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Golden Retriever - the loving loyal dog
Member Name: heylin1234
Advantages: Loyal, loving, patient, family dog
Disadvantages: Cast constantly, can be jumpy
I've had my Golden Retriever for 6 years now, so I got him when I was around 11, his name is Monte. He's always been a loyal and friendly dog, and has always been healthy apart from feeling ill a few times but nothing major.
He kind of looks like the one in the picture :).
When we first got him he was only around say two months but even then he was big I could barely lift him up. I can't remember the price of him at the time but he wasn't that cheap, at the same time not too expensive.
Golden Retrievers are loyal, friendly and are patient dogs.
They're what you call a family dog - there good with kids since there so gentle. And he loves cuddles.
Although mine and a few other people I have met walking a retriever have said they're always puppies. Monte hasn't grown up and still acts like a puppy doing his puppy run - where he runs like crazy in circles.
He's also very jumpy but with kids he isn't.
There gun dogs meaning if you shoot say a bird they will go find it and bring it back to you, this is natural in the dog as we found out when he randomly dropped a dead bird he found at my feet.
In my experience they wouldn't kill an animal, he saved a bird from drowning once by taking it out the water in his mouth and then putting it down. And once chased a squirrel but if he catches them he puts them back down, although he nearly flys off cliffs getting them.
As for the hair, they start of nice and fluffy and then all hairy, sadly they cast - ALOT and all year round. Hair is everywhere. Clean suit? I guarantee when you get out that door your covered in hair again. It can also make them itch so you need to groom them - don't need to put in for grooming or anything but just brush them regularly.
As for water well, they love it ANYTHING with water or snow they're straight in there. I've found Monte running through a tiny river which is water with stuff from well... toilets and it doesn't bother him. He will swim around in normal rivers too - of course the safe ones he's okay and safe in. At first he was scared but now loves.
And for fetching well... he wants you to chase him makes it more fun for him. Like most dogs - they love playing as much as they can especially tug-of-war
Also with most big dogs when they get older there back legs can go which can make it hard for them to walk far, play and even just trying to get onto a couch.
If you have a family and want a family dog that's patient and safe with them or even just want a loyal dog then I would recommend a Golden Retriever because they're so loving.
As long as you have time to walk, care and play with the dog then it's a good choice because you have to remember once you get the dog with the kids the novelty will ware off and chances wont help walking as much or playing.
If you have time and money for a dog then I would say you should get a dog and especially this kind.
Summary: As I said loyal caring dog, worth paying for
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