GOLDEN RETRIEVER Puppy ©Laura Quick
Requesed by @salsabilawrk who’s timing could not be better, as my friend, adopted Kylee, the Golden Retriever pictured above. Such a sweet puppy.
The Retriever’s intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant.
Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets. They are consistently in the Top Ten popular family dog breeds (by registration) in the United States, Australia, and in the United Kingdom.
The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described in the standard as “kindly, friendly and confident”. They are not “one man dogs” and are generally equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. Their trusting, gentle disposition therefore makes them a poor guard dog.
By the time they reach maturity however, Goldens will have become active and fun-loving animals with the exceptionally patient demeanour befitting a dog bred to sit quietly for hours in a hunting blind. Adult Golden Retrievers love to work, and have a keen ability to focus on a given task.
Lots more info here
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Retriever
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