Golden Retriever

According to Wikipedia:

The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties,[3] and were named ‘retriever’ because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards. They are a long-coated breed, with a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth in the outdoors, and an outer coat that lies flat against their bodies and repels water. Golden Retrievers are well suited to residency in suburban or country environments. Although they need substantial outdoor exercise, they should be housed in a fenced area because of their instinctual tendency to roam.[4] They shed copiously, particularly at the change of seasons, and require fairly regular grooming.

The breed is a prominent participant in conformation shows for purebred dogs. The Golden Retriever is popular as a disability assistance dog such as being a guide dogfor the blind and a hearing dog for the deaf. In addition, they are trained to be a hunting dog, a detection dog, and a search and rescue participant. The breed’s friendly, gentle temperament means it is unsuited to being a professional guard dog, but its temperament has also made it the third-most popular family dog breed (by registration) in the United States,[5] the fifth-most popular in Australia,[6] and the eighth-most popular in the United Kingdom.[7] Golden Retrievers are rarely choosy eaters, but require ample exercise (of two or more hours a day).[8] The breed is fond of play but also highly trainable.

Characteristics

The Golden Retriever is a large, strongly built breed with a dense, water-repellant wavy coat.[9] As a dog with origins in pedigree breeding, and due to its widespread historical popularity, some regional variations have emerged in the breed; therefore, the three subtypes of the Golden Retriever reflect the typical variations in dimensions and coat. However, all Golden Retrievers are blonde, yellow, or gold in colour and all subtypes are susceptible to the same health problems.[10] Golden Retrievers also are very smart dogs that are loyal and friendly to their caregivers.

dog-1517145_960_720Links to Golden Retriever information:

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/golden-retriever/

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/golden-retriever

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Non-GMO Dog Food

The non-gmo category is an important one.  Humans are becoming more and more aware of the reasons why nongmo foods are important for themselves; and now for their pets as well.  With thousands of products available with the Non-GMO designation, there are also very good dog foods available that are Non-GMO.  I have posted one such dog food here, but there are many others too.

 

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How Important Is Pet Insurance?

by: John Uy

There has been steady increase in the number of people having pets and along with it an increase in veterinary services. With the advancement of veterinary medicine the prices have also increased. This is largely due to the new treatment methods that have developed through the years.

Due to these circumstances the need for pet insurance has greatly increased also. Pet insurance is an investment for your pet’s future much like having auto insurance or home insurance. The need for such cannot be predicted that is why it is best to be prepared. Pets are like humans also, they get sick and injured and would need medical attention during these instances. The vet fees that you have to pay for your pet to be treated can be very expensive.

Pet insurance can help with the vet fees and other procedures needed to treat your pet. This can include surgical procedures, annual check-ups and medicines. You wouldn’t want to be in a situation wherein you would have to choose if treating your pet is worth the money you have to pay. Having pet insurance can ease off the burden of deciding between the cost and the welfare of your pet.

Cats are the most curious of pets and with their curiosity they become prone to accidents. The cost of treating these injuries can be very expensive especially if it happens regularly. You cannot predict these situations and even if you try to do everything possible to prevent it there will always come a time that your pet will eventually get into an accident. You cannot control what they do always.

When your pet will grow old and gets all kinds of diseases because its immune system has decreased due to old age then you would have to frequently visit the vet. These can be financially draining to you if you have to pay for the treatment out of your own pocket. Having pet insurance can be a very helpful thing in this situation.

With the cost being a great concern during these tight economic times you would want to have security for your pet. Pet medical insurance is relatively inexpensive which you can easily afford every month. This is a great investment when you want to give the best medical attention to your pet when the time comes. There are different plans that you can choose that will be easy on your budget.

About The Author

John has written numerous articles about pet plan insurance athttp://www.petinsurancepro.com/pet-plan-insurance. You will find more information about the types of pet insurance at http://www.petinsurancepro.com.
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Dog Seat Covers Rock Your Drive With Your Pets

by: Jenny Gregorich

Dog car seats and car seat covers are a boon to confusing dog owners who are in an emotional battle between their love towards their own car and pet. Especially when it comes in the case of man’s best friend the consequences are still higher. Usually the owners wholeheartedly have the intention of taking pets along with them for drive. But while thinking about the side effects of your beloved bowwow a normal person like you would naturally avoid taking them on account of the after damage of the expensive upholstery. But does it make any sense if you continue to neglect your pets rather than finding a perfect remedy?

Dog car seats and car seat covers are those durable and affordable accessories that will make your pet happy and leaves your car unaffected. These are designed in such a way to withstand pointed paws and sharp teeth. Dog car seat covers are used to protect seats of your car from dog-related problems. Canines are known to drip their hair and saliva which would leave stain marks on your beloved leather car seat. Your dog may bring his muddy paws filled with dirt and grass and clean them on your expensive car seat cover. All these can spoil seats and you would have a hard time removing them. Dog car seat covers are used as a cheap but effective way to protect the seats and keep them clean.

Also the dog covers are designed in such a way to prevent the dogs from slipping out of their hold. Though some covers are custom designed to fit particular car seats, most of them available in the market are of standard sizes and can fit all types of seats in all kinds of vehicles. They are quite cheaper than specially designed covers. Covers are made with a foam lining, which may be few inches thick to provide added comfort for the person sitting on the seat. The foam lining also provides insulation to the person.

However and whatever the types may be the basic function of car seat covers remains unchanged which is to protect the seats from damage. Expensive seats of cars can be rescued from animal marks, food marks, sweat stains, etc. by using car seat covers. Car seat covers are a small investment considering they protect precious car seats. It is necessary to wash car seat covers frequently especially after long drives and after the car has been kept in the garage for a long time with the covers on. While buying a car seat cover, it must be checked if the covers are easy to remove and put on so that they can be washed regularly.

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The author of this article has expertise in Large dog clothing. The articles on Large dog collars reveals the author’s knowledge on the same. The author has written many articles on Big dog collars as well. For more details visithttp://www.largedogshoppe.com andhttp://www.largedogshoppe.com/category_2/Large-Dog-Apparel.htm

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Golden Retriever Adoption – Does A Puppy Or An Older Dog Make A Better Family Pet?

by: James Drake

Your family has finally reached a time in their lives where getting a pet seems like a good idea. You all agree that a Golden Retriever adoption might be perfect for your family and now left with the decision of whether or not to adopt a puppy or an older dog.

While you have no doubt heard from several sources that choosing an older dog for your Golden Retriever adoption can give that dog a second chance for a family and a happy life, you have also no doubt heard horror stories about rescue dogs that have come into families with a series of problems that make them less than perfect family pets. On the other hand, you have also probably heard stories about dogs that have been with the same family since weaning that have also exhibited behavior problems as well. So, the question remains, which would make a better pet for your family, a new Golden Retriever puppy or an adult dog.

The answer really depends on your family. If you have very young children an adult dog of this breed just may be ideal for your family for several reasons. First, with an adult dog you can make a good assessment of the dog’s individual temperament. While Goldens are known for their friendly and gentle personalities, it doesn’t mean every dog of this breed will have that quality. So, it is something you want to really consider if you have young children. Older people too find that choosing an older dog in their Golden Retriever adoption often works out better than adopting a puppy would. It all depends on your situation.

While some breeds of dogs are loyal to just one person, this is not true of this particular breed. These dogs may be equally friendly to family members and strangers alike, which means that they are a breed that can adjust well to new owners and new homes with very little effort or trouble. However, this will depend on just what type of treatment they have received in the past. So, if you are adopting an older dog, learn as much of its history as possible. Keep in mind that rescues are not the only place to get older Golden’s. Many times breeders have older dogs up for Golden Retriever adoption and can give you a complete history of these dogs.

Families with older children who have the time and patience to train and care for a puppy through that puppy stage may well prefer a younger dog or a small puppy. There is something to be said for the experience of working with and training a dog from puppyhood and there is a certain satisfaction that comes with such bonding and training.

However, if you are considering a puppy for your Golden Retriever adoption, take your time and do a bit of research. Either adopt from a reputable breeder or find a rescue that may have pups that they are looking to place. Of course, if your main goal is to have a show dog for a pet, then a puppy is definitely the way to go.

If you are not planning on showing your dog, and if your ultimate goal is to have a healthy and fun pet to love and care for, then either a pup or an older dog will work well in your Golden Retriever adoption. In either case giving a dog a loving home and having the companionship of a Golden Retriever can be a rewarding experience.

About The Author

James Drake is a Golden Retriever enthusiast and enjoys helping others taking care of this amazing breed. For more great information on Golden Retriever adoptions, visit http://www.golden-retriever-guide.com/golden-retriever-adoption/

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