My Favorite Dog Breeds Part One

November 5th, 2006 by Micah

I’m a lifetime dog lover. However not all dog breeds are for me. I’m not a huge fan of small dog breeds. I’m a big dog lover. I tend to think dogs need plenty of room to roam and run around. That might be because I grew up on a ranch;-)

I have a few favorite breeds that tend to be fairly common to households and a few that well just aren’t meant to be pets. Of all the breeds though, my favorite is the beautiful and loyal Golden Retriever.

I’ve personally raised a handful of golden retrievers so they are the numero uno on my list of favorite breeds. My family raised goldens as guide dogs for the blind. You couldn’t ask for a more friendly loyal breed.

The Golden page at the Guide Dog sums it up perfectly:

The Golden Retriever is a breed that was developed in Scotland and England. It is a relatively modern breed as it evolved only during the later part of the 19th century. Its original ancestors are believed to be a Tweed Water Spaniel and a yellow-colored dog. Affectionately known as the Golden or the Yellow Retriever, it has a dense waxy coat that is waterproof, drooping ears of medium length and a straight tail. Its body is a bit longer than tall with a rear that is well angulated. The Golden Retriever is physically strong and muscular with fluid movement. It has a normal canine structure with a broad head and a kindly expression.

As you’ve probably figured out, Goldens tend to be very people oriented and great with kids. Hence a huge reason they make great service dogs. They don’t make to bad of cattle dogs either. I know both from experience. Watch out though they tend to have bad habits naturally like getting to hyper around children. So keep a close eye before they are fully trained. Otherwise they are wonderful loving dogs by nature and will make a great house pet.

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