Golden Retrievers

By: Clara Forte

What Golden Retriever's look like

Golden Retriever's come in many different colors, sizes, and coats. Golden Retrievers come in different colors like yellowish, golden, reddish, and cream. Males stand to be about two feet tall and females are just a little bit smaller. Golden's coats are thick and fluffy. They are also long haired on the back of their chest, belly, at the back of their legs, and on their tail.

About Training

Many people think training a dog is really hard but not with a Golden Retriever. Goldens love to learn though if you don't train them properly when it's older it will be uncontrollable. You also need to teach your puppy who is boss and the boss should be the person who trains the puppy. Dog experts say Golden Retrievers are one of the most trainable dog breeds. Goldens are mostly trained to be police dogs, seeing-eye dogs, signal dogs, and service dogs.

Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever

Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers are similar and different from each other. One way that they are different is that Golden Retrievers are golden, yellow, reddish, and cream. Labs are black, yellow, and dark brown. Golden females weigh 55 to 60 pounds and Lab females weigh 55 to 70 pounds. Lab males weigh 65 to 80 pounds and Golden males weigh 65 to 75 pounds. Goldens and Labs are both sporting dogs and good family dogs. They are also both service dogs and they love to swim. Finally they both need a lot of exercise each day.

Seeing Eye Dogs

Seeing eye dogs help blind people and a popular breed of seeing eye dogs is the Golden Retriever. They are trained with obstacles high and low. They are also trained how to cross a street. First when crossing the street handlers are responsible for listening for traffic then saying forward to the dog. Next the dog has to help the handler cross the street and move around cars. If it is not safe to go the dog will disobey the command. Finally to train the dogs they have to have foster homes to be trained at and then they are brought to the blind.

Dangers To Dogs Around The House

There are many dangers to dogs around the house. One danger is your dog jumping out of open windows. Jumping out of the window will cause your dog to get lost. Another danger is if your dog plays or chews on a toy that's not made for dogs. If your dog plays with the wrong toys it could choke and die. Also there are poisonous traps to kill pests around your house. If your dog licks where the poison is the dog will die. Finally if some people don't know if something is poisonous or not and they give it to the dog when it can be poisonous and your dog could possible die.