Top Christmas Films With Golden Retrievers in

When December rolls around everyone’s minds turn to Christmas trees, turkeys and traditions, there are so many ways to get into the Christmas spirit. One way to do this is to watch Christmas films. 

Since this website is all things Golden Retriever, I thought it would be appropriate to compile a list of my top five Christmas films with Golden Retrievers in!

In no particular order, my top five choices for Christmas films starring some gorgeous, talented Goldies:

  • Santa Buddies.
  • A Golden Christmas.
  • Golden Winter (aka Santa’s Little Yelpers).
  • 3 Holiday tails (aka A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail).
  • 12 Dog Days Till Christmas.

For anyone who found those interesting, I’ve also included my top Christmas films with dogs that look like Golden Retrievers in:

  • Santa Paws.
  • Santa Paws 2. 
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas. 
  • The Dog Who Saved the Holidays. 
  • Chilly Christmas (aka A Christmas Tail).

Check out the full article to find a short summary of each film, the ratings, and more!

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How Much Exercise Does a Golden Retriever Need?

Golden retrievers are a very active dog breed. If you’re getting a golden retriever then you should be prepared to allocate between 1-2 hours of exercise per day – plus extra playtime on top of this. This is an average though and you may find that their age and lineage play a big part in how energetic they are too. 

If your Golden Retriever is bred from a working line you may find they need a lot more exercise to tire them out. This could be over 2 hours per day. However, if your dog comes from a line bred for showing, you may get by with 45 minutes to 1 hour of exercise per day.

Puppies are super energetic but don’t require as much exercise initially (more about this in a moment). Once your Golden is fully grown up until around 2-3 (maybe 4) years old you should expect a high-energy dog which will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. 

Once they reach their 3rd year (and onwards) they tend to slow down a little bit. Read on to learn more about exercise at each stage of development for your Golden Retriever.

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Famous Golden Retrievers

When I say ‘Famous Golden Retrievers’, what do you think? There are a few different perceptions of fame that I’ll be covering. I checked out some cool and well-known Golden Retriever faces from actors to world record makers, pets of celebrities, and social media stars (to name a few). 

Do you follow any of these accounts or recognise any of the Golden Retrievers? Read on for all the Golden content!

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The Best Toys for Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers love to play – it’s essential for their mental stimulation and to help meet their daily exercise quota. Luckily, there are so many different types of toys for them to enjoy. There are almost too many choices, so I rounded up the best toys for your Golden Retriever. 

I’ve covered throwing toys, puzzle toys, hard-to-destroy toys, and plenty more. Read on for recommendations that will entertain your Golden Retriever for hours.

These toys are typically available to buy in your local pet shop or online and have been tried and tested by Golden Retrievers. They all vary in price and use, and some need bigger spaces than others to make the most of.

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How Often Should a Golden Retriever Be Groomed?

Golden Retrievers need to be groomed regularly. It’s a vital part of their care – as much as feeding them and taking them for walks is essential. The good news is that whether you decide to get your Golden Retriever professionally groomed (or not) is entirely up to you

If you enter your Golden Retriever into shows, you may consider hiring a professional to ensure they look extra shiny and clean but if your Golden Retriever is primarily a family pet then you can probably get away with taking care of this yourself.

You can keep on top of most of your Golden Retriever’s grooming needs from your own home as long as you have the right equipment. 

Read on for some common questions (and answers) you might have when it comes to Golden Retrievers and their grooming needs.

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Are Rawhide Chews Safe for Golden Retrievers?

Rawhide chews can be safe for Golden Retrievers, but it depends on what kind of rawhide it is, how it’s been made, and where it’s come from.

Rawhide chews are a popular, affordable choice for most Golden Retriever owners. You can buy them in most pet shops, and use them to help your dog practice good dental hygiene. But there are several risks associated with giving your pet rawhide chews.

It can poison your pet depending on what chemicals have been used, it can be a choking hazard, and it can cause internal blockages.

It’s up to you if you want to give your Golden Retriever rawhide chews. If you’re concerned about the risks, there are plenty of safer alternatives. 

Read on to find out more!

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Why Do Golden Retrievers Sleep on Their Back?

Do you ever look down at your Golden Retriever and see them sprawled out on their back? Back to the ground with their legs in the air and you wonder how they can possibly be comfortable? 

You might wonder why your Golden Retriever is choosing to lie like that, and there are several reasons why this could be. Including:

  • To cool down.
  • Because they feel safe and relaxed.
  • They find it comfy.
  • To ask for belly rubs.
  • To relieve pressure on their body.
  • A sign of submission.
  • To help them breathe easier.

Read on for a closer look at why Golden Retrievers lie on their backs, to find out other common sleeping positions, and more.

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Is a Golden Retriever the Right Dog for Me?

Golden Retrievers are the best breed of dog (in my biased opinion). However, as much as I love them, I can appreciate that they’re not going to be best suited for everyone. 

When getting a new pet, you’re signing up for a long commitment. You need to be prepared financially, have enough space, and plenty of free time (amongst other things) before you get a new Golden Retriever.

Perhaps you’ll find that your lifestyle isn’t ideal for a Golden Retriever but don’t worry – there are so many other options of different dog breeds or different animals that might be the perfect option for you.

Read on to see the list of things you should consider before bringing home one of these fluffballs. It’s set out in questions, so if your answer is ‘yes’ to each question – there’s a good chance that a Golden Retriever is a good match for you.

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Golden Retrievers Ear Problems

Golden Retrievers are prone to getting ear infections – it’s a common issue that affects floppy-eared breeds. They can be caused by a number of reasons, but the good news is that there are things you can do to help prevent them, and treatment from the vet can usually clear them up.

Ear infections can be distressing for your dog and should be treated as soon as you notice any signs. The best thing to do here is to make an appointment with your vet when you notice it and start medication right away.

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How Long Can a Golden Retriever Be Left Alone?

An adult Golden Retriever should only be left alone for 4-6 hours at a time, and they should never go past 8 hours home alone. For puppies or elderly Golden Retrievers, the time they can spend alone is even less because they’ll need more frequent bathroom breaks and care from you.

There are some things to consider before you leave your Golden Retriever alone, and tips for making time apart easier for your Golden Retriever. Read on for everything you need to know about leaving your pooch home alone.

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