Although the appearance and temperament of individual goldens can differ greatly, most share the breed’s basic characteristics. In the next few pages, we will give you a general introduction to breed:
- History of the Golden Retriever–here you will find the history of the golden retriever and how this affects goldens today.Today’s Goldens–a brief description of the characteristics of modern goldens.
- The Golden Retriever Breed Standard–the official AKC standard for the breed. describing what goldens should look and act like
- Disadvantages of Owning a Golden–although goldens are wonderful dogs, they aren’t perfect ;-). Here you will find a discussion of some of their less-than appealing traits.
- Genetic Diseases of Golden Retrievers–a discussion of the health problems facing today’s goldens.
- Finding a Golden–some tips on how to find a good golden retriever and links to important sites to aid you in your search.