Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dogs in the United States. There are many reasons for this, but in my opinion, it is because they are the best dog breed. I created a website around Golden Retrievers because they are such a popular dog. Those who own them can find information they may be curious to know, and those who are looking for a dog to adopt, may find valuable information about Golden Retrievers and why they are a great choice of pet.
Even before the American Kennel Club’s recognition of Golden Retrievers in 1925, the breed was popular. The breed was bred during the later half of the 19th century. Retrievers in general were popular because of their medium size, their strength, their intelligence and their ability to hunt waterfowl. By the 20th century, the breed became recognized by the AKC. Over the 20th century, Golden Retrievers proved to be more than good hunters. They are wonderful companion dogs, show dogs and service dogs.
Golden Retrievers are certainly beautiful dogs. They are a nice medium size. Their shiny coat can range from light to dark gold. Their hair is beautifully fringed about their belly, legs, tail and ears. Most importantly, Golden Retrievers are loyal and gentle.
The Golden Retriever’s temperament is very even. They are friendly and adaptable to people and environments. They are not small dogs, but they are gentle and good with children, making them wonderful family pets. The breed is energetic and full of fun. They do require daily exercise so it is important for them to get daily play and walks. That is one of the reason they make great family pets. They respond well to play and socialization.
One of my favorite things about Golden Retrievers is that the dogs are easy to train, obedient and loyal. They are known for their intelligence and pick up on commands very naturally. This is a valuable trait when training the dogs to be service dogs, and Golden Retrievers make excellent service dogs. This trait works well with house pets as well. The dogs recognize their master and are content to let their master lead them. In return, the dogs offer great loyalty. They are protective over their masters and make wonderful guard dogs.
For a dog that is beautiful, loyal and friendly, there is no better than a Golden Retriever. These smart, energetic dogs are happy to please and honored to protect. The Golden Retriever is a popular dog for so many reasons but most of all, the dogs are friends.