They remain enthusiastic and puppy like for many years, so early training is a must to teach them appropriate good manners, their minds and hearts are gentle but their bodies grow big and strong very quickly and can become over exuberant in their enthusiasm for life, they will need to be taught good manners and appropriate behaviour very quickly. They are eager to please and enjoy training but they get easily distracted by exciting sights and sounds, so you must be patient and persistent.

Grooming is essential

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They love water

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They are a hunting dog

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They will need training

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They are a big dog

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They are an active dog

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So is a Golden Retriever the right dog for you? 

Don't get a Golden if you have a small home, must keep your home immaculately clean, prefer a sedentary lifestyle or are short on time or money. They shed a lot of hair all year round, require a lot of time for exercise and are a 10 to 15 year commitment of your time and money. Golden Retrievers are adorable in their looks, temperament and personalities. The are a great family pet, life companion and friend, but you need to know and be prepared for what is involved with owning a Golden Retriever.

 

Is a Golden Retriever Right for you?

It’s no surprise that I, think Golden Retrievers are just about the best breed ever, but they are not for everyone! Please read our About Golden Retrievers article before getting a Golden Retriever as there are a few things to consider to see if a Golden Retriever is the right match for your family.

Member: The Golden Retriever Club of WA & The Golden Retriever Club (UK).