Their broad heads are connected to wide muzzles. They have brown expressive eyes and a black nose, and as they mature, their chests become broad and their bodies become muscular, and their tails are always wagging.
Generally, a Golden Retriever is filled with confidence and that comes through by the way they carry themselves. They appear strong and athletic, and their body is symmetrical. Their peaceful attitude and affectionate personalities are apparent in their posture and in the way they interact with their humans.
Golden Retrievers are not believed to have been brought to until the 1890\'s, and they were not presented in dog shows until the 1920\'s.
Golden Retrievers have a high energy level. These fun loving dogs enjoy nothing more than to play fetch or retrieve a stick during play, and their love for water makes for not only interesting play, but also plays a part in their strong hunting skills.
Their high level of intelligence enables them to excel in obedience training. They are often trained and used as service dogs to the blind and disabled. Their friendly and affectionate personalities also make them ideal visitors for retirement homes and allow them to be effective therapy dogs.
The Golden Retriever was created in Great Britain in the 1800's as a game retrieving dog.
Today, Goldens are used for a variety of purposes such as companion dogs, guide dogs, field trials, and service dogs.
Lovable and always happy are words that describe the Golden Retriever best. These spunky dogs love to please their owners are are very easy to train. They do great with children and other animals and their sweet disposition makes them an ideal family pet. Although they generally love everyone, they will alert their owners to the presence of a stranger. They do tend to have a lot of energy so activities that incorporate endurance are ideal for them. They do best when given tasks to do such as hunting, retrieving or performing activities. These dogs are also great swimmers so if you are near water they are likely to jump right in.
Goldens have beautiful almond shaped dark brown eyes with ears that lay close to the face. Their nose is either black or brownish brown. Having a muscular neck, sturdy shoulders and a straight, level top line is the form that a Golden should strive for. They have a tail that is thick at the base and narrows as it lengthens with a slight curve when raised. Their legs are stong and muscular as they extend into their medium sized compact feet with thick toe pads. These dogs have a double coat which helps to protect them from the different elements of the weather. Their undercoat is very dense and is somewhat water resistant while the outer coat is firm and lies close to the body. The legs, abdomen and tail have a natural feathering to them while the frot of the legs and face are smooth with short hair. The color of the coat varies depending on the individual dog however it is not uncommon for the feathering to be a lighter shade of gold than the rest of the coat. Any shades of gold are acceptable with white spots being allowed.