Known Health Issues
Based on the study conducted by the Golden Retriever Club, it has been revealed that 1 of every 2 Golden Retrievers are susceptible to cancer. Hemangiosarcoma is the most common type of cancer among them, followed by osteosarcoma, mastocytoma, and lymphosarcoma.
Aside from that, skin diseases, such as allergies are quite common. This leads to itching skin that causes bacterial skin infection.
Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia are also common to them due to their bone structure and size. Epilepsy can also be a cause of concerns, as well as eye diseases, but it’s not as common as other health ailments for Golden Retrievers.
A lot of dog breeds can be independent and aloof. This is what makes the Golden Retrievers extra special. They are very affectionate and would love to be with their family all the time. Thus, they are a perfect pet for a family, or for those who want a very loyal companion.