Golden retrievers are the very embodiment of calm and good nature. The breed is considered to be a real “family” – it’s kind, loyal, cheerful creatures. For the puppy to grow up big and healthy dog, you need good nutrition, constant exercise, decent conditions of detention. All this is reflected in its development and well-being.
Golden retrievers are born blind and deaf. However they the sense of smell is already developed, babies can respond to cold and heat. They are trying to crawl through their “nest” in search of a mother. In the neonatal period of development, it is important for the kutam to eat – the owner transfers weak babies to the back nipples dogs filled with milk. It’s necessary to protect the family from drafts, temperature differences, maintain comfortable lighting, humidity air near their “nests”. Newborn Golden Retriever:
Monthly Golden Retriever gradually transferred to complementary foods. Puppies eat 5-6 times a day, which is not so much at their growth rate – It seems that they are increasing every hour. If the baby has poor appetite, the frequency of feeding is not reduced – only reduce portions. Be sure to find out the reason – stubbornness, helminths, a disease. In the photo, video – the monthly Golden Retriever:
At two months old, puppies find a new home. First days to them the owner’s care is especially important – the baby is parting with family, afraid of an unfamiliar space. They try to feed him habitual food, gradually transferring to a new diet. Food – either natural or feed. Mixing is not recommended – leads to problems with the digestive tract. Recommended nutrition for retriever:
- dairy products;
- calcified curd, grated cheese;
- boiled yolk;
- lean meat scalded with boiling water – small pieces, slices;
- boiled, raw mashed vegetables: pumpkin, carrots, cabbage;
- porridge: buckwheat, rice;
- chopped greens;
- mashed vegetables, soup;
- boiled low-fat fish without pits, entrails.
Puppies are offered only fresh and quality food. Forbidden potatoes, sharp bones, fatty meat, pasta, raw fish, any sweets, chocolate, canned food for people, barley. Photo, video retriever in 2 months:
Puppies do not drink until 4 months – the owner soaks the food in water. But the drinking bowl should always be filled with fresh water. The frequency of feedings is gradually reduced – by the year the dog eats strictly 1-2 times a day without snacking. After dinner, her bowl cleaned. Starting from the 3rd month, vitamin complexes are added to the puppy food. The most effective – taken by courses with 1-2 month breaks. In the photo, video – 3-month-old Golden Retriever puppies:
The owner begins to educate, train grown puppy. Everything the baby learns at this age will stay with him for life. Therefore, the owner does not leave without attention not a single prank, disobedience – chokes in a strict voice, and then ignores the dog. If you close your eyes to misconduct pet, he will take it as the norm. Golden retrievers at 4 months:
Retriever training continues – between owner and dog “conversations” take place at the level of eye contact. If the puppy looks into the eyes, looking for the owner’s gaze, which means he feels in a leader’s man. If the owner does not interest him, education wrong, the dog is allowed too much. Short trainings (15-20 minutes), in the form of a game – up to 1 the dog’s skeleton is still fragile, unformed. Long jogging, jumping can lead to developmental disabilities, injuries. In the photo, video – puppies of a golden retriever at 5 months:
Retrievers are hunting dogs. The owner should be encouraged, not suppress this dog feature. The puppy will happily look for hidden goodies, toys, bring them to the owner – so quick-witted, scent, sharp vision exercises. With the dog also walking near, shutter speed is practiced. Half-year Golden Retrievers:
By this age, the Golden Retriever knows perfectly teams – “to me”, “you can not”, “sit”, “give”, “lie”. Dog eats only by permission, while walking is kept next to the owner. Her physical development completes, behavioral characteristics formed. If the owner did not raise a dog, he beat him cruelly punished him, “fruits” are already visible. Good-natured retriever with this handling becomes nervous, embittered, uncontrollable the beast. Photo of adult golden retriever:
Weight and height of puppies
Next are the standard development indicators for Golden Retriever puppies by months. These parameters are averaged – kutyata can grow, gaining weight slower, faster, which depends on their genetic predispositions. The main thing is for the baby to feel good: eat with appetite, played cheerfully, slept well. To overfeed a puppy in order raising a large dog is not worth it – retriever prone to obesity.
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Parameters of adult dogs:
- Boys: height at the withers – 56-61 cm.
- Girls: height at the withers – 51-56 cm.
The parameters of the animal also depend on its “career”: retrievers, participating in exhibitions – more well-fed, rounded, and “workers” dogs are smart, lean.
When buying a puppy
Golden babies are prepared for sale for 2-3 months. Their cost – 35-100 thousand rubles. Experts advise buying a pet in cynological clubs, nurseries – purebreds are sold there retriever with passports listing their pedigree. To buy a puppy “with hands” at a low price is a bad idea. Under the guise of Golden retriever puppy sold mestizos, “nobles.” Animal can not possess those qualities for which family is so valued breed. The low price of the puppy sometimes indicates that the baby is “tribal marriage” – his bite is broken, cryptorchidism is developed. it interferes with show career, but doesn’t interfere with the kitten family favorite. In addition to the passport, the breeder must provide a puppy card with information:
- nickname of the puppy and his parents;
- coordinates of the breeder, nursery;
- hallmark number.
A mark is already put on the baby’s ear. Future owner verifies brand with the number on the puppy’s card. The Golden Retriever has his own veterinary passport with information about the first helminthization and vaccination: when the procedures are carried out, what drugs were used. A conscientious breeder supplies the buyer with a 2-3-day supply of the usual food for the puppy, so that the change of diet in the new house went smoothly.