Golden Retriever

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The fun loving, quick to learn, easy-going nature of this dog has made it one of the most popular choices for a family pet. Golden Retrievers require regular daily exercise to keep them in top form and can be prone to obesity.PURPOSE OF BREED:The Golden Retriever is primarily a sporting breed used for hunting and retrieving waterfowl. It is a highly trainable dog that has made it a favorite as a guide dog for the blind.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:11 puppies

Country of origin: 
Scotland
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 24in (61cm) - FEMALE : 22in (56cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 70lbs (32kg) - FEMALE : 65lbs(30kg)
Grooming: 

A Golden Retriever has a double coat. The outer coat is covered with dense and water repellent hair. The inner coat is warm and wooly. This dog has feathering on undercarriage, legs and tail. Golden Retrievers require regular weekly brushing. As their name suggest they are a lustrous golden color, but can vary from creamy yellow to a dark red-golden hue.

Common ailments: 

Hip, Hearts and Eye problems.

Temperament: 

This dog is loyal, reliable and trustworthy around children.

Trivia: 
The most complete records of the development of the Golden Retriever are included in the record books that were kept from 1835 until about 1890 by the gamekeepers at the Guisachan (pronounced Gooeesicun) estate of Lord Tweedmouth at Inverness-Shire, Scotland. These records were released to public notice in Country Life in 1952, when Lord Tweedmouth's great-nephew, the sixth Earl of Ilchester, historian and sportsman, published material that had been left by his ancestor. They provided factual confirmation to the stories that had been handed down through generations. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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