January 12, 2021
The Golden Retriever derives its ‘retriever’ name from its ability to retrieve shot game without any damage as a result of its soft mouth. It is a large-sized gun dog used in retrieving shot waterfowl during hunting and shooting parties. The Golden retriever tends to mature slowly and maintains its puppy-like personality even after it’s grown. Discover more about our Golden Retriever puppies for sale below! Breed History The Golden Retriever is believed to have originated from the Russian tracker dog which has now gone into extinction. It has its origin from Scotland, United Kingdom and originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. As of then, wildfowl hunting was a quite popular sport amongst the Scottish elite. The retriever breeds as of then were inadequate in retrieving the games from both land and water and as a result, the best water spaniels as at then were crossed with existing retrievers which is how the Golden Retriever came to being. Temperament The Golden Retriever is best described as a kind, friendly and confident which is why it makes a really good family pet. It also has an eagerness to always please its family. In addition, it is a very active and fun-loving animal with a well-mannered temperament. Environment This breed is well suited to rural environments and homes that have yards, it can also easily adapt to a cold environment because it possesses a lot of hair. Although it loves the outdoor life, it still remains a family dog that requires regular family interaction. The Golden Retriever can do well both indoor and outdoor if it is properly trained and stimulated. Exercise A Golden Retriever requires exercise at least twice a day in order to avoid boredom and hence destructiveness. Golden Retrievers in a working field will require more exercise than non-working Retrievers but on average, the Golden Retriever should be exercised for at least one hour twice a day. Grooming This breed requires regular baths and grooming, in order to prevent ear infection, it needs its ears cleaned regularly. With frequent grooming, the amount of hair shed by the Golden Retriever is minimized. However, excess shedding in the Golden Retriever is an indication of an underlying health issue. Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Golden Retriever puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Golden Retriever puppies. Are you interested in purchasing a Golden Retriever? Petland Iowa City has the puppy you are looking for. Retrieve your furry friend now.