Our groom of the week is 9-year-old Sophie! Sophie is a beautiful Golden Retriever!
Golden Retrievers, often referred to as "Goldens," originated in Scotland in the mid-19th century. Hunters were in need of a dog capable of retrieving shot ducks and other waterfowl undamaged, on land and in the water. Golden Retrievers are excellent swimmers, and are often skilled at dock-jumping and agility. Because of their gentle, and obedient nature, they make wonderful family pets.
Golden Retrievers can vary greatly in color and size. Though they originated in Scotland, they can have physical characteristics that distinguish them as English, American, or Canadian.
Golden Retrievers should be groomed regularly to keep their coats free from matting. Golden Retrievers shed a lot in Spring and Fall so that a new coat may come in. It is very important that all the dead coat is removed to keep them healthy.
Goldens need frequent ear cleaning! Their floppy ears can hold moisture and breed bacteria. If your Golden loves to swim or be wet, their ears should be cleaned and dried thoroughly every time they come in contact with water!
Golden Retrievers are often portrayed as the all-American family dog in movies and on Television. Some of our favorite notable Goldens are "Buddy" from the Air Bud series, "Comet" from Full House, and "Dug" from the Pixar hit Up.
Goldens have even lived in the White House! President Gerald R. Ford's dog "Liberty," and Ronald Regan's dog "Victory," were both Golden Retrievers.
To book a groom for your Golden Retriever, or any breed of dog, call us at 518-346-2030!
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