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    Golden Reetriever Puppies

    Golden Retriever Breed Characteristics

    Golden Retriever Breed History

    The Golden Retriever is one of America’s most beloved family dogs, consistently ranking in the top 5 most popular breeds, but that’s now how the Golden got its start. The origins of the Golden Retriever are easily and traced and well documented. As the popularity of hunting estates skyrocketed in Victorian England, the want for the “perfect” hunting dog increased. The ideal gun-dog was to have strong nerves, a powerful sense of smell, keen sense of direction, be easily trained, be a powerful swimmer, and have a gentle touch. That’s exactly what the breeds creator Dudley Marjoribanks achieved when he crossbred a Flat-coated Retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel.

    The blending of the two breeds resulted in offspring that is considered the forebearers of the Golden Retriever breed. The Goldens we are familiar with today originated specifically from two descendants of the original pairing. Though the breed has spread throughout the world, all bloodlines can be traced back to the English ancestors and Marjoribanks breeding.

    Golden Retriever Personality

    Considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds, the Golden Retriever is easily trained. However, an easily trained dog still needs to be trained. The intelligence of this breed means leads to a dog that desires mental stimulation. For this reason, and there desire to please their owners they do not do well in Kennels or left to be outside dogs. On the flip-side, that desire to please means there’s a great deal of jobs you can teach your Golden, which will make you both happy.

    As for disposition, the Golden should be friendly, focused, and confident. Their affable nature makes them poor guard dogs, but wonderful companions. Their focused and confident personality gives them an inherent want to work, which if properly stimulated, leads to a happy member of your pack. Breed standards for the Golden state that they should show no signs of aggressive behavior towards humans or other dogs, but of course proper socialization goes a long way to ensure that’s a reality.

    Does Golden Retrievers need a lot of grooming?

    Most dogs need regular brushing, and the Golden Retriever is no exception. The beautiful golden locks of hair come with other complications and responsibilities though.

    The Goldens coat should not be of excessive length and should have a thick water-repellant undercoat, a characteristic important for those who plan on using the dog for its intended hunting purpose. The water-repellency highlights the breeds love of water, which in turn leads to an increased need for grooming. The process however, is not difficult, though it may be frequent. Their love of water also goes for bathing, so if exposed at an early age, clean up should not be much of a chore.

    The Golden is a notorious shedder. Regular brushing will help mitigate what you see on the floor, but don’t expect to keep a fur-free house with a Golden sharing your space. The length of hair makes clean up a bt easier than some short haired breeds, but also makes it more visible. The longer length may also trap more dirt and debris than other breeds.

    In a nutshell, grooming and cleanup demands vary depending on your dogs activities. Know that you’ll likely spend more time cleaning up after your new Golden Retriever than other dogs, but the love you’ll receive in return will be unmatched.

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    Do Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercise?

    The purpose of breeding Goldens was to have a dog that could track, run, swim, fetch, and retrieve all day long, then get up and do it again the next day. That takes a lot of stamina and will. Those characteristics are ever present in today’s Goldens. Though they may be content with cuddling up after a long day of retrieving, they are better adjusted and happier with vigorous daily exercise.

    While Fancy Puppy believes exercise is important for all dogs, it’s important to know that while a puppy grows there is such a thing as too much exercise. Goldens should avoid long runs/jogs, especially on hard surfaces at a young age. They are athletic dogs, but like all athletes, they need training and conditioning to perform well. A good family dog should stay active year round, while hunting dogs should begin training a couple months in advance of hunting season.

    Are Golden Retrievers good family dogs?

    The traits which made Golden Retrievers great hunting companions, also make them an ideal family companion. Hence the reason why the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. The popularity of Goldens in America can be traced back to the presidency of Gerald Ford, when his daughters dogs had puppies at the White House. Thereafter, popularity spiked and has been strong ever since.

    The Golden Retriever is eager to please its master/handler, so children should be taught how to exhibit alpha characteristics with your new Golden Retriever puppy. Retrievers by nature like to pick things up with their mouth, and as a result, they can be nippy as puppies. Take great care in teaching young children not to physically retaliate. A loud “NO!” will often be sufficient in correcting the behavior, and with their superior intellect, your Golden should learn quickly what’s acceptable and what’s not.

    If you have any questions about Golden retriever puppies, and how one would fit with your family, please contact us for more information. Our puppy specialists will help you decide whether the Golden is right for you. You can also take our perfect puppy quiz to find the best dog for your unique personality and lifestyle. When you’re ready to find you next four-legged friend, stop by to meet the puppy of your dreams, we’re open 7 days a week.

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  • Shih Tzu puppies for sale

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.
     
    A Shih Tzu (English: /ˈʃiːtsuː/; Chinese: 西施犬; pinyin: xīshī quǎn), also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10–19 pounds (4.5–8.6kg) when fully grown. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Tibet and then been developed in China.

    The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes. They have a soft and long double coat. A Shih Tzu should stand no more than 28 cm (11 in.) at the withers and with an ideal weight of 4.5 to 8.6 kg (10 to 19 lbs). Drop ears are covered with long fur, and the heavily furred tail is carried curled over the back. The coat may be of any color, though white and with blazes of grey are frequently seen. The Shih Tzu is slightly longer than tall, and bigger dogs ideally should carry themselves “with distinctly arrogant carriage”. A very noticeable feature is the underbite, which is required in the breed standard.[1] The traditional long silky coat, which reaches the floor, requires daily brushing to avoid tangles. Because of their long coat and fast-growing hair, regular grooming is necessary, which may be expensive and should be taken into account when considering adopting one of this breed. Often the coat is clipped short to simplify care, but the coat still requires daily brushing. For conformation showing, the coat must be left in its natural state, though trimming for neatness around the feet and anus is allowed. The shorter cut is typically called a “puppy cut”[2] or a “teddy bear cut” when the puppy cut is accompanied by a fuller, rounder face, resembling a stuffed animal.[3]

  • Poodle puppies for sale

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.
     
    The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origins of the poodles are still discussed with a dispute over whether the poodle descends from the old French Barbet breed or from Germany as a type of water dog.
    Ranked second most intelligent dog breed just behind the Border Collie,[4] the poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, circus performers or assistance dogs. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010.
    Toy Poodles won “Best in Show” at Crufts in 1966 and 1982. Standard Poodles achieved the award in 1955, 1985, 2002 and 2014. The 2002 winner came from Norway and was the first overseas exhibit to win the Crufts best in show award.[5][6][7]

  • Pomsky puppies for sale

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    The Pomsky — a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian — is often referred to as a “designer dog breed.” This relatively new breed tends to be of the fluffy, cuddly variety, but there’s a lot of variation in these dogs, as well.

  • Maltese puppies for sale

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    Her is what Wikipedia Say’s about this breed.
     
    The Maltese [malˈteːze], Canis familiaris Maelitacus,[3][4][5] is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.[6][7][8][9]

    This ancient breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries. Originally called the “Canis Melitaeus” in Latin, it has also been known in English as the “ancient dog of Malta,” the “Roman Ladies’ Dog,” the “Maltese Lion Dog,” and “Melita” (the former name of Malta).[10] The origin of the common name “Cokie” is unknown, but is believed to have originated in the mid-1960s on the U.S. East Coast and spread in popular use. This breed has been referred to falsely as the “Bichon”, a name that refers to the family (“small long-haired dog”) and not the breed. The Kennel Club officially settled on the name “Maltese” for the breed in the 19th century.[6]
    The Maltese is thought to have been descended from a Spitz-type dog found among the Swiss Lake Dwellers and was selectively bred to attain its small size. There is also some evidence that the breed originated in Asia and is related to the Tibetan Terrier; however, the exact origin is unknown.[11][12] The dogs probably made their way to Europe through the Middle East with the migration of nomadic tribes. Some writers believe these proto-Maltese were used for rodent control[8][13] before the appearance of the breed gained paramount importance.
    The oldest record of this breed was found on a Greek amphora[14] found in the Etruscan town of Vulci, in which a Maltese-like dog is portrayed along with the word Μελιταιε (Melitaie). Archaeologists date this ancient Athenian product to the decades around 500 BC.[15] References to the dog can also be found in Ancient Greek and Roman literature.[16]
    Aristotle was the first to mention its name Melitaei Catelli, when he compares the dog to a mustelid, around 370 BC.[17][18] The first written document (supported by Stephanus of Byzantium[7][19][20][21]) describing the small Canis Melitaeus was given by the Greek writer Callimachus, around 350 BC.[22] Pliny suggests the dog as having taken its name from the Adriatic island Méléda;[19] however, Strabo, in the early first century AD, identifies the breed as originating from the Mediterranean island of Malta,[9][23] and writes that they were favored by noble women.[6][20][22][24]
    During the first century, the Roman poet Martial wrote descriptive verses to a small white dog named Issa owned by his friend Publius.[25] It is commonly thought that Issa was a Maltese dog, and various sources link Martial’s friend Publius with the Roman Governor Publius of Malta,[26] though others do not identify him.[27]
    John Caius, physician to Queen Elizabeth I, also claimed that Callimachus was referring to the island of Melita “in the Sicilian strait” (Malta).[20] This claim is often repeated, especially by English writers.[8][28] The dog’s links to Malta are mentioned in the writings of Abbé Jean Quintin d’Autun, Secretary to the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Philippe Villiers de L’Isle-Adam, in his work Insulae Melitae Descriptio.[29]
    Around the 17th and 18th centuries, some breeders decided to “improve” the breed, by making it smaller still. Linnaeus wrote in 1792 that these dogs were about the size of a squirrel.[8][22] The breed nearly disappeared and was crossbred with other small dogs such as Poodles and miniature Spaniels. In the early 19th century, there were as many as nine different breeds of Maltese dog.[8]
    Parti-colour and solid colour dogs were accepted in the show ring from 1902 until 1913 in England,[30] and as late as 1950 in Victoria, Australia.[31] However, white Maltese were required to be pure white. Coloured Maltese could be obtained from the south of France.[31]

  • Mini Woodle puppies for sale

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    The Whoodle is a hybrid, or designer, dog. They can be bred in three sizes: miniature, medium or standard. They can be 12-20 inches in height and weighing between 20 and 45 pounds. The original dogs for this breed are a cross between a pedigree Soft coated Wheaten Terrier and a pedigree Poodle.

  • Lhasa Apso puppies for sale

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    The Lhasa Apso (/ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsoʊ/ LAH-sə AP-soh) is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet.[1] It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning “bearded”, so, Lhasa Apso simply means “long-haired Lhasa dog”. There are, however, some who claim that the word “apso” is a form of the Tibetan word “rapso”, meaning “goat-like”,[2] which would make the equivalent translation “wooly Lhasa dog”.

  • Doberman Pinscher puppies for sale

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    The Doberman Pinscher (German pronunciation: [ˈdoːbɐman ˈpɪnʃɐ]), or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.[2] The Doberman has a long muzzle and stands on its toes (not the pads) and is not usually heavy-footed. Ideally, they have an even and graceful gait. Traditionally, the ears are cropped and posted, and the tail is docked. However, in some countries it is illegal to do so. Dobermans have markings on the chest, paws/legs, muzzle, above the eyes, and underneath the tail.
    Doberman Pinschers are well known as intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companions and guard dogs. Personality varies a great deal between each individual, but if taken care of and trained properly they tend to be loving and devoted companions. The Doberman is driven, strong, and sometimes stubborn. Owning one requires commitment and care, but if trained well, they can be wonderful family dogs. With a consistent approach they can be easy to train and will learn very quickly. As with all dogs, if properly trained, they can be excellent with children.

  • Chorkie puppies for sale

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    The Chorkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • Cavapoo puppies for sale

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    The Cavapoo (also known as a Cavoodle) is a crossbreed dog, the offspring of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.[2] The Cavapoo became especially popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia in the late 1990s.[3] The Cavapoo has since become one of Australia’s most popular breeds.[2] Cavapoos were bred by ACA Breeders kennels to be healthy, outgoing, small dogs with a low to non-shedding coats, who would get along well with children.[3] They are a very popular crossbreed dog in Australia due to their exceptional temperaments, robustness and low-shed. The breed is also increasingly popular in the United Kingdom.