Golden Cocker Retriever

Golden Cocker Retriever Rescue

The golden cocker is one of the most popular breeds of dog. They are very friendly dogs with a strong sense of loyalty and affection towards their owners.

However, they have been known to get into trouble when left alone too long. Their small size makes them easy prey for other smaller animals such as foxes or raccoons. Golden cocksers are usually found living in rural areas where they do not have many opportunities to interact with other dogs or humans.

Golden Cocker Retrievers are generally good natured and playful dogs, but they tend to be reserved around strangers. They enjoy being indoors and spending time playing games like fetch, tug of war, and hide n seek.

They love to play ball with their human family members or children. Golden cocksers are social dogs and will often greet visitors at the door. They are loyal to their families and friends, but they need regular exercise so they don’t become bored.

Golden Cocker Retrievers are prone to separation anxiety, which means that they may feel uncomfortable if left alone for extended periods of time. They tend to avoid new places and situations that might cause them stress or discomfort.

If left alone too much, these dogs can develop aggression toward unfamiliar people or things. Dogs that lack mental and physical stimulation may develop boredom, which causes them to become destructive and disruptive.

Retriever dogs are bred to help hunters retrieve fallen game from lakes and rivers. They have a natural instinct to retrieve fallen objects, which makes them excellent at searching out objects and valuables buried underground.

Golden cocksers have been used in various search and rescue efforts because of their strong sense of smell.

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Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers fed commercial diets by JL Kaplan, JA Stern, AJ Fascetti, JA Larsen, H Skolnik… – PloS one, 2018 – journals.plos.org

Genetic variation in aggression-related traits in Golden Retriever dogs by AE Liinamo, L van den Berg, PAJ Leegwater… – Applied Animal …, 2007 – Elsevier

Cutaneous nonepitheliotropic B-cell lymphoma in a Golden retriever by H De Bosschere, J Declercq – Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2008 – vdt.ugent.be

Identification of a premature stop codon in the melanocyte‐stimulating hormone receptor gene (MC1R) in Labrador and Golden retrievers with yellow coat colour by RE Everts, J Rothuizen, BA Van Oost – Animal genetics, 2000 – Wiley Online Library

Estimated incidence rate and distribution of tumours in 4,653 cases of archival submissions derived from the Dutch golden retriever population by KM Boerkamp, E Teske, LR Boon, GCM Grinwis… – BMC Veterinary …, 2014 – Springer