The Dog Blog

Golden Retrievers

Are Golden Retrievers Good Guard Dogs?

Golden Retrievers are often the first choice for those seeking a furry companion, known for their radiant golden coats and a demeanor that’s as warm as their appearance. These dogs are the epitome of friendliness, often seen with a wagging tail and a welcoming bark.  When it comes to family

Read More »
Golden Retrievers

Do Golden Retrievers Shed?

Do golden retrievers shed? Uncover the truth about their shedding with our in-depth guide. Learn effective management techniques for a happy, healthy dog.

Read More »
Breed Comparison

Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers: Which Breed is Right For You?

Understanding the traits and personalities of different dog breeds is crucial for prospective pet owners. Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, two of the most popular breeds in the United States, are often admired for their friendly nature and intelligence. This blog aims to provide an in-depth look at these beloved

Read More »
Golden Retrievers

Are Golden Retrievers Aggressive?

Golden retrievers have a reputation for being one of the friendliest, most easy going dog breeds. In fact, they are often recommended for families with children due to their patient, gentle nature. However, some potential golden retriever owners and current owners wonder – can golden retrievers be aggressive? The short

Read More »
Blog

New Website! – Adopt a Golden Retriever Puppy today!

Hello, Golden Retriever and Vizsla lovers! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly revamped Golden Meadows Retrievers website. We’ve poured our hearts and tails into creating a digital space that offers a seamless, interactive, and highly informative experience for our community. We know how much joy, love, and

Read More »
Blog

Longest-Living Dog Breeds

Are you searching for a new dog to welcome into your family? Before you decide on the breed, it is essential to research each dog’s traits, physical attributes and life span so you and your household know what to expect when adopting a new family member. Long-living dog breeds can

Read More »
Golden Retrievers

The Ultimate Guide to Grooming Your Golden

Golden Retrievers are a work of art in motion. Whether you’re playing fetch or chasing one another around the yard, his beautifully soft yellow-gold coat flounces along behind him gracefully. It’s the picture of perfection for Golden owners, and something that spurs on photo opportunities, treasured memories, and some of

Read More »
Blog

Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads

If you have a dog, you’ve undoubtedly had your heart stolen by those cute head tilts. Their ears stand up, they stare into your eyes and move their head to one side—and your heart melts instantly. You shower them with hugs, kisses and treats and patiently wait until the next

Read More »
Blog

Are Dogs Colorblind?

Your dog can see more colors than you think, just in different shades than you. Dogs perceive color differently than humans, but their world is not limited to gray, black and white as once believed. Dogs have a different eye structure than humans, which limits their color range to certain

Read More »
Blog

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Begging for Food

Most dog owners know what it’s like to deal with a begging dog. This common behavior can be a nuisance during mealtimes and a health problem for your dog if you give in. Understanding why your dog begs for food and practicing a few simple training techniques can go a

Read More »
Golden Retrievers

The Ultimate Golden Retriever Training Guide

If you are thinking of bringing an adorable puppy home to your family, a Golden Retriever should without a doubt be near the top of your list, as they are one of the most docile and affection breeds out there. Before you actually commit to purchasing a puppy, however, you

Read More »
Blog

Cat-Friendly Dog Breeds

Although cats and dogs have a long-standing reputation as archenemies, it is possible for them to become best friends — or at least live peacefully together! Adding a dog to your cat-owning family may be easier than you think — as long as you choose the right dog breed. Figuring

Read More »
Dog Parents

Pet’s Death Can Literally Cause a Broken Heart

When a treasured pet dies, it can literally incapacitate us. It’s an all-encompassing sort of grief that feels very much like losing a family member – and why wouldn’t it be? After all, our beloved pets are just as much our family members as anyone else. New evidence shows that losing

Read More »
Sporting Dogs

Common Traits of Pointing Dogs

It is important to know some of the common traits of the dog you are looking to add to your family. Some dogs have various exercise requirements, temperaments and other needs that may or may not fit your family composition. Therefore, it would be wise to do your due diligence

Read More »
Canine Companions

Do Golden Retrievers Like to Cuddle?

With their famous happy-go-lucky attitude, it’s no surprise that cuddling is one of a Golden Retriever’s favorite pastimes. Anyone who’s owned or spent a lot of time around this beautiful breed will tell you that these dogs truly are “man’s best friend,” with an unparalleled intuition that seems to let

Read More »
Blog

Most Obedient Dog Breeds

With so many dog breeds in the world, you’re sure to find one that fits your family and has the temperament you appreciate. While some people like a rambunctious dog that does its own thing, others need a furry friend that listens and follows directions. Some breeds are more obedient

Read More »

What Is the Happiest Dog Breed?

Dogs are well-known for their friendly nature. A good run, treats and love are all many of these animals need to live a good life. Still, you may have noticed that some breeds of dogs seem to be in a good mood all the time, no matter how many of

Read More »
Blog

Famous Dogs That Have Our Hearts

When you hear “famous dogs,” there’s probably a beloved movie, show or historical furry figure that comes to mind. From Winn-Dixie to Lady to Sinbad, there are plenty of loveable four-legged heroes on the big screen and in real life. Golden Meadows Retrievers has compiled a collection of our favorite

Read More »
Sporting Dogs

Traits and Types of Champion Hunting Dogs

Hunting dogs must be properly trained. In addition, certain traits bred into some dog breeds will create better hunting companions. Not just any dog is up to the task. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities successful hunting dogs have and which dog breeds are best suited for hunting. Which

Read More »
Safety Tips + Advice

Swimming Safety Tips for Dogs

The dog days of summer are here! It’s time for you and your favorite pooch (pooches?) to head outdoors and love the weather. Wherever you’re from – north, south, east or west – swimming is one of the most popular American summer pastimes for canines and humans alike. Most dogs

Read More »
Blog

Why Do Golden Retrievers Smile?

People tend to believe Golden Retrievers are a happy breed because of their calm disposition, high energy and ability to smile. Golden Retrievers are more expressive with their feelings and facial expressions than some other dogs. If you own a Golden Retriever or have ever interacted with one, you’ve probably

Read More »
Blog

Why Do Golden Retriever Noses Change Color?

Golden Retrievers’ noses change color for various reasons. The cause for a black nose turning pink can be seasonal changes, aging and sometimes medical conditions. The color of a dog’s nose depends on the breed and genetics. Dogs may naturally have black, pink or liver-colored noses. They also sometimes have

Read More »
Health + Wellness

Helping Your Dog Fight Seasonal Allergies

Dogs are resilient creatures. Despite not always feeling top-notch, most won’t show signs of illness or discomfort until their symptoms have significantly progressed. While seasonal allergies don’t typically cause dogs harm, they can be just as uncomfortable as they are for us. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to

Read More »
Golden Retrievers

Choosing a Family Pet: Benefits of Golden Retrievers for Children

Golden Retrievers are great dogs and they bring much joy to any household that embraces them.  This extremely exceptional breed of dog is intelligent, gentle, kind and loyal.  Additionally, these dogs are sweet, happy and very playful.  With the right training, they can be easily housebroken and keeping them around

Read More »