Golden Retriever insurance
Golden Retrievers are prone to health issues, so it’s essential to make sure you have your dog covered for any health care needs. Illnesses can occur at any age, so it’s a good idea to take out Golden Retriever puppy insurance as soon as possible.
Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance
You can take out Golden Retriever insurance as soon as your pet is 8 weeks old, right up until their 8th birthday. And once you have cover in place, we’ll insure your Golden Retriever for their entire life - as long as you renew your policy year after year. Giving you one less thing to think about.
How to care for a Golden Retriever
Like all dog breeds, diet and exercise are the two most important factors. But grooming and training also need to be considered. Well-trained dogs are better behaved and easier to care for.
Temperament and behaviour
Golden Retrievers are a social breed. They get on well with people and all kinds of animals. They’re the perfect pet for children as they love to play and never lose their puppy-like personalities. They’ll fit into most lifestyles and adapt well to change.
They’re often used for service and professional dogs due to their obedient and gentle behaviour and personality.
Golden Retriever puppies are lively and playful. These characteristics stay with them as they grow. Even elderly Golden Retrievers will still want to play.
Common health problems
As a dog breed, Goldie’s are known to suffer from quite a few health issues. Having Golden Retriever insurance can help you when it comes to vet bills. It’s also important to prepare yourself for these conditions, so you can spot them quickly and understand what treatment is available.
How long do Golden Retrievers live?
You can expect your Golden Retriever to live between 10 and 12 years. Their lifespan will be affected by their diet and exercise. Overweight dogs will have a short life expectancy as they’re more prone to health problems. Some conditions can’t be avoided, but others can. An active dog is a healthy dog.
Do Golden Retrievers shed?
Golden Retrievers shed a lot, especially during spring and autumn. Brushing daily will help with the shedding and stop the fur from matting. If your dog gets a mat in its fur, you’ll need to cut it out.
No matter how much you brush, you’ll need to get used to dog hair being on your clothes and furniture.
How much is a Golden Retriever?
A Golden Retriever costs between £400 and £2,500. Adults dogs are generally at the lower end of the scale.
You can usually expect to pay £1,200 for a puppy, although this depends on the breeder and pedigree.
Are Golden Retrievers and Labradors the same dog breed?
Don’t worry, you’re not the only person asking this question. The answer is no; they’re not the same. Both are retrievers and bred for hunting, so they share similar personalities, but they’re not even related.
They’re roughly the same size and build. The main noticeable difference is their coats. Labradors have short, straight fur, whereas Golden Retrievers have long, wavy fur.
So, is a Golden Retriever right for you?
Your Golden Retriever will never fail to put a smile on your face. They’re a devoted breed that will stay by your side and always be ready to give you a cuddle when you need it.