Golden Retriever: Friendliest Dogs in the World
Getting a new dog can be a great decision, but sometimes it can be a stressful one to make. In addition to deciding if you want a new pet or have the capacity to take care of it, you also have to consider whether the new dog can get along with people or other animals that are already with the family. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than having to give up a pet because of its temperament, so finding a good fit is essential.
Each dog has a different personality, but each breed has a general disposition that’s common among most of its clan. Choosing a breed that’s predisposed to being calm and gentle is something that will work best for new dog owners, as well as homes with other animals. Fortunately, there’s one breed that fits all these qualifications – golden retrievers.
These dogs have a reputation for snuggling against everything, including their historical rivals – cats. Any goldie owner will be quick to praise their dogs for how well they get along with other dogs, as well as new people.
Why does this particular breed have little to no problem in getting close to others, while others bark and bare their teeth at anything that moves? Many dog experts think that this has a lot to do with the history and birth of the breed just over 100 years ago. The golden retriever was first bred in England, specifically to become a human companion and hunting dog. In order to achieve this, the dogs were in constant human contact, where they experienced little threat and could afford to develop a generally trusting nature.
One unforeseen side effect of the breeding process is that golden retrievers have a slower maturity process than other dogs. Most dogs of this breed retain puppy-like behavior until they’re three to four years of age, and there are even some stories of dogs that still act playful well into old age.
Dogs are fun in general, but taking care of a golden retriever is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have because of their demeanor. If you want to see this calm and friendly breed in action, contact us today, or pay us a visit. Our pups are always excited to meet new people, and some are even ready to go home to a family of their own.