Andy the Golden Retriever puppy is so sleepy! The cute five-week-old puppy wants to take a nap, he doesn't seem to mind that both his feet still in the water bowl.
Those who share their home with Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes frequently describe them as tremendously intelligent companion animals that love everyone and everything, including other animals. They can be extremely eager to please, affectionate, devoted and obedient. In fact, they actually love to learn! This is a breed that is known to be particularly gentle and patient with children and to display equal parts of charm and playfulness.
Most Golden Retrievers will shed all year round. They may shed more excessively, at least twice each year, when their coat is changing for the season. Regular brushing will minimize the amount of fur that is shed throughout the home. And, like other breeds with water repellent coats, the Golden should only be bathed when necessary to avoid removing the natural oils from their coat.
Golden Retrievers are highly intelligent and social animals that require exercise and mental stimulation to avoid boredom and resulting behavioral problems and hyperactivity. Most Goldens love swimming-related activities, playing fetch, and even playing hide and seek. This is an activity that mimics search and rescue activities. Don’t forget to reward your pet with high praise or small treats when he finds you! If these activities are not possible for you on a regular basis, a long walk or a brisk run will help keep your Golden Retriever happy.