Things to Know Before Getting an English Golden Retriever Home

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Blessed Is the Person Who Has Earned the Love of a Golden Retriever

Are you planning to add a new four-legged member to your family? Do you only want a Golden Retriever and nothing else?

Petting a dog is a huge responsibility, irrespective of its breed.  However, it is important to consider your lifestyle and key qualities of a golden retriever before deciding to get one home.

These are the most popular and lovable dogs around the globe. They are mainly renowned for their beautiful appearance and their nice temperament.

These dogs can easily gel up with other pets and kids, therefore are easy to get along with. So owning a english golden retriever puppy is one of the most rewarding experiences.

Therefore, before getting one home, get to know about these things once:

  • Size

The size of Golden retrievers varies from medium to large. The standard size for males ranges from 23-24 inches at the shoulder and weight from 65-67 pounds. And the size of a female retriever is around 21 to 22 inches and weight 55-65 pounds. They usually owned very active tails that sweep of many things.   Clearly, they need a separate room for their living and to keep your house uncluttered.

  • Feed

English Golden Retrievers are fond of food, they are chowhounds. They can easily put on too much weight and it is necessary to control their diets due to heavyweight issues. You should feed the right amount and good quality dog food to your retriever. With the aging of your dog, you need to make sure that you have stepped up to the correct age appropriate food to keep him at the best weight. Bring good quality dry food and follow the directions given on the bag. And, when you face any problem, you can consult a veterinary doctor to get your dog settled on a proper diet.

  • Exercise

If you’re a couch potato, then golden isn’t for you. These dogs have high energy levels and they need it to burn off. They need to have vigorous exercise at least twice a day. You can’t expect them to stay calm at home without any outdoor activity. Beside exercise or running, they need mental activities to flourish properly. You can give them obedience training as they are the most obedient breeds.

They are breed to work, so they need to be active to stay happy. Moreover, the lack of exercise will cause a series of medical issues.

The younger your dog is, the more exercise they generally need.

  • Velcro dog

Golden Retrievers are true companions. They always remain by your side and keep following you from room to room. If you don’t want like that much love and togetherness then a golden isn’t the right choice for you! They will lie at your feet while watching TV and sit in the kitchen while you cook. You can’t leave them alone for more than 4-5 hours a day. They start feeling ignored and avoided, which lead them to depression and odd behavior. So, be prepared to do a lot of patting with your golden. They just love it!

If you’re finally ready to look for a Golden Retriever, then head down to a local animal shelter. You’ll find numerous of Golden Retriever puppies and its mixes for sale there. But keep all these points in mind, before adopting one for you. As there are lots of dogs waiting for you to come and love them. If you can’t love them and take good care of them, don’t bring them home. Otherwise, don’t act like a snob, you can save a life with this act of kindness!

A house is never lonely where a lovely dog waits!

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