Hi i have always loved the golden retriever but we live in a smallish house with a small backyard still enough for a dog to play in. i also have an old playhouse that could be tuned into a big kennel for it to get in the shade.I will be going to school every week day and will be home on the weekend, my whole family will be gone for atleast 7 hours a (week) day. I will be gone from about 8am-3pm. I live across the road from the beach so i will be able to give it a walk before school and will take it to the beach or for a walk after i get back. Is this dog right for this lifestyle if there any golden owners plz send some information on how they are like to live with. thanks alot
There are many dogs in the world that are man's best friend. Some are mean and some are nice, but if you stay a distance away and stay calm the dog would most likey come to you. it also depends on if you want an adult or a puppy. I would recomend a puppy so you can train it to do what ever you want it to do.
You have posted this same question about several different breeds of dogs. I think you need to google all the breeds you are interested in and actually write down the pros and cons. Personally and of the large working/herding breeds require alot of excersize. Any time you get a puppy it requires alot of training. A puppy can not hold it's bladder for a long period of time and needs to be taken out several time a day while you are at school. You need to find out what your parents are interested in taking on. Try contacting a rescue about breeds you are interested in, and ask them the same questions you are asking us. Also ask what is the general reason why the breed gets given up. It may anwser alot more of your questions then repeting it here just about different breeds.
A general rull of thumb for all dogs, no matter what size/breed.
All young unhousebroken puppies need to potty every several of hours. They either need to be taken out or have an area with a wee wee pad to potty. All medium to larger sized dogs need alot of excersize, not just one or two walks aday. A medium sized yard is generally perfect for alot of breeds as long as you play with them.
Lastly a well bred dog from a good breeder can be expensive, and a badly bred dog from a bad breeder, puppy mill, or pet store can cost a ton of money in health problems. Good luck, and I hope you find exactly what you are looking for one day.