16 Facts Every Golden Retriever Owner Should Remember

The breed’s hallmark is its affectionate, calm nature. The Golden was bred to work with people and strives to please its owner. Although a good disposition, the Golden, like all dogs, needs to be well raised and trained to make the most of its heritage.

#1 Like any dog, the Golden needs early socialization – exposure to a variety of people, points of view, sounds and experiences is essential – while young.

Socialization helps ensure your Golden puppy grows up to be a well-rounded and well-balanced dog.

#2 Golden Retrievers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they are prone to health problems.

Not all Goldens will get any or all of these diseases, but it is important to be aware of them when considering this breed.

#3 If you are buying a puppy, be sure to find a reputable breeder who can show you health certificates for both of the puppy’s parents.

Health certificates prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a specific disease.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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