides being an excellent dog pet dog you have skills as support for people with physical disabilities, for hunting, as a police dog or firefighter and even as a rescue dog.


Like any dog, golden retriever should be socialized with people and pets early age. They do not require a complex education such as other races that require a more experienced leader. The golden be willing to obey without problems. It is perfectly adapted to living with children and other animals .

Except in specific cases the golden usually a good and obedient dog.


This rated No. 4 of the most intelligent breeds as Stanley Coren. If you adopt a golden retriever as a pet and you spend time and perseverance have at your side a dog will know how many orders and tasks.

The golden is a dog that besides its wonderful character will bring us want to interact. This breed enjoy with various daily activities especially if they receive some reward. Swimming, pick up the newspaper or games with different dolls will exercise both your physical and your mind.

It is a good dog for activities such as Agility , helping people with physical disabilities , functions makes therapeutic or rescue and even sniffer drug .


Physical appearance

This is a strong dog and large in size. There are two types of golden retriever with some differences we find the British and the American-Canadian . As basic differences we can say that the British have the wider snout, deeper chest and slightly shorter tail. It is heavier than its American cousin showing angulation in the hindquarters of the dog and slanted eyes. The head is large and the body, which appears robust and athletic.

It has a medium-long fur generally smooth, golden and water repellent color. In Canada we find darker copies but all follow a line of light shades like gold or cream, never red or mahogany color.


The golden retriever dog character is a friendly, affable and energetic . It has a good temperament and mentally is an agile dog. Very loyal to their owners show them his intelligence, adaptability, docility … And it has a great will to please. All these qualities describe the best balance bikes¬†and make it unique and special.

They are not one-person dogs tend to be kind to strangers and for that reason they are not used as watchdogs. Overall not shown aggressive, timid or hostile.


Like any dog breed should regularly visit your veterinarian to make revisions and relevant vaccination clinic. They suffer some genetic disorders and other diseases such as:

  • Hip dysplasia or elbow
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy

Most of these diseases develop in individuals older, still we must be aware of health of our golden retriever and be careful with food because they are extremely greedy and will do everything in its power to get premies them.


The golden can adapt to live in an apartment or a house without a problem. What is critical is that you get your necessary dose of exercise spread over three rides daily . It is a very active dog.

Hair golden retriever will need brushing a few times a week and offer greater care in times of shedding hair (spring and fall). The bathroom should be every 2 or 3 months, for that reason we recommend to search for long-term pipettes.

The diet should be balanced and consistent exercise the dog do, so you always have fresh and plentiful drinking water.