Golden retriever & Labrador

Behavioral Information

Both breeds are incredibly active and excitable dogs. They love interaction with humans and have an innately high-spirited nature. To ensure they do not become overly boisterous care should be taken to ensure they are trained from an early age. Their desire to please and love of treats should mean they are responsive to training. To ensure the lab or Golden doesn’t gain weight they should be allowed an active lifestyle.

It is important to remember that these breeds are sporting, athletic dogs and without vigorous exercise can become hyperactive and restless. Both breeds ares are also strong swimmers and allowing them access to water will further enhance their wellbeing. Labradors and Golden Retrievers are highly orally fixated and have a tendency towards chewing on anything they can get their hands on. Ensure you dog proof your house and have a spare chew toy at the ready just in case.

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    Daily Care

    Labs are a double coated dog, with a secondary water resistant coat. They shed their undercoat twice annually, and specifically during this period, they often moult excessively. The Golden Retriever's coat is thick and wavy, with feathering on the legs and tail. For both breeds, indulging them in a regular combing (around twice a week) will help control their shedding, although it is advisable to do this outside, in old clothes or you will find yourself moulting throughout the house.

    Unless your dog has a particularly bad smell it is best to avoid washing them excessively, perhaps 3-4 times a year, as this breaks down the natural oils in their coat. Supplying them with plenty of products rich in amino acids and omega oils will help to safeguard their fur. Many Labradors and Goldens may never need their toenails trimming as natural wear will help maintain a healthy shape. However, it is important to monitor nail length as if it grows too long it can cause

    Labradors and Golden Retrievers are the popular relations known for their affable nature, energetic character and friendly disposition.

    Originally kept as fishermen’s helpers this canine companion’s water proof coat and otter like tail means he is as comfortable in the water as on dry land. In more recent history they have accompanied hunting parties and retrieved catches for their masters. Currently they are often used as guide dogs, service dogs or to help with drug detection thanks to their extraordinary sense of smell.

    They are exceptionally loyal and often viewed as the more child-friendly dog companion, due to their trustworthy nature (Although this also makes them a rather useless guard-dog given their indiscriminate trust would probably find him showing the keys to a burglar!)

    Labs are incredibly active and need plenty of exercise a day. They are probably more suited to a provincial lifestyle giving them space to roam and explore. They also

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