It is one of my most hated breeds.
>extremely high maintenance
>ugly. box headed, flat faced dropped ear type of dog
>shed an ungodly amount all year, thin hair that flies in the air and will reach the top of shelves. no escape.
>drool a lot, are one of those nasty breeds that are obsessed with food and will eat literally anything, including shit, card, clothes, insects, whatever.
>need a lot of exercise
>need to chew on shit constantly, and often want you to play with them bringing their slobbery toys around.
>hyper needy breed, can not entertain themselves and will constantly be near you and in your way and begging for attention
and that is just the average one. A best case scenario. in reality you have to put up with that plus bad shit dog behaviour as most wont train them well.
Why are they so popular? people have bred them so much they became extremely inbred and almost all die of cancer around age 5-9
I whole heartedly agree with your assessment.
Growing up my aunt always had a golden and I fucking hated it
Because they're dogs in a nutshell. Ugly, high-maintenance, eats everything, needy.
It’s just hounds and molossers. Spitzes, collies, and sighthounds are based.
Goldens are based, the only issue is the joint issues they get when the grow old
Anyone else getting vibes that op fucks his dog?
Yeah if someone doesn’t want dogs to be gross they must fuck dogs
Or they’re just not muslim and want to be able to bring them in the house
Lol my dog looks like this but is asian and small. She hates other dogs.
i think people are forgetting that pic related caused a surge of people getting them in the 90s
there are three goldens in my building and they are all super. I like meeting golden retrievers, they have always been very chill about male on male meets with my dog. I never see them freezing up and trying to be dominant or snapping at my boy for no reason like I do with other breeds.
i dont understand why people want their dogs to meet other dogs
people bring their dogs up to mine and it's fucking annoying. usually their dog stinks and the smell ends up rubbing off on her while she nervously tries to get away. and then their stinky asshole dog tries to get friendly with me. with its tongue. what the fuck. go away, stinky asshole dog.
because the dogs enjoy it
Maybe your stinking asshole dog enjoys it. They also enjoy pissing on things.
Let your dogs piss on things.
Just control what it is they piss on.
its not as if I would let him loose on your dog if we met, we obviously pass other dogs by default, but if its obvious the other owner is up for it or if they ask I just almost always say yes.
he has tons of buddies all over town to run around in the parks with because of that
Lousy b8 thread as per usual.
What alternatives would you recommend for first timers? Poodles?
>actually sheds twice a year instead of year round like other dogs, loses almost no hair outside of shedding season
>dry double layered coat has very little odor and naturally repels dirt
>uncommon for them to like dirt/mud, tends to avoid it, as well as water
>very smart, bigger brain than your husky or collie
>does not need obedience to function, "self training" in basic manners
>a little protective but not extremely aggressive, used by the inuit as an actual nanny dog
>the best for cuddling
>Will always pull a little on walks, not for people who derive their sense of self importance from a perfect heel
>May really dislike the typical "put them in a noose and hand me a fire hose, it's just an animal" grooming process, but will be fine with a gentler "regular" bath
>Will eat (not just kill, eat) large rats, rabbits, quail, turkeys, chickens, and cats if not raised with them, but that's ok because most of those are either vermin or should be well contained due to shitting uncontrollably
How do they get along with other dogs? I have two females already and I would hate to have them fight like Akitas would. Also, are they chill with kids? I got young nephews so I wouldn't want the dog to be aggressive towards them either.
In the family? Chill. Strange? Testy and standoffish, especially if the dog is female. Children, or any human that isn't an aggressive adult male? Very chill. Aggressive adult men? Wary specifically if the dog is male.
All good things, because strange animals and adult men are some of the most dangerous things you'll encounter in the west.
Cool, that sounds good. whenever I get a new dog I'd get a pup so it can get used to my dogs and family better
I have a golden retriever/husky mix and all of these traits apply to it.
Just say you hate white people
Ha. Maybe if this were about the german shepherd or swedish elkhound.
>Why are they so popular?
They have the cutest puppies.
Read this plebbit thread. It’s basically just golden retriever owners all coping and admitting how horrible it is having one, while all defaulting to “but their love is worth it”. Its fucking cringe.
There are so many breeds that “their love is worth it” who arent going to completely ruin your home and life for years.
That sub is a circle-jerk of people with disgusting homes and needing to dedicate everything to their high maintenance pet but refusing to come to terms with their mistake.
My ex had one and she often when out covered in dog hair. I told her it was embarrassing and people will judge her for it. She replied “no they will just think i have a dog”. Lol
I hear less shit from husky and malamute owners. Those dogs seem to actually shed twice a year instead of year round like goldens and aussies, and aren't inclined to putting shit in their mouths and then down the hatch.
Exactly. You can actually take a husk to a parlor or just spend an afternoon rewlly getting the coat sorted out a couple tomes a year and it eliminates a lot of the issue. Not an option for a golden.
Huskies can also entertain themselves, do not bed for attention constantly, drool, stink, eat dog shit or anything you put near them
Well you can get all those without most the downsides in other breeds too, it just might take a little early training and thats it
Huskies are notoriously autistic, destructive, stubborn and struggle in a companion dog role. Their prey drive is also stupidly high.
It's like aaying GSDs are a great family dog. Yeah they *can* be but most people are retards who can't train dogs that effectively.
Goldens basically have these desirable traits already ingrained. It's really not that hard to understand lol
You could say the same about cats. But at least huskies are smart and shit outside.
>You could say the same about cats.
Why would I bring up cats at all when the subject is dogs you fucking retard
>only grooming husky a couple times a year
Lol. Lmao even. Dipshit.
Most dogs aren't easy to raise from puppies and it honestly doesn't surprise me that a bunch of toxo brained sois would complain about it.
Poor example tbh
>The puppy stage was really really hard for us. There were nights my husband actually cried out of frustration.
I cannot believe these people are real.
I tried taking care of a puppy for a few months. While I don’t cry it was unironically horribly stressful due to their constant need to piss so you can’t have them locked up. And if you keep them in a larger area they just freak out all night from loneliness. If you can’t easily tune out them screeching and crying like banshees for 8 hours it makes nights hell. And after a few weeks it really just makes you feel like shit from your garbage sleep cycles.
Puppies are the absolute worst thing on the planet. I’m never touching a dog under 6 months again.
Theyre cute :3
good ratio to popular breed to not kill
They're incredibly happy and friendly dog. Name a more friendly dog breed. You can't, they make the perfect house pets for people who just want to cuddle a dog all day.
If you cuddle a golden you’ll stink and your clothes will be absolutely covered in hair which is extremely hard to remove. This isn’t just a “avoid in shedding season” thing, as they heavily shed all year.
There are better breeds for that
>There are better breeds for that
Ok, name them
Akita Inu. They basically exist to cuddle you, and only you. Get a female for this. The males can be too possessive and there's a large hard object you don't want pressing up against you.
Male dogs stay on the floor. You'll understand when you get stabbed by their dick bone or they start growling on the couch.
>The Akita is a powerful, independent, and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers, but affectionate and deeply loyal with its family. As a breed, Akitas are generally hardy. Historically they were used as guard dogs, fighting dogs and for the hunting of bears
>The Akita is generally seen as territorial about its property, and can be reserved with strangers.It is known to be intolerant of other dogs of the same sex
>Since it is a large, powerful dog, the Akita is not considered a breed for a first-time dog owner.
>The breed has been defined in some countries' breed-specific legislation as a dangerous dog.
>The Akita is a large, strong, independent, and dominant dog.
>Akitas tend to be reactive towards other dogs, so caution must be used in situations when Akitas are likely to be around other dogs, especially unfamiliar ones.
Are you trying to suggest the Akita as a better basic casual family dog than a Golden, anon?
>Are you trying to suggest the Akita as a better basic casual family dog than a Golden, anon?
I wondered the same. This site is full of contrarians. The answer to "good alternative to a Golden Retriever" is an Akita, which takes a lot of training and socialization.
>Akita Inu. They basically exist to cuddle you, and only you. Get a female for this
But are they big enough for, you know
nta but they're bigger than German shepherds, which is a favorite among that crowd, so I'd say so.
>Are you trying to suggest the Akita as a better basic casual family dog than a Golden, anon?
nta either but tame it with ur skin flute
wanting a cuddly dog is for fags
>Get a female for this.
I wish animal fuckers weren't allowed on the internet.
that's legitimate advice retard. male dogs are significantly more dominant and aggressive. leave them intact they're pushy and aggressive. neuter them they're nervous and aggressive. and they fucking stink. leave them intact they stink. neuter them, they piss on themselves. and continue to stink.
females are more tolerable as pets. males are just for labor. they're bigger and more athletic for work. they're meaner for fighting and guarding. that's it. that's all male dogs are good for. for stuff like herding people actually prefer female dogs because they're smarter, more obedient, and there's less bullshit to deal with. spay at 2, enjoy your dog.
dog fucker confirmed.
you'd think a dog fucker would prefer a male because they'll hump anything any day. females turn around and bite anything that gets on top of them in heat that isn't their favorite male dog, and would have to be raped. you also HAVE to spay a female or they die from mammary cancer/pyometra real quick and your dog accidentally getting pregnant is way worse than your dog getting someone elses pregnant.
>not my problem
plus males have dicks, and i don't know what a female is going to do with a white woman
you sure have spent a lot of time thinking about the logistics of fucking a dog, for someone that claims not to fuck dogs.
I'm a bit smarter than most people so my thoughts are basically instantaneous. In the time it took you to write that post, my mind journeyed through the universe and deeply pondered quantum mechanics and the nature of consciousness. But if the mechanics of dog fucking seem that intellectually demanding, hey, that's just you. Maybe you're that dumb. Or maybe you just like dwelling on the subject.
There was a time we chased them off the site. Unfortunately, zoomers see being a "coomer" as inherently virtuous as long as you're loud and obnoxious about it, and nobody's louder than furfags.
Television memes. Burgers just do what the TV people do. These dogs smell way too bad to be indoors. People freak out when they find out huskies don’t have the same strong cummed in socks smell but believe it or not most dogs smell just as mild and Americans don’t have experience with dogs other than retrievers, hounds, bully/mastiffs, and huskoids.
The standard dog should be the greyhound. Docile, gentle, clean, and actually useful to the common man. Most other hunting dogs are part of sportsmanship hunting where they form one part of a more elaborate system that costs more than it makes until you scale to near industrial levels while greyhounds actually pull their weight. Did I mention they’re typically peckish eaters and mostly sleep?
fuck off husky fag
whatever you say air bud
>be duck hunter
>work your dog hard
>it's happy and doesn't go insane
it's really that easy
stop getting breeds you don't properly utilize
That’s pretty much the point moron. Nobody does what a golden was bred for. There was no way any of the traits that make it high maintenance and irritating were intended for home living. Quite the opposite. The things that make it good at what it was bred for make it awful as a house pet.
The ONLY trait that can be good is as other anon said, they are incredibly docile around children
>awful as a house pet.
They're eager to please, pretty intelligent, not stubborn, patient, very friendly and not retardedly active
Idk what youre looking for in a dog honestly.
I don’t understand why them and labs are always recommended as first time dogs considering how high maintenance they are.
But I’d say they’re popular because of how little training they require to be good family dogs. They’re by nature extremely gentle and loving of their family and strangers, you don’t need to jump through hoops to prevent them from eating a baby they just naturally know how to be gentle around them. Even smaller dogs are an issue because they bitey pieces of shit that’ll try to nip at kids.
Thats the only possible explanation.
However it takes very little effort to train dogs to not do that shit, and organise your home to prevent.
I don’t understand why ANYONE would rather put up with a lifetime of the described shit in the OP and constantly disgusting home or very high cleaning requirements versus spending a little time training and preparing for other breeds.
For me it’s because I just like big dogs. Labs and retrievers are some of the best options outside of their energy levels because of how generally good they are.
Once you get outside labs and retrievers you start getting into the guarddogs and working breeds that do actually require a lot of training or are even more insane than retrievers. And people underestimate how much dogs will resort to instincts even with a ton of training.
Honestly outside of labs and retrievers the only other good option I can think of are Great Danes but they have even more issues than OP. Other large dogs I have to worry about murdering my kids friends if they come over
What about a Caucasian Shepard? They seem like good doggos and they can even chase off bears.
>smaller dogs are an issue because they bitey pieces of shit that’ll try to nip at kids
That's good. Children need to learn how to behave around animals. If your child gets bitten by a dog punish the child.
>keeps dog in the house
anything you will ever say about dogs is automatically invalid.
if i were in charge of putting pet dog patents in place, you wouldn't get one.
Wtf are you talking about retard?
Youre replying to a robot
christ is the one and only messiah and dogs normally belong indoors
nice, now greyhounds get to suffer because you're a brainless absolutist retard who deluded himself that he knows what's best for other people
>Why the fuck are golden retrievers so popular?
Movies, normies love everything they see on tv
To me they were clearly one of those breeds that were bred to work, do a specific task, and sleep outside or at least in a dog house away from human areas because they are particularly disgusting and not really bred to be clean or house compatible.
honestly the average golden retrievers home is disgusting
Imagine samefagging as the first response to your shitty thread lmao