Soft Coated Golden

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Ireland <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Soft Coated Golden

The Soft Coated Golden is a hybrid between the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Golden Retriever. They are large dogs, generally measuring 58 to 61 centimeters at the shoulders and weighing 29.5 to 34 kilos. Its coat is soft and thick, but unlike the Golden Retriever, which tends to shed excessively, the Soft Coated Golden takes its cue from the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and sheds only moderately. Soft Coated Goldens are easy-going dogs. It's a true companion dog that loves everyone. The Soft Coated Golden has a real affinity with children. He's the ideal family dog.

History of the Soft Coated Golden

The Soft Coated Golden shares all the delightful characteristics of its parents, the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Golden Retriever.

 

        

A little of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

        
The Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated in Ireland, where it has been bred for over 200 years. They are considered versatile farm dogs. The Wheaten hunts, guards livestock, hunts vermin and is a companion. This feisty Terrier was considered the poor man's Irish Wolfhound, as it never belonged to the nobility. Historically, only aristocrats or nobility were legally allowed to own a hunting dog that measured over 48.5 centimeters at the withers or had a long tail. Anyone who owned a dog meeting these criteria and who did not belong to the nobility had to pay a tax. To avoid this costly tax, the common people made sure the Wheaten was short and had a docked tail. In 1973, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club and classified in the Terrier group.
Standard of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

 

        

A little of the Golden Retriever

The exact origins of the Golden Retriever are a little hazy. It is generally believed that Dudley Marjoribanks acquired the only golden puppy from a litter of black puppies in the Scottish Highlands around 1840. He began breeding yellow dogs and created the first foundation Goldens. At the time, hunters needed a dog capable of retrieving game both on land and in water due to the variety of regional terrain. The Golden Retriever was bred to be a hunting dog and easily retrieve waterfowl in Scotland in the 19th century. In 1925, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the Golden Retriever as a sporting dog. It has become a popular choice as a hunting dog, service dog, guide dog, tracker and search and rescue dog.
Standard of the Golden Retriever

Appearance of the Soft Coated Golden

The Soft Coated Golden resembles the Golden Retriever, but its coat is much softer and sheds very little. Most people think this dog should be golden in color because of its parents, but it's typically black at birth, but as the dog grows, its coat becomes a little lighter. It may change to a deep, rich brown or remain black as the dog reaches adulthood. The coat is thick, dense and waterproof. Its ears are floppy and its face is very similar to that of the Golden Retriever. The dog's body is stocky and muscular. Its feet are equipped with flippers, enabling it to swim effortlessly.

Temperament of the Soft Coated Golden

The Soft Coated Golden is a dog that lives to please its family. They love children and seem to have a special affinity with toddlers. Like its relative the Golden Retriever, the Soft Coated Golden generally loves the water and is an excellent swimmer. Their temperament is gentle and docile. They tend to get on well with other animals and often make close friends at the dog park. If you're looking for a fantastic family dog that doesn't shed as much as the typical Golden Retriever, the Soft-coated Golden is a good choice. It wants nothing more than to spend time with its family and please its owners. This dog is highly intelligent and excels at obedience.

Needs and activities of the Soft Coated Golden

The Soft Coated Golden wants to be involved in all his family's activities. He loves going for walks, playing ball or Frisbee, and even swimming in the lake. His body is athletic and he thrives on physical activity. A large, fenced-in yard is ideal for providing adequate activity. Soft Coated Goldens love to play with children. He's the kind of dog who won't stop coming and going, just to make his master happy. In the evening, after a day of intense play, he's usually happy to lie down next to his master and relax.

Maintenance of the Soft Coated Golden

Soft Coated Goldens need daily brushing to keep their coat smooth and tangle-free. Use a long-haired brush to remove knots and clumps of hair that may remain in the coat. He doesn't shed excessively, even if his coat is thick and dense with undercoat. Its coat is waterproof and can have a doggy smell when wet. Its floppy ears should be cleaned once a week to remove debris. His nails should be trimmed monthly if his daily exercise doesn't wear them down naturally. Her teeth should not be neglected; brush them several times a week to prevent tartar build-up.

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