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Golden Retriever Fact Of The Week #6

Hello friends! We hope you are all having an excellent week and we are glad to have to back for some more Golden Retriever facts! The facts this week are not related to the breed itself, rather they are about a few Goldens who have exceptional skills!

Fact #1

On the 20th of October 2012 a Golden Retriever by the name of Charlie set the Guinness World Record for the worlds loudest bark by a dog! Charlie lives in Adelaide Australia with his mum Belinda Freebairn and set a world record bark of 113.1 dB during a Purina bark in the park event! According to the Guinness Website, Charlie still owns this record. See video of Charlie below!

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See Charlie here!

Fact #2

There is another Golden Retriever that holds a Guinness World Record and he goes by the name Augie. The Miller family from Dallas Texas owns Augie and in July of 2003 he set the world record for the most regulation sized Tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog at one time with 5! Again according to the Guinness website Augie still holds this record. Impressive to say the least!

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Very impressive. Oshie has trouble with only one.

Well that is all I have for this week! Check back next week for more Golden Retriever facts!

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Golden Retriever Fact of The Week #5

It is hump day and that means it is time for another Golden Retriever fact.  I have some facts about Golden Retriever height and weight for you this week.

Fact  of The Week

The Golden Retriever falls under the category of large breed dogs. Below are some height and weight stats for Male and Female Golden Retrievers.

Female Golden Retrievers have a healthy weight range of 55-71lbs (25-32kg) while a male Goldens healthy weight range is 65-75lbs (30-34kg).

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Oshie weighs in at about 73lbs which is a healthy weight for his size. He has a visible waist and abdominal tuck.

Female Goldens reach a height of 20-22 inches (51-56cm) and male Goldens height falls within 22-24 inches (56-61cm).

Of course there will always be pups that surpass these averages. Golden Retrievers love to eat so it is important that owners maintain a healthy diet with corrections portions and plenty of exercise to keep their Golden at the optimal weight.

Sorry I didn’t post a fact last week.

Golden Retriever Fact of The Week #4

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I only have one fact to share with you this week. 🙂

Fact

Golden Retriever puppies are the absolute cutest thing you will ever see! Need proof, just check these photos I took of our new friend Reagan!

No he is not ours but we wish he was! He is from the same breeder and rumor has it that his mom is Oshie’s sister which would make Oshie his uncle. He is 8 weeks old and is already clear that he is going to be one smart Golden. He is also the most calm/chill 8 week old puppy we have ever met! Come back next week for more Golden Retriever facts!

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Golden Retriever Fact of The Week #3

Hello everyone and welcome back for another Golden Retriever fact. I hope you are all having as great of a week as we are.

I have two more facts to share with you this week.

Fact #1

Golden Retrievers are smart. I am guessing that you knew this already, especially if you own a Golden but do you know exactly where the lovable Golden ranks on the American Kennel Club list of the smartest dogs? Well on the top 10 list that includes breeds like the Doberman, Rottweiler and Labrador Retriever, the Golden comes in at number 4! I don’t think Oshie would agree with this ranking. Oshie thinks he is pretty smart when he tricks us into giving him treats.

Ranked ahead of the golden retriever (from 1 to 3) are the Border Collie, Poodle  and German Shepherd.

Fact #2

Golden Retrievers have a thick and beautiful double coat. This double coat protects them during any season. During the colder month the undercoat grows in and provides and insulating layer to keep them warm while the top coat provides water resistance.

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Oshie has a beautiful coat. We brush him a few times a week to limit the tumbleweeds in our home. He needed a trim when this picture was taken.

A Goldens undercoat sheds seasonally. During spring, as the weather begins to get warmer, the undercoat will begin to shed. Regular brushing with an undercoat rake is the best way to control the shedding and keep your home relatively clear of golden fibers of joy. Most Goldens love the attention they get while being brushed and it is a great opportunity to check your pup over for and injuries or abnormalities and create a stronger bond with your furry family member.

I hope you learned something new or at least enjoyed this weeks facts. Check back next Wednesday for new Golden Facts!

Golden Retriever Fact of The Week #2

This week I have two Golden Retriever facts to share with you.

Fact 1: Golden Retrievers fall into the Sporting category of dog breeds. Some other breeds that meet this classification are Pointers, Setters and Spaniels.

Dogs that fall into the Sporting Group are alert, smart and very active. They are also excellent swimmers and can navigate through a forest without a second thought. Many of these breeds are still used for hunting. Being active breeds, sporting dogs require plenty of exercise and and plenty of space to do it in. Don’t worry, you can still own a Golden Retriever without owning a farm. Just make sure you have somewhere they can get plenty of exercise like a park, or hiking trails.

Fact 2: Golden Retrievers are very smart and love to please. The first 3 AKC Obedience Champion titles won were won by Golden Retrievers. According to the AKC:

“Obedience trials demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring and emphasize the usefulness of the dog as a companion to humankind.  The objective of obedience trials is to recognize dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs in a manner that will reflect credit on the sport of obedience at all times and under all conditions”. ~American Kennel Club

 

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Obedience work with a young Golden Retriever.

So if you are just looking for a loyal and happy companion or a dog to compete or go hunting with, Golden Retrievers can pretty much do it all. Hopefully these facts were interesting and you learned something new. Come back next Wednesday for a new Golden Retriever fact!!

Sources:

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/groups/sporting/http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/groups/sporting/

http://www.akc.org/events/obedience/what-is-obedience/

 

 

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