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Gold Star for Golden Retriever

Gold Star for Golden Retriever

May 14, 2018

Nearly everyone loves Golden Retriever Puppies!

Glowing Love

As puppies, they’re adorable and they grow into being everyone’s friend. They are goofy, gentle, and playful. They’re extremely intelligent and eager to please, as they crave human interaction.

Golden Retriever Care

The Golden Retriever that you’ve joyfully added to your home will need daily exercise to burn off their energy. Challenging obedience lessons and active games are great entertaining exercises for them. They enjoy games that involve retrieving and love to carry items in their mouths.

Golden Retriever Dog Health

  • Major risks: CHD, elbow dysplasia, cataract
  • Minor risks: entropion, distichiasis, trichiasis, cataract, pyotraumaticdermatitis, subvalvular aortic stenosis, OCD, allergies, vWD, cardiomyopathy
  • Occasionally risks: gastric torsion, epilepsy, CPRA, osteosarcoma
  • Life span: 10 to13 years

Fun Facts

  • These pups mature very slowly. They are well known to retain the characteristics of a puppy personality until they are 3 to 4 years old.
  • You shouldn’t ever shave your Golden Retriever puppy. Her double coat serves as natural protection from heat and cold.
  • The Guinness World Record for loudest bark is held by a Golden named Charlie at 113.1 decibels.
  • Amazingly, Goldens can be trained to detect epileptic seizures, for up to 1 hour before they actually occur.
  • According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retriever puppies are the 3rd most popular breed.
  • A Golden can run 20-30 miles per hour.
  • The Guinness World Record for loudest bark is held by a Golden named Charlie at 113.1 decibels.
  • We can’t figure out how a 10-month-old Golden puppy named Cody ate an entire lightbulb and passed it completely intact?!