The Golden Retriever, year after year, has been ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds in America. This is not surprising, as they are generally very calm and gentle. They could fit into almost any family as they are easy to train. They love children and generally go out of their way to please their humans. For many people, this undemanding creature who just wants to please makes the perfect pet. National Golden Retriever Day was started by Kristen Shroyer in memory of her Golden Retriever, «Quincy,» who lost her battle with cancer at age seven.
The Golden Retriever originated in Scotland and, as the name suggests, was a hunting dog. In the early 1800s, Scottish residents needed to develop a dog for hunting in marshy bogs. He needed excellent catching ability, a soft mouth (capable of retrieving birds without harming them) and a love of water. By crossing his best Water Spaniels with Retrievers, the Golden Retriever was developed. Golden Retrievers have a double coat of hair that protects them when they swim in cold water to retrieve birds. Their feet are also webbed to increase their swimming ability.
Until they fend for themselves
This topic is one with differing opinions. Different pet owners subscribe to different schools of thought. However, most dog experts agree that the best time to stop posting is when your dog’s ears can stand on their own. This can take a week, a couple of months, or a year, depending on the cropping style, posting technique, ability of the ears to stand erect, and other factors.
Ideally, the only way to tell if the ears are upright is to look at them without the posts. Do they stay upright or do they slump a bit when the post is off? Essentially, your pup’s ears should be upright when he’s alert and when he’s lying down. Sometimes they tend to go up when the dog hears something and gets excited. When the excitement wears off, the ears may pull back downward and assume a V-shape. To be on the safe side, you may want to keep posting for a few more weeks in this case. If the situation persists, take the dog to the vet to be evaluated for a problem. In addition to standing, the ear must be fully healed. It shouldn’t have scabs, open wounds and all that.
Fewer ear infections
One of the most common underlying causes of an ear infection is excessive moisture (source). Ear trimming and placement procedures will open up the ear and dramatically increase airflow into the ear canal. This can lead to an overall drier ear and potentially fewer ear infections.
A 2012 study of dogs in Nova Scotia showed that the prevalence of ear infections in lop-eared dogs was significantly higher than in prick-eared dogs. In the dogs studied, 17.8% of dogs with «pendant ears» (i.e., floppy ears) were diagnosed with one type of ear infection, while only 12.8% of dogs with prick ears were. were (source).
: Test his mood
Say that your dog’s ears stand up on their own without the tape…
And they haven’t risen for a long time …