Trained golden retriever female

The Golden Retriever is everywhere these days, so it may surprise you to know that over 80 years ago they were hard to find.  The American Kennel Club  officially recognized them in 1925.

trained golden retrievers

The original Golden Retrievers was a sporting-hunting dog, but with its handsome looks and winning personality this versatile animal was destined to be much more.  Not only are they great family companions, but the golden retriever serves their human partners as guide  and assistance dogs for the blind and disabled, hearing dog for the deaf, drug and rescue dog for the lost and therapy dog for the sick and lonely.

The size of Golden Retriever varies, but generally males are about 23-24 inches in height at the withers; females are a bit smaller 21 1/2-22 1/2 in inches. Weight once again difers, but generally I do not breed dogs over the standard which is males 75 to 80lbs and females 55 to 65lbs. I think an extremly large  Golden Retriever is unhealthy. The extra weight will affect the knees, hips and elbows. It cannot carry itself like it should.  The movement should be smooth and powerful and well coordinated, showing good reach.

The color and coat of the Golden Retriever varies, but it should be a rich lustrous light gold, medium gold or dark gold color.  Feathering may be lighter than rest of the coat.  With the exception of graying or whitening on the face or body due to age, the color white is not desireable.  These are Golden Retrievers not white retrievers.

Grooming the Golden Retriever is a must at least once a week, otherwise their coat will not remain in good condition.  For puppies we recomend that you do it daily. Brush and comb them as a part of the training/socialization process.  Touch their paws, get them used to it because you will need to clip their nails at least once a month. Clip the hair between the pads of the feet and toes to keep it nice and neat. If you start this while they are puppies, they will not hesitate to let you do it as adults.  They will love it.

golden retriever muddy

"Purge me with hysop, and I shall be clean;  Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."  Psalm 51:7

As competitors, Golden Retrievers dazzle audiences whenever they preform.  They dance around the show ring, knock 'em out in the obedience ring, and astonish judges with their ability to out  do everyone in agility. In fact I think Golden Retrievers are just basicaly overachievers!

golden retriever puppy training

The Golden Retriever while beautiful is more than just a pretty face or beautiful coat.  The temperament of the  Golden Retriever puppy or adult could be taken out from the boy scout handbook!  This dog is friendly reliable and trustworthy.  Hostility towards other dogs or people in normal situations or nervousness is not in keeping with the Golden Retriever character and should be avoided.  They are sweet, willing to do anything you ask of them.  The temperament is a hallmark of this breed.


If you are inquiring about a puppy or just interested in learning more about this breed please give us a call or email at:  Victor or Gaila Brickus  951-763-0433  pacific time

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