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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I just had the hardest time dealing with my golden retriever’s death. This was because she was the best dog we ever had. She was great towards kids and was so loving. She never bit . When ever I would cry she would come over and lie next to me sometimes whimpering. Golden retrievers do not like to be yelled at or they will whimper and my daughter has already told my husband that he hurt the dogs feelings and the dog was crying. I would definitely recommend this breed for any family with energy , love, or kids!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have an 18month old retriever. She is very placid and very friendly. We have recently become grand parents and the dog has been very good towards the baby. She lays next to her and licks here, although we would never leave her alone with the child unattended. The dog needs a lot of exercise and loves to swim whenever she can even if the water is freezing she will swim. If I were to get another dog it would have to be another golden. They are also very good guard dogs.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I knew 15 yrs. in advance the dog I wanted was a golden retriever. "K.T"is his name,10 yrs. ago I got him and tonight his mate "Reba" (another golden) just had 8 beautiful puppies. Our family has been blessed in many ways with the addition of KT and his family. There is not a more loyal, happy, handsome, loving, canine companion that $ can buy.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    They are wonderful, funny, intelligent and loving, protective and happy dogs. I have two rescued ones now, and their characters could not be more different. The dog is potty, and loves to play tug of war, the bitch is cuddly and licky. Golden retrievers need lots of exercise and they react well from being treated as a member of the family. They are curious and love to watch what you are doing. And they are brilliant with children. Very protective and tolerant. Obviously, the way a dog is brought up says a lot to how it behaves, but if you treat them like a well loved member of the family you will not go wrong.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Over the past 25 years, I have been the fortunate owner of three wonderful male Golden Retrievers and one Golden mix. Each one had their own special personality, and was intelligent, forgiving, loving, kind and gentle. I cannot recommend any other breed more highly than a Golden. They’re wonderful.

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  • Oct 20, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a 20 month old Golden she is wonderful, she is easy to teach, and very well mannered she strives for attention and is very loveable I woul dnever trade my baby in for anything.

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  • Dec 7, 2008 at 12:00
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    I grew up with a black lab-golden retriever mix and she was the funnest, most friendly dog I’ve ever seen. Even though she as the coloring and fur of a lab, she’s all goldie when it comes to her personallity. Golden retrievers are definetly a hassle and need constant exercise and entertainment, but they are a very loyal dog and we’ve never had probelms with ours running away. Our dog made friends with everyone she met and was always happy to be around new people and she never ever was aggressive toward them. She was definetly protective of my brother since the two of them basically grew up together, and I guess she sees herself as his big sister. Golden retrievers are definetly great for families with lots of kids and who have a home with a large backyard. They are definetly not ment for city appartments.

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  • Nov 12, 2009 at 12:00
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    We have a 18 month old female golden. She is our first purebred. She is a character. When anyone comes she grabs the nearest toy and starts jumping, crying and wagging from nose to tail. This can be a bit annoying at times. Very smart. We raised chicks and turkeys this year and she thinks they are her babies. She packed the chicks around if they got out and washed them thoroughly. The turkeys, she would try to get them to play ball/ Needless to say they are all grown but remain hers.

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  • Oct 13, 2010 at 12:00
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    If you do not mind dog fur around your house, I would highly recommend a golden. They are one of the most loving, gentle breeds that I know. I have had the honour of loved by 2 goldens and know that I have been blessed. Showing a golden patience and love will give you so much in return. They can have a somewhat "goofy" personality, which makes them a special breed all to their own. They are wonderful with babies, small children and other family pets. My golden now who is 11 months always wants to play with our 14 year old cat and the cat understands that the dog is not trying to hurt him. They are the best!

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