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Maplewoods Golden Retrievers
                                                                Golden Retriever Info

There are few breeds as gentle, affectionate, playful, eager to please, and devoted as the golden retriever. These sweet dogs like people and other animals and are ideal playmates for children. They crave attention and always want to be with their owners. 

Goldens generally do very well in obedience training, which should be started early, although some dogs may be easily distracted. Gentle, positive reinforcement is all that's needed. 

Goldens may bark when a stranger comes to the door but more often as a greeting rather than as a warning. A fenced yard is essential--goldens tend to follow their noses and wander. 

These dogs can live in the city as long as they are exercised daily and given a lot of attention. The golden competes successfully in agility, Flyball, tracking, and obedience; excels in narcotics detection and search and rescue; and is regularly chosen to work as a therapy dog as well as with the physically challenged and visually impaired. 

Appearance: The outer coat is dense, shiny, wavy or flat, and water-repellent; the undercoat is dense and waterproof. 

Feathering is heavy on the front of the neck, back of the thighs, and underside of the tail, and moderate on the back of the front legs and the underbody. Color is various shades of rich, lustrous gold. 

Grooming & Exercise Needs: Goldens shed a lot and need to be brushed and combed a few times a week. 
They are happiest when they are taken on several brisk daily walks and are given the opportunity to play with other dogs. Fetching Frisbees or balls and swimming are favorite activities. 

Origins: Developed in England and Scotland in the 19th century, the golden retriever resulted from the breeding of a Newfoundland-derived yellow retriever with the Tweed water spaniel and the occasional out-crossing of this new dog with the Irish setter, bloodhound, and other water spaniels. 

The advent of the breech-loading shotgun enabled hunters to down enormous quantities of ducks, and a large-bodied dog was needed to both locate and retrieve game. Until the golden retriever's arrival, setters and pointers located the game, and spaniels flushed and retrieved. 

Height: 21.5-24 inches

Weight: 55-75 lbs. 

Life Span: 12-14 yrs. 

Breed Group: Sporting Dogs 
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Stefanie and service dog Raleigh.
                  1997 - 2010
Kelly's Sir Golden Man Kato
Tara and service dog Wilber
           (6 months old.)

Wilber at work at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Buster is young and has a lot of energy. He is gentle and kind and loves all other dogs and animals. He is very eager to please and stick by your side.
Max is a beautiful BIG BOY. He has a wonderful, gentle personality and reallys loves children. He is so obedient any child no matter how small can walk him on a lead and he stays right beside them.
                  1995 - 2006
Kelly's Lady Golden Summer
Happy Tails

Permit #6
Newest members of the Service Dog Team.
Congratulations Summer & Libra. 
Way to go!!
Libra working at school.
Daisy is Katy's daughter. She is also gentle and loving. She is training to work with children and loves time spent with people. Daisy is a doll and has that same loving personality as her mom.

Trixie is Katy's daughter as well. She is full of spunk yet cuddly and playful. She is a wonderful fetcher and will bring you anything. Dixie also has her mom's loving personality and dad's obedient behavior.

Ruby is a big girl like her mom, Chloe. She is a gentle girl. And a total joy to be with and is very obedient and eager to please. 
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Barney is the newest member of our golden family. He is fun and playful but gentle with children. Great temperament and personality. He is a joy to have in our home
Chloe was our top service dog producer. She has produced 8 currently working registered service dogs.

Katy has produced several service dogs and her daughters are following in her footsteps..