Rita Wagener
I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.
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5 Interesting Golden Retriever Facts

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Rita Wagener
Mar 12 ·

In the world of dogs, golden retrievers are about as popular as they get, and that’s no surprise when you know just how great these dogs are. Let’s take a look at just five of the most amazing golden retriever facts about this wonderful breed.

Popular Golden Retriever Facts

1. Golden Retrievers Are Great Therapy Dogs

The gentle, calm, and loving nature of Golden Retrievers make them wonderful therapy dogs that can bring comfort and joy to people in hospitals and homes. These dogs are naturally friendly and easily bring a smile to just about anyone.

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2. The Golden Retriever Is The Third Most Popular Breed In The United States

You won’t be surprised at all to learn that Golden Retrievers are the 3rd most popular breed in the United States according to The American Kennel Club. They’ve earned it!

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3. Golden Retrievers Were Originally Bred To Hunt Waterfowl

Golden Retrievers weren’t bred just to be man’s best friend, these working animals are perfectly suited for retrieving birds like ducks that have been shot by hunters. This dog’s soft mouth and love of water are the ideal combinations for jumping in the lake to bring the bird back to its owner.

4. Golden Retrievers Turn Grey As They Age

It isn’t only humans who get grey hair as they get older. Golden Retrievers also develop grey hairs on their faces from the age of about 5 years.

5. Golden Retrievers Stay Young (At Heart)

Golden Retrievers are full of fun. This breed stays playful long past their puppy stage and into their adult years.

If you didn’t know much about this breed before, I hope that just these 5 Golden Retriever facts have convinced you to want to learn more about these amazing animals! If you want to learn more interesting facts, check out our article on ‘5 Interesting German Shepherd Facts’

 

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Rita Wagener
I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.
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