The Golden Retriever is one of the most beautiful and versatile dog breeds. They make wonderful pets, and are great dogs for companionship, therapy and service dogs.
Why does this breed stand out in these areas? Simply put: their temperament. Many people purchase a Golden Retriever just for their temperament. They are kind, friendly, confident and love everyone! Please do not purchase a Golden to be a guard dog, because they will end up licking the robber to death! They are trusting and gentle. They love to play fetch, frisbee, swim they are just all around fun loving animals. The reason they make such excellent companion, therapy, and service dogs is because they are very tuned-in to their owners. They are valued for their high level of social skills. They are friendly and do learn quickly. These are just some of the reasons we are proud to have them working in our program. There are also differences in temperament between American bred and European bred Golden Retrievers. American bred tend to have higher energy levels and do extrememly well in the hunting field. English Golden’s are slightly calmer and while they love to play, their hunting drive is much lower.