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What’s the one puppy you wish you could cuddle if you’re having a bad time and need a big dose of happiness? You’re not alone if you say, “Make mine some Golden Retriever puppies!” Sorry, we can’t provide you with an actual Golden puppy, but we did find you some of the cutest pictures we have of them!
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These pups are some of the most popular dog breeds in the world, and judging by their cuteness, it’s honestly not that surprising. They’re actually born with a light-colored coat, although it eventually turns dark as they get older.
They are also typically around 14 to 16 ounces at birth, growing up to 70 pounds by the time they become adults. They are also very social and love spending time not just with their owners but also with other animals. This trait is what makes them a great option as family pets.
Aside from their friendly personality, these pups are also very intelligent and easy to train. They excel in obedience training, agility, and other activities which require working closely with their fur parents.
While these pups are generally healthy, they may encounter some problems that are commonly found among the breed. Canine lifetime health study suggests that around 60% of Golden owners have their pets eventually die due to cancer, which is quite a disturbing statistic to think about.
Their lifespan is also quite small, around 10 to 12 years. However, it should be noted that this is the case for most large dogs and is not limited to Goldens.
In any case, these puppies are a great addition to any family who wants to have another furry friend by their side. Their intelligence, sweet nature, and cuteness is sure to bring joy to those who need it.
While Golden puppies are quite easy to get along with, there are still some basic responsibilities that future fur parents must meet in order to meet their needs. Here are some of them:
These pups need high-quality and age-appropriate food that will support them as they grow. They also require consistent feeding throughout the
Goldies need regular exercise and stimulation to stay healthy and happy. It is important to take them for walks and other appropriate activities while simultaneously keeping them safe from injuries.
These pups need quite the regular upkeep, and their magnificent golden coat has its fair share of shedding. As such, it is important to groom them regularly to prevent mats and tangles and also to keep them looking sharp.
Like many other dogs, Golden pups respond most to training when they are still young. Ensure consistency and positive reinforcement in order to keep your furry pal motivated to follow our orders. Using aversive training methods such as punishment can affect your dog's behavior negatively.
Aside from this, social enrichment is another important aspect of a dog’s life. Train your pet to be around other people and animals in order to ensure that they adapt excellently to sudden changes in their environment.
Although this goes without saying, pet healthcare is important enough to bear repeating. Have your pet regularly visit the vet for physical exams and other preventative care.
It’s also worth it to have them vaccinated, and it might even be a necessary procedure depending on where you live. Also, check for other health issues, such as parasites.
Want to show your support for these lovely dogs? Check out our dog lovers apparel. We ensure that a fourth of the proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters.
Serious breeders endorsed by the American Kennel Club may price their pups for five thousand dollars and above. Alternatively, you can check out local shelters which may offer this specific breed at a lower cost.
Yes, their friendly personality and trainability are perfect for new fur parents. They are popular even among celebrities such as Jimmy Stewart and Jennifer Anniston.
Golden Retrievers are available from animal shelters and certain breeders. Look up the AKC site for more information if you are located in the United States.