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They are sweet, big and smart. What is there not to love about Retrievers? Here is some more info on this breed!
Retrievers are dogs that would literally retrieve games for hunters.
Retrievers are a loyal dog. They have a willingness to please, learn and obey. They are great with children.
Types of Retrievers
Breeds include Chesapeake Bay, Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, Golden Lab and Nova Scotia Duck Talking Retrievers.
Did you know that during the recent Orlando Nighyclub shooting at Pulse Night Club, 12 Golden Retrievers were brought in to provide comfort to survivors, those who are grieving and the medical works. They were K-9 Comfort Dogs. The comfort dogs also comforted victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and Boston Marathon bombing.
For the most part, retrievers are pretty healthy. They are active and energetic breed that is pretty adaptable to various living conditions. They however, need daily exercise.
Some breeds of retrievers like Goldens shed moderately all year. Brushing them every other day helps maintain the dander. But fyi, invest in a good vaccuum cleaner. It’ll help with the amount they do shed.
Feeding a medium sized dog like a retriever will run out about $50-70 a month. There is also monthly heartworm as well as flea medications that will cost up to $120. Don’t forget collars, toys, leashes, beds…
Retrievers are pretty easy to potty train and they make great house dogs. They are sensitive animals so training should be loving, firm, but gentle.
They Are Quiet
Retrievers are pretty good watchdogs. They bark ocassionally, but probably won’t bother you if they wake up in the middle of the night.
Retrievers are well adjusted animals. They have a sweet, loving disposition and get along well with other dogs, cats and small animals. They are a perfect family companion.