The breed of dogs was a golden retriever for hunting, but it's even better to love people than to give the host a shot game. For most people, the Golden Retriever is offered only by an abandoned ball, since it is much more often taken as a member of the family. Golden are very energetic and cheerful creatures, and therefore the owners need to train their hands in advance in order to throw this ball as far as possible and to wear the dog physically. Be ready for active walking. Golden retrievers occupy the fourth place in the list of the most intelligent breeds of dogs, but if they do not receive enough physical exertion, they will become poorly obedient, chew on furniture and shudder in the house or in the courtyard.
The character of the golden retriever is friendly and flexible. These dogs will love all family members, with patience they will react to the antics of young children and with joyful wagging of the tail they will meet the guests who come to the house. For outsiders, the retriever will be happy, but because the breed is not suitable for the role of guard and is not designed to protect the owner. But they bark a little, which will seem a plus for those who bark heavily.
Breed standard (short).
51-61 см. Growth of a male: 51-61 cm.
51-56 см. Height of a bitch: 51-56 cm.
26-42 кг. The weight of the dog is 26-42 kg.
25-37 кг. Weight of a bitch: 25-37 kg.
The price for a Golden Retriever puppy.
до 300$. "With hands": up to $ 300.
от 500$. PET-class: from $ 500.
от 650$ до 900$. BRID-class: from $ 650 to $ 900.
около 1000$. SHOW-class: about 1000 $.
Care and maintenance.
ниже среднего. Complexity of care: below average.
2-4 раза в год (по мере загрязнения). How many times to bathe: 2-4 times a year (in process of pollution).
в доме (квартире). Preferred living conditions: in the house (apartment).
11-13 лет. Lifespan: 11-13 years.
Великобритания. Country: United Kingdom.
1913 г. Date of birth of the breed: 1913.
Группа 8. Group FCI: Group 8.
Секция 1. Section FCI: Section 1.
111. FCI No. 111.
Education and training:
низкая. Complexity of education: low.
низкая. Complexity of training: low.
с 10-12 лет. You can deal with a child with: from 10-12 years.
Purpose of the breed.
охота. Primary purpose: hunting.
как и прежде, голдены помогают хозяевам в охоте, однако большинство особей просто служат друзьями людям. Where it is used now: as before, the Goldenes help the owners in the hunt, but most individuals simply serve friends.
Attitude towards living beings.
дружелюбное. Strangers: friendly.
очень хорошее. Children living in the family: very good.
очень хорошее. Animals: very good.
Level of activity and paddock:
очень высокая. The need for activity: very high.
очень высокая. Playfulness: very high.
не менее 1,5-2 часа/день. Duration of walking: not less than 1,5-2 hours / day.
голдены обожают активность, и с радостью примут участие в игре, затеянной хозяином. Intensity of walking: Golden adores activity, and will happily take part in the game started by the owner.
Friendly to all living things.
Always cheerful and playful.
Excellent yield to training.
Require serious physical exertion.
Wool will quickly lose its attractive appearance if it is not taken care of.
Ideal companions for:
Large family with children.
Single people or fans of running / active sports.
Bad choice for:
Those who need a defender or guard.
The character of the golden retriever is very friendly, affectionate and playful. They like to be among the members of their pack, to walk with them for a long time and to take part in joint active games. It's good for gold people to treat outsiders that does not make them good watchdogs, but if you often receive guests or walk among people in the park, for example, then the breed will be a good choice. True, you need to pay attention to the wool, which without care will not have an attractive appearance. This is especially true after walking in unfavorable weather, during which the dogs do not take much care of their appearance and soon become like ordinary poochs, rather than noble breed. Also, you should seriously train yourself: golden retrievers are one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs, they are easy to train and like to perform commands, but without training they themselves will not perform them. The ill-bred Golden will turn your life into a total trouble.
If your family has children, then even an adult golden will treat them well. He will stand the children's pranks stubbornly, and in case he is hurt, he will simply walk away from a small threat. However, it is better to monitor the communication of the baby and dog of any breed and age. Leaving the dog and the child alone is not advisable until the latter learns to behave properly with the animal. Even if you are confident in your chetverolapom friend, it is better to perebdit and track the contact of a young child and a dog.
It is not difficult to take care of Golden's wool, although it will often have to be done, since it is plentiful and it is thick. Get a brush for wool and regularly (once a day or two) comb it out. If you do not do this, the luxurious fur will be stuck in lumps, and the drop will decorate all the interior items with clothes in the house. Actually, even with proper care it will not be possible to completely get rid of the wool on things. Then you need to either carefully comb out the pet, or to get a good vacuum cleaner (washing, for example), so that it was easier to collect the fallen hair. The main care for a golden retriever for a host will be reduced to the need for sufficient time for walking, the obligation to maximally exhaust the dog physically. Golden needs about 2 hours of walking with the ability to properly frolic. In order to make it easier to take the extra accumulated energy, buy a slingshot or make an inexpensive sling that will help throw the same tennis ball at a decent distance.
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Feed the retriever as well as feed the dogs of all other breeds, that is, there are no special features in nutrition. Since you have a new life in your house, you should decide what you will feed this life: dry food or natural. Mixing drying and naturalalku not recommended, it is better to choose one thing. Over time, it will be possible to switch to a different kind of feeding, but it should be done gradually, that is, you can not abruptly switch from dry food to natural and vice versa.
If you decide to buy drying, then take the food related to the premium sigment, otherwise it is better to feed with natural food. In cheap food put God knows what, and it should not be taken at all. Quality food can be even more profitable than cooked independently, especially for residents of large cities. In general, it's up to the owners to feed the pet. The main thing do not think that only in a dry stern the dog will receive all the most necessary for her organism, as if making up a diet independently the owner will necessarily miss something and the dog will not receive valuable vitamins. As you gain experience, you will be able to make the right diet and your dog will bloom on natural food as a rose on a fertile soil.
Training a golden retriever for a beginner will seem difficult. Although retrievers are one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs in the world, these dogs will direct their sharp mind not to fulfill the master's commands, but to not fulfill them and get the desired delicacy. Rather, what the dog will do during training depends on the owner, but if the owner is inexperienced, then the dog will take advantage of this. Be persistent, and even in the first lesson there will be visible results, and after 1.5-2 months the dog will ideally perform all the most necessary commands. These include the commands "lie", "sit", "place", excerpt, "to me", "fu", "next", "give", "aport". The last two are not so necessary in everyday life, however, the retrievers of the dog are active, hence, the masters should think about intensive walking. It will also be needed to make the dog obedient during training. The fact is that the dog walking will be much calmer and more focused during the development of the teams. Therefore, give at least 15-25 minutes for active paddock before starting training classes.
Raising a Golden Retriever puppy should start from the moment of its appearance in the house, and it is necessary to prepare the upbringing even before such a significant event. First, learn about the rules of the education of the dog, that is, how to behave with her, so that she considers you the main thing. This is written in the section "Puppy Education". Then learn to explain to the puppy what he can do in the house (or in the yard), and what can not. Teaching to the toilet, weaning to gnaw, pick up from the floor, biting the master's hands, jumping paws at a meeting and generally teaching the norms of behavior is education. All this puppy will quickly learn, but how fast it depends only on the owner. Even such a clever breed as Golden can not assimilate all the necessary commands and norms of behavior at once. It will take time.
Start education yourself, using the advice of the site - they are enough to raise an obedient dog. To train a dog is better at the cynologist, as self-training is not a simple matter. He also gets advice on education. However, no one interferes with trying to train yourself, or to agree with a cynologist to attend a lesson with less emphasis on self-education. So you will save money, although you will have to invest more.
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