Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Golden Retriever Dogs, "Scientific name for Golden Retriever Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Golden Retriever Dog is a very popular family dog among Americans. When choosing the Golden Retriever Dog keep in mind it's a dog that is devoted and a family oriented pet. The Golden Retriever would be an excellent choice.In England at the end of the 19th century, Golden and Yellow Retriever Dogs were well known in the country, and 1908 in England they were first shown in classes of Flat-Coated Retrievers. The Golden Retriever Club (of Great Britain) in 1913 this club was recognized. In 1925 the Golden Retriever Dog was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Some good facts to know about Golden Retriever Dogs
It is a Fact a Golden Retriever Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Golden Retriever Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Golden Retriever Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals. A Golden Retriever Dog is of European decent and was originally bred for hunting for game birds and waterfowl. It is believed that over time of breeding a tweed water spaniel and flat-coated retriever, along with other various breeds of dogs in the same group and the Golden Retriever Dog was created.
The average height of the Golden Retriever Dog is 21 to 24 inches (53 to 60cm), and an average weight of 60 to 90 pounds (27 to 40kg) and the males usually weighing in at 10 to 15 pounds (7 to 9kg) heavier than the females.
The skull of the Golden Retriever is slightly tapering, broad with a well defined stop. The Golden Retriever Dog dog has also got a skull which also has a straight nuzzle that is unique in its own distinctive manner. There is an untrimmed feathering that based on the underbelly of the back of the legs, underside of the tail and at the front of the neck. The color of the coat of the Golden Retriever Dog ranges from cream to rich golden. This coat is water resistant and its coat is dense with a wavy outer coat that may also be straight at other times.
Health of the Golden Retriever Dog
The number one heath problems amongst Golden Retriever Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Golden Retriever Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Golden Retriever Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The golden Retriever Dog can be prone to health problems such as Osteosarcoma, Hemangiosarcoma, Hypothyroidism, Epilepsy, (GDV) Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, (VWD) Von Willebrand's Disease, Allergies, (OCD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans, Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Elbow Dysplasia and Hip Dysplasia
The Golden Retriever Dog are well mannered, intelligent and lovable dogs. The dogs are also easily trained and they have got great charm. Golden Retriever dogs if trained properly can be good home guards. They also love to be handled by children because they are patient and gentle with them. The Golden Retriever Dogs are self assured and energetic dogs with a heart of gold. Their obedience and easiness to train makes them a good family dog and the end result of their obedience is very rewarding. The Golden Retriever Dog are also very friendly with their master, other masters and even get along well with other dogs.
Golden Retriever Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Golden Retriever Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Golden Retriever Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Keeping a Golden Retriever in an apartment is fine, as long as they are properly exercised. The Golden Retriever Dogs are active even indoors but in a moderate way. Exercising the Golden Retriever Dog, they needs to be taken for daily walks. It is essential that this dog is well excised so as to avoid making him fall to hyperactivity and get fat, which will cause other health problems.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Golden Retriever Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Golden Retriever Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Golden Retriever puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Golden Retriever Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
If purchasing a Golden Retriever Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Golden Retriever Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Average body temperature for a Golden Retriever Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Golden Retriever Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Golden Retriever Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Golden Retriever Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Golden Retriever Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Golden Retriever Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Golden Retriever Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Golden Retriever Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Golden Retriever Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.