An Old Favorite: The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the all-time favorite breed of dogs. Golden Retrievers are popular with hunters and families alike. These noble dogs have a reputation as being one of the most gentle and friendly dogs in the world. The Golden Retriever is truly one the great dogs in the world.

Because of its gentle demeanor, Golden Retrievers have long been a popular choice by parents every where as family pets. Their overall nice behavior, high intelligence, and friendliness make them the perfect pet for children. The only strike against a Golden Retriever as a family pet is that they are not necessarily the best dogs in terms of property security. It has often been said that a Golden Retriever will behave almost as well for an intruder as it does for its family.

Golden Retrievers were bred specifically as hunting dogs. The soft mouth they possess was one of the key points of the breeding so they would not damage small ground animals or waterfowl while retrieving them for the hunter who shot them. Some of the same characteristics that make Golden Retrievers good hunting dogs also make them good guide dogs, illegal drug detection dogs, and search and rescue dogs.

Because of their versatile use as family pets, hunting dogs and work dogs, Golden Retriever puppies remain some of the most sought after puppies on the market.

Based on their traits and demeanor, the Golden Retriever will remain one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world for the foreseeable future.