Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas Coast
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Hello, welcome from the coast of Texas, and congratulations on your new golden. I hae owned my own dogs for 61 years (yep, I am an old geezer) and they included several English Setters (my first was an English Setter) a couple of Irish Setters, 6 golden retrievers and two Great Pyrenees--they are the odd balls, not sporting dogs. And each breed is different...or least mine have been. One thing all the sporting breeds had in common was their desire to please their humans. The guldens are the "goof balls" for lack of other description. Our Honey was lost to lymphoma at age 13+ and she was so playful up until 2 weeks before her death people took her to only be 3-4 years old. Being pale gold, if she had gray you really couldn't see it. The Prys do not play like most breeds do--oh, when young they will but they were bred to watch over and protect herds and flocks against any threat--bear, mountain lion, pack of wolves. They take on any thing with no gear. But at the same time are so gentle with their people. Our Sir Moose gravitates towards kids, loves kids and other dogs, but "guards" us against hawks, ospreys, etc that he sees flying over---but only birds of prey. No idea how he knows the difference. He loves attention, but still remains so dignified. Did I saw goldens are "goof balls?" Irish Setters are more majestic--I think they are the most graceful, elegant of all breeds. They are loyal and they do play and crave attention. Did I say goldens are "goof balls"?". English Setters love to be in the field with you, are driven to hunt quail, but still love to be with their humans. All different, all special. I love them all. Enjoy your new golden and and as I have with each new breed, learn as you go.
AT THE BRIDGE
SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14
STILL WITH US GREAT PYRENEESE MOOSE adopted 9/30/14 AT AGE 7
Goldens bring light into the world.