Are Golden Retrievers Intelligent Dogs?

Considering to adopt a Golden Retriever and need and wondering whether Golden Retriever is an intelligent dog breed?

According to pet experts, Golden Retriever Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of intelligent dog breeds.

Are Golden Retrievers Smarter Than Other Dogs?

    Golden Retriever intelligence ranking compared to other dogs: #4 

    Smartest Dog Breeds

    Pet owners always want to feel that their dog is the smartest on the block, and while this may be true, a smart dog can come in many forms.

    Of course, a clever canine is just potential without a person willing to put in the time and effort to channel the dog and train's knowledge. Dogs are about as clever as the average two-year-old, but there is a variety of intelligence across various breeds.|Intelligence in dog breeds can refer to many traits. Some dog breeds are easier to train and listen well to orders while others make great working dogs who are able to herd livestock.

    If you want an intelligent buddy, get one of these breeds:

    1. Border Collie is among the world's smartest and most famous dog breeds. Originally developed as a herding dog because of its intelligence and obedience, the Border Collie is a medium-sized dog known for its friendly temperament.

    2. Golden Retriever is one of the world's much-loved dog breeds. Initially bred as gun dogs, the Golden Retriever is an intelligent, friendly and trainable mate.

    3. Rottweiler (a.k.a. "Rottie") is a faithful, smart and courageous dog breed who is known for its unwavering commitment to its owners, whom they will defend at all costs.

    4. Poodles not only are very clever, but they're also honored, energetic dogs, with the added advantage of being hypoallergenic. Because of their high intelligence, poodles can be easily trained to track, hunt, retrieve, and obey.

    5. German shepherd is the second most sought-after dog breed because they're courageous, confident, and clever. They are excellent all-purpose workers and are used in a number of specialized situations as police dogs or service dogs.

Golden Retrievers Intelligence

Golden Retriever Information

The Golden Retriever is a medium-sized, well-balanced dog with a distinctive golden-colored coat; small, drop ears; and a natural tail carried level with the back or with a slight upward curve. The correct relationship of length of body to height is 12:11. The Golden Retriever is a dog without exaggeration. The Golden Retriever should be evaluated as a working gun dog, and exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much they interfere with the dog’s ability to work.

The breed’s most readily identifiable characteristic is its rich, lustrous golden color. Another essential characteristic is proper temperament. A Golden Retriever is friendly, calm, compliant and compatible with people and other dogs. Goldens are particularly good with children. The Golden Retriever’s friendly temperament is reflected in his kindly expression. The Golden Retriever is a powerfully built dog, with a good nose for tracking, a soft mouth, and an eagerness to learn.

What to do if you lose your Golden Retriever

If your Golden Retriever Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Golden Retriever

If you find a Golden Retriever Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.