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The Golden Retriever, A Helping Paw

The Golden Retriever hounds were once popular in Scotland and were consistently top the list of the most beloved companion dogs for families. Often associated with children, suburban life, their love of water and the innate ability of rescuers to recover the Golden Retriever is also an excellent partner in hunting parties. The race was one of the top 10 in 2005.

The first registration of the Golden Retriever dates from the early 1800s, when the race was a popular hunting dog in Scotland. The breed was created in British peninsulas, most likely after crossing a long-haired retriever, beige of color. The breed made its first appearance in an exhibition under the name Golden Flat-Coat Dog. As a dog of medium size, this robust breed was appreciated for its ability to hunt both on land and in water. They are hunters with athletic qualities that are admired, while their family members appreciated his friendly and gentle nature. In the late 1800s the Golden Retriever was well known in North America and was recorded in the American Kennel Club in 1925.

Over the years the Golden Retriever has become useful as a guide dog for the blind, deaf or other people with different disabilities because of its intelligence, discipline and their balanced temperament but also because of their ability to get along great with people. They are trained as therapy dogs to bring relief to persons admitted to nursing homes and children with emotional disorders. The Golden Retriever is a lively and affectionate companion with a calm personality. Although generally not a noisy dog, this pet will announce the arrival of visitors. Very easy to educate and train this will be patient and gentle with children at all times. They are loyal, cute and eager to please you always.

Friendly with everyone, including other dogs, the Golden Retriever dog has diminished protective instincts. Although unlikely to attack he is a good guard dog by highlighting sound when any stranger approaches. This dog needs to be constantly in the spotlight of people to be fully happy. If isolated or left alone for long periods of time, he can become mischievous and disobedient. They can be exuberant and destructive when bored. Among the Golden Retriever talents there are included: hunting, taking all the recovery of various items, narcotics detection, guidance to persons with disabilities. These dogs are very good swimmers.

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