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Golden Retriever info search is important before deciding to have a Golden companion. It is an important factor that can predict the number of years that you will be together. Just like in marriage, you have to get to know the one that you are going to spend your life with for it to be long term.

Goldens are furry. They have two coats that shed a lot after every season. This means fuzz everywhere, from the sofa to the carpet and sometimes on your dish. This is the reason why they need to be groomed regularly.

Goldens are playful. They are very active dogs that need regular exercise and play. This means they would love someone who has the same lifestyle. If not, he can be sad, obese and suffer a lot of health disorders later on in life.

Goldens are highly sociable. They love to be around people and other animals. They are loyal companions who love to please their masters. They can be destructive when left alone for hours.

Goldens are good retrievers. This is when they were bred for, to be good retrievers. He will not just retrieve the remote control, he can retrieve dead birds or rats in the yard too. Or worst, he can retrieve your boxer shorts or filthy socks in front of your guests.

Goldens are prone to genetic disorders. You may not know if he has epilepsy, hip dysplasia, subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) or cancer. These are the most common diseases attacking the Golden breed.

These are just some of the concerns that one must consider before deciding to have a Golden Retriever. It does no intend to discourage but to inform a future Golden owner about what is at stake after taking the pup home. It would be such a sad story for a Golden to be surrendered to the shelter just because the owner did not know what the breed is really like.

It is not right to decide on impulse and buy just because you were fascinated with the gorgeous looks and the loveable charms of the Golden breed. You must do a thorough research and see if you are really meant for each other. It may take some time and effort but it will always be worth it in the end.

After all, love overcomes all faults. So if you really love Goldens, these issues are too small to worry about.


For a dog lover, there is no better deed than to adopt a Golden Retriever.  Breeders breed just to meet the demands of people wanting to own a Golden. The sad fact is while more people decide to have one, more owners also neglect their dogs which results to overpopulation in the shelters.

This is one reason why potential dog owners have to rethink about their goals in owning a Golden Retriever. When they buy out of impulse and not really knowing much information about the breed, they end up disappointed and later on surrendering the dog to the shelter. You always have to know what you are getting yourself into and if you have what it takes to care for a dog.

You can make a difference. If your reason is to have a loving addition to your family, Golden Retrievers in the shelters have what it takes to be a loving family dog.  You can never gauge the love that they can give since they long for the same love and care from their previous owners.

Aside from the love, adopting an older Golden relieves you from the menace of puppyhood. Goldens in the shelters usually know their basic obedience and have already been housetrained. Volunteers provide them the training and socialization that they need while they wait to be adopted.

The only reality that you have to face is that Goldens in the shelters are not screened for genetic disorders. You cannot guarantee if he will suffer hip dysplasia, heart or eye disease and cancer later on. You can’t be certain how long he will live or if he will die from a dreaded disease.

But it really doesn’t matter how long he will live but how happy his remaining life was with you. Dying from a disease and knowing that he was loved is better than dying of euthanasia because nobody cared to love him. Dogs in shelters are euthanized each year because of overpopulation. When you take him home, you are saving his life.

When you consider buying from a breeder, think what good it can do considering adoption. You do not need to go through screening breeders and you will only pay fraction of the cost. Aside from that, you are helping alleviate the problem of dog overpopulation.

To end the story happy rather than sad, consider adopting a Golden Retriever. You’ll never know how much love they can give unless you try caring for one.