The Golden Retriever breed is a beautiful, powerful, and athletic dog with a feathered, medium-length, cream to golden-colored coat. They are lovable, friendly, intelligent dogs with a great character and personality.

They obey and are easily trained, are always patient and temperate with children as well as loyal, secure, lovable and eager to please. The Golden Retriever breed is energetic, devoted and a wonderful family dog. Golden Retrievers like pleasing their masters, so obedience training can be fun and rewarding for both the dog and the human.

This breed requires and strong and confident pack leader. Be sure to remain this dogs firm, but calm, confident, consistent master to avoid negative behavioral issues. Some of the Golden Retrievers characteristics and abilities are intuitive hunting skills, packing, retrieving, drug detection, competitive obedience and performing tricks.

These dogs also love to swim. They require vigorous exercise and love to play games like fetch and tug of war. Shower them with praise and love to build confidence and loyalty.

The Golden Retriever dog Golden Retriever dog has characteristically long droopy ears, a round head, and a generous, smooth, medium-length coat.

The coat comes in fawn black, and other solid colors. It also has multi-color coats such as white with black, white with buff or red, white with black and tan points.

The Golden Retriever has a courageous personality and is easily encouraged to work. The American Golden Retriever is bred as a gundog and as a household pet. The Golden Retriever is respectful of its master’s authority without much challenge to the pack leadership. They are energetic and playful as well as devoted. They are easily socialized when they are young which will help avoid a tendency for shyness. Cockers are good with children. They love everyone but need firm leadership and regular daily exercise to be happy.

Pet owners who don’t properly socialize or who do not provide daily physical exercise might experience a more difficult temperament.