Retrievers are a type of gun dog that retrieves game for hunters – hence the name “retriever”. They were primarily bred to retrieve birds and other prey and return them to the hunter without damaging it. For this reason, retrievers are bred for soft mouths – referring to the willingness of the dog to carry the game gently in their mouths. Dogs who are hard-mouthed will harm game and make it unsuitable.
There are many types of retrieving dogs. Some types include:
• Golden Retriever
• Irish Water Spaniel
• Labrador Retriever
• Murray River Curly Coated retriever
• Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
• Portuguese Water Dog
• Spanish Water Dog
• American Water Spaniel
• Boykin Spaniel
• Chesapeake Bay Retriever
• Curly-Coated Retriever
• Flat-Coated Retriever
• German Water Spaniel
Retrievers are very intelligent animals that can be easily trained. They are eager to learn and eager to please. They make excellent companions and are hard working as gun dogs. They require daily exercise, love and affection.
Retrievers have health issues and problems like all other animals. Health issues differ between the breeds.
Taking care of your pet is extremely important. Because veterinary bills can be quite costly, many owners are now purchasing pet insurance. Pet insurance can help to defray high veterinary bills and give pet owners peace of mind, knowing their animals will be taken care of for years to come.
GuardMyPet offers affordable pet insurance for your Retriever. We have various plans to choose from to suit both your budget and your Retriever’s health care needs. Contact us today for a free quote.