5 Reasons Retrievers Are The Best Dogs In The World
Retrievers were bred in England to retrieve kill for hunters. Today, they’re one of the most popular dogs in the world. There are six different types of retrievers: Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Loved for their gentle disposition, these highly trainable and smart dogs became popular as family pets. Read on to find out a few reasons why these beautiful companions are so special.
Listening Is A Strong Suit
The owner of these retrievers in Thailand loves her dogs dearly, but doesn’t love the mud they bring into the house. She’s trained them to line up one by one and patiently wait for their paws to be wiped off before entering the house. They don’t even cut in line or try to race inside. Now that’s a good listening dog!
Being Gentle Helps
Bred to retrieve birds for hunters, retrievers have a soft grip with their mouths. There was recently a challenge on social media involving retrievers and raw eggs where the owner would place a raw egg in the dog’s mouth and they wouldn’t crush it. All of them passed! This instinct makes them a great family dog who is playful and gentle with people of all ages.
Helpful To A Fault
Who needs to hire a dog walker when you have a retriever around to take the pups out for some fresh air? It’s a retriever’s instinct to be helpful, which makes it easy to train them to fetch balls, bones, or your slippers. They also love a good game of hide and seek, especially if they get to eat the prize.
Playing Well With Others
Their easy-going nature makes retrievers the perfect dogs for owners who have multiple pets. Their playfulness coupled with their gentle and kind disposition makes them friends with even the most unlikely companions. These two golden retrievers, Watson and Kiko, are best friends with their little brother Harry, the cat.
Eager To Please
It’s a dog’s job to be loyal and please their owners and for retrievers, this is especially true. The entire purpose for the breed was to be a faithful companion to their owner. Their instinct to please and their high trainability makes them not only popular service dogs but an important part of anyone’s family.
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