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5. Golden Retriever - Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

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Golden Retrievers are well-loved by families because of their friendly personality and extraordinary patience. They are playful and possess excellent temperament. They are frequently seeking attention from human members of the pack or with other dogs thus they can be annoying at times. However, their amazing intelligence makes them highly trainable. Early socialization and obedience training are necessary in order to develop good manners and curb his perpetual effervescence when dealing with people and dogs alike. Being overfriendly with both people and animals alike, they are not good guard dogs. However, they can make good watchdogs because they are known to loudly signal a stranger’s arrival.

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