9 Truths About Black Golden Retrievers: A Rare and Lovable Variation

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The black golden retriever is a rare color variation of the traditional golden retriever, and is not recognized by the AKC.


Their black coat is a result of a recessive gene, and puppies from two black golden retriever parents will always be black.


Due to their friendly and calm nature, black golden retrievers can make great therapy dogs for those in need.


Black golden retrievers have a strong sense of smell and can be trained for scent work or search and rescue operations.


They are prone to separation anxiety and do best in households where someone is home most of the day.


Black golden retrievers are excellent swimmers and enjoy water activities such as retrieving and dock diving.


As with all dogs, early socialization and training is crucial for the black golden retriever to develop into a well-adjusted and obedient companion.


Like all golden retrievers, the black variation is prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia and cancer.


Overall, the black golden retriever is a unique and lovable breed that is sure to bring joy to any family who welcomes them into their home.

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