The Golden Retriever's kindly expression says it all. This is one of the finest family dogs in the world: cheerful, demonstrative, trustworthy with everyone, and forgiving of any mistakes made by inexperienced owners.
Give this breed two brisk walks each day, play fetch games, and take him out for a good run once a week, and he is adaptable to almost any lifestyle.
Friendly with everyone (strangers, children, dogs, cats, smaller pets), his bark is welcoming rather than protective.
Eager to please and wonderfully responsive, he is nonetheless distracted by exciting sights and sounds, so you must be both patient and persistent.
If you are considering to own a golden retriever, or you’ve just become a new golden retriever owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.
Check out the twelve realities new golden retriever owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a golden retriever owner, see if you can relate!