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A Guide To Golden Retrievers

In many American households, golden dogs are a popular addition. According to the American Kennel Club, golden retrievers rank third in popularity. As the ultimate symbol of canine cuteness, golden retriever puppies often appear on calendars, greeting cards, and posters.

Despite their popularity in the US, golden retrievers weren’t discovered there. A Scottish estate owned by Lord Tweedmouth bred and raised them in the mid-1800s. It is said that he crossed his “yellow retriever” Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) with an Irish setter and a bloodhound. The new golden retriever was trained to hunt in the great outdoors.

There have been two presidents of the United States who owned golden retrievers while in office. Liberty was the name of President Ford’s golden retriever, and Victory was the name of President Reagan’s golden retriever.

Golden Retriever Puppy Facts

Golden retrievers are known as “America’s Sweethearts” because of their playful, loyal, and puppy-like personalities.

a lady playing with her golden retriever

Golden Retriever puppies are a pleasure to train!

The golden retriever puppy may be friendly, but training and socialization are essential to preparing him for well-mannered adulthood – when he will be much bigger, but still want to sit on your lap.

Breed Characteristics

There’s nothing clumsy about golden retrievers, who are active and strong. They have a thick, longish golden coat and a sturdy build that has become synonymous with the American dream dog. Their ears are short, their muzzle is straight, and their tail is often wagging. It is typical for golden retrievers to have golden or red coats; English cream golden retrievers have creamy white coats.


There is nothing more enjoyable than playing with a golden retriever. As well as enjoying fetch, they are natural swimmers and will attempt to catch waterfowl if given the opportunity. It’s easy to train them, and they maintain puppy-like energy throughout their adulthood. A golden retriever makes a wonderful family pet and is fiercely loyal to its owner. Companions are important to them and will not do well if they are left alone for long periods of time.

Grooming and Health Needs

There is a moderate amount of shedder in golden retrievers on a somewhat frequent basis. Since their coats repel water, they rarely need to be bathed. They shed heavily once or twice a year, so it’s best to brush them daily during this period.

You should provide a healthy diet and have regular vet checkups for your golden retrievers since they are more susceptible to cancer than other dog breeds.

Energy Level

As a sporting breed, goldens require a lot of exercise. Running, hiking or biking are all favorite activities for golden retrievers. Test them out before taking them on longer excursions like camping or hunting.

Who Is The Best Human For A Golden Retriever?

It is no secret that golden retrievers are a tried and true family dog. Their favorite pastimes are swimming (even with their humans! ), running, and playing in a big backyard with lots of space. The fact that they are highly social means they do well living in a large and active family household. Aside from plenty of affection and snuggles, they also need plenty of attention. As a result of their hunting heritage, they love to play fetch as much as they can! The good news is that they are relatively easy to train since they are looking to please you.

Whether it’s seniors or children, they’re great with them. It is believed that golden retrievers do best with plenty of companionships, so despite their activity level, they often do very well with retirees who are able to devote a significant amount of time to them.

Finding A Golden Retriever Breeder

Slater Creek is much more than a Golden Retriever Breeder in Colorado. We are Golden Retriever lovers, and enthusiasts. Every dog & puppy is like family to us. We are careful when we breed our dogs to make sure each dog is healthy and in excellent physical condition.