The Golden Retriever
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Breed Character Summary
The Golden Retriever should be athletic, well balanced, and symmetrical. Its general appearance should reflect its merry and outgoing temperament.
Golden Retrievers are noted for their affection towards people, and their great tolerance of children. They are natural clowns, which characterizes them as great therapy dogs for use in both hospitals and retirement homes. Most Goldens require lots of companionship to be happy. Due to their intelligence, they do well in obedience trials they make excellent Assistance and Guide Dogs.
Typically, Goldens can be fairly unruly as puppies, once they reach maturity however Goldens should remain active and fun-loving while developing an exceptionally patient demeanour