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Golden Retriever Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions relating to the golden retriever breed.

Gallaghers Goldens Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions related to the Gallaghers Goldens business.

The breed originated from Scotland. These days there are three variations, the British type, the American type and the Canadian type.

See Wikipedia for more information.

Golden retrievers are known for being playful, friendly and docile, as such, they are a common choice for a family with young children.

Golden retrievers are very intelligent dogs and are eager workers, these traits contribute to them being very trainable.

The typical Golden Retriever is calm, naturally intelligent and biddable, and with an exceptional eagerness to please.

An adult golden retriever will require a minimum of two hours exercise per day.

The golden retriever is considered to be the 4th smartest dog breed in line behind border collies, poodles and german shepherds.

Golden retrievers usually reach their full height by one year of age and their mature weight by the age of two.

Goldens love to swim,  fetch and play, threadmill, jumping and hiding treats.

As Goldens are more therapy dogs and family pets they are not suitable as guard dogs.

We currently have four breeding bitches and one stud. Our pack is always expanding.

We are an Irish business but serve a global market. Some of our most recent deliveries were to the United States and Dubai.

We do not train in-house but work with a local trainer here in Limerick.

Please contact us for a referral or to discuss this further.

It is our policy to take a maximum of three litters from each of our females.

We breed to the British standards.

The heart is to ensure no defects or murmurs, the hips is to ensure the dogs don’t develop dysplasia as they get older, we ensure that all our dogs have hip scores of 15 or less.  We carry out yearly eye tests for eye disease and catarx.

All of our dogs are vaccinated against Parvovirus, Coronavirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Bordetella.

Yes, all of our dogs are microchipped.

Hi there! If your question is not answered above we will be more then happy to help so please feel free to contact us anytime!
Sammy
the pup

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