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Golden Labrador for Adoption

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Breed- Labrador

Age- 1.25 yrs

Gender- Male

Color-Golden

Description- Sterilized healthy & friendly Labrador. Charges incurred for sterilization and vaccination will be taken by welfare volunteer who has rescued him. Genuine dog lovers only contact.

Contact at-Shampa Dasgupta, Happy tails adoption
9971281144

Golden Retriever for Adoption

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Age- 5 years old

Breed – Golden retriever

Gender- Male

Description-  Very friendly, healthy & trained golden retriever.  Owners are unable to take care with ailing senior member in the family and daughter the main caregiver in the hostel. Genuine dog lovers should apply who have space and time for the gorgeous retriever. DELHI/NCR ADOPTION ONLY.

SMS at- 9811233956 (SMS ANDY WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS)

Shampa dasgupta, Happy tails adoption

Golden bling!,- By Dr Lochana Baney

Grooming your Golden Retriever can be a wonderful way to bond with him and to familiarise yourself with his distinct and unique body features. Here’s how to groom him beautiful!

Grooming benefits…

Dr Lochana Baney

Dr Lochana Baney

Grooming your Golden Retriever has many benefits than you can think of.

  • Help in identifying parasites before they become a problem.
  • Keep track of lumps, bumps under and over the skin.
  • Check and keep ears clean.
  • Keep nails trim.
  • Check and brush teeth.
  • Avoid bacterial, fungal and non-specific dermatitis.
  • Teach your Golden to trust you to handle his body.

The time you spend grooming can be a special time for both if you start it early and make it enjoyable for him.

Brushing basics…

Depending on their genetics, Golden Retrievers vary in their coat length, but brushing at least once a week is a must for all. Most Golden Retrievers like to be brushed slowly and gently, so make it a slow but enjoyable process.

Start brushing with a soft rubber brush when he is just two months old. Make grooming experience a pleasure for your Golden so that he will learn that being groomed is a pleasant experience. Even if you wish to get your dog groomed by a professional, it is a wise idea to familiarise him with the process at home.

Shedding facts…

Golden Retrievers shed a lot, all the year round. Brush your Golden Retriever regularly to remove as much of the dead fur as possible so that his new coat will grow back quickly. Frequent brushing is recommended to keep the volume of the coat to a minimum for easier maintainance.

Right tools…

It is important to use the right combs and brushes. For your Golden, you need the following tools:

  • Long-toothed metal combs to penetrate the length, but with well-rounded bristles to avoid injury to skin. Authentic rolling combs, with moving teeth are safer.
  • De-matting tools like the matt zapper to be used only on matted hair. But use it after a proper know-how on the technique as wrong handling could bruise the skin.
  • Use brushes made out of rubber to get the dead top coat out and improve circulation adding luster to the hair.

Dealing with matts, burrs and tangles…

A Golden Retriever has a talent for picking up all kinds of material in his coat, which can get his coat matted around the ears, groin, or feathering on the rear legs. Remove matts and tangles carefully as a dog’s skin is quite elastic and the danger of injury to the skin is high. A professional groomer with the help of correct de-shedding tools can remove stubborn matts and it is wise to get their help as soon as you notice the first stubborn matt. Conservation of the natural beauty of the hair, its colour and texture, being of prime importance, shaving or clipping the hair to a very short length should be completely avoided.

Smile care…

035Brush your Golden Retriever’s teeth to strengthen his gums and save the teeth from decay. Brushing is recommended using canine toothpaste and a soft, gentle canine toothbrush.

Paw care…

The bottom of a dog’s foot is very sensitive but it is important to check your Golden Retriever’s paws on a weekly basis to be sure that the pads are not cracked and bleeding.

The hair between a Golden’s toes can prevent him from gaining enough traction on a slippery floor and may cause him injury and discomfort. Keeping the hair on his feet trimmed back will ensure that he can grip the floor without slipping and hurting himself. It will help keep good sanitation of the paws and avoid local irritation and infection.

Trimming nails is the toughest area of grooming but very important too. If you are unsure of doing it

yourself, visit a professional groomer to trim his nails.

Bath routine…

Goldens don’t need to be bathed all that often, and may solely depend upon how dusty they get. Most mud and dirt are easily brushed out of their coat if you allow it to dry first.

Always brush before a bath. Secure the dog in the bathing area. The water temperature should be warm and comfortable to the touch. Wet the coat, taking great care not to get water in the ears or up the dog’s nose or in the eyes. Start shampooing only with a good quality dog shampoo. Make sure they are free from chemicals and pesticides. Medicated shampoos should be used only on the advice of your veterinarian. If the dog is dirty, more than one shampooing might be needed. Pay close attention to feet, under the tail, the ears, around the mouth. Then rinse thoroughly. Use a dog conditioner after shampooing to avoid dry and itchy skin and to get the hair silky, shiny and easy to maintain. Rinse thoroughly after leaving the conditioner for three minutes. Towel dry him. Mild, cool air can be used to dry him further with a blower. Do not use hot air as it can over-dry and damage the hair.

You might also consider taking your dog to a professional groomer every four to eight weeks and simply doing maintenance brushing, ear and teeth cleaning, and matt checks in between. Keeping your Golden looking his best is attainable. The benefits for you are that this will leave more time to relax and play with your Golden buddy.

(Dr Lochana Baney runs Gordon – Just FUR Dogs in Pune. This pet corner provides individualised enhancement of the pet’s skin and coat, according to the dog’s breed, physical condition and age, following international standards. Gordon is voted for the best dog shop in Germany and is now open in India at Pune. Dr Lochana can be contacted at: 020-2680 6881).

breed profile

Truly golden!

A Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds. Charming looks, golden locks, friendly disposition, eager-to-please demeanor – a Golden Retriever has everything you can ask for in a family dog.

Amazing Golden Retrievers…

Friendly, kind and well-mannered dogs. They are intelligent and easy to train. Devoted to their pet parents,breed profile they are extremely good with children. A Golden Retriever is the most popular assistance dog, due to their detection and working abilities. They are trained for search and rescue, therapy dogs, hearing dogs, guide dogs for the blind, handicap assistance dogs, drug detection, etc. Their eagerness to learn makes them excel in agility too.

Beautiful and playful…

The golden lustrous coat of the Golden Retriever requires regular grooming. Prevention of matting in his dense undercoat is very important. Bred for retrieving waterfowl, the Golden maintains this trait – he loves a good game of fetch, is a natural swimmer and is happiest when he is actively involved with his family.

Mental and physical stimulation a must…

Be his pack leader and keep him occupied and happy. They can live in an apartment provided they have enough space to exercise indoors as well as outdoors.

Health issues…

They gain weight easily, so do not overfeed them. Get the diet chart prepared from your vet. Other problem may include hip dysplasia, skin allergies and congenital eye defects.

‘Golden’ Pictures

Golden Retrievers find their room in Hollywood. Air Bud (1997) had buddy having the skills of the basketball superstar Michael Jordan. Some of the sequels which enthralled were – Air Bud: Golden Receiver based on American football, Air Bud: World Pup had our Golden’s playing soccer. Not to forget Snow Buddies, Air Buddies and Space Buddies. You can also watch Shadow in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).

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nutrition

A ‘Golden’ diet

Royal Canin offers breed-specific diets, the recently launched being the Golden Retriever 25 and Golden Retriever 29 for your golden breed.

Breed – Specific Diets

Royal Canin is the inventor of breed specific diets, the Breed Health Nutrition range. The Breed Health NutritionNutrition range is formulated with quality nutrients, excellent raw materials and exclusive natural aromas, which the dog detects immediately. The very high digestibility level (more than 90 percent on an average) of the rigorously selected proteins, ensure the best possible assimilation by the body and good intestinal health.

The Breed Health Nutrition range combines scientific knowledge of nutritional precision,

  • Taking into account each breed’s particular sensitivities.
  • Formulating a unique diet to respond to each breed’s specific needs.

Why Kibble?

The kibble is a concentration of technical expertise: its shape, size and texture tailor-made to:

  • Help encouraging good oral hygiene due to a brushing effect.
  • Make it easier for brachycephalic breeds and puppies to pick up their food.
  • Help slowing down the speed of ingestion, in particular for greedy breeds who may gulp down their food.
  • Are adapted to the size and shape of each different jaw.

 

The Golden Retriever Diet…

The Golden Retriever has his own physiological specifities, which should not be mistaken with the Labrador Retriever’s.

“Paw-Tales” l July-Aug 2006

Ginger – a Friend, Partner, a defender…
Pets are wonderful companions and dogs are the best. He is friendly, confident and a faithful comrade. My pet, Ginger, a golden Labrador is a loving, playful dog, true to
his Lab characteristics; he is affectionate and hates to stay alone.
When I come back from school, he greets me with total exuberance. He jumps up and if I am not careful – I can be floored!! His eyes are very expressive and if we don’t give him the desired biscuit, he simply sulks.
The most comical antic of his is when he chases lizards and birds. I only have to say “Lizzi Bizzi” and he goes berserk. He barks and jumps and tries to catch the
lizard, and when he cannot reach it, he reacts comically. His antics always leave us in splits of laughter. He is  a great companion and we all love Ginger.
– Vrinda

Pia: my golden lady

had grown up with dogs all around and Pia was one of my favourites. She was a beautiful golden lab. Her walk was like a little lady, she was very fond of the gardener and would carry his tools in a sack to help him do his work. They made quite a pair in the morning at 6 o’ clock, right till it was time for him to go home! Every evening she would take a regular splash in the pond and settle herself in our drawing room, waiting for visitors. She loved people and would listen to our conversation by turning her head from side to side, acknowledging whatever was being said and by whom.
The happy and affectionate Lab wormed her way into everybody’s heart. Soon as dad’s staff car used to arrive, she would run out and take his stick. She was trained by an army dog trainer and knew all the commands.
Moreover, she was sensitive to everybody’s feelings too. I remember one time I was being yelled at for my Hindi marks which had plummeted rock bottom, so I ran to my bedroom and burst into tears. Pia ran after me, jumped on the bed and licked my tears away.
Pia is no more now. Many years later, I went to Lucknow Cantt, visited our old bungalow and saw her grave near the boundary wall. I said a little prayer for my golden lady, Pia!!

THE TEN GOLDEN RULES OF PUPPY CARE

Puppy care

Sridevi with Bruno

Rule 1 – Training starts on day one

Since dogs aren’t born fully trained, your puppy will be looking to you for guidance. Good training plays a big role in ensuring a happy and successful relationship between you and your dog. Through puppy care and training, your dog will learn to understand what his human companions expect of him and be better equipped to fit into his environment. Likewise, the better you understand your dog’s behavior, the more rewarding your relationship will be.

Rule 2 – A puppy needs a balanced diet

What you feed your puppy really matters. In fact, he needs special puppy balanced diet chart that contain nutrition with just the right amounts of protein, fats, minerals and vitamins. A puppy’s diet must also be balanced so he receives the right amount of nutrients. Food should be concentrated to allow him to take in all the needed nutrients with a small amount of food. And always make sure your puppy gets plenty of fresh, clean water.

Rule 3 – Keep your puppy well groomed

Start grooming your puppy at an early age. The earlier your dog gets to know the procedure, the more readily he will get used to it.

Rule 4 – Puppies need regular dental care

Taking care of your puppy’s teeth now will prevent a lot of problems later on in his life. In fact, the number one health problem for dogs, apart from being overweight, is periodontal disease. The accumulation of tartar and plaque and the resulting gingivitis can lead to more serious disease. So start brushing your puppy’s teeth now, because most dogs over two years of age who haven’t received regular dental care have these dental problems, so start with best puppy dental care in the same you brush your teeth everyday.

Rule 5 – Best Way to Exercise your puppy daily

Part of the normal routine for a healthy puppy is regular exercise. The amount your dog needs will depend not only on his size, but also on his breed. Don’t make the mistake of over-exercising your puppy, however. A growing puppy’s bones aren’t yet strong enough to cope with the extra stress this puts on him.

Rule 6 – Regular vet check ups

Ideally, you should choose a vet even before bringing your puppy home. Then, once your puppy is home, you should take him in to the vet within the next day or so for an overall check-up. In the first few months, there’ll be several visits to the vet for various vaccinations and spaying/neutering. Once your pup reaches adulthood, at least one visit a year is required to ensure his ongoing good health.

Rule 7 – Give your puppy home health checks

You can play a big role in keeping your puppy healthy by doing health check ups at home. Checking his weight, coat and skin, eyes and ears, teeth and gums, and doing spot checks can prevent little problems from turning into big ones.

Rule 8 – Introduce your puppy to other dogs

One of the best ways to teach good canine manners is to allow your puppy to interact with an adult dog. Most adult dogs won’t be aggressive toward a puppy though sometimes, a big dog will find a way to put a puppy in its place, perhaps with a growl or a snap. Don’t prevent an adult dog from doing this, since puppies learn to limit the strength of their bite and how to control themselves. If you prevent an older dog from controlling a puppy, then the puppy soon learns to think of himself as the boss and that he can do anything he wants.

Rule 9 – Reward good behaviour

Positive reinforcement is a powerful way to make your puppy a well-behaved member of your family. Reward him with a treat or praise when he does what you tell him. This will encourage the repetition of good behaviour and will increase the likelihood that he will repeat the desired behaviour in the future.

Rule 10 – Be patient

Raising a puppy requires a lot of love and even more patience. Educate yourself by reading dogs and pups magazine as much as you can about raising a dog, talking to other dog owners and communicating with your vet. This will eliminate many “surprises” along the way, and will put you well on the path to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with your puppy.