And like other intelligent breeds who were bred to work, they need to have a job to do, such as retrieving the paper, waking up family members, or competing in dog sports. A tired Golden is a well-behaved Golden.
As we shopped for a breeder, I discovered that Golden puppies ranged in price from around $500 for a dog from a backyard breeder or a pet store to upwards of $3,000 for a show quality pup from a top breeder. I'll admit now that price was a very important parameter back then.Feb 17, 2012
However, as a general rule of thumb, a normally healthy adult Labrador Retriever will need 1 hour of exercise every day. The more relaxed Labs just 45 minutes per day, the more energetic 1.5 hours+. This can be made up of running, swimming, playing fetch, jogging alongside you…anything that goes beyond a gentle walk.Nov 15, 2017
Typically, puppies sleep anywhere from 12-18 hours a day, adult dogs can sleep around 14 hours per day, large breeds may sleep up to 18, and elderly dogs can sleep even more.Jun 8, 2016
There's probably no better proof of this than that the first three AKC obedience champions were Golden Retrievers. This breed is extremely easy to train, and comes in fourth in The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren, as one of the brightest dogs ranked by obedience-command trainability.Jul 24, 2015