Could this be the perfect family pet? Well, considering that they are one of the lowest ranking barkers, and they don't have bad breath. That's a pretty good start. And what's this about an egg?
Amy Shojai: They have what's called a soft mouth. I've actually seen these dogs pick up two or three raw eggs in their mouth at a time without breaking them.
Often referred to simply as "The Golden," the golden retriever is one of the most beloved dogs, and is always ranked high among the most popular breeds.
Amy Shojai: Golden retrievers are right at the top as far as pet goes. Very versatile, they are one of the top pets that are welcomed into homes today.
Amy Shojai: 就寵物而言，黃金獵犬位居其冠。它們非常多才多藝，是最被家庭歡迎的寵物之一。
And there happens to be a guy you can thank for this happy beautiful pooch, and he's got a funny name: Lord Tweedmouth, or if you prefer his given name, Sir. Dudley Marjoribanks. An avid hunter, Lord Tweedmouth lived near the banks of Loch Ness, and it was there, where he developed the dog in the 1860s with the love for the water and the desire to retrieve. Well, the Tweedsters knock this one out of the park.
對於這隻漂亮的混種狗狗，你剛好可以感謝一個人，而他有個好笑的名字（姓）：Lord Tweedmouth，或是你喜歡他的本名（名），Sir Dudley Marjoribanks。身為一個熱衷的獵人，Lord Tweedmouth住在Loch Ness湖的岸旁，就在那邊，他在1860年代培育了這種愛水且喜愛銜回獵物的狗狗。嗯，這些黃金獵犬做得很好。
The American Kennel Club registered The Golden in 1925 and the breed flourished to the 30s and 40s, and has never lost its popularity. And if forbidding is your thing, look no further. They are rocking the good behavior hardwire.
Dr. Karen Halligan: Unique about the golden retriever is that they were the first ever AKC obedience trial champion.
Dr. Karen Halligan:黃金獵犬最特殊的地方是，它們是第一個美國狗舍俱樂部服從測試冠軍。
And that's like Miss Manners for dogs, an organization recognizing an excellent working relationship with their owners.
Victoria Wells: They are so willing to work for the people they are bonded with. They are just so ready to please their families.
You don't have to bother saying "fetch" to these guys. Bred as hunters to retrieve fowl from water and land, they will run tirelessly all day.
Goldens are a big dog, measuring around twenty-two inches in height and an average weight of sixty-five pounds. They sport a dense water-repellent coat with a good undercoat and a rich shades of golden coloring. A puppy's coat is almost always lighter than what it will be when it's an adult. Looking at a puppy's ears is a good indication of what color it will be when it grows up.
These dogs love to chew. Yup, it's that soft mouth again, bred to carry water fowl during the hunt. But sometimes it goes a little too far. Some bad reviews are taking a bite out of their reputation.
Dr. Nicholas Dodman: Aggression is now a feature in some lines, not the whole breed, but you gotta watch out for it. And golden's actually number three on the National Bite Parade, and what is an epidemic of bites these days.
Dr. Nicholas Dodman:現在某些品種的特色是其攻擊性，不是全部的品種，但是你必須要小心。黃金獵犬實際上是在全國狗咬人排行榜上排名第三，這些日子狗咬人是一種流行時疫。
Who is number one and number two? The German Shepherd's at one, the Chow Chow at two. And like its retrieve along the Labrador, it has wet feet to aide in all that pedaling it loves to do. But with all that fetching and running, the golden retriever is prone to hip displeasure, a joint disorder common to many large breeds. It's caused by a loss of cartilage due to an abnormal formation in the hip. It can be quite painful and requires proper medical attention. Consult with your vet, if your golden shows signs of discomfort.
For environment, goldens are versatile. But it's a bigger dog that requires activity.
Dr. Karen Halligan: I think the nice thing about golden retriever is they are gonna adapt to anywhere. They will be fine in the apartment as long as they get worked. You can put them on the farm. They'd have a bless.
Dr. Karen Halligan:我想關於黃金獵犬很棒的事，是它們在哪裡都可以適應。只要適當運動，它們在公寓裡也可以很好。你可以帶它們去農場。它們會很快活。
Hip displeasure is common. And if not properly exercised, these guys can pack on the pounds. There has also been a problem with cancer in the breed.
Dr. Karen Halligan: Lymphoma is a very common cancer in golden retriever. So you wanna make sure that you get a good line.
Dr. Karen Halligan:淋巴癌在黃金獵犬中是很常見的癌症。所以你要確定你有一隻優良血統的。
Grooming wise, you'll have to pay attention to their coat.
Victoria Wells: Golden should be groomed regularly. You know, they need to be brushed. They need to get all the knots taken out with the slicker brush.
Golden retrievers are extremely easy to train.
Amy Shojai: They are more biddable than some other breeds, which means they are more eager to please.
There's probably not a better pet for the entire family. But remember, it can be mouthy and a biter. So train them early to not bite. This is not a guard dog, unless the intruder hates getting licked. Every golden has its own unique personality and traits. But in general, goldens are born to run and are generally quite healthy. Keep that brush handy and don't slack with the training and you've got a great family dog.
They just have a zest for life no matter what they do. They are just amazing dogs.
註一：knock…out of the park 表現很好。本意用在棒球賽，打出全壘打。
註二：take a bite out of 影響，造成。